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February 27, 2010
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Goddess of Earth by cerona Goddess of Earth by cerona
Commission for :iconhlsadlar:


This is Elidhu, *Hlsadlar's gorgeous character. She is an immortal goddess of earth, and all in all a very interesting character to draw. I don't think I've ever spent this much time and consideration into one single painting before! (well, with a few exceptions..)

I don't think I've ever got stuck as much as I did with this one either! There was always something about the foliage in the background that made it hard to continue, or something that didn't look right, or that I didn't know how to draw. I guess that made the process of drawing this much longer than a usual commission.

Anyways, I hope you are happy with the result! No critism on the pose either, please, it was very hard to draw and I'm still not 100% pleased with it!

THE MAKING OF "Goddess of Earth"

    Tools: Photoshop CS2, Bamboo Tablet
    Time taken: 40+ hours
    Layers: 78 layers
    Original size: 2480x3508 px
    Credit:The pose is inspired by several stock photos by ~Colourize-Stock and ~Jello88
    The Toucans are referenced from googled pictures, credits go to the owners of the photographs.

You are not authorised to use this image without my written permission. It may not be used for blogs or sim games, reposted and claimed as your own, or altered in any way. Please respect my wishes.

    Elidhu © *Hlsadlar
    Artwork © Malin Träisk

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AmieOkami Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant picture, I love how the mane flips up in the pose.
cerona May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :love: The mane is my favourite to draw so I tend to go a bit crazy with it :giggle:
AmieOkami May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Haha, it does look like a blast to draw

"In the dark but I see the light."
cerona Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such an excellent horse! And the scene is very beautiful
cerona Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aeraki Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... gorgeous. I love the horse's pose, angle, colors and markings... the background is stunning and I love those toucans there!
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