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The Last Naiad by Onanymous The Last Naiad by Onanymous
Whether science or magic was to blame, nobody knew, but something was turning all the water in the world into ice.
It started slowly, unobtrusively - tiny flecks of ice floating in ponds, a few crystals on the edges of a waterfall.
But like an infection, the ice kept spreading.

The Naiads, so intimately connected to the bodies of water under their protection that their very existence depended on it, were the first to feel the lasting effects. Their aqueous bodies became lethargic, hard to move. They tried to fight it, but the spread of the ice was unrelentless and absolute.

Finally, one by one, they stopped struggling, giving themselves over to the ice and it's cold, hard oblivion.



Animated Work in Progress


Figure courtesy of ~osga
All other stock from stock.xchng

Created for Fantasy XIII: Sole Survivor @ Worth1000

Photoshop CS2
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GeneralLee1807 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. You should join my group. [link]
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowwwww stuunig job:clap:
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...so cool! and well executed
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:iconcaryandfrankarts:
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! The first time I saw this on Worth I saw the WIP several times over and over again:), this is one of my big favourites on Worth, big piece of art! :clap:
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FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Amazing!!.
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:iconfleurine-retore:
Fleurine-Retore Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a master piece ! amazing !
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:iconblockmyster:
blockmyster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
good image
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconstenbocken:
Stenbocken Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I feel so sorrry for her! The picture is amazing and the words are as captivating as the picture is.
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Splendid image ! :wow:
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:iconjkdesigner:
JKdesigner Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Featured [link]
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Puppetdog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Have you ever read Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.? Your story shows one of the sadder aspects of "ice 9" from this book. Ice 9 being a self replicating way for water to crystalize at nearly any temperature. I recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it. It's killer!
Your skill at manipulation is probably the best I've ever seen. It's hard to choose what pieces of yours to favorite----cause I want to fave them all!
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:icononanymous:
Onanymous Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I haven't read Cat's Cradle yet, but the idea of Ice 9 was definitely part of my inspiration.
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
:clap: Congratulations! ~ absolutely cool
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:iconinkognitomum:
INKognitomum Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Wow!
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:iconasterodia:
Asterodia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student General Artist
OMG that looks so shiny! O_O and hey u live in SA! lolz same here!
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:iconezprint:
ezprint Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
very nice
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:iconsnowcrasher:
SnowCrasher Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture to go with (sad but) lovely story.
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:iconsweetdreamssucker:
SweetDreamsSucker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Student Writer
I love it
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:iconmjdaluz:
mjdaluz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
stunning work!
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:iconkreatrix:
Kreatrix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
oo i love this fellow worthian friggin SCHWEET!!!! i faved ;)
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Awesome ! :clap:
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:iconpygar:
Pygar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi
Just to let you know that your wonderful work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Hi there :D Just a quick note to let you know you've been featured in my journal :blowkiss:
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! :clap:
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deathbycanon-stock Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
fantastic piece. I love how well the image goes with the story of her being caught in the ice.The translunce of her body is very cool and the lighting coming from behind is awesome. Great Job!
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:iconlamiafemina:
LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Exellent :)
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:iconmariana579:
mariana579 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
...saw this on worth1000 time ago...:)
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:iconmattiello:
Mattiello Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Writer
wow! this is spectacular! great job!
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tass123 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
just popping by to let you know you're work was featured in my journal =]

if you want me to remove it i can do so :)
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LynTaylor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Writer
Yay! Congratulations. I'm glad you got it. I just loved this :D
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EliteArtists Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
:snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::heart::heart::heart::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake:
:trophy: Congratulations you are the OVERALL WINNER in *EliteArtists Dec challenge "ICE" :clap:
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:iconozplasmic:
ozplasmic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The Soli comps produced some real gems!
This is one of the best by far!
:)
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:iconzet-up:
Zet-Up Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
nice work dude!! :D

:+fav:
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:iconpixelchemist:
pixelchemist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Beautiful image... excellent manipulation. Really well done.

Congrats on the "Daily D"!

:D
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:iconai-no-miko500:
Ai-no-Miko500 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
wow. beautiful. I mean really. I want to stare at it . . .
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:iconbrosknub:
brosknub Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Good...good....good...wonderful
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:iconheavenaura:
Heavenaura Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
pweetyyy am jealous
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:iconduthnor:
DUTHNOR Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
SO TREMULOUS AND FROZEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................
A SPECTRAL IMAGE VERY BEAUTIFULL...................
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:iconladydancesalot:
LadyDancesalot Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007   Writer
Good story.
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:iconenchanted-black-rose:
enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. :faint:
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:iconthe-catz:
The-Catz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Ice-Nine?
lol.
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:icononanymous:
Onanymous Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I've never actually read Cat's Cradle, but yea, the idea behind Ice-Nine was definitely an inspiration.
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:iconthe-catz:
The-Catz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
That's pretty cool then.
I do recommend that you read it, it's one of my favorite Vonnegut books.
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:iconhouk:
houk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
great work.
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:iconqbeentraining:
qbeentraining Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Beautiful, yet so sad. I hope they find a way to recover from their frozen state...
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:iconbosio:
bosio Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
very beautiful, a lot of emotion, touches me
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:iconpyro13175:
Pyro13175 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Student Writer
wow! this is really nice.
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gumonshoes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
wow
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