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The Naiads by ClintCearley The Naiads by ClintCearley
The characters are naiads, the fresh water sisters to nymphs. I wanted them young and beautiful but also give a subtle dark undertone. Unlike nymphs who were by and large altruistic creatures, naiads were just as likely to drown you as help you.

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS4

UPDATE:
The piece was included in Spectrum 17: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.
WordsofWinter wrote a wonderful poem inspired by the piece which can be read here.
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Yes it's already a popular submission, but there's no way I can pass up featuring this awe-inspiring painting. The Naiads by *Damascus5 ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by Narfmaster )
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Helcarver Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Utterly seductive.
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:icondetectiveworkstudios:
Amazing art!

Actually, other way around. Nymphs were freshwater, naiads were the daughters of Amphithrite and Poseidon.
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ClintCearley Mar 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You must have read different material on Naiads and Nymphs than I did, they do differ when it comes to mythology.
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:icondornith:
Hello.  If you don't mind, I would like to use this some day in a D&D campaign.  Would that be okay with you?
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ClintCearley Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
If it is a non-commercial/casual game then sure.
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AliceRose Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
irresistible!
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mimikascraftroom Oct 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Wonderful work, congrats for your well deserved DD!!
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:iconladrine:
first thought it's like a "no-no-no, girls, i'll never come closer to you"
but then you starting watch closer, longer and longer and you already cannot go away
and then "hmm, i know that it looks dangerous but i feel need to join you there in water .. and that snake, i want to feel it.. oh, yes and other girls, you look so nice and water looks so warm, i'm pretty sure that if i will dive there there will nothing happen...." 
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ClintCearley Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
The water feels great, come on in...
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:iconcrazybaldguy:
This is amazing! So many little details... I notice something new every time I look at it.
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