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A Little Holiday Magic by fyr3lyt3 A Little Holiday Magic by fyr3lyt3
My christmas card this year. And also, an on time (for the first time ever) submission to the :iconchildrensillustrator: monthly topic.

Please full view, so you can see all the cool stuff in the window scene. I went overboard. And I have no idea if the colors are right/okay because it was finished on my laptop, and the screen tilt color variability is maddening! If weeks from now this updates, you'll know I saw it on my home monitor and though "oh UGH" ;-)
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A Little Holiday Magic by ~fyr3lyt3 is so cute that, despite the season being over, I had to feature it! ( Suggested by Jules1983 and Featured by DCZed )
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dgreeting Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Nice card ...very livelly
merry christmas
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nekonekororo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
=^-^=
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:iconluciaconstantin:
LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   General Artist
This had been featured here Merry Christmas!!! DA! and here Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! :hug:
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
:heart: Happy Holidays!
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:iconluciaconstantin:
LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   General Artist
:heart::hug::heart:
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:iconhunterofmyself:
hunterofmyself Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
cute ^-^
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:iconevikted:
evikted Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
XD congratulations!
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! <3
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:iconjx1-productions:
jx1-productions Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
this is a vexel? or a vector??

to my knowledge, the closest it can be is a vector.

great job indeed! :D
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
As far as I understand the categories, because its paper textured its 'vexel'. ^_^
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:iconjx1-productions:
jx1-productions Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
sorry to differ :
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^^;
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well to be totally honest I think vexel vs vector is remarkably silly. Because its all about what program you used to make the image. I can't find the devart category descriptions, but last I read they wanted anything that contained rastor elements in vexel. Since this was drawn free hand in Flash and then finished in photoshop, I define it as vexel here.
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jx1-productions Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
lol
Then I was correct, it was vector :D
well. when it started. lol
:)
medium aside, I think it's great work. just in case I didn't mention it earlier.
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fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^_^ And yup, it did start as proper vector. I love love love the fact that you can freehand draw something then scale it however you want without loss of clarity. I really only do rastor things at the very last stage.
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FlowerOftheEast Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
o this is so cute! i love the colours u used, great work XD
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Genki-Chu-Hi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
very nice!! it's so simple yet pretty! :D
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:iconorange-fire-demon:
orange-fire-demon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not at all - the colours work really well!
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yinn-pantz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
AWW~~ that is adorable
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:icontoasty-fresh:
toasty-fresh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
I love it! Adorable! And I totally know what you mean about the laptop. I always manage to color people yellow D:
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:iconlucieg-stock:
LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
That is so beautiful and soft! I love your style!
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:iconelzera:
Elzera Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Photographer
EXALTING :D
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:iconblairprinceofnothing:
I have not since an illustration like this since I was 5! I love the hues and the scene is nicely balanced.Good job! ^_^
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Something about that makes me feel sort of honored, thanks for commenting ^_^
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:iconblairprinceofnothing:
Your welcome,I myself am horrible at backgrounds. I am trying to get better though...
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:icontrubl:
trubl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Very SWEET. ;3
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:iconammyranth:
ammyranth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
totally cute, maybe the tree could have been a little more fancy though, i love the colours!
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boum Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yayyy a DD :D Congrats!
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Mah very first one ever! <3
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FightingSoul Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
The warm colours in here conveys the feelings of the season, the warmness despite the snow. and though there's no traditional colours of Christmas here, it is still felt. That and the comic style drawing made it feel childish and i smiled.
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fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you smiled, if there's anything a christmas card should do, its make a person smile!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
congrats on your DD for this very sweet piece. :)
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:iconmusicaholic:
musicaholic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D
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:iconjules1983:
Jules1983 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay, congrats on the DD :aww:
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:iconbanana12:
banana12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
:wow: very pretty
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gyroscope Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
great, but i think more snow would've given it more of an atmosphere.
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alenacat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Filmographer
Very classy. I like that you used a subtle look and captured the Christmas feeling wonderfully, without throwing tincel and bold red and green all over. The composition of the piece adds intrigue. The only one niggle is the floor seems perhaps not to match the rest of the image, although it is all awesome
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MerryMeeper Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Gorgeous! This has a wonderful sort of vintage feel to it. The colors are perfect and I love the line quality. The little girl is adorable and I love the cats and birds in the window! ^^
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Pixel-Geek Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
The short version:
Very nice!

The long version:
The colors are good on my moniter, though I know of what you speak. The color pallet is very nice, manages to convey a snowy Christmas, but using a slighty warm range of colors. The composition, while simple, is perfect for the subject. It is easy to balance, but it isn't mirror. Plus, there are special little things like the texture pattern.

I know you mentioned finishing on the computer, but how did it start?
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:iconfyr3lyt3:
fyr3lyt3 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the long version! I always want the long version if there is one, even if its just things someone thinks I did right :-) Its always helpful. (Thanks for mentioning the colors. Still on that laptop...still questioning the contrast a bit ;-)

I usually start with a number of sketches on paper. Not the full image in detail generally, more layout thumbnails and then rough sketches of bits I want to work out like the girl in the red coat. Then I fill in the final art digitally over the scanned sketch.
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Pixel-Geek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
You're welcome. :D
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:iconzochiketzali:
zochiketzali Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
Such a beautiful piece :love:
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:iconhanasu:
Hanasu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love it! Sooo cute
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barbarasobczynska Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is so perfectly composed:aww: not to mention utterly cute:clap:
reminds me of The Nutcracker fairytale:aww:
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pangie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute! :aww:
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magikwishez Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
I love the colors you used~ :3
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