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Plant the Seed by VertiEarth Plant the Seed by VertiEarth
An illustration for a story being written by Tele Chalmers. The imagery, environment and emotion that is created through his writing gave me so much to work with when I was sketching the initial design. It was all laid out before me with visual inspiration flowing forth. If you would like to read some of Tele’s work you can visit his website here:

I love how dark and ominous I was able to go with this commission. I was given the opportunity to try new techniques such as the dusk effect in the sky, the menacing canopy and homing in more with my shading skills. Please comment and/or add to favourites while you are here, thanks - SJB

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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Interesting – part 86 :iconjoyloveplz:
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The tree canopy is quite ominous; almost looks more like some type of fungus cap than foliage. Tapping into the threatening side of nature. :thumbsup::)
VertiEarth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Deacon! Yah I wanted something quite different for this one. Almost like dark thick clouds. I like your description as well, never saw it as fungus before. Thanks :).
DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly welcome! :D
alexkrat92 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
awsome concept!
LukeGraber Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
hideously beautiful!
RoomOfAshes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Feriberri Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I really love how you managed to work in the darker border around the top of this piece- it very much feels like the black is creeping in, almost creating a claustrophobic effect despite the huge space of night air. The way you've worked all your textures is super impressive here: the tree, despite being gnarled just enough to look twisted, still retains a good feel for bark, and the stone pillars of the house seem sturdy and believable even though they're currently compromised by that big tree. Totally cool to see some of the more ominous stuff from you too! Hidden details always end up making me come back to the same piece again and again to rediscover new things everytime~
VertiEarth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much Feriberri! Your kind and descriptive compliments mean a lot. The client was very impressed and delighted with this. That is what I set out to do but the enjoyment it can stir within others makes me very happy :D. Thanks again!
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