The Dying Dryad by Vanessa Barklay

Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs. These were the Hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the Hamadryad associated with it died as well.

Inspired by Sorrow Sister by ToastedGhost
Tree roots
Dryad girl

The Conception of Helen

Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • Roz Rayner-Rix
    Roz Rayner-Rixabout 4 years ago

    This is really lovely

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for your comment! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • keepintouch
    keepintouchabout 4 years ago

    Excellent creation Vanessa
    Awesome viewing

  • Thanks so much, I have been wanting to create a Dryad for so long now..! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 4 years ago

    stunning artwork, truly amazing

  • Thank you so much for enjoying this one! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • keepintouch
    keepintouchabout 4 years ago

    You have achieved this in aces Exceptional work!

  • Thankyou, it’s comments like yours that make me happy to be on Red Bubble! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago


  • So happy you enjoyed it Rosalin! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    WOW!!! fantastic dear V!!!

  • Hi mate and thank you!! Been wanting to do a dryad for a while now just wasn’t sure how! lol :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    Come to Vanessa for Fabulous rich sensual creations ! Wow ! what a powerful awesome image !……AMAZING !

  • Thank you so very much for enjoying this one Paul! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • michellerena
    michellerenaabout 4 years ago

    Wow, this really packs a punch Vanessa, one of your best in my opinion

  • Thank you so much Michelle, how great to hear that, in a Greek myth mood! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorabout 4 years ago

    Wow Vanessa, Stunning image. Beautifully done.

  • Thanks Terrie, this one I had been thinking about making for ages!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful and powerful piece my friend! Congratulations on a wonderful work of art :)

  • Thank you!! I am glad I went this firey way for something different :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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