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Marley the Filigree Stag Holiday Design by HeatherHitchman Marley the Filigree Stag Holiday Design by HeatherHitchman
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IT'S CHRISTMAS IN TERRATOFF!
So this holiday season I'll be sharing some very special winter tales of magic and sorrow from my paranormal fairy-tale world, Terratoff!

 STORY:
"Terratoff is a paranormal fairy tale world, filled with magical creatures and enchanted customs. 
The filigree stags are an old and wise race, often sharing knowledge of the ages with others that need it. Their ways are both charming and mysterious, and the stag known as "Marley" is no acceptation. Marley appears to those who have lost their way, like a friendly spirit, he guides them back to what matters most. Be it family, a loved one, or even back home, Marley's gentle coaxing always brings the lost back to where they belong. He is often spotted in the winter months, where the harsh cold and snow often makes hearts grow most weary. "

! THE PROCESS !
My process includes several steps. First, the sketch is drawn softly with colored graphite to draft the idea. Next I add colored pencils to add dimension and define the lines. Lastly, charcoal colored graphite is drawn on top to tighten and clean the drawing as well as add detail. The colored sketch remains intact and subtly visible beneath the charcoal color of the final drawing. This process captures not just the final illustration, but also preserves the method and experience of creating it. This piece is also embellished with metallic watercolor.

Colored and Charcoal colored Graphite, & watercolor on Moleskine

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Paleona Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017   Digital Artist
This is really beautiful <3 I love the softness of it, and how your process allows the sketch to remain in the final product! .:Tiny flower:. 
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! <3 
It's kindof like preserving the story of how the piece was made, and I love stories ^^
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
have a inspirational x-mas
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks! you too ^^
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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