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Selfless by Hannah-Alexander Selfless by Hannah-Alexander
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 :-)
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MiyaYoshi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Captivating! I love the concept and the panthers look great.
xchocolovex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
very creative,she's beautiful :)
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Your style is fantastic and I would like to add basically each of your works to favourites. Too pity I'm short on time :(! Anyway, I do my best :D. The concept is very appealing to me, the execution of your work as well. But what is the best part of the painting is the cute squirrell monkey on the woman's shoulder! I adore it.

One little thing is that squirrell monkeys are from South America as well as jaguars, but black leopards are just a melanistic form of a normal (African) leopard. You may want to consider this in your future works, though I understand this is a fantasy vision. Still I love the artwork and can't wait to see more of yours :w00t:!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It never crossed my mind to consider the origins of the animals, as you say, it's completely fantasy. I just envisioned animals from different backgrounds coming together for the sake of protecting her. I'm glad you like it though :)
mayhemarky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
i was wondering if i could use here in a story i am writing i really love the back story and the art work
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mind if you use it as inspiration - I'm never gonna do anything with it! :)
mayhemarky Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
thank you i love your art by the way
ianmi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's pretty :hug:
Laisteala Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice Illustration..Funny how we can think alike sometimes?

In college I made a small comic on my own story which is similar to that.
But instead goes like this... there was a prince who would hear a lady calling
out his name every night. finally one evening he woke up and wondered into
the dead forest. He found a tree in the middle of the forest that was so beautiful
to look at. He would visit the tree everyday and talk to it..telling everything to this
tree..not knowing that the tree is actually a beautiful maiden that was turned into
her current form for many years. One day he told the tree *I love you* and the spirit
of the maiden was released and she thanked him for freeing her, He was so touched
and sad at the same time because after she left the tree died.. so he became a tree
himself and wrapped himself around her (dead tree) to keep the tree alive. the power
was so strong that the forest around him became green once more and thrived again.

well.. something close to that at least.. hehe..
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
By that, I mean that they're exceptionally cute.
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