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A rare beauty by Nashya A rare beauty by Nashya
YAY! Here's the last pic in the Dahlz series (at least for now). I wanted this one to be the ULTIMATE. A culmination of each of the other pieces and more. I think I pulled that off fairly well. XD Again, I really enjoyed working on this piece and playing around with the flower designs and colors. I think this one was my most creative. Kind of looks like a hat, then spirals down into her hair. I wanted a rose, I knew that for sure, but I couldnt' decide what color rose to make. So I picked both red and blue! I know blue roses exist, they're just like... extremely rare and hard to grow or something. Well, anyway, she's Salsa-ing through the Forest, looking for her prey.

It's safe to say, this particular Dahl design will NOT be in the book. Took me hella long time to do that petal designs. This is probably the most detailed BG I've ever done. It's big too. I gave you guys a super large close up this time so you can see EVERYTHING.

OH and here's something really freaky too! All of the backgrounds MATCH up! I was like @_@ how'd that happen? It just... seriously it just happened. Put the pics in the order I uploaded them and you'll see what I mean. LOL! I thought that was kinda cool. Anyway, this is the first series I've actually finished, ever, and I have plans for more Dahl designs in the future. This was a nice break from all of the other stuff I have to do that's art related. WELL back to FG pages, commissions, and homework.
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:iconduskvsdawn:
DUSKvsDAWN Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After 5 years I still find this an amazing piece. Fungus Grotto will always be my favorite.
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ReikoAi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
i really like the colors fan & i luv how the flower on the top of her head looks!!!
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:iconladyjewell:
ladyjewell Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love, love, LOVE the headpiece.
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:iconneonnerd08:
NeoNNerd08 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
How beautiful, I love the concept and you did an amazing job over all. Especially on the rose! :clap:
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:icona-moonlit-melody:
A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, her petals are beautiful
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
This is very lovely. :)
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:iconbotchiball:
botchiball Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
amazing. definately my favorite of the series. i love the extra details in the veins and her petals, as well as the dew droplets dripping from above and down her. excellent colors and pose as well : ).
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:iconnachosncheese:
NachosNcheese Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love the intricate poses, and those coloring skills are to die for. Oh-em-geeee. :wow:
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:iconhettar7:
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
really gorgeous. I love the color combination of the blue and purple flower. The slightly darker to the background gives a moody feel to the image. Like you know there's dancing and light somewhere out there, but where she is it's dark and dangerous. I love all the tiny water droplets. they're so pretty and well done. that one rolling down her hip gives this great sensual movement to the image. The glass blades are well shaped. Good anatomy for her body, and those nails make her look deadly.
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:iconczathero:
Czathero Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist
So unique! I never saw a rose like that! Well...I've only see a pink rose in my whole lifetime, but if I wasn't trapped in my house I would probably see more. That kind, I don't think people have seen ever! Even in the wild. ^^
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:iconabsinthe-vampirate:
absinthe-vampirate Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Wow, what a cool concept!
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:iconxnovember:
XNovember Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Wow! I love it! You have such beautiful art, quite alot 'earthly' ladies here :P
I love your art :)

Really wounderful shape and colours of this one! :heart: Another fav. :P
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:iconarina-kaji-gof:
arina-kaji-GOF Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
your art is so amazing i just aan;t stop looking at it^^:heart:
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:iconillusionsofdreams:
IllusionsofDreams Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
a very deep beauty
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:iconrenkram013:
RenKram013 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
amazing details!!!
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:iconsdrawkcabsi:
sdrawkcaBsi Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
And after creeping me out with three incredible creations you've gone and spoiled dewy mornings. Cause now they're going to remind me of these things prowling round the undergrowth.

