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Witch's Apprentice by Cloister Witch's Apprentice by Cloister
Love the yellows of autumn, and it was time to do a background..
Hope you like it. What do you think is going on in the scene?

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I'm glad that you asked about what we think is going on! I think the little girl ran away from home with only her wand and loyal dog when her parents found out she had magic, and got lost in the woods. She came across the witch, who says she will help the girl find her way out of the woods. She has other plans. She takes the girl to a the bridge, and says that crossing the bridge is the girl's way home. In actuality, the bridge leads to the faerie realm, and all travelers who cross it are never seen again. The witch has an agreement with the beast's masters... she sends all lost travelers to it and in exchange she is allowed to live in the woods. However, right now the witch wants to see if the girl, who she can tell has some magic, can see the faerie beast. Only someone with great magical potential could see the beast. The girl passes the witch's test and the witch claims the girl as her own, protecting the her from the creature and taking her back to her cottage to become her new apprentice.

This entire scene has a faerie tale quality to it that I really love, and it feels as if the little girl is the protagonist of a children's book. Also, I like how the creature looks alien, not malevolent. Perhaps its that witch she has to really worry about! Anyway, I really love this piece. Thank you for sharing it!
Cloister Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ...and thanks for the story/interpretation.
Haha you're welcome! Just my overactive imagination at work XD
DoduDindon Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o What's the thing on the left???? ...It's cute.
Why am I imagining the scene in Jurassic Park: Lost World where the T-rex eats the dog? :D
Good golly I love your technique. It is very reminiscent of oil and watercolor paintings. It looks fantastic!
This amazing artwork has been featured in my journal: [link]
reflectionsinwater Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There's this awesome story going on in the beautiful styling of each character :D
AngelicAdonis Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I love the colours! :D
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