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Forest Spot by Avalik Forest Spot by Avalik
Worked on this for someone I know, did it to cheer her up a bit. Reference of pose and dress was a photograph of her (which is why I can't cite it, privacy reasons).

Oddly enough the background and foreground are what are personal to me in this piece... despite that part being mostly a photomanipulation. Which by the way, have to make this clear: background and foreground are mostly a photomanipulation. The lioness is not. I may eventually get around to painting the background, but I doubt it.

Process and/or Replay

You can see the process at this deviation:



Medium: Digital - iScribble and Gimp
Time: 50+ hours

REFERENCES
Pose and dress referenced; unavailable.
Lioness head: Lioness sitting in grass by Raimund Linke
Lioness tail: Lioness (8 years) - Panthera by Eric Isselée

STOCK
My own textures; unavailable.
Background and foreground: Enchanted Forest Premade by ~frozenstocks

NOT for sale, sorry
Size: 569 x 745 pixels

NO prints, sorry

ART USAGE TERMS for Forest Spot
Forest Spot is copyright to Adele "Avalik" Johnson.
Please do not use Forest Spot at all for derivative works.

Specific terms: You may copy, perform, display and distribute this piece on and off deviantART for any use however photomanipulations of any kind including but not limited to cropping, adding text, scaling, and filtering is prohibited. Please ask prior if you wish to photomanipulate it. You do not have to include a link back or credit when displaying, but it is appreciated.

No derivative works permitted.
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Given 2010-10-30
Forest Spot by =Avalik. A simply stunning piece of art from a great artist, who will be missed.

What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature? Be respectful. Especially towards an artist who is no longer around to defend themselves. ( Featured by Pixel-Spotlight )
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12345jurijwolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student
nice
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Tobeabetterfriend Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Adele was a very sweet girl with a big heart - i did not know her on devianart until she sent me a link to her pictures shortly before she passed. Im saddened i did not get to fully express how wonderful her work was - we take for granted what we dont say thinking we can later. She made this for a friend in need during a time she was clearly struggling herself - which goes to show you how important people were to her. It turns out she was in much greater need of a friend herself. Dear girl, I'm sorry I failed you. I always felt that good things would come if you were able to ride the storm a little longer. If anyone knows what became of her beloved ferrets please let me know. If they need a home I'd love to be help. I noticed some comments (among the many wonderful ones) are very cruel and dispresepctful. Please remember her family and friends look to these pages to remember some of the things Adele loved and this is not a place for you to cyber bully anyone. And for those friends and loved ones reading please disregard those people - they don't know her at all and are merely sad individuals in need of help themselves if they find amusement in others misfortune. Rest in peace Adele - and thank you for giving your heart so freely.
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jboweruk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
So sad to think this was her last work. It's a lovely piece too, RIP Adele. :(
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Sounddrive Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness, I really do like how the lioness is drawn and the BG, but I'm also sad that the artist isn't here anymore.

Well, wherever she may be, R.I.P.
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone, she passed away a year ago. This picture was created a few days before she died. RIP. :rose:
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lulles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
do you know why she passed away?
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She committed suicide.
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: why would she do that?
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know. I think it was mentioned in the comments or her journals that her parents were neglectful or abusive...
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Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh. that must have really sucked. :( i feel for her. RIP :rose: hope shes in a better place now.
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