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Hey all, haven't posted for a very long time. I thought this would be a decent opportunity to jump back into the game. I enjoy depicting the more subtle nature of the character. I liked the idea of her floating through clouds and covering her tracks with her broom. Someone who may invoke curiosity out of children instead of fear to entice them into her clutches.
I know nothing of computers and odd texty box things...
so you can find my sketchbook through this non hidden totally lame link below:
The story behind mine is my perception of witches in general. Since historically, witches were most often loners or weirdoes who got accused of evil doings out of superstition or spite, I figured maybe mythological witches suffered the same fate
So here's my Baba Yaga: She might tell you to get off her lawn but she won't eat your kids
I realize my concept is off the wall as far as witches go, so I felt an explanation was necessary:
Old Lady Baba lives on the outskirts of one of humanity's last cities. She sees humanity as a bane to the earth, and she longs to wipe it from the earth if it takes doing it one child at a time. She is protected by elemental magic and her three guardians Night, Dawn and Day. Night, Dawn and Day are more than guardians they are a scale on which Baba weighs one's soul. If the guardians do not attack at Baba's command then she knows that the person is one with the world.
Last edited by doomstagg; February 14th, 2009 at 06:21 PM.
Reason: bad english
Well I picked a tough week to try and stand with the crowd.. Anywho It's my first attempt at a digital piece. No real formal training when it comes to charcters and very little drawing skill.. I'm just here to learn and get better.. And I'm sure I will with the crowd that frequents here..
My piece was more of a experiment to see how far i could comfortably take an idea in digital painting. I was planning on taking the piece into colour but the cardinal rule of art prevented me from doing this.. " always have fun, first and for most" !
Next time I promise to focus more on concept and not so much on techique.