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Vouivre by Orpheelin

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I'm back !! :la:

Here is an illustration I've made for *Moemai 's collective artbook "Myths and Legends"
I didn't post it before because I was unsatisfied by how it cames out. I've fixed some details and now I'm fine with it ^^.
I choose to depict one of the legends of my birth place: "la Vouivre".
It's a myth from the east of France appearing in 16th ans17th centuries texts. La vouivre (Wyvern) is described as a beautiful and wild woman (or a giant snake) wearing a big gem on the forehead or the neck. She commands to the snakes in the marshes where she lives, hidding some treasures. Many humans tried to steal her jewel when she swam in the pond( she takes of the gem before going to bath). Many humans perished from the snakes she called to protect her "precious".

I like this venomous tale. I like this terrible woman.

PS: My travel to Mexico and US turned really, really great and I enjoyed it very much! I've posted some photos on my tumblr ->[link]

Artwork(c) 2012 Orpheelin
don't use without asking me, thanks.
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tyciol Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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SongsofGina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
So mystic!!!! ^^
I love it!!!!
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Le dessin est superbe, elle est dangereusement attirante à souhait ^^

Dommage que les légendes ne lui rende pas entièrement justice : A la base la Vouivre est une créature très ancienne, protégeant les femmes et les enfants, et globalement protectrice de tout l'Ouest de France.
Elle prend forme de "Wyvern" quand on l'insulte ou attaque ses protégés, et l'apparence d'une femme pour au contraire récompenser.
Elle n'est pas foncièrement dangereuse, comme le Christianisme l'a rendu... En tout cas dans l'Ouest, c'est pas cette légende qu'on transmet xD Celle de la créature aquatique protégeant ses trésors est du Moyen-Age, donc plus récent.
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Orpheelin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
je ne connaissais que la version de mon pays :) j'ignorais que le mythe prenait ses sources dans l'ouest vu que je suis de l'Est justement ! en tous cas c'est intéressant comme un mythe peut avoir plusieurs déclinaisons au cours des ages!
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est vrai que j'ai connu la version de la gardienne de trésors quand j'habitais l'Alsace =D
C'est difficile de fixer vraiment l'origine des légendes, car parfois y'a fusion de plusieurs myths. C'est vrai que celle de l'est fait très germanique : l'Or du Rhin est bien gardé par un dragon aussi... ou par des ondines x)
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   General Artist
Gorgon maybe? :O_o:
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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HisanaKuchiki Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Quelle belle ambiance de marais, j'adore ,
Quel corps elle a et belle ambiance flippante qui lui correspond :heart:
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kittehgoneAWOL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, interesting myth. Never heard of it before
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Nealiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe it's related to a mother like type thing? ?w? a mommy protecting her jewel?~~~ Taking off the burden at times~~ Like mama bear "You no messy with mah babies~~"?
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Zulma-san Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
<3 Salut Nounou!!!
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Ysvyri Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very very cool, she looks like an awesome character :)
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:iconcalmar:
Calmar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
She looks wonderful!

It's also interesting to know where the word 'wyvern' comes from.
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Ignatz01 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Really a wonderful work.Some people have a special gift and you are one of this....a very special gift to create dreams with your art.Thank's for every gift you donate to all with every work!
Ah a small gift, exist really a Elven valley in Italy , it's really his name find where now ^^....and there are naturally lot's of legends.........
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Very very cool legend.
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Pikahopp Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
She looks dangerous :O (amazing)
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SilentShadow1991 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's beautiful! :3
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atome12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Très belle illu de cette créature trop peu connue :) Je l'avais découverte il y a suuuuper longtemps dans "légendes des lacs et des rivières" de Clavel. Le pire c'est que malgré toute ma culture rolistico-geek, y'a fallu ton commentaire pour que je fasse le rapprochement entre "vouivre" et "wyvern" -_-
Du coup merci pour tout; le plaisir des yeux et le ch'ti bout de culture :p
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Fruit-Sauvage Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Entre la charmante demoiselle et sa gemme, je ne sais quel joyaux m'attire le plus :love:. Mais bon, connaissant la légende, je pense que je vais rester discret ^^'.
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StyxLady Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I love the legend behind her, and I love the dark colors you used to portray her. Menacing, but beautiful!
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safiah Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This is beautiful! I love the colors. They're so subtle, but keep drawing my eye over and over again.
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think what's a little off to me about this is the grey shading on her skin. It makes her look plastic or dead... But I really like the lineart and especially the background so it's not really too offputting c:
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Mistress-0f-Dragons Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Writer
Really cool. I think I would freak out if there was a snake on my bum.*shivers* I don't like snakes.
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M-aelis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh de retour, c'est cool ça ! Heureuse de lire que ton voyage était cool ! (j'irai voir les photos histoire de voyager un peu aussi ^^=)

