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ALMEAD IMAGINAERUM CONTEST WINNERS

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 1:48 PM

.: Purple Lights




So this is the day when I close submissions to Imaginaerum Almead Contest

in :iconalmead: group.

I must say just one thing: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

I had lots of hard time, being sad because of small amount of entries. But

after few days, you know what? This contest was really important to me. I

had really hard time because of personal problems, and I knew that in the

evening I can sit in front of my laptop with something nice to eat and just

discuss about contest!

Thank you for your feedback! Thank you for telling me how nice was my idea!

Thanks to all the friends that helped me with prizes, and last, but most

important: THANK YOU CONTESTANTS! It's awesome that in the end so many

people entered :3


Below I'll write my thoughts about every single picture for a contest ^^

It's my opinion, but remember, I have asked 3 more friends to help me :3

Last but not least. I will announce winners in less than a week (before

April 9th). Pictures will be judged upon a originality, interpretation of

song and on some level on skills.


There will be two additional winners:for special skills/or effort, and for

very good idea!


Okay, here we go, here you can see all entries with my shorter or longer

comment. And with points for 5 categories: skills, song connection,

originality, and character (if (s)he has right hair color etc)

And guys, if you got 1 for skills or originality.... DO NOT BE OFFENDED. It

doesn't mean that you suck, and I judged it comparing to all entries! So,

for example, you might be super awesome in real life, but in this contest

was someone better, that is the point! And points aren't only MY choice, I

consulted it with few people.

:star:Taikatalvi:star:

Lapsistain rakkain tää näyttämö on
Mis kuutamo kujillaan kulkee
Taipunut havu, kesä hoivassa sen
Valkomeren niin aavan
Joka aavekuun siivin
Saapuu mut kotiin noutamaan

Päällä talvisen maan hetki kuin ikuisuus
Mi pienen kissan jakoin luokseni hiipii
Tääl tarinain lähteellä asua saan mis
Viulu valtavan kaihon
Ikisäveltään maalaa
Laulullaan herättää maan

Taikatalvi by katzueki by :iconkatzueki:

Nice interpretation of song, here main inspiration was meaning of title.

And I couldn't choose better character fur such interpretation than Selene.

Good choice of character, I absolutely love background and Selene herself!

And how artist respected appearance of character. Very good picture!

Congratulations! :D
Skills:2
Song connection:4
Character(s):4
Originality:2


:thumb289739577: by :iconmirriluna:

This is completely different interpretation of song! Here, as artist

pointed main inspiration was lullaby tune of song. And I must say I was

really shocked when I saw this entry. Fatherly love of Ferric, all emotions

coming from this piece. This is probably most original entry from all. I

can also see how much work mirriluna put into this piece, how well she read

my descriptions, she even pointed out exact age difference between Ferric's

daughters!
Skills:5
Song connection:5
Character(s):5
Originality:5



:star:Storytime:star:
It was the night before,
When all through the world,
No words, no dreams
Then one day,
A writer by a fire
Imagined all of Gaia
Took a journey into a child-man's heart...

A painter on the shore
Imagined all the world
Within a snowflake on his palm
Unframed by poetry
A canvas of awe
Planet Earth falling back into the stars

I am the voice of Never-Never-Land
The innocence, the dreams of every man
I am the empty crib of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear

I am the journey,
I am the destination,
I am the home
The tale that reads you
A way to taste the night,
The elusive high
Follow the madness,
Alice you know once did

Imaginarium, a dream emporium!
Caress the tales
And they will dream you real
A storyteller's game,
Lips that intoxicate
The core of all life
Is a limitless chest of tales...

I am the voice of Never-Never-Land
The innocence, the dreams of every man
I am the empty crib of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear

Aaia by Ren-Li by :iconren-li:

I simply love this background! I love Aaia'a pose! I can see that effort

putted here! Artist respected my design of Aaia, and her face really shows

Aaia's character :D Design of bow and whole composition of drawing is

really amazing. I can't say much about song connection, because it's not

too clear for me, but still very good picture!
Skills:3
Song connection:1
Character(s):3
Originality:2


Storytime by nanako87 by :iconnanako87:
I really love colors here, contrast between orange and green color looks amazing! I love composition and how nana gave gold eyes to Aaia, it looks really nice, specially because I have original ohohohoho >D Song choice isn't quite clear to me, so I can't say much about it.

