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Spiritual Herbalists by tentaculus Spiritual Herbalists by tentaculus
A pinch of galangal, roots of vetiver
Verdant blades of screwpines
Twining betel
Petals of wax roses, a handful of cloves
Elixir from sandalwood
Extract of jasmine
Essence of patchouli
Gingers,
Red and white

For grace
And fragrance.



The first part of Niskala series. This piece depicts two female spirits collecting medicinal herbs and aromatic spices from the rainforest. The headdress they are wearing are inspired from traditional Javanese dance crowns.

Inspired by an indigenous form of herbalism, 'Jamu'.
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Sushi-Cutie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, it's very pretty.^^ I hope to dabble with herbs, too.^^
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Beautiful job.:love:
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robyn-intherain Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
this is beautiful
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Thanks! :)
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Veroine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome... the colours are lovely.. wonderful shades of green... :clap:
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
ahhh thanks so much, although in my present opinion, it's a bit too pale for my liking.

And I'm really sorry for replying this late, comments in my hiatus period start to resurface just now :)
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Veroine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
pale? ga kok... it's nice... =D
oo gapapa kali... im fine with late replys.. u don't have to relpy every comments as soon as u get one anyway..
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I love it to bits..:love:
Awesome atmosphere and usage of traditional elements. I particularly love the little prose on the artist's comment and how well it complements the picture...:3 This little imagery starts dancing in my head where the spirits brewing with the prose sing-songed in a sort of Javanese tembang...whee! X3
lagi! lagi! ^^
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tentaculus Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
teheeee, that's also the sort of image that popped up in my head too. The spirits are dancing in harmony with a soft, yet lively gamelan melody. Perhaps a nice, echoing Javanese chanting as well.

My greatest thanks to you :D


oh btw, I'm planning to redo this, what do you think?
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, thanks to you for making such a wonderful image ;)
nyu? redo? like a different version? perhaps something with a wider scope, where we can actually see the spirits on the process of brewing? that'd be cool
*puppy dog eyes*
:D
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tentaculus Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
mmmmmm perhaps they're a little more organic this time, better contrasts, well in the process of brewing if I can manage to draw them properly, hahaha......

and my admirations to you too, I consider your creations as subtle and sublime :D
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arghabaji Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
super duper keren!
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
heheheeh thanx !
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icarosteel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
wow, great work, man!!
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
hey, thanks so much ! :D
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icarosteel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
you're very welcome!!
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z-hard Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Blending warna hijaunya top banget! Saya suka daun-daunannya..
Gambar yang sangat cantik.. yeah :D
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
wah, terimakasih banyak ! :D
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sketsaanonym Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
lovely....
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
terima kasih banyak :D
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sketsaanonym Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
same same
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AMBONE105 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keren!!! mukanya kaya topeng :D
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tamadita Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
totally sick!
anjriiit!
hahaha sok amazed gt gw..
padahal udah pernah liat aslinya.
top abis ga!
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
heheheheheheh thanx banyak mil...........

yang ini bener2x perjuangan, hahaha
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durgas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
I love this alot !!!
Really !
Such a great job !
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ijul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
indah sekali ...saya suka sekali karya anda ini...
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
terimakasih banyak :D
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ijul Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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xenocerebral Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :clap:
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
akhirnya gw bisa juga digital painting :phew:.........thanx banyak !

any crits ?
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Trash63 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Whoah, thank you so much !!!!! :boogie:
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dsh-oseven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
bagusssss banget banget banget banget gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa sumpah gw favorit bgt yg ini!
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
wahh dash, thanx banyak, thanx banyak!! :happycry:
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