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Smilla's sense of Snow by DriPoint Smilla's sense of Snow by DriPoint
"To Defeat the Darkness you will need more than just a fine bow" the Ice Bear said in parting, "you will need courage, integrity and faith, but with these, in time, I believe you will prevail in your Quest......"

For the next instalment....
Valley of Towers by DriPoint

and the one after that:
Smilla by DriPoint

This was my entry into the "Defeat the Darkness" Contest fav.me/d7jnzg4

Update 28/05/14 - I came second in the contest and am really delighted with that!!

My image is totally unconnected but the title comes from the English translation of a great 1992 book by Danish author Peter Høeg called "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow". Smilla was an invented name whose origin is explained by the author in the book. It was made into a film in 1997.


Really great stock images, many thanks to each of you

Smilla = mirish.deviantart.com/art/Blac…

Polar Bear = senelfy-stock.deviantart.com/a…

Bow = camelfobia.deviantart.com/art/…

Cliff = polinife-stock.deviantart.com/…

Rock stack = bean-stock.deviantart.com/art/…

Background = faestock.deviantart.com/art/Mo…

I hope I have used your stock in the spirit of your relevant permissions but if you feel I have in any way breached your terms of use please let me know and I will remove or amend my piece. If you are offended or just plain disappointed by the content or quality of the work then let me know and  I will remove or amend my piece. If you like it though let me know, my ego could do with a massage.

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© 2013 - dripoint.deviantart.com/

I spend a lot of time and work really hard to generate original new imagery from the kindly donated stock images and so I would not appreciate any use, redistribution, modification, cropping, tubing or any other corruption of my creations in any way without first gaining my written consent. Doing so violates my copyright & may well also infringe upon the model & respective stock photographers copyrights or terms of use.
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:iconmga2k18:
MGA2K18 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  New Deviant  Digital Artist
This is a beautiful piece of art.. Great work!
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconmetek09:
Metek09 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im also an artist on deviant art, this one is really gorgeous, I appreciate a lot your perfection specialy on this one, thanks for the idea!

Tony.
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
:tiphat: 
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:iconpsk-photo:
PSK-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful motive. Very well done!
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconzulkirrr:
zulkirrr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing lights and shadows !
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconkazooie101:
Kazooie101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! 
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconnazirakmisbah:
naziraKmisbah Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Breathtaking Sweating a little... Fantastic work ! 
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconperseidgalaxy:
PerseidGalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap this blew my mind :O
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Zoiks! - I hope your mind has recovered now!
Thank You :)
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PerseidGalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD yw
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:iconwhimsicalblue:
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous and a lovely winter scene:love:
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconwhimsicalblue:
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome:heart:
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FleurCamacho Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooooo. very cool.
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank You
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:icongirldeathknight:
Girldeathknight Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
this is superb and gave me an idea
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017   Digital Artist
Huzzah! - Thanks very much.
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Student Writer
This looks absolutely beautiful! Polar bears are my favourite animal :)
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner May 28, 2017   Digital Artist
Huzzah! - very glad you like it :)
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:iconsaraq2:
SaraQ2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb work :D
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner May 1, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconsaraq2:
SaraQ2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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:iconeyeconartist:
eyeconartist Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconnelsonjames:
NelsonJames Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow!
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   Digital Artist
:)
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:iconmemlarry:
memlarry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great composition, beautiful lighting and very inspirational.
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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:iconcresynchro:
Cresynchro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
Love❤️❤️❤️
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Digital Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great !
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the size difference and the depth of this one. It's like the time stood still for a moment. The bear seems really gigantic.

When I saw the title, I immediately remembered the book. If I remember correctly, "Smilla" came from the English word "smile", because her parents wanted her to smile. An interesting association to put in the title, somehow it does have something in this work coming from the book. Perhaps the stubbornness of the main character, who would always feel disconnected from the outer world, but very connected to the arctic part of the planet?
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much! - to be truthful I had no idea what to call my competition entry but I'd always liked the Smilla story, and name, so I just thought I would hijack it!
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It suits her well. And shows a good literature taste. :D
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Film is hardly ever on TV though :(
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't even know there was a film, I only read the book. But I'll check it out now. :)
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Digital Artist
If you can find it - never on TV :( - books are always way better though.
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful creation!:love:
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much Pam
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015   Digital Artist
You are very welcome, Jon!
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mshellee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how you did this :)
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well balanced.
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:icondripoint:
DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks very much 
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