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Uploaded: 10/03/04 4:18 AM GMT
Water Sprite
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A completely digital photoshop painting by Rachael Smith, my daughter. I've posted this with her permission. The actual painting is a long, narrow vertical painting of a water sprite. I had to turn this into the standard 1200x1600 format for Caedes. So the original is the entire figure on the left, with a detail reversed for interest on the right. Again, we hope you enjoy.


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10/03/04 4:29 AM GMT
Beautiful and nice work.Well done,Nathan.
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Carpe diem.
10/03/04 4:30 AM GMT
beautiful work that she does. I hope to see more.
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10/03/04 5:17 AM GMT
wow, very impressive work this is.. i would also like to see more.. beautiful stuff ;]
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keepin' it real
10/03/04 7:54 AM GMT
Wow Nathan she is very talented... id love to see more of her work too...
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The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. --Robert Vallett
10/03/04 11:50 AM GMT
She's a wonderful illustrator. I hope she's able to do what she loves for a living.
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I havn't lost my mind, it's backed up on disk somewhere.....
10/03/04 1:58 PM GMT
Rachel gets high votes from me on this lovely creation. Everything works and you did very well with your enhancements Nathan. It's a wonderful desktop.
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
10/03/04 2:15 PM GMT
It’s great to see such a cooperative effort from you and Rachael. (The family that plays together stay’s together) The results of your cooperation are a joy to behold.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
10/03/04 2:36 PM GMT
Like father Like daughter. great work. Well done Cheers Al.
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"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again." Matt Groening
10/03/04 5:02 PM GMT
Beautiful! definatley father like daughter! this is spectacular. such talent can not even be expressed into words! now if she would do some fairies too my eight year old would be even more extatic having her two favorite subjects. cudos to rachel.
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jem184 "only you can make your dreams come true!"
10/03/04 5:40 PM GMT
wow beautiful image! your daughter should have her own name and post some more stuff, very talented!
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Luck never gives; it only lends.
10/03/04 8:44 PM GMT
Incredible stuff again! Kudos to your daughter.
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"No, your not the first to fall apart, but you're alwasy the firstto complain. You better be careful or you'll compromise everything you are."
10/03/04 9:07 PM GMT
This is amazing. If I had to imagine a water sprite, this would definitely be it. Great effects, too. Your daughter is very talented.
Thanks for posting, Nathan!
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"Egotism is just the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
10/04/04 4:56 PM GMT
Very nice work, it has a sense of innocence about it I like.
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10/04/04 8:19 PM GMT
Your daughter has wonderful talent!
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A day without chocolate is a day wasted
10/05/04 10:04 AM GMT
This is an awesome picture!!! I wish I could use photoshop aswell as your daughter!!! Well done!!
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10/06/04 2:03 AM GMT
Arg I posted a comment, but guess it didn't show................

Awesome work again. You and your daughter are very talented, and make a great team! I would love to see more like this.
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"The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it." - Chinese Proverb
11/01/04 12:26 AM GMT
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♥ In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby ♥
11/01/04 4:15 AM GMT
absolutely gorgeous- i love this-rarely do i come across a work of art that is both gorgeous and perfect desktop backround material.
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"The Gods envy us, because we're mortal. It makes every moment more beautiful, because we're doomed."
11/10/04 4:54 AM GMT
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Kittens are cute...artwork is neat.
11/13/04 12:17 AM GMT
gj, keep up the good work
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"-Life is a pile of crap, just have to shovel through it"
11/15/04 8:00 AM GMT
Wonderful painting!

Great job!

Your daughter Rachael is really talented!

I hope to see more of her work!

