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Shadow Fairy Tales by Maylar Shadow Fairy Tales by Maylar
Here comes something special, in many ways :)

My dear friends, I'm presenting you the shadows of your favorite fairy tales, all packed in a book no higher than 1cm ^^

It took me pretty much time to make this book, for various reasons, of which it being hard to make is not the smallest one. Still, it was a great enjoyment working on it, as you might imagine.

There's 29 fairy tales all in all (number I chose on purpose) and two decorative illustrations on the first and last page (castle and the dragon).

All here is made basically from the scratch: thread needed to be hand threaded and waxed (I found no such small to buy), pages had to be dyed in Earl Grey and special mixture of glues (to protect from ink coming on the other side), endpapers had to be dyed too, wrapping material for the covers is also a specially prepared paper, so it would resemble leather. Also, every "damage", scratch, cut or a stain on the covers or inside is actually carefully made, so the book would give the effect of frequent use and age. Not to mention that every illustration is also hand draw/inked, of course :)

I included titles the fairy tales above every image, even most of them don't really need some special introduction...most of us were sent to the dreamland with some of it, every night of our childhood :) I hope this will give you nice memories on those times :)

For me, this book represents two more things: first, the beginning of one project I'm planing for some time now, but that will be presented to you in next couple of days in my journal (keep an eye to it). Let's just say there will be a contest, but that it will also give you a chance to help someone, too :)

Second, for me, it's another small victory over my health...as some of you know, last month was bad and working on this, whenever I could afford it, kept me from going into dark thoughts. With every page finished, I would thought "Ok, I still got it, still can do it..." and it kept me pushing to do even more...you can see some of the images are a bit shaky and that's because those are the one done while under asthma attacks...I could have replace them, but didn't... those are the one I'm kinda most proud off ;)

Photos are bit worse quality than usual, too, for the same reason...I had to do the whole photographing and making of the video in bed, so quality is far from usual quality. Sorry for that.

If you would still like to check the video, it's on YT, here: [link]

And that's that...after this long comment, I can just add: I really hope you like it :)
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:iconmaylin-15:
maylin-15 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Amazing skill!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmaylin-15:
maylin-15 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
:D your welcome :D
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:icontomram:
TomRam Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
This is gorgeous! I want one!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thank you! ^^ And you can note me, if you would like one.

Also, you might like to know I'm currently running a small discount and always give free shipping ;)

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:iconthe-sea-of-eternity:
The-Sea-of-Eternity Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Way cool
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:iconpencilmermaid:
PencilMermaid Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u have way to much time for this....,.but we love you for it :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heh, almost all my time is invested in my art, so...
And thank you :hug:
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:iconpencilmermaid:
PencilMermaid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol no prob :)
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:icontitansarecool:
Titansarecool Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Holy Mother of God this is freaking amazing!!!!! :D
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:iconmistresskuroko:
MistressKuroko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I can't even describe how awesome this is.
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:iconpanikpapagei:
Panikpapagei Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Artist
i highly doubt that anyone has ever rocked as hard you *__*
this is amazing beyond words!
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:iconpanikpapagei:
Panikpapagei Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Artist
as hard as you, damnit XD
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:iconbloodvalkyrie:
BloodValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Oh ... damn ...
EPIC!!!!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :D
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:iconrandom-drawer-person:
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
^^
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:iconrandom-drawer-person:
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do that?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a bit complicated process...here we go:
First comes cutting the paper, then dyeing it in tea, drying and making "imperfections" (stains, burns,rips...). After that, papers go into special PVA/water solution, so to make them more resistant to ink., Then comes the drawing/painting (it takes the most time, of course). Then sewing the pages with a hand-made binding thread (as there's no so thin ones on market, I make it myself) and then gluing, adding previously made/painted endpapers and also previously weaved bookmark. Then follows the binding in previously prepared faux leather covers, drying and pressing and after that, cover decorations: drawing and gilding,which is the second hardest task.
Then it is ready to be presented ^^
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:iconrandom-drawer-person:
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thats amazing. Where do you find enough time to do it?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, that is my time, mostly, lol...just kidding, but also seriously, I am an artist by profession, so that's what I do :)
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:iconrandom-drawer-person:
random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah. Cool. I haven't got much on here because school gets in the way. =.=
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, I remember how that feels :)
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:iconaulula:
Aulula Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG! Wonderful work!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, even though I'm late! :)
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:iconhazel-eyez-raine:
hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
only a cm! are the pages tissue paper then?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry for such late reply...no, they're of a thin paper I give special treatment to become even thinner :) Then it is suitable for these :)
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:iconhazel-eyez-raine:
hazel-eyez-raine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
hmm.. ah.
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:icondreamsofnightskies:
DreamsOfNightSkies Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
:OOOOOO so pretty.
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:iconcosplay-one-day:
cosplay-one-day Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh~! 0.0
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:iconoosnowfoxoo:
oOSnowFoxOo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is just outstanding!
:+fav:
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:iconflumina77:
Flumina77 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
there's one problem I see... If I had a book small like this... and I'd put it in my bag to show it to my friends later... I'll never find it again <_>'''
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Would you believe I've lost some myself? For example one especially small ended up in the shaggy rug and was never found :(
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:iconflumina77:
Flumina77 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
what a pitty :/
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:iconbohobobo:
bohobobo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
its... so..... cute!!! :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconanimeloverforever102:
animeloverforever102 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is so tiny!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh, yeah, it is :)
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:iconanimeloverforever102:
animeloverforever102 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
how long did this take to make possible?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sorry for a long reply...well, it took few weeks. Drawing takes some time, as it has to be very precise and then binding alone took a day or so (with drawing pauses). But all in all, few weeks :)
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:iconanimeloverforever102:
animeloverforever102 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i bow down to you :worship:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lol, I know it looks long...but I love doing it, so... :D
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:iconanimeloverforever102:
animeloverforever102 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is good if you didn't love doing it then it would be pointless.
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:iconsarctoth:
Sarctoth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's just plain amazing.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconredrosabell:
redrosabell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
this is so cool!!!!!! :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrockrkanon:
rockrkanon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
wow thats patience!!!! nice work indeed
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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:iconrockrkanon:
rockrkanon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
u welcome
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