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By depingo
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EDIT: Thanks so much for the DD! The contest is over now btw and I was one of the winners, yay! (More info here [link] )
Thank you for all the favs& comments :heart:

I finished this a couple of days ago for the Art Evolution Challenge over at ArtOrder.
Participants were asked to paint Lyssa, "A young female human wizard with black hair who always wears white trimmed in gold."

My idea for Lyssa is a somewhat Tibetan-inspired shaman. She mainly uses her powers to protect nature and wildlife and summons animal spirits to aid her. :B

The entries are going to be judged sometime soon, so wish me luck <3
You can see the complete lineup here: [link]
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rary200000's avatar
Brrrrr seems kind of cold out.
You sure you want to go out in the snowy mountains with no winter shoes?
I know you're a mage and all but I don't think some boots would hurt.
twistedtalestoo's avatar
One of my favorite of all fantasy art images. I'm not even sure why, I can never get enough of this one. I first spotted it in a random image search in 2012 (autumn) for "female cleric" or something like that and I have loved it ever since, but could never figure out where it came from or who created it. Now (thanks to soulstarr999), I finally find its home! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this image. Fabulous, gorgeous, wonderful!!! :happybounce: 
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Hey, thanks so much for your kinds words. Yeah, it can be tough finding artists when people take our work and repost it with the watermarks cropped off :/ I'm glad you like the painting and found me eventually :) All the best to you!
Koalawalls's avatar
Hello, I am a fan of your work for MtG. Recently I started working for a little subclass for one of my D&D players, cutting to the chase this image perfectly resembles what we both had in mind and I was wondering if you were okay with me using this image and posting it on DMs Guild for other people to enjoy. I look forward to hearing from you, and keep up the good work. :)
depingo's avatar
Sure, that's fine, but please credit me if possible :) Have fun playing D&D!
Nonesane's avatar
Woah, this is just so beautiful! I love Lyssa's powerful pose, the glow of magic and the utter feeling of cold and vast open space the background gives off :+fav:
kachelevul's avatar
I want this as wallpaper. Could you release a higher res version for that use, please?
christinted's avatar
Beautiful costume design contrast to her environment. I like that you captured her in mid saunter xD the flowing robes really add to her dignity ... Will never get over walking shots 
LogicinWonderland's avatar
This is really nice work! I love the fur detailing!
matteusz06's avatar
Great work, amazing channel  :P
SepiaWren's avatar
This is gorgeous - I love the warm tones and lighting against the subtly different blues of the snow and the spirit. Lovely character design too. Well done! =D
Iksarguard's avatar
I love the detail on her robes and her expression!
VillainsLove's avatar
what's in her hand?
raspeire's avatar
Wow, this is beautiful. Very dynamic!
restif's avatar
Really stunning piece of art!
leere42's avatar
Fantastic work!
Velkaarn's avatar
That's great, quite an original approach and love the determined look on her face. GJ!
missZoid's avatar
wow, this is fantastic.
I love your choice of design for her costume so much
her bare feet in the snow is a nice touch i might add
your composition is amazing!
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Krshn12's avatar
Best wishes. The subject itself is divine, so the success will be sure.
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