Autumn Whisperlings by enayla

Autumn Whisperlings

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Added: Aug 05, 2002
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Feel free to take a look at the closeup of her face
http://www.eyekon.org/~linda/autumnfae-closeup.jpgDuring spring, she is but seeds in the ground. A couple of rosebuds slowly appearing on thorny branches. Painfully bursting from the deep bowels of the earth; climbing quietly, slowly, out of the dust and dirt.

During summer... she spreads her wings but is locked to the ground. Her eyes are closed but her beauty is rich and full - she sways gently in the summer breeze. She hums along with the rest of the world around her - glorious in the rich warmth of summer.

During autumn... she is finally released. Like the leaves tumbling from the trees - she is set free. For a few wonderful weeks, she dances with the winds; she twirls and whirls across the sand-coloured fields and her voice can be heard whispering through the red-tinted forests. She is -alive- during autumn. But she, alike the leaves that dart and dance around her, will eventually tumble to the ground and remain still... slowly rotting away as nature around her does.

During winter, she freezes; she becomes encapsuled like the rest of the nature around her. Frozen as her limbs and wings were rotting and moulding with the leaves. She is held still and quiet like that famous princess in her glass casket. Not alive, and yet never fully dead, because nature never fades...

...and then spring comes, again, and the cycle is repeated... again, and again, as the years whisper by.

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Guest's picture

For a while your Felïn picture was my favorite, but I think I've found my new favorite! *Laughs.* My goddess, Linda! How do you do it? This piece is so ineffably breathtaking.. I feel this excitement in my chest each time I look at it--it's just so incredible.. Wow. Really, really wow. In spite of what all those wankers out there say about your artwork (those that hate your work for no apparent reason), your art is some of -the- most amazing art that exists today. It just blows me away, too, that you do this with Photoshop! I use Photoshop for my art, but I'm not even a hundredth as good as you are with it, lol! I'd love to have your talent, and your skill with these art programs. Huzzah to you!

Guest's picture

I had to tell you; this is BY FAR my favorite piece by you. The colors are vivid and amazing; the background is perfect for her. Bravo Linda! You are a true genius with your art.

Guest's picture

...I said the wrong thing... the whole is more than the sum of its parts... You get my point!

enayla's picture

Nej, det är inte orginalstorleken - den är cirka 5000pixlar hög egentligen. Länken fungerar inte därför att servern där bilden ligger är nere =(

Guest's picture

är det här orginal storleken på alstret? eller är closeupbilden från orginalstorleken? (länken verkar inte funka) trädtexturen ser nästan inte handgjord ut! fantastisk,. gillar detaljerna på hennes lövvingar oxå.
gillar ljuset i skogen i bakgrunden mest tror jag.

naphtali's picture

This is another amazing piece. The colors are very rich and beautiful. I love the butterflies swirling around her. The light is perfect in this piece. It has an eerie quality, but it is gorgeous. The story is so sad. This is for certain one of my favorite pieces of yours and of any art I have ever seen. Great job.
To all those flamers: Why don't you take the energy it took to write those mean nasty comments and use it to make money to pay your therapist so you can get over your jealousy complex.

Guest's picture

If anyone says anything bad about this picture its only because they are jealous, because they could never do anything this beautiful

Guest's picture

I do not understand why the most beautiful work deserves the harshest criticism. This piece is by far the best I have ever seen, even by the standards of your other work. I hate to admit that this image has brought me to tears (I rarely ever cry, I am a cold-hearted inhuman beast) and they are still coming. I can't believe someone would point out the insignificant, minute errors that will never be perfected, not matter how amazing the artist. Can't you just appreciate the picture for what it is without tearing it to pieces, trying to make the whole add up to the sum of its parts? With art, Gestalt psychology can hardly be applied. I have no words to express how moved I am by this picture.

Guest's picture

By god, woman. The standard 'wow' will not suffice. I love your new emphasis on backgrounds. Gorgeous. And yet the character is still the focal point. There's always been a marvelous, dark, theatrical kind of drama to your work, and I am very pleased to see it continue in your newest stuff.

Guest's picture

That person must be rather pathetic to leave such a comment. I was jealous too when I first saw Linda's two years ago but I've grown up. I don't get it why someone can put so much energy to flamming anothers artwork. It's not a copy or anything. Oh give a rest dude. Autumm isn't my favourite season but the colouring is darn pretty. *runs away*

Guest's picture

What an awful, disgusting comment. I'm amazed that anyone looking at the beauty of this picture (or any of your other works) can sit down and compose such a vindictive piece of trash. It's been mentioned before, and I must agree, that jealously is probably the driving force behind an outburst like this. (In an obscure way of looking at it, it's actually a compliment to you Linda) But whatever the reasons may be ... this 'person' is obviously unbalanced and has a sickness of the mind and the heart. It seems they are so wrought with anger that they couldn't even focus themselves to leave a 'unique' comment for each individual piece, and instead copy-pasted the same garbage for each one. *sigh* Sorry to add fuel to the fire, but I just couldn't sit back and be silent.

This is a beautiful piece of work! Her face is wonderfully done ... I love the expression and how she is looking up at the butterfly. And the wings! How gorgeous. And it may be such a small detail, but I really like the shape of her ear, and how it doesn't 'stick up' in the usual fashion. Beautiful use of coulours, and the little sparkles of light inspire a sense of enchantment and magic. Very well done! I look forward to see more from you soon. Smile

Guest's picture

Excuse me? You know, it's comments like these that really show how stupid and full of themselves people are! I mean, what the hell gives you the right to trash someones work just because you don't like their style. Face it, alot of people enjoy Linda's work and in the end that's all that matters. Personally I love her work because I think it has alot of effort put into it, and the end result is beautiful. It doesn't matter if she uses a program or not! I mean, do you really feel the need to trash someone just because they get a ton of praise?! If that's the case, then you are just being shallow! Take your flames elsewhere, or better yet, don't write them at all!!

