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Water elemental, commission by ming85 Water elemental, commission by ming85
Commission for :iconpyratictiger: based on her detailed description.

Earth elemental: [link]
Air elemental: [link]

Could've made this water fresh, bright and happy, but decided to go for the creepy deepsea- theme, because it fitted the description of the character better.

MAKING OF --> [link] (big jpg file)


DESCRIPTION written by the talented [link]

Feline Guardian:
He prowls the depths, ever watchful of his charge. The darkness of his coat blends with the deep sea bed, while the white and blue stripes illuminate his way, announcing to the world that here is a danger to behold.

That here is a creature not of this world, yet is one who seems to be much, much more real than anything else. He is always silent, always calm and indifferent. For he knows his capabilities, and knows that he needs not to announce it to the world. All he needs to be, is just to Be.

And when the time comes for him to act, act he shall, with the power of the thundering waves and fierce currents. With the speed of the rapids and the shockingly chilling ruthlessness of ice.
For no one will threaten his Bonded. No one, nor nothing.

Anje, Mistress of the oceans, the rivers, the streams and the lakes. She embodies all that is liquid and solid; so long as Water is present, so is she.

She is a loner, one who keeps away from all the hubrub of the Gods and Goddesses. Though this seems to mark her as indifferent, she actually does so to prevent herself from becoming involved. Her emotions run deep - too deeply - such that even the slightest thing may trigger a reaction in her.

And yet if requested, she will present herself and allow the use of her abilities. For not only does she preside over the element of Water, but she may feel the run of emotions in others the same way she is able to sense the currents that run deep in the oceans.

Amongst the elementals, she is the third born. Thus, she feels responsibility not in the way that Earth does. She instead takes responsibility as an honour; as something that she should do, not something she needs to do. She is unquestioning in her duties, confident that what she does is Right. And should she ever have a doubt, she takes it upon herself to investigate.

However, there is always a deep-set sadness about her. She is one who grieves for the consequences of her actions; she is aware that there will always be a casualty whether it be for the wrong or the right. Her emotions are an ode to the victims, and her only mercy for their foes.

Character © pyratictiger
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LBPBOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I'm dead....this is so beautiful that I have died.....
ThomasTacoman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I would like to use the image in a Magic Set Editor custom project. It is really just a pet project, no profit, purely for fun. If you'd like to know more, please feel free to ask for the details. If you'd prefer if I didn't, just say. Thank you.
ming85 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I normally wouldn't mind, but since this is a commission you would need to ask permission from the commissioner (see description). If she agrees, I see no problem. Please do send me link if you intend to use/post the finished result online!
SherlynTheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Wow , by Far , my FAVORITE Price of art on Deviant Art ! I love it , and the Air one is a very , VERY Close second XD
ming85 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Aww thank you that's a really big compliment :)
theonetruefish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
the glowing and colours on this reminds me of Kida from Atlantis, towards the end of the movie where she becomes possessed by the gods.
ming85 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I love that scene! Maybe subconsciously influenced by it :)
rafaytausif Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
RyuukaTamura Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
No fire elemental? D:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
This is just incredible!
SymphonyOfHorror Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Anchomega Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Wow! This is really cool! LOVE the tiger!
jackalphoenix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
dasa19 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Well done... one question: where is Fire elemental?
ming85 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
[link] It was hiding in the illustration section ^^
dasa19 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Thnx!! a really good one too =]
Nelumbo75 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
xXanemic333vampireXx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WendyFae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   General Artist
wow thats cool
HotSpot6 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I used part of this awesome work as a reference for one of my sketches. Check it out if you like~ [link]
cherrypetel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Yvana-Vim Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
This is absolutely amazing~
devianttwins14 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
is this a book if it is i want to read it soo cool !!
Alleycat17 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Oh my Lord this one ...and the other three.. You make it so hard to decide which one is my favorite!! absolutely wonderously amazingly speechlessly fricken BEAUTIFUL!! You should do one with the element Lightning!!
Kibainuzukalove Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
perfect blue , I like the linearts
elenxji Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking at both the earth mother and the wind creature.. This one is my favorite for now :D The details are incredible, i seriously cannot find any suitible words *That i am capable of spelling at this very moment xD*

I adore her hair and her lil companion over her shoulder. Lil kitty needs a pat :D And.. Needs to be stolen so he can come home to me.. Love the details on him as well. The tail strikes me as one of the best parts. And his face is ofcourse adorable and "I shall eat you"-worthy.

I cannot wait for you to do my favorite element :) I cannot wait for the fire elemental! You must make it :D
TanithLowIsMe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!!! Love the colours. Its so mystical!!! Love it!!!
Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
yay looks nice
Freaky-Foot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
lordy, this is cool. I love the colors
DoomyDoomyGir Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a... as....astonishing....i have never seen any thing that wicked.......
ch0co-pudding Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh wow this one is my fave in the series, her look just realy caught my attention, and love the feline guardian :heart:
koippura Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
nice and creepy. Amazing :D
sanmo999 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur colouring skill is exellent! :eyepopping:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
your coloring-style is just WONDERFUL!!! O,O
and your art to draw people is also amazing! Your detail work is just WOW!!
zevl Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Interesting atmosphere
fil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
OMG THAT TIGER!!!!!! I'd like him tattooed across my back please.
Laraloopy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student Filmographer
Umm... I featured this pic :3 [link]
ming85 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
ooh thanks!! :D
Laraloopy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Filmographer
you're welcome! :aww:
azulablue Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
this is simply amazing!!
lovely colors!!
SilverEnvy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're beautiful!!! Will there be a fire elemental?
ming85 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
yup! thanks.
SilverEnvy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CherryBlossomLi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Really interesting and beautiful :)
ming85 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Thank you very much, for all the comments! Happy you like it :D
Gigicom Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
she is marvelos O.O
I think it's perfect drawing for water elemntal :nod:
Simply-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
This is absolutely stunning! I love it, the water woman/goddess and the tiger. That's incredible! :D
ming85 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Thanks very much!
Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I want a water tiger too! :D Fantastic artwork btw. Love how you put the atmosphere and lighting to good use :heart:
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