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'The Nymphs'



As an exercise in using different mediums to recreate a 'masterpiece of the fantasy genre' I created this work as an ode to JW Waterhouse's 'Hylas & the Nymphs' painting. I used a mixture of photographs and digital painting techniques. You can see his original, amazing painting: [link] & bio: [link]

You'll notice that there are subtle differences in the posture and facial expressions of the nymphs from the 1896 original, I did this on purpose ;P

Almost all the photographs used in this piece were taken by me specifically for this project. The female models are in fact all the same person with alot of painting over the top :)

Some stock is available at *Goblin-stock
Other resources used include a few lillypads from =steppelandstock and a texture from ~scott-451 [link]

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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Very talented work !
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:iconkangtengri:
KangTengri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Photographer
marvelous mythological scene
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:iconzavgo-spb:
Zavgo-Spb Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifully
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMFG :faint: gorgeous
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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:icontoppa23:
toppa23 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
very armonic image...........congratulatoins
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :heart:
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:iconjradart:
jradart Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow great job I love this!!!!!! so pretty :)
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much! :tighthug:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
It is my pleasure to feature this amazing artwork in my journal 'New Features for September 2011' [link] If you wish it to be removed, please note me and I shall do so.:heart:
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou so much! :tighthug:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Definitely my pleasure :)
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:iconrobertgusa:
RobertGusa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Writer
What an enchanting scene you've painted! The innocence of the scene is wonderfully endearing. And I must say, the girl who stares at the girl Hylas is touching, is my absolute favorite! The expression on her face as she lifts her hair has made me laugh out loud in delight each time I've seen her - I don't know why, specifically, but she's so very adorable! Thank you for producing such beauty.
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou so much Robert :heart:
(sorry for being so slow to reply! :blush: )
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:iconthelastelanor:
thelastelanor Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love orginal picture but i think it is great.i love it :heart:
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :heart:
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:iconkanchancollage:
KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Waterhouse is surely one of the most fabulous painters of all time, in my humble opinion. But you depiction goes further than his. In the original all the nymphs look like the same person (his lovely all time favorite model of course). You have revitalized this image by painting the nymphs each with her own features and the result is stunning!
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so thrilled to read your comments, thank you very much!
:blowkiss:
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hecho perfecto. Mucho bonita.
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias =D
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Bienvenido. :huggle::rose:
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:iconxxxx-phoenix-xxxx:
xXxX-Phoenix-XxXx Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely lovely and a wonderful tribute. :3
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou very much =D :hug:
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:iconnightphoenixfire:
NightPhoenixFire Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Artist
Oh my word! This is from one of my FAVOURITE Waterhouse paintings! I am struck by just what a fantastic and authentic job you have done. At a quick glance one could feel it was the paiting itself its only upon closer inspection that we discover it is not. What an incredibly job you have done, such skill in this peice.
As a model I have longed to created a photo version of Waterhouses original but looking at yours now i realise I could never have achieved anything of this high quality.
I long to recreate his lady of Shallot as well.
I am very, very, very impressed!
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou very much!
It is from studying these masters paintings that I've learned a great deal about how to paint. I adore the work of Waterhouse and will definitely have to do some similar 're-create' pieces in the future. Its alot of fun =D
Oh, I'd love to see your version of The Lady of Shallot. You have the most beautiful hair and looking at your gallery I think you would definitely suit the role
I'll have to keep a look out for new work in your gallery... :+devwatch:
xxx
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:iconnightphoenixfire:
NightPhoenixFire Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Artist
If only you were nearer I am sure we could have created wonderful works together, alas there are few photographers in my area and many are not up for such ideas....I even have a canoe I could use for the shoot and the tapestried gown and the location just not the photographer!
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
STUNNING WORK
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou very much! :hug:
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:iconselenada:
Selenada Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow :wow: that is really gorgeous work!
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: thanks!
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:iconalicebaby04:
alicebaby04 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:winner:
you are so so so so so talented one of the best i have seen yet i really am inspired by your work and would love you to check out my stuff :)
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: thankyou very much
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:iconalicebaby04:
alicebaby04 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlovehug:
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:iconrwspangler:
rwspangler Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
I love this one! very lovely work....
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Roger =D
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:iconkongvmax:
kongvmax Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
just exactly where is this pond..lol..amazing work, love all the expressions of not caring nonschalantness :D
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thanks =D
the 'pond' is part of the Orara river, NSW Australia.... very close to where i live :love:
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:iconkongvmax:
kongvmax Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
looks beautiful :D
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:iconkitiekat4u:
kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful. i love that the model is the same and that you painted each pose. :heart:
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss: Thankyou! =D
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:iconkitiekat4u:
kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome :heart:
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:iconbagofmoos:
bagofmoos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Very beautiful.
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou so much! =D
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:iconbagofmoos:
bagofmoos Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Your very welcome.
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:iconandreeline:
AndreeLine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow! very realist! I like it!!
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou very much :tighthug: :heart:
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow this is the best version of this painting that I have seen, such beautiful faces.
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:icongingerkellystudio:
GingerKellyStudio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou so much :tighthug: :heart:
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:iconfiliannaki:
filiannaki Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful to look at! I am amazed! You have done a wonderful work! I am very jealous of your technique! Keep up with the good work :)
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