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Anwyn by JessicaElwood Anwyn by JessicaElwood
The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

"What have you heard about this 'Sage of the Forest?'" I asked.

Sir Alric shuddered. "Little, for he shrouds himself in secrecy," he said, ominously. "But they say that he is ten thousand years old, and that he has seen the kingdoms rise and fall. He is supposed to be ten feet tall, with eyes that blaze like flame, and he is surrounded by demons and monsters of all kinds. Tread carefully, my squire, for with the Sage of the Forest, you must always expect the unexpected."

"Was someone looking for me?" a clear, female voice said. We turned to find a young mousmaid walking down the steps of the ruined temple. A raven, some kind of familiar, was perched on her shoulder, and her slender body was clad only in rags, adorned with arcane sigils of every kind."

"Looking for. . . you are the Sage of the Forest?" Sir Alric gasped.

"No, he is my master. But he has left me in charge of all his works. I am Anwyn, the Sage's Apprentice. How may I help you?"

My master, the Knight, was left speechless, looking upon this slip of a girl with a magician's staff and familiar. I could not help but make a humorous comment at his obvious discomfort. "Well," I smirked. "This was, certainly, unexpected."

My ears hurt for a good while after, from the boxing he gave them, but it was well worth it.i>

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I really like this piece. A lot. I have been on DA for several years (across several usernames) and I have seen you (JessicaElwood) around often throughout my time. I saw this on the front page today (as is common with your work) but this one really caught my eye like none of yours have before. I can confidently say this is your best work yet, for several reasons.

The character herself is extremely well done. Amazing attention to detail. Good pose. Great mix of cell and soft shading. Fantastic colors. Overall really well done anatomy, save for a couple of odd spots (the middle of her chest for instance confuses me a lil bit). My only real complaint here is she is a bit to "shiny" for my tastes. This is mainly a personal disinclination though. For what its worth, your execution of said shininess is very well done.

The background and composition are also very good. This has much more detail then most of your other works and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it. The shadows in the scene are also well done according to the few seen light sources in the image. My criticism here would be that as well detailed as background is, it doesn't stand up to the flawless detail of the character herself when viewed at full screen. I think this could be fixed by simply reducing the size of the original image a tad. Again though, the background in and of itself is really good!! Well done.

Ok, so my overall take on this picture. Upon some closer inspection (and introspection), I found that the biggest reason this image stands out to me so much is the contrast of it to the rest of your work. From a technical standpoint, you are good at what you do. I think you always have been (at least since I've known you on DA). But I feel that you go past the line of tastefully sexy in most of your other works. It may seem like a relatively innocuous difference, but this character's pose, clothing and proportions in comparison to your other work, make all the difference in the world to me.

I won't go any further than that as this is a critique of this piece and not the rest of your gallery. In short, very well done, and I hope to see more like this in the future.

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Veratai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
 very cute mouse chara c:
suffering23 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
she's beautiful
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This older picture you've done still looks very nice as always, Jessica. :meow:
Vampiloup Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Tiny boobs ? Who are you, and what have you done to Ms. Elwood ?!
jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done
IceWulf77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jess, I must say, this is my favorite of your anthro gals. In fact, she's what turned me on to your art in the first place. =D
angelcatheart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm...really pretty! i like how you did this!
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Are all of these girls from a story? Can you please link me? It sounds cool!
Ladydragoncat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This will make a wonderful graphic novel. Keep on drawing, and keep on writing!
skyworthy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifly done
skyworthy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifly done
goodoldJack Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
1. when was this posted?
2. how come i havent seen it?
3. OMG! no big boobs?!
kinomon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Photographer
cute story and even cuter mousmaid! i love it and i find it really cute and sexy! nice job :DD
ARMADES Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
bravo to the artist, the technique is frankly unbelievable nothing to say, the scenery resembles the world of video games like Final Fantasy
V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student
The-Sax Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Not quite your average work with buxom beauties, but she has her own innate cuteness. I like it a lot.
DanielGryffon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Good job!
Stolen-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol yay for smaller boobies sometimes <3 I wish you'd do a few more, and of course, I would die to see you do a sexy male piece.
Darth-BAW Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
just love a cute, sexy little mouse girl. :D
SandraCreations Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Oooh ! I like thic pic! The girl is cute, i love her red hairs and her outfits!
Guitarheroineno1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I like this one because the character looks more natural, with a smaller bust rather than two balloons taped to her chest. Though large boobs can be hot, it just depends on how you use them...sometimes overdoing it can be unrealistic ^^;

I'm not trying to critique you, that's just how I feel. =) If My comment is bothering you, you can ignore it. :aww:
sav8197 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
wwwoooooooow! a plane girl made by you? this is new! fave!
LeminLymez Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Requesting permission to use character in a signature/tag thing :]

Also, very nice. I have the same opinion as the Critique that was given, except I also highly appreciate your works even if they are sexy/sexual. They're just two different levels of appreciation~
ThunderManEXE Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHA small boobies :3
benedith-y-mamau Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
this one is my favorite one ever ^^
Neo-Draco Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
spshlfx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Look! Adorable tiny Boobeths!! XD
so amazing!
Masalove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Writer
Hmm... I actually like this alot. She's cute! Looking through your gallery, this was a breast breath of fresh air!
KizTheCat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, one that doesn't have like huge bewbs. I'm glad you did the tiny ones a solid. :D
jackrenlogan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of all of the girls I've seen. I like her the most.
HellTutor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Aww, she's adorable.
Elinewton Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Really amazing pic!! I love the character and background!!
Thanks for share so amazing pics!! ^^
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really lovelly character, shes totally cute x3

i love the coloring & the background C:
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I love this one a lot. The mousy aspect gave her a high level of cuteness!
Afrodisium Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I love this! She is too adorable. :D
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Totally nice, and the story was cute. :)
MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like your interpretation of how a mouse would look with a human body.

The only thing that bugs me is the eyes -- They are so very neon, when the overall theme of the drawing seems to be earth tones, and they need one more level of shading added to them, because they look very flat in comparison to the rest of her. The simplification of the eyes also doesn't seem to match the level of details of the rest of the work.
Pory02 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
she looks really cute.^^ It is great that you don't allways draw big tits. Also small or no boobs are great.^^
Enforcer84 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the backgrounds on your latest pieces and this one is truly exceptional.

And the mouse-mage is cute as a button :)
HostileSilence Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
amazing mouse woman XD
Tenshi-Shoujo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg cute mouse girl :XD:
Kiku-Goldenflower Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG this is AMAZING!!!!
VaylenKnight7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Wow I think im both in awe and in love with this lovely young mage mouse, awesome job as always your artwork brings forth a life of its own.
roxyart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutly adorible. Really like the pose and the outfits great along withe background. Well done x3
sztewe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
andresmzgv Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Wow, her tits aren't about to explode. Thanks.
CHIPNDEATH Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
I love this mousie!!
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
love the cuteness
Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Love the stuff design.
Niupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Character with normal-sized breasts xD how unusual of you ;P

But it looks girly and fresh :)

You are great (and beautiful as well ;) ) artist and I love all of your works :)
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