Golden Bird - Photoshop Contest [10 entries]

Ever After Picture

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As a kid I liked reading stories (and well, I'm still a kid, so nothing much has changed), but what I liked even more was checking the nice illustrations that were made for the stories. Most of the time they show a part of the story, but still with enough funny details and own interpretation from the designer to give the image something extra to what you already read in the story.

For this contest you're going to make an illustration for a specific story: the Brothers Grimm's "The Golden Bird". Never heard of it? You can read it here. (4 pages in total).

Read this story and pick a scene that you can transform into a nice image. You can add other less-related things to the image to give the illustration more life, but at least the entry has to show clearly what part of the scene you chose. Good luck!

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: wazowski

scratzilla1: hummmm,this could get yucky... cut off his head and feet... eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww, thank goodness there are other parts one can chose from.. ( 5 years and 1327 days ago )
marina08: I love Brs Grimm's tales! This will be interesting!! ( 5 years and 1327 days ago )
scratzilla1: I agree, great idea wazowski. finished reading the story...interesting it will be for sure. ( 5 years and 1327 days ago )
Eladine: I think we should do more fairytales contest make it a series ( 5 years and 1325 days ago )
orientallad: the author did not mention how her had brother transformed into a fox, hehehe ( 5 years and 1322 days ago )
Drivenslush: LOL orientallad.. the Brothers Grimm had a way of doing that, due to the fact many of their stories just assumed people would KNOW a fox was once a human... Like Shakespeare's "Pound of Flesh" would have automatically be known as a heart in his day, but would have to be explained to today's modern audience. Many stories were quite gruesome back then, but then again they used to butcher animals right on the road and the blood would run in the street of the market area. Not enough Purell in the world LOL ( 5 years and 1321 days ago )
jv709: oh yah my bird needs votes ( 5 years and 1321 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 21st October will be removed. ( 5 years and 1320 days ago )
orientallad: LOL Drivenslush, sorry i'm late, that might be true somehow if we really considered that fox was a human someday, that probably explains why most of humans are malicious, hehe ( 5 years and 1319 days ago )
Drivenslush: LOL orientallad LOL I know what you mean.. (though if you ever get to see foxes playing in the wild, they look like little children, ) ( 5 years and 1319 days ago )
orientallad: I've seen foxes in the wild many times, and many other animals either, i myself had two dangerous experiences with egyptian cobra, i lived and worked in my family's farm for most years of my childhood and youth, it's dangerous and isolated but green views are just awesome ( 5 years and 1319 days ago )

Howdie stranger!
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Ever After - created by Geexman

Ever After
Favs: 1SBS: 17Hi-resRank: 1/10Score: 66.6% (37)12333 views

I should have stopped at the compleated image but I just had to see how it looked as a real book. (5 years and 1321 days ago)

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counting apples - created by scratzilla1

counting apples
Favs: 3SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/10Score: 65.7% (31)11961 views

"A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree
which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted"

(5 years and 1320 days ago)

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Princess and the bathing house - created by marina08

Princess and the bathing house
Favs: 0SBS: 10Hi-resRank: 3/10Score: 64.6% (25)12283 views

''At twelve o'clock at night the princess goes to the bathing-house.''

Many thanks to WYSIWYG for the kiosk photo and to frankiehart for the girl photo.

Edit: Added shadows, diminished bright light. (5 years and 1322 days ago)

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Golden bird in the cage - created by marina08

Golden bird in the cage
Favs: 2SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 4/10Score: 64.6% (20)14814 views

I made this image on my laptop but when I transferred the file to my desktop I realised that the colours are more yellowish than what I was viewing in the laptop.
Nevertheless, I thought I should upload the image because it took me late in the night to finish it, but now I can't make the colour corrections I want.

Many thanks to sandrix for the bird photo.

(5 years and 1320 days ago)

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sleeping on the job - created by scratzilla1

sleeping on the job
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/10Score: 61.3% (15)13177 views

thanks to all for stock photos

senshistock.deviantart. (5 years and 1320 days ago)

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