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Even in Places of Light by balaa Even in Places of Light by balaa
...there is darkness.

'Ascending from the torpid nightmares of long ago, the slings of the past chime to break the serenity of this sacred place. A heavy umbra swings as an undulating pendulum of remnant despair.'

A newish pencil piece done this past month :). I actually had quite the battle with this one. I tend to flip my images once they are scanned, to weed out any asymmetry issues or imbalances in the composition. Well the negative space in this one certainly ate away at me. Ironically, that was how I pictured it in my mind but sometimes ideas fill in blanks as you work on this piece. Well in the end I realized I LIKED it this way. The imbalance of negative space creates a feeling of unease, tension and dissonance..which works well with my original intent for the piece. I want the viewer to feel the warmth of this place but also feel something is off..wrong..that being the weight of memories on the character's shoulders.

Well That's the idea anyway.

Character copyright :iconfaizah:
Size: 11x14
Medium: graphite on smooth vellum
Prints: 8x10 yes, LE large prints may be offered at a later date.
Watermark: sorry guys, tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible.
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Wow, this is fantastic! When looking at the leopard lady, I can feel her sorrow and her burden. You did a great job with the shading, too. So jealous!
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snowfox41011 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
the negative space m,akes me think this character is an imposter posing as someone the nthey trun around a stab a knife into you this is awesome...
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ohwowimflying Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Photographer
amazing(:
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Pixel-Spotlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic piece!
I've featured it in a special anthro news article here:
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Please take a look at some of the other incredible pieces of art there and :+fav: the article if you enjoy it! :D
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Wizard-of-the-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
rock on
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Alphaphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
very beautiful and elegant. also detailed(one of the reasons i'm watching you) and well done.
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work, I'd like the window ornaments.
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deblaVLN Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
¡¡¡¡ wonderful !!!!
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bluecnidaria Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning
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W0nderfulMistake Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
It's so beautifuuul !
I love it :)
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