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The Healing Spell by sythiar The Healing Spell by sythiar
Well, finally!
I think this picture was lurking around on my PC for about two years now. It changed slightly over the years and I've been trying various things with it, only to discard most of them. Finally I couldn't take it any more and decided to stop fooling around and finish it.

As for what's depicted: it's my character Sythiar performing a healing spell on a small blackdevil angler fish (Melanocetus johnsonii). Her magic is mainly water-based, being a protective water spirit, and all. As such she can also use water as a powerful healing agent.

Previous version of this are found here:
- a small sketch I did during class once: [link]
- the rough sketch of the actual picture: [link]
- a work in progress shot: [link]

You may notice that I've changed the format in the end. Well, I was just too lazy to detail out the entire picture. I was also too lazy to do a background, so I just decided I'd go for the Caravaggio-ish kind of thing. Or whatever. ;P

There are some detail shots found here: [link]
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pixelkirby Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Oh, wow! Gorgeous! He's lovely!

Green is one of my all time favorite colors and I simply adore his expression. His horns are fantastic too! Augh, I just can't gush enough. XD
sythiar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It's a she though, not a he. :)

Yeah, green is my favourite colour of all time as well. The one reason why this character is bathed in a green light. Thanks for the nice compliments. :D
PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
amazing coloring drawing everything!!
sythiar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
FallenAngelYami Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
The colors are beautifully done! I love it!
sythiar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
fexus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Very interesting concept, with the water healing. =) I like how the water um... blobs (couldnt htink of a better word) turned out.
sythiar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe... I thought the concept was very common - but then again, I do used to read a lot of fantasy novels.
Thanks anyway. :)
Takamagahara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Floating water? It's a good Idea.
I just want to know, how can I get this water.

My personal Opinion: Steam is lighter than air, then this fish is very very small, like a aerial steam particles.
sythiar Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O You're too realistic...
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