Attention! in July 2014, Elfwood.com will get a makeover! Read more about the change.

Elfwood is the worlds largest SciFi & Fantasy community.
  - 152838 members, 2 online now.
  - 11618 site visitors the last 24 hours.


Jasmin Islam

"Shalla and the Bird Tree" by Jasmin Islam

SciFi/Fantasy Picture 19 out of 27 by Jasmin Islam.      ←Previous - Next→
Tag As Favorite
SciFi and Fantasy Art Shalla and the Bird Tree by Jasmin Islam
Add Bookmark
Tag As FavoriteComment

(February 2008)
Inspired by a walk on Mount Henry. I don't know what the birds are telling her, but I will one day ... in twenty years or so.
Thankyou to the moderator who approved this picture: firstly for pointing out the print in the corner that I (stupidly) forgot to edit out, and secondly for the little star in the corner. :)

29 Feb 2008:-) Dave Cripps
Loads of nice details.
29 Feb 2008:-) Carina ´CeL´ Larsson
^^ very nice
I think she just found out where the birds are made ... looks like that to me
congrats on the mod choice
29 Feb 2008:-) Michael pixie john

love the tree bark
and her outfit , her jeans look great
ball point pen ? shading is very good
thought it was pencil
i love the magical feeling of it all
she has found her familiars perhaps
and they might be saying
~ yes you are on a good path

29 Feb 2008:-) Stephanie S. K. Marbach
the shading is very nice, specially of the tree2! i like how the birds come out of these plant things, that transformation looks great. nice! my congrats for your star2!
29 Feb 200845 Anne
29 Feb 2008:-) Dave Cripps
That’s the second one I didn’t see was a mods!
Well it wasn’t when I first visited. Must have been something that caught the eye. The Omega sign on the tree, interesting detail as I said.
1 Mar 2008:-) Keeana Penny Borrowman
I don’t understand the fantasy element in it, but it’s a great picture! Ballpoint pen? Great use of one then.

12 Jasmin Islam replies: "Viewing the picture full size might show it clearer. Thanks for the comment!"
2 May 2008:-) Green Phoenix
Lovely concept with the tree and good job on all the textures and the composition. The only thing I can see that can be improved on are the hands and arms, but it’s nothing you wouldn’t pick up at some life classes or even by copying from pictures or photos. Also, normally I encourage people to colour their work, but in this case I think it looks better black and white.

It’s nice to see a depiction of a more subtle sort of fantasy with a hint of mystery and a feeling for the wonders of nature. ~@
8 Aug 2009:-) MT Starkey
Great detail on the tree. Must’ve taken ages to do that. The birds are cool, too.
Not signed in, Add an anonymous comment to this guestbook...    

Your Name:
Your Mail:
   Private message? (Info)

'Shalla and the Bird Tree':
 • Created by: :-) Jasmin Islam
 • Copyright: ©Jasmin Islam. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Australian, Banksia, Bird, Birds, Death, Girl, Illustration, Life, Magic, Omega, Transformation, Tree, Wattlebird, Wildlife
 • Categories: Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Woman, Women, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Ballpoint Pen
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2008-02-29 10:00:03
 • Submitted: 2008-02-12 00:28:30
 • Views: 3579
 • Resolution: 1000x817

Bookmark and Share

More by 'Jasmin Islam':
Myth, Magic and Monsters ...
Warrior Women

Related Tutorials:
  • 'Photoshop Hard-edged Airbrush' by :-)Liz Chesterman
  • 'An Introduction to Markers'
  • 'Photoshop Color with 3D effects' by :-)Ulises Rosas Garcia
  • 'Painting in Paint Shop Pro'
  • Art Education Finder...

    Elfwood™ is a site for Fantasy and Science Fiction art and stories. The site was founded by Thomas Abrahamsson and is maintained by helpful assistants and moderators, owned by the Elfwood AB corporation.