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Mother Nature by roseandthorn Mother Nature by roseandthorn

In between work I was finally able to finish this!!!!
The character Mother Nature from The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce! I tried to keep to Joyce's original design: [link] , as well as add some of the elements I had in the Locket picture I did a while back: [link]

And now... RotG SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT*****-----------

I finished the third book a while back and.... my gosh, what an ending. A cliffhanger Mr. Joyce! Really?! xD Anyway, I HAD to draw Mother Nature. Or should I say.... Pitch's daughter, all grown up!!! * u *

What in god's name happened to this child that she became the most ruthless and destructive force on our planet??? 8( I seriously can't wait to find out! 8D

END SPOILERS******----------------

Oh! Also for those curious:
From the book series - The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce
First children's book in series - The Man in the Moon
First chapter book in series - Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
You can find them on Amazon or in any book store now :) Go!! Read them!!
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BubblewithWings Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maari-rose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Don't tell Mr. Joyce, but I think this is way more awesome. Lightning is cool. Very cool.
LOz-Lola123 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This song comes into my head when I saw this pic [link]
And saturn did have some parallels to Seraphina Pitchner.
maari-rose Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
heck yes. Mother Nature kicks tush. William Joyce... come out with the next book already?!
MARI1SAYURI Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
OMG! Seriously!? There's an even saddest story behind the sad story! I live in Brazil, and only the first and second book have been published here... and the second didn't even get to my city. Anyway, It's wonderful!
yunianinjamisterss15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) wow...well pretty more like darker version of the mother nature thing with her but hey its good and i like it with her sadness na all but ;p i'll state my honest opinion on her i can't really see her becoming the mother nature ever so if we ever added her in some our rotg fanfic's for those that already made there own mother nature like me for there rotg fanfic or oc's why not make her a apprentice of mother nature herself if made ur own mother nature for rotg or even make her assistant of ur mother nature :idea: so even though its part of the original story of the book an all will never happen in original story but hey theres always fanfics by us what we think is better so lets honest with our selfs here ;p we all have our own tastes in things in characters or pairings or even in stories we like
GrainyFly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, I'm going to die before the next book comes out. I sat spazzing in my bed when I'd finished the book and I swore my character feels were going to tear me apart.
oOShinahiOo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In William's interview, he finally told us the name of Pitch's daughter is Seraphina Pitchiner!

This is exactly what Mother Nature look like, powerful and sad.
yukiko-no-niwa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
I would very much like to see this interview as well.
Vi-Valencia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Really? Do you have a link to the interview? Please!
oOShinahiOo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have the link to the interview, it was written on Rise of the Guardian wiki, but I realized that maybe they lied or something but I can show you the wiki: [link]
Vi-Valencia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I see. Thank you anyway. Maybe it'll be revealed in the next book. Can't wait!
TheKittensChannelx3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Revenge for his father's death?
Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being the lover of spoilers that I am (even though I'm not even half way into North's book) I skipped ahead in Tooth Fairy's book and saw Mother Nature and some mention of Pitch's daughter up there XD I'm glad to have finally figured out that she is Mother Nature!

I'm with ya though I wanna found out how this little lady became so powerful. But anywho! This is a lovley piece I gotta say I love your pieces of Pitch and his daughter. Your coloring and art style just makes me smile. Excellent work.
tashag6 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If they make sequel a to the movie she should be in it and pitch too want to read the books
chickedylee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Must. Buy. Book. Must. Read. Book. Series. Asked my library to order them, and hopefully, they'll come through. If not, presents galore or paycheck galore! I'ma getting these. Mother Nature is the Boss, as that's all I can say, and she kinda bring in some rounds to Man in the Moon. 'Kay...curious as to how she came out to be like this. Like, her history is far from kind, but I want to know how-when did she obtain this enormous amount of power.

Either way, great way of portraying her good is not soft/weak/nice form, but at the same time, showing that she too is a tragic figure.
dashthehedgehog123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I really love your take on Mother Nature here, like I can't imagine her being all flowers and butterfly's, I love how dark and sad she looks cause her beautiful planet is being taken over. Also think she doesn't like people for there crimes against the plant.

All in all I love your design on her.
nineteennintytwo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
I love this piece, as well :)

She may be a ruthless and destructive force, but she's probably not a bad person...she saved Pitch from being killed and likewise Katherine...

