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
Sketch original posting instagram realmlocke_anbumsw