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bioluminescent spirits...
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:iconthetravelingbard:
thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are so beautiful!
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xHealer-of-Heartsx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
*agasp!* i love your interpretation of the kitsune! im writing a story about them and this is almost exactly how i pictured them!!!! :love:
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WoLfgIrLyS Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow so nice i want a tail too x3
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gingerbreadcat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Student Filmographer
I love how your characters are always part of their environment. You always get that just right! :) The moss on those rocks looks magical! <3
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magikwolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
teach me how and what settings...adjusments that you used for vegetation....pleease
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:iconmitsumiyako:
Mitsumiyako Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I love the peaceful, calm looking, Tranquil look of this picture.

Absolutely amazing.

Have a cookie. =D

-hands cookie-
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful setting :)
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:icondaneiki:
daneiki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
How wonderful! I love the spirits, but I think my favorite part is the tiny bright-white sprites - I used to see those in my backyard as a kid. Come to that, I finally saw one again yesterday!

You're probably getting a lot of people who think kitsune because:
1)You gave the piece a name with "fox" in it
2)You gave the spirits tails that are highly reminiscent of fox tails
3)You made them all pretty young women
4)A lot of people here are fans of anime, where kitsune are frequently referred to or present (being a Japanese fairytale creature)
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
probably! I should have known better =p
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:iconxyiru:
Xyiru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely drawing. I like the greenery.
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mateuseven Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Impressive ^^
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:iconqulr:
qulr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i love the background :D
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful! I love the simple color palette! And it has such a wonderfully mystical atmosphere to it! The rendering is so soft and simple; it's a really striking piece.

I love how you've managed to incorporate some nudity without it being all, "OMFG LOOK NEKKID GURL! LOLSEXY!" as well. Their simplicity and natural looking bodies make it very innocent and pure.

Excellent work!
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconlady-kl:
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an enchanting picture. :aww: I really like the tails on the beings. :)
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Gorgeous idea =)
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gem-bean Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the blues and greens, they're just so balanced! :+favlove:
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life-take Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
this is amazing! It has great colors and balance. I like that the girls don't stand out too much from the rocks for some reason. makes it seem like you constrained your values when you obviously used a wide range of values :) lol I don't know what I'm saying. The plants and rocks are super amazing, and the poses are very fluid and natural, but I would say that the girl in the back has a bit of an awkward position of her head.

It's crazy to see how much you improve in each piece!
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626elemental Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Hmm, I find the girl-spirit's tails to be very interesting... most people would use a catlike tail, but yours look more like horse tails. This is a gorgeous painting, it's hard to find anything about it I don't like :)
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calmyafarm Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Interface Designer
beautiful work
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oGuttermoutho Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Man, i really like it when you use these colours. And the composition is amazing, great job-- my eye is going everywhere it needs to be!
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:iconniki-cho:
Niki-cho Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow, it's beautiful. I love the colors; they give off a feel of tranquility to the scene. :+fav:
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:iconandrea-koupal:
andrea-koupal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Wow, how pretty. The background is beautiful too.
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:iconkrihn:
krihn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
almost perfect kitsune indeed.
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
why does everyone keep saying that word D:
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:iconkrihn:
krihn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Vargr is the word for were worlf....kitsune pronounce kit soon ay. is meaning were fox. witch matches your apearance in a partial morph. they prefer femine qualities if not female form. elfin like forms. that is why.
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VincentValentineGirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ooo...very pretty. I like it! It's very surrealistic. (I think I spelled that right :S)
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:iconemla:
emla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I like the fox-nymph-spirits' design. Their similarities make them seem so unearthly.
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MyLaundryStinks Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The stars absolutely make me happy.

Also, [link] <-- Early Angelina Jolie angsty teen movie with same name!

In all seriousness, though, this is beautiful. Very calming. I like it!
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:iconlabyrinthe:
Labyrinthe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I really love their hands and feet, they're really attractive to me for some reason. Definitely sucked in by the details.
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:iconnomyai:
nomyai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
A beautiful, dream like quailty. Your talents really do amaze me.

