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I've been working on this on and off for a couple of weeks now, so it's nice to have it finished--and just in time for Imagine FX's 'Rising Stars' competition! (Wish me luck! ^^;)

It was inspired by a forest in Wales I once went to when I was younger, it looked like the most magical place you could find in the world; it had little running streams, beams of light shining down and the softest moss on the ground that felt amazing to lie down on. XD

So this piece is a recapture of my memory of that place, however with the inclusion of a forest spirit who tends to and protects the forest (but not in a nice way!). The spirit is vengeful and at times quite cruel. I spent ages thinking of ideas for a trail for the spirit to be following with help from *Deepsies (from pools of blood to an innocent animal to a sweet wrapper and an iPod and more!). In the end I settled on footprints embedded in the moss and a little necklace that had been left on the rock... The rest of the story is up to you! :P

It's also a bit of a spiritual successor to my previous painting from 2007, Forbidden Pool, I hope there is an improvement! :)



It's so good to be painting again, it feels like it's been ages! I've got a few more things in the works, but I'll have to be prioritising development on my final film for uni (more on that soon!) so the usual artwork may have to be postponed for now... ta ta for now!

Time consumed: 18 hours over a couple of weeks
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos3, Macbook Pro
Art ŠAmberDust 2011
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BaneNascent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the way you did the light in this. Looks great.
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AmberDust Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Tea-Towel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Wow ...! :)
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:iconamberdust:
AmberDust Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Birdtear Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful work , the light is very nice :)
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:iconamberdust:
AmberDust Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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DaiskiAnimeJ Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Brilliant! I'm submerged immediately into the atmosphere of this piece! Really gorgeous work on the blues and greens and of course, the lighting! I love the spirit, she's awesome. The moss definitely looks very soft! Great work GemGem, I hope you win, you deserve it! :D Good luck!
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AmberDust Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much JessJess! :D I don't really think I'll be coming out a winner, but it would be amazing to be shortlisted at least! :D
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DaiskiAnimeJ Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You're welcome :D I'm sure they'll at least keep an eye on you! ;D Haha :D
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AmberDust Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully! Haven't heard anything yet though! >.<
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