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In the Beginning by Holly-Mellor In the Beginning by Holly-Mellor
This is a submission for the bi-weekly challenge over at :iconconceptworld: . The challenge was an illustration under the name of 'In the beginning'.

The idea here is the elves are leaving their home-world through a magical portal to a new world. In the elven culture the women are fragile creatures often held in high regard; as such the women ride upon the beasts whilst the men walk. I mean, I know you wouldn't be able to decipher such detail from the picture alone, but if it was to be written in a story the little girl up front would be an oddity in the elven world and her walking along with the men shows this.

Time taken: 10 hours
Tools: Wacom Intuos 4 med/Photoshop CS5

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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey Holly, thank you so much for taking part in the bi-weekly round. I have to say that I can see great improvements over the last couple of pieces you did prior to this one. 
I love the lighting and great job on attempting the characters. I know they are very hard to paint and render so great job on that one. 

Keep it up and don't be disheartened by the low participant number. The goal is to stretch and improve yourself in the competition and I commend you for taking the right step. 
Have a great week. :hug: 
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heya mate, no problem at all! It doesn't bother me about how many people enter the competition, I just like having a goal there to work towards. As for characters, they are my bane at the moment, but I am working to change that! 

You should see me in future competitions I'm sure! :) Thanks for the comment :hug: 
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Igilix Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Finally, a picture that's great but not amazing and it took some time. I always hate those paintings that are mindblowing and their like, oh yeah, this took me, like, 5 minutes. I'm like, CURSE YOU AND YOU TALENT. But here you painted something very cool and it took some time. Great job!! 
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks..I think haha!
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Igilix Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
You are welcome! :D
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, kudos to the 10 hour spent on this !
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D!
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voiceless-song Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice. Brilliant color choice, and I really like the portal :XD:
Personally, I'd say that the faces of the front two look a little bit 'flat', and it seems that the little girl looks not 'little' at all (in fact, she looks just as old as the one next to her).
Good job, anyway :#1:
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Faces are something I struggle with, it's something I'm working on don't worry :)
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voiceless-song Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha. No I'm not worry at all. I think you're doing a great job :happybounce:
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Holly-Mellor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :happybounce: :hug:
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voiceless-song Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You're always welcome :huggle:
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