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Enchanted forest

A home and a place of refuge for so many creatures....
line drawing using rotring pens 0.13 0.18 0.25
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2366x3227px 5.75 MB
Date Taken
Aug 17, 2010, 3:02:12 PM
© 2011 - 2021 ellfi
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I agree with so many of these comments! You are truly talented. Please create an adult coloring book?
I have looked at so so many color books of fantasy art and none of them compare to the work that you’re doing. Keep it up! It’s amazing
ZandKfan4ever57's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

When I first seen this piece, I already felt I wasn’t qualified to find anything at all wrong and still couldn’t. Also whenever I do provide a critique I like to study and reflect on what I get from this wonderfully created works of art, sometimes it be days when I decided to start and post my critique, because I don’t take this lightly.

Enchanted Forest; just looking at my fellow Deviant artist name Ellfi piece, I first see entrance where it’s given inviting and tranquil welcoming all who wants a peaceful sanctuary, whether to use this forest as a means of thinking, crying, releasing anger, to help one make an life changing decision

In addition I’m “Enchanted Forest” has a touch of antique mosaic. Also there’s this group call “Extreme Details” where there purpose of being is all about artwork with excessive amounts of detail within. I mean along with the scenery, you have animals taken shelter or made a lifetime homes within the trees, there’s fairies flying around, vegetation.

Also there are even horses running in the background of this entire piece and all of this in black and white, in pencil??????? Could you imagine if this was done in coloring, with the skillful shading?

Lastly this artist needs to not only know but to understand that she has a rare gift, I’m honor in having the opportunity in getting to her through her works of art. It is my hope and prayer that she doesn’t give up this skill, don’t never let folks who are negative opinions sway her and that she continue in this journey seeing it to it’s destiny.

May God Continue Blessing and Keeping You in ALL of Your Endeavors.
ellfi's avatar
Thank you for taking the time to write a critique, I feel very flattered by your comments! I have to say this was a drawing I enjoyed doing very much and hiding the creatures and fairies was part of that joy.
You don't have to worry that I would ever give up's very much part of me and I almost feel lost without a pen/pencil and piece of paper :D
ZandKfan4ever57's avatar
awwwwwww you're so welcome, I enjoy your creations and can't wait for the new ones to come. However, I didn't think of this til just now, a small advice from me, please watermark, better yet copyright your creations as a means of protecting them. :-)

PS: Thank you for the opportunity in admiring your art.
ellfi's avatar
thank you for reminding me. I keep forgetting the watermark when I submit...tut tut I guess subconciously I am perhaps too trusting :shrug:
ZandKfan4ever57's avatar
you're kind person, no it's good to be nice, just protect your works :-)
titayo9's avatar
This looks so pretty
Leanndra51's avatar
Exquisite work and truly enchanting!
EnglemanArt's avatar
Marvelous enchantment.
martilios's avatar
I LOVE this piece! Please create an adult coloring book. Your art is so inspiring and intricate. I am a fan!
Beliarat's avatar
Great illustration! Its an elaborate and imaginative piece of art.
panteist's avatar
Do you care if people are coloring this and calling it a "freebie" color page?  I found it over on pinterest..... don't wanna be stealing.  
Absolutely stunning! You should sign your drawings, though ;)
EvaIkaria's avatar
This is an amzing drawing! Great job! Clap Clap 
Denzil007's avatar
nice work lots of detail
painttowrite's avatar
This is so beautiful.  I love art in black & white.  There are many hidden sketches in here & the more you browse, the more you find.  I love all of 'ellfi's' sketches.  These are some of the most wonderful illustrations I've ever seen.  Look forward to many more!
Oxide23's avatar
This is amazing work! Great job!
Meowth79's avatar
Geeze that looks like it took forever!  It's so beautiful!!!
jennystokes's avatar
Brilliant. Attention to detail is remarkable.
DarthAsparagus's avatar
This is a really nice drawing. I love your use of light and shadow and the level of detail.
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