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Aurora:  Day Line Art by AngelaSasser Aurora:  Day Line Art by AngelaSasser

:new: This original ink drawing is currently for sale on Etsy!

Inspired by an art challenge over at :iconfreelancers:. The challenge: Emulate an artist of your choice. I chose Alphonse Mucha, one of the most celebrated masters of Art Neauvou. I've always admired his ability to depict his figures with such grace, flowing line style, and intricacy so I was really excited to try my hand at Mucha's style.

I chose Aurora Adonai, one of my favorite subjects to draw. Since her name roughly means "Light of God", I figured she'd be the perfect candidate for the "Day" half of this small series. Next up: Arashiko as "Night".

Color coming soon via copic markers! I'm thinking she'll be lovely in a rich red/purple/yellow sunset scheme:heart:

Mircon pens. 8.5x11 inches, 10 hours.

Aurora Adonai Angela Sasser, =AngelaSasser
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice pic :)
Valkyrjar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Mucha rules. so does this
femalewisdom Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
great piece
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
femalewisdom Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
your welcome!
Mistresselysia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
WOW! :omg: So detailed... :clap: excellent work! She looks like she's stepped directly from an Indian temple's wall ;)
HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
oh wow.. what an incredible revisitation of your butterfly! tis stunning... abosolutely lovely- can't wait to see it in color me dear!
Abaddon-ShadowAngel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
*passes out with nosebleed* yea more aurora, i luvs her. you are the automatic shiznat for doing mucha. (fav)
Charlemaine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006   Writer
As an Art nouveau fan, I hereby declare absolute worship of your drawing! Your inkwork is completely lovely and I dunno how you get it so fine. Fave
Mondevu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Student Filmographer
Sweet! ^_^ :clap:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
AHEM. Excuse me missus. *pokes with the pokey stick of doom* You've nicked my upcoming project for Aurora. I was going to do her in an art nouveau style for you. *pokes again* But.. I guesss you've done her so well I can't complain, I'll have to get my thinky head on and come up with something else, or try and think of a new take on Art Nouveau. I can't even begin to think of how long all that inking must ahve taken you, especially with the repeating design round the edge. I know through that piece I showed you for the Artists for Charity gallery I started that doing those designs by hand is tedious. You've gotta admire Mucha for his patience if nothing else! Love the composition with the swrod at the top, breaking up the circle, and the flwoiness of her body is great too. Can't wait to see it coloured. Don't go too over the top with the saturation whe you colour it though.. and if you're going for sunsetty colours, try just a touch of turquoises or murky browns in it, Mucha's colour sense is almost as genius as his eye for flow and detail.
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ohh I'm sorry, SamXD I thought you were doing the scary Aury with the horns and the fans with a sort of cyber punk/nouveau style. I think you could still do it since it'll be an entirely different concept and I'd loove to see you do it! Plus, you're the master of mixing different styles to form something amazing and unique! Like the Mae piece for example. Whatever you end up doing, I'm sure it'll be awesome:nod:

I'm already running into problems whilst coloring this since it's so easy to get too detailed with the way I color and the only two reds I have are very overwhelming. Must think in flatter, softer terms! *hits self*. I'm coloring on a printed out version, though, so I'll at least have the untarnished original piece should it not work out. I might even try it in color pencil instead if the marker comes out horrible. we'll just have to see what happens.
Zephyri Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
ooh... doing it in a similar style to Mae might very well be much fun... *makes notes* but with a darker colour scheme.. reds and indigos, with more black... mmm... And I can imagine that markers might push it into the brighter tones. *wants to see the finished article*
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ohh yes reds and indigos sound lovely. I've actually dumped the marker colored version of this piece for the color pencil version. The marker came out too saturated and intense which overpowered the line work. The pencils are much softer and more mucha-esque. Sooon I'll have the background done and it shall be finished! (neglecting that book cover is baaad..but productive>_>;)
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow its looking GREAT so far =D
I think markers are a great choice to colour it in.
I cant wait to see it. the detail is exquisite
BabyBori Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
I cannot wait to see the color! Great outlining!
QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. Mucha is one of my favorite artists, and one of my earliest influences. Can't wait to see this one in color :)
pv-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
the leg positions is really nice. maybe close up on the face? i can't really see what's goin on up there XD i may need those glasses after all tho
windfalcon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist

Holy CRAP that is awesome! The linework...THE LINEWORK! It's so gorgeous! And of course, her pose is just awesome too *_* I love the different thicknesses of lines, particularly on the border. As usual, your anatomy kicks so much ass XD

I want to see this colorrrred! *throttles*
yume-ookami Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
holy crap its awesome!!!!!!!!!!! :XD:
djSeragaki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Thats a lot of detail in not a lot of space, brilliant stuff LD7 ^^
Aremke Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. It's nice to see the refined lines for this. I really like the detail on this as well as the realistic proportions. Not a bad outfit either ^_~ Hope to see this colored. You're getting much better at conveying natural movement and your inking's gone up as well.
BlueLiquorice Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice mucha "tribute"
Fazzey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
This will be :jawdrop: in color!!!
Iith Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
This is really good. I like your style. Great Job. Feel free to check out some of my work too. Thanks.
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