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Green Woman 2008 by elvenelysium Green Woman 2008 by elvenelysium
My annual Green Woman for 2008. This was a piece I almost threw out at several points in her creation. She was created during the Arts Walk in Bethlehem, I was one of the artists creating on the sidewalk while folks watched. She was a willful thing, I had envisioned her playing the fiddle on a rather cranky mushroom. She told me to bug off. SHe got very filthy on the street and it took so much work to scrape the dirt out of the clay, so she sat half finished for 6 weeks while I did nothing artistic (burned out). When I picked her up again in early August, I was just going to quickly complete her and throw on some silk gauze, just make a boring uninspired fairy to not waste the clay. that wasn't working very well so I was going to just chuck her in the rubbish bin. Then one morning the idea of making this my green woman and sculpting the leaves right onto her was in my head as I woke up. It went smoothly from there. Clearly she wanted to be something other than my plans! I actually sort of like her now and have no desire to chuck her in the bin.
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Given 2008-11-29
Green Woman 2008 by ~elvenelysium is wonderfully executed and positioned, the subtle application of both green hues and a variety of different textures that blend into the skin create an otherwordly feel to the piece. The blue eyes help create a wonderful contrast to the greens, drawing the eye to the pieces almost hypnotic gaze. ( Suggested by Nirelleth and Featured by Thebuild )
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ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing D:
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NoxNoctisEstNostri Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thats really cool. It makes me want to redecorate my room or something.
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choose2bgr8 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Featured [link]
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece here: [link]

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elvenelysium Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, so springy! Thanks for the feature!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
sure thing :handshake:
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello :wave:
I have featured this beautiful sculpture here http://mooresart.deviantart.com/journal/23520961/ Please let me know, if that is not okay, and I will take it down.
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elvenelysium Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh it's OK, thanks so much for the feature :)
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :hug:
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delarmedia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so gorgeous....so truly gorgeous...glad she told you to keep her! =0)
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Kesheo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
that is so beautiful! I love it! The mask is so unique as well!
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist
It's like a cross between Tinkerbell and Poison Ivy.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you mean, sometimes the artwork seems to create itself, like it's inside of you or inside of the medium you're working with, and bursting to get out.
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wiccanbabe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Beautiful! What kind of clay do you use??
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sinendrA Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
trinquer :blackrose: ~heure verte
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BethMcBeth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love the wings!

-Beth
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MJToews Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
glad you didn't!
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WinkGuy1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Filmographer
Nice one ;)
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DrMadison Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome story... and Awesome Job.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
She's fabulous :) Well worthy of the feature :D
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VampireButterflyMel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely stunning :)
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Comtessa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stubborn fairy! Well done on getting her finished. She is beautiful.
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SpookBat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Very beautiful
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HotCandyDeath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really amazing. :O
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HotCandyDeath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really amazing. :O
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alchykiller Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
whoah thats awesome! great story too lol
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Raybabe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
She's so beautiful and enchanting!
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A-Moment-Suspended Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Photographer
Cool...
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Quaisor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
what magnificent detail!
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MsLeace Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
cool *.*
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DarkPianiste Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Doll-POP Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
MY ROOM IS DROWNING IN FAERIE KNICKKNACKS. WOULD TOTALLY STEAL THAT. xP
I really love her, especially that beautiful mask. I also love her long fingers--they make her more elegant, like a faerie that doesn't have to work.
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LittleMarin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
She's absolutly wonderful!
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Chenria Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a stunning piece of art!! Great job :heart:
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Delfiea Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
shes beautiful! If u dont want it can I have! XD
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travis-123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student
throw her out? whaaaaaattt don't you dare it's amazing!!!
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Emmoyenne Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
DD description really should mention that this is a sculpture. Just from the thumbnail it looks like a kind of boring drawing. But upon full-view, wow! :wow:
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Kazekoh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Haha a XDD I have had that happen before. "NU I'm not doing what YOU want!! tdyytjc D<" any ways~ x33 this is really wonderful~ I Loveeee the details!! congrats on the DD
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Dreamhead2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
the facial details are incredible! She's got quite long fingers, though.
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crocuta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Fantastic work! I love the cicada wings!
I am glad you finished her!
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vhartley Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful doll. I absolutely love the textures on her skin. Congratulations on the DD. :)
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Gorgeous work! I don't think I've ever seen anyone utilize these different kinds of media in the way you have!
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Raemo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
your green woman has quite a story! i'm glad you finally figured out what she wanted to be. she's stunning, mystical. so beautiful.
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darastriktsuki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
That is amazing! How big is she?
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elvenelysium Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry I forgot to put that in, she would be 6 inches tall if she stood up.
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darastriktsuki Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Thanks for the info, she's really cool!
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
She has such a beautiful design. I love the serene expression on her face. The leaves are a wonderful touch, very natural.
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
she is beautiful and a great example of my phrase :"Sometimes the drawings draw themselves." !
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DabombXide Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
she is inspiring and beautiful the wings look so real. and shes just amazing.
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animegirlfroggy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't it funny how your creations don't cooperate unless you do what they want?
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