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Dryad by mike-nash Dryad by mike-nash
A Dryad is a female tree nymph/spirit from Greek Mythology. They are symbolic of nature and nurturers of the forest. They tend to live within the most secluded of woodland with a water source close by. Dryads are extraordinarily shy and you are unlikely to see one. Unless, of course, you stumble across her asleep in the warmth of waning sunlight.

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ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is beyond stunning. The colors and overall concept are enchanting. Lovely job! 
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Prehistoric-Magpie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Artisan Crafter
She  is sleeping so peacefully. It's lovely.
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Kamerron Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Awesome !
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InkberrysQuill Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Dearest Mike,

I am so moved by this art-it is sublimely beautiful. Your subject matter is something that is very dear to my heart, and you seem to capture it with a Divine touch.  I am captivated by your talent.

I just discovered you here on Deviant Art today, as I just joined the community (today). I am a Bard, in the Ancient Tradition of the Greek Epics, and I write mostly in the theme of the Divine, Gods and Goddesses, Mythology, Fantasy and frequently in an Amazon point of view.

I have featured your art, in my blog today, and your websites and copyrights have been posted along with it. If you wish for me to remove it, I will of course do so immediately. I simply wish to honor the beauty of this piece by pairing it with my poem.

You may visit the link here: The Wise Door Beneath a Rowan Tree

Please visit my blog on WordPress at your earliest convenience.

Threefold Blessings of the Goddess to you,

Blessed Be,

Holly Emberhawk
Bard, Writer, Dreamer
Inkberry's Quill: Lost Ink of a Bardic Amazon
www.inkberrysquill.com
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
oh my god this is just spectacular!
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BirmaLuna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Amazing!!
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MichaelJFan77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Lovely!
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Nightshade715 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. :love: Well done, truly well done.
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hisoceanbreeze Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
This is breathtakingly gorgeous.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so!
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By-BMA Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Cупер! Чудесно!!
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IBOTD3 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful! Stunning piece of art!
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Astrolix Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Amazing Work!!!
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rgalexandervision Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love how subdued the plantlike aspects of her are.
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
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Mlpowaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
LOVE IT !!!
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roguephoenix311 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you should be my art sensei!
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Nesahak Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
OMG! I love your pic! It's an amazing piece of art
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marinamaral Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!

I feel inspired by so many artists that I find here in Deviantart. u become definitely one of those.
I am self taught, I am far from being really satisfied with my work, but it really gives me a lot of inspiration.
I'm a self taught, and most of the time I feel like I'm lost. I can't create designs coming out of my own mind. But this kind of art inspires me.

Thanks a LOT for sharing your talent.
xxxx
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment and support. I'm very pleased and flattered to think my art inspires your own. Have patience and keep practicing, you will improve over time. Don't forget to look back and be proud of how far you've come, no matter how small the steps, it's still an improvement. x
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chaseroflight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw your YouTube video and I'm already a fan :) great work :)
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AndornArakh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That lighting is amazing!
The whole scene has a sense of warmth liek the setting sun
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lycan-rising Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the detail and the colour scheme
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Boyki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing addition to your great gallery. Such attention to detail is rarely seen and the sunlight that turns to gold is simply stunning! Keep up the good work, love your myth series.
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Serphire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely STUNNING piece of work! This painting is absolutely phenomenal.
I hope you don't mind, but for my Studio Arts class we need to find two paintings from different time periods to analyse; and I would love to do an analysis of this painting! Don't worry, I won't post this anywhere, just my teacher will. But I thought I'd ask anyway :)

Again, beautiful painting, great job!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's fine. I'm flattered! Have fun with it :)
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Serphire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D I've finished it, here's hoping my teacher likes it :P
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Anatomicalthought Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The texture, the colors, all of it! Stunningly GORGEOUS!
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Mrilm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing & astonishing! Excellently painted. Loved the texture and shadings!
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shiftmaker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i saw this came to life :D
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asemharun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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Altair72 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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ninafoundamuffin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning. You're amazing, honestly couldn't tell if it was a photograph or not for a few seconds. <3
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popipola Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aaah, you're back! :)
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, hello! Hopefully I can post more regularly for a while :)
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popipola Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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MythodeaChristos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Excellent work ! A beautiful piece of art !
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AngeliaStocks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
wonderful!!! I love all the details
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bluedudemarble Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful :) .. havnt seen your new piece in a long time :) ..

Really amazing piece of work .. the colour the contrast and the way it all blends in together is just amazing ...

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mike-nash Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it's been a while! Feels good to find the time to finish off a personal piece. Glad you like it!
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bluedudemarble Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D .. Yeaa it has Been a while :)

Ohhh this is a personal piece ?? Not for a client ??

Its amazing :) .. really .. the way you capture the light in the image :P just wow !!
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Honestly-Not Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, this is so magnificent. She blends and contrasts with the scenery so well, if I may say so. I love the colours, too; usually, I think of green foliage when I hear "dryad," but I'm pleased to see a less-traditional take.

Wonderful!
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Teebird2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Magnificent!!!!!!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :wow:
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Very, very beautiful
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Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Really beautiful, everything about it is stunning.
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Kyeong-Mi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
.......... it is...just...awesome!!! Find no words to describe this... :O
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :love:
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooo! I remember seeing your video on youtube of this painting, brilliant to see it all finished an fleshed out. Love how the dryad blends into her enviroment and the leafy texture on her skin is a nice touch.
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