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Birch by ming85 Birch by ming85
EDIT: Changed some things, thanks to everyone who commented on this one a few months ago. I got a lot of questions about the woman's missing right arm, so that was priority. Hope you like it!

- added right arm, enlarged her left one
- Composition changed in bottom right corner
- Added more eyes in the three

The original: [link]

This will appear as a spread- poster in the next issue of 'ANiWAY' , a dutch magazine on manga and japanese culture! GO BUY!
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oh! another thing- i love the cloaked girl's hair *3*
hooooooly crap. this is amazing! i love how at first glance it looks like theres just the two girls and a wolf, but once you really look at it theres much more to it. the feathery girl in the top left corner is very elegant. love!! *fav*
CatClaudia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
You're the one who made that? That poster is still on my bedroom wall :D What a great inspiration it was
Hartstikke bedankt voor die inspiratie,groetjes Claudia
ScatteredSapphire Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
this drawing is amazing! I love how you set everything in one specific color and variations of that. It kinda reminds me of a story I was writing long ago ^_^
Asatira Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool picture. Like the composition. The central character has a very good design.
lovely-kas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Beautifuuul. ^^ .<3
waterdrup Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
bought that aniway long time ago and I loved that poster! finnaly found ya -^^- :+fav:
ming85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
hahaha nou in dat geval: welkom!
En bedankt :D
waterdrup Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
alsjeblieft :]
Cleera Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
Great arts. The color is so smooth. and the idea is so unique
the-fiery-hot-geeg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Do you know if or not they have this magizine in New Zealand?
Cuz if so, I shall scour the shops and buy every copy!
ming85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
I'm afraid not... it's a dutch magazine, you can read more info here: [link]
clrkrex Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love the characters! They are very interesting and unique, and the colors are very pretty as well. :)
Kedakai-Cocoa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Love it!!
CrAzEeCoW Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
wow amazing pic!!! your style is awsome!
Marulein Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
This poster is hanging in my room right now...
I especialy like the wolf, the small character with the animal skin and the top right character~ Very cool scene
Esora Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty...I really like the colors...:+favlove:
theyellowbus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
so cool!!! keep up the great work =3
blood-stain Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
absolutely fantastic picture
rynankh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006

looks so gorgeous n_n
yakiyaki Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
O_O ..u r great
doylea Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
i like the wired thing that looks like a thin angel, at the back, on the left, with long ears. be cool to see just her.
sugarcub Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous as ever.
I really really loved the wolf!!! It´s perfect!!
RomaV Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
Those breasts make me feel inadequate, really they do!

And I can't quite see where her right arm is going...

But those I noticed only after I'd gotten over the oooooh-this-is-so-beautiful bit. Love all the non-earth-bound people.
ming85 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
I'm working on the arm!!! It will be better. But the boobs will stay!!

(she's a high goddess, she can look any way she wants to! )
RomaV Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Of course the boobs will stay, she's a goddess and what will she do if she's not making us feel inadequate?:P

BlazeDrgn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
oh my gosh this is so cool! I took a quick look at it then came back and took a closer look and found all these hidden things in the picture, though now i feel kind of blind for not noticing them sooner ^^; I really like how the background seems so soft its almost like it just blends in on itself :) and the characters in the foreground are so solid it gives a real sense of depth to the picture
mreviver Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness I just love the colors you use in all your pieces!! Makes me want to try drawing birch trees sometime!
devur Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006   Writer
Classically amazing, as always. The motifs you use, the coloring, the simplicity. I think the coloring is the most striking feature, actually; not just that it's pink/purple, which makes it seem almost dreamlike, but the way it gets lighter as it comes away from the focus, like an overexposed photograph gives it a surreality that really just comes out and touches you. Beautiful, in every sense of the word, and an *instant* favorite.
Dutch-Flower Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
wow, it is really amezingly beautiful!
AlexandreLancaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Excellent work, ming!:)
soulfreeze Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
:) smiling.
Sonaorein Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Student
Reminds me a ton of one of Miyazaki's films -this is really cool! The sunset color scheme adds a lot to the picture, and it gives me an almost eerie feeling. Mostly cuz of the eyes tho'. All of them staring at me is sort of creeping me out, lol. :XD: Anyway, it looks amazing. I especially like the wolf. Great job!
azeto Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
beautiful colors, great job!
kenzy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Creepy yet intriguing. It's really pretty, I especially like how I can't look at one place too long, because out of the corner of my eye I see something else! I keep finding new little things hidden throughout the picture. :3 Very fun x3!
10721 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
i like the tone you used.
your lineart attracts me><
Shutsumon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Oh, wow! This is gorgeous.
Deikin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Really strong atmosphere to this picture Ming, I like it. The wolf on the left looks great.
Wolvin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
very nice!
I really like the poses and the soft colors =)
hehe and I know what you mean with having the pic in your head, but drawing it .. =p
anyway, Mooi!
vshjaar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Silver or Copper?

Very nice dev! ^_^
joelee88 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
waoo.. beautiful!!! fantasy!!!
Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
gorgeous work!
RebelVampire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Very nice. The coloring choice is very excellent.
kitanna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
... That is absolutely beautiful! I don't have any words that would explain how great it is...
missyC Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful use of pose and colouring! That wolf is so very well-drawn also; this looks almost like a movie advertisement- definately hinting at a story! :nod:
bapity88 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
nothing short of amazing :)
halfstep Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Student
no matter how slow your painting gets, i still love your style! can't wait for the next one. and the feeling/idea you wanted to give off works. LOVE it.
temarinyo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
luv the wolf!
nightmareprince Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
awesome, beautiful colours, so chalk pastel :D
2051 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Haven't seen much of your works lately.
Nice you're back (I don't normally read journals, so I have no idea if you actually was around all the time).

About the main deity... her left forearm looks too short... when compared to arm or hand. One can blame it on perspective, but it looks weird anyway.
But I like her design, especially with this red-eye glaring thing on her right.
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