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Anthroposynthesis by ErikShoemaker Anthroposynthesis by ErikShoemaker
Phew! I started working on this image more than a year ago, and now I can say I finally "finished" it (if you can ever call something finished). It's part of the newest exhibition "organics" by The Luminarium, to be found here: theluminarium.net/v3/exhibits.….
The idea is about the tree giving life to this beautiful lagoon by draining the life of unknowing pilgrims (for some reason they are all women :XD:), hence human-synthesis instead of photo-synthesis, or to say it in more cool-sounding half-greek "anthroposynthesis". 8-)
Thanks Litavismindartist for the written translation:
Ανθρωποσύνθεση! :D

I actually took a lot of time to carefully blend the entire lagoon properly, and eventually a blurred everything beyond recognition. :faint: In the end I think it is better this way though. Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Thanks a lot to the stock providers:

Models: NastiaOsipovaStock16 | mjranum-stockArt Nudes - C 5 - Various - 13 - Various - 16 - Various - 19 - Dark Tree - 6 | faestockIsabelle33 - Isabelle14 | lindowyn-stockOphelia - Stranded
Lagoon: chasmdeepwaterfall 30 - waterfall 58 - waterfall 36 - waterfall 29 - waterfall 25 - waterfall 31 - waterfall 62 - waterfall 37 - waterfall 34 | JsheiWater Texture | margarita-morrigantree | ManicHysteriaStockGreen Foliage Cut Out 4 | PaulineMossTree Roots
smoke and bokeh textures from textures.com
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SakuraBast Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
Wow all of your pieces are incredibly imaginative and gorgeous! I love the effect of the light filtering through the trees and the luminous figures.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I was working on the lighting a lot until it finally looked that way. I'm glad you like the result!
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nightrous1327 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Oh my goodness this is haunting, yet breath-takingly beautiful!! Would you mind if I used part of the image as a cover for my creative writing story and credited you?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! If it's noncommercial that would be fine with me I guess. 
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nightrous1327 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
nope, not commercial whatseover :)
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nightrous1327 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
nope, not commercial whatsoever :)
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ThatGuyDigitalArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful !!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Haufa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use to make this?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a lot of photos of waterfalls an some kind of oasis, unfortunately it's all removed from DA now. Some of the photos are still linked in the description.
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adam-creator Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
well done, beautiful
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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jjuliuz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
I read the description but before that. I thought this a as living moving tree moving away before its place collapses onto the lagoon underneath 
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epicjoykill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
Looks Tough as hell hope you enjoyed drawing it :D
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:iconc01e:
c01e Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow! Amazing vision to go with a cool idea.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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ilovefbb Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
Elegant wizard
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DinowCookie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Enchanting Love 
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ThunderMadArts14 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love absolutely everything about it!Good Luck 
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WatanskayaTatiana Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Wonderful story with beautiful colours Heart   
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it, thank you! :)
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MarcoHerrera Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC work!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man :D
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:iconpoglazovs:
Poglazovs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, so beautiful, weightless, full of energy atmosphere!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much Lyudmila!
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work! :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke! :)
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sehr gerne! :wave:
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
amazing work!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcharllieearts:
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure!
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AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016   Digital Artist
This is impressive!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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AnnMLoveArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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iluvjonesoda Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous art!!!! I've always been a fan of how fantasy forest/water is drawn and you have done a smashing job!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the kind words!
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work !
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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BLPH Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Du hast immer so hübsche Blautöne, da muss ich mir Mal was abgucken :p

Schönes Ding :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, ja ich benutze immer die gleichen Farben fällt mir gerade wieder auf. :D Freut mich aber, dass dir das Blau gefällt! ;)
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papisdiop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016

I have progress to make
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papisdiop Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks :)
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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again, glad you like it! :)
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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Wow!!:clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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SecretDarTiste Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: What an imagination! Stunning work! :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the nice compliment! :)
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