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The Lady of the Lake by JeffLeeJohnson The Lady of the Lake by JeffLeeJohnson
A darker version of the character than is usually portrayed, just in time for All Hallows Eve...
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Belladonna36 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  New Deviant
Why is nobody answering me in regard to purchasing a poster copy of this? I've found it very difficult to communicate on this site. Please help. Thanx, Belladonna
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
I will see what I can do!
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Belladonna36 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you for responding. I have been looking for months, specifically for Lady of the Lake images and none of them came close to your interpretation, detail to color, and authenticity to all that is Arthurian. I found what I was looking for when I accidentally came across this web-site with your work. 
Sincerely, Belladonna D. 
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pablobp10 Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Buenísimo me recuerda al lago de los muertos del señor de los anillos , gran trabajo.
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NicksterDagames Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uuuuuh

You can keep that, I'm good...
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DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Much Goodness!
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Whisper292 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In this case, I think darker is better. Very creepy/cool. Beautiful work.
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Noitamy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
I just discovered your work and I'm in love!
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awanqi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a PHENOMENAL take on the original depiction and story!! I absolutely love this so much! The scary aspect of it is so so compelling. Amazing, Fantastic work 👏
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Thank you so much!
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MalbonDesigns Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of the dead faces in the dead marshes from lord of the rings, very cool and very good lighting work as well. :)
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JhessyJay Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well this mad me watch u sir
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Thank you!
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richort12 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. If I told people I was an emperor just because some moistened bint threw a sword at me, they'd put me away."- Dennis the Anarcho-syndicalistic peasant

Sillyness aside, I really, REALLY like the darker than usual vibe about the character. The Arthurian legends always have a vibe of mystery around them that makes it more than your average noblebright story, it's fun theorizing what the various definitions of the stories and characters are, is the lady of the lake truly a benevolent creature? or was Arthur fooled by perchance a forgotten pagan deity ousting for vengeance against the very things he vanquished on his crusade? You perfectly captured an aura of unknown intention in both her look, visage and the way she holds the sword, as if she might present it to someone, or intent to stab them with it.

remarkable, I applaud you :D
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
The fact that you aren’t featured by the artist for that joke is a crime 
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Thank you so much. I love your thinking on this. I have always thought that powerful magic would be inherently dangerous and not all trumpets from on high. Those would be forces far beyond our ken and best left alone.
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UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016
It Looks like Skyrim's dwarven great sword.
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
it does!
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diamano Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Amazing, love it!
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Thanks! It was fun to paint.
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Muggle-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
I did a picture of The Lady Of The Lake as well, back in 2005... But this is so much better then anything that I've done. It was only the fifth photomanip that I ever made and back then all of my manips were done in MS-Paint. Surprisingly I actually got pretty good at it after a while, but eventually downloaded GIMP onto my computer and it became so much easier to make a nice looking picture. I'm actually considering making a new version on that pic in GIMP to see if I can make something with better details... If you want to see my take on "The Lady of the Lake", then the link below should take you to it! :D


muggle-angel.deviantart.com/ar…
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is well done.

Here come the nightmares....
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Thanks!
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional Writer
My group :iconthe-fanart-society: has a conceptual artworks folder this would be perfect for.  May we add this wonderful work?
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Of course! Thanks for asking:)
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Writer
This is so cool.
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Thanks!
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LiezelvdL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning!
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Thank you!
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marcneo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw this floating around on tumblr (tags included still haha) recently and it's still just as amazing as when I first saw it. Love it
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I am so glad this piece is well liked. Thanks for commenting.
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Wagner Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
speechles!.. Bravo!
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MessyDoodles Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
AHM IN UR LAKE, STABBEN UR WATTAH!
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Nexu4 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work, I love it :heart:
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MarceSagittarius Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing job, i love her face is  mysterious and remember me the lord of the rings the dead marshes :)
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G-swig Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I'd take the sword and stab that shit in the face!
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EFQ Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Creepy Shit.

I LOVED IT =)
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JellyCatMatt Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great portrayal of the character. :D also it reminds me of the dead marshes from LoTR.
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Egon-Riker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're going to put that plastic bottle in a recycle bin, right?

That's what I thought...
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
That is stunning. 
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :O I love how she is dark and evil-looking like a siren, and the way she appears from under the dark water along with her skin colour makes me think of rather a drowned body than a fay. And the armour... just wonderful, everything about it! :love:
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seventhcaustic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Writer
I love the way Excalibur glows
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SullenGirl4 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is wonderful.
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thanks!
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Lebellove Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
omg!!! epic! I love it!!!!!!
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thanks!
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bookworm61 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's horrible (in a good way).
Makes me think of the inferi in the 6th Harry Potter book.
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I like that. Wanted to create a tension between attractive and scary.
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Writer
This is so hauntingly beautiful! :D
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JeffLeeJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Thanks so much for saying so!
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