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Cold Wind by RovinaCai Cold Wind by RovinaCai
I just got back from a whirlwind week at the Illustration Master Class in Amherst (www.illustrationmasterclass.co…). I got to spend an entire week attending lectures by artists I've admired probably since I was 10 years old, and making art alongside some amazing, wonderful, inspiring artists. 

Here is the assignment I chose; an illustration for the short story 'Cold Wind' by Nicola Griffith. The story is about two shapeshifters and explores the concept of predator and prey. There is a point in the story where the perspective changes and the roles are reversed. This illustration captures one of the characters mid-transformation; both physically from woman to deer and from predator to prey. I wanted to subtly hint at a sense of danger, and to play with contrasting elements that leave it ambiguous as to whether this character is good or bad, hunter or the hunted.

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MiguelNova Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!! Amazing :) I really love your style.
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Karin-Tem Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Wonderful! 
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LilaYan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intriguing and beautiful.
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Writer
Hello!  We are a new group :icontheatticrealms: that will host only the finest quality pale artwork, and we would love to showcase your work.  Thank you.
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Finickii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wonderful work. Graceful and just a little foreboding.
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AaronGarcia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very delicate and thoughtful approach to your work. That bit of glow in the eyes is so well earned in this illustration.
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Beautiful work and great concept...I really like this !

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SashaAlice Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student
Thats so beautiful ;___;
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   General Artist
Wonderful :heart:
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
really nice
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shideh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   General Artist
Great work!
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice^^
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Gabriel-Verdon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely.
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Suitably haunting. I really like the faint deerskin pattern on the skirt. Nice work :nod:
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blackheartinertia21 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful piece of art! Keep it up
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iJoos Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ohwaaahh how nice! I actually had to do a double-take on the leg xD I think you did pretty well with being ambiguous on the character's role, and there's a really nice atmosphere (tense / desolate) going on!
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