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The Inner Waters by vantid
The Inner Waters
Somewhere, far away, submerged ruins reflect in crystal waters. These mysteries lay undisturbed for untold centuries until the intrepid adventurers :iconutunu: and :iconkikivuli: use deep magic and clever might to work their way into the inner waters of the lost city.

Now Utunu has found a prize for his beloved hyena, who waits above with some mischief in mind. Poor 'Tunus.

Created in Corel Painter X for the wonderful Kikivuli and Utunu.
Capillary Action by vantid
Capillary Action
My piece for the amazing Werewolf Calendar 2015! Have you seen the other art that has been done for next year? Augh, it’s all so good!  Pre-orders open on Sept. 1st, 2014 at Midnight US Pacific time!

"Not unlike their human counterparts, Werewolves are highly ritualistic beings, and each pack possesses their own unique rituals that are performed for the perceived benefit of their livelihood. Hunting for food is a large part of werewolf life and as a result a great deal of their culture is centered around the success of the hunt.  Werewolves attempt to draw in good fortune for their hunts through elaborate song, decoration, adornments, dance, and sometimes even specific sequence of events. Many believe that a successful hunt heavily depends on the exacting nature of these rituals, and therefore delegate the performance of these sacred rites to the most worthy and experienced members of the pack."

I am entranced by inventing otherworldly creature cultures, and the calendar’s vision of werewolves is rich inspiration. Imagine a hunting ceremony that is an intricate dance of controlled patient power, which culminates in gracefully allowing the deep red cloth to fall into warm, salty water. The cloth darkens, drawing in water to symbolize drawing fresh blood. If the dance is done right, the hunt should be good.

The travertine pools of Pamukkale, Turkey, fascinate me, so I was happy to have a chance to paint this natural wonder alongside the supernatural.

Once again I challenged myself with texture and light, why do I paint so much water?? Painted in Corel Painter X
I've been rather inactive on DA the last year or two. I was overwhelmed by the number of submissions in my inbox and could never browse them all. I finally unwatched most of the Groups and that has helped cut down the volume to an easily manageable trickle of delightful artwork. I know I am missing out on some really cool art in the groups, but I miss everything when there are suddenly over a thousand deviations and I don't have time to browse them all.

I also haven't been uploading as much of my work. I was away from DA so much that when I did come back, the upload interface was always different. Whyyyyy. It makes me feel like an old lady who can't figure out why her computer won't turn on because it's unplugged. Even posting journals confuses me. Journal portal, what?? Featured? Featured where?

I've been keeping very busy! I have some exciting news to share as well as several cool commission, personal projects, and the ever wonderful Werewolf Calendar. In the meantime, I started up an Etsy store!  Right now I have prints, which I make myself on my awesome giclee printer. I will be listing several originals next month, so watch the store for availability!
  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: The Natural History of Ferns
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Pathfinder
  • Eating: Scrambled eggs
  • Drinking: Assam Tea


Amber Hill
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Amber "Vantid" Hill is an accomplished artist who specializes in fantasy wildlife illustration. She is self-taught with a strong background in animal painting and anatomy. Amber's interest in the natural world began at an early age and inspired a life of drawing and observation.

In addition to art, she enjoys organic gardening and permaculture, cooking, travel, animal training, staring at moss, and dreaming of chickens. She currently resides in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with her dashing husband.

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Grays-raptor-flock Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is absolutely stunning!  And it's so inspiring and thought-provoking!  It's wow! 
Saphire21 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is absolutely beautiful. I hope one day I can paint as well as you do.
BartimaeusLumiere Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really enjoying your art, so I've decided to watch you :P
Wolflover443 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Serious! All the great drawers are females! Like sugarpoulty and you!
LoneWolfBeliever Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE your SPECTACULAR artwork!! Especially your creativeness with Okami designs! It's AWESOME!! ^v^
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