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Brides in the lifeless forest by zano Brides in the lifeless forest by zano
Been a while deviantart. doesnt mean i have not been active.

There where sisters that loved to play in the woods. Hide and seek in hollow tree trunks, running, chanting and dancing all thru the evening. One day they ceased to return home, after their playful sessions. They knew the woods like the palm of their hand but a fog so terrible clouded the way. For the first time they where lost.
During the night, they heard a deep voice coming form one of the tree trunks in wich they played. The voice said:

We cant let you go.

The forest spirit fell in love with the chanting and signing of the sisters and tried to claim them as his own.

They could never leave the woods, instead their spirits kept playing inside forever. Trapping and killing passerbys is just a game for them. Born again as the brides of the lifless forest.

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Second entry for Cghub's "Natives of the lifeless forest challenge"
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Given 2009-06-28
Chilling atmosphere and striking contrast, Brides in the lifeless forest by ~zano is one of the most breathtaking I have come across. True mastery of digital painting at its best here! ( Suggested by OneFreeInternet and Featured by archanN )
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Whoa... both amazing, and terrifying as well ^^;
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic monster design and composition ... might add that they would make for a really good boss battle in the Dark Souls games XD
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deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014

Amazing work! :)

 

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ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love it.
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FierceFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Love the story line definitely gives this picture more life then it already has. And the colors r great.
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craigsbro22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have this one. i love the alt art.
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Para-Pa-Pa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Your work is incredible!
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the snake-like designs...even though I hate snakes.
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Animist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
very interesting story and love the lady's design
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gabos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
que excelente ilustracion, muy chingona
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V-ChristsW3apon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student
Looks like the cover of a good book ^.^ Me likey lovey wuvey!!
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JaelAella Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
woooow
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3ug3n3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg id hate to be him XDD
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neekeeta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
This is an amazing picture!
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Kough-Drop-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
that is just too awesome!
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insertdecentnamehere Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
amazing
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Sa-Chan95 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow, this looks sooo awesome!! :wow:
everything's perfect...the coloring, the proportions...just amazing! :love:
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KingOfMe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
very very very very very COOL!!!!!!
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gluesniff3r Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Amazing

+fav
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SalvoT Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!!! : D
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
They almost look like jellyfish. Very neat.
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there is a lot of really beautiful "subtle contrast" and movement to this...you can really feel his fear
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Now that is fantastic!
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thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! Your work is incredible!
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EMC86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
tenes un estilo genial uno de tus trabajos es mi favorito, tus piezas me recuerdan a "magic the gatering"
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mcphreez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great concept, very creative. Fave+
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dersack Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
That's awesome. I especially like the light reflecting off the stump and ground.
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SS2-UM-Gohan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Absolutely stunningly amazing~! :love::love::love::love: Every single detail makes me love this wonderful work of art more and more!! Excellent work by a great artist! :thumb105970973:
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jorgecarrero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my God!
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yellowbouncyball Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
This is awesome- totally reminds me of LOTR when the death-knights are looking for Frodo and Sam- awesome illustration. Soooo talented!
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rammsteinchen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your style is amazing!
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Vaine87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
This is one of the coolest fantasy pieces I've ever seen. Utterly awesome.
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Neoneelart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
...a jellyfish? -_-
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zano Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
exactly =)
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DBRv6 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Wow stunningly well done. Great use of shape and suggestion and color.
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Drecun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
Intresting...make another one,looks great!
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kujayouko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...wow ♥... I'm in Love with that White Woman ♥...
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lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oooooh interesting. Very very well done. Love the colors you used.
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LamLArts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
First, it was just a beautiful drawing, but after reading your story, it became a beautiful deep drawing! Really sweat and your not just great at drawing, but your great at writing too!
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great story.
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HauntedBetsy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
First picture I've ever commented on. I couldn't resist. The sheer creativity behind the picture was too impressive.
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zano Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you decided to put your thoughts out there. thnx a lot.
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xtemptatonx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student Photographer
this picture is literally breath taking!
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Your fantastic work has been featured here: [link] :love:
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Rodstar83 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
ah super bueno :O
da harto meyo!!! jajaja :D
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HRFleur Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea! The thing on the left atracted more of my attention :worship:
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30k568 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Love the game of warm and cool colours. Beautiful!
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Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Had to go all out, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?!

Amazing work.
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zano Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
when no one hears you, you need to scream. Someone will hear, someday. thnx a lot.
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DaniGunz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Woow wow increible me encanto, esas novias son la superneta directo a favoritos, te la superrifas, felicidades.
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