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Apophis by balaa Apophis by balaa
"I say there is no darkness but ignorance."
~William Shakespeare
A personal painting that started as a speedpainting and became something of a companion to Aeturno: [link] . When I was little, I was infatuated with black holes. The event horizon always stole me away and I think in part, that small me is still standing there tirelessly wrapped in awe. The darkness instilled in me both fear and curiosity, the oldest fear, the one our bones know before we are even aware it is there . But the curiosity too, always to tempt it, to take one more step into the dark, to linger one more second. I raced the darkness and it wrought in me a self imposed exhilaration, an awareness of being alive. And then knowledge filled in the gaps and I understood better, only marginally, how truly encompassing the dark is and how little we know of its nature. We persist in our fear, standing before this dark precipice, wondering what demons plague that deep abyss. But I think it is not as wicked as our oldest nightmares, and likely as indifferent to our passing joys and sorrows as is the light.

Samiel is the personification of the night, the dark aspect of the universe that we are only beginning to learn to see with open eyes. Here, he emerges only for the briefest of moments, weaving his shadow through the light so we may see.

Tools: Photoshop, Wacom intuos tablet
Time: Haven't the foggiest (picked at it over the course of several months.)
Prints: Sure C:

Other places you can find me:
[link] : Tumblr for sketches and wip’s!
[link] : Twitter
[link] : Facebook: Works in progress, commercial, sketches, and more!
[link] : Online Store: Prints, originals, and more
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AngeliinaSwan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  New member
This is so ridiculously sick I can't breathe! Absolutely amazing, incredible, magnificent......wanna hear more? I'm stunned.
sadrainy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I am absolutely in love with this piece. It's just amazing in its flow, the colors, absolutely everything. Thank you for sharing. 
michaela72 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Love this. ^_^
Belinda92 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good job!
MilA-10 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured your beautiful work here :)…
AlsationLover07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is truly incredible. i am really moved.

TabbyKat16 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   General Artist
SilverTop Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an amazing picture! +favlove 
Fictionalities Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I love this picture :heart: very beautiful :+fav:
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