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Frost Spirit by silvestris Frost Spirit by silvestris
Merry Christmas, y'all!

Whipped this picture together to use as winter-time graphic for Silvestris.Net. I started out drawing a snowy forest, needed an object of focus, and tried a few different ideas until finally I settled on an old favorite. For some reason, snow/ice deer work very well as a winter symbol for me.

This one is all icicle-y - a spirit of frost and snow, perhaps, an embodiment of the cold season. Ethereal, beautiful, but untouchable and cold. The purity of chill and ice.

Media Used: Corel Photopaint 9 (as always) and my Wacom Graphire3.
Image Silvestris (me) 2003. May not be used in any way without my permission.
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:iconmoononokehime:
MoononokeHime Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful !
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you. :)
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:iconpcamenzind:
PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Writer
So gentle!
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Glad you like it. :)
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:iconneiot:
Neiot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Thank you! :)
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:iconkeyfrost:
KeyFrost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous. c:
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconteddymecheto:
teddymecheto Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
That is soooo cool!!!!
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I'm glad you like it. :)
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:icontheburningpeony:
TheBurningPeony Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my! Wow, the gracefulness of it's pose just took my breath away!
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thank you! Glad you like it! :)
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:iconartisticanimallover:
ArtisticAnimalLover Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! It almost makes me think of a patronus from harry potter.
But it looks really awesome!
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you! Glad you like it. :)
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:icondonnamcnb:
donnamcnb Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Just beautiful, the embodiment of winter! If you ever illustrate a tarot deck, do let me know. I'd buy it!
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconbluestorm548:
bluestorm548 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
ooo, cool ^_^
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconbluestorm548:
bluestorm548 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
no prob
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:iconwtfwonder:
WTFWonder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
That's absolutely beautiful. He looks like ice and glass and diamonds and I love him.
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thank you! Glad you like it! :D
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:iconfuneraldyingheart:
FuneralDyingheart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing :3
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:iconfuneraldyingheart:
FuneralDyingheart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3
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:iconraven-firewind:
Raven-Firewind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
So pretty. This must have taken a lot of work.
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Glad you like it. :)
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:icondeviantsdenizine:
DeviantsDenizine Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I really like this, it totally embodies all the feelings I have at christmas; nostalgia, happiness, I love this piece.
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:iconpolarflare:
PolarFlare Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just lovely!
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:iconfrontslide:
Frontslide Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Absolutely beautiful, and very soulful. Well done!
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:iconthenicconicco:
thenicconicco Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Writer
sooo cool!
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:iconarchnecrolyte:
archnecrolyte Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Makes me want freezing rain... reminds me of the weird beauty that a good freezing rain-storm leaves behind.
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:iconsapphiresenthiss:
Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:!!!!!!
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite, featured:[link]
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I'm glad you like it - thank you! :D
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist
love it!! the colors and the atmposphere is sow calm. Love the idea! :D:D:D
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:icontillyofsilly:
TillyofSilly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Ooh I love this it is so beautiful. It looks delicate yet stale wort at the same time. I love it!

-Tilly
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:iconblueeyedwerewolf:
BlueEyedWerewolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student General Artist
That is very beautiful <333
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:icon267surreal-girl267:
267SuRReal-GiRL267 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wow! It's so beautiful!
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:icondrawnword:
DrawnWord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Really beautyful! We have lot's of theese in Norway!
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:iconuchiha00006:
Uchiha00006 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thank you. :)
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:icondarkwoodda:
DarkwoodDA Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
What a forestry royal. So high so pure and yet cold. Love it.
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thank you. :)
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:iconxxanemic333vampirexx:
xXanemic333vampireXx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh......................... O.O

nothing else i can say.... :heart:
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:iconsilvestris:
silvestris Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Glad you like it. :)
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:iconsouthshuter:
SouthShuter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmidnightsmoon1126:
MidnightsMoon1126 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconstormofblue:
StormofBlue Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
It's lovely
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:iconblizzardwish101:
Blizzardwish101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!
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