Finished painting for Splinterlands Art Contest : Dark Enchantress
My version of the Dark Enchantress when she 'visits' the Alternate world I've created.
This piece was done and inspired for the #splinterlands art contest.
I posted the other day the sketches for this piece, but I'll still share them here. However ,I think I mistakenly called this character the Dark Sorceress, but I meant to call her the "Dark Enchantress" as that was the character I used for the inspiration:
When I read about her Habitat @Splinterlands :
Habitat - The Dark Enchantress has a lavish apartment entirely to herself, deep in the underground portion of the Shrouded Palace of Mortis. There, she receives any materials she needs for her creative work and magical experiments. The Dark Lord protects and shelters her from the chaos of the Splinterlands, and the Enchantress would not have it any other way.
She seemed like a lady who had it together and had the funds and power to do as she pleases, thus she fit perfectly as a Visitor to my alternate world where in tech was invented centuries prior to our own.
I could picture her taking a little break from it all and slipping into our alternate world. It would seem fantastical to her in it's mundane aspects perhaps, but as this imagined world is simply the same historical timeline as our own but with the whimsy that tech would bring to it.
In her original artwork she is much more traditional 'witch' in her hat and costume, but in this realm I pictured her 'witch hat' encompassing all the tech and fashion available to one such as she. With imagined gears and tech boards there to enhance her own powers.
Again, I've no idea if I am taking far too many liberties in my own interpretation of @Splinterlands characters, but I'm having fun none the less and hopefully am not offending any #splinterlands fans.
The Final piece is done from my sketch/watercolor and using mainly oil pastels, a bit of oil brush and some rough chalk. I like a sort of segmented color patches remiscent of late 19th c. portraiture. I could see here, in 1890's Boston say, having sat for the John Singer Sargant in that timeline.
I hope you enjoyed my @Splinterlands fan art.
I also hope you find a moment in your day to indulge in your own passions and remember, to stay creative!
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Thank you :) I do want to for you witness, but I need to sort that out, each time I use my hivesigner it then says I need to use my masterkey or something...gotta find that.
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Shes a commanding one! I love your shading and highlights!
Thanks so much @meesterboom I'm having fun peopling my imaginary world...I wondered, when we contemplate a parralel world, do we Will it into existence? Now that's a quandary for sure, but probably just the egomaniacal mindset of the artist , more like :)
I have always believed that we do not will it but tapo into what was already there! Hows that for whimsical! :OD
Stupid comment double posted and then the 'delete' button didn't work, so I guess I'm editing it to this...lol me and tech...no wonder I imagine a different tech world.
That happens to me quite alot. The platform is a bit glitchy right now. I wonder if they are working on something
Looks really amazing. Have a great success with the contest!
Thank you :) I'm most likely not to really get too far in the contest, I think I'm not in the right style, but I'm loving just getting involved :) It's fun.
What an interesting take. I like this perspective. Shows a softer side to the character.
Thank you, as I've imagined this world I've been creating I could picture the 'magic' characters of @splinterlands just popping into it as a holiday or escape haha.
I'm sure I'll see more of this world as you add to it!
Looks really amazing, pretty artwork!
Thank you so much @istayglow, I had fun making it.
As a curator for the Splinterlands contest and longtime fan of your art, i can say that you will have a higher chance of winning or placing in the contest as well as a better chance of higher curation on your entry if you make your characters either completely original belonging to a specific splinter (with or without a backstory) or emulate a character in a bit more of a recognizable way to the specific character chosen.
However, changing or merging characters creatively is also cool and totally acceptable if it still relates enough to splinterlands. We don't want to limit creativity but we do require it to be splinterlands oriented in weight. I hope this helps a little. The more the effort and the more splinterlands connected, the better for everyone!
Thank and I agree that I've taken a LOT of liberties here, to fit her into my world as well, but now that I've done it a couple times I'm going to have a stab at a more recognizable version, still in my own style, :) Thank you @castleberry
You could do your own complete style and character in any splinter. Neutral and Dragon are probably the splinters with the most potential for original creative options. If you do your own OC then you just need a splinter and tie it into the game story or gameplay and that's it. If you reimagine a character... make it recognizable before taking liberties.
But, we encourage, strongly, creativity. So, you have all the skills, tools, and creativity. Your only shortcoming might be your lack of knowledge about gameplay and game mechanics. Using a skill or other game elements of action or abilities to feature in the art is an easy way to tie things in.
I am sure you will do some amazing art when it all comes together just a bit more. The art you've already done is awesome art. It's mostly a curation thing why i am sharing with you options.
Thanks for the advice after my busy week I'm going to try one very specific to a character, I think it'll be fun.
Having fun and being inspired are the main points! Looking forward to seeing what you do!!!!
Extremely well done 👍 Your art is amazing. You are truly gifted.
I’m big big fan