Still, that doesn't mean this doesn't deserve a fave. Cause it definitely does, doesn't it! (If I'm using 'does' too often just hit me. That's what my friend does.)
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:iconithyphallophobia:
Ithyphallophobia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
Holy crap
IT'S BEAUTIFUL
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:iconmistressofnightmares:
I love her pose and design. It makes for a fantastic expression. You chose the colors well.
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:iconindifferentbliss:
IndifferentBliss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
This is absolutly amazing...I'm at a loss for words. This is definatly going into my favs.
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:iconkaleadora:
kaleadora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastically gorgeous. I can't get enough of this series...I wish you'd do more! The coloring blows my mind. The little highlights on the veins, the drops of water, the detail on the petals - it's all incredible. Beautiful work!
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:iconeliyera:
eliyera Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
the flower is amazing *applause*, absolutely great!!!
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:iconlayla-the-fickle:
Layla-the-Fickle Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
Absolutely stunning. Nothing more to say. ^_^
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:iconrengintumer:
RenginTumer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
um... wait... close up? where's the close-up? it's beautiful, though I've seen it before^^ I'm just browsing through your gallery again ;)
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Pescaru Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Wow ... this is what I mean ... YEAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Nice background and nice composition.I like the stance and most the floral details on her front.I thnk they were a real pain 2 color.
Great work
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Ealury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006   Writer
At first glance, I didn't really like this. Too dark, weird bright colors in weird designs.

Then I stared at it for a while.

Now I love it. XD
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cmmcduff Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005
I absolutely love the way you do the nymph hair (how it's like petals!) I love it! Great Job!
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YukiDemon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
!!! i love this one's colors! its beautiful!!! :heart:
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:iconkewpuss:
kewpuss Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
It's so cute how she's salsa-ing! And the colour of the rose(hair?) is amazing..
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:iconeternallegend:
EternalLegend Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Fantastic and original work. Breathtaking.
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:iconmayaelyn:
mayaelyn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
It's so cute!! The coloring is well done, I like her pose and the tatoos on her body... good idea :D
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:iconghostof-knightmare:
GhostOf-KNIGHTMARE Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I think that beauty is the best word for describing this picture!
:D
:+fav:
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:iconcherrifae:
cherrifae Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
a rare beauty indeed! this is AMAZING! saw it on *loish's page and decided to come look. *runs off to go look at more of your stuff*


:fave:
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:iconzippykid9:
zippykid9 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
I really like that purple thing on her head. It's like one of those crazy hats from the 19th century, except its alive! :P
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:iconplumpener:
plumpener Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005   Photographer
Rare indeed! Love the figure, pose and stance!
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:icondadam:
dadam Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
i've fallen in love in it's colors... i'm fallen artist now (crap) ;P
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:iconlast-hope7:
Last-Hope7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
I love the rose.:heart:

She's my favorite.
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Steelhart Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
Ooh wow, I shouldve discovered this sooner :D its amazing ^_^

btw, if anyone didnt already tell you, blue roses do exist, but they are actually man-made... they are white roses dyed blue, that's what I learned working at the flower shop... you can notice by looking at the leaves, they are dyed too (looks like they're dirty)
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:icondeserella:
Deserella Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
love the pose :clap:
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:iconspyg:
SpyG Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: Woa~~~~~~ Sooo beautiful..... O_O
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:iconkisekiko:
kisekiko Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, I leave for a month adn you've done so much! This is amazing!! The ha/hair is lovele, and the pose is perfect.
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:iconloa4ever:
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Beautifull:).
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:iconlacewing:
lacewing Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
why'dja reload them without the cool side close up thing?
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:iconmaligo-are:
maligo-are Featured By Owner May 1, 2005   Photographer
nice
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:iconf-2-8:
F-2-8 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
freakishly awesome.
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:iconrafsan:
rafsan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I was an insect,I could crawl all over her...:)
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:iconshai-tainthekitty:
shai-tainthekitty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
doesnt get much more gorgeous than this :heart:
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:iconises:
ises Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005
An awesome ending to a beautiful series. The hair is my favorite part of the piece. You pulled off the flower affect very well. ^^ The droplets add a nice touch, as well. I must +fav this. :heart: !
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:iconevilgod84:
evilgod84 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Gorgeous! ^_^
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:iconcitycatz:
CityCatz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
she's so sexy...!!!
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:iconmadness-thrives:
MADNESS-THRIVES Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
This is beautiful. It's really amazing.
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