Fantasy Art: Spring Nymph Violet

Spring Nymph Violet

A friendly spirit of flowers and blooms, Violet the Nymph of Spring

Nymphs are spirits of nature. They often depicted as being beautiful maidens that tend to and craft nature in greek mythology. These spirits usually have various elements of nature in their design that match their environment (forest nymphs might resemble trees or greenry).

This nymph, Violet, is based off the elements of Spring. For her design, I combined greenry (leaves, vines, etc), flowers, deer, and wind chimes, and used various colors of spring.

Originally, I colored her with my chameleon markers, coloring her hair, antlers, and ears with natural colors (tans, browns, and fawn). This version looks alright, but I wanted the character to look more like she was a part of nature. So, I made some changes in photoshop.

Chameleon Marker coloring of Violet. Less flower colors and more natural colors.

For the digital coloring, I changed the colors to match spring violets. I also used a number of layers to add some photos of flowers I took into her design to match with theme of a nymph (a combination of tulips and violets). I used overlay layers to change the flowers colors and shading to match the lighting.

Overall, I had a lot of fun making this drawing, and I think it turned out looking very beautiful.

Art, Drawings, and Character by me

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Sketch original posting instagram realmlocke_anbumsw

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FanArt: Mizutsune the Water Fox

Fanart: Bowing Water Fox

Originally posted on my Instagram (realmlocke_anbumsw)

An adorable Anthro version of the water fox, Mizutsune (Monster Hunter), in an elegant dress. This Leviathan is best known for the fact that it breathes bubbles as a defense mechanism. It also happens to be one of my favorite monsters due to its design and colors, and the fact that it’s one of the few monsters considered normally passive unless provoked.

For this drawing, I focused on making this character look a little more human than creature (kinda like prosthetic makeup or costume). Mainly, I tried to make her face look semi normal by compressing some of the Mizutsune’s features (mainly the snout). I also tried to make her hair resemble quill like fur.

I tried this style in a previous drawing. You can check it out here on the blog, or on my DeviantArt (anbumsw)

Overall, I think it turned out pretty good. Might have to come back and color this later.

Mizutsune belongs to Capcom and Monster Hunter

Fanart by me

Caroline ‘ s Mistletoe Dress

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Caroline is one of my old original characters. She’s a tan fox with a love of fancy and elegant fashion.

In this sketch, she’s wearing a holiday inspired dress, decorated with Mistletoe accessories.

Character and Art by Michael Woolsey