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DK: Purple Forest

By byakurai1313
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This is my entry for the 2014 Dreamkeepers Halloween contest. This idea came to me pretty late, but I really like how this one ended up. Actually, this is one of the few things I've ever drawn that came out almost exactly how I imagined it, start to finish. I am especially pleased with the lighting from the jack-o-lanterns. 

I really wish I had more time to draw fanarts like this. 

Dreamkeepers does NOT belong to me, this is a fanart. Dreamkeepers is Copyright :icondreamkeepers: , all rights reserved. 

Original drawing drawn on 2 sheets of 300-weight bristol, inked with Winsor & Newton Series 7 #2 sable brush, colored in Adobe CS5.
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TheRavensBastard39's avatar
all it needs now is Jack Skellington
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OMG it does, doesn't it!??!
Foxer480's avatar
Hnnng, wish I could draw like that ;_;
byakurai1313's avatar
I recommend practice... lots and lots of practice. ;)
Foxer480's avatar
I never got used to the digital medium. The only thing I can draw on the computer is mah pixel art ships for Citadel, which I would hardly call digital art. So yeah, I guess lots of practice would do it..
byakurai1313's avatar
Well this was drawn traditionally, only the colors are digital. I don't like drawing things digitally either. =)
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Thanks!!! Those were really hard to ink and color, especially where the branches cross on the left side!
white-tigress-12158's avatar
Well it was worth it!
BlakGarde's avatar
Congrats on your win!
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Thank you so much! =)
ZxyonRhysivz's avatar
There's so much detail. It's marvelous!

A little closer look reveals dark Dreamkeepers. Thought it was suppose to be like a nice stroll through the woods at night. Guess not. :P
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Thanks so much!!! :hug:
niloc1's avatar
once again you did an awsome job this year ^^
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Thank you so much!
SuperflatPsyche's avatar
Absolutely wonderful work here - this forest seems so calm and mysterious until you start noticing all of the villains lurking in the shadows. This is one shortcut our heroes are going to regret!
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I'm glad you like it! :hug: I had all kinds of fun coloring this one.... not to mention drawing in all the villains creeping around. ;)
SuperflatPsyche's avatar
Hey, congrats on winning a grand prize!

Actually, is Tinsel in the background, too? I couldn't spot her.
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Thanks!!! 

You know what? There is no Tinsel. I considered putting her in there, but because her hair is shiny I was afraid it would have thrown off the mood and lighting. :hmm:
SuperflatPsyche's avatar
Oh, perhaps! She is very glitzy - might've turned the whole forest into a disco XD
ezioauditore97's avatar
Funny how quickly it changes from an awe inspiring sense of discovery to a "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!" moment!
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Oh,oh,oooh!Very moody shading with the trees and the somewhat mystified expressions on our loveable cast are rather nice;Fits the main group's tone of discovery and danger in equal measures though with all the baddies encompassing them I imagine it's going to quickly go back to being one of the "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE" moments,hehe though I daresay they are getting in plenty of exercise( I know it's a pain getting mine in with my schedule and other pleasure things competing for my time like painting my minis ).

Anyways overall really awesome work and I always enjoy seeing what you've drawn and conversing with you;Keep on rocking and have a spooky Halloween!
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Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! The mood came out just about right for what I was shooting for... and yes I reckon in no time at all they'll be running as fast as their fuzzy legs can carry them! 

As always, thanks for the feedback! :hug:
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You're quite welcome! Alas though they might get themselves into some deep doody our main group is fairly astute and resourceful so I've no doubt they'd ought to be able to make a clean getaway !;)

You've always been an excellent friend and I wish you a pleasant Halloween!
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