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Jack in the Green

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A legendary pagan deity who roams the woodlands of the British Isles and Europe. He usually is depicted as a horned man peering out of a mask of foliage, usually the sacred oak. He is known by other names such as "Green Jack, "Jack-in-the-Green" and "Green George." He represents spirits of trees, plants and foliage. It is believed he has rain making powers to foster livestock with lush meadows.
www.pantheon.org/articles/g/gr…

For the "Green Man" challenge  at :iconmanipulatethis:   The Green People ChallengeGROUP NEWS
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Our current challenge is called "Earth People". This is our version of the Green Man.
Some of you may already know what a "Green Man" is; for others, here is the definition:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man)
"The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures from many ages around the world,
the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of
rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some[1][2] speculate that the mythology of the Green

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:iconfrostbo: Photoshop Crack Brush by FrostBo

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You make a huge contribution with your wonderful resources.
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Jackinthegreen's avatar
Even without having the name, I would still be favoriting this.  <3
TheFantaSim's avatar
Contratulations! This deviation is an Other Favorites at ManipulateThis.

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At first glance I didn't quite see the face! Think this is cool how well he blends in with the surrounding foliage.
TheFantaSim's avatar
I like it. It could use more contrast...meaning more darker shadows and more brighter lights to help it "pop" more. :D
amethystmoonsong's avatar
Well, I went a little crazy, but I like it better. I think I better quit messing now. What do you think? I got the bleeding better. Thanks! This is fun!Hug Heart 
ik-ben-10eke's avatar
Beautiful. Well executed concept :)
Nolamom3507's avatar
I like the style of this.  You have a couple of leaf edges (on the large leaves from the corners of his eyes) that have a bit of white at the edge where they aren't cut out cleanly.  You could just run the blur tool around at about 50% and that should take care of it. 
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