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Regarding my Hide and Seek Mini Tiny Contest…

First of all - Many many thanks for all the wonderful comments. I must say - nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing people creating stories from my pictures. I always try to put some elements in the painting that can spark imagination and if it works... well, there is no other feeling quite like it ;] And I must thank you for that

As for contest itself, all of those fantastic stories you created was amazing. You created storylines that exceeded what I had in my mind, which simply amazed me.


Most things very early was spotted by
Kudos for catchy eye :] And kudos to all of you that spotted rest of the elements. That's right, you got them all :D

So here goes the puzzle pieces I painted for you to connect them:
- canister with bio hazard logo : some mutagen or virus container
- baby's carrying hospital bracelet: some medical experiment perhaps
- Female has medic insignia on her clothing: a doctor or a scientist
- Female ID bracelet:  she is part of some futuristic society
- bandage on her neck: she was wounded or bitten
- earphone: she is in contact with someone
- zombies hand: mutated humans
- zombies cape: same as female cape, means they were humans once then mutated into this things, or that she try to disguise herself
- zombies mask: and weapons this contrast between high tech mask and low tech weapon suppose to suggest that thy were mutated while in those masks and then brain functions was decrees so badly they don't know how to use advanced weapons. Although I very much liked theory that they use those masks to remain alive against flesh eating disease
- reflection in icicle: both mutant and woman are reflecting witch was hinting that they see each other

extra thing I though no one will figure out, but you proven me wrong :] :
- mother is covering baby's mouth so it wont cry, but in the same time smothering him.
- purple haze around second zombie - was suppose to be smoke from signal flare


I must say you created very convincing stories from those elements. My favorite is one written by
and shorter one but very poetic by

Person that got the story closest to what I had in mind (in both cases :D) is


And few of you creatad so crazy ass theories it just blown my mind :D
and fantastic lizard theory by


And the funniest interpretation that make laugh very very hard, special thanks to

Well that's it folks, thank you all for participaiting in this Mini tiny contest. Its really rewarding to paint with crowd like that.

So what you say? Shall we do that again sometime?

ps: Remember to pick up ImagineFX issue 27 with Hide and Seek workshop, and in further issues I'm gonna be part of ImagineFX Q&A panel so hopefully you will receive tips and tricks from me on monthly basis :]
ps2: Looking for my hi-res wallpapers? Just click here… and enjoy :D
ps3: If you hadn't already you must pick up Exotique3 from Ballistic Publishing. Its beautiful album and its featuring three of my works - yay :D

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Aquarior Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:icondashnoesplz: This is the first time I saw such a Mini tiny contest...and I think it is :icondashisawesome1plz::icondashisawesome2plz:!
mrdarcy90 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Writer
lol. only just read that, Thanks XD I love your work!
haveyouhadanosejob Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Encore !!!!
Elestra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Damn, I missed it. Could you please do another one? :please:
Rosco-128 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Damn, that sounds like it would have been fun. I think you should do another one!
abandoneddream Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
kurcze, gdybym ja to zauważył wcześniej a nie już tylko wyniki >.< ajajaj... :P
dreamweaverm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Aww I missed the story contest...

I hope you do it again. Each one of your pictures tells a story, but we usually have to just keep them in our heads...

C'mon, do another painting, you know you want to.... c'mon!....
popalopa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Yes you should do it again! I had fun reading all the stories, it's great!
S4pphire Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, what an awesome contest, I definitively think you should run it again... I think it would be a very fun thing to do and participate in (Just found my way here! ;))
queenzenobia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aw damn that seemed like such an awesome contest.

I hope I didn't overlook it, butttt, do you take commissions? And if so, how much would it cost?
brighnasa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008   Digital Artist
It was a lot of fun. I especially liked reading all the stories.
silverglass19 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Congrats evrehbody! :wave:
GreenTea13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Ah poetic?! Really? I'm so happy you liked it! >^^< Your work is really amazing- a combination of inspiration and genius. So thank you! <3
Caine187 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
you deserve to be in that mag, even if idk what the hell it is, you deserve it man XD
RubleZ Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
YAY!!! Kimra got the prize for poetics!!!
BikerScout Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just spent my lunch hour reading the new IFX. Wonderful tutorial! :D Great to see the complete process and thinking behind the work. :clap:
Thoran Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Very good stories, I like all of them.
My favourite is the funny one. I'm sure the woman isn't the only one who has taken drugs, Cheshire-Smiles probably took some of them as well. :D
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