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Sandy Man by LittleLorel Sandy Man by LittleLorel
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Hi Everyone, My name is Sandy. Well... what should you know about me? Ohh, ohh, I am Sandy. Well actually Sandy Man, but you can just call me Sandy, because you look realy lovely! my dad is the Sandman, I am sure you've heard of him before. I am the same age as the civilisation, but actually my dad didn't let me out of Dreamworld, until my uncle, the Boogey Man convinced him, that I am old enough, to meet people outside my family. But he probably also wanted someone to be there for Twyla, my cousin (his daughter), what I sorta also can understand, as although she is a wonderful creature, she's juuust a little bit too shy. But I love her no matter what! She is such a big help for us, to catch the bad dreams we accidentally bring to some of the normies, and occasionally monsters, too and still be so underestimated. Poor girl...

Hmm, about my style you say? Silk, satin, lace and ribbon EVERYWHERE, they are delicate, smooth and full of fantasy like the dreams that I bring. As for my favourit color: the color of sand in all of it's shades. It is just wonderful, isn't it?!

Ohh yeah, please let me introduce you my companion: Sand. He is not just your everyday sand, he has a soul you know, and an own will of course, which sometimes also gets me in trouble. If he is in the mood, he tends to leak out from my purse - which is his usual place to stay and rest during the day - if he had enough sleep and feels, that he doesn't get enough attention from me. That's usualy the time, when trouble happens, as normies and monsters react the same way, when they get in touch with him in a time they not normally intend to sleep. They will start daydreamin. But not the usual way, you'd think it goes. Oh noooo... my lil fellow displays their thoughts. You can see them like a movie. Sometimes it is pretty awkward. And the worst, that in most of the cases he plays it with me, because I was the one, who did not payed him enough attention. So I have to take a really good care of him if I wanna avoid these scenes.

But other than that he is a little cutie-pie! He is a metamorph creature who is really sensitive for others moods, and tend to change forms according to that. That's so awesome, don't you think?

Lets see, what else?? Hmm, I like marshmellows and hot chocolate. I hate, when someone does not take their dreams seriously. They don't understand how important that is! Aaand I have allergy for dust... strange, isn't it?
I am a creative monster. Love arts sessions. But I dont like history lessons, I already have history behind me, I don't need lessons from that. Name any day of any year and I will tell you what happened there... in any part of the world you'd like. So: BOOORIIIING.

I think so much about me for today. So cheers for everyone, who took the time to get to know me a little bit better!

Have a lovely day mates!

With heaps of LOVE,

Sandy

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Well what can I say, that is my entry for the Monster High Contest. I don't think it turned out that bad, and it was a kinda good practice for me on digital art as well, so thanks for the opportunity. But I also have to tell, that it was VERY challenging to do that. The combination of Muro and my computer equals: loads of pain. But I managed to finish in time, so I'm grateful, and I think that is what matters.

Comments and (constructive) critiques are welcome!

Cheers
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:iconchizeropa:
Chizeropa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
She is so amazing. She has to be the best sand man character i have seen! I'm really surprised you didn't win either. I'm mean just look at that background you give (both picture and eriting wise)
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Animaniacanimemaster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
i soo think you shoulda won the way you coloured this is amazing
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Arden-Crystal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
I am SO surprised you didn't win.

You did this on dA Muro?!
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, you are really kind! Yup I did this on Muro :)
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Arden-Crystal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. dA Muro improve since yesterday or something?
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it wasn't any time near yesterday, when I have finished it ;P
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:iconarden-crystal:
Arden-Crystal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Writer
I know, it was a joke. Seriously, you make it look so easy and complicated at the same tiiiiiimmmeee...
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad you liked it! :floating:
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Arden-Crystal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Writer
I'm sad it didn't win. Dx
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daedric-darling Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so I've been looking at a LOT of these and I have to say this is my absolute favourite! It's just so intricate and gorgeous, and the shading is amaaaazing! :O
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much, your feedback means a lot to me! :hug: :blush:
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Humanoid-Magpie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CONGRATULATIONS!
I just love her outfit to pieces!
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much! Your support is very welcome :3 :hug:
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MizAmy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on top 25 :D

