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MtG: Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen

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Hi everyone! Here's a new painting for Magic: The Gathering's new set Origins that I painted last year and finally get to show :3

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CatwagonsProfessional Digital Artist
Nice subsurface scattering on the leaves
ItalianLord1's avatar
One of my favourite characters.
Thanks a lot you posted here on DA so I can put it in my favourites ^w^
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Clannad16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this~! <3 
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TheCraftySnailHobbyist General Artist
Really cool!
is this a Shadowmoor/Lorowyn elf? I've always been a fan of both. I'm pretty sure there's no Shadowmor/Lorowyn in Origins, but I don't know for sure :)
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It actually is: Origins follow the "origin" stories of 5 planeswalkers (Jace, Liliana, Jideon, Chandra and Nissa) and Dwynen is connected with Nissa. In fact Nissa's first planar shift was towards Lorwyn, so in this set there will be Lorwyn's elves :)
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yukiotokoHobbyist Digital Artist
Her face is an ugly mess, man ;-)
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That's... one of the worst things you can say to her. And in this case I entirely understand.
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nimnimnimnimnimnim Digital Artist
Beautiful! very like your elf look :-)
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RyujiiKamiHobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite cards form the upcoming set is made by one of my favorite deviants : o
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She has the look of high awareness, her design is interisting and I love the lots of green colours.
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SymbioJoeHobbyist Writer
Wait, these are the ponds of poosmell.
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funkyalienloversHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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EBENEWOOD General Artist
Fantastic lightning and creature design! :clap::sun:
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Finally, some fickle god has heard my prayers and answered!  My beloved G/B creature spamming death machines are getting properly themed reinforcements!
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AlisterThatchelHobbyist Writer
Another wonderful piece for another awesome card.  Well done :clap::la::clap:
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MatakouraProfessional Filmographer
Oh wow, what amazing character design!! And the lighting!!! Holy cow!! :D
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wow this card looks awesome!
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gyappumusokaHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing coloring/shading! I love her pose.
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Brant-loserProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful Piece!
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NowioProfessional Digital Artist
Can't say I don't like it, it's so painterly :O :heart:
Yet it was done a year ago, so crits are quite senseless at this point as the newer works have all the fixes xD
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acapulc0Professional Digital Artist
I'm following you for quite some years now and I really have to say that you seem to have lost your feel for values in the composition somewhere along the way. Your rendering is spot on and something I always liked, but the overall values seem kinda same-y. I saw the thumbnail for this one in my feed and it was barely readable. I think this artwork would benefit so much if you would make the background high key and keep the character mid to low key. There aren't really strong shapes in this artwork, its all mushed up in the midtones.
I made a quick photoshop comparison of how I think the artwork would benefit:…

Especially when looking at a small size thumbnail on a card I can see this being hardly readable at first. I'm looking forward to your answer and opinion on this. =)
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DillekHobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is amazing! I am in awe, so much detail! Love it.
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