The Forest Mage by vacher

The Forest Mage

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Artwork Stats
Added: Jan 09, 2007
Views: 16577
Likes: 3
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Comments: 17

Artwork Description

Book cover for "Forest Mage", second volume of The Soldier Son trilogy by Robin Hobb (Harper Collins Publishing).
Painted from scratch in Photoshop (absolutely no photographic trick).

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Guest's picture

only one word: wow!

Guest's picture

this painting is beautiful so much as i would like to use it in my books that have fantasy content in them, contact me at these are briliant paintings and just the kind i need

anawi's picture

Beautiful work,the fabrics looks great!

cquilliams's picture

I love the way you compose using your colour and values. Creates such perfect tone and emotion. Just masterful.

vacher's picture

Thank you for the comments, everyone.
To answer your comment, Ion, I actually have been involved with digital work for 12 years, now, but mostly in the movie industry. I also use it for book covers (which is the case here), but not always. For my personal work, my technique of choice definitely remains traditional real paint.

transpired's picture

I thought you were a traditional artist.
Seems as if you've begun digital as well.
Anyways, nice work.

Guest's picture

Excellent! Obviously the "editors pick" button isn't working again :/

chrissyk's picture

Hey I have this book! I didn't know this was your work Smile Anyhoo, amazing work!

Guest's picture

Editors pick.
This is a stretch for you color wise (at least from your work I have seen) and it is done almost flawlessly, the sword does not quite seem stuck in the ground but besides that... Perfection. You are a true talent and an inspiration.

carles's picture

Yes, the precision and exactness of the light effects is stunning. It structures the composition in a very strong way. Another amazing work.

mattbradbury's picture

Excellent painting! I really love the lighting on the figure and fabric but my favourite thing is the colour you've used in the shadows as highlights..... It is just gorgeous!

griffingirl's picture

You, sir, are the king of drapery.

rita's picture

Just another fantastic artwork. I love the light and of course the fabric, but also the forrest!

kenmeyerjr's picture

Wow, great job and a departure from what I usually see...this one has a cool mood to it and, as always, great handling of the focal point.

j-art's picture

Well, you are just out of this world. Masterwork!!!!!!

faerywitch's picture

Beautiful lighting!

chutap's picture

Christophe! Superb work as always, and your skill in rendering white fabric is unrivalled

Art at its best.