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Geas by Dhuaine Geas by Dhuaine
Geas (a. geis) - In Irish mythology and folklore, an obligation, taboo or prohibition placed upon someone, similar to a vow or a curse.

During full moon, bathing in brilliant silvery light, the six ancient pillars guarding small forest pond come to life. Their pitch black, smooth surface glows with runes and flowing script emerging from the depths of the stone, as if weaving a long-forgotten spell, old as the Earth and lasting till the end of time itself.

This piece contains everything good fantasy forest needs:
- misty tree-like stuff in the distance (because manipping trees sucks, I mean, I never intended to make another tree manip after Into The Woods, and look at this)
- phallic symbols
- radioactive lake
- monstrous flower things that should never grow in a normal, self-respecting forest
so behold the pollution... I mean, haunting charm and magic of this image. :lol:

I'm pretty satisfied with this one. My last manip was in January... Where did the time go :o I went on unofficial hiatus because I wasn't happy with my art. It felt lacking. :shrug: Maybe now it'll be better. :)

Entry for Moonlight Contest [link]

Made in: 10 PSD files. Real size is 3800x4000 px.
15 hours (in normal rate it should be at least 24, it's only sped up because tablet + no talking on IM's and wasting time on other things, I wanted to post this in September ;) )
Pillars: [link]
Water: [link]
Waterfalls etc: [link] ~WolfC-Stock
Forest: [link]
Brushes: AmaranthDreams ~spiritsighs-stock *redheadstock

*Fantasy-Fellowship has my permission to display this image in the club gallery.

This image may not be used in any form, commercial or not, without my explicit written permission.
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:icondarkness846:
darkness846 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
so perfect for complex puzzle
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Featured in my journal [link]
:heart: xxx
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:iconfennearts:
FenneArts Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ten intensywny niebieski kolor wygląda ślicznie :heart: Do tego atmosfera - łał!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Dziękuję :hug:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations for winning an honorable mention in the contest, dear. This work was one of my top favorites. Simply splendid.
It has been featured in my journal here - [link]
:)
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TuanTaureo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
This deserves a mention purely on account of that crackpot "everything a good fantasy forest needs" list. :XD:

Sad thing is, several of those points are probably true ... :roll:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Thank you. XD
Hah, that list should be at least thrice longer to accommodate everything that a fantasy forest needs in fantasy literature. :D
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:iconcocodrillo:
Cocodrillo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009   Photographer
very beautiful and very atmospheric :clap: good luck in the contest!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Thank you! :love:
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:iconxxriku:
xxRiKu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student
very nice!!!
I love that moonlight!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Thanks! :D :heart:
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:iconsemila:
semila Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
wheeeeee .. amazing atmosphere and wonderful colors :rose:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Thank you :hug:
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:iconsemila:
semila Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
my pleasure :cuddle:
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:icondanydiniz:
danydiniz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful! The cold tones really made me feel tranquil, I really would like to visit this place x)

Keep up the great work! You are amazing!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :love:
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:icondanydiniz:
danydiniz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :heart:
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Śliczne :) Nie spodziewałam się tak cudnego efektu po tym WIP'ie co umieściłaś wcześniej :)
Naprawde to jest coś widzieć te wszystkie zlepki, a potem skończoną prace! Cudne!! <33
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Dziękuję :love: Haha, dobra manipa to manipa, w której zmienia się dużo elementów xD Dlatego wstrzymałam chwilowo działalność - jakieś zbyt proste śmieci robiłam. ;)
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Ja lubie twoje smieci! XD
Dobra manipa to taka co się nie widzi że manipa, tak? :3
Może jak będziesz mieć czas to sklecisz kolejnego Fluorisha? :3 Strasznie lubie te twoje szkice >w<
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Oczywiście! :D Manipa wtedy jest dobrą manipą, gdy nie widać szwów. >.< Ale bardzo dobra manipa to taka manipa, w której większość elementów jest montowane. Nie wiem, czy kiedykolwiek patrzyłaś po kawałkach manip, ale większość "dzieł" składa się z trzech: tło, niebo i postać. Ewentualnie jeszcze jakieś mizerne detale. Trochę za mało inwencji jak dla mnie ;)

