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Iara the Amazon River Queen with .PSD by PSHoudini Iara the Amazon River Queen with .PSD by PSHoudini
In case you are interested on how i created this image, you can download the .PSD in small resolution to know my step by steps.(please do not post this image in any other place and clame it as your own. i only provide the .psd for those of you that want to know the whole process i used and learn something from it)

tks so much for stoping by

Created for the contest
MYTHOLOGY-CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!Welcome, to the first official stock-contest on this account.
The crowds have voted and the topic shall be:
MYTHOLOGY

But of course it's not that easy. The twist is to find inspiration in the mythology of your native country or the country you live in now!
Even if you don't find a personal connection I'd like you to see this as part of the challenge – find inspiration in what your country's history has in store. And don't give me the "we have no mythology"-excuse, every country has mythology, legends, fairytales ;) I'm sure you find lots of interesting stories if you do a little bit of research.
Now, that being said: If you know y
held by Lydia(syccas-stock) :iconsyccas-stock:

Credits go to:

:iconsyccas-stock: Underwater Pack III [link]
:iconmjranum-stock: Bones [link] [link]
:iconsusancoffey::iconmjranum-stock: Model [link] [link]
:iconsnoopee63: Tree and roots [link]
:iconmonqy88: Water Parts [link]
:iconfrank40: Water Parts [link]
:iconjshei: Water Parts [link]
:iconedelihu: Underwater Bubbles [link]
Sun Brush [link]
Water Brush [link]

Story:

Iara was a beautiful young woman, sometimes described as having red hair and light skin, connected to a freshwater water body (the Tupi word y did not have a distinct meaning, being used in general for any such place) who would sit on a rock by the river combing her hair or dozing under the sun. When she felt a man around she would start to sing gently to lure him. Once under the spell of the Iara a man would leave anything to live with her underwater forever, which was not necessarily a bad thing, as she was pretty and would cater for all needs of her lover for the rest of his life.
Iaras are immortal (like the nymphs of Greek mythology), but her lovers do age and die, which means that they live most of eternity alone.
The legend of the Iara was one of the usual explanations for the disappearance of those who ventured alone in the jungle.
Iara (or Yara) is also a very popular female name in Brazil.
The Iara is similar in nature to several other female figures of folklore from other regions such as La Llorona from Mexico and the Southwestern United States, the Colombian creatures La Patasola and the Tunda and the Deer Woman of North America. All are females who at times function as sirens leading men to their death.




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Where do I begin? The colour selections are absolutely wonderful; however I do believe that the light source in the upper left hand corner is a bit too bright in comparison to the rest of the composition. I would also prefer to see the model with a questioning gaze upon her face. For me such a look would convey the thought or impression that there is something lurking in the water. Everything else is quite surreal. The bones also add a sense of caution. While the mosses and rocks add some realistic depth. Your work is always great by the way. So keep doing your thing it's both an inspiration and a motivator.
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A yet another amazing piece of work, using beautiful colours and great photoshop technique. The bones in the water definitely add a sense of danger to the whole image, which I think is perfect for portraying Iara's immortality, and the certain death of her human lovers. However, I also think that the model's expression could have been that of wonder, or perhaps a sort of questioning, playful look, while she waits for the next man to fall under the spell of her song. Overall, I think that it's simply incredible, and inspiring for those who are lucky to see it.
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FranArtes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice Art  Clap 
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MarinaDigitalArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your creativity.    
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FishFamily Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you
i love it
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hitmanmagdy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
used in here sta.sh/08829eap7hv thanks :D
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SHANHERZ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Me gustado mucho.
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GAZ00F Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful ! Good Job, it's very realistic. Thank U for PSD. I can learn more and progress ;-)
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kaya205 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
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shebnrahman Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fantastic
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trezor40 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome !This combination of water!For me, the championship !Did I ever could so I ?
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome...tks so much
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trezor40 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
I would appreciate some advice .You are my idol, your work is fantastic !Only months seats in Photoshp , so advice from the master is appreciated.Greetings from Polish .
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UnKnown-Designer092 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ,i used your PSD file as a reference ,i didn't copy any of your work from the file ,just used it as a tutorial ,if there is any harm of using it please note me so i can remove it ,thank you so much .

used here : [link]
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
great job
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UnKnown-Designer092 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ,glad you like it .
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seeingsasha Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply beautiful.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
tks so much. i really appreciate the support :-)
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seeingsasha Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome. :)

Amazing too, when I downloaded the PSD and saw how it came to be. :)
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HugoTemplier Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Muy hermosa composición. Felicitaciones [link]
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
tks so much! i really appreciate the support :-)
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:iconadipol:
Adipol Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Veri nice, thanks.
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
tks as well!
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Rainner Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is great ! I'm a apprentice photographer and I'm trying to make this kind of work in photoshop, I'm learning of lot from you PSD ! Thanks for sharing !
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
always a great pleasure! keep up the good work
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JocelynPatrick Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite amazing. :dalove:
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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Karageorges Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Molto bello disegno and bella donna!
Greetings from Paris; France!
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
tks! cheers and greeting from Brazil :-)
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vdemon62 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Perfect...*
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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Sk1zzo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Yow dude.
The work it's great.
And it's really easy.
I was thinking of a manipulation with a woman, ''half dead'' and i saw your work.
The female stock was perfect for the job,perfect position, perfect expression, also the background stock where exactly what i was looking for so i used it.
But i swear i didn't took anything from your psd. :D Not even downloaded it. :)
Hope it's ok. :)
Here is my work: [link]
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Digital Artist
great job. tks for letting me know:-)

cheers
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Riot23 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is so awesome!!!! An seeing the original psd really helped understanding this. I've tried to "recreate" this with another model. I've credited you there for and stated that I only "copied" this concept from you. I hope this is okay to you?
Here is my result: [link]
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pehday Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
What a beautiful job! I love it.
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christian1383 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just one worl ... " GREAT " !! :thumbsup:

Congratulations :)
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daNnY0vamprie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
you the best
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
tks buddy!
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daNnY0vamprie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
u w bro
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dreamcatcherkr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love this
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is different but beautiful!
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome..i really appreciate it
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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Oceliotargino Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Feature [link]
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...tks so much
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Darryuoz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Outstanding job !
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome...i really appreciate it
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000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty....*__________*
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PSHoudini Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
tks so much
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000SkyArrow000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome ...^^
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