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Nimue the sorceress who seduced Merlin to obtain his knowledge of magic.

She is around 9 inches tall,holds a spell book that includes dried herb samples and on her belt hangs a mandrake root.
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imagothica Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Stunning!
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LunaDarling Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Beautiful! I love the details of her belt!
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 34 - Water Nymphs", you can find it here: [link]
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) Nimue is not a water nymph.She is sometimes referred to as a faerie.
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^_^
And I understand what you mean about Nimue. She IS often referred to as fey, and sometimes as a normal human who became a sorcerous. However, she is also often portrayed as the same person as the "Lady of the Lake", who is (usually) a naiad (a water nymph or spirit bound to a body of water). So since that's the side I personally see her as, I included her in the water nymph feature. I'm so sorry if that seems confusing, I didn't mean it in any way to be against your artistic vision of her!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I dont mind and I dont think Nimue will tell if shes lady of the lake or not:)
It is confusing when the names are switched around and the story changes too. Morgan LeFey and Vivianne or Nimue. I think all of the Avalon women were fey. Melusine is said to have turned into a dragon and flew back to Avalon with her daughters.


I have a piece "Avalon priestess. She kneals on marshy land. One called Undine as she changes back to water and a few yrs ago I made Rusulka. I like the theme of water women.
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Flash-13 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Hmm thats not what I heard about her! :giggle:
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MockingMyths Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Artist
N,
Yeah!, your Mists of Avalon one! Do I see some silk dupioni on her? *wink*. The book is really well done, can't really see it very well in this pic though, but you can tell. The other detailing, like the belt is really cool & her face is very natural, real. Very well done! Very Medieval.....I likey very, very much!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A second one is coming too. Yup duponi.:blowkiss: I am adoring it!
Thank you:)
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myceliae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm stunned.
Stunned.

I don't know how to manage to do it, but there is such a delicacy to your pieces.
I love everything about this. Everything.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw! you touch my heart. Thank you
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myceliae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Most welcome! Your work is astounding! My only annoyance is that I didn't paint it first *grin*
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah well part of my thought for this one was that Waterhouse didnt paint a version of Nimue. I wanted that Raphelite look.
I got part of it..though not the sumptuousness of the costumes or Waterhouses dark eyed model.

You can still paint her. Shes an old character certainly not mine!
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myceliae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
You did manage the Raphelite look perfectly.

And I couldn't paint her now. All I can see in my head is your version, and it's beautiful *laugh*
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. PRB's have inspired me for so long. Waterhouse is my favorite,but while they often covered the same subject matter he didnt do some themes Id love to have seen him do. Or maybe he did and they were lost.
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Gupse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
"The wickety Witch, the wickety Witch! Who's going to kiss the wickety Witch?"

Katrina Van Tassel, in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Merlin would,but see the trouble it got him in?
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Gupse Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
I wrote the comment above before reading your description.
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Redhag Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
love the dress!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you I was proud of that this time. I think I will get pretty good with sewing if I keep this up!
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ebenbrooks Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent! I love her!
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faeriecrone Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
she looks much as I pictured her!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thanks:) I did try to think logicly about the beauty ideals of the era and also her heritage. Ive been researching alot about celtic myths, religion,clothing details , herbal magic and also a healthy dose of studying old paintings.
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dreamleaf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
WOW! She is so amazing! Love everything about her!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thank you.
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Fairykist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
simply stunning work !
The detail is just fantastic :nod:
I love her face...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sweety. Oh guess what. Iam working on dark Alice now;)
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Fairykist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
coooooooooooool :):)
Can't wait to seeeeeeee !!
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow she's gorgeous!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:rose:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your image has been featured in my journal this week. [link] :hug:


If you do not wish to be featured, let me know and I will remove it..
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Armel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I think the stare especially conveys the character's nature perfectly. Love the mandragora ^^
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. the mandrake was so much fun that I have to make another one!
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Armel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, right, it's mandrake in English ^^
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Actauly Mandragora its scinetific genus name.
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Armel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And also the common name in French :D
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful! :clap:
Your dolls always look so real, if that makes sense. There is always so much emotion in the face!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.:) Even if they arent spot on realism I still want as much expression as I can get!
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you definitely have realism there...the faces are perfect in every way! :clap:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I didnt even use referance for this one. I want my sculpts to look more like a modeled painting or illustration so, I try to add more texture and detail than you normaly see on a doll..like veins. Id like to go even farther with the realism so its startling,but have a touch of oddness or distortion so its more otherworldly.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you are certainly an inspiration to me. I know I've got a long way to go but your stunning works motivate me to keep sculpting! :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Im glad I could:) Did you you look at my early work I put in the scraps section? Everybody starts somewhere!
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just looked - thanks for sharing some of those early sculptures. I found the head tutorial really helpful too! :thumbsup: :hug:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome:) Well the tut was very simple,but it gives a general idea. There are tutorials that show how in more steps already online. I dont realy do anything differntly.
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wasteddreams Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
She is gorgeous. Love all the details, amazing.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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ErikDShipley Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
I dont even have the words to describe how amazing I think this is. The details, the coloring, the dress...everything is perfect. Its enchanting.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I put alot of work in this one and its good to hear!
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Sumo0172 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hauntingly beautiful
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:salute: Thank you
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