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2011. Watercolor, gouache, color pencil, pan pastel, and lots of digital.

There once was a man who fell in love with a beast, and she deigned to let him name her.

you can see what the original looks like here: [link]
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Given 2012-10-18
The suggester said: Just an amazing glowing atmosphere combined with great storytelling in this ethereal illustration! Ainmere and Ysolde by ~ashcap ( Suggested by alicexz and Featured by Astralseed )
:iconkenduncan:
kenduncan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Amazing
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:iconbrookievangogh:
Brookievangogh Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
well, I believe that the imperfections in everyone's style it's what gives it life and beauty
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:iconbrookievangogh:
Brookievangogh Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Love the detail and color just beautiful
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:iconvillavillekulla:
villavillekulla Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I remember this from before - I saw it somewhere on the internet without a source and loved everything about it - the feeling of mystery, the dark colours with the splashes of golden light here and there - so it's nice to stumble upon it again and see who's responsible :) great illustration, is it a part of a book?
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:iconbrookievangogh:
Brookievangogh Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
If it's not, I think it should be, or perhaps a book cover for like the 'Beautiful creatures" books.
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:iconmasharabb:
MasharaBB Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful.
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:iconmr-la-carotte:
Mr-La-Carotte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I absolutely love this tresure !!!<3
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:iconmr-la-carotte:
Mr-La-Carotte Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
treasure*
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:iconkevinnichols:
KevinNichols Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
beautiful
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:icona-wonderful-sparrow:
a-wonderful-sparrow Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Their faces are so elegant; the whole thing's beautiful
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:iconchocolatezombiejesus:
magical :D
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:iconlevyk:
levyk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
it's very cool!!!
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:iconjandruff:
Jandruff Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Breathtaking.
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:iconsubetaryu:
SubetaRyu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I love the attention paid to the leaves.
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:iconbrunhilda87:
brunhilda87 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful lighting....
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:iconvya:
vya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Oh wow, that's amazing! :heart:
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:iconspumped:
Spumped Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
(Sigh) She'd probably trick me, too.
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:iconcandygirl101010:
candygirl101010 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Writer
its so beautyfull
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:iconambou:
ambou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Whoa. It's beautiful.
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:iconseaspryte:
SeaSpryte Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this. Really nice job.
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:iconginks:
Ginks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
The colors are nice, and I love the background and the setting. However, just by looking at it, I know there's something off about the anatomy. I'm not really sure what, but I just know something is off, because the human body doesn't look like that. Maybe the female's head is too big, or her body is too small. Also, I'm pretty sure breasts aren't shaped like that. My suggestion would be take some time studying up on anatomy and human structure to get a better idea of how the human body looks. Other than that, you seem to have potential. For me, there's just a charm to traditional art.
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she is not human :) and I think it fit's the picture :))
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:iconravean:
Ravean Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
You know there's more than one shape of breast, right? Lots of girls have the more teardrop shaped kind.
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:iconginks:
Ginks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
It's not just the breasts. The head suggests a profile angle, but the body isn't clear. It seems a mix of a 3/4 and a profile, which makes it so distracting.
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:iconravean:
Ravean Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I'm not sure what you mean; why can't her body be facing a different direction, or have a different orientation, than her head?
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:iconginks:
Ginks Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
It's a lot of strain to the neck. Have you ever tried turning your neck as far as you can without turning your body? The positioning looks either uncomfortable or uncanny.
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:iconravean:
Ravean Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I see what you're getting at, but it's not like her head is turned as far it can go, or even at a great angle; it's certainly nowhere close to being perpendicular to the body or anything horribly unlikely like that.
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Ginks Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Yet again, I have to remind you that although it isn't too far out there, it's still uncomfortable to stand the way the female is positioned in the picture. The human body looks better and more convincing when it's relaxed. I am still learning about anatomy, so I can't quite explain it any further than I already have. However, I don't have to be an anatomy expert to know the anatomy in this illustration is off. In the meantime, this doesn't even concern you in the first place. Yes, by posting on a public domain, anyone can talk to me, but I was simply making a suggestion to the original artist. That's all. Not sure why you're getting so upset about it.
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Ravean Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
You're right, it is a public forum on a piece of public art. So, if you feel that others should not be commenting on your own comments, you should be sending them directly to the artist, no? Keep in mind that text is highly subjective; it's kind of hard to pinpoint true emotion in a hastily written internet posting. I wasn't at all upset, I just don't agree, and was curious as to why your opinion is what it is. I still don't agree, but you're certainly entitled to your opinion on the matter.
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evebolt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Artist
Or perhaps it's just stylized, you know... Not saying that studying anatomy is a waste of time (it's totally not) but not every drawing is about being 100% acurate to a generic human body.
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:iconginks:
Ginks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Stylized art is also good. Still, it's nice to have a good form. The first thing I noticed in the pic was the somewhat off female, and that just sort of distracted me from the rest of the pic.
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:iconlirel:
lirel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love everything about this piece, inspiring!
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:iconsophiacorteslovato:
sophiacorteslovato Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's definetly not lookin at her face
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
She's a sexy beast. :clap:
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:iconparaberebresso:
paraberebresso Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
muy bueno
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:iconlemonpetals:
LemonPetals Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so elegant and delicate
with that sense of danger!
I love this image amazing work!
Congratulations on the DD :love:
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:iconeshva:
Eshva Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how he's staring forlornly at her boobs.
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:iconashcap:
ashcap Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
We had many a giggle about this picture in the studio because of that lol
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:iconeshva:
Eshva Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol awesome
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:iconkagareuqi:
KagaReuqi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconpblegion:
pblegion Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
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:iconblightedangel:
blightedangel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the soft lines in this image, throughout the whole thing. Lots of lines compounded upon each other.
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Cute!
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:iconmeirou:
meirou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful.
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:iconthegreensky:
TheGreenSky Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love the atmosphere of your picture :))
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:iconlulles:
lulles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
congrats on the DD! totally deserving.
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:icondoofus-the-cool:
Doofus-the-Cool Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does this remind me of the 'Book of Kells' animated movie?
Nevertheless, this is so epic it cannot be conceived in words. Great job.
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:iconbiackfang:
BIackFang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
you redrew it? this got a dd last time too... thats preety intence
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:iconkemal-kamil-akca:
kemal-kamil-akca Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
no words! very good!
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:icongyrin:
Gyrin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I especially love the way you did the hair in this picture. Great form and composition.
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