Je ne connaissais pas cette légende, en tout cas, dès que je l'ai vue, je me suis dit "elle est si vénéneuse", j'adore ! Pi j'aime beaucoup les tonalités, l'ambiance pesante mais pas lourde, bref, c'est génial !
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M-aelis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(tain, jdis trop dla marde pour exprimer ma pensée passée une certaine heure, sorry, bref, c'est beau quoi Q_Q)
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You might wanna consider adding a mature tag to this; immature viewers might find it to be too much. It's very well-done, though.
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FLYBAT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
This girl is somehow one of the most arousing things I ever saw anywhere on DeviantART.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew that tale about the Wyvern, very cool!
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ben je serais eux, j'aurais plutôt tenté ma chance auprès de cette belle femme fatale, bon après il ne faut pas avoir peur de ce qu'elle ferait si on l'opportune mais ça vaut le coup, elle est vraiment très belle. :D
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Beautiful
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bon3xl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
it's beautiful, it's awesome XD
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MelZayas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love her hair, and her eyes are so haunting. I would love to see this artbook!
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Amaltheren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah oui effectivement ça a assez noirci à l'impression en fait °_° C'est chouette de voir la version qui shine bien sur écran ! Ptain pourtant le vert quelle couleur de merde à travailler =0= Bien joué d'avoir aussi bien rendu une ambiance marécageuse bien glauque sans que ça devienne juste une grosse flaque verte XD Avec les yeux et la pierre très bleu ça pète bien !
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Clover1981 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's to dark for my taste, well the water and lights effect are well made i just think her position looks kinda strange.
you have made a so well looking tree in there that the leafes in the background don't match in well. the dark ones are ok the light ones are just missing some more color differences
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TroikAnia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY!! You're BACK!!!! 8DDDD
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Airoshi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
........I don't know if it was because something else on the front page was moving, causing a trick of the eye, but I swear I saw this picture blink.....anyway, nice drawing! XD
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Doria-Plume Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hihi la voilà enfin ! :heart:
Elle ets vraiment superbe ! Ca change de ta palette de couleur habituelle je trouve, et c'est vraiment cool ! Elle fait vraiment très sombre et dangereuse, et l'ambiance est ensorcelante *u*
(Ravie que ton voyage se soit bien déroulé ! Les photos sont très belles !! *3*)
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choco89 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
j'aime la mise en scène et l'ambiance colorée : D cette version est un peu plus saturée et contrastée que la version papier, ça faisait parti de ptites modifs' ? : D (ou bien c'est juste l'impression papier qui m'induit en erreur haha XD..)
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Orpheelin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
hehe non c'est a l'impression que ça a noirci >_< ca a toujours été plus joli en version écran :p
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Elyan-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
C'est marrant, je la trouve un peu différente des autres illus sans savoir dire en quoi exactement !
En tout cas, je trouve que le dessin colle parfaitement à la légende !
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eitherangel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I cant find so much about her on google, only in french sites. Pity! She sounds really intresting! :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nicely done! :D I like the pose, the colours and of course the background! Very well done! :D
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0635722 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Je viens d'apprendre un truc. Je pensais que c'était juste une sorte de dragon, mais j'adore la version beauté maléfique. Et bon retour de voyage.
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Orpheelin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
la forme la plus rapportée dans les textes est celle d'un serpent ailé, mais il y a d'autres versions ou elle prend l'apparence d'une femme pour séduire le pauvre mortel égaré^^
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0635722 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Si elle a cette apparence là, je suis foutu en cas de rencontre.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
provocative and frightening. nice work.
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Writer
she's very pretty and looks very confident too I love her hair
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Arwen-Lanthir Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Belle interprétation de ce mythe! C'est rare de voir des illustrations sur ce genre de légende. Le résultat est superbe >_< J'aime beaucoup les petites touches de bleu qui attire le regard sur son visage... disons... envoûtant... ^^
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am IN LOVE with her smile...she clearly knows something that we do not... ;P
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