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Dryad, nymph of the trees in greek mythology


the dryad

the tree

the forest and some stock from Stock.XCHNG [link]
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Given 2007-04-26
Dryade by ~Vilk42. Beautiful use of stock and solid technique make this a very striking image. Makes me want to go for a walk in the local woods to see if I can find one! ( Suggested by Funerium and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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NiAnluain Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: I featured this in my journal here: [link]

Hope thats ok?!:hug:
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More than ok!
i'm very pleased you love my work :hug:
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:iconnianluain:
NiAnluain Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Like! Dude! If i could do half of what you could..... well i'd be sorted and FAMOUS!! :rofl: ok maybe not famous but ya get my point!
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:iconsmcstylus:
smcstylus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
sow scary ...sow beauty
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like lots of women i guess ;)
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:iconimurpurpose:
imurpurpose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
This work has been featured!
[link]
:wave:
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:iconntgreen:
NTGreen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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:iconnarghaash:
narghaash Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
great work !
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Splendid artwork ! :clap:
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci renard français ;)
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
De rien , c'est vraiment mérité , monsieur Vilk dont on ne voit pas le visage sous la sombre capuche ! :fear:

:D :highfive:
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:iconeanphoto:
EANphoto Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
This one is featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconafofo:
Afofo Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet!
:+fav:
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:iconpsiloskeef:
psiloskeef Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
GORGEOUS!
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:iconspite-nike:
Spite-nike Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice putting together of the stocks ^^ Great work
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:iconnarabia:
narabia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
OMG!!!
I always believed in your talent :)
Here you put all into a great composition.

Oh, this time there is nothing I could compain about ;)
hahaha
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
your comments and construtive critics are always welcome, and help me a lot ;)
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:iconkamikun:
kamikun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
I just truly love this. Great work of art. The true depth and astounding realism mixed with mythology makes it better.
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:iconcorrosivetonic:
CorrosiveTonic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Wonderful imagery. Very powerful.......Did you notice how dragon like the tree is? can you see the dragon's leg and foot just to her left. Rich images lead to seeing more than the whole Congradulations and THANK YOU!!!
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's magic everywhere ;)
thanks!
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:iconezio:
ezio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Wow, amazing ;)
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:iconhrcm:
hrcM Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I like mythology also. Great piece of work.
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almudena-stock Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
Wow...outstanding work! :clap:
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... thanks!
;)
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:iconbellevue-darkknight:
Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
This is an amazing nymph
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:iconsherio88:
Sherio88 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
looks great! Great use of the stock :)
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:iconvenommistress:
VenomMistress Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Fantastic! the must perfect image made it with my stock! :heart:
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks to you for providing it :thanks:
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SlipknotSluht Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
fuckin awesome!!!!!!!!
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upload-image-here Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Sorry, but it doesn't look like she's coming out of the tree at all! Instead it looks more like she's a ghost where you can see some transparent parts. If her skin looked more like the color of the bark and had some of the tree's pattering on it, it would blend better.
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're right, but i first tried to lay a texture over the whole body, but i decided to keep so flesh in the end ;)
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:iconfreakyframes:
freakyframes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
this is amazing...
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:iconriizen:
riizen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
nice =)
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:iconhy2ro:
hy2ro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
nice
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:iconj-nny:
j-nny Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
really great shot
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
manipulating such a great stock picture was great fun to ;)
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:iconfeenix80:
Feenix80 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
Well done! Idea is great, implementation is great, the whole work is great! Donīt thank me of this comment, Thank you for doing this.
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:iconspiritphotography:
spiritphotography Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007   Photographer
AMAZING!
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:icondarktoys:
darktoys Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
great picture!excellent work :eyepopping:
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
It's so well done! She really looks like part of the tree. All the parts are beautifully integrated and make a magical composition. :)
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:iconcannibaljim:
cannibaljim Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the model is too self-conscious to be a dryad.
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you guessed the truth ;)
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embyr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
zomg @_@

First off, amazing, which is what pretty much everybody's saying but it's true.

Second...how did you merge her legs like that? :O ~is attempting to do something like that with just painting and a photo, is stumped~ (no pun intended)
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skeletononasill Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
The model was already posed like that (with her legs together at the bottom), I would assume he just faded them out to transparent by using one of a dozen Photoshop (or [insert program here]) methods, most likely by using an eraser set to variable opacity through his tablet's pen pressure. Or maybe just a layer mask with a gradient.
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eraser (big brush)+ variable opacity... ;)
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:iconembyr:
embyr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^_^
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:iconphoto-art2000:
photo-art2000 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool
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:iconblademaster777:
Blademaster777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
Excellent work
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:iconvilk42:
Vilk42 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and great fun for me!
thanks.
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