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Life Skirt by AlectorFencer Life Skirt by AlectorFencer
What a stupid title. lol I couldn't think of something better, really. XD
This was a very, very quick concept picture I did about the Plant Spirit and I know I could have put more details and colour tones in but it was 1 o'clock in the night and I wanted to finish it. Dead lines for the win.

With this picture, I wanted to show something very special about the Plant Spirit, which is the heart. The plants which surround the plant spirit cover its heart, the most vulnerable part and source for the plants to live.
So, the vines and other plants which the spirit let grow, belong to it hence it can feel if someone stepped on a little leaf or broke a vine.

When running really fast, the spirit can merely jump out of its coverage aside some main vines which belong to its being, like an aorta but come back to surround the body as soon as the spirit stops.
Without the coverage of the plants, the spirit is just something like a ghost, something nonmaterial and untouchable. The heart is the only excisting thing beside the plants.

Plant Spirit is © Claudya Schmidt aka AlectorFencer. Please don't copy, alter or redistribute!
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RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What tools you use for this?
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Very pretty^^ love the colors:heart:
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AoKuroiRaccoon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT! dont know what else to say
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dimitrioustalidas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love your thought about this painting... it conveys most of it.. very energetic..
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LogantheObliterator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artist
To me, it seems you put enough detail and color in to kill something, like the viewer, and (hopefully) send them to somewhere better, like the Plant Spirit's realm. Anyway, yeah, this is incredible, it is hard to believe that you are human with human hands when you can create such crazy good drawings with those same hands. Keep it up, AlectorFencer, you are beastly awesome at whatever you do to do this kind of art. Peace.
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stellic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Woah.
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talliesynn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very interesting. :D You're character is so awesome! :la:
I've been looking through you're whole gallery of Plant Spirit.
I wish I had this many sketches/artworks of my character. I'll have to get to work :meow:
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heidik8 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
~this is power. The movement! Waves of green are pulled forward by a mytic animal. Color YES!
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Snakefir Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
This plant spirit is really original. I love the color and depth in all your pieces. I hope one day to be half as talented as you!
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Niara-Silverbreeze Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Wow, i saw this in the general DA gallery and simply had to click it...amazing!
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look-what-i-can-do Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
amazing concept, what did you do this with? the background i think is watercolor...but the rest?
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xStillexSchreienx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
I just love this plant spirit!! But in this pic, i like how you can see how long his claws are.
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Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
What I really love most about this picture is the story of the Plant Spirit's heart. It makes the red heart shown here all the more precious, fragil, and beautiful. And as always, the detail is amazing!
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randomworks Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
incredible art! your spirit plant wolf art is remarkable. love the greens! your art is fresh and different, and i like it.
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
living skirt might suite it. life skirt reminds me of life line. :P amazing detail like always. i love this one the most out of all your pieces. i like the movement and the simplicity along with the complexity
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RSLaehnart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
An alternate title for this could be "Born of Life" or "Breathe into Me". Just throwing those out there cause you said you didn't have time to think of a good title.
I really like this. The greens work so well together and the background is just perfect for what your trying to portray. The only thing I can really say is that the claws look a bit too long to me, but other than that this is a very solid piece. I love it. ~<3
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sophia030394 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
*speechless*
So. Frickin. Cool.
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Red-Wolf-23 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
now you got some awesome paintin talent here, great concept
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Thanks a lot! :)
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SlayerTerraBrei Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
wow, i love how you conveyed the massive amount of plants this spirit has to protect it.
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Jskra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Hm... Ich denke, dass dein Plant Spirit ist geil, er ist einmalig. :3
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Hihihi. Vielen Dank! :D
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spiralunwinding Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
The expressive trail of the plants is beautiful; all the swirls and shades. What a wonderful use of textures, on the subjet and in the background. Just creates an eye-popping image.
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jackal-god Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
I love the energy and movement in this piece! Your paintings are all so animated. Really fantastic job!!
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Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dssfgdfdfgdfdfcvdf love it.
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
fdhfghsgfsdhf thank you! :D
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x2Chimeara2x Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
AWWW! How I love your wolves; they always turn out so well. The whole thing is amazing, I can't put words to describe how cool this one is. <Although I will mention that all the fine detail on the vines makes the picture even more alive. And the background compliments it well.>
~Dai
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x2Chimeara2x Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
No problem. :3
~Dai
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   General Artist
Beautiful picture and brilliant concept. Just love it.
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Incarnadine91 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Once again, this detail is awesome. :wow: I really, really wish I could paint like you!
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faster999 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
I would need big scizors to cut that plant....
good job man
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darkhoodness Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
It's been too long. . . I owe you a nice comment. :heart:

