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The Green Orb by phantastes The Green Orb by phantastes
This one's dedicated to :iconxeena-dragonkizz: because of her love for green, or every other color, come to think of it :XD: :hug:

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Model :iconlockstock: [link]
Irish hut [link] by eschu1952

The rest are painted from scratch.
Flash animation version Releasing the Orb [link]
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:iconkokirishclothing:
KokirishClothing Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Everything you've put into this image blends so beautifully and creates such a striking impact. Your background detail on the branches of the oak are exquisite and the green motif, with your skillful use of shading and tonality brings a sense of the strange and magical to life. This picture lives and breathes - your details on the woman - tiny when compared to the majesty of nature around her with some astonishing perspective skill - are beautiful too, from the crown on her hair to the way her leg rests on the branch. She could be a mistress of the forest, and it's wonderful to behold. Like all great art, it compels us to wonder - what is The Green Orb? Why it is important? What does it do? That sense of mystery combined with the real is the essence of great fantasy storytelling. Congratulations on inspiring work and thank you for sharing it with us :)
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:iconphantastes:
Thank YoU so kindly my friend! I enjoyed building up the environment and theme in this one :dance:
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:iconriseabovethecrawl:
Spectacular piece. I love how much the use of mixed media ties in so smoothly for a breathtaking piece. And, yes, the green is perfect for it. Amazing work.
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:iconmissduchesse:
I think this is beautiful, what with the light and shadows, and that curious little monkey just inching closer to her. Loves it!
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:iconphantastes:
THanK YoU Hannah :hug:
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:iconleeannekortus:
LeeAnneKortus Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Truly beautiful piece....love the background!!
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:iconphantastes:
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconlurih:
You managed to combine a photo and a painting very well in this one. Nice job.
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