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Ocypete by slshimerdla Ocypete by slshimerdla
Update: More definition added to wings.

Ocypete (“the swift wing”) was one of the three harpies of Greek mythology, along with Aello and Calaeno.

Harpies were seen as the personification of the destructive nature of wind, so I wanted to portray a sense of movement.

Would love to hear what you think! And, as always, thank you for any comments/favorites! :)

Closeups: 
Ocypete Closeups by slshimerdla

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Intended-Effects Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this one!!!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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ColdEver Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!! 
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I still love her, too :)
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ColdEver Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe it! ...is amazing Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion 
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artisticfrog Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Harpies have been one of my favorite greek mythological creatures ever since I seen one(in a book by the way). And I never knew they had names. But this picture is AWESOME and LOVE her HUGE wings.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They really are awesome creatures. Probably a good thing you saw yours in a book and not real life. That would've made for an interesting conversation with the insane asylum inmates, though. :D

And thank you!
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artisticfrog Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, no problem
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful! From the wind, background, wings to her face! Amazing feet/talons. Yes, this is well worthy of awards! :heart:
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! So thoughtful :)
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Catluckey Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconhugglesplz: You're welcome!
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:iconbranka-johnlockian:
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic :clap:
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so very much! I appreciate it :)
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Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :hug:
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InsaneTownPrjct Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece, it's just incredible and breath taking, ggood to have you back in my notifications.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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EmmaEsme Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't see the wings before, but they look awesome now!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I had made them terribly blurry, without any distinction... as I was going for that sense of movement. But it didn't fit the rest of the painting, and looked odd. Glad you like them!
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
awesome 
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
np
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Amazing work!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Shucks! Glad you like it, thanks :)
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
You're welcome!
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AroonCat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Love it! Tagging Ninuturu and evatheshyva to see it too ^^
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and thanks! :)
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AroonCat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student General Artist
No prob ^^
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evatheshyva Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It indeed is amazing! :D
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Ninuturu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wist je dat :stare: ze aan de ene kant werden gezien als engelen door dat geloof en door het andere geloof gezien werden als harpies :stare:
Nindatix :XD:
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kootenayphotos Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015   Photographer
Wonderful :)
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Quistis3pe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Scary yet beautiful at the same time,-
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Quistis3pe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
yer most welcome :aww:
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Hollvik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very graceful and beautiful! I really like this piece!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! She's one of my favorites, as well. :)
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Hollvik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Guidinglove Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The joy of flight captured perfectly <3.
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad :)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
MY GOD, this is gorgeous! I love the subject matter and your ability to create graceful, beautiful movement in your art. Lovely. :iconbigheartplz:
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it spoke to you. :)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, sweet cheeks! :iconrubcheeksplz: :iconbigheartplz:
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Tabashi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is perfect O_O the details, omg. and the wings are the best part of it. great job!! :)
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! So glad to hear, they were the part I struggled with the most. :)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, well done with her wings. Very detailed indeed. I can only hope I can achieve that one day! Beautiful atmospheric mood! I believe you have nailed what you wanted to go for! :heart:
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! So glad to hear it :)
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DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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integramoiraisyndori Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow.  This is gorgeous :O  Absolutely gorgeous!!!
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