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elly (Jul 6, 2009)
Another option for the author of the book I'm illustrating the cover for...

edit: just curious to see if this loads completed or as a white screen like it does when I try to reopen in chibi. Need the space in my studio!!!!!!
elly (Jul 6, 2009)
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elly (Jul 6, 2009)
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elly (Jul 7, 2009)
drawn in 5 hours 10 min
elly (Jul 9, 2009)
drawn in 1 hour 24 min
elly (Jul 9, 2009)
drawn in 1 hour 5 min
elly (Jul 17, 2009)
drawn in 3 hours 45 min
tscott (Jul 17, 2009)
the author will be spoilt for choice!fantastic draw elly
Miss_DJ (Jul 17, 2009)
oh I love the gnarly branches and the whole perspective as if you're standing right there!
the colors are perfect, the branches have a nice 'heavy' feel to them, too! good textures!
The light that comes between the branches is awesome...nice touch!
SamiJ1000 (Jul 17, 2009)
They say don't judge a book by it's covor. But I want to read this book just because I love the covor! Awsome draw! :D
elly (Jul 17, 2009)
Thank you kindly, y'all! I keep thinking it's too dark...super shaded! lol
vlad.the.hamster (Jul 17, 2009)
The branches are awesome. They look so...idk. Wonderful. :D
davincipoppalag (Jul 17, 2009)
this is just gorgeous elly
bette_davis_eyes (Jul 17, 2009)
absolutely gorgeous elly! this is by far my fav of the two covers :D the clouds and house are awesome, and the lighting on the branches and the grass is so perfect! I don't think the shading is too dark, because that huge old tree would have to make lots of dark shade. :)
riccir (Jul 17, 2009)
i love the detailed work on this..very nice!! great job Elly
elly (Jul 17, 2009)
Aw, thanks y'all =) I'm rather keen on this draw, cuz of the tree branches, myself! Still don't know for sure which drawing the author has decided on but I'll letcha'know!! =)
ChalkDust (Jul 17, 2009)
I adore the work you put in on the house; it looks really great! Gorgeous work
firecracker (Jul 18, 2009)
This draw is really awesome!!! I love the way you did the tree looks fantastic, and the house is really fantastic also. The whole pic looks "fantastic!!!!! AWESOME draw!! :)
catfish (Jul 18, 2009)
This is beautiful
elly (edited Jul 22, 2009)
Thanks for all the encouragement! Make's me want to put even more effort into the next one! =)

edit: well at least it's not a white canvas =)
QTgillie (Jul 22, 2009)
oh wow, this is totally stunning and wow wow wow wowserina!!
Black_Bird (Jul 23, 2009)
Love the shadows and lighting. Great work overall.
backmagicwoman (Jul 23, 2009)
This should be in's gorgeous...
elly (Jul 24, 2009)
Thank you kindly, QT, BB and BMW! Not sure I agree with the 'showcase' idea but I'm happy with it all the same! =)
backmagicwoman (Aug 2, 2009)
I am reading a book right now called The Historian...this would have been a good illustration in it...
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