I Really hope you get top 3, yours is one of my favs, your skill with muro is epic, I had the worst time with it XD

this idea is amazing and I love the colors you used on her the Reds and Golds Hnnnnng <3

you have done amazing so far and I wish you the best of luck <3
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These kind of comments were already worth to enter the contest and try myself with muro. Thanks a lot, this warms my hearth! :blush: :hug:
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MizAmy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have to admit I am super Jealous of your Skin coloring skills :D looking at your art you have fantastic coloring/shading skills and being able to do it with muro just shows that :D

;u; I am so happy to hear that :heart:
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you belive me if I say, that I myself was surprised too about how it turned out in the end? For a very long time I had an artblock (for more than a year) and then I started to draw again recently. And it looks like I can achieve a bit better results with time as well.

So I am pretty much amazed by discovering the truth, what I've already heard from many other artist here on DA, that it only depends on me how good I am, but nontheless, I have to work hard to achieve it. :3

And also, I'd like to be able to create such creatures like you! They are so wonderful. But with some years of practicing, I might be able to get there, too... :w00t:
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on top 25! :D
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :3 :hug:
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
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gtxoxo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Congratz on the top 25 :iconluvluvplz:
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Actually your comment was the first thing to inform me that I made it into the finals, so thanks again :3
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gtxoxo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
No probs! :heart:
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CelviJo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously top 3 material!! Congrats on top 25! :happybounce:
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, this feedback means a lot to me, thank you darling!! :hug:
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CelviJo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very much welcome! :huggle:
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LivTigris Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She's so detailed! How long did it take you to do this!?? :D
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yeah, it took me a while :P But, the harder part was the response time of my computer. I don't know if it is a common problem, or it's only my computer which is not powerful enough, but for each stroke i made with the tablet I usually had to wait about 1 sec (at least!) to appear. It would have been much easier to use other programs, but well then where is the challenge in it? :P
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LivTigris Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on top 25 you must be soo excited!! I'm so excited for you! I betcha you'll make it into top 3!
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks sooo much, your feedbacks were aready worth the hard work!! :glomp:
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LivTigris Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww thanks :3 i'll be cheering on for you! c:
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sugargams Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! Everything about this looks so amazing, best of luck to you! :D
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you soo much! :3
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Drancron Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Amazing, beautiful and a great concept.
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I could say the same from your entry. I love the idea of the cerberus, unique and lovely made. I wish you all the best in the contest!!

Cheers :3
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nakambe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
OMG, that is soooooooo amasing, it must have been so hard to do it, you're definitely gonna be one of the finalists XD
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Yeah it took for an eternity to finish it. I am working on an old laptop at the moment, where even photoshop is slow sometimes, so muro was a pain (2 sec delay in my motions and the display) but, I think it turned out rather good. (at least better than I expected) But im sure, that if I make it through to the finals, then I will meet you there ;P
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M-o-n-s-t-a-R Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! The colours work so well together here, and i love the sand ship!
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much!! I am pretty proud of the ship myself too :shy: I've just checked out your submitted pieces, you have so many lovely ideas there!
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M-o-n-s-t-a-R Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohh you should be it looks amazing! And thank you!!!
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katelouise84 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is stunning! I love all the little details, your shading is amazing, and the background! I can hardly say any more without repeating myself - gorgeous! :love:
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, your words are flattering me, but it feels very good! I appreciate it, from someone, who has also submitted several wonderful pieces for the contest! :hug:
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute
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:iconlittlelorel:
LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it:) Cheers
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow this is so amazing! How the hell did you colour it so well? The gold stuff looks so shiny and pretty :D And the satin. Overall outstanding work, best of luck in the contest! :)
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LittleLorel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks. I had loads of pain, coloring it, a real challenge, but learned a lot. I'm really glad you like it, regarding, that you have really lovely entries, too! Cheers :3
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E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet you did, but it turned out really, really well! Oh and thanks so much :) :heart:
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