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Little Red Riding Hood by JoJoesArt Little Red Riding Hood by JoJoesArt
"A flower will make you feel better!"


Wow... this image took me so unbelievably long! I worked for about 15 hours!... I hope you like it! :D

... I think I am addicted to glowing eyes... xD

Done in PS CS4 + Hanvon graphic tablet

-- like always: favs and comments are highly appreciated! :heart: --


other pics which take place in this wood:

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I've been looking at your artwork lately since your "Angel" piqued my interest. So far I like what I've seen, you're obviously exceptionally talented.

I'd like to start off this critique by saying this is one of the most impressive things I've come across on DA. The execution, the colors, the shading, and the concept. It's all perfect.

When I first saw it, I thought of how brave the girl must be to approach a creature like that. My second thought was "Why didn't the creature immediately eat her?" And suddenly the message of this picture came to me. "Face your fears, they may not be as scary as you think." This single picture speaks volumes.

The originality is there. I've never seen a concept like this before and I love it.

The technique is perfect. I love the shading of the wolf and how every little detail stands out in perfect clarity. Then you have Red Riding Hood, standing like a beacon of light in the shadow of something so terrifying. She stands out well, without drawing all the focus. Amazing work.

I'm adding this picture to my favorites and giving you a 5/5 rating. This is truly a work of art.
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46 out of 46 deviants thought this was fair.

Once again - it is a pleasure to critique one of =sanguisGelidus's masterpieces. :clap:

It's always interesting to see a new rendition of a legend, mythology, or bedtime story. Though Little Red Riding Hood is popularly redone - it is not often you come across such an interesting, skillful interpretation.

The one thing that I appreciate the most about this piece is the detail. I mean, check out the fur! And the grass! I can hardly look away from the strokes and skillful layering. The foreground and background are easily separated, and yet there is so much gorgeous depth.

I actually adore the glowing eyes and the gigantic stature. It's what separates this piece from most. Little Red Riding Hood's small gesture is so sweet and adds a warmheartedness to an otherwise daunting picture.

The only suggestion I have is the left foot. Paw... whatever. :giggle: It does seem a bit awkward, but at the same time - it makes sense for it to seem closer up. Perhaps it even helps create the image's depth?

All in all, this is another gorgeous piece that I couldn't help but offer my thoughts on. Once again, amazing work. :clap:

:heart: *OfOneSoul
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Stella1994x Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! *O*
wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Great work!
Helen790 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm pretty sure i did something like that once except with a black bear on family trip to Maine :) 
ShiZniT3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Red Rocket! Red Rocket!
brujahonly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Oi, Bigby! 'sup mate?
RianneLoveArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
noideaifor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Very poetic scene : awesome !
IceRose76 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am absolutely astonished! This is so beautiful! 
jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
God, I hope he likes flowers. Or else little red is gonna be devoured like an evening appetizer!
KomoriSpirit Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist
that girl is screwed
KomoriSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist
lol how cute
QTcomics Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
TheCrazyGreek Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
BladeWithin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a big wolf..Amazing piece though!~ Love how she's not scared~
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two words: HOLY CR*P!!!!!!!
LEMONGREENART Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sehr coole idee. der wolf sieht proportionsmäßig komisch aus in meinen augen und die bäume im vordergrund könnten mehr blätter haben (Miss Pingelig spricht XD) aber die farben sind mal wieder 1a : >
LandLoria333 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
O.O Whoa that's scary! I like it though, it takes the size of the wolf to a new perspective. The larger it is, the more intimidating it seems. It's great!!
silverwolfwvu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Sadly, this reminds me of a picture I just thought of myself recently, though it's not quite the same. However, I do like this. I love wolves, and I like the idea of sweet little Red giving the wolf a flower.
WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
travels through a horrifyingly scary forest, no human in sight, a big azz wolf monster jumps out at her...and shes not even flinching! the balls on that girl :O lol i just love this pic the wolf is just so intimidating XD
iisrabbit Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
wow, so much emotion :o
g2emma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its absolutely beautiful and completely amazing, but I might have nightmares. Don't be offended though, I love it.
v5virus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely lovely. I love the attention to details and the idea itself.
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Featured here: [link] :D
gamersoul405 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very interesting way to retell such a classical tale.
SaekoCivillianRebel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this!!! so beautiful!
13saberwolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
andisart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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sweetneko3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your take on this, and Little Red is so cute! :huggle:
RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist cute..."A flower will make you feel better!"
RGrimmy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw this picture, just browsing, and I HAD to comment on it. This is one of the best pictures I have legit EVER SEEN. This is so amazing, going in my favorites!
ngelx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Artist
Cecilia-Dark-Emerald Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Photographer
This is beautiful, amazing use of colors.
Steroids98 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Instead of the Better to eat you with.... ILLL JUST EAT YOU!!!!! (Howl)

Liathe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I love this version of Little Red Riding Hood - and your other digital paintings that take place in the same wood. They're so beautiful and magical. :)
dragon-vine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
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20Mannywood99 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Hey man would you mind if I use this image for a school project. I need something like this for my website. Our teacher wants us to get permission. It would be much appreciated. It is an awesome piece.
Rippleshade Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture! i have never seen this take on the story interpreted like this! truly amazing. I love the deatain and your technique.
ShopKey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*tugs on a little bit of his fur lightly* "Mister?"
*Unfazed*"I brought you a present!"
*cocks head* *she shows him the flower* "So you won't be so lonely anymore!"
*he "smiles" and a tear runs down his cheek* "Don't cry!" *rushes over and gives him a hug*
*"beauty and the beast" type transformation* "Thank you," he whispers embracing her.
Forestchildling Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the story of red riding hood
ZahrahFlora Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
i don't know what to say
serusama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a little flower for you.....
TheGreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is something very sinister and Ominous about this Piece..
DukeTravers Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Like the fact that most fairy tale enthusist know that the wolf will eventually follow the small girl, who the story says was too inoccent to fear for her life in the beast's presence, to her grandma's house eat both of the defenceless characters whole and alive, until the lumberjack hears what must be his neighbor's horrible gut-wrenching screams, cuts the thing's head off and sips a square out of the tummy for the two inside be retreived from. After which, the body will either be tossed down into a dry well for the rats to eat, into a pit for the grandma's pet dog's to eat for the flover and scent of wolf, made into a fur rug or really nothing at all (Brothers Grimm!), all depending on the version you've read.
NameLessFox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive and well worked. Clean and powerful re-telling of a classic tale.

I love the colors, makes the story in the picture pop. Misunderstood giant, lil red and friendship. You my dear sir successed
LL-GTversion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Oh my gosh.. That is... So amazing!!!
MyWordsItsMe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
destinyrider Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Artist
This is really nice and Cool!
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