Woodland Elf by Sarah Moore

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Ok so this was an experiment. I have never attempted anything quite like this before! The aim was to create a fairy like creature.

I used the liquify tool, smoothing, I created her leafy hat from scratch and painted in her hair.

There were over 150 layers by the end!

Honest opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Here is the original image to compare…


© Sarah Moore 2008

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  • John Robb
    John Robbover 6 years ago

    Amazing work, just simply superb.

  • Thanks so much, I wasn’t really sure about it – I think I’ve looked at it for too long – LOL.

    – Sarah Moore

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 6 years ago

    I’m going to try so hard to comment without mentioning the word creative but you know that would be near impossible Sarah.

    A work of painstaking beauty. 150 layers is 149 more than I ordanirly use and I really like the comparison to see just how ingenious you’ve been to reach the end product.

  • LOL…thanks Stuart. I start off knowing what I want and then when I’m finished it looks nothing like what I initially thought…but the concept is the same.

    – Sarah Moore

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    Love the butterfly hat – a wonderful way to use your ‘trademark’ ! You have done a superb job

  • The butterflies had to be in there somewhere!! Ta mum.

    – Sarah Moore

  • rustycb
    rustycbover 6 years ago

    great art ,and use of tools, well done sarah :-)) looks great !!!

  • Thanks so much – it really was an experiment that turned out great!

    – Sarah Moore

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 6 years ago

    Smashing work. Worth the 150 layers. Luv her lush lashes

  • Thanks, I wasn’t sure about the lashes thought they might be too much, but I like them too.

    – Sarah Moore

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...over 6 years ago

    fantastic work i dig it

  • Groovy! Ta.

    – Sarah Moore

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 6 years ago

    It’s magnificent You should be giving tips not asking for them

  • Thanks for the vote of confidence!

    – Sarah Moore

  • GailD
    GailDover 6 years ago

    Wow. 150 layers. Worth it in the long run Sare. Outstanding.

  • Thanks Gail

    – Sarah Moore

  • Shannan Edwards
    Shannan Edwardsover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image to begin with!
    I love her eyes and the tone on her lips, its something I have never mastered myself. Hats off to you!

  • Thanks Shannan – the tint is done with a layer using the colour blend option!

    – Sarah Moore

  • Bill Fonseca
    Bill Fonsecaover 6 years ago

    OMG… This is sensational. I can’t believe the amount of layers. It’s just amazing, how much work you have put into it. Well done Sarah as always.

  • LOL – each eye lash, hair strand, butterfly and leaf had their own layer!

    – Sarah Moore

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