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Forest Guardian by genniieeee Forest Guardian by genniieeee
Deep in the woods dwell, the fairy queen...

This piece was inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's beautiful illustrations of different fairies which i purchased while i was at G-anime. The painting process put me under a lot of pressure. At some point I decided to just render the hell out of everything lol. So this piece is more like a study than a finished painting.

What I learned was to stop painting forests and jungles as a backup when I can't decide on what to do for a decent background.... forest-crutch is my new term for that lol. That being said, I actually did plan out the background forest while planning the character so it's not that bad this time around. I tried something new and rendered parts of the background before finishing the figure, which I think works somewhat better than finishing a figure and then concentrating on the the bg. This way the fairy stands out more but at the same time is fused with her surroundings.

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time spent... far too long... lol like 6-8 hours? in the span of 2 months
Corel Painter Essentials
Photoshop CS4 and CS5
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Shinu7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
So strange
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Awesome work. How's it going?
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Giando1611990 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Stunning work! your style is very very intense
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genniieeee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
thankyou!
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Giando1611990 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Digital Artist
welcome :)
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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genniieeee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
thankyou!!!
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Wow nice work. I love the forest it's great :) How's things going?
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genniieeee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
d'aww thanks! it's my birthday today so things are going pretty goooood
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
You're welcome :) Happy Birthday :D. That's great
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