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Winter Nymph by CearaFinn Winter Nymph by CearaFinn
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:
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:iconseiyastock:
seiyastock Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, beautiful as always. Thanks for the link and stock usage.
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
thankyou =D
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:icondubonnet:
dubonnet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
gorgeous and inspirational work!
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou very much :hug:
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:iconiartiste:
IArtiste Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Ethereal, enchanting, absolutely gorgeous. :)
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you like it :hug: Thankyou for your lovely comments =D
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steppelandstock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009   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 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Artisan Crafter
:flowerpot::clap: Beautiful work - Congratulations, Lauren!
I'm proud to give You the first "Winners Badge" :)
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks very much :hug:
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:iconmadebyrona:
MadeByRona Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Very, very nice work! :clap:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou very much :hug:
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
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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CearaFinn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional 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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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Oh Australia, cool! :aww:
Here Winters last too long, especially those past few years.
It makes people grumpy, lol.
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I imagine it probably would =D summer drives me crazy :crazy: :iconteheplz:
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Writer
This is lovely... :aww:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou =D :hug:
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Writer
You are most welcome :iconrosablu:
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:iconquna:
Quna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
It's a very lovely image:aww:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou very much =D
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:iconquna:
Quna Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:iconfurrycuddleplz:
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:iconsteppelandstock:
steppelandstock Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009   Photographer
Awesome work! Congrats!

and thank you for using my stock ;) :heart:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou so very much :hug: :heart:
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:iconlucieg-stock:
LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's a beautiful scene! Well done! :)
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou so much! :iconthankslove:
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:iconsenelfy:
Senelfy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice :)
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks! =D
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:iconcdlitestudio:
cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
So beauiful!
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou very much! :glomp:
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cdlitestudio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
ur so very welcome!!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so beautiful, I love how she almost blends into the background. And wow, that's a lot of stock images! :O You've edited them really well!
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CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup::giggle: :iconthanksplz: if you think this has alot of stock in it...go have a look at my artwork "Spring Awaits" [link] that was a crazy list to put together...took me all day to contact everyone & find all the links... :crazy: :faint:
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fetishfaerie-stock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
This is absolutely stunning! I am totally in love with it.. so charming, inviting, fantastical... I could go on. ^-^

So glad you could use my stock!
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CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow :blushes: thankyou so much for the compliments :hug: I'm so happy you enjoyed it =D your stock was perfect, i'm so glad i found it...it was exactly what i needed to finish off the icy faerie :clap: so thankyou!
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vw1956stock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful composition:star:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks very much :heart: :icondweebdanceplz:
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:iconvw1956stock:
vw1956stock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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ToxiCanvas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Great work Lauren! It seems like the statue is actually human!!
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh i'm so glad you think so! I was surprised how little painting it took to make her look 'alive' :hug: :icondweebdanceplz: I'm so happy you like it :)
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ToxiCanvas Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
:hug:
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ElenaDudina Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Absolutely beautiful !!! :clap:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :icongrindanceplz: :heart:
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh so very beautiful!! :clap:
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thankyou Cindy =D :iconballoonplz:
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esstera Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
amazing once again.you painted her completely?
i love that she looks so genuine.
wonderful feel,calmness and some odd kind of happiness.
:)
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CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou so much for your comment...yes, that was the feeling i was hoping for :clap: she is still a photo of a statue, i just painted her enough to give her some 'life' :) :hug:
:iconthankslove:
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:iconaaronpocock:
aaronpocock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
very lovely work lauren!
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
thankyou very much Aaron! :hug:
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aaronpocock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
you're very welcome!
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:iconcastock:
CAStock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :faint: BEAUTIFUL!! Love the description as much as the image it self, great work and best of luck in the contest :hug:
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