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As to the Flame by balaa As to the Flame by balaa
Attaar- Poem of the Butterflies

: سه پروانه - شعر از عطار ... با صدای سالار عقیلی

جملگی در حکم سه پروانه ایم "

در جهان عاشقان افسانه ایم

اولی* خود را به شمع نزدیک کرد

گفت هان من یافتم معنای عشق

دومی* نزدیک شعله بال زد

گفت هان من سوختم در سوز عشق

سومی* خود داخل آتش فکند

" آری آری این بود معنای عشق
/ عطار نیشابوری

"All of us are in reality like three butterflies
We're the fable , in the lover's oasis

The first came near the candle
and said : ' I've discovered the meaning of love '

The second fluttered its wing near the flame
and said : ' I've been burned by the fire of love '

The third threw himself into the fire
Yes ... Yes ... This is the meaning of love ..."
/ Attar


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Given 2015-03-12
As to the Flame by balaa ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by MidnightExigent )
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Drawnicula Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
I don't even know where to begin - the colors, the shading, all these details... this is pure perfection *-*
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:iconwhatiff4:
whatiff4 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
So very beautiful!!!!  Wow :)
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:iconjillsparda1985:
JillSparda1985 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional Photographer
it´s so...well I love it ^^ Heart Love 
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:iconvonzeitzuzeit:
VonZeitZuZeit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this painting. The colors and symbolism are amazing!
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:iconrachel---noel:
Rachel---Noel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome painting!
I love the whiskers!
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:iconredarrows77:
redarrows77 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You amaze me
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:iconmasterviki:
masterviki Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
This is sick! Fantastic work~!!! +fav 
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:iconxkaseix:
xKaseix Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Every time I think I can't get any more impressed with your amazing work....you just continuously one-up yourself, how?? So awesome to have watched you over all these years.
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:icondm7:
DM7 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I so agree with xKaseix on that. You have outdone yourself! Amazing work! :iconrainbowheartplz:
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:iconchryssiesweatshirt:
chryssiesweatshirt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful :)
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my...
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:icondreamingsentinel:
DreamingSentinel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That poem is beautiful :)
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:iconrndave:
RNDave Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking artwork, congratulations :clap: :+fav:
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:iconineed-aliens:
Ineed-aliens Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Artist
Ok... HOW IS THIS ART POSSIBLE?!?!?Oops! Nuu 
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:iconunicorngirl2205:
Unicorngirl2205 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Super cool
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:iconminami-kotori:
Minami-Kotori Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. <33
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:iconsadrainy:
sadrainy Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
My god, this is one of the most gorgeous paintings, art, I have EVER ever seen. Just stunned. This is so amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!
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:iconhunting-wolf:
Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful contrast with the colours!
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Balloon Boy's Coming for that booty(batteries) 
Awesome work :heart:
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:iconkorawhitewolf:
KoraWhiteWolf Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Ничего себе! Как вы рисуете мех? Сделайте учебник, пожалуйста! Он будет иметь много полезных. Love 
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:iconusunk:
Usunk Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow! This is AWESOME :heart:
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:icondarvinetta:
Darvinetta Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Photographer
MAGNIFICENT !!!! :heart:
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
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:iconsevian:
Sevian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is amazing. The glowing amber adds depth and do well to bring focus to the leopard.
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:iconskyfyr:
Skyfyr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely Stunning  ~ Breath takingly Beautiful <3 <3 <3 
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:iconwerevixeneye:
werevixeneye Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of these artworks from which I can't take my eyes off! Snow leopard is beautiful as well as these colours and lights :D
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:iconanonymous-princess:
Anonymous-Princess Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
snow leoparddd???!!!
I love snow leopards!!!
and this is...beautiful!
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:iconkaylajesser:
kaylajesser Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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:iconmarkivan:
MarkIvan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning. Really impressive.
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:iconhyau48:
hyau48 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Başarılı.!
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:iconfoxtrotter42:
FoxTrotter42 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
The attention to detail in this is amazing - I love the connections of the gold everywhere, how his eyes really bring the piece together, the little gold hairs on his feet where the light hits it, and the way the cat seems to recede in the back, almost dissolving like ink, like some sort of other worldly being. I understand that the poem is a kind of inspiration, yes? I am curious to know what your direct symbolism would be from your point of view, though, with the cat and the stones, and they way they circle around, if you wouldn't mind explaining. :)
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:iconbalaa:
balaa Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the uplifting humbling words!!! The symbolism is very deliberate throughout the piece though I chose not to elaborate since it is a mood piece and I want folks to take what they will from it. But, even so, all the visual choices were very deliberate.  Amber represents lasting memory while the leopard is sort of a duality. He represents justice or balance in the natural world.  He comes as the reckoning, as the flame to burn the old world. But he does so without hatred rather contrary, with love.  So though the moths, as drawn to the flame, die, the last thing they would feel in their departure is a rapturous sort of love while their memory is kept preserved for eternity in the amber. I hope that isn't terribly corney ;}!
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FoxTrotter42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the reply! I love the meaning behind everything, especially the idea of their memory being preserved in the amber. And now that I look back at the piece I can see what you said in the cat, him coming to burn everything away in a justice-type of way, and kind of in a loving way, in that he does it because he cares, and leaving the smoking tendrils behind him. It's just a wonderful piece, full of both detail and meaning, and I don't find it corny at all. :) 
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
awesome
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:icontheworldofrabbitleap:
TheWorldOfRabbitleap Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This looks cool!
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Stunning beauty! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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:iconlawlsartstuff:
laWlsARTstuff Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
I really enjoy how the gold emphasizes the symmetry of the picture! 
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:iconrodellis:
rodellis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Beautiful and entrancing
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:iconsinphie:
Sinphie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats, very beautiful!!!! :clap:
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Congrats! Awesome as always!
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:iconimagineology:
Imagineology Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful...
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:iconlucidity-walking:
lucidity-walking Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Love the realism combined with fantasy - wonderful work
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:iconkrasblak:
krasblak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional
Wow! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation recognition!
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:bow:  :hug:  :omg:  :glomp:  :worship:  :wow:  :clap:  :bow:
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:iconsecarithehalfblood:
SecariTheHalfBlood Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
sweet mother of god... ABSENCE OF MIND. 
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:iconcaptainmockingjay:
CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there is so much power in the cat's pose. I love the stones and light around it! great job :D 
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible digital painting. Beautiful and powerful (I adore Snow Leopards). Congrats on the DD!
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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