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The pupal stage in the developmental cycle of a siren, the pit sylph often inhabits old wells and mine shafts. Luring victims with a highly adaptible range of pheremones, the pit sylph will pull people into a sudden, sheer fall down into the water table below, often completely pulverizing the bones of the victim. While the pit sylph will often eat most of her catch, she is required by the Imperial Piscines to regularly pay a pole tax of 7 living men and 7 living women a cycle. While not officialy allied with the Imperial Piscines, sirens often work closely with them for posterity’s sake despite their occasional forays of involvement with the Vodyanoi (from whom they’ve collectively aquired a taste for horses).

Blue colerase pencil and Photoshop.

Prints available here- [link]
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liha-irden Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's lovely, almost looks like a Tarot card illustration.
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V-e-r-b-o-s-e Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Are all of these works part of one large, conglomerate world, or does each illustration live in its own?
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Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional
Everything would exist in different places and at different times in the same world.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Quite lovely, i would be an easy mark for her!
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:icon28dragons:
28dragons Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Your drawings are amazing, and I love, love your backstories for them. Such wonderful work :,)
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WhisperToYouu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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AndrewJohnCraven Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic...I love the quality of your colour work with the effects of your technique, reminds me of good Arthur Rackham with a dash of the old classical aesthetic...fabulous I love this image!
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Gothiclovesick Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You are so talented. I've love this as a tat.
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:iconkelemaster:
KeleMasteR Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
EPIC!!! fantastic piece
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:iconpersistant:
persistant Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it. Lokks like some old fairytale.
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ZodiacWriter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Looks great. Wonderful take on a elemental creature
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:iconjamrox220:
jamrox220 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Love it. :D
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:iconinire:
inire Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
....why am I reminded of books by Gene Wolfe?

really wonderful.
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Outstanding! Featured here: [link] :wave:
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:iconciteron:
Citeron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Instant fav--
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:iconalchemyblack:
AlchemyBlack Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Gorgeous.
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werewolfbynight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
That's the scarf to end all scarves.
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:icongalefra:
galefra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Your art is spectacular, all of it !
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NotTheRedBaron Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
I see you're influenced by Rackham... I have to say - the layman would think this was an Arthur Rackham original, it's an amazing homage.

Kudos.
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
I LOVE THIS
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:iconlaurenlovesdecember:
laurenlovesdecember Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
wow, you did an outstanding job on this, the background especially. this is excellent.
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:iconraemo:
Raemo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
this use of this style, like medieval illustration (i think that's what I have in mind) is mind blowing, and this is beautiful.
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My-Plastic-Existence Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
To me, for some reason, it looks like Mother Russia....
It\'s a great work. I don\'t know what to think about her surroungingd - is seems to be the silence before the apocalypse comes, or on he other hand, after.
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:iconunded:
unded Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Digital Artist
omigodverygood <3
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:iconrandy-cushman:
Randy-Cushman Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! It's a little bit Arthur Rackham'ish and Gustav Dore'ish and a whole lot of awesomeness. Beautiful work.
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:iconelectricmermaid:
electricmermaid Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Something of Duerer in it...
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:icondreamworker72:
dreamworker72 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Fantastic art, from a great master!
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SlayerTerraBrei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
i like the dog creature
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:iconterminalcondition:
terminalcondition Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Stunning - I can't stress anymore how much I adore your work - this piece in particular is one of my favourites. I came across it in Spectrum actually not long ago. Wonderful, twisted atmosphere and fairytale quality that only you can do best.
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:iconalbrechtart:
AlbrechtArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Beautiful composition and design! Lovely gallery as well. =)
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:icontaika-kim:
taika-kim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love it how you load every pic with a ton of obscure symbolism :D
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spriggan-62 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Fantastic picture...love the coloring. Reminds me of a tarot card illustration. Your gallery is top notch!
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:icondumaker:
Dumaker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i love this style... renacentist ilustration : )___

amazing work :drunk:
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007   General Artist
so lovely and macabre:D...your style is very unique, it calls to mind however,Rackham...teh clouds and trees...and something of Dulac in teh figure...lovely design,striking colours:heart:
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:iconchocolateer:
Chocolateer Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the style of medieval paintings..excellent work.
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:iconanganesis:
Anganesis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
:heart: X 999
:worship: :worship: :worship:
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:iconxoriz:
Xoriz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Cuuute, like to see her frontally....hm
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:iconochichi:
Ochichi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Hell, I'm keeping it!
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:iconjeff1966:
Jeff1966 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
How could I resist a :+fav: This is incredible.
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:iconladyofthewoods:
ladyofthewoods Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
beautiful work~

what is the signicance of the 'A' in the background?
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:iconketutar:
Ketutar Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful... reminds me of two of my favorite artists; Arthur Rackham and Albrecht Dürer :-)
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BewareTheHuntress Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Your pictures really remind me of the Old Masters' or maybe a Victorian book illustration.
Lucky bastard.
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Lovely. There is great depth to both the art and the description.
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:icondeusuum:
Deusuum Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
A masterpiece, true and undisputed.
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Lunanlafrente Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
So she´s a good girl :D I love this very much!
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:icongoatart:
goatart Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
very nice
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:icons-caruso:
s-caruso Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Really Beautiful!! My congratulations...
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:iconxxfelidaexx:
xXFelidaeXx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Amazing anatomy! I adore the asian-looking clouds in the sky, and I wish you'd tell us more about her pet-thing...
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:iconinlion:
Inlion Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Student General Artist
Very interesting movement... and the work.
Realy great!!...
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:iconinvaderkiani:
invaderkiani Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I absolutely love the way you handle anatomy. I also adore the way you handled the fabric and clouds. Beautiful color scheme and concept. =)
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