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Ondine by dahlig Ondine by dahlig

Done originally for Imagine FX issue 100, I recently repainted quite a bit of the piece and decided it’s about time to show this one :)

Done in Photoshop from start to finish, with help of refs and peanut M&Ms. The full painting process was recorded and can be seen on that IFX 100’s DVD. And oh, if you want to check out the details, here is a FACE CLOSE UP

And about the piece itself: The task was to tackle a common subject of a “fantasy female”. Quite a challenge, since pretty much everything has already been done before within this theme. My idea to handle it was using contrasts – both in terms of depicted elements, colors, lighting etc. I love clashing opposite things so, in this regard, I consider this one a personal piece…

I had a blast working on it and hope you enjoy it too. :)

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Mileenie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Recently one of my friends played a piano piece by Ravel called "Ondine" it's pretty awesome.
starwitchstone Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Amazing colors! Wowzers!! :heart:
Brisbane-Printing Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Professional Interface Designer
Really Beautiful!!!
Critter-Creator Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! All of your artwork is so realistic! I love how she looks like she is glowing and the contrast between the background and the flowers. 
Fluffachu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  New member
I love your artwork.Clap  How do you make the skin so realistic!? I seriously looks like it's glowing!Nuu 
Aimiyuharmonia92 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Photographer
love it 
crystaleyes909 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful - the contrast in the colours and that purple light really makes this stand out, not to mention the lovely details in the lace and petals. 
simonamoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
elfarwenevenstar Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I'm in love with this- particularly her lips, they pop so much it's gorgeous :)
lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I didn't notice the hands right away!:omg:  So symbolic.  You have not been here.  I've been here for two years and I remember seeing your art and thinking, "I'm going to watch this person.":nod:  But alas, you never came back.:(  It's good to finally see you painting here again.=D
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