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The Naiads by darkkixie The Naiads by darkkixie
wow this one was a leap of faith on my part. I've never enjoyed doing greenery or water and this has both!

I'm very pleased with this piece, it's very soft and gently which is just what I want and the waves of her dress along with the petals makes it feel like she's being wisped away.

The Naiads are water spirits from Greek Mythology, they were beautiful maidens who guarded over the pond, lakes and waterfalls in marshy areas. They are well known for luring in men who disappear afterwards.

Zeus is known to favour them along with Apollo and they themselves have fallen in love with humans though only to end tragically.

This is the 1st image of my 15 credit module.

Media: Liner pen, Copic Sketch Markers, Ink and watercolour paper.
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Rath-Rye Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
what a beautiful picture :O
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LadyMelinoe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Stunning!
How long did it take you to perfect your colouring skills?
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darkkixie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
*coughs* perfect? I've only been using them since May so I'm still a newbie with them really, though there is a lot of hours worth of colouring in this. Thank you
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keuki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
waw!! this is sooo awsome! :heart: !!! with what did you doe this?
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dananew1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful indeed, looks like colored pencil instead of marker. You have especially beautiful lineart though, but I wish you'd have more!
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Mitchu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Student General Artist
Wow! the dress.. her hair, the bg.. everything's just simply gorgeous.. I like it a lot :D
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Ice-brand Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to keep telling myself that you are using marker pens cause the colours in the tree and water are stunning, colours i would never have thought to add. The wooden bridge is great but maybe the colours are alittle strong comapered to the rest of the image. Maybe a brige that contained more greens and grey wooden colours would have worked better. But overall its one of my favs if not the best one! I love it
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darkkixie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
I know that bridge was annoying!

I didn't want it to be the same colours as everything else as I felt it would just blend in and the sense of depth would be lots.

I chose dark red wood because I felt it would come forward and everything else would look like it's further back...

... but you're right I do think it's a bit too dark.
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Ice-brand Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think thats it. Maybe even if you had darkened the colours you had used on the tree for the bridge could have worked to show a sense of depth on the bridge. Its great anyway so I wouldn't let it sit on your mind
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Uber-micro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
I love your style. This is a really awesome pic.
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