The Earth Mother

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Cassidy Soul´Ford

The concept in this piece kept changing - as I drew it I got more ideas, which transformed into an almost Okami-style spirit creature. This she-leopard stands guard atop a high limb as she brings spring into the sleeping branches of the tree, her very coat becoming the blossoms, and her paws bringing life wherever they step. The flowers at the paws was the first part of the concept, which actually didn't come from Okami. It's seen in a lot of lore, as well as in Princess Mononoke. It was just the general idea of rebirth from this lifeless tree that was in the original photo. As well as being part of all things - if you look closely, you can find many types of paw/hand/hoof prints throughout her spots. ====== Approx. Time: 7 hours Medium: Vine Charcoal


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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