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Seeking the Witch of the Woods by TobiasRyenAmundsen Seeking the Witch of the Woods by TobiasRyenAmundsen
A mysterious forest.

Well, that's that. All done in Photoshop CS5.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great :thumbsup:
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Boojamon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please please please illustrate Baba Yaga.
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What is that? Baba... Yaga?
Tell me about it.
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Boojamon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Baba Yaga is a Slavic folklore character. She's both good and evil in different stories- in some, eating children, in others, helping lost travellers. She lives in a hut which has four chicken legs, and flies around on a giant mortar.

Take a look here.
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, I love the concept. Mystic and Norse-ish. :) I'm going to give it a brainstorm and see if I can do something about it.
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Glowry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Almost as in Russian national fairy tales. On my associations, of course. Wonderfully!
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere of those fairy tales. :)
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DragbaX Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..det ser så mystysk ut liksom og kansje lit farlig som jenferd..og alle dettaliene var bra laga. LESKER det!! :)
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zuvelioke Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love forests and this one looks like from fairy tales, where forests have their own individuality :)
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers. :) Glad you liked it, and I agree. :) Forests are very, very lovable.
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EspnB Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful! Just like looking at Kittelsen's work!
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so. Thanks. :)
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HazelScars Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Kult bilde!
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Takk for det! :D
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HazelScars Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Ingen årsak, du er veldig flink til å tegne :)
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Tusen takk. Hyggelig. :)
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HazelScars Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
:)
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Aerhalev Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I looove this
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great! :D Glad you do!
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Aerhalev Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I looove this
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souldec Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
wow...so cool :+favlove:
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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souldec Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
you are welcome :bow: :bow: =D
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Great job :clap:
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers to that!
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Jenova87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! And the atmosphere <3
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D The atmosphere is great, indeed, I love it too! So dramatic!
Thanks <3 x2
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Jenova87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! Keep up great work :D
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I sure will! :)
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Jenova87 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! And the atmosphere <3
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
glad you think so
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Asderuki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Good one :)
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!!
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Dumaonca Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
very well done.
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) <3
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Aicasse Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love :heart: My rgp-heart is swelling watching it ^^
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, how wonderful! :D
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Boojamon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mate, this is so gorgeous. I love your fantasy works, and the slope and weight of this picture is outstanding, specifically the composition.
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate your kind words, mate! I've been heavily inspired by some great Norwegian artists, like Adolph Tiedemand, Hans Gude and well - Theodor Kittelsen. They all portrayed Northern European nature in a mystical and... very moody way. Dramatic. Especially the Norwegian nature itself. I just love doing such works, dramatic works, because... I love the dramatic colours and the tones. I love the contrasts - the golden, vague light shining at the top of that little hillside - and then the darkness and creepiness of the woods. This technique is an old technique, used by one of art's greatest artists - and I just love using it, even though I am not fully able to handle it yet. I try.

Go check those artists out, mate, and you'll see what I mean. See the painting by Theodor Kittelsen illustrating the local legend of "Nøkken", the trollish monster living in a lake (which inspired me subliminally to create the Swamplord you like)
I love his technique. It's SO mysterious. So moody. So masterfully done.

Anyways, enough with this rant - have a nice day, good Sir!
Glad you liked it!
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TheGhostBox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Writer
This looks like something ot fthe Brothers Grimm, or a fantasy game of sorts.
Looks great!
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, mate! And thanks for the donation and Llama badge!
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TheGhostBox Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Writer
No problems ;)
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Supaslim Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is fabulous! I love it, the level of detail is astounding! Look at all of those wonderful mushrooms and grasses and rocks and trees- and the house! This painting is just great, no doubt about it.
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When the sketch was done, I sat there, with no aircondition in my house and a tropical night, and I knew that if this painting would be good, I had to add a lot of details. What a task, phew!
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Anne-Katrien Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Great job
One of my fav-s now!
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TobiasRyenAmundsen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, thanks! :)
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