This is an entry for
's contest for her group
Here is all the information in a very informative Journal in case anyone wanted to join themselves! worlds-lifecrystals.deviantart…
They're doing this to help liven up their group and encourage more joiners and group art! I'm still not sure if I want to join yet because I'd have to do a lot of reading about it and see if I like it. But I'm happy to be taking part in the contest and contributing art to their group!
Anyways, here's my little OC, Alou, finding a gemstone. My birthstone is Topaz and Alou shares my birthdate and age (and temperament) so I found it fitting!
I'm sorry, I really don't have a good story for this though. I kind of just connected the forest with Alou's never-ending thoughts of darkness and killing things...and the topaz was like the one little flower in a weed-filled valley that said look! I am fun! I am happiness! Come and fucking pick me!
Something like a bright glimmer of hope in the wrecked mind of a wretched being. THERE ya go, yep that's my story.
I really feel like making this piece helped me work on my backgrounds and lighting. I had a bit of difficulty with that tree right up front on the right there but the trouble was worth it because I feel like I have a better grasp on how to construct my works now!
, I used some of your tutorials. The one with the different ways to go about highlighting your subject was brilliant and helped me out a lot!
So anyways, wish me luck guys!
Time Taken: About 11 hours, give or take.
Used Photoshop CS2 and Elements 9