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Forest Sorceress


Personal project I started a couple of weeks ago to step up my game a little bit. My goal was to improve on my lighting skills and perfect the human body. Still there is a long road to walk but I am happy this being my first step into more complex illustrations. I cannot possibly count the hours I put into this, I honestly use whatever free time I have when I wasnt working on my office job.

As always hope you like.

Process step by step: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qAVm0n

This is a special artwork dedicated to my wife Ingrid who I love with all my heart.

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damn, you drew this in your free time.
while Me searching Timber for friends -_-

The amounts of effort you put in this.... amazing. Her right hand tho seems a little off.
But overall, NOICE.
this look so cool for a screensaver :)


Gorgeous! Definitely see the improvement! Keep pushing! Thank you and keep at it!

I respect your efforts in this project deeply.
One thing that made really think about light is a question Einstein used to play with which is the mirror question.
If you are going the speed of light, and you are holding a mirror, would be able to see yourself.
The question is certainly flawed and outdated, but it made me think alot about light sources and reflection. It's hard to tell where the light source is.
I can tell there is some residule light coming from the canopy, especially with the name "Forest Sorceress", but I am not even certain she is in the woods.
If she's an illusionist that uncertainly is amazing.
It seems her plams are imuminated, but not the back of her hand, and it's hard to tell if this a misty morning or more illusion blocking the spread of light.
Another interesting thing to consider is being a pedestrean on an active road that has hills.
As a pedestrean you need to make yourself as visually aparent as you can so you walk opostie to vehicle traffic, meaning you walk on the side of the road that allows a drive to observe you the most quickly.
Statistically we observe oncoming objects faster then outgoing objects, kinda a visual Doppler effect. When going up a hill, you walk with vehicle traffic, because the car might not see you until it crests the hill.
Headlights factor in here too, with the fact that fog means high beams are dispersed by the mist in the air, and you need low beams to bounce the light most effectively against the ground.
There plenty of theory of lighting in modeling and photography, but I like to mention these because they are practical things you can personally observe to understand light, and how it interacts with an environment, and your skill is clear, along with your dedication, so I thought that would be more help then any normal resources.
Thank you for making this.

keepwalking responds:

Intresting review. Indeed lighting is one, if not, the most complex subject in painting disciplines.

Great work man!

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Dec 30, 2019
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