Once Upon A Time by Hal Smith


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Tried to keep the fairy tale images cartoon like, so they just came out of the book. Tried several times to show the balloon coming out of the book but just could not get it, so I did the smart thing and gave up.

Digital painting using photoshop


ocean, sunset, beach, water, girl, children, dogs, ballon, fair tale, puppy cat


  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesover 4 years ago

    Utterly charming. I just love the expressions on the dog’s faces, and the natural pose of the cat. The little dog with the tilt of the head. Not forgetting the awesome lighting in the sky.

    This is the stuff of which dreams are made !

    Beautiful !

    The World of Maltese & Shih Tzu

  • thank you such a wonderful comment

    – Hal Smith

  • Dorothy Venter
    Dorothy Venterover 4 years ago

    You must be a great granddad :-) So sweet!

  • thank you, Not much of a granddad though, We moved every few years and as the children got older they dropped off all over the US to start their families and we ended up spread all over so for the two weeks in the summer was it for us, Know they are all getting to old for that, Moving a lot was my dream but in the long run we lost our roots. Thank you though

    – Hal Smith

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    aww every little girls dreams in this image, just beautifully done,dawnx

  • thank you so much

    – Hal Smith

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    Hal – this is wonderful -one of your best yet. Love the mood and the fun here – so much work has gone into this too.

  • thank you, this took several weeks and i am always most critical of my own stuff so I truly appreciate this comment

    – Hal Smith

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioover 4 years ago

    ohhh…so wonderful Hal…love it

  • thank you and have fun

    – Hal Smith

  • Royald
    Royaldover 4 years ago

    Wonderful illistration…

  • thank you

    – Hal Smith

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    so beautiful and excellent work Hal

  • Davies
    Daviesover 4 years ago

    Delightful and gorgeous work of art Hal.

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