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Selkie -- 6 by toerning Selkie -- 6 by toerning
Well the selkie has had her fun, and now she wants to go home.
Only...she can't. The sea will not take her back now.


Excuse the gratuitous drama, but really considering the subject matter and the artist, I'm quite surprised I made it this long without it. I've been listening to the soundtrack for The Assassination of Jesse James all day, which I highly recommend...if you feel like crying your eyes out. It does very well suit this piece, though. Here is a tragic tragic taste: [link]

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Given 2013-04-24
Selkie -- 6 by *toerning ( Suggested by Artistic-Octopus and Featured by SRudy )
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Water, Wave, Reflection, Struggle of a woman, Panic! Amazing piece of art!
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:icondoodlebat72:
doodlebat72 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
love your colour and light
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dynsen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
such a beautiful peice. I adore your color skills and brushwork.
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Pensive-Penumbra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Writer
Wow... I think I can hear the sea...
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grphc Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
It is so beautiful i cant help myself watching it. Loved the green light! Cheers! 
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Loveall1229 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Your blending of acrylics and PS really intrigues me!  (And what a powerful image...  Really lovely!)
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FinRhia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Well the selkie has had her fun, and now she wants to go home.
Only...she can't. The sea will not take her back now.
That complimented with the provided music just gives me major feels ;A;
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LizzibeeSkoler Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the eerie green color behind her, it (along with the rest of the colors) create the perfect atmosphere :)
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OhMyGodItsTheYeti Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!

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:iconmaybesca:
maybesca Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
The expression and the scenery work so well together. You really conveyed the atmosphere!
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:iconnadyanilo:
Nadyanilo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, this is traditional?! This is amazing!

You are a talent o.o
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:iconrainbowdaughter:
RainbowDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the waves! I can't draw waves at all!
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hallowedthings Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing x ∞
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:iconpartial-credit:
Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible emotion and capturing of the natural movement of the elements, like the waves and her hair sticking to her face.
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kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture! I have always loved stories about selkies!
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:iconamai-rose:
Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Great water and mood.
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:iconkirasel:
Kirasel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Wow. Beautiful.
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XvideokidX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so cool!!
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The emotion in this is just heartbreaking :( You can really see the desperation and terror in her eyes. Very powerful piece!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
no skin
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:iconcreaturecreatingbabe:
Oh noez! It's Old Gretta! Old Greg's sister
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:iconinoas:
INOAS Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! I love the expression
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:iconfatesfollower:
fatesfollower Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Will she ever be saved? Only time will tell, great picture.
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! Congrats on the DD. Well deserved.
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XTheGoldenAppleX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
th-the waves
im mesmerised
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:iconnikaleles:
Nikaleles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those waves goddamn. The way they turn green in the light is amazing.
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Love it! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Wow
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:iconjoshmackey:
JoshMACKEY Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. Brushwork is fantastic.
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:iconzigzag69:
ZigZag69 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
very dramatic
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
The water is really incredible! Amazing!
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13devilgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome!
I love the expression and the waves feel!
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Captain-Yarfish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:(
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ihni Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Oh wow, that green wave really does the whole picture! It's awesome.
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ValiantShadow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a wonderful painting. The distraught look on the selkie maid's face is heart-wrenching, while the green in the sea gives it a malevolent appearance, as if it's a living, breathing evil beast of its own. The turmoil of the water matches her expression beautifully.

And with that comment, you're probably wondering if I was high when I wrote it.

I really do love that painting though. Selkies are some of my favorite mythological characters. One of my favorite songs is Heather Dale's "The Maiden and the Selkie" song.
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
It's about time. I think this has been in my favorites for about a year. Oh, wait a minute, it's even in my group!
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:iconhailann:
Hailann Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
BOUT TIME THIS GOT A DD!!
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wordeea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love that series on selkie. i have always been drawned (no pun ;) ) to that mythology and you are bringiong it beautifully to life
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing!
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:iconruvr:
Ruvr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Congratulations for the Daily Deviation ^_^
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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VicerineOfAngels Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
Wow! Lots of hearbreak there; looks like the two waves closest her are about to swallow her up. Love the lighting on the sea surface, and the picture as a whole. :D And congrats on the DD.
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Helixel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such lovely emotion in this ;; Her expression is heartbreaking though... But the colours on the ocean.. really beautiful. Congrats on your well deserved DD!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow stunning art!! :iconpetrifiedplz:
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Adolfo-tziano Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome
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:iconlight-serpent:
light-serpent Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work on the colours! Wow!
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vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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