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Original: Healing Springs by Risachantag Original: Healing Springs by Risachantag
This started off as a mostly human-made structure in concept, but I decided to make it more organic in the end. Cool colours again, must be the heat getting to me.

Edit: Made characters in foreground a little bigger and moved a few elements. Reduced contrast on central area. Thanks for the crits, guys!

Edit: Step by Step tutorial available

Time: 5-6 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS2 & Wacom Intuos tablet
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Critique by Adam-000 Jan 4, 2010, 10:31:45 AM
I was extreamly tired after working all christmas break on majors and summatives until I saw this. This idea, this concept is beautiful executed with wonderful deapth an extreamly unique version of a healing spring. I have never seen a healing spring like this in my life.

The colors are beautiful and vibrant, they really bring out that lush feeling in the enviornment. The water is cascading here and there really add to the flow in the picture and the height that this person has taken on this wonderful idea of healing springs.

The flowers and natures vegitation that are creating these shapes, these structures, gives off a wonderful feeling of tranquility and peace.

My favoirte part about this work of art is the water coming from the trees at the top and gently falling onto the flower and from there cascading down into the many little puddles below.

Overall this was a very refreashing work of art that will catch and sooth the hearts of many. Wonderful inspiration for other artists to ponder about.

One of the only things that I find a little out of place is the tops of the trees. To me it doesn't seem to fit the pictures and they seem to oppose the flow by flowing upward (as if wind blew hard on your unbrella and it became weird \/ shape)

The last thing i just noticed is that the trees again that you have around the top seem like some of them on the right should have some roots sticking out of the rock (since it looks like some of the cliff fell away or eroded away)

Those are the only things i could find unusual about this piece of art. What i have said about is my perosnal opinion and is neither right or wrong. Just my thoughs about this wonderful and refreashing take on a healing spring
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arjantje Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
makes me think of the sylvari in guildwars 2 ^_^ this would have been an verry good conceptart for that! :D
jonesey01 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Great work!!!!
SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! This is sooooo beautiful! I love all the color and the detail! Amazing work! :huggle:
jaychasez980 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
GayStudent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
This is quite beautiful.
KennyBus Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Very Very gorgeous! It's almost depressing to know that a place like that doesn't exist on earth.
bubblegumpeach Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
amazinge !! i wanna take a swim !!=P
emmych Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This is phenomenal! D:
I love the feeling in this piece - it's very Final Fantasy niney. x3
The colours are great; the organic idea was a great choice. c:
RebeckaSwe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I do not know if I sent you this before, but that case has the comment been removed :c But I write it again ^^ :

What a beautiful fantasy image you made!
I wonder if I get permission to use it on a page called, I write that I got it from DeviantART and I have permission to use it .. If I may, therefore, otherwise, I let it just be ^.^
Sorry for my weird English is not very good yet x)

Yes, yes, but I hope you reply soon =)
Sincerely, Rebekah
RebeckaSwe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
What a beautiful fantasy image you made!
I wonder if I get permission to use it on a page called, I write that I got it from DeviantART and I have permission to use it .. If I may, therefore, otherwise, I let it just be ^.^
Sorry for my weird English is not very good yet x)

Yes, yes, but I hope you reply soon :D
Sincerely, Rebecka
TalkativeMute Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Writer
Wow, this is truly magical!
Caramel-soda Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student General Artist
This is incredible 0_o

I'd so visit that place with some friends if it were real...
RozenMaidenFan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, absolutely gorgeous! This is very nicely done ^.^
noirre Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
I love the tower of the springs in the middle. Beautiful colors, as well.
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings Lisa

I wish to ask your permission to use your work in my Art Theory and Criticism class

I have attached the critique that I have written about your piece for your perusal

Yours truly,

Prof. Lakan Olivares
Far Eastern University (Philippines)
Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts

Lisa Rye’s “Healing Springs” (digitally painted illustration) is an out-of-this-world vision of mystical multi-layered spring, fed water by two great dragon-like shaped trees. Starting with a man and woman in the foreground to many pools in the layers of the spring are people bathing in the waters.

The use of light blues and verdant greens create a haunting yet very calming image that does give power to the feeling that this spring is truly a place of healing. And in the clearly illustrated statement, one does feel a relaxing effect of this beautiful work, as if you yourself are in a state of healing.
Risachantag Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response, I'm just going through my comment backlog at the moment. Sure, feel free to use it for your class. I'm glad you liked the picture. =)
Gobba42 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Writer
Wow! Getting your work used for a college class, thats impressive!
Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks
BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so peaceful!! amazing!
mdandree Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
You're the best! :heart:
Violetphantasy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. The design of the fountain is intricate and quite interesting to look at, not to mention the gorgeous details. I also love that you added people in the picture. I feel like it adds even more to the picture as a whole. An absolutely gorgeous piece!
JCLdragon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
pretty and brilliant
aupre Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Digital Artist
the reason and mesage they're healing is everything flows in then out on many many spectrums and levels

block anything and the blocker becomes sick

in and OUT - something to consider
Hnser Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very very very fountany.
okay being serious now. it has very nice colours that blend together very well. this scene reminds of of Avatar, except more original and more appealing to my eyes. i like dragon shaped bushes/trees, or whatever those are. All in all you did a wonderful job.
madwarf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
too often we loose things we never knew we had .This could be one of those things,,,thank you
joelosito Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tahleena Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
i like how the trees giving the water look like a heron style pheonix :3
Plutos-Eye Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really really like this
Daichris0113 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I love your art!!!!!!
*steals artistic ability and walks away* :dygel:
The-Magic-Within Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's gorgeous. I love the concept and it's done beautifully. :aww:
loyse Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Beautiful work!
Justria Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! Both the concept and execution are beautiful.
UncleKasu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
This is absolutely beautiful! Everything - I love it.
cakedoer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Holy crap that's awesome.
Hollandlop92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Wow! Such amazing detail! Great job!
claudiocerri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very good artwork!
Pegahoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous. great design
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful painting! VERY cool concept.. gosh, I want to BE there! haha Looks so peaceful! Very nice work!
Heather713 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
oooo pretty!
DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally heaven on earth. I can feel plenty of healing just looking at it.
PrincessTeaCup Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's so beautiful! I can't believe you made something so wonderful in such a short amount of time! XD Great work~!
dragon-fyre565 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Wow...Love the colors, the detail, everthing.
narusaku2yo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
wow amazing <3
metalcervidae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Man, this is BEAUTIFUL. O_O I love, love, loooove how you color everything. So much.

I love how you created such depths with your choice of colors and without adding a lot of little details. The only thing I can critique on is that I think the foreground is a bit too... even on each side.

This whole piece gives off a feeling of peace and tranquility. :heart: I love it.
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very beautiful and lovely! *u*
psychowerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Djake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is so immersive! A person feels like they could actually step into a world subtly different from our own and filled with magic.
I don't know if you're familiar with a role-playing game called Exalted, but I often find myself inspired by your images when I'm coming up with new locations for my players to explore. Thank you so much for feeding my Muse!
Murasaki-no-Sora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I want to be there. :laughing:
Korin-fox Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Simply amazing. Enough said. XD
LACYDRAWERS Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Writer
Art gives to me a sense of realization, be it of reality or fantasy. I see more than is apparent and place myself within the art. I breathe in the colours, concept and the emotion and it gives back to me peace and tranquility...:iconhrtplz:
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