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The Christmas Miracle by KingaBritschgi The Christmas Miracle by KingaBritschgi
F E A T U R E D

by :iconpearls-of-dreams: here
by :iconflobelebelebobele: here
by :iconnightwhisper67: here
by :iconxeena-dragonkizz: here
by :iconmomotte2: here
by :iconkalosysart: here
by :iconposerfan-stock: here

Happy holidays to everyone!

Some details can be seen closer here and here.

Well, this time let me tell you a little more than I usually do in the write-ups.

The inspiration. The evident answer would be of course :iconalexanderjansson: And yes, he is. But not necessarily in the way you might think. Or not just that way. He is wonderful and breathtaking, however, for me the best service he did was, to remind me again and again of one of the most peculiar and fantastic artists I have ever met, Arnold Gross. You might not have heard of him (even Hungarians don't know Gross too well; yes, he is Hungarian), so let me show you what I am talking about:
[link]
and here...
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and here...
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Since :iconalexanderjansson: appeared in my spectrum I have been toying with the idea of creating something Arnold Gross-ish. One of the results is my 'New Moon Rises' picture - and now this one. Can't even deny that this one is... well... a bit gross (bad joke, I know).

So who was the real influence? I am afraid that's a question you have to answer...

I think this was the largest file I have ever worked with in the photomanip genre; I like to work with at least 3000 px/300 dpi anyway but this was more than 5000 px (shorter side). So I ended up with a Photoshop file of about 1.3 GB (!) in the end with 250+ layers, etc. My new comp handled it like a dream, no delays, fast, effective. Was fun! Oh, and I LOOOOOOVE the Puppet Warp tool! Would not have even started this without it!

And now the credits:

:iconnastiaosipovastock: model

:iconindigodeep: background (partial)

:icondennytang: smoke brushes

:iconfrostbo: snow brushes

:iconredheadstock: spanish moss brushes

:iconpranilestock: creepy tree, tassels, pine trees, decorative bush, mushroom 1, mushroom 2

:iconcamelfobia: fence

:iconideasplayer: mist brushes

The other elements (plenty of them!) are from these places:

[link]
[link]
[link] (windows)

Disclaimer:

I hereby declare that, to the best of my knowledge every element that is not listed above (there is hardly any) is from my legitimate personal resources or painted by me.

Let me know if I have forgotten anything.

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:iconart-fashion-history:
Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Sooooooooo amazing!!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for your visits and lots of comments, Sylvie! 
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:iconmireinoencantado:
MiReinoEncantado Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Es increíble!!! Me encanta!!!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Muchas gracias, querida! Me alegro de que te guste. :heart:
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:iconhappylama10:
happylama10 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Really love your work!!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconfoliis:
Foliis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Digital Artist
This is a stunning and incredibly elaborate and imaginative piece of work. :jawdrop: WOW!
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:iconsampung-piso:
sampung-piso Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my jaw dropped. this is amazing!
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly - you are too nice! :hug:
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:iconrunepixie:
RunePixie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Wow. Just wow.I love your work.
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you do! Thank you. :heart:
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:iconkalosysart:
KalosysArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas! and feature here: [link]
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconafinewar:
AFineWar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really incredible Kinga. Wonderfully imaginative scene, love it :heart:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconposerfan-stock:
poserfan-stock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional
Your artwork is currently featured in #Clear-Cut's Happy Holidays journal. [link]

If you do not wish to be featured, please let us know and it will be removed.

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:iconico10::iconico12::iconico18::iconico19::iconico20:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart: :hug:
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:iconposerfan-stock:
poserfan-stock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional
Welcome! :D
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Very beautifully imaginative ! :star:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Renard! :heart:
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:iconmomotte2:
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work is featured in my journal ! [link]

Merry christmas to you ! :iconcraciun7:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, Momotte! :hug:
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:iconangeliastocks:
AngeliaStocks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: Great work! :iconbwavoplz:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic :D :clap:
:heart: Elle
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot, Elle - so glad you like it! Happy holidays! :hug:
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:iconxeena-dragonkizz:
xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Featured with love :love: [link]
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
My goodness, absolutely fantastic feature! Thanks! :heart:
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:iconxeena-dragonkizz:
xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Glad to have your amazing work up there, love your art!! :heart:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconchristmastreeplz: :aww: It's a fantastic work my dear friend, I really love it !!!! :love: :iconchristmascandyplz:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much, Laurence for your tons of support! :heart:
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:iconmissgrib:
MissGrib Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Digital Artist
It's always a pleasure my dear :heart: :hug:
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:iconfrostbo:
FrostBo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding concept and a lot of detail to see. You deserve a DD my friend :)
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
What a lovely comment - thanks so much! I am truly glad you like it - it was much fun to make this. :iconkissingplz:
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:iconnightwhisper67:
NightWhisper67 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Featured here [link]
Merry Christmas:iconasnowmanplz:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
How lovely! Thanks a lot, Vicky!
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Omg dear.... I missed your works SO MUCH!!I felt totally deprived of your art, this is totally awesome!! :iconawwtearsplz: the amount of details and the composition, the idea....ALL! Itīs so beautiful and creative! Your imagination has no limits, really!
:iconalexanderjansson: itīs such a great artist, he has a very marked style! the same as you! I recognize one of your pieces just looking at them! :love:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
What a lovely comment, Luz - thank you so much! It was a long process (I have to admit), probably longer than it seems, but I enjoyed every moment of it!

As I remarked I love Mr. Jansson but honestly, it is mainly Arnold Gross' inspiration.

Thanks again, sweetheart - and have a great holiday season! :heart:
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Most welcome dear!! :love:
ohh it looks like a work that took a lot of time, the amount of details itīs crazy!! :D

jeje yes I read it :) what Arnold Gross did itīs Hand sewn? itīs totally amazing!! :love:

Have a great holiday you too dear!! :heart: You deserve it! :)
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
No - Gross' works are almost all etchings (copper engravings).

Thanks again for your nice words, Luz! :heart:
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohhhh thatīs totally awesome!! :D
no need to thank!! :hug:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug: :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconmegan7:
megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Very lovely work my dear :love: :hug:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Megan - glad you like it! :heart:
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:iconmegan7:
megan7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I love it :iconsanta-glompplz:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconflobelebelebobele:
Flobelebelebobele Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Your work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconkingabritschgi:
KingaBritschgi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks Snez - you always make my days! :hug: :love:
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:iconstelfyskya:
StelfySkya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful composition...Excellent work!!
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