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[Morgan le Fay] Into the Woods by Aliciane [Morgan le Fay] Into the Woods by Aliciane

Into the Woods

Medium : Digital Painting
Software : Krita

Illustration for Morgan le Fay, written by Morgan of Glencoe.

When I started digital painting 6 years ago, one of my goals was to be able to paint forest scenes. It really was the ultimate challenge for me. For the first time, I feel like I’m finally kinda getting there !
This took me way longer than expected though because I was violently hit by that end of pregnancy fatigue XD Now I'm gonna sleep for a couple of weeks =p

EDIT : I made a series of journals about the making of this piece. The first part can be found here if you're interested !
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:iconlenialdz:
LeniaLDZ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice! I like the greens and browns of the forest and the contrast they make with Morgan's orange dress ^^ she looks very cute hopping around. I'm puzzled though why you left so much space at the bottom of the picture, will text go there?
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes exactly, that's the space for the text! :)
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Magnificent! :clap:

Is she King Arthur's half-sister?
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes ! A friend and I are creating a children's book on Morgan le Fay, and this her is at the very beginning of the story. Arthur will be born a couple of chapters later =p
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
The Magic Treehouse?
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
No, this is not part of an existing series :)
The book is basically a retelling of the Arthurian myth, told from Morgan's perspective, and suitable for young readers of course ^^
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
I understand...but I don't think I have ever heard of it... ^^;

Also, will Morgan's evil sister Morgause appear?
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Which is perfectly normal as it isn't finished yet =p as I said, we are currently creating it, and it'll probably take us a couple more years before we publish it :) 
And no, I don't think Morgause will be part of the story, from the summary/synopsis I've read !
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Good luck to you in it then. :thumbsup:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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looneyartbook Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful illustration! The forest is amazing! And the light in the foliage is painted perfectly!Hug Heart 
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words !
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theLostSindar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! You definitely captured the forest atmosphere :D I think the trees are my favorite part - love all the detail in the branches. Fantastic work on everything, especially when dealing with fatigue! Get lots of rest, you're almost there! :aww: :heart:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words ! :D
(Yup, almost there, and I must say I'm equal part utterly terrified about L&D, equal part very eager for her to be out of here :XD: the cohabitation is getting a bit uncomfortable =p )
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theLostSindar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand the feeling! If it helps, I was terrified at the concept of childbirth my whole life, and when I finally got to it, it actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting. No walk in the park, mind you, but I had imagined worse! You'll do fine :hug:
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Yetinia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
The saga of the foliage continues. :D Forests are damn hard to paint digitally. There's so many factors and getting leaves and trees to feel organic and natural is tough, but I'd say you've succeeded here and have ended up with quite a lovely piece. :D I love the feeling of movement in this piece, especially with the water. :love:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ah, exactly ! My husband used to dread when I was painting foliage, like "Shhh, don't disturb her please, she's trying to paint leaves... again." :XD:
Thank you very much for your kind words !
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Yetinia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Omg, that is amazing and hilarious. Well it's definitely been a long struggle for you and you've come a long way and seem to be discovering solutions that work better for you. :D
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Passin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Sleep well, you've done very well. (Also, pregnancy fatigue. Do you know when the baby is due?)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ah, thanks ! :)
(Yup, in less than an month now !)
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Nikaleles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAT WATER
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ! I actually painted the water twice ^^ the first time kinda from imagination, and the second time from references I took in a natural park with that sort of stream. Needless to say, the photos proved to be VERY helpful !
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Nikaleles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WELL IT PAID OFF. and the forest looks great too, i love scenes like this, with the little open meadow in the background. you did a good job :heart:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much ! I love forest scenes so much too, been wanting to properly paint them for so long !
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Re-l-art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018   General Artist
That water are awesome!
Love it :3
Ty for great art :)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ! I actually painted the water twice ^^ the first time kinda from imagination, and the second time from references I took in a natural park with that sort of stream. Needless to say, the photos proved to be VERY helpful !
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Re-l-art Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   General Artist
Oh :) you right. Refs very helpful in education process ^_^
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Gnewi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This looks stunningly beautiful!! :love: So much detail! 
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ! Detailing is the best part =p it's relaxing because usually everything is already well defined (composition, colors, lighting...) and you just have to put some leaves or some moss here and there as you want ^^
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Gnewi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds relaxing! I love how you do your backgrounds... some day I would love to learn your process!
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I was thinking of making a series of journals about the making of this painting. I don't really have the energy to paint these days, and even putting together a proper tutorial with a nice layout and everything seems daunting to me :XD: 
So I think journals would be the easiest way for me to share those steps and talk about my process. What would you think ? :)
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Blunell Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
C'est tellement joli ! :love:
J'habite près d'une forêt et je peux dire que le feuillage est très réussi : détaillé sans être overdone, et avec une bonne gestion de la lumière qui filtre au travers.
Ce qui m'impressionne surtout, c'est la rivière et toutes ces petites cascades qui ont l'air plus vrai que nature, et qui donnent une belle impression de mouvement. Des flots qui donnent du flow, quoi :lol:
Et pour finir, la fillette est très mignonne !

Repose-toi bien, pour ton bien-être et celui de ta petite poupette! :huggle:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Merci ! Tu sais comme le feuillage est ma nemesis donc ça fait très plaisir à lire ^^
Pour la rivière, ma première version (quasi purement de tête) c'était pas trop ça XD Mais ce week-end je suis allée me promener dans un parc pas trop loin avec une petite rivière et plein de petites cascades de ce type. Du coup j'ai pu prendre plein de références et surtout pas mal observer le comportement de l'eau "en vrai", et ça m'a énormément aidée à améliorer le rendu :) j'ai eu de la chance qu'il ait plu récemment et que du coup il y ait beaucoup d'eau et de courant, quand j'étais allée à cet endroit deux mois plus tôt c'était quasiment à sec x)
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KJHArtStudios Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional Filmographer
This looks kind of adventurous.
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
She's fearless, that little girl ! She'll grow up to become Morgana, this is the very beginning of her story :)
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captaincrunch1950 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome👏✊👍
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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