I actually started this artwork wanting to depict a Scandinavian snowy woodland. However somehow I went back to my original idea of creating an Autumn artwork after seeing images of birch trees with yellow and orange leaves.
This is the first artwork I have covered up the hair of the figure and the first where I have painted fur.
The animals in this artwork have a very feminine energy (owl, vixen).
I was listening to Monsters and Men thoughout this entire painting process, particularly 'Empire'. So this artwork is inspired in part by this Icelandic band!
Despite the fact that this painting started as a kind of random artwork, I think she has finished strongly, with suggestions of Shamanism and the Wild Woman archetype present.
I especially love her emerald green Shamanic crystal necklace and hope to include more of these in future artworks. I am a crystal obsessed person and I can't believe I haven't thought of this before...
|Initial sketch with snow details (would have been cute)|
|Face painting. I have started to do a bit of shading around the eyes lately.|
|Figure painted in.|
|Before I changed the Season!|
|Inspired by birch trees in Autumn.|
|Love her little pendant.|
|Wild Soul xx|
I hope you love Wild Soul.
You can purchase her very soon in my ETSY.COM store. Contact me if you are interested.