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The Wizard's Cottage by helvainia The Wizard's Cottage by helvainia
Welcome to Shroomland and my wizard's cottage. I have touched this up with, digitally enhancing it a bit from it's original form.

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hyperblade416 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. I especially like the contrast here. At first you see the bright happy little mushroom house and think that everything is ok and that nothing is bad is going to happen. However, on closer inspection, one finds a dark looming castle nesteled among forboding mountains and one things again, "well..."
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ShadowFalcon89 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
it's got a satellite dish! heheh.. that's awesome! :clap:
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helvainia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But of course! He has to get his Saturday morning cartoons in!! Living in the dumb-buck-Egypt is no excuse to miss them :) Glad you liked it.
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Lerradi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
Hello there,

Just sending you a note to let you know I used this piece in a news article. Here’s the link: [link]
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Christinaraibert Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
EEEP!!! This is so detailed, the shading, and the coloring. Brilliant work!!
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helvainia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^_^. It's one of my only landscapes.
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jessichu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
I love it!
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helvainia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. This one piece seems to keep getting attention ^^. I think it's the technology hints personaly but maybe it's the shrooms.
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Genki-Chu-Hi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god i LOVE it!!! ^_^
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helvainia Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^. I'm glad you like it so very much.
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Alamora Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Beautiful coloring and imagination. I would love to live there!
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helvainia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Sadly the concept of a wizard's cottage in an 'enchanted' forest with the 'kingdom off in the distance' were all parts of the assignment's requirements. I just choose to make trees the fungus, the shrooms the trees and so forth. For some reason I couldn't live without access to the online world so I gave my wizard a techno-kick to him/her/it.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Alamora Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Of course. :)
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AlenyaRoverkin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
I love the dreamlike quality of this picture! I imagine it's early morning, just after dawn, with the fog lifting. I don't see any smoke in the chimney so I take it the wizard's still asleep. It looks so peaceful....

And 'tis natural for the wizard to have a satellite dish. Crystal gazing is SO last millennium. ^^
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lexidh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Aaaawh, how cute! Lovely, just lovely =)
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Captain-Yarfish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
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scorcher Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
That's so cool! I love the colors and the satellite dish! :XD: The atmosphere you created is wonderful too! ^_^
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^. I just so wish I could find the painting... all I have is the digital version and so I had to do touchups digitially.
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MonkeyCadaver Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
awh.... i love it. I :herat: how the musrooms are actuially rooms. he he he. good use of color too. and the one in front of the house looks like a puppyshroom just lying there and looking out at you like "what's up i've got tenticles comin out of my ear so don't mess withthis house." he he he. :heart:

who lives in the castle?
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Living in the castle are the small green men from Mars.

You see after all the water was used up and transported to Earth by the Martian politicians, and Cydrian became a barren waste with just some erroding pyrimids, city and giant face temple they left for their vacation planet beyond Pluto named ShroomWorld X. There they errected a lovely kingdom with all the water they need... the politicians were left to roast and die on Mars - their bodies found and and put into top secret labs by the Earth governments thousands of years later.
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96346 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Sorry for the short, uninjspired comment, but I'm incredibly busy: Just want to say: This rocks :D
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all have those days we don't have time to comment. I understand and am most honored that you still squeezed in a moment for me.
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96346 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
:hug:
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Artslavist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked this one the original way too- you should make this one into a print too! ^^ I bet it would get excepted.
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did make it a print ^^. I'm just waiting for it to be accepted. I wanted to go back in with the paint but I lost the orgional painting so digital was the only way I could go back into the work to add in more depth and the fog ><.
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Artslavist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool- I know they shall accept this as a print cause its loverly...*good luck*
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LadySpirit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
I like it. Though the first thing it brought to mind was the Moochic's Mushromp in MLP....sad I know. My sister and I were just watching it earlier. But the dish is a nice touch.
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember the 80's MLP ^^ I have all of them. Thanks, I like the dish too, you know his cable receptor for internet and tv access.
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thesaddestpanda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I especially like the Dish. :XD:
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helvainia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: even wizards in the middle of dumb-fuck enchanted forest need their cable! ^_^
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