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May 14, 2009
Yes it's already a popular submission, but there's no way I can pass up featuring this awe-inspiring painting. The Naiads by *Damascus5
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The Naiads

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The characters are naiads, the fresh water sisters to nymphs. I wanted them young and beautiful but also give a subtle dark undertone. Unlike nymphs who were by and large altruistic creatures, naiads were just as likely to drown you as help you.
Created with Adobe Photoshop CS4

UPDATE:
The piece was included in Spectrum 17: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.
WordsofWinter wrote a wonderful poem inspired by the piece which can be read here.
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minorfictionbythomas's avatar
It was impossible.
Madness.
Every fiber of his logic minded, science centered, modern and rational mind told him, repeated loudly and emphatically that what he was seeing was not and could not possibly be real...
...and yet there they were floating in the calm waters of the lake.
Flesh and blood. Heart and bone.
Naiads. The nymphs of the lakes.
Gorgeous beings were they. The picture of feminine beauty.
Enchanting. And at the heart of the group, at the center of the gathering, there was the loveliest one of all. Soft white framed her smooth angelic face as a green serpent made its way around her flawless, white garbed, hourglass form...
Elebrony's avatar
Is that a quote from something?
minorfictionbythomas's avatar
No. Just a little story(With horrible grammar and spelling errors! The shame!)   I thought up while looking at the image.
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Simply Marvelous Artwork!!! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap
TimTaller's avatar
Hi, I made a small animated GIF based on your awesome work.

The Naiads - Animated Version by TimTaller

Hope you like it
xxxecil's avatar
There's a Monty Python joke here, somewhere.
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Rubashow's avatar
Unfortunately you could never exhibit it in a British Museum ;)
disenchanted987's avatar
Lovely homage to Waterhouse here
Ragnaroktopus's avatar
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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i cant tell if this is real or art because its so well done
Brilliant. Very nicely done. The lilies really pop out in your face, Excellent. The naiads seem innocent yet evil.
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Somewhat reminds me Claymore
JustRiddinDA's avatar
Is this Poppy from youtube?
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Super amazing art!!!

Attack Hug 
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I'd offer them to form a 1940's mob style gang, make the one on the left the B.A.R. operator and train them all to chomp on cigars and say, "Blah see, blah!" It would be great.  
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