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Magic Circle

A version of John William Waterhouse's painting Magic Circle, but set in my anthro characters world. Or something like that, did it just for fun.

Done with Photoshop CS6 and Wacom Bamboo CTH-670 tablet.
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Aristodes's avatar
Interesting. I've seen that picture. Online, not in person.
Tinselfire's avatar
Whoa o.O

Cannot believe I overlooked this before. The original is one of my favourites, and the twist you put on it does it justice. It may seem a strange association, but something about the more vibrant colours and higher contrast - almost moreso than the modern fantasy character - gives the impression of the very best of 90's comics; coincidentally the last era I recall when references to the old masters were still an occasional occurrence in the medium.

It's an inspiring sight. Do feel tempted to drop what I was doing and paint a Waterhouse study.
Irbeus's avatar
Thanks!! I'm very glad that you appreciate this piece of mine!
It's not among the most favorited of my paintings, but is one of those I'm more fond of. Now I'd render some things a bit different, but anyway I'm happy how it turned out in general.
Yeah Waterhouse is awesome, I love his paintings... well, and almost everything from the 19th century in terms of painting xD

talonserena's avatar
Oooh, this is a fantastic piece! Terrific idea. I really see the influence of the original, but it's got a life all its own. :) I love the atmosphere and the textures and you did such a great job on her character design. I want to know more about her and her world. :) Aiee! So good. :D So good.
Irbeus's avatar
Thank you Meghan!! I'm glad you like it :D (Big Grin) There's not much to say about this character, I just thought: what would a witch of the badlands of Iselith (a region of my fantasy world) look like? And that's it Sweating a little... 
She lives in a barren place inhabited by hermits, mystic people and other hippies xD
Most probably I'll make a background story for her now that I have her design and link it with that of my other characters.
talonserena's avatar
That would be fantastic! Even if you don't have much right now, that sounds very, very cool to me. :) Makes me curious about the world. 
Irbeus's avatar
That's so encouraging! La la la la  I'll try to paint more stuff about this world in the next months, now that I don't have exams =P (Razz) 
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