Thanks for sharing with us.
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:iconjustclaire44:
justclaire44 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i really like this concept and its drawn very nicely
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MeMyselfAndMappy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I love that one spirit's back, and how the skin and fur transition so smoothly. The plants fram the picture so nicely, its like I just stumbled into this magical place.
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I love the color scheme on this one, very beautiful and tranquil.
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:iconmairimart:
mairimart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I :heart: the colours...
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Janik0 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, nice piece.

That one in the background is great, but the first thing I thought of was adding a caption that said, "O HEY GUYZ WHAT'S GOIN' ON?". XD

Love it. <3
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Artist
Gorgeous! The rocks and the water and the pretty ladies really make this piece!


But my favorite part is the rocks.
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SteamedMilk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Ok so.

You have this amazing ability to create atmosphere. Just so you know. It's pretty much awesome.

The girls are quiet beautiful. I think the front one is my favorite, but I think it's because it looks like the most work was put into her. Her tail is especially exquisite, I love looking at those strokes! I'm not sure how much I like the blushy fingers; they look a bit out or place or maybe just too strong?

The farthest spirit girl (I assume they are kitsune?) looks a bit awkward anatomically. Mostly around the hip and leg region. I think it's that big gap between her legs that's doing it. Though it could just be the kind of "neuter" look she has. I can't exactly pin it, sorry.

I really like the long legs, but I feel like the arms don't exactly match? That might just be personal preference. I don't know, I feel like you could've exaggerated other parts of their anatomy besides the legs.

I love the back on the girl facing away. So smooth, yet there is a good amount of internal anatomy showing. I think you balanced it really well (instead of making her look like a muscle builder on one spectrum or a doll on the other... if that makes sense). I like that she's interacting with one of those.. glowy things, too. Adds interest, I think.

That background is hella-tight. I can't think of any more appropriate word, haha. I love how smooth the rocks look, but I think the moss could use a bit more rendering in some places. The waterfall is very good! I'm jealous, I have never been able to do such a nice waterfall. I think the vegetation all works very well, nothing much to say there.

Oh wow, I just noticed how the hair on the front girl kind of falls over her left arm. It just suddenly caught my attention haha. I love small little details like that so much though!

tl;dr - I LIKE THIS!
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what a kitsune is but thank you for the detailed critique! :)
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:iconsteamedmilk:
SteamedMilk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Oh, it's a Japanese fox spirit. I figured that's what they were since they usually take the form of beautiful women.

[link]

Haha sorry I kind of get carried away with crit on things I like. It's a lot easier for me to crit something I like than something I don't like. Hehe.
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thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm the same way.. which is why I like to hear critiques :D
thanks for the link! I made these things up for my fantasy world.. they're servants of the moon, sent down to spread moonlight. they're called the phaenir.
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SteamedMilk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Oooh cool! :u I love hearing about original things like that much more than seeing reworkings of the same mythical beast stock, haha. Does your fantasy world have like.. any kind of hum... how to say this.. like stories or other works or anything? Or is it just one of those things that come out of your head slowly?
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thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's an online RPG, actually :) [link] It's been running for almost a year now. I don't use any mythical creatures like dragons or fairies, which is why I must invent them =p
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SteamedMilk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Oh wow, I didn't know Thorns was so fantasy-oriented. For some reason I thought it was like... strictly realism in a Victorian/steampunk setting or something I don't know haha. I think I'll have to take a closer look at it now, haha.
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's fantasy/steampunk I guess. kinda hard to put it into a specific genre.
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Beg-Your-Pudding Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Yet another stunning and vivid peice, beautifully painted as well!
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Khantinka Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i love the tails! Now i want a tail :(
stunning :)
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:iconinkeed:
Inkeed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the colors in this is amazing. <3 It.. just leaves me in awe.
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