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~ E v r L s t C n t r l ~ <p> <p> "The perfect sound of your voice enlightens the darkest and most evil side of my soul..."
11/16/04 11:00 PM GMT
this is beautiful
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12/30/04 7:44 PM GMT
Very good work. İnto the favs. Everything is beautiful. Coloring, alignment, framing... very good. : )
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Happiness is a behaviour.Sadness too.Make your mind CemKarahan
02/16/05 9:33 AM GMT
thats just simply amazing, your daughter is incredibly talented. I think she has a fruitful career in front of her
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03/07/05 7:52 AM GMT
This is a beautiful and uplifting work of art. A nice balance to the harsh and purely technical images that often dominate. Very well done.
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Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
03/08/05 4:30 PM GMT
Just wonderful! I wish I were a water sprite!
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03/31/05 6:04 PM GMT
Very graceful illustration, i like the way you styalize her hairs, the fine textures on her body really bring out her characters, the color scheme are very pleasing to the eyes, the added sparks are also a very nice touch. over all, nice work to Rachael and Dad, keep up the great work!!
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Will draw for food
04/23/05 1:56 AM GMT
This is wonderful. Very mythical in my opinion. Your daughter is very talented.

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05/12/05 5:21 PM GMT
Beautiful...I love how these mermaids/creatures of the sea have webbed hands, scaled skin, and elongated bodies...very imaginative.
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>> Foxxxy <<
05/24/05 3:10 AM GMT
It is beautiful. . . I really like mythical creatures and water ones are really cool.
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05/24/05 3:48 AM GMT
Rachael and I are really pleased and humbled by your kind remarks, all of you. Thank you so much for taking time to leave them. Have a great day.
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06/03/05 12:59 AM GMT
Mad talent...I take of my hat for you and your daughter.
Keep it up.
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08/21/05 3:25 AM GMT
Very Beautiful . surely 10/10 . tell you daughter to keep drawing such beautifull paintings .
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09/21/05 2:34 PM GMT
I can't believe that I let this one slip by me. She has added many subtle details (the webbed fingers, the scales, etc.) that add depth and dimension to the piece. The overall color is enhanced by the touches of green and purple in the hair. Rachel has plenty of artistic skill and Photoshop skill. I can't wait to see more from the both of you.
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09/29/05 11:52 AM GMT
This is great work Congratulation
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Die beste Möglichkeit, Träume zu verwirklichen, ist aufzuwachen
10/01/05 10:00 PM GMT
Great Job !!
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10/02/05 9:47 PM GMT
WOW! You daughter should have some more uploads I say, taking a stroll through your gallery I found this! Such a great piece, you must have a very artisticly skilled family Nathan, the colors are very nice and the detail is well, great! Nice work and into my favorites!
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-SilverFang-Take a look at what Above Our World looks like!
10/21/05 7:47 AM GMT
HeHe this has been on my desktop since I first found caedes... before I became a member... ofcourse my desktop does have a cycle in which it goes through but about four times a day I see this one... great painting and great layout of the two images.
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To me, "Normal" people are wierd, but to them I am wierd, when I am simply normal.
10/21/05 9:44 PM GMT
Thanks, from both of us.
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11/28/05 4:49 AM GMT
Very clean! I love this as a desktop too. Nice and classy. Like the colors a lot. Looks good with Standard windows XP theme blue.
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"Simplify, simplify!"
01/08/06 3:59 AM GMT
Wow, this is incredible! Your daughter is very talented. I'd love to see more of her work!
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01/24/06 3:41 PM GMT
one word...KEWL
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04/20/06 10:51 PM GMT
Beautifull work Rachael, I love all the blue tones.
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04/25/06 5:42 AM GMT
Your daughter is a gifted artist. I should know, my mom has that gift. Unfortunately she didn't pass it on to me. Very well done.
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08/06/06 6:10 PM GMT
oh man , big respect!!!! this is soooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!
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08/15/06 2:33 AM GMT
Thanks, dear friends.
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05/16/07 12:25 AM GMT
Beautiful work. I hope you're passing all these complements on!

- cfr
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05/18/07 9:46 PM GMT
Wow, your daughter is very talented! I love mermaids, water sprites, etc. I'm glad you shared both images.
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
11/27/07 8:56 AM GMT
Incredible! How old is this young lady?
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