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Fossil

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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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Writer-Kerichi's avatar
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. 
LunarisLarva's avatar
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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feldrand's avatar
thanx for sharing this... :D
aujourdhuidemain's avatar
It remenber me creatures I saw when I walk in forest...
Great !
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Featured your work here: [link]
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SuperCJ's avatar
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.
PetrifiedTrollMom's avatar
This is wonderful! Really captures the aspect of trolls blending in with nature!
daisho13's avatar
Such a melancholy but beautiful image.
Ragnarok6664's avatar
Poor troll :) still a lovely picture
pans-box's avatar
Beautiful! It makes me remind of Alan Lee's work.
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Gryffgirl's avatar
I love how the fossilized troll has become part of the natural landscape! Beautiful details on the foliage! :)
giadrosich's avatar
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
El-Inker's avatar
so biutiful! like a fairy tail!!!
fallensecrets's avatar
Ohhh this is sooo lovelyy
Wydra-abr-draumar's avatar
I love the girl's dress! ^.^
ThingsThatDontMatter's avatar
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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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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