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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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:iconbattlefairies:
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Such a radical and wonderful style. Fantastic!
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:iconfarelle:
Farelle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist 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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:iconbear48:
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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:iconangelasasser:
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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:iconangelasasser:
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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demondreams Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
beautiful. the colors are lovely and you did an excellent job on the tattoo's, interesting to see where your subconscious takes you lol.
Also, there's a sort of wood block like quality to this that really adds to the piece
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:iconkaze-kuroki:
Kaze-Kuroki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's Lovely! I love your color choices. This is an insta fave :heart:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks:) I couldn't have done it without `lockstock's stock. She is indeed one of the most beautiful people on DA.
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:iconhappybeeme:
happybeeme Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
I've always adored your work, but this is simply stunning. :+fav:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks:) Silverstrand here is definitely in a league of her own. I just hope I can reach this level again!
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:iconswampfaerie:
swampfaerie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
I really like the collage feel to this...great work...you're doing so well
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks! This was a fun experiment with digital patterning and I'm totally in love with the end result. I really need to do more like this:)
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:iconartemis-diane23:
Artemis-Diane23 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
This painting is so impressive, with many details, textures, colors and an interesting and original concept... :)
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
What a great character! :D
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:icondoranobaka:
doranobaka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Wow. This is just gorgeous. The colors you used go so well with each other and give it a kind of art nouveau feel. :heart:
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:iconsugahcat:
sugahcat Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
The design and composition are really striking, the use of such a strong blue really draws the eye.
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:iconmarker-guru:
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner May 12, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
i LOVE the look.. its.. indescribably. not graphic but not ...un graphic XD i dunno. its neat! I like how the textures turned out
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vickyjane Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That would SO totally make me go nuts if I did that.

So.. many.. details! That's why I'm no good with patterns and tattoos... lol.

If ye dont mind me sayin...the nose and jaw are a bit off...... and..... it looks like she doesnt have a chin. I know how hard it is to draw at that kind of an angle... usually I just give in and take a photo of meself and look off of that. Reference is my FRIEND... :zombie:

But... yea. I luff this vewy vewy mucho. XD
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Abaddon-ShadowAngel Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
amazind dove. i love the use of colors best (fav)
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:iconrainetomoe:
rainetomoe Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is very beautiful. I love the details and the long silver hair.
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:iconquestingraven:
QuestingRaven Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully illustrated. I love the blue line work on her skin :D
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:iconjademacalla:
jademacalla Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
This is just stunning. Absolutely jumped off the screen to grab me. Not even sure where to start on the specific elements that are at 110%. The effect of the tone you've given to her skin. the composition of the pose and the cloth/ribbons. The overall batik-i-ness of the whoel thing. Just WOW!
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morrms04 Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
wow I can't figure out what it is about this piece I like. Very nice, are you going to do prints for this?
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm happy to report this image has finally been made available as a print. [link]
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
I tried to put prints up, but my ftp corrupted them so it will take a few days to redo. I've also been given a few suggestions on how to fix it up a little so once those fixes are done, I'll be uploading a print. Keep an eye out on my journal on the bottom in the "Latest Prints" section for this image:)
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PoliteYetPeculiar Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
The amount of style in this is mind boggling. :D Very pretty, and wow those colors kick ass!
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Fantasy-Visions Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
Wow I love the details. :)
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Charlemaine Featured By Owner May 4, 2006   Writer
Whenever I do complex detailed paintings, I end up losing track of the colour scheme and the result is what we call, in Malaysian, 'rojak' - a nonsensical fruit salad. I always aspire to stuff like these, but right now I have only OnE word to say to you, young lady:........ FAVVVE!!!!!
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LadyJuliana Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
Wow,the designs on her kinda look like henna tattoo ( I love henna tattoos XD ) Loads of detail there..how long did it take?
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
I was heavily inspired by henna tattoos while working on this. I've been working on this on and off for the past 3 weeks so maybe about 10 hours total?
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Aremke Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This seriously reminds me of something you'd find inside a Babylonian palace, on a wall or tapestry. It's just got that aged feeling which is very cool. No idea how you did it.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
If you're curious about how this was done, I put a more detailed explanation here:
[link]
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yume-ookami Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
*rubs eyes and stares in awe*
HOLY MOOSE! That is aweseom!!!!!!
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
lol you and your moose godXD
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:iconyume-ookami:
yume-ookami Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
yesh moose is god =3

so is chocolate mousse =D
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sssaml3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Very detailed indeed! Must've taken you ages to complete.

I like it. She looks like she's in limbo, in a trance perhaps. Very original, given the name you had to work with. This would be right at home in a Fortne Teller's little place of business, especially if it was woven into a carpet. :nod:
:star::star::star::star::star-empty:
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lockstock Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
That is so freaking cool!!! I love the collage-ish look of the shapes and textures. WOW!!! This has so got to win.
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Queen-Uriel Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is very very beautiful!
The markings and the jewels... they are wonderfull! So detailed...
Awesome art! I love it!
:heart:
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn that's a lot of detail @_@ I especially like the symmetry of everything, despite the unique patterns. Of course, the solidness of the colors makes it more than 'just another drawing,' especially with the lack of a black outline. It's definitely something I'd love to try sometime. Mmm...colored Microns...hmmm...

>> and I rather like the digital stuff you did to it.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ah HA! *brings all of DA's attention down on you* you admit liking of a digital work! The stares of the traditional artists shall come down upon you!

(thanks glad you like it! I wish it had remained symmetrical, especially around the bosoms. I found myself messing up after getting carried away doing something impossible to mirrow on the other side. These were actually Staedler pens, but I'm tempted to by colored micron or copic inks since I imagine they work better and are waterproof.)
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I knew they weren't Microns XD I was just saying it would be interesting to try Microns with something like that...because...Microns are sexy.

...even sexier than your silly pen tool!

almost
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HeroOfLight Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
awsome
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