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Away from the Shadow's Grasp by Crittercreator Away from the Shadow's Grasp by Crittercreator
Here is my depiction of Lena as LIGHT, dutifully protecting the innocent from the darkness that seeks to assail it.

I wanted to illustrate her stubbornness to save a little winged fawn, and in the description it said she was an unnusually powerful Caster, so I also wanted to portray her ferocity even in the face of danger.
Around her neck she wears her pendant of keepsakes, and at her belt she has her book of poetry, something she had been writing in just moments before, inspired by the little deer she had come across, when the horrible goons emerged from the darkness.

I enormously enjoyed drawing this one, right from when I scribbled that leaping pose and the reaching hand to adding the last colors onto the little deer.

A great challenge to a fun contest.
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DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
Oh wow! This is a fantastic piece! Very dynamic, and with a terrific amount of detail here! Absolutely brilliant! Love the way you chose to illustrate the monsters - you have a gift for chilling designs, you know that? However, what I really liked here was how you worked in the balance between light and dark, with Lena and the monsters in green and gold and the monsters in black and violent. Wonderful way to illustrate the dynamic balance between good an evil, dark and light, et cetera.

Stellar work once again, Crittercreator! Keep it up, eh? =D
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Once again, thank you for such detailed feedback, ~DasSovietCanuck!
I'm thrilled to see someone that distinguishes the color palette of this one. I've often seen that the pairing of light and dark, cold and warmth, can make or break a painting. I'm glad to hear this one worked so well!
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BluePenguDog Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
The expression on her face is just perfect! Great job.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
I did encounter a bit of trouble with her face; but then I reversed the canvas and realized her head had been squashed! Flipping the canvas to see your mistakes is an incredible technique, I have learned.
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cynelsa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL love this! Congrats
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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psyleaf2013 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Interesting take!
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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LilithNightRaven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful, good luck and congrats on being a finalist!
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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