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At the edge of the water

By thienbao
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Based on a Greek myth.


Alternate version [link]

Yes, the myth is of Narcissus. I had this image in mind for a long time, but never quite got it down right. I've always loved the version of him and Echo, which I referenced with the shape of the lantern post.

Thanks everyone for all your responses. I loved reading them all.
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ProfBellHobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful and erotic moment.
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Just beautiful
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kkvvsinghProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome Work.............I loved It....& Now i'm gonna make it in 3d....
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assassinators-creedStudent General Artist
Incredible lighting! There's a great sense of solitude and tranquility. So cool!
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puppyphantom992Hobbyist Digital Artist
powerful feelings c: the water seems so quiet and gelid, the set of colors, the shades of blue.. unreal :heart: :clap: 
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Great and very original take of the myth... really leaves the trodden path!
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The silently d
He came from the sea
He ate up all the others
But he didn't eat me
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SakuemsProfessional Traditional Artist
i love this
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hozzoProfessional Interface Designer
whoever made this, I love you.
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Beautiful expression of that myth! The emotion with the light and surrounding emptiness is so wonderful.
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frostzero93Hobbyist General Artist
fascinating. :)
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StolvezenHobbyist General Artist
Wonderful :aww:
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Kanyx3Hobbyist Writer
How I pictured Narcissus.
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Beautiful work. Love the colors.
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Magical.. maybe it's the lighting..? I prefer this version to the other one. Sweet!!
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ManalAdraStudent General Artist
I wish i could paint like this
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lil-razzle-dazzlesStudent Digital Artist
This is one of the most moving renditions I have seen on the myth. The fact that he's so enraptured by his own reflection that the plants have begun to grow up his body and claim him is so real to the myth. Most of the time you just see him staring into his reflection which isn't that dramatic. This is totally different. You've included a wider panorama which isolates him even more, making him a very lonely character which would be anyone if they were in love with their own reflection.:nod: FYI, I like this one better than the alternate. The alternate is too "bright and happy?" It's the sunlight. The fact that this picture has him standing there after dark is way more moving. As my sister would say, "good job."=D
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beautiful. as always.
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very very nice................
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DragonMythsHobbyist General Artist
As I see, you also have a soft side. Not also only that scary side :) You are very talented!!!
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Magnificent Master Piece! :wow:
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