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Elyzabeth Di Serpentis

Commission for Icedragoner of their OC Elyzabeth Di Serpentis.

Elyzabeth is a snake witch, the daughter of a noble woman and a sorcerer. Her father trained her to use magic and after he passed she became the leader of a small group of other adventurers. Her main focus is organizing research trips to acquire magical artifacts.

I was directed to compose the image from the Pov of the desk which was an interesting challenge. I say a challenge because I'm constantly trying to add more drama and perspective to the work that I do. Initially I had the desk level but part way through the sketch I though a nice tilt to the horizon line would do the trick. While she is still more-or-less straight up and down the horizon is very tilted which adds a sense of drama and movement. Additionally I wanted to play around with unexpected light sources and having a bright window-lit scene from behind seemed like a fun challenge. I tried several iterations with adding magic coming from the quill but ultimately they chose a more simple approach with just hints of magical energy coming from the marks recently made.

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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sylessae's avatar

This is such a beautiful portrait. I love the way the camera view is tilted, its adds so much drama to a common pose! The light framing her is just perfection gives her warm skin such a soft glow.

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Thank you!! Yea that camera tilt really changed things up. Glad you like it!

ScrubFiend's avatar

The lighting is so beautiful, and as always your compositions are stunning.

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Quelfabulous's avatar

I’m always in awe in how you compose all the props around the character. Beautiful lighting and such a lovely vibrancy with the colors too!

stumpyfongo's avatar

Aw thanks so much Quel!!!

ChrissaBug's avatar

Omg! This is absolutely gorgeous! The design, the composition, the lighting, all the details! So well done!

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Thank you so much!!!

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simoneferriero's avatar

This one is stunning! The depth of the character in front of the bright background is so well done! Also the composition has lots of movement. Great artwork <3

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Thanks so much!!

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