Guest's picture

Welcome to the World of Dementia
Where Linda lives amongst her anonymous (imaginary) friends. Who gush praise daily and are stunned always in the land where none of this photo-hackery gets published.
This non-contributary, egocentic wretch can’t draw past the edge of her tearsheet yet ranks so high, unwavering at the top of all Epilogue with gushes of adoration that are chokingly endless. It made us sick.
And look... one imbecile editor even gave the worst layout on Epilogue an “Editors Choice”.
Yes .... you figured it out, we are a “group” from an art department that used to love epilogue and are now disgusted with this photoshop hack that feels the need to dominate hundreds of more talented artists with her twisted world. Very amature mistakes you make Linda and we love pointing them out. We wouldn’t dare hurt the feelings of an aspiring artist that is learning. And you and your bud Adi are far from the best. Grow your own balls Adi, you’ll need them. Especially when the first art director kicks you in the ass for showing him/her a photoshop bastardization like “Survival of the Fittest” where there are cheesey photos of people and castles incorporated with smearily drawn characters. Yeah that’s hackery at it’s finest. And all those names you mentioned can draw well and can fill in those gaps where the reference is bad. Besides they are published and aren’t here with gushes and gushes of imaginary praise. Poor Linda. Her drawings are non-existant but her retouchings are superb. You wanna join in? Anytime asshole.

Guest's picture

Linda, this is a magical piece. The colors all fit together to really set the mood, and the frailty of the leaves and wings makes me want to reach out to see if they will crumble in my hands. I regret that you don't allow your art to be used in web design, but I will continue to admire it in your galleries.
-Rachel-

enayla's picture

I'm working to sell prints of my pictures... truly glad you like it so much - I'll try to get in touch with you when the prints are available.

Guest's picture

Linda does not use Poser figures in any of her works. I have the program, and trust me, these are NOT poser figures.
That said, beautiful work, and I would love to see a tutorial from you on shading and highlighting skin (or anything) one day. I'm very good with a pencil, but can't paint my art realistically in photoshop. It's frustrating, because I know a lot of my work has the potential to turn out beautiful. Keep up the good work! =)

tiranaki's picture

I love the wings, they are so not your typical, average faery wings. Did you desing the dress?

Guest's picture

i'm in love with your art.... ^_~

sferris's picture

Beautiful execution and composition and those leaves as wings make this just that much more incredible.

Great job!

Guest's picture

Oh man, when I said that this looks better than an "advanced polygon model", I meant it as a compliment! I didn't mean to cause any trouble. I love your art Linda. P.S. I know your not perfect, but I can't help but gush sycophantic praises to you when I'm in your gallery. It's true, I'm your sycophant (SP?) ^___^

Guest's picture

this is not nene, my name is darlene. i would like to know if there are prints available. i want an autumn whisperings for my daughter who is autumn when we do faires. the colors are so perfect and match her completally. i really love your work, it is so beautiful. there are actually several of these that i would like to have, and i am very selective about the art i will purchase to hang in my home. it has to be something that really expresses how i feel, and your art really touches that part of me.

Guest's picture

Absolutly stunning...was showing a friend of mine at work this site...he is totaly blown away...he just started digital painting himself...so of course i had to show him one of my fave Wink....Your work inspiers me Linda...nuff said....I just adore what comes out of your head and onto a screen.....

lunargirl's picture

that glimmering twig in her hair dots the i! you're a mean bastardess at this. keep on rocking!

wolverat's picture

This is a great piece of artwork. The butter flys and faery are amazing!

livingston's picture

Wow... you are an amazing artist. I love the colors in this picture. The fabric in the dress looks very natural. Out of all your artwork, I like this face the best. It's beautiful and mysterious - what is she looking at?
Everything is done with such perfect detail. The pose is awesome... and the wings! Amazing.

Guest's picture

It saddens me to see some of the comments on this piece, and on many of your works in general. I don't know if people are jealous, or if they get to a point where they forget that art isn't always a competition to be perfect. There are published pieces and things in art museums that don't have perfect proportions. It seems like many people in epilogue don't look at art simply to enjoy beauty or the baring of an artist's soul. (pardon if I sound like a cliche) Art isn't a competition, and if you've looked at Lindas art for years, you'll know that she doesn't use poser figures. Poser figures always look stiff, and in my opinion, pretty cruddy. To finish, I love this piece, particularly the wings, and the depth you've captured with the lighting. I also like how the top butterfly is the only object in the painting to have a significant amount of blue in it. It really captures attention. Keep up the good work.

Guest's picture

Excuse me but what is the resolution on the original one and how long did it take to make something as massive as this, of course some things are vague and blurred but with that closeup you can imagine that there must be more detail than you can actually see on the normal (lowres) version.

enayla's picture

Huh?! That's -exactly- what happens when people are drawn. I'm not an expert by any means - I do huge mistakes when it comes to proportions. Please, don't blame my lack of skills on poser figures - I haven't even got the stupid program. I've spent ages on this picture, and it's nowhere near a poser rendition. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and ignore your comments from now as you're pretty obviously a troll/flamer. Good luck with your new hobby, I hope you enjoy it.

Guest's picture

Sorry Laura but when people are drawn there aren't those fundamental proportion mistakes all over.

Guest's picture

hehe.. -amused by all those is she a poser retouched figure?- what.. people can't DRAW people in photoshop now and have it look like that? it's called practice, darlings that said it's a model that she retouched.. and people can draw wonderfully like this... i love the trees in this one a lot.. they have a ... life to them.

Art at its best.