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The Eternal Forest by depingo The Eternal Forest by depingo
Always green and lush, the Eternal Forest had been a haven for magical creatures ever since anyone could remember.
The Guardians had encountered no problems ensuring this sanctuary's safety for centuries, until they made a perplexing discovery one day. What was happening to the Eternal Forest?




Hope you like it!
Close-ups here: [link]

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Photoshop CS4
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:iconvesaiasthevaliant:
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Hmmm, an interesting prologue of a tale, it truly fits for the deviation. Nod 
I really like the lady elf's expression on the dry leaf, she is startled, yet she remains calm. :) (Smile) 
I hope the story of the Eternal Forest has a happy ending. ;) (Wink) 
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Kasuko001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmidhunraj:
midhunraj Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
all of your works are truly amazing :)
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconmidhunraj:
midhunraj Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you are welcome <3
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:iconcobalt-crow:
Cobalt-Crow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Do you paint in black and white first or straight to color? Your tones are lovely! ;)
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I paint in color, but pay close attention to the values/tones at all times :)
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:icon13en-works:
13en-works Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I really wish this girl was real, she is beautiful
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:iconlykanthropus:
lykanthropus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the woman elf <3 
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:icontelvas:
telvas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I love the forest here :)
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:icondanielleivanova:
DanielleIvanova Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a great composition and lighting come together with gorgeous detail and textures. Only thing that can be improved is her skin tone - it could use a little blush here and there - her knees, hands, elbow and cheeks. 
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:iconlady-weavile-461:
Lady-Weavile-461 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her expression is accurate, and very shocked, almost without expression because she (the character) has never experienced it if that makes sense...
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's exactly what I was going for! Nice to hear that it looks that way to you :)
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:iconsakraida82:
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Very lovely, was it intentional that you can see the light through her ears? It seems very natural.
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:iconpatrykwojciechowicz:
PatrykWojciechowicz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha :D. For now I'm working on a similar project :).
Good job.
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:iconvalcyr:
Valcyr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This character is lovely...are we going to get to see more of her?
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and sorry for the late reply! I don't really know - I usually don't paint the same character twice, but who knows ;)
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:iconphaeobrien:
PhaeOBrien Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing artwork has been featured here! :D [link]
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:iconabyssaljt:
AbyssalJT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! The detail of color is superb.
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconabyssaljt:
AbyssalJT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:icontetra-triforce:
Tetra-Triforce Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is freaking gorgeous.
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconwings--of--hope:
wings--of--hope Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow...
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:iconalexnegrea:
alexnegrea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you are really amazing!
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:iconsamueldesigns:
SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful... did you use a photo reference or just painted everything with Photoshop?
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Nope, I didn't use reference for this - except for the hands maybe. I tend to look at my own hands to figure out nice poses :)
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:iconsamueldesigns:
SamuelDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well still is good
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:iconjoy19914:
Joy19914 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOO fabulously perfect:D in short awesomeness
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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:iconlydhia:
Lydhia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful
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:iconkathaoir:
Kathaoir Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :iconnoeswooplz:
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcelestialhost:
Celestialhost Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchrisserres:
ChrisSerres Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
That's awesome!!!
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlovelyladyariadne:
LovelyLadyAriadne Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
EPIC!!!! I love the detail of the light through the gaps in the leaves falling on her. BEAUUUUTIFUL!!!! XD
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
although this is in the middle, you keep the focus on her, and I love that, plus the Autumn colors, my fav
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontheskaldofnvrwinter:
TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dig elves!
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:icongaidin1978:
Gaidin1978 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Absolutely stunning.
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1", you can find it here: [link]
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:icondepingo:
depingo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
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:iconyetiowl:
YetiOwl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are freaking blowing my mind.

She's looking at the leaf like, "wot"
rofl
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:iconturboari:
TurboAri Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Great work on light and shadows
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