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“He should not vow to walk in the dark,
who has not seen the nightfall.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Dare not to venture into the darkness of the forests or blackened marshlands without protection of a talisman made of American Mountain Ash, Scarlett Oak, Honey Locust and Cockspur Hawthorne. Wrapped in red string, these sprigs of nature provide protection and bring good fortune throughout the journey to those who carry them.
Sprigs were sketched by hand, then painted in Photoshop. Images stroked with a small impressionistic brush in Twisted Brush, sprigs brought back into Photoshop, duplicated and combined with four textures. All layers adjusted accordingly and image flattened for presentation. Textures courtesy of Skeletal Mess.


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“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    The first impression is one of amazing natural beauty, then you read the description and look again at the image and it all makes sense and comes together beautifully.

  • Thanks bro, knew you would understand!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    I so love this Pamela, the beautiful dark colors, your wonderful artistic talent, the reds, oh so gorgeous and I agree with barnis, so beautiful!

  • Thanks so much, was a special piece for me to create, keeping my little ones safe!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 3 years ago

    I am crazy about earth tones. Absolutely beautiful piece of work. I suspect you will have many features with this~ A fav! Peechez

  • Thanks so much Peechez, so very nice of you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Pamela

  • Thanks much Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 3 years ago

    Awesome image and write!!

  • Glad you liked this!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    A most special talisman indeed. Just the rendering of it shall protect those you so love!!

  • Thanks Linda, you know it! They need all the help they can get!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 3 years ago

    you are one busy woman – all very nice

  • Keep my sanity staying busy! Thanks much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!! Love this!

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • nealbarnett
    nealbarnettover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thanks kindly Neal!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • luckylarue
    luckylarueover 3 years ago

    Pam, this is beautiful but they all are …. heheheh. You know I love your art…. because it has all kinds of flair and emotions in it! BAMMMM BAMMMMM!!! oxoxooxox

  • Thanks much my crazy little friend from Texas! he he! Love ya!

    – Pamela Phelps

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