Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo



Details

Submitted on
February 23, 2009
Image Size
2.8 MB
Resolution
5000×5000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
224,474 (36 today)
Favourites
16,654 (who?)
Comments
757
×
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.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-05-14
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 )
:icontsuyameki:
tsuyameki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Woah dude, put that tablet down before you make the universe explode with your awesomness!
Reply
:iconsiegeofthesiren:
SiegeOfTheSiren Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I love all the textures you used in this beauty! Very realistic! :)
Reply
:iconhelcarver:
Helcarver Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Utterly seductive.
Reply
:iconluchoborello:
LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Second this sentence.
Reply
:icondetectiveworkstudios:
Amazing art!

Actually, other way around. Nymphs were freshwater, naiads were the daughters of Amphithrite and Poseidon.
Reply
:iconclintcearley:
ClintCearley Featured By Owner 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.
Reply
:icondornith:
Dornith Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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?
Reply
:iconclintcearley:
ClintCearley Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
If it is a non-commercial/casual game then sure.
Reply
:iconalicerose:
AliceRose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
irresistible!
Reply
:iconmimikascraftroom:
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Wonderful work, congrats for your well deserved DD!!
Reply
Add a Comment: