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hansel and gretel. by sugarmints hansel and gretel. by sugarmints
Always wanted to do a fairytale painting in my own style. In my opinion Hansel and Gretel is one the more creepy/underrated ones. 

What's your favourite fairytale? 

Other Fairytale Drawing(s):
little red riding hood. by sugarmints


References used:
fav.me/d66ypdu by tvurk
fav.me/d6z9m2z by tvurk
fav.me/d6uhee8 by tvurk
fav.me/d5jcsf3 by Janek-Sedlar

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:iconwindklang:
An absolutely great impact in the whole. What is very unique ist, that the silhouettes are not black, but this dark, gloomy kind of purple. I also like the lighting and colouring from the top to the ground. Also you enlighened the path slightly, but it is still absolutely clear, that the path back will loose itself in this drowning dark blue purple.
I find everything in this deviation quite good - the vision is absolutely clear, the originality is in my opinion, that this is not a traditional sort of fairy-tale illustration, but a new way, without taking the traditional aspects and values of a fairy-tale away. I really appreciate this kind of mixture. The Technique is as far as I saw in your gallery very typical for you, and I can feel this in the picture, since it makes the whole impact wholistic :)
Nice Work!!
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I really could see the vision you had when creating this work. The silhouette effect intensifies the image and brings attention to the childrens' figures. The color choices were also excellent, as they very much make the forest gain a sense of interest. The only thing I would recommend altering is the sharpness change between the children and the trees. If you'll notice, there is a white highlight borderlining the childrens' figures, while trees that (with perspective in mind) are the same distance from the light source do not have this feature; I would therefore recommend either removing it entirely or adding some to a few of the trees. The final thing I would like to mention is how light and faint the shadows of the children are, the light source is meant to be so bright their backs look black, their shadows should end up being darker to fit this contrast. Forgive me for the harsher critique, with works containing fewer elements, it is difficult to improve with out getting knit-picky. Thank you.
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anaaeriana Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Hi! I would like to ask for your permission to use this painting as the poster for a kids play, Hansel and Gretel. It would be perfect and a great help for us! I really love the colors and the fact that they are dark and purple, exactly the colors of the witch, and it's like in the picture you can see Hansel, Gretel and the presence of the witch, her soul. Besides that, my all vision of the play is dark, it's not just a normal play for 2 year old kids, it's for older ones (I am the director and I also play the witch). If you are curious, I can send you some photos we took a couple of days ago at a rehearsal. :)
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, you can use it as long as you give credit to me somewhere for the picture :) 
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zoedow1120 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Amazing
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EarWaxKid Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Looks very nice.
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sugarmints Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THanks! 
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EarWaxKid Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
You're Welcome!
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b33sandun1corns Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
this is beautiful i love the colors you used in this it really shows the creepy atmosphere. I always liked Hansel and Gretel when my sister used to read me fairy tales but my favorite is Snow White
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3 Snow White is great too, but I thought it was creepy when I was young. xD 
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b33sandun1corns Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
no problem and I did too probably why I like it so much :D I used to love little red riding hood until hoodwinked ruined it also the halloween costumes of her 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed about the Halloween costumes xD Ruined the innocence D: 
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b33sandun1corns Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
totally
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dragonsandwitches77 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
amazing job on this I love Hansel and Gretel I love the colors you used 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3 
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dragonsandwitches77 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
no prob
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/03/d…
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thank you! 
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Do7anii Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful color transition
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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asemharun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Hansel and Gretel
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JeremyIV Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! to be honest this creative masterpiece just stole my breath away! You are really talented in created such jaw-dropping scenery! I can see the vision and message conveyed here, as two sibling marched their way into the deep, deep dark forest! This truly amazing and ridiculously inspirational! Well done! Excellent work! Full respect!
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: 
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comikit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I like the colours ^^ 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~ 
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comikit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
How do u do gradient effect on trees?

do u just use two colours and blend it together? or is it the blending mode in photoshop? i wanna do that with my pics but idk why it doesn't look very natural. Like the gradient looks too obvious. I wanna know how to to make the gradient effect subtly and not overpower the rest of the image. Do u get what I'm saying? XD Bunny Emoji-42 (Awww) [V2] Hazu and Rei (Glasses) [V2]   
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both I guess. I always use blending mode to make it more subtle (overlay/vivid light, etc). You could also tone down the opacity and make the gradient fade into the base colour, that makes it a lot more natural as well. It's better to use two colours and blend them together rather than use the gradient tool/effect. :)
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comikit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
OOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I see O_O 

I been using the gradient tool all long lol. I think it's the easy way out but I guess it has its drawbacks. Idk that much about blending, I just do cell cg which doesnt really need blending. Just solid color. WHat is good way to blend? Like is there a specific brush?? I tried blending but it just looks bad and stiff .... lool. 

Bear Emoji-14 (Blushing Aaaah) [V1] France (Shy) [V5] 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hard to explain >.< Use a soft brush with low opacity is how I do it, and make sure you erase any hard edges. Also, blending mode helps too :D 
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comikit Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
*0* OOoooo
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
This looks very much like my photo:

Two by Nelleke

I don't mind my photos being used as a reference, as long as credit is given.

That always is the honest and fair thing to do.
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um, I actually didn't use your photo for this pic. 
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
The trees look very alike and so does the concept. If you had been straight in your other image about using a reference I would think it was just a weird coincidence, but I'm getting a bit wary now.
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize about the other image, and I should of given you credit for the reference. But I really did not use your image for this one. The trees/concept may look similar, but you can argue that for a lot of forest images. I will give credit where it is due (and I will from now on), but trust me when I say I didn't use your photo for this drawing. Sorry if I sound offensive in any way ^^; 
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Nelleke Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
A friend of mine recognized this from his photo taken in the same part of the forest, do you happen to have used his photo as a reference? Eve by tvurk
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't use any specific image but I did look at several different ones with similar angle. I will add them to the description now. 
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kittyzero Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do agree that Hansel and Gretel is an underrated fairytale. I love the feeling of isolation in this picture, they really are all alone, lost in the woods with only each other to turn to, and since they are children each other is not enough to make the fading light any less threatening. I really like the pink light, its like the sun's going down (or maybe coming up). They're either just getting ready to meet the witch or escaping from their ordeal, either way hand in hand they walk through the forest. The perspective is nice to, those trees look so huge compared to them, which really drives home just how tiny and alone these two really are. All in all, great work.
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the detailed comment! :hug: 
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pic, definitely a start of an adventure with the light showing a mysterious feeling. It's great how the colors were contrasted here and slowly fades brighter towards the center.
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor little ones, your dark art always touch me so much, i won't sleep one more time xD That atmosphere is so creepy, because there are children in immensity of darkness :3
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Aquira Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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ODDITYILLUSTRATION Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow-- you are extremely talented.  I am hoping to one day illustrate a storybook of my own, and I admire your work. 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Your style is definitely great for a storybook, I wish you good luck with it ^^ 
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VarshaVijayan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
superb rendition
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) 
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x-Twii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Beautiful *-*
The colors are abolsutely amazing and the scene so enchanting. 
My favorite fairytale ? Probably The Tin Soldier :3
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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bloodify Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the colors used here, and the composition is great! 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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rainylake Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this. Very well done! The mood is very adventurous and I wonder what awaits these two.
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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