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Naiad by HesterTatnell Naiad by HesterTatnell
EDIT: revamped version...you can still see the original one HERE (if you really want to ;P)





Ah ha...erm, sorry about the crappy title (I'm open to any suggestions ;))....^^;

Background Info: Naiads are a type of nymph who preside over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks. They are bound to these locations and if a naiad's body of water dries, she dies. :(

Anywho! I decided I wanted to take my realism further and do a more detailed image (Instead of just a potrait with a cruddy background) ...I tried to add some interesting lighting too...
Actually, I was quite pleased with how the waterfall came out and I think overall, it's an improvement - buuut, I'll let you guys be the judge of that :hug: xxx Enjoy! xxx

PS + Wacom


THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY FAVES
I really appreciate every one of them :hug:
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michiimouse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
wow, this is really pretty....
can i use this for my wallpaper? i name my laptop Naiad so...haha.
well, Naiads die when their water dries up. my laptop dies when the battery dries up. :p
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Murvini Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Wonderful pic! I love those cold colors and her glassy eyes... What a sweet face! :heart:
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Neon-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Wow nice pic, love the eyes!!
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D Hehe, I wish mine were that sparkly ;P xx
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Neon-phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Heh taht would be pretty awesome!
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antler-girl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   General Artist
that's very beautiful
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:iconhestertatnell:
HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou :)
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angel-bug Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Student
oh i like it so much
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:iconhestertatnell:
HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)xxx
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angel-bug Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Student
your welcome
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Druology Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
"PrettyFae Pwns" :D

or not...not so artistic the title...but it's true ;p

this is really nice, it's about time you put something up. :|

anyway...as always it came out great, a lot better, and lots of improvements from your past posts, the background is nice too, the waterfall looks great too...keep it up. ;p
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the perfect comment dru :)
Thankyou for noticing all these nice things ;P - Although I have to agree that it's alot better than my previous work, lol.
Thanks again, dear :hug:x
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evernesc Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
Her eyes are so dreamy and they feel very real, simply breathtaking!!! :D
But do you think that the parts of her which are facing away from the light (left side of her face and the arm) should be slightly shadowy since the it's coming from the far back, slightly to the right? umm, I'm not sure of the correct terms. My eyes are not trained for such artistic finesse :)
But I'm not an expert, so you really shouldn't take my comments seriously heehee
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, maybe - I dunno...I'm still learning where shadows and stuff are concerned....I just thought the image would look dull if there wasn't a bit more light (maybe it's reflecting from her hair ;P) Thanks anyways :) xxxx
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hawkeyechuui Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Again, THE EYES. They look really eye-catching... XD But perhaps they're a tiny tincy little bit too big? ^^U
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, tiny tincy? Surely no-one will notice a mistake that small :fingerscrossed: Thanks hon :) xxx
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hawkeyechuui Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Heehee..... I would. XD You're welcome.
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laurengary Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
You're title's great Fae, but what I really noticed were her eyes. They're so .... liquid & absolutely captivating. Well done ! :thumbsup:
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks Lauren :hug: hehe, glad you like them (took me quite a few tries to get them right ;P) xxx
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laurengary Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
You're so welcome hon ! :hug:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It is wonderful!!!!
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thankyou Ann :hug:xxxx
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Wonderful waterfall and her eyes are very well-done! Nice work, Fae!
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks Kat - glad you like the eyes, they were real fiddly to draw ;P xxxx
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celuthea Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
this is stunning! I love her eyes and the way you made the water seem to move
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks hon :hug:xx
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celuthea Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
where do you find your inspiration!?
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess mostly from looking at other people's art (y'know, the way they paint or use shadows and colours)....although some of my images are inspired by books or random bits of information I've read, like this one: I was reading about naiads and I though it'd be really cool to draw one, so I did :) x
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W-e-e-b-l-e Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fantastic. Please, please keep up the good work! =P :+fav:
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou Alex :) I sure will try :) xxx
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MzKitty45601 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Nymph of the Woods" :hug: How's that? :D

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way the light reflects in her eyes. :clap: :+fav: One of my personal favs of yours. :thumbsup:

(No need to thank me, you're quite welcome) :bow:
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Not thank you? Pfft, whatever! Of course I need to thankyou - that is the loveliest thing I've heard all day :) :hug: xxx (Thanks! ;))
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MzKitty45601 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, bless your heart. :hug: You are so talented. It's great to have ya back again. :D
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks :blushes:
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Zelda567 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HesterTatnell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou :)x
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