Here is the home of a little forest man, with a ferocious beard, and small deeply inset eyes. He lives in this home built into the roots of a great tree. Although very unkempt and grizzly, he has a soft spoken voice and a strict vegetarian diet. He mainly eats mushrooms, herbs, seeds, nuts and berries. He offers a highly regarded mushroom picking class to many of the locals in the nearby villages. Although many of the more prestigious type strongly look-down upon the man for following natures way, rather than education.. They claim he's indoctrinating the youth, when really he's just teaching them how to pick and find natures many gifts.
It seems like this man lives a lonesome life, but indeed does have a trusty companion, a pig named Pie. ( He adopted it after it stole a moon crescent pie of his) and thus gave him its name. Pie helps him find mushrooms, especially those deep beneath tree roots and shrubbery. The man is known as Griegor.
Digital painting done in photoshop.
Very rough sketch of the idea.
Added proper perspective and cleaned up the line work.
Did gray-scale of the light and shade.
Roughed in the general colors
Cleaned up the colors and added details.