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November 23, 2018
Mielikki - Lady of the Forest by Midorisa
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Mielikki - Lady of the Forest

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New original painting, inspired by Finnish lore and loosely based on a Finnish forest goddess, Mielikki. As it is summer, I wanted to paint something green and bright.
About the character, she is a goddess of forest and hunt, as well as an adept healer. She is the protector of the woods, and one must behave well when entering her forest. I wanted to portray and design her thinking about her as a character and also what skills she would use. She can summon spirits of wild animals to aid her, and as her physical weapon, she uses a bow with magical arrows. She rules over the forest with her partner and spouse Tapio, king of the forest. She is described to wear a blue cape, so I included that into her design.

This took me quite some time, as I tried a new workflow with this. I have a bad habit of overworking on my artworks, and It is hard to decide when it is finished and you just keep adjusting. So even though I could spend some more days with this, I decided to let this go and move on to the next painting already. Also, I'm sorry for being inactive for a while, I had to take some weeks off to relax and just enjoy summer to charge my creative batteries so to speak.

Thanks for looking! ^^

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Love the colors. Stunning!:+fav:

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You're welcome.

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Beautiful work! The detail is impressive.

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Thank you, glad you like the details!
Nice Work Midorisa... Can I ask a question?  I am creating a D&D document detailing out Mielikki and her 5e equivalent subclasses.  I would like to you this image in my document.  May I have your permission?
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Love the outfit and composition! It really creates a magical feel. 
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Thank you so much!
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Very beautiful work!!!Heart happy teddy 
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Thank you so much!
Isn't she the mother of bears?^^
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Stunning illustration!! THe level of beauty here is immence due to the high attention to detail and accurate and precise anatomy placement and color shading and contrast combination!!! HeartI'm on fire!NuuLoveHeartI'm on fire!La la la laLove
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Aaw thank you so much, glad you think so!Heart Hug 
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So beautiful!Wink/Razz 
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