--->Here is a detail shot of the painting: [link]
I'm back! Hehehe. xD
So much for the haitus. XP
First I want to say thankyou to
who spent a long time with me in front of the PC and watched me paint this piece and that he took time to discuss the concept idea with me before I even started it.
I've had a picture like this in my head for a little while. I wanted to create a scene which symbolizes the bond between the girl called Lumri and the Plant Spirit.
Both are completely different yet they belong together.
Defiance of the Shadow shows the earthy and untouched forest, which is yet protected by the nature of the plant spirit whilst the lethal hand of humankind forces the forests to give way.
I had to create a final design for Lumri, which took me a while because I couldn't make up a good face for her. In the end, I thought that my youngest sister has the perfect look which fits to the character of Lumri.
The young and childlike shape of the face yet the concentrated eyes were very important aspects which made me choose my sister as a reference for Lumri.
Also, I think it's a good choice since I almost see myself when I was a little child and had dreams like those. :3
This was also a piece I used to experiment a lot with. For example I adujsted every single brush myself which has been used for this picture and I think I will use them more often.
I hope you like it! :3
I offer prints of this picture. Note me if you're interested. :]The Plant Spirit is © 2008 Claudya Schmidt aka AlectorFencer. Please do not copy, alter or redistribute!:::EDIT:::
Thanks to the lovely BobTodd who gave me amazingly good critique on that picture, I decided to edit it. The full credit for the idea of editing it and how to do it goes to BobTodd
Thank you so much! <3OMG! Thank you so much for all the comments and favourites on this! Special thanks to Undo-Past! This picture is very personal and it means so much to me to be featured!