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Eclipsed From Within by balaa Eclipsed From Within by balaa
A little while ago my beloved  Lorien  was away for a week visiting with family. While I missed him terribly, the time alone swept away the years and took me back to where we first stood to face each other. Whether it was on a whim or not, one day as many years ago now, he sent me a note on Deviantart. In it, he introduced me to the most clandestine place in his heart and I fell in love with the story and all the souls that populated the world that he had been building. Little did I know then that our road ahead would be fraught with peril, potential dead ends and many a wrong turn. But through it all, we remained friends and maybe even because of the journey itself. But I still most fondly recall the unlikely beginning and while he was away, I took time to revisit the world that we, now together, seek to bring to life.

This painting is a very rough concept of a dream sequence idea I had while he was away in which the protagonist dreams of those things that he has lost from both within and without. My greatest failing in art being overthinking and overdetailing, I aimed to keep the painting loose leaving the sketch lines visible. The wondrous sky is borrowed from NASA. The concept doesn't get near to what I imagined but it is as good a starting point as any!


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Snaaarf Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I feel deeply connected to this <3
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
what you view as your greatest failing some view as your greatest strength.  this is beautiful though. 
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mollienaturerocks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Amazing
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsan-m
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Archiedrachennfall Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Wow.... speechless, the detail, the shadowing, the whole painting is amazing!!!! Loved it!
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lilwyverngirl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely and the detail is amazing~! I love the light addition of color as well, not so much it changes the feel of the image. :meow:
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TrueAegis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I could add descriptions to my favorites.
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syd-f Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are artists who want to be leveled. but there are those who look at the work and do not understand: this generally happens? your work is amazing, and I would have written in Russian is much more about it, if
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myotherone Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful.
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:iconunicornsdragonchild1:
It might not be what you had in mind but it is still a very lovely piece! I wish I had that kind of skill with backgrounds!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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jonrea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Stunning :)
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KhaliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really amazing!! I adore your artworks, so impressive stuff! :la:
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
this is beautiful.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
These days I'm way more interested in rough, incomplete, imperfect work than super-polished paintings. 
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balaa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I hear you! My biggest weakness is really just letting go and painting with abandon. Every now and then I reel it back and I find I often enjoy these exercises far more than the hyper detailed polished works. I learn a lot more and 'feel' more in tune with the original emotion that sparked the idea.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I've realized that I hate painting :D
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balaa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh my, why is that?? Is it because the spontaneity/integrity of the original vision is lost in the process for you? I find that to sometimes be the case for me :/..
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NDLevett Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice^^
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Very cool!
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Superb
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Akimune Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing<3
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Mirrortune Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I like this very much, the moon is amazing!
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JuanaIgushi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Eclipses send us briefly into a totally different world, as I can report from those that I experienced ... pure magic!
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool
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Cyron-Senrade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
woooow, deep backstory and a deeply inspirational piece. Just so many amazing things honestly..
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JamJams Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply breath taking!
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AuroraIkia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness, well done! :iconclappingplz:
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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eternalsonata Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The linework in this is beautiful.
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Stabbed me in the heart.
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