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The Healing Pond
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By Blunell   |   Watch
Published: May 1, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 Blunell
"It is said that in the lush depths of Rúndawald remain the vestiges of a hamlet, which was presumably built by ancient woodland tribes to offer shelter as well as medical cares to sick or injured travelers.
The few reports we could gather unanimously mention the existence in those ruins of a deep, man-made stone pond, from the bottom of which an uncanny blue light is glowing, and whose waters have incredibly powerful curative properties."


Another fantasy pic! :PinkBummy: 
In my mind, the artwork represents an elf - maybe even a elf princess, given the elegant dress and the hair job.
During a stroll, she stumbled upon a pair of birds: one knocked dead, the other stubbornly staying alongside its friend's body. So she brought the dead one to this magical pond, in the hope that its healing waters would revive the poor thing.
But can magic do miracles? I let you choose the answer.



About the picture:

I don't know where this scene came from, I suddenly had it in mind. Yet the draft I did looked so "meh..." that I didn't know whether it was worth rendering or not.
So I showed the draft to my mother so I could have another opinion about it, and she was all "OMG I love the idea, I want to see what it will look like in the end, so I command you to finish it. Now grab your tablet and draw."
And now, I want to say a big "thanks" to Mom for the motivation boost, because I ended up liking the final result :nod: I especially like the setting and mood. #DappledLightFTW.

Paint Tool SAI, default brushes as usual.


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Niihlus's avatar
NiihlusHobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is so beautiful! I really like how the little bird on her shoulder looks so sad about his friend! nice storytelling too! <3
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Thank you very much for your kind words! :love:
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seriveenaStudent Digital Artist
this is so gentle and somewhat sombre i love it xx 
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AcaciathornHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlovelyplz:
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SilverSugarHobbyist General Artist
Ah so beautiful and sad...
Blunell's avatar
Thank you! :) Actually there's some hope left for the bird ^^
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SilverSugarHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~! And oh good!
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Beautiful storytelling!
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salyssongHobbyist General Artist
She's cute. I love the color of her dress.
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TBRaeProfessional Digital Artist
I love love how much emotion this has~!
Blunell's avatar
Thank you, I'm glad to hear I managed to convey some emotion :happybounce:
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TBRaeProfessional Digital Artist
you're welcome~! All of your art conveys such lovely emotions~!
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TBRaeProfessional Digital Artist
Heart 
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NRA1447Student Digital Artist
  Simply beautiful ^^ there are just soo many aspects that I like about this drawing. The colorings are just perfect, I really like how the color works together and the shading and detailing are just beautiful and well done. Looking at this drawing really motivate me to improve more :)
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Aww, thank you so much for your nice feedback, it means a lot :heart: (especially on this piece).
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RitellianCaptainHobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!  The colors are so soothing!
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RitellianCaptainHobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!!
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KreStOakskyHobbyist General Artist
Really nice.
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