And let me tell you as a child, especially at night, that was a scary thing. Without going into too much detail let's just say there was nothing as simple as a monster under my bed or in the closet. Trust me. I was far more creative than that.
Since growing up common sense thankfully keeps the more fantastical imaginings at bay — for the most part, anyway. While my creative side has been served well professionally by my imagination, my mom side has been tortured by late-night images of where the kids are and what might be happening.
Despite the dark side, I do remain a fan of fantasy, of fairytales and happily ever after. I like to think of a world where elves and fairies exist, where good triumphs over evil and every prince wins his princess. Let it be known, however, in my world it's the latter riding in to rescue the former.
These days we don't need just our minds to create a fantasy world. With image editing software there are no limits to where imagination can take you. Open the door to your fanciful places with these great tutorials:
Digital Arts Fantasy Light Effects in Photoshop
Specky Boy Fantasy Art Tutorials for Photoshop
MCPActions Create Fantasy Composite Image
Photoshop Tutorials for Creating Fantasy Scenes
noupe Dreamy Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials