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Witch by jodeee Witch by jodeee
Recently I have been participating in this challenge - medium.com/@noahbradley/21-day… in an effort to become a better artist. I can't recommend it enough, give it a go! (If you want to see my progress so far, you can find it here -> www.facebook.com/Jodiemuirart)

This is the first thing I've started and finished painting since the challenge began. It's a personal piece which is always a treat but I really feel it's a marked improvement on previous works, especially the back ground which is something I've struggled with for a while now. It's been nice to do something darker and more in my preferred tone too. I've been feeling pretty inspired of late, I think this painting has been trying to sneak out of me for a few weeks now XD.

you can now buy prints of this image here -> society6.com/product/witch-wmv…

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SnowTightFrostBite Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Lovely work! That shading is spectacular~ 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :) 
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jjejet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) 
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i enjoy so much your artworks. .. these with witch and the half-moon remembers me of Lord Shiva (hindu god) which also keeps the moon with him .. he is the destroyer god, but in a good way, as a protector of the world- he destroys negativty... also he is a good dancer and especially in this picture it seems to dance for the ballance of the worlds... he is known as a teacher for both demons and angels.. .... i really don't know if you have inspired from hindu mythology, but i'm curious if other peoples noticed this likeness with this god in your artworks... and no, i am not from India ... i just love this god :giggle:
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jodeee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I have never had this comparison before but the parallel certainly intrigues me. I love learning about cultural mythology, so this is really interesting to know - thank you :) The one deity comparison I see people make more than any other with this piece is Loki. 
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you are welcome!
...well i know about Loki that is pretty cunning and i didn't noticed that trait on your character expression.. but perhaps i'm just not able to see it..

besides it may be alike Peter Steele when he was younger :giggle:
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Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Fascinating!
I especially like the dynamic feel of it, which makes it very inspiring. I also like the littel details, like the flowers on her belt and the tatoo on her back.
Beautiful work!
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jodeee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, it's a he but I admit I left it pretty open. 
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! Blessed Be!
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :heart:
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
most welcome!
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JohnnyDFarris Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
A male witch how Progressive.
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I won't lie. I'm struggling to judge the tone of this comment without full context.
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JohnnyDFarris Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
well for the most part a witch is shown to be a female this is a male. Good for you.
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saltares Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Really nice.
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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Preyote Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
There needs to be more make witch drawings....witches are witches they say no matter what gender. Bravo on your drawing!!!!!
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jodeee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I agree, I'd love to see more of them! Hopefully this year I'll get another painting together with this guy :) Thanks again!
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HELUVZHER Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
She's bufffff lol
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jodeee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
or he's lean. 
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FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
great work :)
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jodeee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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wolfdiana66 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
This is beautiful. He is beautiful. I hope he shows you his face :)
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart: Me too, I just hope I can do him justice if he ever does. 
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Alex--Houston Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
So gorgeous! You are so talented! Love Heart Love 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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UnicatStudio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! This is really great piece of art! I love it! I also like Your process You showed on tumlbr and the other paintings frim this challenge on Your FB page :) Great job!
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
firstly let me apologise for the late reply! Thank you very much. I loved painting him, in fact I have another to go with him that I'm currently finishing up. I've got some time to work on it this afternoon and I just can't wait to continue. I'm thinking he might get a triptych or something, I don't know where he's come from, this faceless muse, but I love him!
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UnicatStudio Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There is no need to apologise, my dear. I am also not really fast in answering :< real life and stuff. So I am always happy to have an answer from You :) and I understand when it takes some time. It is always nice to read Your words :)

I love this character too! I like these witchy climates hehe. Especially witchers (male witches) aren't that popular as (female) witches I think. So he is somehow special :)

How do You feel him? I think which version of witch is he? I feel him very pagan but at the same time he has got something from native american style in my opinion. How do You feel it :)
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, and the same right back at you, I love reading your replies too. Sometimes I let comments build up for a when I have
the time to give them my full attention but sometimes I can just be a bit lazy with it!

To answer your question, I am really into pagan themes in aesthetic and ideology so his origins most definitely lie there. I'm not a religious or even particularly spiritual person but it appeals to the romantic fantasist in me. I also admire the respect paganism has for the planet and the natural world. There's mystery and a darkness attached to it that really captures my imagination. You're not the first to mention a native american vibe though, I think it's the dancing. I was listening to a lot of Fields of the Nephilim at the time I painted this and It really brings dancing and ritual to my mind. 

I agree with you - on the male witch front. I was looking into it and they aren't as popular at all, in fact there's even dispute as to whether they are even titled 'witch' or not. It ties in really nicely with my current androgyny obsession too, a gender obscurity. It adds to the elusive pull of him for me I think. 
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UnicatStudio Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, my dear - sorry for the late reply :hug:
I decided to write back to Your comments in the note. I hope it will be a good idea and that You'd like it. Hugs!
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jodeee Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No worries at all - I have sent you a note, I'd get yourself a coffee/tea, it's a long one ha ha!
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UnicatStudio Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You so much! It was awesome :) I will write You back Asap! Lots of hugs!
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jodeee Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem or rush. I look forward to hearing back from you when you've got the time:hug:
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calikal Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!
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jodeee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much, sooo sorry for the late reply!
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Szigeti Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic shadows.
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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nikis101 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
woah , very impressive , it seems that even caught her movement in painting . :happybounce: 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Oh and it's also it's a male witch :lol:
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nikis101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
woooooo hahha... sorry, i'm so clueless I am a dummy! 
still, great work. Hug 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No need to apologise at all. I'm actually experimenting with gender ambiguity and feminising men a bit
at the minute so it's all good. :hug:
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nikis101 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
really? that's so interesting, hope i can see more of your amazing art in experiments like these :happybounce: 
Hug 
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I love this, the embers glowing on the fabric, the movement, the smoke and the atmosphere. Lovely! :heart:
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I think it's my favourite thing I've painted in a long while. I'm hoping to do more male witchy stuff. I'm pretty into the androgynous thing, particularly in men, at the moment. So fingers crossed I might even have some work to sell as prints this year :boogie:
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I can imagine that, it is lovely. It brings out my inner-pagan. :brew: 

I love how you draw men, from rough-around-the-edges types like Kenway to that handsome Jan of yours. :furryflirt: And even when androgynous you still keep them balanced; graceful but strong, handsome but not emasculated. 

Ohhh, prints... exciting! :la: So many plain and empty walls in this house... :plotting: 
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Totally, mine too!

Thank you very much :) I'm really looking forward to it if I'm honest, I haven't felt this inspired for ages! 
So yes - they will be more men for you and I, Pretty demon men with long hair, flowers and crescent motif's galore! mu ha ha ha ha!  fiery evil laugh 
I really hope I can get a few prints on the go, I've just decided to give up my weekends to paint for myself
now. I was sick of having no time to do anything original. Osteoporosis here I come!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
nice ;) (Wink) :D (Big Grin) Love
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jodeee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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