A commission for
from ages ago...I just kept dragging my feet with this one, fiddling with all kinds of detail and lighting and texture and composition and atmosphere and... probably a bunch of other stuff that ended up buried or pulled, by the end. Anyway, she gets points for her patience!
This is both a digital painting and a photo manipulation... though there's more of the former than the latter. The paintover bits are mostly the deer and a couple background branches, I think.
The deer photo came from [link]
There's still a few things on this I'm not 100% happy with.. buuuut I tend to obsess, and I'm trying to break the habit.