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In the Garden By the Sea by peachysticks In the Garden By the Sea by peachysticks
Commission for Lissa A. Ledbetter and characters copyright to her, art copyright to me. Kevan is looking at the water goddess Shelle from up in the tree...
"This was surely Shelle. The woman in front of me carried the same aura as the one that had so enchanted me the previous night. Her soft blue hair was now plaited into braids and weaved in an elegant design. The creases in her lavender gown were like ripples in water. With every second that passed she seemed to grow lovelier."

Well I ended up painting her a teal dress which was fine as well :) This was sketched in PS, painted in Painter,except the darker leaves in the tree, and lots of colour/lighting corrections in PS sprinkled throughout the process & at the end (much thanks to ~deadbear again). I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
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SeekerVI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I like the lighting in this... were the reflections in glass & water difficult?
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Razgallo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I linked this piece to mine here: Azgol and Denzel
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Sjusjun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The details, composition and lighting is so exquisite! Really well done! I can't get over how you did the lighting.
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annierosie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Is there a book about this?
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quidam87 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Not yet. I started this many years ago (I'm the author who commissioned the work) and then set it down when college got in the way. I'm picking it back up now with a serious mind of finishing it! Perhaps someday I can publish the work.
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historygirl14 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you do. it looks really cool!
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HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist
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legendsoriental Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Interface Designer
:+favlove:
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BittersweetRowaan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
This is so cool. And he is so going to fall out of that tree. But I don't think she'll mind very much. Lol. :D
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BriBriRed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
This is so cute i love how he is in the tree watching her. The colors are beautiful in this. Great job!
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Baby-Lizzie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Amazing !!! Love the light effects ! The dress really seems to come from the very ocean
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mische13elle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
wow!!!
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:iconartbyviv:
artbyviv Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Great background.
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Caliypsoe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely stunning. The background is gorgeous!
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twinsforever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Student Photographer
This picture is lovely, I like her blue hair too!
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hayner-l0ver Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
amazing gonna fav it
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BubbleMix Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
I usually dont comment on things, but this is just...wow! Fantastic lighting..you really captured the moment. :D
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swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
very nice!
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:iconskatora:
Skatora Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply remarkable^^
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:iconjay-chan3:
Jay-Chan3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
And I'm very impressed. Beautiful colour and composition, and Shelle looks wonderful. Nice job!
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:iconkarviss:
Karviss Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
This is so beautiful pic :)
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lady-22 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
Beautiful!!
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hazeldreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Digital Artist
Very beautiful, I love the colors and the lighting. : )
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FernandoPaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my!
The colors and the effects are beautiful o.o
Damn, no doubt I'm going to fav it :D
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michyo4321 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Beautiful !
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H0Zone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Her blue dress.. and the light is cool
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Nettie-Gurl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
this is amazing! I love it! its so cute :XD:
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aleqsandra Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
lovely lightening...
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doorstopPhotos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Ahh i wish i had your talent :)
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lil1960 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
more of your beautiful, enchanting art.
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:iconrosinka:
rosinka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I love your feel of color!
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IanNichols Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Out of all of your great work I think I like this one the most it has a certain quality to it. Sort of a merging of a feeling of seperation as well as completion, I dig it! Great Work!
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Comacold Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the background :D And her dress!
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anaasel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006   Digital Artist
wow :faint: marvellous :clap::clap::clap:
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chibipunk7231 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
Xd sneaky sneaky! lol, i love the water bird and i love the light reflectant through her dress, awesome job! =3
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Luthienshadows Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that tree
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LavenderElegance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006   Photographer
Wow, this is spectacularly beautiful. The sunlight is so amazing. I love her dress, and how the light shines through it. :heart:

*Laurel*
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werol Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice indeed :)
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BelladonnaBloodCrave Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one i love, the colors you used on the dress is beautiful
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:iconattalus:
Attalus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite lovely, colors and composition, both. Congrats. :)
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Porterish Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
i can totally feel it, like i'm there :thumbsup:
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thelaws Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Simply enchanting.
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Ebircs Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
OMFGGORGEOUS!
:+fav:

>> *Snoops around yer gallery*
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lilpiggyluver Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg this is so inspirational... we're reading Romeo and Juliet in our LA class right now, and this totally reminds me of it... I love Romeo and Juliet so much... it makes me want to cry.. so this picture makes me want to cry too....
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marine-girl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Amazing lighting technique! Great job! :D
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The-Starcow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. Her dress really does look like water! I love the effect of the light throught it. The leaves on the tree even look like they're moving a bit. Fantastic pic!
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pegacorn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the glow of her dress from the sun is so gorgeous!
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morphinetears Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Her dress is realllllly cool. I like how the light sort of glows through it.
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silveryfox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love how you can see through the lighter parts of her gown. ^^
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yunamira Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
The way you did the skirt is amazing!...the leaves, too!
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