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The Deep Spring
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Published: November 2, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 sanya
Growing up in Winnipeg, my friends and I would canoe a lot, especially right after winter when the forested areas on the banks of the river would be flooded. It was always really austere but beautiful, which is something I wanted to try to bring to life here.

Inked by hand, colored in Corel Painter and Photoshop. :D
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Savoto|Student Digital Artist
I love the sense of depth and how you captured the feel of a snowy forest. It looks so believable and forlorn. The woman's dress detailing looks magnificent. The background and the trees really pulls it all together. 
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sanya's avatar
Thank you for the kind words! I'm trying to do more atmospheric stuff. :)
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archiesnow|Professional Artist
Really lovely mood in this, Sanya.
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sanya's avatar
Thanks Kelly! How was Hal-Con?
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archiesnow|Professional Artist
Oh, man. Too much to talk about in a deviantArt post! It was a really mixed bag but I had a monstrously good time overall.
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sanya's avatar
That's all you can ask for! :D
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Tigertwins|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truely lament that I wasn't able to buy this as a print when i saw it, I really feel it has such a beautiful mood to it, both dark and light at the same time. Its mysterious and dangerous and yet hopeful, i really just could read into this image for hours if I tried. I really love her sleeves and have to commend you on all that beautiful detail work! Hell the fact that you inked this all by hand just hit me and I cant help but think about all the time you must have spent on those trees! wonderful work, thank you for sharing it <3
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Thank you for all the kind words-- it was my very first time printing the artwork, so I wasn't sure how it would be received, especially next to my flashier works. I was very happy it did as well as it did, but sorry I didn't have any prints left! Let me know if we'll cross paths at a future con and I'll certainly set one aside. :) 

Again, thanks for the lovely comment! It makes all the ink under my finger nails worth it, haha!
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FgTru's avatar
Gorgeous lines accompanied by a beautiful and subtle color palette.
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sanya's avatar
Thank you kindly!
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ludic7's avatar
such a sense of mystery, makes you want to know her story, and why she is wading in the stream? Is she possibly a nymph lost after the flood, looking for its bearings?
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Heh, I don't know that I know her story myself, so you might have something there. :)
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nancy24601's avatar
What a unique style! I love it!Heart 
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sanya's avatar
Thank you so much!
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Redvelvet13105's avatar
Wow, amazing job! :D
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sanya's avatar
Thanks! :D
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Geeklatte|Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely. +fav 
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Thank you!
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