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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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:iconmiaerrianirielynn:
MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing idea! and fantastic drawing - idea can be good but withnout skilled hand it's still only good idea. But this is hilarious!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I am glad you like it!
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LenerdTheFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. my word. Amazing!!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconlenerdthefox:
LenerdTheFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course. IT IS WONDERTASTAFOBULOUS!!
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that word! XD *adds to vocabulary* and thanks!
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LenerdTheFox Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay good. You are welcome
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Mikartturi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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monotsleigh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool reminds of Durdle Door!! (Minus the dragon of course!! XD)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  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 Sep 13, 2014  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 Sep 14, 2014  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 Sep 15, 2014  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 Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just 2 hours? consider yourself lucky ;)
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Only1MayCallMeJoshie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
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
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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Only1MayCallMeJoshie Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2014
It's called "Grand Mesa" Here I uploaded a pic just for you. (well, I wanted to upload one anyway, but you were my inspiration) Looks like a dragon to me, what do you think?
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's one big awesome mountain! I can definately see a dragon in it. the part on the left could be his head, the first high part of the mountain on the left side is his shoulder, followed by the rest is is body (maybe with wings folded around it), followed by (a pretty big) tail, which starts when the mountain becomes a bit lower. looks like he is sleeping quietly ;)

and you live there? wow, I am really jealous Wow!  
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Only1MayCallMeJoshie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thank you! You've got it just right.Hug  That's awesome, My other friends don't see it. ...and yeah, It's my home town.:) (Smile)  It's a very cool mountain to go visit. There are hundreds of natural lakes, and the colors in the fall are just beautiful.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh... but the dragon is so clearly visible!

wow, that sounds like a wonderful place to live! that's it! I am going to live somewhere else; I look out on some trees XD that's quite ok, but only during summer, when they still have leaves. Otherwise I look out on a very ugly flat XD
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DragonCid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is amazingggg!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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greendragon-gecko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconwyverra:
Wyverra Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful, I really love the idea and how it turned out! :heart:
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconcordath:
Cordath Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
omg! How have I not seen this earlier??  This is amazing!!!
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 :D Thanks!
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ApalrieusCentauri Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
 Aww, you didn't win! Nooooo XD But I still think you did very well to get to the semi finals, that's further than a lot of people got. You did great in this contest :)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I never expected to get to the semi finals, with all those awesome entries ;)
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Jonny5Alves Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like your gallery but this one is so awesome :D
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Unialien Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too bad that you didn't won the contest, but what you created was supposed to be the best for the contest that you ever made...! It's like a transformation that bring the dragon alive...! :)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I don't really mind I didn't win; this entry gave so much attention, that's a prize in itself ;) Not that I am addicted to attention, but it is always nice for an artist that her/his work gets appreciated :)
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Dragoniade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Really nice work. I love the abstraction of the transformation while still being a transformation. How the original cliff and hill appears in every frame yet still flow with the previous one.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I am glad you like it! :hug:
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I think this should have won, it's different from a lot of the other transformations as they're single drawings, where as this changes throughout the landscape. It looks great though, well done on this piece! :D
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! the main reason I to draw this as one scene is because landscapes fit a bit better in this than in three stages ;) 
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I'd definitely agree there. Great work, can't wait to see what else you come up with ^-^
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll probably be a bit less productive until I have a replacement for my broken tablet :S
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Awh, I remember reading about that. I really hope you're able to get it fixed or get a replacement one soon!
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huion does have a very nice customer service, seems like I can get a new one ;)
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AstaDaBlasta Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Ooh, that's great news! Hopefully this one won't break :D
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
here comes the late response ;) My replacement arrived today! :D:D:D
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goshhh this is sO PERFECT WOW :icondummylaplz:
I seriously hope you win ;w;
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I didn't win though, but I am already extremely happy my drawing made it this far ;)
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so majestic!
And I LOVE dragons too!!
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Dragons are the best :D
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