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Emergence of the forest guardian, Empusa.

"They burned and poisoned the land, felled the great trees, slaughtered the animals...They're coming for the essence of Gaia. Empusa, we need you."

Homework: Assignment

Black and white thumbnails to explore composition and design.

I referenced rainforests and ancient temples for the environment, and a flower mantis for Empusa. Her name also stems from the Family of plant mimicking mantises, Empusidae. The concept of the illustration is to depict a scene of Empusa's arrival, and the essence stone she guards. I experimented with different environments and camera lengths.
This assignment was extremely challenging for me as this workflow is new to me, and I work better with lines than paint.

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