When I first saw this I thought it was another of your digital pictures, until I realised that firstly it was in your traditional style as opposed to your digital style, and that your digital drawing equipment is all here on my desk buried under a pile of birthday cards.

This, in turn, rendered me speechless. The detail in the leaves behind the spirit is truely amazing, especially the way you've added blue high-lights to help show the shape better. . . I really love how it jumps out of the frame, too. :D

I see what you mean about his heart now, as well. :) I have only a tiny gripe, but take it with a pinch of salt 'cause I know firsthand how much work and effort you put into your drawings and that it isn't the easiest thing in the world to do, plus I also know that you were trying to show something with this picture so that'll probably make what I'm about to say irrelevant.

Anyway, his heart looks a bit too visible, maybe, rather than through the ghostly spiritual vision that is his spiritual form. When you told me about the heart idea, I imagined it kind of like your Sensitivity creatures, as in you could see their organs through the translucency of their skin and were obvious, yet weren't too visible, if you see what I mean. :)

Awesome, awesome work, though. :heart: :hug:
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Hehe. ^^
I'm planning on doing the same picture digitally just froma different point of few. A bit more dramatic. And yeah, the heart is indeed too visible. Since the plant spirit is sucha small aspect in this drawing, I wanted to make it more visible because otherwise it would have disappeared and people probbaly would ask what the hell the spirit has on its fur on teh side. :XD:
But I see your point and I will fix it with the next pictures. hehehee
Thanks a lot for your kind words, as always! :heart: :hug:
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StoopidAnchovy Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Words cannot describe this ;A;...

The blue lighting you put on this makes it so clean and seperate. The blending you used made it so smooth and flowing. The textures make it POP, and when you put it all together you get a visually pleasing work of ART.

All this movement makes me want to dance. And you always do it so well. I once again want to ride on the plant spirit :I
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Awww! Thank you soo much for your wonderful compliment! :hug:
Riding the plant spirit costs 15 for 10 minutes and 10 for a snapshot of you and the spirit. lol XD
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StoopidAnchovy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
hahaa, you're so funny, but I could imagine that XD
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MysticGaia Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
awsome i love youre plant spirits, awesome concept! also my bf had a funny comment to say when he saw this picture, "dang you miricle grow!"
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Thanks so much! I'm happy you like it. ^^
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wolf-wind Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
I'm in love with all the green colors <3 You have been able to do the vines so smooth and rich in colors :D Plant spirit is definitively the coolest character I have ever seen, I really look forward to start to draw on the trade :excited:
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Aww! Thanks a lot! You're probably going to dra wthe spirit better than me in the end. :D
Your skills are just amazing.
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wolf-wind Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I love your style anyway, no matter what my skill level are :hug: ( hope my grammar is no too bad there XD )
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Don't worry about your grammar. We can be happy to be able to talk English. :D
And I understand you perfectly. Your Englisch is very english in fact. :)
Thankie for your kind words. :blush:
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wolf-wind Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Thanks :hug: Remember when I did joined DA, people often did not understood what I tried to say XD
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Hehe cool. So you did quite a massive improvement. :D
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wolf-wind Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
I have practiced everyday, with much help from tritrans.net XD
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Cool. I started with a translator to and then changed over to a normal dictionary, which I still use. ^^
How long did it take you to learn english?
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TheBlueFeline Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It really is amazing:heart: I love to see your work <3 I really love the way you drew the plants and the amount of detail in it :heart: <3 Also I love how you drew the wolf spirit <3 I like the paws and the face a lot, keep it up :heart: I love to see more of you <3
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Aww! Thank you! :glomp:
It always makes me feel happy if someone likes the spirit. ^^
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TheBlueFeline Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe you are welcome:heart: <3
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