Skills:2
Song connection:2
Character(s):4
Originality:2


The Dreams of Every Man... by EnygmatycNinja by :iconenygmatycninja:
Boobieeeees! Okay I must say I was expecting this, this is 100% enygmatycninja's style. I love Laila's body, whole idea behind this picture, and how he created whole drawing on very specific short lyrics. This IS original, someone thinks outside the box :D

Skills:4
Song connection:3
Character(s):5
Originality:5,/sup>


:star:Ghost River:star:
It's a long road down the river deep 'n wild
Every twist and turn a wonder-dale
It's a scary ride we'd give anything to take
Let yourself bleed
Leave a footprint on every island you see

Hey you, child of rape, the riverbed awaits
Snow white, pitch-black, your life such strife
Heavenward, deep down, I'll show you such sights
Believe it, we live as we dream / scream

"He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will take your only child
He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town
He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
If you want me, then do come across"

What is it you dream of, child of mine?
The magic ride, the mermaid cove?
Never met a kinder heart than yours
Let it bleed
Leave a footprint on every island you see

"I am the painted faces, the toxic kiss
Sowing of doubt, troll beneath the bridge
Come across
Death by a thousand cuts
Believe it, we live as we dream / scream"

"I am the desert-scape, the sand inside your hourglass
I am the fear and abuse, the leper children
Every eye sewn shut"

"We will go down we will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will be our last ride
We will go down we will drown drown, deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town"

Beautifully shy as you are
Never lose your heart
And do come across


Ghost River by SeikoVanM by :iconseikovanm:
I really love that idea and effort that artist put in this drawing. She read my Miranda's description, so she did pretty good job! But I must say I didn't understand song connection. Drawing is rather possitive with bright colors, and song is dark and not too positive xD

Skills:1
Song connection:1
Character(s):5
Originality:3



Never lose your heart by kejtTENSHA by :iconkejttensha:
Very good entry! And Aaia really suits that song, Kejt respected her all tattoos and this is one of entries I think "OMG this is my OC!" of. Lyrics really suit her, and match her personality

Skills:2
Song connection:5
Character(s):5
Originality:3




:star:Slow, Love Slow:star:
Come and share this painting with me
Unveiling of me, the magician that never failed

This deep sigh coiled around my chest
Intoxicated by a major chord
I wonder
Do I love you or the thought of you?

Slow, love, slow
Only the weak are not lonely

Southern blue, morning dew
Let-down-your-guards, I-love-you's
Ice-cream castles, lips-to-ear rhymes
A slumber deeper than time

Slow, love, slow
Only the weak are not lonely

Slow Love Slow by BaliroAdmin by :iconbaliroadmin:
I love composition and idea of this picture.It's quite unusual to see such perspective and composition. Nice work on anatomy, and characters look exactly as I describe them!
Skills:3
Song connection:3
Character(s):4
Originality:3


Slow love slow by NeMi09 by :iconnemi09:
Amazing shading and good song connection to theme. As I love such warm erotic (ish) scenes I was mesmerized! Nemi knows how to use her copics definitely. For minus I had to cound kinda weird composition (empty right side) and some mistakes on make anatomy
Skills:2
Song connection:3
Character(s):4
Originality:3


CE: Forunth and Marco - Slow, love, slow. by EllanEriksson by :iconellaneriksson:
I absolutely love ellan's description of this entry.It's unusual, perfect and inspiring! This is perfect example when idea is more important than skills! :D
Skills:1
Song connection:3
Character(s):3
Originality:4


Between Love and Duty by Crida by :iconcrida:
Okay another amazing example. I'm in love with Crida's entry. Why? Because only her truly understood that song. Have you read the lyrics? How sad it is? While I never thought about Forunth and Marco when I listened to it. And Crida connected that song with Forunth so good!
Skills:2
Song connection:3
Character(s):5
Originality:5




:star:I Want My Tears Back:star:

Imaginaerum Entry by kln1671 by :iconkln1671:
I have mixed feelings about this entry. I feel like idea was good. But later I don't know what went wrong. the main point is that I don't see my character here, and connection with song isn't quite clear. So I think that this idea, if artist would put more effort in it, would become quite epic.
Skills:1
Song connection:2
Character(s):2
Originality:4


:star:Scaretale:star:
Once upon a time in a daymare
Dying to meet you, little child, enter enter this sideshow

Time for bed the cradle still rocks
13 chimes on a dead man's clock,
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock

The bride will lure you, cook you, eat you
Your dear innocence boiled to feed the evil in need of fear

Burning farms and squealing pigs
A pool of snakes to swim with, oh sweet poison
bite me bite me

"Ladies and gentlemen
Be heartlessly welcome!
To Cirque De Morgue
And what a show we have for you tonight!"

