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Hi guys, long time no post. Work and doujinshi projects have been keeping me busy; as a result this is the first digital painting I've had time to finish in a while.

I had a few ideas in mind for the story behind this, but one was of a seafaring culture where women who lost their husbands or lovers at sea would be turned into wood or stone to become figureheads which protected the vessels.

I experimented a little with photographic textures, but the majority of the work is digital painting with custom brushes. The water was the most challenging part, I repainted it several times.

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Time: 8-10 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS2 & CS3, Wacom Graphire tablet
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Given 2007-07-27
Climb aboard with Original: Facing the Storm by *Risachantag! The water, however tricky it may have been to create, fits in perfectly and it looks wonderful with the various lighting conditions and the colors. The amount of time and effort put into this piece of art must have been tremendous as the final outcome of it is absolutely fantastic! Be sure to check out the detail shots too! ( Suggested by mc-cool and Featured by WhenPigsFry )
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Roelant Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice, it's a pity modern ships don't have those anymore :/
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Tunquen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE the water, congratulations, you draw exelent!
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Filmchild Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Congratulations! This has been chosen to be featured on Picture This Artists for Change Page on Facebook [link] of which is linked back to this deviation.

A beautiful piece here, well done. :aww:
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LanternofMasks Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
The water is beautiful, amazing job, brilliant! Keep up the good work! :)
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idia199 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I love the waves, great art :)
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steluta95 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
very much:) l admire
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LynElizBergs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional
I was recently viewing all of James Jean's art covers he did for Fables. This reminds me of a sad version of issue #73
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D3WABATE Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hi..
this is the 1st time i see it.. :aww:
great work.. :)
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redcherryloverss23 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
F-A-B-U!!!!!i love!!!!!!very beautiful.:hug:
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ReisAngel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning~! :D
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Featured here -> [link]
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
you're welcome :D
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chilja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Wow, beautiful pictures
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SmuTehNoob Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
You have been featured! ---> [link]
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DarthIchigo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student
Lovely art, amazing stuff.
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darkside-ky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
If you hadn't said it was your idea I would have believed it. That's why most ships are refered to as a "lady".
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koos-tall Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Woa its so pretty :)
love the feel it gives off
really captures the moment
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redhandsgw Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
ME LIKEY!!! makes me wish i had artistic talent lol.
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Punkle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
absolutely amazing!! i love the color scheme!!
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blackbirdrose Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way you did the water's great! :clap:
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OZiRiZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
impresive!
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gammafries Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008   Digital Artist
i love the way u paint especially the sea.. well done
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celestialSpinach Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
beautiful, with a thoughtful story behind it :)
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JectCartoon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
wow
0_0
Amazing
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kalinnnnn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Holy--This is amazing!
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bluegirl489 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
beautiful.
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ECCB Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist
OMGGGGGGGGG :O

beautiful, to favs right now !
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bibleoftears Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Plain awesome. Just as a suggestion, the cord from the left corner should be less pixelly, like blurry in my oppinion. Just to take out plasticity. Apart from that, it is plain awesome.
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Silvercresent11 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what an amazingly beautiful picture! Very well coloured and the mood is well portrayed. Awesome work - I shall fave now. ^^
:hug:
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chibiakemi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Student
The color choice for this is perfect for the mood I think you were trying to set. You did a great job on the water, I find that a very difficult task to do.
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NSABY Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG.. this pic is sooooo cool!!!! i wana colour like you one day T^T
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ultimatekai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really unsure why, but this picture reminds me of The Odyssey. o.o Anyways, it's a really amazing drawing! I especially love the water/waves.
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fairygarland Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I love it!
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Galliardo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Great!!
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CaptTreasureTroveTi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Savvy job, mate :hug:
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heidirocks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
wow! that's amazing!
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PoweredByCokeZero Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow
This is absolutely amazing, I love it!
I like how she looks like she's crying, even though it could possibly be sea spray, and how the sea spray crashing against the ship seem to evaporate into clouds of fog
this reminds me almost of a Deltora Quest book in which there's a story about a girl who is kidnapped from her father, who's the lighthouse keeper, and she's strapped to the front of the ship like a figurehead, and one of the crew stabs her, and the sea is almost mourning her, a huge storm kicks up and the ship sinks.. but later it floats up and there is a figurehead looking remarkably like the girl...
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imurpurpose Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Hello there!

I've featured this deviation on my journal, hope you don't mind.

GAYE :blackrose:
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zombiella Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Two words

Absolutely beautiful!
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whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Wow Lisa, this is really cool, I love the how you did the sea, awesome :-)
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Wirkaleufu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
hi!! i like so much your picture..
it's like mythology and i love it
well
see you

bye
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So amazingly beautiful.
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dxmfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
The water is my favorite part, but there is so much detail in the entire piece! I love this!
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zevl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Amazing.
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful. It has a wonderful dark mood and great depth to it.
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heyimdead Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
waaaah this is gorgeos
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Antares88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
beautiful work ! may i ask you why you used both photoshop cs2 and cs3 ?
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twinkid Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Wow you did really good on the way & picture overall.The water really is an eye catcher though.
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Deidara-Sama-fan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Whoa way awesome pic :wow: :love:
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