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Silje by JessicaElwood Silje by JessicaElwood
A tribal forest princess. Wood elves with bows are a cliche that cannot be avoided, but it is fun to give it a twist ;)

Nude version will follow.
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Oh my goodness!
This is such a beautiful picture!!
I love the line art. How it doesn't look like a bunch of black lines.
You gave her such a beautiful and flawless body.
And the depth you gave it is just spectacular!
The way you drew her bow and her hand pulling the arrow back.
You can see the tension in the string and you can definately see her strength.
Usually when someone is drawing a character pulling an arrow back on a bow, you can't see the tension or the "reality" of the action, its just a string.
But you mastered that look wonderfully!
Her face is just as beautiful too.
As is her hair, not to mention the background.
This is just a master piece.
I can't wait for more of your art. <3
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the image and the pose... the shadowing and the color accents are perfect, all the colors complement each other perfectly, I especially like the outfit... is really fantasy-ish and really revealing leaving little to the imagination... you been doing that a lot from what I can see lol. the pose is perfect as well as the arm guards and other decorative items.... I wish I could color as good as you, chalo, jesonite, Nekony... well the whole damn katbox crew to be honest... I am still a noob on digital coloring and I would LOVE to be under your wing if you could teach me that is
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anothertzar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I think I saw this art on a "Magic:  the gathering" card, but I might be wrong???  Lovely forest princess, anyway.
deathbedscreator Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
BTW I love how u don't make them skinny minny hangers like nowadays models they got meat on em and its super sexy way to go
WolfRaven76 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Very Nice Very Beautiful you do really good work.
pytko3 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
As kong as she doesn't act like she know better than humans, I have no problem with her people or her.Wink/Razz 
belafargo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Love the coloring, content is hot, and technical execution is spot on!
KANANORIYU Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Que caliente!!
FoamyFanatic718 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Now here we go. A unique elf, for once. To be honest with you, most elves look exactly the same; wispy, willowy, and pointy. Unless they're dark elves, they all have the same basic skin-tone.

Not this gorgeous woman, oh no. She, unlike so many other elves, has some actual substance to her. She looks like a real huntress/warrior. I'm willing to overlook the cliched "elves with bows" (especially wood elves), because she actually looks like a bow and arrow belong on her. Regardless of her rather... scandalous state of undress.
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work!
Dr-Devious-MD Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really enjoy this piece! you would think her "assest" would not assist in using that bow though
SSJGoen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Very impressive.
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Now that is awesome. Love the outfit, the tattoos, the ears, everything
dragon14253 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
nice picture
meilissas Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
very cool drawing.. she fit nicely in the jungle.
pelongas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
maravillosa, excelente te felicito
Kokayi5 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If Dark Elves are grey or purple and light elves are peach or pale then....what would a brown elf be?
DreMalone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Love the unique take on the wood elf. Dark-skinned instead of pasty, strong physique instead of skinny and bony, and cool tats. Nice job. Definitely a fave. :)
Thezibaim Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Hum, I'd like to meet her in deep forest ^^
solomon-russell Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Did I mention how much I just love this one?

Oh wait, I already did >.>
GiovanniF Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
I can't believe how inspired you are. You make cartoons alive, coming out from the screen. I really like this one :)
3Ninja Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Mydir Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
I didn't read all the comments (too much of them), so I don't know if someone already said it, but shoudln't we see the shadow of the sword she is wearing on her side ?
Woaddragon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist
You don't know me because I just joined 3 weeks ago. I must say that is my personal favorite pic. (so far.)
NocturalMindz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Excellent work! Well done!
CheechMonger Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Very nicely done. The shadows are an espceially nice touch.
huskita4 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
excellente work my dear
AVasquezArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
very sexy
MrDortch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing shadow & background
Match25 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
oh pretty
Sirdan87 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Do keep up the great work dear. ^_^
Elinewton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Great native costume!!
Nishido Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Both versions are beautiful. I really like where your art is going.
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Love the coloring. Well done.
Praphit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Im in love with this 1, keep the story going with her, I believe that this is the next Disney Princess:)
Arcthoudor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Lighting source Shifts from right to left on the figure, Such as the top of the bow being hilighted from the right, while other parts of her body are getting lighting from the left.

Celtic sword with hun-inspired recurve bow, a clash imo, but I doubt many are looking at those aspects anyway.
Stolen-Dreamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely like this version better than the nude. Idk why, I think the armour you gave her looks great
technist955 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
I praise you as the best artist, especially of girls. seriously, i've never even dreamt of elves this beautiful. All hail the goddess of art Jessica Elwood
LittleMsElaine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love archers she is nicely done
donreaper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student Writer
Ive got a soft spot of archer and ranger class. i dont know why, but im a huge fan of archery
randomneko9 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
I love her pose and the expression on her face. Really good for some inspiration. I'm starting on a short story now.
knight-of-empire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Absolutey gorgeous! I would glady give up technology and live in the woods with her!
Deviant258 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I always loved you're style of art
Krazy-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Great looking bow-picture. It can be pretty difficult to make a drawn bow look believable, or in solomon's tact terming, "dynamic" and I think you have it down.

I'd like to see what you could do with different angles and a drawn bow. =D
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niiice! love yer hair n the little clothes she has!
char97 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Wow, that archer has AMAZING form :heart:
Lourens1989 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Wow this is really good :)
martixxx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
beautiful :heart:
FarBeyondStrange Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Love the detail on her equipment!
Amisgaudi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!!!
JohanSutherland Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. She should probably use a crossbow as those giant boobs would get in the way and make it too hard to use a bow but you got mad skills dude. Love the background, it's a very nice touch :)
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