For: reflector contest
So what do you get when you cross a yawning tiger with a tiger prawn?
Thanks to faestock.deviantart.com for the model, kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.com for the interior, effing-stock.deviantart.com for the glass slipper (changed source), and reloj 2 for the clock tower.
For: cathedral contest
Thanks to persephonestock, revati_me, and bern161616 for their photos.
Here's a twist on the usual story of Sleeping Beauty... it's Sleeping Handsome. After her kiss, they live happily ever after, of course. That part of the fairy tale doesn't ever change. Many thanks to lockstock, cobweb-stock, frozenstocks, and CAStock for the images.
A little fun with the can-can. Sincere thanks to comfy-bed-stock and zvon for the photos. The footlights and drapes were done in photoshop.
For: it has legs contest
Thanks to manuere and keenanm for the photos
Thanks to photographer Safari11 for great-looking sandcastle.
Many thanks (and apologies) to DeviantArt photographer AngieStock (angiestock.deviantart.com/)
For: zombiefy contest
Many thanks to photographer mrdisaster - an appropriate name, considering the current condition of the tool from his photo. :) Only one screen capture is included in SBS, to show the various layers. This illusion was achieved by selecting nearby areas of unshadowed wood and patching the pieces to...
For: key element contest
Photographer: ~MysteriaViolentStock (SBS shows wall texture not used in the final)
For: Imanganation contest
No outside sources
For: man with hat contest
Thanks to queenofblood for the interesting portrait
Deep in the forest, in a clearing hard to find, six magical little elves cavort around their elegant, comfy, quirky home. UPDATE: Replaced the background altogether. UPDATE #2: Added fantasy effect, explained in SBS. Many thanks to: Krappweis for the forest (new) juliaf for the elf Northam...
For: shoe fantasy contest
Submitted too late to qualify. Now you get to see it, and hopefully like it. :) Thanks to these photographers for their work: JinxMim for bottles, frame, fruit Antje Hilenfeld for fabric lace Lockstock for the roses Kilian Tuor for the frame UPDATE: Completely reworked the shadows with sev...
No outside source.
For: hot rod contest
It is said that music soothes the savage beast... it apparently works on baby beasts, too. Thanks to atistatplay and Stock-Karr for the images. Background is my own image, and "trees" is from CGTextures. Scale texture is based on a tutorial (link included). Brushes from rL-brushes. ...
I couldn't resist. The only source used in this entry was the original contest source image itself. I had included (mistakenly) a link to a Web page with a library of optical illusions for fun, but it was considered an illegal source (?), so I deleted the link, sorry. The background was ma...
For: mosaic contest
Check Step 7 for an animated gif of the steps in this piece. Sincere thanks to artistatplay (or atistatplay) for the inspiring base image, and to hirekatsu for the butterfly.
Thanks to Lieven Verbelen for the perfect background. Special thanks to these photographers for their painstaking work in preparing their stock: AbsurdWordPreferred for the window, and JinxMim for the light fixtures, wicker, and garden pieces. I made the moon by drawing a circle (ellipse ...
For: indoor view contest
Thanks to these photographers for their work: truebadour for "The Other Side" (setting) jasonlemay for "Snowstorm" and syccas-stock for the warrior (three poses)
For: hairy spider contest
Do these stripes make me look fat? I hope not - he looks hungry! (Poor little bird.) Thanks to photographer aljabak for the great shot of the expressive cat. The other source was a feather shape from last week's "Back view" contest.
For: garden life contest
I saw the source and pictured a smoky crystal ball. Many thanks to these photographers for their art: drezdany-stocks for the forest fantasystock for the campfire kasseckert for the campsite sarahbear for the gypsy grumpy871 for the skull Overall, the image has been simplified, two elem...
For: smoke bubble contest
Thanks to the creative photographers for their beautiful art: Marcus Ranum, aka mjranum (www.ranum.com) for the woman (Bathing Beauty -1) justmeina for the man (Sit Left Leg Front) tudorxrose for the background (Portchester Castle 45)
For: deadly sins contest