Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Lady Faun

In the last time, painting has became nearly impossible, since my evenings are almost totally occupied by the baby-almost-toddler who got separation anxiety.
So, I was very uncertain if participate in the Faun Contest held at DeviantArt by the lovely Eledhwen, whose conditions were to choose one among three of her Faun stock pics, and do a paint, or a photomanipulation out of it. I tried to give it a trial, and chosed this one:

and finished in a hurry in around a couple of weekends, so I had to keep it as a simple portrait, even if I'd like to put more imaginative elements in it. She asked also to not draw the dress to let the faun features be more visible, but I find it beautiful so I decided to keep it.
It's always great to paint from a real model instead of painting stereotyped human characters, as often seen in fantasy illustration, so I really enjoyied it, despite the little time. It is moreover a very useful exercise. (then, I also won, which is an additional pleasure :) ).
I'm still not completely happy with rendering, but maybe I'll take up again later.


ophmac said...

Absolutely brilliant, nice take on the theme. Love it!

Morgaine le Fée said...

Thanks Ophmac! You're always so kind :) If I had to judge self, I loved the one which came at 3rd place.

ophmac said...

Yours is the best for me, honestly. I'm not saying this just because we've been friends for almost 20 years. I really believe it.

TrädgårdsPrinsessan - Annika said...

thanks för stopping by at my blog :-) And I am glad I found yor blog here - fantastic pictures, really great!


Morgaine le Fée said...

@Ophmac: thank you indeed:) (20 years? Time is running out of me like sand. We must meet again!)

@Annika: the pleasure is mine! And I love to see your gardening here so very close to my place. I can learn a lot!

ophmac said...

I'd love to see you again and meet all your boys for the first time.