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The Four Seasons - Winter
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Published: November 23, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 Zhaana
Winter is one of my prefered seasons : everything is grey and blue, cold, dead by snow, and you feel your fingers & feet freezed ! But it seems this woman in her bare dress doesn't even feel the cold, she's lost in her thoughts in a forest covered by snow and as she doesn't move the snow slowly piles up on herself. Winter is just present for few months, but it's like if it's an eternity.


This is the first pic of the Four season serie i'm doing. Next one will be autumn.

Text is in french sorry but as in Art Nouveau art there's always french in texts I wanted to keep this feeling.
The beautiful girl is `lockstock and thank you for her fabulous stock photos who gave me inspiration to do this !

I hope you like !

Link to the others pics :
Spring : [link]
Summer : [link]
Autumn : [link]

Done in Illustrator CS2 in 30 hours. Pen tool and Gradients only.
Art by Me, Rouat Dhella.
Girl : :iconlockstock:
Walkthrough animation is here : [link]
(it's quite slow to load cause it's a 3mo file ^^; )
EDIT : I submitted on CGtalk.com here the link : [link]
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MortrelStudent Digital Artist
Lovely <3
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SoulreaperbabeHobbyist General Artist
One word, Gorgeous!
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VolatilePlums Digital Artist
I've always been an art nouveau fan, Thanks for that. I've been inspired
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you for your comment, fav and devwatch ! ;) :hug: Much appreciated.
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HumanNature84Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks !
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like the green off set the white
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mulcimberHobbyist Digital Artist
L'ove
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wintersmagicHobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite, featured in my journal:[link]
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jusstaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi, you've been featured in Fridaylicious: [link] :santa:
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !! ;)
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CyberborgProfessional General Artist
Excellent.
Feels ..rustic.
Very Nice series!
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment ;)
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Is there a reason she is turned away from the veiwer? It seems odd she is the only one in this series that we can't see the face of.
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
It's deliberate, if you see the whole serie in the single pic, it's like she turns each season. lol
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thatcraftychickHobbyist Digital Artist
This is such beautiful work! :+favlove:
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Triss-Ran Photographer
You were inspirated by Alfons Mucha, werent you? He did these kind of stuff, specially the ornaments and symbols... I like her hair
Its really nice, even if i hate winter - i dont like all the cold 8-)
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ChazKempProfessional Digital Artist
Extremely well done! I especially love the shading and detail of the dress. Your backgrounds are wonderful also (I gotta work on my backgrounds - dammit... lol) A wonderful example of modern art nouveau! more more more!! lol :)
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I've featured this in a collection of Mucha-inspired art in my journal here [link]
If you would rather I remove it, please let me know.
Thank you.
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Bon jour.

Je suis du Brésil et ai trouvé son travail très bon.

Tu m'excuses si j'ai écrit erroné. J'utilise un traducteur on-line.

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Olá.
Sou do Brasil e achei seu trabalho muito bom.
Parabéns!
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ZhaanaHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to had tried to speak french.
Thank you !
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FirGeLStudent General Artist
Amazing. :D Great work :+fav:
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