Uh, Hentai? I guess you could draw that conclusion. But I don't really see it.
Something about vanity? It works, it fits, but it's not what I see.
My interpretation is that the woman, like the troll, is also a folk spirit/ creature of the woods. I believe the troll is slightly envious of the woman's majestic form, and has convinced himself (herself?) that the woman must be vain. In the troll's eyes, the woman could only be looking at her own reflection.
The truth is that the woman actually isn't looking at her reflection, but everything else. She's looking at the fish, the creatures all around her, and even the troll. These things make her feel one with the forest, since she's shaped like a humans. Humans can't coexist with nature like the troll and fish can, so in a way she envies them, but instead of responding negatively, she tries to revel in their ability to exist so senselessly with the forest. So the picture is actually just depicting the troll's view of the situation. who knows what he could learn if he actually chose to talk to her. Hmmm, That actually sounds like a good story, I might have to write that story... Oh my, did you just inspire me with your inspired work!?
As for the art itself, it's as any inspiration/homage should be. It borrows just enough from the source material to be recognizable, but is entirely in your own style. It draws the viewer in for very different reasons than the original.
Good job. I'll be watching for your future art.
I really love reading different peoples interpretations, I would never had thought of it this way but it makes a lot of sense.
You should definitely write a book, at least a short story, and notify me when you're finished, because I'd read the shit. Based on your review, it seems you have a creative mind, so go for it :)
And lastly, thanks for the kind words and the review! It was fun to read.
Yea... That looks painful. But if I looked up into the sky and saw THAT, I'd die of a heart attack before being smelted and devoured.
Visually stunning, and I like how the hungry alien isn't showing any emotion. This is just what he/she does to sustain itself.
Thank you =) lol ya, While i was painting it i was trying to think how it would look from the planet. Would it just be a shadow, or just light blue from the atmosphere? Or could you actually see it? Either way i'd need a new pair of shorts lol.
I like how he's a robot filled with guts. I wish I could read what was on his weapons, but the fact that I can't makes it that much more creepy.
Despite how disturbing it is, the picture is strangely inviting. However, I'm pretty sure if I saw him on the street I'd just keep walking. "Nope, didn't see that, it didn't see me, nope!"
:D I'm glad you like it!
And originally, the scythes weren't suppose to have any engravings on them but I thought that, "Hey, they look kinda dull. I should add a little something to it." xD
And if Carpo was ever real, I'd ride the Nope Train to Fuckthatville o-o
I really like how it looks like some of my favorite old cartoons! Love the proportions!
The chest-plate-thing looks a little odd though, being that it is flat and her chest is not. I think a little shading can fix that though!
Good point! Missed that, thanks for the review!
Haven't seen the original, but the black and white does give the picture an eerie feeling. Could be the setting for a space movie!
I recently discovered Dungeon Fighters Online is back, so I am good as far as time wasters go for a loooong time!
The character looks good, but equally important, you managed to capture the glow of that old west sun in a monochromatic picture.
That's some very impressive shading! You even got some shadows under her legs.
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