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Old 01-30-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Vanja Todoric
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Peppercorn, Vanja Todoric (2D)

Title: Peppercorn

Name: Vanja Todoric

Country: Serbia

Software: Photoshop

Submitted: 30th January 2013

This is one of the illustrations i did for the "Serbian Fairytales" book. The name of this fairytale is "Peppercorn".
The story is about a boy who was born as small as the grain of pepper, but that didn't stop him to embark on an adventure that changed his life, and the lives of the people and creatures he met along the way.

Hope you guys like it :)

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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Aha! Very nice to see your work again Ms Todoric. Like it like it, easy to recognise your style. Hope you're doing well
Old 01-31-2013, 03:03 AM   #3
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Amazing work as always master, your style and color is very unique!! love to see your work!
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:57 AM   #4
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Incredible work. I love how there's so much character in this piece, even though we can't see his face. The proportions of the sword, the cape, and the meat, do a great job of framing the boy's physical and mental preparedness for the task at hand. His left arm looks a little stiff, though.
Old 01-31-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
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Great to see new stuff from you Vanja
Great stylized forms as always!
Old 01-31-2013, 08:35 AM   #6
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I just adore it!

I love the way that your imagination telling a story, colours that you use, emotion, ...
I am just a huge fan!
Brilliant work!
Old 01-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #7
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How cute. Until I saw the boy, I thought that Peppercorn was the name of the dragon. I love the expression you got on the dragon's face (very well detailed as well) and I particularly like the eyes (great idea with the blue glow). I like the contrasting colors you used on the boy, cape, fireplace and cauldren (better compositional balance, so that its not just one part that had the contrasting colors, but multiple parts so that it carried through and allowed the eye to travel). The lower part of the dragon's body is a bit weak, but the arms and neck are good. The little boy is very cute and I like how you did his pose (very dynamic and you did a good job developing his form). Overall, a very charming piece. Keep it up. Great job.
Old 01-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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predivna ilustracija Vanja Pepercorn... jel to Biberče po naški?
Old 02-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #9
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Vanja you rock!
Old 02-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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Vanja Todoric
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hey guys thank you so much for the kind words

ras-z: thx man, yup everything is super well, working on some really cool project right now more stuff is coming up hope you're doing well also
victorior: hehe, i should call you master from now on vic, your new stuff is awesome!
abynum: i'm really glad this piece brought up so much emotion, thank you
Zeoyn: thank you very much Jose!
ifka: hvala puno iva
linainverse23: thank you so much for such an extensive review, you saw things i didn't even knew i did
OriginOfWaves: hehe, naravno da jeste hvala
Chris-Chros: you are too kind

here is one more illustration from the same fairytale, i feel really bad for turning Peppercorn's back on you guys, so rude :P


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Old 02-03-2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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Nice composition and colour!
Old 02-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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thx dude

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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Thanks for sharing your art Vanja. I like it!
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