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Spoiled by enayla Spoiled by enayla
Okay, this'll be the last update for a while. I've uploaded these in the wrong order – I did this one before I did the Hajieelkhe piece and before Glimpse of Summer, yet I uploaded those before Spoiled for some reason. This was my entry for the CGchallenge of Master & Servant at CGtalk. I entered, not to win but to have fun – and to my great surprise, I -did- win. My BOXX computer is my best friend now. If you ever have the money to buy a wonderful new system – go BOXX. Unbeatable.

Anyway, please click the bigger version. The small, ratty one doesn't do it justice. I've worked harder on this picture than any other I've ever created and I've never painted so many details into any one canvas :) (this doesn't necessarily mean that it's my best painting... some think it is, some don't. Only thing I CAN say is that it is without doubt my most 'interpreted' piece I've ever done. Everyone has an opinion on what it's about, and a lot don't agree with -my- interpretation... which is fine by me: that's what it's all about. See what you want to see.).

Prints of it available here,
and here (in the poster book along with others like Ladies of London and Game of Cards),

Pleaaase take a look at the details, I spent so much time on them :D

If you want to see the challenge entry, click here:

For those who haven't seen the M&S entry, here's the write up that goes along with it:

"At times, Nature is the master of Humanity... and at other times, Humanity certainly rules Nature.

Nature makes us hurry inside when she weeps rain upon the world. With hurricanes, she toys with us. Tornadoes are used to punish, earthquakes to throw us about like pebbles in a child's game. We live on her land, and through that, she rules over us. Our very bodies belong to her - they age in rhythm with her, and they are subject to urges and desires that she imposes on us. In some ways, we're little but slaves to Nature's ways.

But Humanity... on the other hand... has found another way to dominate. Humanity destroys what we touch. We reach out towards pretty things in greed, and leave a trail of death behind. We fence the woods in, we run over the animals and poison the seas. Ours is a different kind of mastery but it is one nevertheless. Nature serves us because she has no other choice. Humanity always expects Nature to mend what damage we've done: heal the woods burned down, return the animals hunted to extinction and cleanse the seas... never considering what will happen the day Nature is no longer there to catch us.

In this piece, I tried to show this relationship. Humanity a naïve yet destructive burden, the smile on her lips slight and dreamy as she thinks of the beautiful flowers she will pluck and the lovely birds she will see while all around her these very things now fade away. She's blind to the destruction she causes. She knows that Nature will be there for her, she knows that there will always be the scent of flowers and always the gentle surge of the sea. She is Nature's master in that Nature has no choice but to try to catch her and always try to mend the damage she has done... but she is Nature's slave because she must breathe the air, drink the water and eat the food that only Nature can give her."
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EnviousV Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous
Zadsa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
The women are a little bit too thin.
imaginarylight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
I want to buy a print of this SO BAD, does anyone know where I can still purchase it?
Euselia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Asså... Denna är så vacker! :wow: 
WatanskayaTatiana Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Wow! Fantastic... 
Aphrodite0001 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love it . You can sense the love off this work. The details are perfect. The way she's standing, the birds, ...
Everything is amazing and gives a wonderful feeling.
Ikonion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Such amazing detail. A shame that you aren't online anymore.
BigBadWolfDrawings Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
mckenna42 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I love this image.  It is my fantasy
LoveMangaStyleArt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
The details in this are amazing and your execution of the ideas behind it which are so elegant is superb, I really enjoyed stumbling on this :) Great art
samscott123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Just love this
fishingamna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Ahh soo good! And so clever too! 
JeanaAidebie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am just killed. One of the most powerful artworks with a story and awesome techiques I've eve seen.
Chopay75 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
great work!
KyoyaPleasant Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you could put this back up for print :) 
Serene-C-S-Try Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is in the Ballistic book I just ordered, I can't wait till I get it :D
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your Amazing Work is featured in my May
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Photographer
Beautifully done!
Leirthei Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Oh my ! I love this art! Greetings from POL. :)
Mrs-SaxoBeat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this piece and could understand its meaning even before I traced it back here to your deviant art page. What beautiful, meaningful work. This is very personal to me because of my immense love and respect for Nature. Thank you for sharing this with the world.
Blasomethingbla Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
holy shit this is amazing
slssfrncghst Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaah, so much love. @.@
kellywashington Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
jesus this is beautiful
iRainbow-Unicorn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fuck, I love all the little details in this... especially Humanity's bloodied hands. Excellent job!
Catwagons Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe you'll never see this, but.. I had a conversation with someone today that made me think of this picture, and I realized something, looking back on this after almost 7 years. I'm not sure what your personal beliefs are, but, back then this used to be my wallpaper. My father saw it and immediately assumed it was "lesbian". I know that wasn't the point of the picture, and I tried to explain that.

Maybe it shouldn't have been done in anger and frustration, but for some reason, I spat it out. I came out to my father, right then and there. He was angry. But for me, after years of hating myself for the way I felt and what I was, I'd finally worked up the courage to be honest. That small sentence made it easier, later, to be open and honest with my friends and other family. It took a long time, but I was finally able to be myself.

This picture started that, even if that wasn't its intention. So thank you. Your art changed my life.

polkapills Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Thanks for sharing. The true power of art!
Catwagons Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I guess I didn't know how much it changed things for me until I put two and two together ^^
Anjali25 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for posting your story!!
fawncy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I loved reading this, props to both the artist and you!
Nakedheat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a masterpiece. We can clearly see the effort you have put on this one. I love the story behind, which is deep and true and probably not everybody think about the consequences of the destruction we, Humans, cause to our Nature. 
Good job ! <3 
Logomannn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist

JeffOatesPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Rizov Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
very very beautiful work! very impressive, I love it!!!
AmuletStar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible, with beautiful and sometimes scary symbolism.
Maddielue28 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful!! i can't believe this hasn't gotten a DD yet!
mikkimanyhawks Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
this is one of the best things I have ever seen
antoniodeluca Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
vfdhaven Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is mind-boggling-ly amazing! Incredible work! All your hard work on the details makes this an altogether amazing piece!
SleepyPercy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is so beautiful! I stumbled on this picture posted somewhere a while ago and had no idea of the original source (until now). I love your artistic vision and this is definitely one of my favorite paintings ever.
illutracey Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i am mesmerized. . this is why i love :devart: much. .
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image avec tendresse, sensualité et féminité, sans oublier un regard qui traduit une émotion très bien réalisée avec un fond et un ensemble charmant et joli à la fois ![link]
Sharuda Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
beautifu; in image and writing!
MademoiselleRosa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the pic and love the meaning beneath! Wonderful!
brad269 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Even after all this time, your women are still beautiful and moving in their powers, and all your writing is as well. She is Nature's master but more deeply Nature's slave. And the loss when Nature is no longer there... and the sudden realization of that despair!!
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Spring Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
MeaganV Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Good grief. Linda I am sorry you have to deal with individuals with too much time on their hands. You inspired me to begin painting years ago. Keep your head up and I still hope to one day purchase your art book with all of the charming stories and characters. You really are an inspiration to so many with ground breaking tutorials and rare talent. Its infuriating that people are trying to discredit your skill. If you ever get that book made, please give me a nudge. Take care,

Andecaya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deviation was suggested to the favourites of :iconyour-best-art: by one of our members and was accepted.
guilhermewonsik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
You don't have an idean of how much I love this art. Stunning.
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy sh*t, the girl in white's aura is killing everything!
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