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Yes, yes, Undine again. This was my first attempt for the tale. But then I saw I had no time to finish all the images demanded in this style, and I wasn't very satisfied with the results. So I just threw it away and started over.

All Undine's illustrations were based on the tale of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. If you want, you can read it on project gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org/files/2825/2…

The Undine series (in a different style):
Huldbrand meets Undine by HeylenneUndine gains a soul by HeylenneHuldbrand takes Undine away by HeylenneThe Fall of Undine by Heylenne


Do not use without my permission. If you want to reblog, do it from my own link, please: heylenne.tumblr.com/post/10254…
Thank you for stopping by. <3
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screamer33 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
This looks so undoubtedly beautiful and whimsical 
Magnefique !!!!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Elle est très belle, fragile et malicieuse, tout dans son design rappelle la délicatesse de l'eau qui est d'ailleurs admirablement peinte:love:
Ca change pas mal par rapport aux autres versions mais j'aime mieux ce côté réaliste qui met en exergue l'effet évanescent:love:
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
C'est vrai?? COOOOOOOOOL!!!!! Merciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!! *O*
La plus part des gens n'ont pas aimé la version plus réaliste. C'est bien de voir des opinions divergentes...
Et merci encore pour ton commentaire très détaillé! Moi, normalement, je pense à 10 mil trucs quand je regarde une image, mais quand je vais écrire un commentaire tout ce que j'arrive à dire c'est "beau... coool... eeeuh... j'aime!" XD
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Les deux sont belles mais c'est vrai que mes goûts me portent volontiers vers les dessins plus réalistes ;)

Ahaha :D C'est vrai que certaines illustrations nous font perdre nos mots mais quand elles sont aussi inspirantes que celles-ci ça vient tout seul!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
:heart:Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] :heart:
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Eryshta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, but I must say, I prefer the other versions you did :)
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Almost everyone does. XD
And I'm with them.
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fuchskauz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
so beautiful
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =D
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AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What  wicked face! Makes me smile. ^^
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hahaha... Glad it does. A_A
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AutumnCzun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;D
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ooneithoo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
She's beautiful (and a bit frightening '^^ )
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, she is supposed to look like a tricky and very pretty girl. Slightly strange too.
(Et merci!!! :heart:)
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imikaya Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has beautiful blue eyes.
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well, Undine is a pretty girl... =)
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tarienjones Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
the water looks amazing
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I felt like practicing a little bit with this picture... I'm glad you like the outcome. Thank you.
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Anais07 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Gorgeous illustrations! :heart: :rose:
I do love this tale too. 
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you~~~~!!! *-*
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Anais07 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
You're very welcome! :hug: Your absolutely awesome art (concepts, style, colors - I love it all!) just made my day! Can't wait to see more amazing illustrations! 
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Waaaaah!!! Thaaaaanks again!!! *O*
Omg...
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QuarcksnOddities Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I love her expression! So fae
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hehehe.. Yeah, maybe a little too fae...
Thank you!
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XandImus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   General Artist
real x-il-ent!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!=D
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Escria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aah this is very beautiful I love the color scheme here so much!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
(Don't you think it would be nicer if it was... more... cyan? I always think that when I see this picture, but I'm too lazy to edit it. XD)
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Escria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this tone of blue has a mysterious charm and marks 
this night feeling very well^^
but it would be also cool to see a more cyan version of it, for sure^^
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ok, then. Thank you! :aww:
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time4u Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Helena, great artwork!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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TheeForsakenOne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
It was a shame you didn't have the time but on the other hand I really liked the style you went with for the Undine illustrations.

Regardless, I think this piece is very beautiful. Beautiful background and I really like the water effects. Her clothing almost looks like it's made of water which I think is a nice touch.
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I have 3 illustrations in the same style I didn't finish. XD And I spent something like... 3 days working on them. And then I saw I would never ever finish them as I should.
I'm glad you like it, TFO. :heart::hug:
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TheeForsakenOne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh cool. ^^

:hug:
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adaydreaming-artist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Writer
It's beautiful work!  Love how you did the blue colors and her hair!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mermaid hair! I love doing that. Thank you, Ada! :love:
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white-odin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
she looks like one of my daughters. she has a beautiful face but a kinky personality
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
LOL!
One of your daughters you mean... a valkyrie? lol Cool, man! But she's just an water elemental though.
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cyke40 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
she positively glows in the moonlight

Beautifully done
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, she does. XD
Actually, I just wanted to make her look like.. something... I don't know, kinda surreal.  Because that's the moment when the knight sees her in the forest and she is kinda playing hide and seek, and she looks very different from the normal girl he saw before. u.u
Thank you, Cyke. :aww:
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cyke40 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
i think surreal covers it rather well, i was about to say her robe looks like it is made of water then read your reply above and she is a water elemental so i guess it is :)
is she a nereid?

my pleasure Heylene :hug:
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Not necessarily a nereid, they come from greek mythology, but it can also be.  The undines are one type of water elementals in alchemy. The most "recurring" type. Like salamanders are to the fire element. And this tale is using the alchemical interpretation of undines.
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cyke40 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Ah ok thats cool, thanks for the information :)
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