“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.