A tribute to the artwork of JW Waterhouse who I greatly admire.

I wanted to re-create one of my personal favorites using an entirely different medium.
In this artwork I used over 50 photographic elements combined with digital painting to create a work with the same theme, colour pallete and general composition as Waterhouse’s original work ‘Hylas & the Nymphs’.

You may notice there are small changes in the position of each model & if you have a look at the closeups of this work, you’ll see some of the fine detail that was worked into every inch of the digital canvas.

You can see the detail images and a timelapse video of how this work was created on my website

This was certainly an epic undertaking with almost all of the photographic elements being photographed by myself. The female models are in fact all the same person with the facial features being painted over to achieve the right ‘look’. Alot of work but so much fun!


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Lauren is a struggling artist and hopeless romantic who lives in the mountain rainforests and swims in the rivers of Upper Orara, NSW, Australia.

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 3 years ago

    Breathtakingly beautiful…I am a huge admirer of Waterhouse’s work also and this is a stunning homage. Beautiful in every way. Love it.

  • dvande1
    dvande1over 3 years ago

    very well done indeed!

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 3 years ago

    Holy cow…..magnificent!

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    Fabulous work, I’m lost for words

  • dovey1968
    dovey1968over 3 years ago

    so very lovely, beautiful work :)

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 3 years ago

    Remarkable work.

  • WickedlyLovely
    WickedlyLovelyover 3 years ago

    I absolutely love this!

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic work… I love the preraphaelite… it’s a superb tribute ! I am amazed by the quality of the details and the beauty of the whole !!
    Please add it to The League of Extraordinary Photomanipulation !!

  • Smudgers Art
    Smudgers Artalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning .. luv it

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanalmost 3 years ago

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