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Winter Begone by AlectorFencer Winter Begone by AlectorFencer
Winter begone.
Let the flowers in the deep vast forest awake again
and bloom over the land.


Yay for being burnt out...I don't even know how to describe this picture.

Anyway, I'm really happy how this picture turned out in the end. It was sometimes a real struggle but I got there eventually. You might have noticed big changes in the background and colour scheme.

I spent most of the time thinking where to set the next brush stroke and especially thinking of which brushes to use. After browsing my PS brushes and brain, I finally came up with the WIP, which I showed to you already: [link]

The face has changed from the original sketch too because painting fur really didn't work on the base of the sketch: [link]

In the end, I struggled mostly with the background because the colour scheme didn't co-operate with the orginal sketch (trees and mountains), so I changed it after three freaking outs and one banging-the-head-on-the-table.

I will post a walkthrough of this as soon as possible. :D

Thanks a lot for looking! :iconlovegreenplz:

Photoshop: 30 hours

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The Plant Spirit is Copyright to Claudya Schmidt aka AlectorFencer. Please do not alter, copy or redistribute!
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:iconzombiekitty9:
zombiekitty9 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconbakaandtensaiart:
BakaAndTensaiArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's just ... just too great for words.
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:iconareyrose:
areyrose Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, where do you get your ideas?
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:iconixtabay:
ixtabay Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What beautiful work'm your fan, loved and let me take to Favorites please keep creating these beautiful pictures and be sure to share. you are a great artist.
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:icondark6caskerd:
Dark6Caskerd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
absolutely glorious.
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:iconryaye:
Ryaye Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist
it is beautiful. beautiful!
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:iconraecher26:
raecher26 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Could be a Magic the Gathering card from the early Versions :D Frostsnap/Iceage ^^
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:iconemomppu:
Emomppu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
you're amazing:D
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:iconmariamjolnir:
MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Fantastic work *____________*
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ManiacalFreak Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! You did a spectacular job on this! This is beautiful! :heart:
I love how the wolf seems to be creeping out of the eaves, brilliantly done!
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:iconriverstarmontenegro:
RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hes hiding from death...
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing:heart:
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:icontrottingperyton:
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like resurrection after being buried.
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:iconrivecross:
RiveCross Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing Job, I really like it
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:iconviolettunami:
violettunami Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing!
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:iconlightninggoddeslyris:
this is one of my favorites from you. I actually just spent an hour trying to find it on Google.( Lolz) Then came to DA and found it instantly. I am planning on making a fully functional quadrupedal suit of this spirit. you inspired me...i hope you don't mind. :)
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:iconnk-chan:
nk-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail in this is so gorgeous~
All the little leaves and the channels in the snow and the hatchmark blades of grass, unf~
I am going to stare at this for a long time.
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:iconblackeststar14:
blackeststar14 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing!!!! I cant even think of a compliment that is worthy lol
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:iconcorinsan:
corinsan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
zomg this is incredible!
i really need to learn PS and pump out some more art like this
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:iconwolf1300:
Wolf1300 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful. I love all of your nature themed drawings!
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:iconfoxfanforever:
foxfanforever Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful. Although considering the time of year right now, winter beginning, that wolf looks more like it's being buried alive. :fear:
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kellyjo503 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, I love all of your work with wolves and nature...holy crap its like a dream..I have wolf Totem and the one with the little girl...is me
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:iconmoonartist436:
MoonArtist436 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome!
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:iconfaeolan-equus:
Faeolan-Equus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
So cool, the spirit is just so cool.
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:iconjainaokamii:
JainaOkamii Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
So wonderfull :)
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:iconariyaunna:
Ariyaunna Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is simply fantastic. It's elegant and beautiful, but most of all, it's creative. Absolutely stunning. I would favourite it hundreds of times if I could~
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elissatao Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
WOW!
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Schneeb0207 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I like both the sketch and the colored version! They are WICKED AWESOME! I so envy your talent, haha. :D FANTASTIC job, though. Amazing.
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Stacy-Raven-21 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so happy to find an author of the picture I saw (and fell in love) lond time ago somewhere! You are my hero! :worship: love, love, love it
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:iconjacky705:
jacky705 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!! this look, this paws... omg, so awesome!!!!
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:iconakrine:
AKRine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! I love the feel of it, the forest beginning to come to life. Just beautful.
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:iconwolfplanet102:
wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds of Fantasia 200.
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thebabebandit4 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could i use this pic the resone why is on here :) [link] if not dont worry :) ^^
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:iconmarathesouleater:
MaraTheSoulEater Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Omg...... im kinda Speechless. i.... this pictyure it the best element wolf i have ever seen i Really Really like your art x3
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:iconsilversomnium:
SilverSomnium Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. I love the contrast between the colors. And that blue eye. Gorgeous! :)
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:iconflamma-lea:
Flamma-Lea Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Beautiful!
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:iconxaliascar:
XaliaScar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
THIS IS AWESOMEEEEEE
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:iconkira108:
Kira108 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is so amazing! Huge fan!
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:iconprissria:
PriSSriA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Kyyyaaaaaaa I love it so!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A beautiful wolf!!! :D!!
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:icon12memories:
12memories Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010   Artist
This is too brilliant. Great work.
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:iconwolfeyez:
Wolfeyez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Beautiful! Spring awakens as winter begins to sleep.
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
one thing i think when i look at this, why hasdnt it recieved a DD?! its amazing!
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:iconpostmortem:
PostMortem Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Gorgeous, love the snow in the background...ahhhh this is so good
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:iconrosa09ifyka:
Rosa09ifyka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
this should be in a art house, it's just so fucking awsome :3
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:iconcpsketching:
CPsketching Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I love it!
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:iconanokapl:
AnokaPL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist
Mmmmm! I love it! It's perfect!
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NoodleInAsgard Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I really love this one! I think it is amazing. For when is the walkthrough? I have photoshop and a tablet so I would like to use it more often and know how to use it!
Would be great to see how you do it!
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:iconkraculta:
Kraculta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
wundershön,frag mich gerade wie man auf so eine tolle idee kommt. das wären bestimmt tolle postkarten oder poster
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:iconskjeter:
SKJeter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Really AWEsome cool concept.
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