So, I contemplate Autumn Country quite a bit, but I can never seem to settle for illustrating a situation ( ex. Jade kills something nasty) and wind up illustrating a concept or feeling.
One of the things that struck me within the Faerie storyline is just how dangerous it is. Not all faerie tales have those happy endings, but the world itself (this one, really) is a dangerous place to exist in. The aave are a serious threat to the character's way of life, but the characters themselves have to deal with living with their feet in two worlds.
On the one hand, they have friends in the mundane world. Some of them have families who will be expecting them home when they leave, and any time they accept a mission it could be their last. Every time they leave it threatens to expose the illusion of who they are, and what. (remind anyone of WoD?)
And often I wonder at how the fae are dealing with that. This stock image was perfect; the artist called it "becoming human", referring probably to removing the statuesque paint that covered her humanity. I simply chose to reverse the system, and made humanity that which covers who she really is.
And also, I have no idea what this looks like on a normal moniter. My laptop is ridiculously bright. And there are little details that thoroughly piss me off, but that's pretty typical.
for zee sparkles brushes
The textures, backgrounds, and leaf are mine. Rest is painted.
's Shades of Autumn Competition. Even though I am under zee weather, I could not help but enter.