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This is the last personal piece for 2009. It may be a few months until I get the chance to do another one for myself. The idea here is that a Troll was caught in the sun light and turned to stone. He's been there for decades and now a girl comes from the castle to visit.

gouache over watercolour on paper
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Lunablu55 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
magico
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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Writer-Kerichi Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this and thought, "She's waiting for sundown so her friend will come to life again and play." Love the contrast between her almost prissy, color-coordinated attire and her disheveled hair. 
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner May 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow, absolutely wonderful! Love how organic everything feels, the colour palette is excellent and I love the different textures you've created on the foliage and rocks!
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Dokkalfr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx for sharing this... :D
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aujourdhuidemain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It remenber me creatures I saw when I walk in forest...
Great !
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured your work here: [link]
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work!
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
How quickly does gouache dry and is it any good for putting significant detail into? It's a medium I've been wanting to try but don't know terribly much about.
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PetrifiedTrollMom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is wonderful! Really captures the aspect of trolls blending in with nature!
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daisho13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Such a melancholy but beautiful image.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor troll :) still a lovely picture
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pans-box Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! It makes me remind of Alan Lee's work.
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional
wonderful scene!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I love how the fossilized troll has become part of the natural landscape! Beautiful details on the foliage! :)
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderfully poignant. I love the monochromatic color of the foreground, and the way the purple accent on the figure attracts the eye. Keep up the fine work! :D
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El-Inker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
so biutiful! like a fairy tail!!!
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SuperMeg89 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
love it!
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fallensecrets Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh this is sooo lovelyy
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Wydra-abr-draumar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the girl's dress! ^.^
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ThingsThatDontMatter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is not the type of piece I would normally look at, but something about it is very striking. I love the bright purple you used on the girl. It provides a bright contrast to the overall darkness of the piece and helps accentuate her sweetness and innocence.

Does she realize it's a troll, or does she just think it's a pile of rocks she can recline on? I image she comes and talks to him about her troubles when it seems no one else will listen. :heart:
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
Hi, this picture is included in a News Article I have put together featuring some of my favourite artworks showcasing skillful and beautiful use of traditional media. Please do check it out at [link] to see some other impressive work. Also, please do give it a :heart: so that the feature can get some exposure. Claire :)
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Gorgeous.
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SA-Lewis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. :dance: The roots are gorgeous.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
simply sublime. thanks for sharing :)
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AThorwald Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Wonderful, a very nice forest.
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DBlundo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
It's what i love see..
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Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
GREAT WORK!
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very cute :aww:
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Very pretty.
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IllusiveBlue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful :heart:
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littlebird2727 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
...jaw dropping... you are one of my favorite artists ever!
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Kashyurio Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ever since I visited Norway I've been looking for books with illustrations about Trolls . The Nordic mythology is so interesting . Everything about this painting is perfect , composition , colors , plants , the troll itself ,WOW!
For my last year of scholl I have to make an exhibition and I've chosen trolls as my subject .
Your works inspire me and I hope to make something just as half as good and beautiful as you do :)
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cuculus Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Wow, this painting is fantastic! I love the colors, composition and the mood you created. Reminds me on the illustrations from the golden age like arthur rackham
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, this is so inspiring on so many levels! Wonderful story this one tells.
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LittleFur Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
i absolutely adore this :meow:
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ptrepan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
PERFECT!
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maiwand85 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love this style of fantasy painting!
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DMWVCS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Digital Artist
ASTOUNDINGLY cool8-)!!!
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KoshaTanka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Artist
Beauteful!
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Trollkid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Aw, poor troll.
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yocching Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Student
You probably get this a lot but, that is way too awesome! kudos to you!
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mevlitbolukbas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
goood
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Smolin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really beautiful.
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
That would make the coolest statue ever. I love how the girl is just lounging around playing he loves me, he loves me not in a kind of creepy and dark forest. The texturing you got in the pines is incredible but I would have liked to have seen yellow sunlight come in through that opening and signify that this is what caught the troll and is what the girl is now basking in. Just the yellow around the opening while keeping everything else in the darker tones here.
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
All of your work is great, in the tradition of the masters of classic children's book illustration. Awesome stuff. :D
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BardicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^() That is absolutely adorable... and the details in this piece are truly very beautiful.
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Gorgeous and captivating. The kind of illustration I'd just STARE at as a kid.
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