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The mists of Avalon 2009 by crayonmaniac The mists of Avalon 2009 by crayonmaniac
Update because after almost 5 years she is still the work you all love the most here! thank you



Dear friends and watchers,

Avalon was the most magical place in the Arthurian legends. You could only get there if you could find the island through the mist. This elf is responsible for creating the mist.

I started to paint one of my moulin rouge girls and in the process I ended up with an elf. As an artist one does not always understand what it is when the painting takes over and gets a life of itself, those who paint will know this and I for one always obey my muse.

I dedicate this elf once again to my friend Ellen :iconvaledhelven: great lover of elves and friend extraordinaire.
Probably she will scold me a bit for dedicating another work to her, but she has sole owners rights to all my elves.
So this point is clear now.
I will not forget my other watchers, much more paintings and dedications will be made in the future, bear with me friends.

For the mists I used a brush from :iconemelody: thanks it is a great one.

So enjoy my second elf and thanks in advance for all the favs and the sweet or constructive comments, all this is welcome.

I used a reference, some girl I googled inspired me, but I have lost the reference sorry.

Avalon still exists, it is situated at the contemporary Glastonburry :thumb172812529:

The new mists : The mists of Avalon 2010 by crayonmaniac
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:iconlandindc:
I think the most impressive part of this picture is the way yo have created the effect of the mist surrounding your subject. It's breathtaking. I love how she see her almost grasping it between her thumb and forefinger.

I also think you did an excellent job with the facial feature, especially the eyes, and the detail on the crown is very impressive as well.

The detail on the hair, also, is quite impressive. I love how you capture the wisps of individual strands on her neck and on the lower mane. The shading on the skin in the neck and arm looks great too.
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shamankingova Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks like Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Really pretty
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
waw thanks for pointing out megan young to me, she sure will inspire me for references, thank you!!!!!
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:iconshamankingova:
shamankingova Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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:icongwenmarch:
Gwenmarch Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I was Aragorn, I would have chosen her to be my queen...
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for loving her face and for seeing the purity i intended for her
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:icongwenmarch:
Gwenmarch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Twice welcome !
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She's ever so gorgeous!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much my friend
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:iconbergkristalle:
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so old but still so loved here on dA, it was my first work that got succesful, thanks hon
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:iconbergkristalle:
Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you`re welcome Christine! :hug:
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Perfect. :winner:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww thanks :glomp:
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
You are most welcome, dear Cray. :D:hug::blowkiss::love::rose:
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:iconlethe--styx:
Lethe--Styx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Quel tableau splendide crayonmaniac :wow:

Certaines oeuvres sont belles...d'autres, comme celle-ci, prennent vie au contact des privilégiés qui les découvrent...

Votre Elfe est magnifique, l'harmonie et la douceur de la femme enfant....la finesse de ses traits, la délicatesse de son regard tout nous amène à imaginer la Féerie de son monde...

Voilà une quête qui mérite d'y passer tout une vie humaine, trouver les brumes d'Avalon, et croiser ne serais-ce qu'un instant les yeux lumières de votre belle parmi les belles...

Félicitation pour cette création crayonmaniac, elle explore les rêves oubliés de nos âmes d'enfant, elle rappelle la noblesse d'un Amour véritable...celui qui nous a été donné à l'aube des temps et que avons trop longtemps oublié...:rose:

Merci infiniment... :heart:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
waw quel commentaire merveilleux, waw, et merci aussi pour le critique!
vous êtes poête quand vous écrivez vos beaux commentaires, merci
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JPNDigitalCreations Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Christine, other than the lovely pictures of you, she is the definition of "beauty" - :love: :heart:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks my friend :hug:
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:iconjpndigitalcreations:
JPNDigitalCreations Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome, dear lady. :heart:  :hug:
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CaeliaIceEyes Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow I still find myself far more drawn to this version than your more updated one. I guess that the colors are more suited to the concept?
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks i have to agree :hug:
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
So beautiful. Well done
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww thanks :glomp:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Excellent my dear! :heart: 
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww thanks paul, it is such an old work but according to my watchers it still retains all its magic, well who am i to complain ;-)
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous hon! :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hon, such an old work
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome hon!  It's just beautiful! :)
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:iconjanedj:
janedj Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww thanks :glomp:
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danyboz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est bizarre mais... je continue de préférer cette ancienne version. :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
elle a quelque chose, je sais
qui suis-je pour me plaindre
mais ça prouve que la technique n'est pas tout dans une peinture, il y l'âme aussi
et l'âme, c'est chose volatile et magique est plus forte que le reste
merci
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:iconzedul:
Zedul Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ever read Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley?  Pretty decent fantasy read. :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I adored that book
that is the reason why i climbed the Tor in 2010, pretty steep and exhausting climb but i had to stand there!
the view is breathtaking and the place is pure magic!
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Zedul Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
That novel was a decent influence on my own series (not as much as say, Jean M. Aul's stuff, or Michael Moorcocks stuff, or say Ursula K. Leguin, but still substantial... after I read it, I wanted to write more female characters.  But I sucked at it, the only woman I remotely understood was my wife and even with her I didn't notice certain things.

Then I became a photographer... shot with so many models over the past decade and a half -- and not just the quantity, but the quality, and the repeat working with certain models.  About 50+ models that I have done 6 or more shoots with -- and when you shoot tons of nudes with the same models it's intimate stuff, hours of talking, (and I am easy to talk to) so I hear deep thoughts, fears, and in some cases -- the deepest of deep things that the woman has never voiced before, that no ear has ever heard, and those I hold in a special place and would never speak with anyone about, and through that I started to understand my wife much better as well.

From those experiences and influences,  I built characters, and now I write women far more easily than I write men.  My three main characters just fly off the page, I know how they will react to whatever situation.  It's effortless writing.  Now to find publication!  Ah the struggle to get epic fantasy published is zero fun.
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can imagine, waw
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:iconzedul:
Zedul Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
That was actually supposed to be a private message... I got confused in our various conversations... you know, late night, no sleep. :/
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i shall hide it?
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:iconzedul:
Zedul Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Please!  Thank you, ha ha.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
as I said in 2009        This is so incredibly good!!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks sorry for the rehash lol
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never a problem!!
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, portrait! :heart:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:love: awwwww
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That pose and those eyes! :heart: This could make a really nice mermaid picture. :D
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, sorry for the late reply but life was not quite easy for me, i was not on da
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CassieCat7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much
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fangorna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boom that is awesome. So elegant, so innocent
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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