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Crossing the Marshes by Grumbleputty Crossing the Marshes by Grumbleputty
For IOW#5- "Crossing the Marshes" on ConceptArt.org. I was going for an illustrative look, with the thought that it might be a scene from an imaginary kids or young adult fantasy book.

So far it looks like I completely ate it on this entry- dead last! Oh well, at least I learned from it!

The backstory in my head behind this image- the protagonist depicted is the reluctant assistant to a witch who specializes in brewing potions. She is sent on a series of strange adventures in a surreal fantasy realm to get ingredients for a potion which can cure the illness of a girl who has bullied her for years. Along the way, the main character gains the self-confidence needed to disarm the bully.
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nilescclover Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I like this painting but it reminds me of what I saw during "katerina" (the hurricane, don't know how we spelled it). I was in the middle of moving to my new house when it hit (I live in Al). My great aunt told me she got in her boat and paddling down the streets of New Orleans, so that's what it looks like in this pic-scary......


but I really like it, great job!
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Blue-Abraxas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!:D (Big Grin) 
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MandolynDragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! It has a nostalgic, "Wonderlandish" feel.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whether it fits a contest or not--which come and go--it is a striking image. ;)
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Grumbleputty Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much- I needed that!
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vikingjon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) :thumbsup:
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Indigo-Glow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the very best illustrations I have ever seen on DA. Totally fracking good job!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You did a fantastic job, I love the whole concept, a magical and at the same time haunting creation, nicely done!
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Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist
very cool
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
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Grumbleputty Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Holy cow! Thanks very much!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
very nice work, That well make for a great story book
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bakido Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'll get you my pretty, and your little cat too!
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love for you to join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool.
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delfinmichelle Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! =O
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DonkoSegetin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Kids or young adult fantasy book is the first thing I thought of even before I read the description. Great job.
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ZiiZii-RocK Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful piece of art!!! :heart:
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Orangejuicegod Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's awesome. The expression and log makes this really spooky
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Grumbleputty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! After the humbling beat-down I'm taking in this contest, I really needed that!
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Orangejuicegod Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem at all. A pleasure to restore self confidence :D
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