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Winter Nymph

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Old work. All my latest artwork is at *gingerkellystudio


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"Winter Nymph"

The Winter nymph wakes under the first snow of the season, breaks free of the ice that coats her wings and breathes the crisp frosty air...

Created for :iconcastock: Winter Challenge
see her journal for details [link]


When i first saw the statue stock image in *CAStock 's journal i wanted to turn her into an icy nymph straight away... she was crying out to be broken free of her stony prison :) There were so many inspiring little pieces of stock to be found.. i love those little blue jays! If you look very closely, you should be able to see a few more in the background tree...maybe have a look at the detail images in my scrapbook [link] :giggle: dont hurt your eyes staring at the screen!

A closer view of the Winter Nymph can be seen here: [link]
I hope you enjoy this little faerie :hug:


Painted & manipped in Photoshop CS2, many many hours :yawnstretch:


STOCK CREDITS
Statue, birdhouse, and ref for flower in the nymphs hair all from
:iconcastock: [link] [link] [link]
Background images from
:iconivette-stock: mountains [link] :iconsteppelandstock: large tree [link]
Other background trees, pond, foreground snow, rocks, vegetation, all the birds and the caribou are from
:iconlucieg-stock: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]

Wings :iconvw1956stock: [link]
ice textures :iconfetishfaerie-stock: [link] ice crystals :icontexelgirl-stock: [link]
Brushes :iconrl-brushes: [link] :iconseiyastock: [link]

Thankyou very much for the wonderful stock :hug: :heart:




Thankyou for all :+fav: 's and comments, it means alot to me :heart:
Image size
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seiyastockStudent General Artist
Wow, beautiful as always. Thanks for the link and stock usage.
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou =D
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gorgeous and inspirational work!
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou very much :hug:
IArtiste's avatar
Ethereal, enchanting, absolutely gorgeous. :)
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it :hug: Thankyou for your lovely comments =D
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steppelandstock Photographer
Congrats for winning the first place in :iconcastock:'s Winter theme Holidays challenge :clap: .
As part of the prize pack, I am happy to offer you a choice of one of my exclusive stock packs. You can find the previews here [link] -

Please send me a NOTE to let me know which stock pack you'd like to receive, and to what email address I can send it.

Due to personal circumstances, I wasn't able to follow this up earlier. Sorry for the late reaction.

Enjoy!
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badge-gallery Artisan Crafter
:flowerpot::clap: Beautiful work - Congratulations, Lauren!
I'm proud to give You the first "Winners Badge" :)
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thanks very much :hug:
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Very, very nice work! :clap:
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou very much :hug:
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Awww this is so pretty!!
I can't wait for Spring because I'm tired with the cold weather, but when I see this manip, I want Winter and snow again! :XD:
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
:hug: thankyou =D
its almost autumn here in Australia & I've been looking forward to it for a long time! Winter doesnt last long so I have to make the most of the colder... month :giggle: :thumbsup:
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Oh Australia, cool! :aww:
Here Winters last too long, especially those past few years.
It makes people grumpy, lol.
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
I imagine it probably would =D summer drives me crazy :crazy: :iconteheplz:
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DragonsChestProfessional Writer
This is lovely... :aww:
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou =D :hug:
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DragonsChestProfessional Writer
You are most welcome :iconrosablu:
Quna's avatar
It's a very lovely image:aww:
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou very much =D
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steppelandstock Photographer
Awesome work! Congrats!

and thank you for using my stock ;) :heart:
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CearaFinnProfessional General Artist
thankyou so very much :hug: :heart:
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LucieG-StockProfessional General Artist
That's a beautiful scene! Well done! :)
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