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I Am The Sea
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Published: February 11, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 elbarien
A big nod to Pirates of the Caribbean, but I also threw in some of my own ideas (as in I didn't make her look like Naomie Harris, as wonderful as she is....I'd prefer to imagine on my own rather than draw celebrities. :la: ) I love how many visual layers the character of Tia Dalma has. About 6 hours, entirely digital painting and then a texture over the top.

Photos Referenced:
Dreadlocks: [link]
Ship: [link]

Texture Used:
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The king and his men
stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours
and by the powers
where we will we'll roam.


I apologize, but responding to every comment on my works is now taking me up to an hour every day! I seriously appreciate all of your feedback, and I wish I could respond to everyone! I do see and read every comment, and if you ask a question I will most definitely respond to it.
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Mimmzzie's avatar
Mimmzzie|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I LOVE the ship in the bottle!
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CorinaWan's avatar
Just love this especially the lighting.
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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CorinaWan's avatar
You are welcome.
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MadrinaBastet's avatar
This is so cool!
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MadrinaBastet's avatar
You're welcome :)
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Pirategirl28|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this!! It's beautiful! I especially love the bottle, it reminds me of Stranger Tides. :love:
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! Glad you do!
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Pirategirl28|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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V2113|Student General Artist
This is magnificent. It's so beautiful!
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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Asher629|Professional General Artist
Calypso!!!! Wow this is really amazing. Love the ship in the bottle. This is a compelling and impressive piece!!!
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shadowforth|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful art work :love:
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danb13|Student Digital Artist
this looks awesome!
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sage525| General Artist
Really cool!
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FractalBee's avatar
Very cool! :)
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Evolvana| Digital Artist
I like how you painted the sea in the bottle :)
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Oh yeah, i can well imagine this supernatural supreme overseer of the seas maintaining an entire collection of ships in bottles which she arranges very proper and neatly on the shelves of her lair. i think that very possibly what she decides to do those those entrapped inside may not be always so proper nor neat. i wonder if that wayward crew is the slight bit aware of what lurks above those dark gathering clouds, sticking her supernatural finger into the seas to give their surroundings a stir and a storm.
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elbarien|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! They probably don't, poor little guys.
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Pantip's avatar
Looks incredible, good job on drawing the bottle :D
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