The Little Match Girl

By Vanja Todoric

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Date Added: 31st March 2011
Author URL:
http://vanjatodoric.blogspot.com/ (opens in new window)
Email:
vanja3d@gmail.com  
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Hey there guys and gals, long time no see :)
This is the illustration i did for the CGsociety ''DreamScape'' challenge.

I'm sure most of you know the fairy tale ''The Little Match Girl'' by Hans Christian Andersen.
Well, my story begins when this one ends.
When the last match is out, and there is nothing else to keep her warm in this cold winter night.
When she finally closes her eyes and drifts away in her last ice cold dream ...
Here, in this dream, she will take her last stand fighting off cold, but unfortunately we all now how this dream is going end ...

Fun fact,
last three days of the challenge it was snowing like crazy here in Serbia, and they said that it will stop snowing the exact same night the challenge was scheduled to end.
This is cool because The Little Match Girl was a story i tried to do so many times, (i think i started the first one for the B-movie challenge), and it seamed like she was cheering for me to finish it those last few days.
When i submitted my entry, one hour before the deadline, not 20 minutes past, and it stopped snowing.
I remember smiling and thinking that maybe with this illustration finally finished, I’ve put her tortured soul to rest :)
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NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Mon, 04 July 2011 4:27pm
hehe yes i know, i have a thread there with a written concept, but i don't know if i will manage to finish it because the deadline is really close, and i have projects i have to finish until August :\but thank you so much for remembering me, when you saw a fairytale related theme :)
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Mon, 04 July 2011 4:23pm
Hmm, this one could have interested you, maybe. And Kitana if you pass by, you too.[URL="http://cghub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6174"]http://cghub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6174[/URL]
NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Mon, 18 April 2011 4:24pm
thank you so much guys :)
Kidchuckle (Forums)
Kidchuckle (Forums) on Mon, 18 April 2011 4:17pm
wow thats outstanding! I love the contrast in colours.
Eydi (Forums)
Eydi (Forums) on Mon, 18 April 2011 3:35pm
Cute characters :)
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Fred Manson on Fri, 01 April 2011 7:52pm
I really love this image!! It's very nice, "living" and the colors are perfect. I hope to paint like you did, a day... or years from now! :)
NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Fri, 01 April 2011 2:33pm
[B]washka:[/B] there is no sadness in her face, because at the end of the original fairy tale, the vision of her grandmother comes to take her away to a better place. so at the end she just gives up the struggle, and gives in ...
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Mike on Fri, 01 April 2011 12:13pm
What a stunning piece! Its really refreshing to see new art styles like this. Fantastic stuff!!
Washka (Forums)
Washka (Forums) on Wed, 30 March 2011 1:43am
[QUOTE]so glad you noticed it man, because that is exactly what i was aiming for [/QUOTE]No sadness? Just resignation and emptiness?
NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Tue, 29 March 2011 11:40am
[B]gfxengine:[/B] thx man :)[B]Kitana:[/B] thank you so much for this kind words, if i ever come to Bulgaria i will hold you to that hug :Pi will try my best, to do new fairytale illustration, but nothing until august, so busy until then.
Kitana (Forums)
Kitana (Forums) on Sun, 27 March 2011 11:33am
I wanna hug you!!!! Really :D Awesome capture of the frozen time. It goes straight to my personal collection;)Post more please.
Gfxengine (Forums)
Gfxengine (Forums) on Sat, 26 March 2011 1:17pm
Wow man . . . love your style :haha:
NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Thu, 24 March 2011 12:39pm
so glad you noticed it man, because that is exactly what i was aiming for :)
Avatar-3DT (Forums)
Avatar-3DT (Forums) on Thu, 24 March 2011 12:36pm
Awesome pic [B]NJA3D[/B], you caught perfectly the moment she's giving up and accepts her faith.
NJA3D (Forums)
NJA3D (Forums) on Thu, 24 March 2011 12:25pm
hehe thx a lot Simon, it is much appreciated :)
Simon-3dt (Forums)
Simon-3dt (Forums) on Thu, 24 March 2011 12:20pm
WOWSERS! Very nice indeed! This looks like it should be part of an animation. Outstanding!
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