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Dreamweaving by Galahawk Dreamweaving by Galahawk
This is what I've been doing in my illustration class for the last four weeks, working on a new character then making a lovely little illustration for it.
This is Dreamweaver. A character from a short, children's-story-esque story I might be writing (and possibly illustrating) eventually. And if so, this will be one of the pages from it. I really think what I like most about this is that I can actually use this character more practically than most of the other art I've done thus far.

For this entire character design, I wanted to break away from what I normally do in my pieces and that is making things more graphic, not really caring about anatomy so much as making it really stylized, and for this illustration, I used a limited color palette (yellow and violet with blue-green as an accent).

In short, Dreamweaver is the daughter of a bitter old sorceress, and got turned into an animal for disobeying her mother. She ran away and was taken in by a night goddess, who is in charge of nighttime, moon, stars, and sleep. At night she is absent and during the day she sleeps, so Dreamweaver occupies herself while the goddess is away by teaching herself to weave. One day, she discovers that she can take elements like peoples' thoughts, hopes, and desires and thread it together with light from the moon and stars to create magic yarn. Eventually, the goddess laments to her how the nighttime can only really be appreciated while awake, and how her nighttime is becoming underrated because of this, and as she sleeps that day, Dreamweaver takes her special yarn and effortlessly weaves a beautiful, blue blanket, throwing it over the goddess. As she slept, surreal, amazing visions filled her head and when she awoke, she discovered the visions were caused by the blanket Dreamweaver had made. This is where she realizes that she can give this gift to the people of the world as they sleep, and gives Dreamweaver the honor of making these blankets and throwing them over people all over the world as they sleep, granting them the ability to dream and making the goddess's nighttime that much more magical.

Well, that's how the story goes, anyway.
I desperately hope some day I'll have the time/energy/motivation to turn this whole concept into an illustrated children's story. D:

Adobe Photoshop CS5
4 hours
Dreamweaver (concept, etc.) are myself.
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BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty!!:dummy:
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whitebengal13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awwwww the legsss! they are so cute! like i would love to be pimp slapped by this thing i would say think you its so cute! great pic!
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Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Wow, beautiful! :D
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Beautiful shading!
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Xendria101 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sounds I a great idea of a story. I hope you start and finish it. I love how the gryphon is glowing in the black background.
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EveryPhantasy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
i love her! and i love the concept :)
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UmbraDragonX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet
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PhantomDragon62 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!
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Bitterlimeparakeet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Lovely! The complementary color scheme you used for the character is really dynamic, and I just love the story. Really beautiful work! =D
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EarthCookies Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, her story is very imaginative and creative :) I wish I was that creative sometimes!
The picture is beautiful as well~
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SunoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, goodness, this is simply beautiful! I love the colors <3
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LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
That is awesome!C:
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