Restless souls will put on their dancing shoes
Mindless ghouls with lot of limbs to lose
Illusionists, contortionist,
Tightrope - walkers tightening the noose

Horde of spiders, closet tentacles
Laughing harpies with their talons ripping,
sher-chrisss, per-vizzz

The pendulum still sways for you
Such are the darks here to show you, child in a corner,
fallen mirrors, all kingdom in cinders

Aaia by el-e by :iconel-e:
I have nothing to say about this entry. I like idea, and it looks like page from manga. It could be most original picture in this contest. But I think it was rushed. It's too sketchy D; Plus I don't see any connection with song, when it was main theme

Skills:1
Song connection:1
Character(s):3
Originality:4

Forunth contest - Scaretale by Shamusu by :iconshamusu:
Laila in white panties! :D I like that idea, and it's 100% my Laila :3 I love that added texture ^^
Skills:2
Song connection:2
Character(s):5
Originality:2

Scaretale by Asano-san by :iconasano-san:
Very good entry with nice intepretation of lyrics! Who would match it better than Laila? I absolutely love it, her hair, tattoos, whole idea, awesome!
Skills:3
Song connection:4
Character(s):5
Originality:2



:star:Arabesque:star:
---none---



:star:Turn Loose The Mermaids:star:
A kite above a graveyard grey
At the end of the line far far away
A child holding on to the magic of birth and awe

Oh, how beatiful it used to be
Just you and me far beyond the sea
The waters, scarce in motion
Quivering still

At the end of the river the sundown beams
All the relics of a life long lived
Here, weary traveller rest your wand
Sleep the journey from your eyes

Good journey, love, time to go
I checked your teeth and warmed your toes
In the horizon I see them coming for you

The mermaid grace, the forever call
Beauty in spyglass on an old man's porch
The mermaids you turned loose brought back your tears


Forunth by Aomori by :iconaomori:
I was really surprised when I saw it as first entry! Subtle emotions,

delicate shading. It may sound weird for you, but it suits Forunth very

much ^^ She's quite a dreamy girl. I love the whole drawing, her simple,

but fitting outfit. I can see that Aomori read my descriptions, and

respected all tattoos etc, and it is important for me! :D I don't know if I

see song ispiration same as artist, but I think Aomori tried to show

loneliness of Forunth inspired by few verses?

Skills:4
Song connection:2
Character(s):4
Originality:2


The Mermaids by Hellatina by :iconhellatina:
I loved both girls here, cause I absolutely love how Hella showed their

personalities in very subtle way. I was touched by this drawing, this is

one of very few drawings that made me go "oh my god, they look like in my

head!" Background might seem a little rushed, but in my opinion it just

gives nice effect

Skills:3
Song connection:5
Character(s):5
Originality:3


Silence is a treasure by Cooyari-PK by :iconcooyari-pk:
The only Yenha piece! I like whole idea of this picture, and again, how

artist respected Yenha's appearence. It's really important for me.

Skills:1
Song connection:2
Character(s):4
Originality:3


Selene by starlightgenie by :iconstarlightgenie:
Very interesting drawing! Selene in classic manga style, and I must say it

suits her really much. I love Selene's shy face and her outfit! Plus I love

artist's way of coloring and shading! :D
Skills:3
Song connection:3
Character(s):4
Originality:2




:star:Rest Calm:star:
I went to die in a seaside hotel
Lanes of memory paved by sweet frozen moments

Deathbed memories of home
Never let me go

Every little memory resting calm in me
Resting in a dream
Smiling back at me
The faces of the past keep calling me to come back home
To caress the river with awe

Within there's every little memory resting calm with me
Resting in a dream
Smiling back at me
The faces of the past keep calling me to come back home
Rest calm and remember me

You are the moon pulling my black waters
You are the land in my dark closet
Stay by my side until it all goes dark forever
When silent the silence comes closer

Deathbed memories of home
Never let me go

Within there's every little memory resting calm in me
Resting in a dream
Smiling back at me
The faces of the past keep calling me to come back home
To caress the river with awe


Death Bed Memories of Home by Newsha-Ghasemi by :iconnewsha-ghasemi:
Okay, pure love here. Not only amazing skills of Newsha, but also

originality of her entry. Selene looks absolutely beautiful, shading of

skin, textures, and whole feeling of that picture! Her choice of song is

also very original and suiting

Skills:4
Song connection:5
Character(s):5
Originality:4




:star:The Crow, The Owl and The Dove:star:
Don’t give me love, don’t give me faith
Wisdom nor pride, give innocence instead
Don’t give me love, I’ve had my share
Beauty nor rest, give me truth instead

A crow flew to me, kept its distance
Such a proud creation
I saw its soul, envied its pride
But needed nothing it had

