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The whaler girls by Zephyri The whaler girls by Zephyri
It was as sunset cast its final burning embers across the well trodden beach that the trio of girls perched atop a oil-slicked rocks finally sagged into the unforgiving surface, arms and legs weary with the ache of hard toil. The day was done; one of many for the women of the town after the Spears had brought in the huge beast. Already the rumblings of a far off storm were beginning to vibrate in the chill wind and it would not be long before the sands were churned and cleansed of the whale's blood.

A piece for a personal world building project. Those of you who remember the last couple of pieces I've done for Eidy, this is development for the village she grew up in, and that set in motion the events that would eventually lead her to being one of the best known pirateers on the oceans. 

All done in photoshop, and not without a good deal of blood, stress and tears. Too many hours for my liking!

Please don't use or repost this image without my permission. 

See the WIP images on my blog here: samhogg.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01…


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Given 2015-04-29
The whaler girls by Zephyri features lovely texturing and brushwork and gorgeous use of light. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by Aeirmid )
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otherdruid Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art! :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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balikedes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
I cruise around DevArt a couple times a week and rarely see something that I would actually consider "art".  This is art, and it is beautiful.
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Madmax42 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
wow
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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:iconskm-art:
SKM-art Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is incredible! Worship 
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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aguswiarsaa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant
Cool!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MoonZaphire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work   Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
beautiful
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JaneMillerOttawa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It's like a work of the old masters. Fantastic!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, that's high praise indeed :)
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Digishade Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015   Digital Artist
An excellent piece. More than good enough to be on display, in my opinion.

Your time and effort on this piece is obvious. You should be proud! :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Vaalandil Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Renderosity Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought this was an oil painting as well.  Amazing work.
Stunning capture.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconfefebrooklyn:
fefebrooklyn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant
I like your painting.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fefebrooklyn Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  New Deviant
How did you make that?
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rantingferret Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student General Artist
i love the lighting and the way you made the texture/brush stokes. it's beautiful. the poses give a story feeling too. hard work, rest, watching...it's intriguing!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad the image gives a sense of narrative, it was particularly important for this piece. 
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krasblak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BaselMahmoud Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great art :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KDNightstar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely--the art style reminds me of something out of the 19th century.  Very rare to see this sort of brushwork these days.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I am a big fan of old school illustration. 
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merlin-o Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
really nice work. Superb lightening 
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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riddleman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
This piece is beautiful! Very reminiscent of old oil paintings with the lovely brushstrokes and composition. Keep up the good work. What brushes did you use for this one?
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The brushes were mostly used from JonasDeRo's brushset, found here: 

FREE PHOTOSHOP/GIMP BRUSHES! + Explanation by JonasDeRo
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riddleman Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
YOu're most welcome and big thanks for the link :)
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Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
lovely piece!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JullezArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great illustration
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JullezArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome Sam
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Nortti-Fantasy-NYCE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful, just beautiful 
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Yneddt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phenomenal... A Dutch master!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The highest praise indeed (maybe alongside Italian master?)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was blown away by this evidently beautiful oil painting.  AND THEN! I read digital art and was mesmerized and awestruck, your skills are a work of art to themselves.
Congratulations on a well deserved DD!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh thank you, I'm super glad it comes across as painterly. 
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