My entry for Animal Spirit Guide contest, advanced category, by CRPhotomanipulation with Pendragon-Arts -------> Journal
Won 1st place!
I have chosen a bear as a spirit guide. As spirit animals are described as an otherworldly guide, I made the bear to be like a spirit or a reflection of (mind I say) very handsome model, guiding him through life as a force of strength and as a healer - hence the green smoke. Green is usually shown as a color of healing, nature, balance and has soothing influence on mind and body.
"In the kingdom of spirit animals, the bear is emblematic of grounding forces and strength. This animal has been worshiped throughout time as a powerful totem, inspiring those who need it the courage to stand up against adversity. As a spirit animal in touch with the earth and the cycles of nature, it is a powerful guide to support physical and emotional healing.
The bear is also a guide to take leadership in your life or in other people’s lives. This animal is feared and admired for its strength. Its presence inspires respect. Its strength and powerful stature will inspire you to step into a leadership role in your life and take action without fear." -------> Bear spirit guide
Stocks used: Pexels - Model | Fotostyle-Schindler - Bear - FB page | frozenstocks - Leaves | nayareth - Leaves II | Melyssah6 - A mix of Smoke stocks | YBsilon-Stock - Branches | nathies-stock - Dust | para-vine - Dust II | Pixabay - Forest
Rest is my own/painted
A big thanks to Gejda for featuring this work as a DD
And thank you for all the s and comments
Fabulous job! Congrats!
VERY GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent work! Congrats on the DD and placing in the contest!
I got the DD on 23rd, after the challenge was over
Oh... muaaaaaha ha ah ahaaaaaa voting didn't end till the 24 and the votes weren't tallied till last night, all night long... lo and just released them this morning... either way... is a stunning work and soooo well deserved.... You know How I adore your work. Interesting thing is I only voted 5 times as tie breakers. Everything else was strictly chosen by the community and the judges!
Well deserved Daily Deviation, and I think you should win the contest!
congrats for your dd fantastic work
This is stunning! Good luck in the contest!
This looks great!
Oh wow, this is fanTastic!! !!! It is really, very Beautifully done! I wish you luck in the contest. I sincerely hope you win! !!!!
I love this. I'm Native and it makes me happy to see a Native looking man in the head dress. However those feathers are pheasant feathers and eagle feathers would have been used. That's my only criticism. Well done, I'm pretty picky about the art where head dresses are concerned.
Thanks for the feedback
That is such a constructive and delightful, loving critique! Thank you for this.
Somehow reminded me of the book called “Touching Spirit Bear”.
Bravestarr: "Strength of the Bear..."
I don't really follow fantasy art but this like, a Buddha, or Virgin Mary, is hardly fantasy. It is a very powerful and respectful portrayal of a cultures spiritual life. I'm glad you took the time to do some research.