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Silverstrand by AngelaSasser Silverstrand by AngelaSasser
:new: I fixed the anatomy errors and will be re-uploading the print. Enjoy!

For =windfalcon's Names of Galway Contest.

We were to pick a name of a random place in Galway and draw what came to mind. From the depths of my subconscious came this image, a blend of inspirations probably from Ritualists in Guild Wars: Factions:, the creepy holly-tattooed chick from Fatal Frame 3, and the long lost fantasy novel of mine that had a blind oracle in it whose eyes were cut out by a mage hunter and whose hair was long and silvery.

Sometimes I worry about my string of mental associations.

Pose thanks to `lockstock: [link]
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Such a radical and wonderful style. Fantastic!
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Farelle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
those mental associations makes them special and feeling more alive^^
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are totally amazing!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional
wonderfully expressive
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dmonghost Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   General Artist
Very cool. The colors, textures are wonderful. Plus I just like it.
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thrivis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   General Artist
I was browsing through my favorites, making a couple of folders and just wanted to say this is still one of my favorites - it's such a different direction that your usual style and so beautifully executed at the same time! Amazing energy in it.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks Erika! I've been trying to replicate this style, but nothing ever comes close to the success of this first try at 'batik' pattern layering. There's just something about blind oracles that lend themselves so well to this mode. I'm going to keep experimenting and see what happens. Glad you enjoyed this:)
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Hira--Akami Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
The use of the reddish inking in this piece really makes it pop against the blue and silver coloring. Almost makes me think of a print (like the kind you make with a printing machine, lol).
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've heard the word 'batik' for this one a lot too. Makes me want to try and actually make an image this style behind instead of digitally.
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Hira--Akami Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
My thoughts on batik is that it's good if you're really open-minded about the way the end product will look... it's suprisingly not the most precise thing in the world.
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