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Water Spirit by Roggles Water Spirit by Roggles
Hey guys, here's an update. had this idea last night when I was watching a film. the glowing hair wasnt really intentional, but as I looked for inspiration, I stumbled upon thienbao 's work on deviantart. the background was inspired by lion king, if anyone noticed 8) here: [link]

you can find the WIP shots here: [link]
EDIT: fixed some areas,and flipped the image 8), worked on it a bit more.
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Already said it in comments, but I guess that wasn't the right place.
Considering the way her hair glow, the water should reflect it a lot more than it does. The glow's echo is actually stronger on the underside of the rock than it is anywhere else, which makes it a bit unbalanced.
It might break a bit the focus on her head, though. But it's the only thing that looks obviously off to me.
Maybe the right hip's off too, but it's not disturbing at all.
It doesn't mean that the picture as a whole doesn't look any less beautiful.
What do you think?
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Critique by foreverrussia1 May 2, 2009, 7:36:08 AM
Very, very beautiful. The lining and everything on the actuall person. The light is so well drawn, like how it radiates arund her head and how it glows in her hair and then fades away into darkness. The shadows are also very nice, noticable not overtoned and perfectly fine lines and lighting, on every feature of the girl. I especially like how the bottom part of her dress glows and how the actual dress is well textured. The thing is, everything else around her is somewhat incomplete. You feel theres something missing. The little lighting on her legs and the slight little waves on the water are the end of it. The grass is really well made but you could see that it has some lag, it's artificial and not finely drawn, the lines aren't as thin as they are on the girl, separating them into two seperate dimensions instead of putting them in the same place, in fact, although the BACK grass is beautiful, it looks flat and 2 dimennsional, while the girl is everything but that. The front grass would be perfectly fine if only the lines were a bit less thick, a bit more detailed and again, a bit more fine like the lines on the girl's dress. Overall, it's very beautiful including the small flaws. But these flaws have dramatic affect on an image like this one. Aside from that. It's a perfect picture. Sorry if I'm being strict. I'm a terrible critic!
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shadowdollcat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful her glow is so ethereal...I love her...
BarkinginTheDark Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
It reminds me of the pool in the Lion King where Simba sees his/Mufasa's reflection.
This is gorgeous and just simply amazing.
Lollipopfop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I love it. Its like the hair lis glowing, but its not the only source of light…it makes the whole thing more mysterious then if it was rendered as if the hair was a light bulb.
TheCynicalRomantic Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely!
Hour27 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AnnaLoo91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
What a beautiful picture! I love how her his is being reflected , it looks like it's shining! 
AnnaLoo91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
closet-sheep Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Absolutely stunning! :heart:
WolfStaronChild14 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a picture that inspired an important character in my story, I finally found this picture again!
Moon-Flower4022 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful! The perfection can hardly be described.
magicwolfspirit1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is such a pretty picture. :)
MaoShizuo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ... that's very nice.
I really like this Pic. <3
Hylee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed. also kind of reminded me of Tangled when her hair started glowing.
rocknjade77 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous~!
AlexKlein Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student
awesome *w*
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the pose, and this is beautiful.
xxOrangeNekoxx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow! shes really pretty
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
EdgeOfDestruction Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahahhaa! Nice one she is amazing along with the background and this kind of depicts a firefly watching the water! and it is so peaceful much like the upper mountain pond when it is in the rainy season!
FaeryofDreams Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, I love her hair!
sooner-or-later Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Realy beautiful
Hazel-Fibonacci Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely! I really like the glow, the ripples and the rock!
Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is looks very beautiful! ^^
secondhandben Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is so beautiful. :heart:
A-AA-A00 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
gorgeous o3o
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wimers Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work man!!! Congratulations!!
Miss-Golden Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is this a magic ? you charmed me *_*
fantastic work !
Master-Zelos Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Elzbun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I knew the background was from lion kind!!! Awesome picture! I LOVE the hair! ^_^
Yui1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
paintingthegalaxy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
that is so fricken BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :squee:
monstercoyote Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It Looks Like Naruto's Mom. XD But Blue
KarurotaSan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing colours! :D
aladden Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
great job
Vaejoun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I suddenly have to think of a certain scene from the Lion king XD. Great piece.
Seo-Hwite-Hlaefdige Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Wow. This is just gorgeous. Her hair kind of reminds me of fireflies.
Zephyraven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Very beautiful. I love her glowing hair. The background is nice. The movement in the water is a nice touch. Her skin and dress are well painted. I love here facial expression.
forbiddenknightangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
she's beautiful!!
ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Omg that's my favorite color C:
zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very beautiful...
Reminds me of Park Bom :) Very beautiful!
DreamyMelody Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the setting and herself look so calm,shes so beautiful <3
shan4rlin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
beautiful glowing hair! and its my favourite colour =D its simple yet beautiful
sirkinwa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
JoyceW-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really love the hair!!!
CorpsePrincess101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
im in love w/ this!!
I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow........ Her hair is just epic. I love it!
Oandy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the neon effect from her hair that is generating a light itself!
Beautiful work on the background! Lovely pose and beautiful job! :heart:
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