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Forest Dweller by CharlotteXXI Forest Dweller by CharlotteXXI
I hate using the color green and I hate drawing foliage. Last time I attempted drawing those things it ended up looking like shiiiiiiit :iconotlplz:

Getting better though. Also I tried painting with both Photoshop and SAI for this, and I absolutely love the result. Used Photoshop for the textured brushes, and SAI for the details (with the handy stabilizer). A bit of a pain switching back and forth though.

Unlike the usual forest city artworks where people build houses spiraling around trees, I had this forest city made of artificially elevated lands, with a deep forest underneath it. Some trees are too tall and huge that they have to leave holes to let those trees pass through. And I have no idea how the trees underneath perform photosynthesis.


Tools: SAI, Photoshop.
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I love so much the "feeling" I get when looking at it. :love: "if I'd be there, I could do anything"! :love:

The colours are calm but catchy, and the light source is very well placed, creating a truly lovely atmosphere. :clap:
The perspective is amazing! :wow: It's quite unique, as I find it interesting to live in such a forest city! :giggle:

What I truly love about this piece is how the light falls on the branch the character sits on. It creates a contrast, making the piece more delightful to look at! :clap:

The character is GORGEOUS!
I think her arms are a little too small though, I feel something is off around her chest. She appears to be a bit stiff, in my opinion. Considering her right arm should be between her legs (looking where the weapon is), I think it could be placed lower.

Technique :
I really like how it looks like it's painted and in the same time a bit sketchy, and IT'S FULL OF DETAIL! :love: I see a great amount of patience put here! :woohoo:
I think that a bit more of "definition" for the trees in the background could make it have more impact, like a darker tone... or cleaner strokes?

I love so much the feathers, they're a wonderful touch.

Your piece has made quite an impact on me with the gorgeous view and the gentle colours.:love: :love: :love: Truly inspiring.

Please don't hesitate asking me for further questions, or, if you don't agree with something I've said, I'm more than happy to clarify and/or correct myself. ^^;
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declaresnow Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL  Omg so cute How long did it take you?
This is beautiful!
Nice! Now I feel like climbing trees again:)
snivy27 Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I have no I dea what to say. This is beautiful...I want to be there so much.Just...Wow.....
hashtagfabswag Sep 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This made my day
OniricSkull Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this painting it has a cool flow and a warm feeling.
SimpleAimlessness Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love it! It's especially eyecatching in the thumbnail :iconamgtouchplz:
CharlotteXXI Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :iconiloveitplz:
cddmanful Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, the feathers drifting, and the light on her where she is up there, and the darker town below....
NoisyBunny Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have youever head of the song Into The Woods? [link]
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