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This illustration is of a darker, more malicious view of the traditional dryad. No airy nature spirit, this; this dryad is a murderous creature, taking on the semblance of a desirable woman lounging by the water's edge, until the poor, lustful victim is within arm's reach. Then, the veil is lifted, the creature's true form is revealed, and the luckless fool's head is taken as a trophy. Graphite, watercolor on bristol, colored in Photoshop. For Green Ronin/Games Workshop.
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yournamehere8888's avatar
A delectably terrifying monster!
ijustlikehalo's avatar
Weed killer for all.
amerandur80's avatar
I just want to say that I used this wonderful picture as inspiration for a description I was fighting with for about a week in a story I'm writing. Purely awesome work.
calebcleveland's avatar
Thank you so much! I've been having a rough week - to read your comment is like medicine.
amerandur80's avatar
glad I could help then.
Hesperida's avatar
uuu i love it so much :D amaizing work ^^
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Perro-Bardo's avatar
I want that b!t*h in my bed NOW!! grr
Kuzunari's avatar
^_^ poor unfortunate souls. love this rendition :D
Electric-Dynamite's avatar
Props for being original :D

Your picture is very unique. It's sad that there is only one picture like this and the rest is the same half naked chick with some leaves.
WraythSkitzifrenik's avatar
It looks like an undead dryad! Wow, this is cool!
calebcleveland's avatar
Not undead... just really, really mean.
mushroomfrog's avatar
Awesome piece of work! Love the detail:D
xDunkelseelex's avatar
An Exellent work! :)
Ahzzyouwish's avatar
Awsome! I love the idea. I love the way you blend the images of the traditional dryad with something much less benevolent. :)
mirrorTEA's avatar
One awesome view of dryads I have never ever encountered before. It's lovely to see a more wilder version of them. Like they are taking back the forests and nature we humans so eagerly chop away. Awesome
calebcleveland's avatar
Why, thank you! Yeah, who says dryads can't be dangerous in a wild, woodsy sort of way? I'd hate to meet the lumberjack who'd try to take an axe to this lady's tree...
Very good job, I've made one myself, but it looks different. Great use of Photoshop, very nice colors, a great job as I said.
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Felsus's avatar
that good works! good management of the color to the figure ^_^
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