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I Am The Sea by elbarien I Am The Sea by elbarien
A big nod to Pirates of the Caribbean, but I also threw in some of my own ideas (as in I didn't make her look like Naomie Harris, as wonderful as she is....I'd prefer to imagine on my own rather than draw celebrities. :la: ) I love how many visual layers the character of Tia Dalma has. About 6 hours, entirely digital painting and then a texture over the top.

Photos Referenced:
Dreadlocks: [link]
Ship: [link]

Texture Used:
[link]

The king and his men
stole the queen from her bed
and bound her in her Bones.
The seas be ours
and by the powers
where we will we'll roam.


I apologize, but responding to every comment on my works is now taking me up to an hour every day! I seriously appreciate all of your feedback, and I wish I could respond to everyone! I do see and read every comment, and if you ask a question I will most definitely respond to it.
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Mimmzzie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, I LOVE the ship in the bottle!
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CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Just love this especially the lighting.
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elbarien Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconcorinawan:
CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
You are welcome.
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MadrinaBastet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is so cool!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MadrinaBastet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
You're welcome :)
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Pirategirl28 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this!! It's beautiful! I especially love the bottle, it reminds me of Stranger Tides. :love:
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elbarien Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! Glad you do!
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Pirategirl28 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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V2113 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is magnificent. It's so beautiful!
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:iconelbarien:
elbarien Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :)
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Asher629 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Calypso!!!! Wow this is really amazing. Love the ship in the bottle. This is a compelling and impressive piece!!!
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MyDreamss Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Amazing!!
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Celairen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful art work :love:
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danb13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks awesome!
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sage525 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
Really cool!
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FractalBee Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Very cool! :)
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
I like how you painted the sea in the bottle :)
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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drigulch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Oh yeah, i can well imagine this supernatural supreme overseer of the seas maintaining an entire collection of ships in bottles which she arranges very proper and neatly on the shelves of her lair. i think that very possibly what she decides to do those those entrapped inside may not be always so proper nor neat. i wonder if that wayward crew is the slight bit aware of what lurks above those dark gathering clouds, sticking her supernatural finger into the seas to give their surroundings a stir and a storm.
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! They probably don't, poor little guys.
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Pantip Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Looks incredible, good job on drawing the bottle :D
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
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Annyaonweb Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
i love it, especially in the bottle, the coloring is amazing~
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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creyk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOw I love how she wears different colors of make-up on the eyes, it's funny:laughing:
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elbarien Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I'm glad! :la: Thanks!
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