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Elaine Boiled by Dystoper Elaine Boiled by Dystoper
This is an illustration of Elaine from Arthurian legend. I was particularly fascinated by T.H. White's rendition; "The Once and Future King". In it he describes Elaine: ".. has been kept boiling in scalding water for many winters by magic"

Lancelot rescues Elaine and bears Galahad - the Jesus figure in the saga. I wanted to portray a divine woman who was numbed by the lengthy pain.

This was painted in a combination of Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop. No photographic references were used. A photographic textural layer was utilised.
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IanC3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah. Giant eyes. Fantastic rendering.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps dude :D
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neofotistou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fav'd This is so expressive!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps mate - really glad you liked it :D
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neofotistou Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's brilliant, is what it is :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
An amazing piece indeed! I love the lighting and colour. :)
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Meagahn! Very kind of you.
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mousebird Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Really interesting, great contrast and colors.
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps mousebird - you're very kind :)
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Astaryael Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks so realistic. She almost looks like a bronze statue! And the details are amazing!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks heaps Al - that's a real sweet comment mate :D
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Astaryael Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, really. I hope to become as good as you one day, in the distant future. x'D
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nakedown Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
we are looking for an artist to do our new Album cover black/white only
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers for that! - I will look into it soon :D
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nakedown Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for contacting us .....

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Art without band-related lettering
Submit your work as two 500px X 500px images in jpg or png format. Have fun!
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Medium: Digital, Drawing, Mix Media.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou so much! That's really complimenting! :D
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tintacity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is wonderful!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers so much mate :D
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iisjah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really awesome lighting effect! It makes it really stand out :3 Also the hard brush strokes give it all a lot of character :3
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers heaps Iisjah! You're a real sweetie ;)
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hnfavery Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice effect!!
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Dystoper Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks mate :)
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