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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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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
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!
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Cloister Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ...and thanks for the story/interpretation.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Haha you're welcome! Just my overactive imagination at work XD
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DoduDindon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o What's the thing on the left???? ...It's cute.
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Maplewolf66 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Why am I imagining the scene in Jurassic Park: Lost World where the T-rex eats the dog? :D
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KitrakKraaxi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Good golly I love your technique. It is very reminiscent of oil and watercolor paintings. It looks fantastic!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
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This amazing artwork has been featured in my journal: [link]
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There's this awesome story going on in the beautiful styling of each character :D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! I love the colours! :D
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Nice
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mehdi-tehrani Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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the-great-Forde Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Gorgeous
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shadowguildmaster2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the bizarity of that creature! :)
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's just your common wood-crawler... nothing strange about it ;)
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corvidcorax Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I like it a lot.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear it! Thanks!
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Kufaz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great perspective and depth!
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Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Kufaz!
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Felt-heart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012   General Artist
This is so creative and lovely! The creature is so unique!
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Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, felt-heart.
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Felt-heart Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome :)
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YAMATA12 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
its seems like a movie scene :P XD!
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Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's good. Thank you!
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YAMATA12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
you welcome :iconlawooplz:
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dudubk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing artwork! :3
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Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SakeeSensei Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooow So mystery and amazing ! i just love it ! <3
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Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm happy you like it!
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sofas123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
soo amazing loving the illusion of the background
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All is illusion when it comes to painting. To remember that helps a lot, actually. Many thanks, sofas!
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