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A portrait of Shelny with her fairy friends ^_^
Shelny is a sweet and kind dryad who offers shelter and safe passage to all sort of creatures including wary travelers. Nearby fairies are less obliging but they love Shelny and they respect her will of helping smaller races :3

I wanted to go for something a bit like watercolor for this one :)

Shelny and Enita belongs to FrenchSnack

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What a wonderful piece of art! The subject is clearly thought out, the line work is superb, the coloring is outstanding! It is obvious that patience and care went into the production of this piece of art.

If I HAD to choose something that I would change the only thing I could think to address would be to maybe put a little more detail into the eyes. Perhaps a brighter highlight or some detail in the irises. Give them a little more depth to show the character's soul.

Does this really need to be done? NO. The image really does stand well on its own with no changes at all!!!

Again, what a wonderful piece of art!
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PutridAngel666 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
wow, thats... incredible
ANGEETCOEUR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I would like the same drawing with me...
Le-Pierart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely adorable, awesome job!!!!!!!!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Kodimarto Featured By Owner Edited May 19, 2015   Filmographer
She's a VERY beautiful lady!!! :) Great job on her!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
This ones sweet. Love it. BTW, can you draw monsters?
curtsibling Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So cute! Great work!
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
What a nice picture. Everything's so green...
CandiTheWildPig Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! 
It kind of has a pagan feeling to it. :meow:
MeAmArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
that water color thing looks really good.
Pendragon9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
That is so odd. I didn't think the two races were friend-compatible, especially since one likes to eat people (the fairies), and the other.... also likes to eat people (dryads) but not in this case. Either way, I learn something new every day.
PrinnyDood-Abides Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Shelny is such a sweetheart! :love:

I really like how you've depicted her here: she has the same ageless beauty exemplified by Felarya's lovely giant ladies, but something about the composition of her lower tree-half, and the vile-like qualities of her voluminous hair seem to somehow subtly imply just how ancient she really is.  This finished piece is really quite lovely. :D
TarriPup Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fairies make this piece auto-awesome. :meow:

The colouring looks great, the green brings out the forest feel of the environment. :D
SirNov Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
She's so pretty! *squee*
Corpseling Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
How pretty!
brazance Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student
nice work :)
b13visuals Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! She reminds me of someone I know!
jackson22222 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Quite a nice piece. 
If it weren't so dangerous, and was possible, I would make the trip to say hi. She looks like she would hold a pleasant conversation.

I notice the eyes are a bit dull, but that may simply be part of her design, so if it is, I can't really see anything to nitpick here. All the anatomy is in order on her, and the fairires have a nice amount of detail given their size. Koodos man.
xXAmaroqXx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I really like this one, the colouring is really impactful and "realistically done" in the way you wanted it to look like a traditional water colouring. Both with the shading and the added "paper" texture you applied to the whole thing. Especcially the stomach section and the roots are well done. The shading on the right arm looks a little too poor on contrast, especcially compared to the left arm. The shading lines underneath her chin could be a little bit more supported by 1 or 2 more lines as it looks weird with just one strong shading line (the black ones). That's about all I can say about this picture, its definately one of your better ones in the past, at least in my eyes. Very well done, I wanna see more of these! :3
Dark-Raven42 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just love it so cute.
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
she seems nice :D
remuko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Lo76BLC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Wonderful work one of the best, you have done it again, great picture
WhiskeyFox Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
To be honest-I have never worked out how Dryads manage to catch enough prey when they hardly move.  I'm sure the answer is in the wikki though.

However-very nice artwork as usual.
fuzzylittlebastard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student
Great to see some art that includes boobs...
That isn't sexual!
Love it!
JohnboyX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
This is the kind of picture that immediately cheers you up on a bad day once you look at it Aww Floating. The calm colors help a lot too (really like that glowing green, yellowish mix especially on Shelny and the fairies Nod ) . A really gorgeous piece of art :blowkiss: .
Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
califonia007 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Artist
I love this alot
Stringsartz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
loving the style here :D a great mix of your painterly and lined flat color work, reminds me alot of one of my old favorites of yours….

i really like the variations in green among the trees, even the fact that you painted alot of the bark green. that not only gives us the feel that leaves are filtering the daylight into an ambient green, but the fact that you decided to make shelny's trunk more of the brownish color helps separate her from the rest.

oh yes and the darkness within the forest trees is really great, really enforces just how deep and thick the plantlife is here.

another nice detail is the little texture marks on shelny's skin, it really gives me the impression that her skin is made of a fine barklike material.

also the highlights on her torso are also are really just too perfect and youve managed to blend them in without too much of a soft brush, but by using those transparent watercolory layers. 

its really cool to see an illustration of her finally and one that sums up how well her kind character attracts friends of other races :D. great picture!
Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thank you :D
I had a lot of fun with this one ^_^
noobskillet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
So how many humans/elfs/ and cat girls did it take to make this picture?
mpz28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
very nice :D (Big Grin) Love Clap
Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
mpz28 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
np :D
Malifikyse Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice )
Himeko-Houkou Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
She's so lovely <3~ very intreresting choice of colors as well...and it looks like it's been done on canvas! owo!
AndurilWielder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist
That's kind of how I imagine my Dryad, Seevlyne, to look. :P
Asuroth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Shelny is just impossibly adorable to see here with her fairies!  It's just so sweet seeing her just enjoying their company and of course she looks as gentle and kind as ever too- really just have to love her so much :).  I thought something felt different about the coloring at first before- but now that it's mentioned, it does have a bit of that watercolor feel to it looking at the, uh, texture I want to say of the image in general.  Not sure of the word exactly XD.  Really though, it's just great to see more of her :).
Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well I changed a bit the technique here, it's a less precise coloring than what I do usually but that give off a more natural feel I think :)
fivelmousekewitz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Love the anime style, cute little sprite
Liren Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So very cute and beautiful! Love it!
ericlong174 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Wow! Lovely drawing. That's a beautiful dryad and you've integrated her into the forest so well.  Thanks for sharing...  :)
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she's really cute :)
rjw14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Dude, those are some gigantic flowers she's wearing XD

Also her hair is a lot longer (and at least thicker) than I imagined in the past o:
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome work! :)
badrang22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
the time you put into details and shading etc must be a LOT...holy shiet man
asari13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pennina Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
I thougt that only jade was a kind giant XD
FrenchSnack Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Avec les couleurs, c'est encore plus féérique. Il y a une vraie joie simple et chaleureuse qui se dégage de cette image ; c'est tout à fait la relation de Shelny avec ses amies fées adorées. 

Très belle scène ; très belle image. Merci ! :)
Karbo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
content que tu aimes, c'était un plaisir à faire ;)
Krauser3000 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Great work as always. You put this in your "Voreness" folder, which I think was a mistake :)
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