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The Healing Pond by Blunell The Healing Pond by 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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:iconniihlus:
Niihlus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist 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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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind words! :love:
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seriveena Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is so gentle and somewhat sombre i love it xx 
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018
Thank you! :love:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlovelyplz:
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
:love:
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:iconsilversugar:
SilverSugar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah so beautiful and sad...
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
Thank you! :) Actually there's some hope left for the bird ^^
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:iconsilversugar:
SilverSugar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~! And oh good!
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:iconwolfberry-j:
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Beautiful storytelling!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She's cute. I love the color of her dress.
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:icontbrae:
TBRae Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love love how much emotion this has~!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Thank you, I'm glad to hear I managed to convey some emotion :happybounce:
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:icontbrae:
TBRae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome~! All of your art conveys such lovely emotions~!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
:love:
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:icontbrae:
TBRae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heart 
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NRA1447 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student 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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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Aww, thank you so much for your nice feedback, it means a lot :heart: (especially on this piece).
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:iconritelliancaptain:
RitellianCaptain Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful!  The colors are so soothing!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Thankies! :D
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RitellianCaptain Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!!
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KreStOaksky Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice.
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Thank you! :love:
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:iconkrestoaksky:
KreStOaksky Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure.
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JuiceMarket Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Wow! This is absolutely fantastic!!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Thank you! :love:
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silver-birch-juice Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It is amazing! It feels so nice looking at the dappled light on the trail really! :heart:
Sometimes motivational boosts like this can change so much, especially when at the middle of the drawing process your initial liking of the idea fades and you're left with a 'crappy' half-finished thingy you'd rather shove somewhere and forget about it... It happens to me so much especially with digital drawings for some reason. It's really inspiring seeing your beautiful drawing and thinking how it was almost going to be left undone because of our self criticism :)
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind comment! :love: I'm glad you could see this work as something inspiring and motivational :)
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:icontheeartistkid:
Theeartistkid Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:icontheeartistkid:
Theeartistkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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:iconamberart212:
AmberArt212 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's that Hashtag about? :D
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Just expressing my visual love for dappled light ;)
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dapper-timberwolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!
Amazing job!
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thank you so much! :love:
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dapper-timberwolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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Coraleana Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another beautiful piece. :faint:
I'm not even sure where to start. X3 The water, I love it, it looks so beautiful. The lady elf looks fantastic as well. Love her dress, and her hair due. The rest of the picture looks so peaceful, I kinda wish I could hang out there. Also I love the subtle rays of light coming in. 
I just always love the colors you use in your work, which is a part of why, in my opinion, your works look realistic. 
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Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Once again I'm overwhelmed by your kindness :D Thank you so much! :heart: :huggle:
I'm glad to hear at least someone likes my way of coloring things, because it's always the worst part of any drawing for me :stare: (Not because I fail at color theory; but rather because of my graphic card, and how colors are displayed differently depending on the device I work with. The colors are always good - if not glorious - on my Cintiq 13HD, but as soon as I see how it actually looks like on my screen, it's all muddy and grey-ish with low contrast. And it always takes ages to fix the colors afterwards. Sorry for blathering about it ^^')
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:iconcoraleana:
Coraleana Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
oh that really sucks. x.x It super hard then to get it all to look right. It's like you have to color the image twice. :faint:
I've heard of artists who had trouble with darkness. Like their stuff would look way darker to others than it does for them on their screen. Personally I have no idea if what I see with my work is also the same as how others see it. ^^; I hope so.
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Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner May 2, 2017   General Artist
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thank you for the award! :D
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mpz28 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
very nice Cool Emoticon Bravo #2
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thanks! :D
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DreamPigment Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! I love birds, I hope the waters do help :) 
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Thank you! :love: My mother wanted a happy ending for the bird, so it's fine :)
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DreamPigment Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!
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Alejandro10000 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, looks very good
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Thank you! :love:
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