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Dryad by aditya777 Dryad by aditya777
Random sketch.. playing with texture.. photoshop cs2


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Okay, here goes. My first review.

I really love this piece, because it takes all the really nice bits of nature and mixes them together seamlessly. This isn't just a random sketch! This is really good in my opinion.

First off, I've always thought of dryads as souls of trees, but this could very well be a representation of the very soul of nature; a benign avatar of Mother Nature.

I love how you've blended the grass, ferns, moss and other bits. I can very easily imagine her taking a stroll through the forest, making sure that it's healthy and well.

Boy, I do need to learn how to write a critique. Anyways, keep up the good work!
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My first critique, sorry for the mistakes ;w;

So.. let's get started:
* As for Vision: Classical dryad feel, almost exactly as one would visualize when they hear the word. Nature, green, grass and leaves. But there is something about her...
* Originality: I really like how 'abstract' the face is, it gives her great character and it is almost like a 'mask', so she still stays mysterious. Great addition.
* Technique: The workflow and the use of textures are really good, brush strokes and blending is professional. The only thing i would suggest though is a little bit more depth to the texture-blending. At some parts it remained really flat, like in the shoulder area and the figure falls apart a bit.
This type of painting is really interesting though and gives the opportunity to add more details and variations to the overall feel.
Colours work very well, i can't really add more to this section..
* impact: I really love the character; she has a classical feel, yet she has something very unique aura. I can imagine her in a forest, hiding - and watching someone passing by - almost completely blending into the backgound. This picture got me thinking; imagining more of her story.

So, overall i'm going to give high scores on Impact and Vision.
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Matthew4981 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Wow amazing :)
Treehamallama Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
wow, i feel, i want this
tenlegdragon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
too cool. perfect nymphy  grass person thing
micahschlamp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Amazing! ^_^
lsxilo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
CallaBe Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
very nice :)
Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
It's wonderful!
lukemicallef Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You say Dryad, I think Gaia, teehee [link]
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

AMAZING - love the colors and the texture - the pose is great
Siwass Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I have no words... It's... it's... it's amazing! I really love it.
MikeyDearest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
truly amazing
Princess-Liadan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student
<3 it!!
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September 25, 2012
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