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Calathea by jeffreylai Calathea by jeffreylai
First painting of 2010!

just carrying on from my other pics..
well actually this started from one of my sketches which you can see here -->[link]
This is Calathea, another one of the elder tree spirits.
She controls most of the Northern tropical borders of the forest
where she renews the boundaries to keep outside visitors out.
she has her spiritual minions to do her bidding

I was watching this documentary about Mongolia, and this family was going to perform a ritual. These monks also joined in.
'Mankind plunders the earth for her treasures, thus driving the spirits away. We pray to bring them back.'

I really liked this quote. Definitely workin that into the story.

Blog: [link]
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mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way you give volume to forms, its like sculpture.
Amazing.
More paintings please!!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Filmographer
maybe when I have some more time! :D
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bluemoon214 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
This is so beautiful! remind me of Yoshitaka Amano's work!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Filmographer
If ONLY I was awesome as him!
thank you very much :)
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bluemoon214 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Yeah!he is awesome! and you're awesome too!
I suggest this work for DD and hopefully, you get it!
Good luck! :D
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner May 6, 2010   Filmographer
ah thank you!
thats very nice of you :)
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bluemoon214 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
You're welcome! You totally deserved it! and I hope you get it. :D
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geministranger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Love it!!!!

What program are you using? It looks like oil paints. Painter? I haven't seen a brush in PS that can give that look.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks!
I use 'Artrage3' [link]
I like it much more than photoshop and painter!
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geministranger Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Interesting.
Thanks for the link.
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kheleksul Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
The colors are lovely, I kind of just want to .. stare. o__o
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Filmographer
hehe thanks!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Creep, yet beautiful as always Jeff. :)
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks Travis!
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice :) love how the people are shadows in the foreground :)
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks! I quite like'em too
tried to create a little bit of depth
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :) you succeeded ;)
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Beautiful
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thank ye!
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jamajurabaev Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
those strokes are wonderful Jeffrey!))
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thank you!
I do like my brushstrokes :)
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tsad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
wow. nice!
-really like ur style. like that oil paint feel on it hahaa
:)
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks!
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shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool quote. Yay for first work of 2010!!!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
woot!
yea that quote really stuck in my head for a while!
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shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome quote to have running through your head. I'm a sucker for a good quote. I have a journal dedicated to them. heh heh...
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CaroWaro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are big!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
haha not really!
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dangercook Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous - just really, really great.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks Adam!
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teemunkle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Digital Artist
beautiful.i know its digital but i can still smell the paint. :)
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks Jason!
I think I would like to try real paint at some stage
(I can just tell I will be very messy.)
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teemunkle Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Jeff, i would have bet money on you already being an experienced traditional painter.
i hope you do give it a go in the future, i think you would be very good.
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
I did a tiny tiny bit of acrylic painting during uni
but I was kind of.. not good lol
controlling the paints is what gave me issues
(and cleaning up!)
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DrStein Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, I love the colors and the stains, it's hard to create a god digital look that way, nice work!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thank you!
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Daneril Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
awsome work! lovely colors and brush strokes
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Filmographer
Thanks :D
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JohanndeVenecia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Yeah I know, half the people watching me were like, wait who are you again? LOL!!! Got more stuff to upload, I was just too lazy to scan. I hibernate in the winter. BTW, I was reading your description more, and it is really interesting to see you continue the set. I can see the cohesion in style and mood from your earlier work. Looking forward to more, as you unravel this world.
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JohanndeVenecia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Way to start the new year. This is good stuff!
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Filmographer
thanks man!
whoa haven't seen you post art in ages!
hope you had a good holiday season :)
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VaiFlow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice to see some of your newer work. I like the brush strokes and highlights in the middle. They add alot to the piece. Her helmet/headpiece is cool as well.

Great work as always man :thumbsup:
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Filmographer
thanks very much!
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