An owl came to me, old and wise
Pierced right through my youth
I learned its ways, envied its sense
But needed nothing it had

Don’t give me love, don’t give me faith
Wisdom nor pride, give innocence instead
Don’t give me love, I’ve had my share
Beauty nor rest, give me truth instead

A dove came to me, had no fear
It rested on my arm
I touched its calm, envied its love
But needed nothing it had

A swan of white, she came to me
The lake mirrored her beauty sweet
I kissed her neck, adored her grace
But needed nothing she could give

For Forunth contest by Solceress by :iconsolceress:
How beautiful is that :D I love their outfits, how Sol made them matching

to girl's personalities. My fav is Forunth here, she has most beautiful

face and dress. Plus you can easily say which girl represents which bird ^^

She took the song quite literally, but quite interesting.

Skills:3
Song connection:2
Character(s):3
Originality:2

CE - The Crow , the Owl and the Dove by pink-gizzy by :iconpink-gizzy:
I was surprised when I saw gizzy working on that huge drawing, it's massive! I love idea, and her skills. The only things is she would get more points if girls weren't naked D; Anyway, I love perspective, composition and paintery effect

Skills:3
Song connection:3
Character(s):4
Originality:3


The Crow, The Owl and the Dove by AHussein by :iconahussein:
I really loved this entry. I love how artist drew hair of Daemla, and birds flying out of it. I love that digital watercolor texture, it gives nice effect :3 Even if I really love this picture everytime I look at it I feel like there is something missing...

Skills:4
Song connection:3
Character(s):4
Originality:2





:star:Last Ride of the Day:star:
We live in every moment but this one
Why don't we recognise the faces loving us so

What's God if not the spark that started life
Smile of a stranger
Sweet music, starry skies
Wonder, mystery, wherever my road goes
Early wake-ups in a moving home
scent of fresh-mown grass in the morning sun
Open theme park gates waiting for

Riding the day, every day into sunset
Finding the way back home

Once upon a night we'll wake to the carnival of life
the beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high
It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
The last ride of the day

Wake up, dead boy
Enter adventureland
Tricksters, magicians will show you all that's real
Careless jugglers, snake charmers by your trail
Magic of a moment
Abracadabra

---none---



:star:The Song of Myself:star:
The nightingale is still locked in the cage
The deep breath I took still poisons my lungs
An old oak sheltering me from the blue
Sun bathing on its dead frozen leaves

A catnap in the ghost town of my heart
She dreams of storytime and the river ghosts
Of mermaids, of Whitman's and the ride
Raving harlequins, gigantic toys

A song of me, a song in need
Of a courageous symphony
A verse of me, a verse in need
Of a pure heart singing me to peace

All that great heart lying still and slowly dying
All that great heart lying still on an angel wing

All that great heart lying still
In silent suffering
Smiling like a clown until the show has come to an end
What is left for encore
Is the same old dead boy's song
Sung in silence
All that great heart lying still and slowly dying
All that great heart lying still on an angel wing

A midnight flight into Covington Woods
A princess and a panther by my side
These are Territories I live for
I'd still give my everything to love you more

A song of me, a song in need
Of a courageous symphony
A verse of me, a verse in need
Of a pure heart singing me to peace

All that great heart lying still and slowly dying
All that great heart lying still on an angel wing

Now all that great heart lying still
In silent suffering
Smiling like a clown until the show has come to an end
What is left for encore
Is the same old dead boy's song
Sung in silence

All that great heart lying still and slowly dying
All that great heart lying still on an angel wing


Song of Myself by MikoKristy by :iconmikokristy:
I absolutely love Laila's outfit! :D It suits her so much, and expression is perfect ^^
Skills:2
Song connection:3
Character(s):3
Originality:2



:star:Imaginaerum:star:
---none---









DUN
DUN
DUN
DUN
AND THE WINNERS ARE......



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:trophy::bulletyellow:3rd PLACE:bulletyellow::trophy:
The Dreams of Every Man... by EnygmatycNinja

And :iconenygmatycninja: won:
:bulletyellow::iconforunth: 1 month premium membership

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free copic bust commission

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free bookmark or chibi

:bulletyellow::iconmielru: headshot drawing

:bulletyellow::iconsolceress: sketch bust

:bulletyellow::iconirmestis: art without bg

:bulletyellow::iconleelookido: digital drawing

:bulletyellow::iconfuniku: chibi

:bulletyellow::iconpink-gizzy: One ACEO of characters of the winner`s choice

:bulletyellow::iconrthbn:
free digital commission of medium complexity

:bulletyellow::iconkejttensha: digital chibi


:bulletyellow::iconnaay-atsuara: sketchy color bust


:bulletyellow: colored portrait from Shamusu


:bulletyellow::iconamazonitte: chibi


:bulletyellow:Feature from: :iconforunth:, :iconalrack:, :iconrthbn: ,:iconleelookido:, :iconacaciathorn:



