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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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opulasereth Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are one of my favorite artists & this one is absolutely beautifulDance! 
galaxy-parrot Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is awesome, would love a tutorial ;)
kg177 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
now I have a pleasure of looking at a canvas print of Ondine hanged on my office wall:)
MarisaMcMadHatter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Beautiful as always. I wish I had talent like you! You were my inspiration to begin my studies in art. I do simple things now, and I'm currently in school for Graphic Arts, Media Arts, and Graphic Design. Please continue with your beautiful pieces.
Nelloxxy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insane work, I love it!
artweak Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
You are one of the artist I've look forwarded to follow and really enjoy Umbrella Sky every time I see it. I'm glad you are back :)
Mileenie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Recently one of my friends played a piano piece by Ravel called "Ondine" it's pretty awesome.
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Amazing colors! Wowzers!! :heart:
Brisbane-Printing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Professional Interface Designer
Really Beautiful!!!
Critter-Creator Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  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. 
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