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Growing up in Winnipeg, my friends and I would canoe a lot, especially right after winter when the forested areas on the banks of the river would be flooded. It was always really austere but beautiful, which is something I wanted to try to bring to life here.
Inked by hand, colored in Corel Painter and Photoshop.
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I love the sense of depth and how you captured the feel of a snowy forest. It looks so believable and forlorn. The woman's dress detailing looks magnificent. The background and the trees really pulls it all together.
I truely lament that I wasn't able to buy this as a print when i saw it, I really feel it has such a beautiful mood to it, both dark and light at the same time. Its mysterious and dangerous and yet hopeful, i really just could read into this image for hours if I tried. I really love her sleeves and have to commend you on all that beautiful detail work! Hell the fact that you inked this all by hand just hit me and I cant help but think about all the time you must have spent on those trees! wonderful work, thank you for sharing it <3
Thank you for all the kind words-- it was my very first time printing the artwork, so I wasn't sure how it would be received, especially next to my flashier works. I was very happy it did as well as it did, but sorry I didn't have any prints left! Let me know if we'll cross paths at a future con and I'll certainly set one aside.
Again, thanks for the lovely comment! It makes all the ink under my finger nails worth it, haha!