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Citydryad by drachenmagier Citydryad by drachenmagier
Ever wondered what's behind the light that blinds you?

Same world as the busstop. :)


Edit: The discussions I got to hear about this picture, when I showed it to friends, were rather interesting. Most people seemed unable to see the dryad, till someone mentioned it. Many only saw the girl, never looking at the light source. (It was hilarious to watch their faces when they discovered it, btw). In a way that is just what I wanted to show with the drawing. We are so well taught and see only what we believe to be part of the world we're supposed to see...

Reminds me what a friend once said. The best way to hide is not to find a good hiding place. The best way to hide is just to make it so clear that you're in no need of hiding that anybody who searches will just walk past you.

How right he is. :)

Edit 2: It got a DD! 8D
Thank you SO much for suggesting it @=SaloGuardione
And thank you just as many times for this feature! @^SylwiaTelari
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Given 2013-03-29
Citydryad by *drachenmagier ( Suggested by SaloGuardione and Featured by STelari )
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absolutamente perfecto, no puedo decir otra cosa de esta maravillosa obra de arte. Al ver tu obra me demuestra o me da la sensación de ver el mundo detrás del mundo, aquella belleza, que solo pueden ver pocas personas. La belleza oculta de este mundo, que aquellos que están enserado en su propio mundo en donde no hay cambios ni emociones, nunca podrán apreciar la verdadera belleza de este mundo y las emociones que nos trasmite. tus obras siempre me emocionan ya que siempre me muestran mundos fantásticos llenos de color y emociones de todo tipo. Tus obras demuestran vida.
El diseño del dibujo es muy elaborado y demuestra que le dedicaste mucho trabajo, los colores le dan vida a tu obra y lo dejan aun mas impresionantes, el fondo nos demuestra un mundo que no se detiene a apreciar esas pequeñas y hermosas cosas que nos da el mundo
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absolutely perfect, I can not say anything of this wonderful work of art. Seeing your work shows me or give me the feeling of seeing the world behind the world, that beauty, that only few people can see. The hidden beauty of this world, that those who are in their own world enserado where no changes or emotions can never appreciate the true beauty of this world and the emotions it conveys. Your works always excited me because I always show colorful fantasy worlds and emotions of all kinds. Your work shows life.
The tread design is elaborate and shows that you dedicate a lot of work, the colors give life to your work and leave even more impressive, the background shows us a world that does not stop to appreciate the little and beautiful things that gives us world
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:iconblackjakerandom:
BlackJakeRandom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't get enough of your work!

Klasse Bild Love
Xd
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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BlackJakeRandom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alphaosiris 
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:iconnerdyfreak:
NerdyFreak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
OMG
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
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Ellana01 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your art and your traditional drawing skills are so wonderful! It's impressive to see all you can do with these beautiful tools! :la:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 8D
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:iconmagy94:
MagY94 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh my!! it's fantasic!! :o (Eek)  La la la la 
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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TinaDrawS Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
very cute <3
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^
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unholycookie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I love this! This picture captures how I experience city magic; something about it really resonates with me. (How do people not see the dryad? She's so striking.)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
I always believed magic is there, we are unable to notice it. So, I guess in a way it's just proving my hunch, when so many don't see her. d:
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:iconunholycookie:
unholycookie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I see the magic everywhere.
People think I'm nuts. I think they're missing out.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good! There are too few people who care to see. :D
And they are definitely missing out.
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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! :)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the feature in this case! :bow: Always wonderful to be considered an inspiration! :heart:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist
soooooooooo good :D no, not good, excellent :D :D :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconblyostochka:
Blyostochka Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist
hahah you welcome :)
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:iconcyrkael:
Cyrkael Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: Hello !
I've featured you : [link] !
I hope you don't mind, just tell me if there's anything wrong =)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the feature! :heart:
Of course I don't mind: I see features as quite a compliment! :heart:
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Cyrkael Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome ;)
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natesaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
I'd say this deserves a DD. The juxtaposition of myth and urban is something wonderful, and something that's easy to bungle up (Percy Jackson series comes to mind). The architecture of the lamp perfectly combines the metalwork and the organic-ness of the body.

The only thing that I think could be better is if the girl's face were more realistic and her dress more suited to the environment, so as to complete the contrast between the urban/mundane and the fantastic. As it is, the big cartoon eyes and the Japan-chic hair and boots distract somewhat from the mood: they belong to neither the 50s-looking tableau of the background or the mythical fantasy world of the dryad.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Percy Jackson... Is that the book series to the movie about the kid in Olympus?

As for the kid: That's iD. I like to have her walk around and see things we don't pay attention to. Sorry, but for me she belongs there, even though it might have been better to add a realistic human there. :) Sorry, normally I don't say anything about critiques, but I get a tad defensive about her. d:
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natesaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
Ah, I see about the avatar. But as for not saying anything about critiques...perhaps you shouldn't. Not say anything, that is.

Percy Jackson is the story of Perseus, a demi-god son of Poseidon, set in the modern world and with teenagers as the heroes. I was done with the first movie when it was halfway over.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a tad confused here. Do you mean I shouldn't say anything about critiques I do not agree with or that I shouldn't ask for critique? O-o Or that I shouldn't say anything as a reply to critique in general? Sorry, the interpretations seem negative, but your comment kinda confused me. ^^'
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natesaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
Well, when you say you tend to not say anything about critiques, I take that to mean that you simply don't respond to them at all. When someone points out an aspect of your work that they think could be better, do you usually say anything back to them?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, no, I try to reply if I possibly can. :D I don't tend to criticize the critique, if that makes sense. After all, even if the critic does not have a valid point, it's still a matter of oppinion and should be accepted. ^^ I guess we misunderstood each other.
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natesaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Writer
Looks that way. We cool?
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing. ^^
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bookbunny9 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"If you wait until the dead, dead hours of the night, when the only texture on earth is street-lamp glow, you might see the metal of an ornate lamppost part and the grey-skinned city dryads peep out into the darkness from their wiry home."
~Matthew Swift


Beautiful, beautiful piece. Congratulations on the well-deserved DD. :heart:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read the books and love them to bits, but I must have completely forgotten this phrase. :D It is just perfect. :heart: Kate Griffin writes what I wish I could draw~. :heart:

And thank you very much!
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bookbunny9 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your artworks always bring to mind the atmosphere of her books; I think you very much draw what she writes!

It is always a treat to find your pieces in my inbox. :heart:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. =^^=
This is such an awesome compliment!
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so jealous of your awesome style and these wonderful things that must be going on inside your head.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, but believe me, there are quite a few monsters too. :D
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh how I know that feeling. My friends are always telling me they wish they could visit Feeby-land and I'm like make sure you have a tour guide so you don't get eaten.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if I wouldn't eat visitors myself. d: I should try it one day or the other~.
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FeebyNeko Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good source of protein... just make sure you eat smart people cuz you are what you eat..
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd starve if I were to feed only on those! XD
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spsmith22 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Now that is what I call captivating. I love when something takes me to another world
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. =^^=
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
wonderful scene!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist
:D:D welcome
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