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Transformation - how myths are born by queenofeagles Transformation - how myths are born by queenofeagles
For the transformation challenge ;)

What program or tools did you use?
I used photoshop CS4 and a Huion H610 Pro tablet, and painted this in only one layer (except for the boundaries). This is actually the first drawing I have made with that tablet, I just bought it :) I did some sketches on paper first though.

Where did you find your inspiration for your entry?
The human brain is made in such a way that it sees shapes and patterns in things that do not have that at all. Staring at clouds is an example of it, you always make some sort of shape out of a simple cloud. Seeing a troll in a bunch of rocks is also a nice one, you should go to Scandinavia for some stone troll hunting ;) Anyway, I thought that that was a nice idea for this transformation contest. This drawing shows what happens when someone with a rather wild imagination looks at a nice and otherwise very normal cliff. The rocks here are shaped a little bit like a dragon or wyrm, so people might believe that there are dragons living on their land and come alive once in a while. That can result in a new myth, legend or fairy tale.  

Dragons are one of my favorite fantasy creatures. The fire of the dragon forms a nice contrast with the calm water and rocks, I think, so that's why I choose for dragon. I also love coasts :heart: 

How long did it take to complete?
approximately 6 hours, all done in one evening... That was not a good plan XD I am a bit tired now.
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monotsleigh Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool reminds of Durdle Door!! (Minus the dragon of course!! XD)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I never heard of Durdle Door before Sweating a little... but a google search tells me that it looks awesome! it indeed looks like it :D
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monotsleigh Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's on the Jurassic Coast, where as you go west along it, you go 'back in time' with the dates of fossils that you can find on the beach! (It's also where they found the first pleisosaur, and roughly where they held the sailing at London 2012!)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!! that place is now on my 'must visit'-list ;) I had some geology classes, so it's a nice way to put that knowledge back into practice ;) my 'must visit' list is getting quite long though...
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monotsleigh Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha!! It is a great place to be! :) If only I didn't live 2 hours away from it!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
just 2 hours? consider yourself lucky ;)
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Only1MayCallMeJoshie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member
This is very cool! Myths are cool! I used to imagine that the mountains surrounding were giant dragons or monsters. One especially resembled a dragon laying down from a certain perspective. Anyway I really like this.:)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad you like it! and that sounds wonderful, being surrounded by hills which turn into dragons with a bit of imagination :) *looks around* damn... The Netherlands is as flat as a pancake, no dragon hills here :( It is not really the kind of landscape that stirs the imagination anyway ;)
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Only1MayCallMeJoshie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member
some of your country is even below sea level, right? It's still beautiful, I've seen pics and travel shows:D Ya this one isn't just a hill, It's a mountain. They say it's the largest flat top mountain in the world(over 10,000 feet high)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are right! about 26% is below sea level and 60% or so is prone to flooding. The lowest areas used to be seas or lakes. Sometimes people fled during a flood towards these low areas (which sounds pretty stupid, haha!). But these low areas were the safest, because the dikes around them are often stronger than the ones protecting the 'high' land. Doesn't happen anymore though, everything is quite safe ;) 

and that sounds like a pretty epic mountain (and certainly not a hill ;))! Does it have a name?
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