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Lethe by myuinhiding Lethe by myuinhiding
Okay, for now this is done. Here, have a mythology lession [link] and take from this what you will.

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[link]
There was a second one that I used, but I can't seem to find the link to it D:

EDIT: Went back and made a few changes after getting some suggestions. The lighting is definitely more along the lines of what I was going for lol

Krystal (c) Nintendo
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:iconcrawfordjenny:
CrawfordJenny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Very cool.
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:iconcylor:
Cylor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is really cool.
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Bigjim3D Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How awesomely made. I love the dark and bright addons of colors here and there. Very good blendsing of colors and smooths shades, while shapr highlights. Very nice painting. Definitely comes to my liking. :D
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BMania-Sketches Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The colors and details are so amazing. :faint: awesome job! ^u^
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GamerGirlN Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What program you use to draw?
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:iconmyuinhiding:
myuinhiding Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture was done in Corel Painter 8, but I currently use Sai.
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GamerGirlN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx ^_^
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:iconcoolfire60:
coolfire60 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student General Artist
such serenity and beauty, i love the atmosphere and detail its very peaceful yet mystical

masterful work myu :handshake::trophy:
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:iconsidfan12:
Sidfan12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow! This is so amazing! Good job!
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Moguryuu Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Reminds me a bit of Rare's original intention for Krystal, for some reason. Brings off a serious feel of mysticism. I really love the environment you placed her in, too. Reminds me not only of the underworld (probably your intent from your little wiki link), but also of ruins located deep within South America or something. Oooh, mysterious. This is seriously one of my recent favorites on dA. :D
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HeruAnubisSolares Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, I prefer the Styx. My friend Charon likes to hang out there.
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UN4Ever Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
:hmm: nice, but , what is the true meaning of this art ?

Can u tell me ? :?
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bertjandejong Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
wow that looks damn good =]
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Pip-Indigo-13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
It's so pretty. ^^ I love it.
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Very beautiful!
Love the splash and clash of colors, and of course, I love Krystal. :3
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:iconkulcheck:
Kulcheck Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
this is the most uniquely colorful thing i've seen someone do with krystal. ^_^
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:iconnoe-izumi:
Noe-Izumi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an impressive result! Great job!!!!
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ALA1N-J Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Definitely going to my faves!
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cha0sLeader Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Should I be, like, worried that I used the concept of Lethe already? Also in a Star Fox context?

"In the ancient myths, Lethe was the name of a river, one of five that flow though the underworld where the spirits of the dead go. The other four rivers are: Styx, the river of hate, Acheron, the river of pain, Cocytus, the river of anguish, and Phlegethon, the river of fire. These other four are unstable concepts, unpredictable, uncontrollable. No, I prefer Lethe. In its original language, Lethe means 'oblivion', 'forgetfulness' or 'concealment'. Those who drank from this river would experience a state of utter forgetfulness, a complete amnesia."

-Serge Noire, "Star Fox: Legacy"

But here, I think I can glean meaning from this. To step into the waters of Lethe is to forget. If we want to dive into Krystal's backstory, she lost her home, an entire world destroyed, and everyone she'd ever known, dead. Such a traumatic event is going to leave mental and emotional scars which will never heal. How relieving would it be if there were a way to make the pain go away, to erase it, to forget it. But, clearly there's more going on here. I'm going to offer up one of the possible interpretations swirling around here in my strange head: our lady has made the decision to forget, and cast the staff into the river (more symbolic than practical, but hey: symbolic license), however, the river gives the staff back. In essence: "this is something not even Lethe will let you forget." sending her off with more than a small touch of destiny.

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:blushes: Anyway, that's what I thought of when I looked at this picture and turn on the "Artsy" switch in my head. I hope you didn't mind too much.
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DavidIsDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!
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FREAKKATT Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... this is so gorgeous <33. I love the sharp angles on her face and all the color in the water.
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:iconkulcheck:
Kulcheck Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
You spent a gr8 deal of time on this one, and it shows magnificently ^_^
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ApocalypticAya Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is unbelevably beautiful. Nicely done ^^. I love the water.
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ScottyTheMan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Turned out amazing! :D
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Shadow59productions Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo.. puuuuuurty...
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:iconjabariboykin:
Jabariboykin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Hmmm, is she dropping the staff into the water or summoning it from the water?
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:iconmyuinhiding:
myuinhiding Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which do you think, based on the myth?
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:iconjabariboykin:
Jabariboykin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Hmmm, dropping it? That seems to fit. Im probably wrong though.
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:iconosmostrix:
Osmostrix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Beautiful!
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Northern-Megas Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
So she is there to forget?
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:iconshirogitsune:
Shirogitsune Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I love the colors and your work with values. ^.^
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:iconsilveryoshi:
SilverYoshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
This truly turned out amazing, awesome work! :)
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Alex-Silver-Husky Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture, I like how you drew Krystal.
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