I really wanna know what happens, as well! But according to Amazon, the next book doesn't come out until December NEXT YEAR! :(
SkitzOpheliac Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness.. ALL TEH DETAILS!! THE LIGHTNING EFFECTS. :iconholdfeelsplz:
It's just too awesome!! QAQ I love how you've drawn Mother Nature. She looks really beautiful here no matter how melancholic she looks! QuQ
Leoren Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! And she looks so sad...I would hug her were it not for all the lightning.
I heard that Pitch's daughter became Mother Nature, but I was sort of hoping that she'd be good. But then again, this sort of makes more sense....
God! I want to read the books SO much, but I'm not sure if I should wait 'till after I see the movie (which I won't be able to do 'till a week or so, as I have no money), or before, to read the books. They're children's books, right? So they aren't very long? SOME ONE HELP ME.
Rashuanu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I love this! This is amazing! You're really talented.
alexMcgriff Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WaterMasterZita Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
O_O holy snapple tops this is amazing! Seriously, holy mother goose I can't even. Lovely job on the lightning! And her outfit and hair!
(please tell me I wasn't the only one who cried when I read Pitch's backstory)
But while Mother Nature is like, boss character, ever since I read the book all I can think is HOW DID SHE GET TO EARTH!?
Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
She looks sad. :(
keishikouen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"What in god's name happened to this child that she became the most ruthless and destructive force on our planet???"

Let's count the possible reasons, shall we?

1. Her daddy put on a pair of psychopants and went to the Dark Side. (I here they have cookies over there.)
2. Mother Nature + Pollution = Polluted psycho lady.
3. Can't think of any other possible reasons. ^^;
Constance-fire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!
Ghostgirl-Shanika Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Just, wow.

This is amazing, I just love the detail that you put into this. After seeing your amazing art for the The Guardians of Childhood series I really, REALLY want to buy them myself and read them!! They sound so amazing!!

Gee, you just keep adding more things to my book-wishlist! Which is never ever a bad thing! :D
CountANDRA Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
UUUUUUUUUUUUGH, why can't I ever find time to comment!? I blame finals week at this bloody college in this bloodier major. Dude... dahling... do you have any idea what a beloved treat it is to be seeing work from you again? Just... wow. And you are as stylized, as incredible as ever with these works and it's always the most unbelievably awesome thing having some of your eccentricity in my DevWatch again. You have a very nostalgic feel to your work.
roseandthorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
AAAAAANDIIIIII!!!!!!!! :glomp: Long time no see!!!! (or... type! haha :D) Oh no worries about commenting dahling, I know how busy Ringling can get sometimes. Actually, before the Advent Calendar contest I wasn't on dA too much either (after work is so exhausting). But I've been dropping in on your tumblr every now and then during my work day and my goodness I gotta tell you, your animations are SPECTACULAR (I don't really have a tumblr so I couldn't tell you there ^^;) I certainly hope you got a Best of Ringling nomination for one of them if not all of them!! If not, I'm gonna have to talk with some of those professors xD
I'm glad you like the picture dahlink! It took forever to finish just cause I've been so busy. I'm actually suffering a creative back up/ overload right now <xD I have so many RotG sketches to clean up and upload and a..... rather embarrassing obsession with Turbo :giggle: so tons of sketches on him I wanna post. But it feels nice to be here again and talking to old buddies on the interwebs <: )
CountANDRA Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Artist
Awwwwwww man, thanks for understanding. I mean, we are free at the moment due to Winter Break but I came to the realization that - although I ADORE traditional animation and concept development - computer animation is not my forte. It was an excruciating semester with that class teeming with emotional breakdowns and such. -_-;; But hey, illustration here I come. :D
As for you, DUUUUUDE, how are you able to even do the Advent Calendar this year with how busy you are!? Sheeeesh, you must be some immortal demon lordy god of grandness or somethin' or other! xD Still, it's grand to see your work again and bask in the beauty that is your style. It takes me back to times when stress was not an issue and we all had a wonderful time being so free. ;w; :heart:
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
Thats Mother Nature?.... omg this is... AWESOME:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::D!!

And what?!! Thats Pitch's daughter:ohnoes:
roseandthorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
Thank you so much! :D
Yup! That's Pitch's daughter all grown up. I was pretty shocked too when I found out in the book 8D
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
you're welcome sooo much:aww::)!
You've read the books... if she's Mother Nature. Where is her mother? I mean Pitch had a wife didn't he?
roseandthorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
The books actually haven't said anything about her mom yet <:\ Everyone's kinda guessing Pitch is a single father right now haha <xD
All we really know is that Pitch left his daughter alone so he could guard a Fearling (nightmare) prison, where he went mad and actually turned into Pitch (the boogeyman version). When he did, he completely forgot who he was, and that he ever had a daughter (really sad). We all assumed his daughter had grown up and died along time ago. But at the end of the most recent book is when we find out (in a cliffhanger of all things ^^;) that Pitch's daughter is actually still alive and really, really powerful. But we don't know how she got that way, or how she got to earth. And it's killing meeeeeeee, I wanna know <xD haha. Lol, sorry wall of text ^^;
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
Lol that I figured as much:XD:

Awww sad:(. But ohh cliff hangers:o, hope next book he'll explain the mom, lol or what became of her. Oh no prob about the text XDD. I enjoyed reading it:D! Cause now I wanna knowwww so many thingsXD
Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, incredible effects
roseandthorn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
Thank you! :D haha, I love drawing lightning ^^;
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