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possesso by hotcake possesso by hotcake
don’t you just… hate it when you’re drawing a tree and then it turns into a weird lesbian fairytale thing… ALTERNATE TITLE: YOU MAKE ME MOIST

OK STORY TIME because this concept had a pretty interesting process, actually. my best bud ~blouse did this really cool illustration where she illustrated her biggest flaws, and i wanted to copy her!! so for the past whatever i've been grappling with this idea of personifying 'possessiveness', since it's one of my biggest flaws (next one will be 'flatulence' (just kidding)). for a while i was stuck on the idea of depicting it as some kinda da vinci-esque male-wolverine hybrid--men are possessive, wolderines are possessive, ya get it--but it always fell flat. and then after looking at whimsical forests (as usual) i started drawing this creepy tree lady and tied the two ideas together. despite being an atypical combination (a woman and a tree??), not only did the concepts mesh well, they told a story--a possessive tree that wants to be watered and nurtured constantly saps the life from all the other stuff in the garden (and the person she's possessive of, too).

i really fell in love with the whole concept and figuring out how to depict a woman and a tree as possessive instead of the usual 'seductive' role, but i'm still pretty disappointed with my illustration skills (or lack thereof, hah).

ANYWAY, apologies for going all arty-deep there. ENJOY!!

edit: OH DANG THANKS FOR THE DAILY DEVIATION ^alicexz !!! Getting one was always a dream of mine I'm the happiest little lady right now!! :')
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Given 2012-04-17
possesso, a great stylistic illustration by ~hotcake. The characters are interesting and well-designed. ( Featured by alicexz )
vanessachao Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! I like your artwork~Love 
GRAYSCALED Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the concept, and the colors... and the art. It almost feels like it's going to start moving, it's green, dark and rustly canopy just gobbling up the 'one who makes her moist' and just relishing in a short moment of ''my preciousss'' pleasure. 

As a fellow 'possesser' I feel you completely. That was the feeling I got from the drawing, and after reading the description - it all made sense. 

Is that how dryads came to be? :B
Pauerkraut Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this picture is a few months old now, but I still had to say I really love it and the concept behind it. I really like the contrast between the browns and pinks.
tartleigh Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the image works on its own, but the explanation makes it pop much more. great concept.
phildog Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thystle-Blum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me think of Adam and Eve in the garden.
Thystle-Blum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of Lucifer's names is, The Tree of Knowledge Between Good and Evil.
dyingdarkgrave Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
love it!
SnowWhiteAK Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this idea
Cadba Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
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