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Laura Baker

"Elven Sorceress - Inner Self" by Laura Baker

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This picture is a combination of  an original sketch "Elven Sorceress" that was colourized and a water colour landscape layered together in Photoshop. The water colour was done in the Summer of 2007. The landscape was done with water coloured pencils with a full wash. The two pieces were combined in January 2008.  Discovered the trick to getting the shading of my sketch to show through the colour, was to adjust the opacity (found across the top menu bar on Photoshop screen) below 100% while using the brush tool. 

14 Mar 200845 Annonymous
This is an incredible pic. There are shades that are subtle and others that are so intense...
how did you do this? And I love the dual image thing you’ve got going. Though the shadow looks like she is in blues and the other is in blacks....so which is the inner self? Has the shadow been banished? Totally awesome pic and a great way to spend the last free day.
24 Jul 200845 Julia
Ok your title gives away the fact that a story resides somewhere in here.

Like I said on your main page you have a knack for placing your favourites into new settings (from the original sketches) sometimes with new partners.

This one I figure is your ultimate, new setting and same pic (or is it??) colorized, different compositions and placed in an incredible setting. The person here before me captured the multiple possibilities for stories that this picture holds. Word, all of my comments just surrounding the combination!

The actual artistry is incredible. The artistry of the setting has a unique feel to it. The setting piece seems very different than your other work, the ruins, and you have captured the wind effect on the trees very nicely too. The soceress in her many incarnations really works especially when you see her in other settings and realize that she started as a black and white sketch. Great work - glad you were featured on random pics
22 Feb 200945 Suzzanne Linklottle
It has been too long Laura. This picture is an incredible combination of your work. I don’t know if I have ever seen that background before. And the two soceresses are they look like different versions of the same original sketch..is that true? If so where did the two original sketches come from. I hope you are well. It has been a long time, much has altered in my world however it is good to come back and see your work here again. This is a 2008 piece very well done Laura. Eager to see more of your new work.
7 Aug 200945 Anon.
I imagine it wasn’t a large leap to combine the two treatments of the sorceress into one picture. I appreciate what you have attempted here and the wind swept heath is a terrific setting. Where did it come from? Is this a place you have visited abroad or in your own country? Not sure I have seen landscape like that in the good ole US of A. Very rugged and in some ways unnatural. An excellent choice for a sorceress. If I am keeping track you have shown me a third skill set with water colors added to pencils and computer art....wow...come to LA with skills like yours and you’d clean up.
7 Aug 200945 Anon.
oops forgot to sign the last post....Brenda Nosworthy...again..
13 Jun 201145 Anon.
A painting to lose ones self in. A haunting quality. Glad it made mod pic.12
6 Apr 201245 Suzzanne Linklottle
So much has changed in my world since the last time I wrote on your site. My husband of 24 years left me and I am just picking up the pieces of my life now. Getting back into surfing artist sites is just one of those things and I thought I’d come back here. It occurred to me that while there are two versions of your sorceress here, I’ve never seen the black robed version as a stand alone. Does it exist? Did it come from it’s own work with its own background? I’d love to see it sometime, that is if you are still out here. The return of your biggest fan..hmm can I still say that? Does your husband still say that haaa. Hope your last few years have been kinder to you than mine.
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'Elven Sorceress - Inner Self':
 • Created by: :-) Laura Baker
 • Copyright: ©Laura Baker. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Body study, Elf, Female, Landscape, Mixed medium, Sorceress, Water colour, Wizard
 • Categories: Body Study, Elf / Elves, Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers..., Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils, Watercolour, Computer-coloured Picture, Mixed Media, Photoshop
 • Submitted: 2008-01-10 04:00:44
 • Views: 585
 • Resolution: 700x652

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