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Untitled or By the Water by waryofwolves Untitled or By the Water by waryofwolves
Illustration Iíve been working on for a contest at my school. Iíve been on a fairytale / fantasy kick, also inspired by lithography.

I still need to come up with a good title. Any suggestions are welcome!

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Photoshop, pencil and paper. Many many hours.
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MadnessInMeadow Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're good! :heart: the colours can really express emotion well. :heart:
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DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Instantly reminded me of the fairytale the Six Swans has that same sort of beautiful melancholy to it. :heart: I don't think you need to add anything the fade out makes it that more beautiful as if she's slowly going to fade away too.
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ValiantParadox Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! there is an Irish legend about a girl named Elise who had to weave shirts out of nettle to save her 12 brothers who were turned into swans if that inspires any titles :)
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SpoockyHorror Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful.
I adore your art and style and your ideas.

The motiv reminded my of Leda, which is a figure in the Greek mythology.
She is also portrayed together with a swan.
So maybe this could be a title.
If you think that Greek mythology are fairytales,too. :)
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AtomicNumberSix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. The roses match her lips and it's just so pretty and your linework oh my god so wonderful marry me.
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CactusPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tangled in Beauty?
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Hyacinth-Zofia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmmmmthis is so good!
I actually sighed with contentment when I enlarged this picture. The lines and colours ... so great!
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snow-glow Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so lovely!
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I just love your linearts. so clean and pretty. Her pose is great and I also love how her hair lays in the grass. Lovely. <3
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WScottForbes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional
This is beautiful!
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waryofwolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thanks!
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shadowThorn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
The only critique I have is to add some mud or rocks that lead to the water because It looked to me that she was about to willfully fall into an abyss lol. Absolutely beautiful though, I really hope you win :)
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waryofwolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
There actually isn't water there (despite what the title says) it's just sort of a fade out. I may/may not add a pond/river to it later, do you think I should?
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shadowThorn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Well I personally would make it that it DOES seem as if she may fall into the "abyss" the piece already feels a bit surreal. Its your call though, adding a few rocks and some mud will automatically make it look like water, adding a dark fade at the very bottom may give an illusion of a "hole". If you do decide the "abyss" I would suggest in removing the initial title "By the Water" since that threw me off. Maybe title it along the lines of "The Exit" or "Coercion of Escape" since it appears the swan is showing the girl the "exit" by falling over the edge of the grass. Just my thoughts though, do what you have to do to win that contest!
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couleur-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"The bony swans"
Here are the lyrics from the song [link]
And the singer is Loreena Mckennitt. I just love this woman's songs.
I thought it would be a fitting title to your illustration. But that's just my opinion.

Your contest entry is gorgeous. I can see the fairytale and lithography influence. And I just now noticed it was a digital artwork :XD: Great work !
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couleur-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*bonny
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Drewstwitr Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the fact that it retains so much of the 'traditional' look and looks like the lines were inked. SO PRO!
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