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Totem Spirit - Crab by Ellyevans679 Totem Spirit - Crab by Ellyevans679
With a sideways tap-dance, Crab doesn’t always take the direct path, instead following the natural rhythms of the moon, the water and the land.

Crab teaches us to protect ourselves on whatever path it is that we embark upon, to shield ourselves when necessary, but not to let our emotions get the better of us, to be careful with our trust, but to believe in the divine and relax as we move amidst the watery waves of wellbeing.

Crab has a joyful ability to feel to the depths of their soul and a strong connection to home and life’s comforts.

Protection, transformation, rebirth, and deep emotions are all part of the Crab Totem Spirit symbolism.


CREDITS
Hermit crab by Parides [link]
Model purchased from Fotolia [link]
Wings by Jinx Mim [link]
Background purchased from Dreamstime [link]
Underwater Lagoon by Tigers Stock [link]
Blue Abstract Energy Swirl by Remidica [link]

Thank you for sharing


The rest has been painted using my Wacom Intuos 4 in Photoshop CS6

OTHERS FROM MY TOTEM SPIRIT SERIES


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LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Simply beautiful! :love:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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ozplasmic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one just sprung out at me , its the lighting that got me first then the subject really came through and it was an amazing piece to look at because it all flows together so well for my eye. :clap::heart:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks my friend :heart:
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ElkeSeekan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors and the pose of the woman create a really poetic atmosphere, that's beautiful !
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:rose: :heart:
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petronellavanree Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Beautiful design and the softness of the colours is great. Love it!!!!!
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sacora39 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I like this transparancy look most, the warm color choice and the calmness in her face. Also I like the swing of her hair a lot.
Would really like to know how did you done it. Is it the matter of brushes? I wonder how this illustrative style turns out?
Why does it seem to be matt while it is so very clear and sharp? Would you be so kind to give me one or more tips? How do you usually start? I like your piccies realy very much. Very good technique and very fine moods and lighting. Thank you for sharing. ;)
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Extremely attractive - sharp and warm. It´s so nice how you went to dark to brightness (bottom to surface)... :clap:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love that you noticed that.:nod: :tighthug: :heart: :rose:
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Feature [link] :iconcip4:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for including me :D :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here ->[link]
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Elchanan :tighthug:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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KimmieKrazy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!! :wow: :love:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Kimmie :tighthug:
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KimmieKrazy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work! :clap:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you`re welcome! :hug:
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Tatyana :tighthug:
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome!:hug:
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Photominer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I love this piece. Wonderful.
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and welcome to dA :hug:
:heart: Elle
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burnchild Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful colors!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :blowkiss: :love: :dance: :heart:
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AriaNycyus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a direct sence of description, wich is really stunning and nice ^^ Nice drawing :)
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Megan :blowkiss:
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AriaNycyus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I have featured your amazing work in my newest journal! [link] :heart:
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:blowkiss: :tighthug: :heart:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love it. Amazing colors. :heart:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Tammy my friend :icongiantlovehug:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
TOTALLY AMAZING!!!:wow:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Athina my friend :blowkiss: :love: :dance:
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II-S Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Lovely ! I can't wait to see the crocodile one :-)
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Haha :D :blowkiss: :tighthug: :heart:
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Pier-Francesco Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Awe-inspiring! What an extraordinary sense of composition and color! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such a thoughtful comment Pier. Happy holidays :hug:
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Celine :hug:
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NataliaAlejandra Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:clap: You've been featured in my journal!!! [link] :love: Happy holidays! :xmas:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Natalia, I'm going to pop over and have a look now :hug:
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NataliaAlejandra Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome, hun! :santa-glompplz:
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wonderful! :love:
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