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Return to Innocence

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This image is not available for books or cds.

I had actually considered re-making my "Guardian of the Earth" for fun, but just yesterday I landed a new client who wanted it for use as a CD cover for a band named Eden, the album will be entitled Return to Innocence.

I had to make a few changes to color and size/format and I did change a few other minor things along with some repainting of parts of the image. The older Guardian of the Earth was licensed out to a publishing company as a book cover, but without the wings and with the shoulder covered.

Overall I much prefer this image to the older one.

Prints are available!

Original: [link]

The upper body & cloth reference comes from ~Mouveena

A couple Brushes are from:
spiritsighs [link]
flordelys-brushes [link]
Other brushes from renderosity
Wings are partially painted by me and partially a stock resource from [link]

© Susan McKivergan 2006
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alexandergreat20's avatar
you know that's funny, I live in Greece and my ancient Greek teacher has this picture on her notebook, it is realy awesome
Ithildiel's avatar
Hehe Found that notebook too, here in Greece-and am also a teacher, coicindentally!:p Loved the image!:)
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you live in Greece?
Ithildiel's avatar
Yup!:)I'm in Athens!:)
alexandergreat20's avatar your name Ειρήνη Μακρή by any chance?
Ithildiel's avatar
Hmm,nope!:) But oddly so, the name sounds familiar, got to admit!O.o
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δουλεύει στο 6ο γυμνάσιο Αγίου Δημητρίου, ring any bells?
Ithildiel's avatar
Χμμμ... όχι, δυστυχώς!:(
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gothiclady07's avatar
i have this picture like a puzzle :)
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oh my this is sooooo beautiful! I love anything that has the full moon in it how everything is glowing also...wonderful work!!! my favorite out of all my favorites!!!
CyberMuses's avatar
Beautifully done and congrats on the sale. :)
zameerkhan007's avatar
wow greatest work love your work ....nice Muuuuuuaaaahhhh a Sweet kiss for you...!! ;-)
cutiepie101779's avatar
did you actually draw this? you must be the most famous artist of the world
cosmosue's avatar
its mixed media, I have used brushes, painting, photoreference...etc. but yes this is my work.
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Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
Elchanan's avatar
Your deviation has been featured in my journal!:hug:
Elchanan's avatar
Beautiful work!:hug:
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So mysterious :) Love it!!
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Beautiful piece. :rose:
Angelia61's avatar
This one is my absolute favorit ever! :iconbwavoplz: :love:
SuchLove's avatar
Again a Beautiful creation - when I am able I may purchase this - I Have had a relative ask me how I can put wings on her and have her flying over the sky on a moon lit night, Any suggestions? my Art is different to yours but creative in its own ways. These days I just do what I can but am learning and will help others in shared knowledge as and how I can.
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well its all about blending everything in and making it appear as if its all under the same light source...the wings here are 3D and painted over, the figure was originally a photo I painted over completely...
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great many thanks
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