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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 )
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Whoa... both amazing, and terrifying as well ^^;
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
deviantwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014

Amazing work! :)


ScareLight-Story Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love it.
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.
craigsbro22 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have this one. i love the alt art.
Para-Pa-Pa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Your work is incredible!
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the snake-like designs...even though I hate snakes.
Animist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
very interesting story and love the lady's design
gabos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
que excelente ilustracion, muy chingona
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