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Sister and the Fawn WIP by Zephyri Sister and the Fawn WIP by Zephyri
I like adding sneak peeks to my scraps, makes me feel like I'm giving those who care enough to watch them a glimpse at the exciting things I'm enjoying at the moment!

This piece was inspired by a classic fairy tale (which was either bros Grimm or HC Anderson, i forget), about a brother and sister who run away from their witch step mother, and the brother is turned into a faun when he drinks from one of the bewitched streams. The faun then cannot resist the calls of the king's hunt, despite the lament of his sister not to, lest he get killed. It sparked a strong image in my mind as I was reading, and this is the prgress so far. Really want to try and give it the feel of an old master's painting, sticking to a the kind of palette that guys like Bouguereau would have used.

I've looked up a couple of refs for the material creases, and have a number of refs for the faun, but other than that, this is mostly relying on my (limited!) knowledge of how the masters built up form and used color.

Thus far I'm actually pretty pleased with how it's working, so I had to share! Might even consider submitting this to whatever fantasy/digital book is accepting submissions when it's done. :O
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vampire-angel13 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
It's a Grimm tale
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purplesinger Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Ooh! It's the Brothers Grimm! I just read that one. :D

Aww, this is almost exactly what I pictured in my head while I was reading, too. Dang, missy, you're good! :heart:
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Anderon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! Very striking, you captured the emotion beautifully, m'dear. Though I know the tale, I can't remember who it's from, either, nor the name of it to look it up. Alas... It would seem that I must get my brook clooection from my mom's house :D I do so love the classic fairy tales, myself.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it's quite a lovely fairytale - mine was in a Grimm Bros collection I think. Glad the emotion comes across.
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! The expressions are nicely done!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FoxDracona Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So far, so good. I like the style you're using and the image itself. I've never read that particular fairy tale, but you seem to have captured the message well.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy the message comes across even to those who've not read it. :)
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Katerina423 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should definitely consider submitting it to a fantasy/digital book. This is incredibly well done. You've captured the palette perfectly and i like that i can see the brush strokes as well and your lighting is superb. I think you've paid a great homage to the masters here... what i think is even more important and spectacular is that you've really captured the story.. the boy-faun feeling irresistibly called to the hunt and his sister's sorrow and fear. This is an utterly beautiful painting.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks hun! I'm definitely thinking this could be something a little special if I can pull it off right!
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