:trophy::bulletyellow:2nd PLACE:bulletyellow::trophy:
Death Bed Memories of Home by Newsha-Ghasemi
And :iconnewsha-ghasemi: won:

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: 3 month subscription or :points:

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free ACEO

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free copic halfbody commission

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free bookmark or chibi


:bulletyellow:
:iconrthbn:
free digital commission of medium complexity

:bulletyellow::iconleelookido: digital drawing

:bulletyellow::iconmielru: headshot drawing

:bulletyellow::iconsolceress:sketch bust from

:bulletyellow::iconnaay-atsuara: sketchy color bust

:bulletyellow::iconirmestis: art without bg

:bulletyellow::iconfuniku: chibi

:bulletyellow::iconkejttensha: digital chibi

:bulletyellow::iconpink-gizzy: Two ACEOs of characters of the winner`s choice

:bulletyellow::iconshamusu: colored portrait

:bulletyellow::iconrthbn:
free digital commission of medium complexity

:bulletyellow::iconamazonitte: chibi

:bulletyellow:Feature from: :iconforunth:, :iconalrack:, :iconrthbn: ,:iconleelookido:, :iconacaciathorn:



:trophy::bulletyellow:1st PLACE:bulletyellow::trophy:
:thumb289739577:

And :iconmirriluna: won
:bulletyellow::iconforunth: 6 month premium membership or :points:

:bulletyellow::iconalrack: 3 month premium membership

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free copic fullbody commission

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free bookmark or chibi

:bulletyellow::iconforunth: Free ACEO

:bulletyellow::iconleelookido: digital drawing

:bulletyellow::iconfuniku: Half body

:bulletyellow::icongigicom: Colored picture

:bulletyellow::iconsolceress: Free chibi

:bulletyellow::iconmielru: headshot drawing


:bulletyellow::iconnaay-atsuara: color bust


:bulletyellow::iconshamusu: colored fullbody

:bulletyellow::iconpink-gizzy: Three ACEOs of characters of the winner`s choice

:bulletyellow::iconkejttensha: digital chibi
:bulletyellow::iconrthbn: free commission of any kind

:bulletyellow::iconrthbn: a simple digital character on white

:bulletyellow::iconirmestis: art with bg

:bulletyellow::iconamazonitte: chibi

:bulletyellow::iconamazonitte: headshot


:bulletyellow:Feature from: :iconforunth:, :iconalrack:, :iconrthbn: ,:iconleelookido:, :iconacaciathorn:



CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

And 2 special prizes!!

prize for amazing idea and showing my characters :iconcrida: and :iconhellatina: ex exuo

prize for amazing skills & effort :iconpink-gizzy: and :iconahussein:

all girls pointed above gets free aceo and free chibi~


Thank you all :3

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:iconkinga-saiyans:
kinga-saiyans Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to the all winners and other people! Good job with drawings! Amazing!~ :heart:
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:iconirmestis:
Irmestis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
CONGRATS FOr ALL who enter Forunnth Contest!!! :D GREAT JOB GUYS!!
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:iconraisloversakura:
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All lovely decisions!
You are so kind as to go through and critique all of them! :heart:
Congrats on such a wonderful turn out!!!!
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:iconmirriluna:
mirriluna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh woah.. the 1st pla... :faint:

No, really... I've never seen a work like this for a contest. Never.
You actually commented every single piece in every detail, and dedicated time and efforts for each entry. I can tell how much you loved the submissions and the work done on your characters. I'm very impressed : )

Thanks so much for choosing my work :hug:
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:iconforunth:
Forunth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wohoo :happybounce:

Congrats girl :3 And thank you, I wrote this journal for couple of hours xD

Anyway if you could note me what you want for your prizes, and also tell me if you prefer points or sub? :3
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:iconasano-san:
Asano-san Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations to the winners and other people x3

A mnie tam to się nie podoba D: Nie ma Koali w winnersach ;x
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:iconforunth:
Forunth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bo mi jej praca wygląda na niedokończoną, nieprzemyślaną i ogólnie w chuj nieoryginalną. D:
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional
:thumbsup:
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:iconasano-san:
Asano-san Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DDDDDDDDDDD: mnie tam się podoba xD


btw, złe kropki? xD
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:iconforunth:
Forunth Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fajne :< Ale masz wąsy i dlatego spierdalaj
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