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In the Green Shadows by puimun In the Green Shadows by puimun
"The Lady drew herself up tall, and the lanterns dimmed by comparison to the unfiltered aura of her being. She was slender, with emerald eyes, and up close, Lily could see the fine veins that traced under her translucent skin like a fan of tattooed lace. Her hair was thick and black, and coiled in a serpentine cascade of braids. Jasmine blossoms were twisted into the strands, like sweetly perfumed stars. She wore a green silken shift with a subtle pattern woven into the threads, and belted at the waist with a tangle of jasmine vines. The patterns in the silk of her gown shifted and writhed like living runes, and her stark face was both terrifying and beautiful."

Prints $16.95 & $26.50, and original painting available: [link]

Blog post with complete in-progress scans and photos and description of the process: [link]

Size: 25x20 inches
Medium: Mixed
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:icondusk9:
Dusk9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Wonderful job!!!
Your work continues to amaze me.
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:iconpinkiipon:
pinkiipon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
you are so master at watercolour
It's so beautiful
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:iconesalmo:
Esalmo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me encanta!!!
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:iconparhelionsundog:
ParhelionSundog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist
i want to add every single piece of yours to my favorites
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconlubu-art:
lubu-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow amazing stuff !!!
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
XD great job!
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:iconxeikkeiu:
Xeikkeiu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I really like the atmosphere :D truly faerie tale-like
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. so beautiful
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:iconryokogirle:
ryokogirle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly i'm not trying to plug myself or my art here....but i just wanted to say two things:

1. thank you for being such a huge source of inspiration to me! i've been a fan/follower of yours for years, i have all your artbooks and enjoy every new piece you post! i especially love reading the stories and myths that go along with them, my only wish is to become as good as you one day!

2. i would be BEYOND honored if you would take a moment to see how your books and all your advice and tutorials have paid off- here is a link to my most recent work [link]

to know that your eyes have even seen my attempts to follow in your footsteps would mean the world to me.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing that! It looks wonderful, and it's always a great feeling to know my books have helped someone!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconmintybreeze:
mintybreeze Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really beautiful. I loved the description that went with it as well.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:iconmelissa78:
Melissa78 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
stunning I love the contrast of light and soft tones and then BAM dark and spooky very cool as always also the bark on the right tree looks like there is a snail shell hidden. always clever eye treats your art is
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful watercolors!!
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, Stephanie! This is very beautiful! I have a forest themed album called "The Green Shadow". :) I love how the poppies transition into the trees.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfaerie2304:
Faerie2304 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
From wich book does this come? Fantastic painting!
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No book yet!
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:iconjemmy17:
jemmy17 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This is incredible!
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:icontwistedmasterplan:
TwistedMasterplan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!♥
She reminds me of the Farie (Fairy? I forgot. : P) Queen in The Mortal Instruments series. :3
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:iconruru96:
RuRu96 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is ace fantasy art; well done :)
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:iconlizanabee:
LizanaBee Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I really enjoyed your blog with the description of your process, also. It might be silly... but it's sort of nice to know that I'm not the only one who does the composition work via photoshop, lol.

I especially like how you make everything glow amidst the shadows.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
photoshop's great for that :)
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:iconlizanabee:
LizanaBee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Indeed! :D
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:iconbarbareola:
Barbareola Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
As always, the beauty of your art is as inspring as it is humbling. Thanks for sharing.
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:iconsubetaryu:
SubetaRyu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
The amount of detail in this painting could keep me looking for at least an hour.
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:iconmerwolves:
merwolves Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconsycamoresea:
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the way the light fades to gloom around the corners, like this is just one brief glimpse when the shadows lift, and we're lucky enough to be watching in that instant. Because... wow.
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
oh that's a really neat way to describe it!
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:iconkozafire:
kozafire Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconperliquin:
Perliquin Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Where is the quote describing her from?
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A story I've been messing around with....
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:iconmaclordy:
MacLordy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Your art is always so beautifully stunning.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In the depths of the forest.
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:iconizzybr:
izzybr Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
just stunning...absolutley stunning!!
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:iconemisferosinistro:
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! It's accurate and detailed like your older paintings, but it's also dark and mysterious like the newest ones... I really love it!! :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, working to try and combine those aspects!
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:iconemisferosinistro:
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well, you're doing it very well ;)
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope to play around with these techniques some more
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:iconemisferosinistro:
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
I can't wait to see your future works, then ;)
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:iconzaelle:
Zaelle Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Always nicely done !
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:iconartgoldart:
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*_* amazing!
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:icontheevilpeanut:
TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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:iconjedidahjo:
JedidahJo Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Brilliant. The colors are absolutely lovely.
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