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woooo stayed up all night tonight to finish this one. =Elandria has some beautiful new stock, and I really wanted to use it...and so she became my latest elven creature.

I am loving my tablet and I did so much of this with it! So many elements have been hand painted...

Stock used was for the girl and comes from =Elandria :hug: although she was greatly altered and painted over and such, part of the background is a 3d render, done in vue and was purchased but that too has been greatly changed and embelished(sp), and painted over by hand, left bush is a brush from `spiritsighs cattails are handpainted, the staff is also all completely hand painted, no refernce was used...same with the ears...etc

I LIKE her ears like that - I don't care if you don't. They were hand painted that way, because thats the way I want them! so =P

*Edit - made shading on lips darker*

Susan McKivergan 2006
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:iconmagicalwingedcat:
MagicalWingedCat Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its lovely.
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:iconatrity2:
atrity2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I like the ears! :)
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:iconcharligal-stock:
charligal-stock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So gorgeous hun!
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:iconsakuralioness:
sakuralioness Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Omg i love the color and so0o want that dress on me now lol
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:iconcaptain200:
Captain200 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Beautiful! I often wonder how they kept those long huge skirts clean from dragging along in the filthy streets? Ive been making huge flared jeans lately if you want to have a look in my gallery?
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Josiane-Rey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once upon a time there was a girl who was looking for a good image at Google to use as a banner. At one time she found an image of an elf lady and was stunned by its perfection. It was not what she was looking for but… wow! It was perfect. She couldn’t tell at the time how it was done. It was so perfect and clear like a photo and so magical and beautiful as a drawing. So she got curious and clicked on it and discovered an site called DeviantArt. In this site she learned about copyright (no, she didn’t use that image as a banner), digital painting and photo manipulation. While she was searching DeviantArt… voilà!!! She found the same lady that was portrayed in the image she loved so much but… it was different. Then, she found out what a stock picture was.

She returned at her home thinking about everything she had learnt. Then she decided that she wanted to be part of it too, but she only was going to use that stock when she was sure she won’t make a fool of herself.

The next day she opened an account at DeviantART and spent the next six month just watching and reading tutorial before she submit her first work. And only after one year that she though she was prepared to submit this piece HERE -> [link]

Thanks for being an inspiration to me. :heart:
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:iconanitalee:
anitalee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love her ears
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:iconpoussiere-detoile:
Poussiere-detoile Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Beautiful!!! :butterflytwo:
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:iconaula:
aula Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Wow! It's so great! :)
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Sulathron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
This is just stunning and amazing. I admire all the hand painting you have done, cause I am much too impatient for that and find it extremely tiresome. So all I can say is awesome work.
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hayner-l0ver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I'm going to fav ur whole gallery :paranoid:

:lol:
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:iconmermaidmusic:
mermaidmusic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is remarkable close to what I was drawing earlier today. A dark haired eleven maiden with long ears and a staff, a sorceress, and a long dress. The pose and style is different, of course, but I just had to comment on the weird coincidence. This was the first thumbnail that really caught my eye. Very nice work!
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:iconasyurili:
Asyurili Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing details and I love her dress!
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:iconlunasjade:
lunasjade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
i love how you made the trees look and her dress is gorgeous
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:iconayas-shadow:
ayas-shadow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Wow! I really love this one! The dress and staff are amazing! And I like her ears. ^-^
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:iconmogmogx:
mogmogx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
her dress looks so good =D
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:iconleilanee:
Leilanee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing dress thats just awesome
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconrazzlels:
razzlels Featured By Owner May 6, 2007   Photographer
lovely! :heart: I wish I could draw like you! :XD: I can't draw...............so I take pics. instead!!! :aww:
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:iconrazzlels:
razzlels Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007   Photographer
beautiful!! every picture you draw proves that girls aren't just pff!!( pink fluffy and flirty!) thank you!:aww:
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:iconrhaeigan:
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very pretty staff! The background is so mystical and enchanting. And those butterflies are so cute. Was the girl and the dress a picture at one point? Pretty dress btw
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I did a little explaining of how I made this in the description =)
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:iconrhaeigan:
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
oh, right, I see it now. Sorry about that! I asked questions before trying to find the answers myself! :blushes:
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:iconilusion-island:
Ilusion-Island Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Lovely :)
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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darkfyreaol Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
:clap: :+fav: :clap:
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brown-eyed-alien Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Writer
Flippin' Sweet!
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:iconsolitaryrain:
solitaryrain Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Lovely. =)
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
:omg: you handpainted this!!?? I would have died it is sooo detailed and awesome..almost digital:wow: Splendid, and ethereal:eyepopping: WOOOOWWWWWW I love it:excited: Immediately sent it to faves darling:bow: take a bow you do it right!:winner:
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It is a combination of digital hand painting and photos and 3d renders - hand painting digitally is the same as hand painting, only its done on a computer and not with real paints. Its still done by hand.
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
wooowww:aww: much respect and honor love :) you did an excellent job!:hug:
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:iconbdec:
bdec Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty good but you should work a little bit mor on the mouth, it is almost invisible! ;-)
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:iconjuni0rus:
juni0rus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006   Digital Artist
Moon is wonderful. Moon is better for me than character, but elven is sympatic :). Moon is great!!!
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:iconthejasminedragon:
TheJasmineDragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
oooo its just so very pretty! :love:
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:iconfuzenchouchou:
fuzenchouchou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
she's sooooo beautiful!!!!!
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canuseeme Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
the butterflys are my fav, but right behind is the delicate patern of her dress. wow, you hand painted this?!?! i dont know how you DO this, i mean...HOW?!?!?just soo shocking...incredible..unexpressable..wow.
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Grand-Theft-Autumn23 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me of Lord of the Rings...very lovely :clap:
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:iconcrguardian:
CRGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!!!
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:iconcrunchymole:
CrunchyMole Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Gorgeous! Beautiful! I love it! :love: Great job!!! :clap: :+fav:
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:iconangelusmorti:
AngelusMorti Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
That is so beautiful! great job
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:iconinkheart17:
InkHeart17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
her outfit is LOVE :heart:
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:iconahpai:
ahpai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE the pattern and texture of her dress~ very rich and beautiful~ and i think the huge moon bg goes very well with her ^__^
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:iconaleqsandra:
aleqsandra Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
wonderful dress...
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:iconelfsyuki:
elfsyuki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
You made the cloth so complicated yet still pretty...and the elf looks really beautiful.
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GrimmGirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
This one is pretty good. I luv the dress, but the face could use a little more detail, it looks a little blury, but that could just be my computer. :shrug: it's still very good thought, better than I could do.
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I do agree with you a bit about the face, too washed out, thankfully I have grown (at least I think) artistically since this piece and I think I am doing better in the face department.

Thanks much for your comment. :hug:
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GrimmGirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Ur welcome!!!! :)
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IAmTheSquishy Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
Your whole gallery is absolutely amazing, and I especially love this! You put so much detail in and everything looks so realistic, it must take forever. I hope one day I'll be half as good as you!
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:icontechieaddict:
Techieaddict Featured By Owner May 15, 2006   Digital Artist
i really like your style (intentional or not) of having certain parts very photorealistic (in this case the train of the dress) while other parts look fantistical. It just gives the work a fairylike semi-dreamlike quality.
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