The girl is a princess who agreed to sacrifice her mortal life to save her beloved forest, which was cursed to wither by an evil witch. She is now the heart of the forest; she is neither living nor dead. Without her essence the forest would die. The animals keep a vigilant watch over her form as she slowly becomes part of forest.
Had this hounding my brain for ages and finally got it on paper. Just wanted to have fun with colours, really. Various google references used for the animals. Hope you like it