Heh, nastę;pne pytanie o flourisha. XD Pomyślę nad tym. Nie myślałam, że tyle ludzi to lubi. :D
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
No tak, jak patrze na creditsy czasem to ze 3-4 elementy zwykle są i własnie to co wymienilaś :)
A no pewnie :) Nie ma to jak ambitniejsza praca ^^ Jak potrafisz to czemu nie, prawda? :3

Hehe, no są poprostu genialne, a ja lubie je kolorować :3
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Szybkie manipy są jak fast food - niby zapełniają, ale czegoś w nich brakuje do bycia pełnowartościowym "materiałem". :D
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:iconchochlik:
Chochlik Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Co za głęboka metafora XD
Ale racja, szybkie manipy nie mają tego czegoś to tak jak niektórepracki, pff łównie u mnie jest ten problem, ale ja jeszcze dobrze rysować nie umiem, więc XD
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Yasny-chan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
beautiful work dear! :clap:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsenyphine:
senyphine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow!!! A new deviation :) This is wonderful ...colours and lightning are amazing :clap:

:heart:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :love: I'm so glad you like it :aww:
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Bonduelle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Jej, wreszcie coś wrzuciłaś^^ Tło jest świetne, podoba mi się chyba najbardziej, tylko te róże jakieś nie w moim guście, ale może dlatego że nie szaleję za tymi kwiatami :)
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Róże w pierwszym zamyśle miały być niebieskie, ale coś pokręciłam z warstwami dopasowania i nie chciało wyjść XD Toteż pokolorowałam resztę, a róże dałam różowe - i nagle zonk, bo już wychodziły niebieskie XD Koniec końców przemalowałam je na fioletowo, choć chyba lepiej wyglądałyby różowo-czerwone.
Lubię róże :3 Mam ich pełno. I lilii też.
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nanamo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Jaka cudna *0*
I taka bardzo Twoja. :3 Strasznie podoba mi się kolorystyka i fakt, że wygląda jak namalowane. :heart:
Symbole falliczne - aaa, Freud w natarciu! 8DDDD
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Dziękuję :33
Właśnie mi przypomniałaś, że miałam wygładzić parę rzeczy, żeby wyglądało bardziej jak malowane... xD Dużo z tej manipy to pędzle, a namalowałam tylko (albo aż ) kolumny - te ze stocka posłużyły tylko jako czarne sylwetki. xD
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nanamo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Rozwijasz się malarsko. :'DDD
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Irrakarex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Szukałem tych phallic symbols ale nie mogłem się doszukać albo jestem za mało zboczony. :P To te kolumny? :P
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Tak XD Kolumny w fantasy to już tradycyjny element falliczny 8D
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:iconlil-mz:
Lil-Mz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
So glad to see you back in action and did that hiatus ever pay off...not that you needed one in my opinion...your work is always so beautiful!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you so much :love:
I was (and still am) very busy; in January I noticed that most of my newer manips were too "easy", they felt too simple, because I didn't have enough time to devote to changing and manipulating elements. That's why I decided to take a break. ^^
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:iconlil-mz:
Lil-Mz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Well I can definitely understand not having enough time :)
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ShadowXM1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Another amazing piece from you my dear. I love this!!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconshadowxm1:
ShadowXM1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're perfectly welcome my dear. =)
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chaosshade Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, like many of your other pieces, this is positively excellent ^^

I think the cool tone of the flowers is counterpointed nicely by the bright tone of the water. The ruins are a nice contrast to the vegetation, and the river/stream gives excellent depth to the piece ^^
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Niraven Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it turned out just beautiful!!
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you! :heart: :aww:
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:iconwolfenchanter:
wolfenchanter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is beautiful!! i love how you can make photos look like a painting. The colours are so deep and rich and makes the scene magical. Superb work! :heart:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :heart: :hug: You just reminded me that I forgot to fix one thing in order to make it look more like a painting xD Fortunately it isn't that visible on this small image. xD
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:iconenam:
ENAM Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Digital Artist
wow!!! This is wonderful ..colours and lightning are amazing :hug:

:heart:
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:icondhuaine:
Dhuaine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Thank you! :love: :D
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:iconenam:
ENAM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Digital Artist
you're welcome :glomp:
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