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The Elven Light by Qinni The Elven Light by Qinni
Far far away,
there lives a strange creature,
with tree sprouting from her back,
each leaf representing the life of her forest,
each, falling, falling...away, away...

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DaughterofFreddy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
Aaaaannnd my feels are gone
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the little poems in the descriptions. :P Beautiful and sad picture...
asdfneingag Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
nice description! :D
asdfneingag Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
and drawing too, of course :D
MuzikChic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
i love the colors~~ and it's very original!
ValiantLilSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of Tear from Tales of the Abyss. ^ ^
Angemin Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
she's quite elegant and pretty.

Yet, I think... well, I would've liked a transparent light baby blue instead of the turquoise on her hands. ...
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
adxlynn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the colors are so beautiful and the place looks magical and at peace... i wanna go there!
Bombombeesje Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow lovely...
nightspirit174 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I love her dress.
Sorakiss Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
wow i love this picture. it has such a magical feeling :)
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

I love every detail about this.
wolf912 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist
I love all the green and the light 'dripping' from her hands.
starshine1957 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
just beautiful
LadyKungFu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
nice nice nicest
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Gorgeous. :)
clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010   General Artist
what an amazing concept. this is sooo amazing! :heart:
shadowlotr Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty! Nice design. :)
MeganElf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love the water, love the wings made of branches! Awesome idea! :D
Linuscat07 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
A distinguished and elegant woman wearing a lovely gown. Elven light I suppose is green in color.
AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work. Relaxing and soft lighting. Well done. :)
RainyDayFun Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I hate to tell you lady, but you have a huge tumor growing out of your back! ;)
tesskronicle Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, the lighting is gorgeous! :love:
SugarySnickerdoodles Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous! fantastic piece of work!
song-of-the-fury Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Very ethereal, and so cool ^_^ I love it!
Eleanor254 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Wow! That is amazing!!
Sigeram Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Amazing. I absolutely love earth toned drawings.
Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
this is my favorite piece of yours so far. =) but I have only started looking, so I'm not sure just yet. I love what I'm seeing so far, but I don't want to overload you with comments, so I'm only going to comment every now and again. =D

I think that she is very beautiful. her face is so soft and the colors around her are full of life and beauty that matches her very well. the scenery behind her doesn't overwhelm the picture, and I like that a lot. I hope I can one day use colors like this. =D
Qinni Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much <3~ i like this piece too, personally~~ but i keep thinking perhaps i should have made the branches a bit smaller...composition-wise, this one's not as great as it should be *sigh*, but thank you ^^
Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
aws. Don't worry. a lot of artists are like that. they want to perfect their favorite pieces simply because they are their favorite pieces. I think that it is great though. =D can't wait to see more of your stuff!
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Regarding the arm, if it's right for you then it's right for you no matter a consensus on other people's opinions. Sometimes if something felt fine for me I wouldn't change it. Art is meant to please the artist. They're the first and last person who's meant to be satisfied. I kind of like that instead of using a generic deciduous forest to portray the elf in, you picked a more swampy setting and after watching The Princess and the Frog, swamps have a magical meaning now, which I think you captured here. I would like to have seen some darker greens ranging close to black to accent with the bright light coming from back and also the fireflies light reflecting more but still a very great piece. Love the inclusion of the branches on her back to make her seem a vital part of the forest like every individual tree.
SPARKL3S-XD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
very nice! =)
for her sake i ihope the tree's not growing from her back! XD
that would be painful!
elessaria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nicely done !
val0909 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I absolutely love it! :D
Outlaw-Duo-F Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
This is gorgoeus. I don't think her arm is too short either. It's correct in proportion to her body. And anyway, people never complain about Matthew Mcconaughey's arms, and they're super short!

Tornsoulsaved Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
This is so beautiful. Oh, and is the script on her belt Tengwar? Does it mean something?
A-Dance-In-The-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how she fits in perfectly with the background. The whole picture flows nicely.
jav123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
hermosos colores,
hermosa la chica
toooodo es hermoso en este dibujo! de verdad q esta PERFECTO!
Sakura-Namida Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! This is incredible! The color scheme is so vibrant, and warm, and it all fits together so beautifully! I love it!
RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Reminds me of a girl im in love with. And she was wearing these colors when i saw her the other night.
Xdarkangel13x Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
i didn't mean the short arm thing until you mentioned acutlaly, but on the whole i absolutely lurve it :3
RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
everything in this is perfect....god blessed you with a talent to open the hearts and minds of his children...use it well.
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks really cool. :rose:
Managodess Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I just love the face (and it's details) and hair.
Love all the different tones of green you used as well, it gives it a mystical feeling =3
kuriqa Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
no, i'd totally have to agree, her arm is not too short, it's right where it should be for the angle her arm is at, i know i had some of the same problem with a picture i've been working on for a long time now. beautiful work btw...
Elgaladwen Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply beautiful, I love it!
Lluks4 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Another fantastic work. You draw absolutely gorgeous women, and this figure is no exception. I love how you work a subtle blue motif through a predominantly green composition, with the only orange/pink tones coming from the figure's skin. It creates a beautiful mood and a powerful composition. Your color choices are definitely excellent.
The subtle, ethereal blue glow enhances the mystical atmosphere, and your use of lighting is quite strong. I love the way you've rendered the foliage--it's quite a tricky task, but you do so effectively.
As for the issue with her arm that I guess people have talked about, the reason her arm is perceived as short doesn't have to do with the length of her torso--it's a comparison primarily with her forearm, but in actuality, the height of the head should be roughly equivalent to the length of each of the two sections of the arm separately. So, if you measure from the bottom of her chin to the top of her head, it is actually longer than the length of the forearm, hence perceived incongruities, where the lenth of her forearm is in keeping with the height of her head. However, since she is a mystical being, artistic choice is allowed and one could note that slightly skewed proportions enhance the otherworldly presence of the figure.
I like the balancing factor of the red-orange belt, and I especially like the way you mirrored the flow of her hair with the magical blue tendrils of light coming from her back. It is a little disconcerting to see a tree coming from her back, mostly because of the fact the skin actually mixes into it a ways--however, this creates a certain tension that is nice in its own way, and frankly I appreciate the fact that it creates such a striking image. I also like the fact that this girl is a little bit more... voluptuous? than many artworks in the fantasy genre; granted, not by much, but I find her all the more attractive for it. Oh, and I really appreciate the highlight effect you used on the trees to make them pop into the foreground. Very well done.

Wonderful work, always a pleasure to view your stuff.
Flora453 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
So lovely! I love all the blue-green tinted folds in her dress. Great job!!! :+fav:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, super pretty and gorgeous, I love it :D
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