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El Auria by somnambule El Auria by somnambule
The angel of flame.

This is the final version of the pic. The original was uploaded a few months ago. I decided to go back and fix a few things that, after taking a break from it for a while, annoyed me.

Update after the DD: To those who asked, it took me a few weeks. It was made mostly in photoshop. Also, some of the characters are actual characters, and some are simply imaginary, and some are upside down. Yes, it was on purpose. XD

Thank you, everyone, for all your feedback! I really appreciate it! <3
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-12-17
El Auria is a simply dazzling piece by ~somnambule. A complicated balance of intricate pattern and color that stands in high contrast to the stark pale face at its core. ( Suggested by belle-ville and Featured by MPsai )
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
I'm blinded by the light and the sheer brilliance of this Deviation!
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fallenangelchaos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
This is so beautiful! I followed your link from Gaia, and I must say, I'm quite impressed!
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Kestreldaos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
wwwwwwwwooooooahhhhhhhhh! (mind just exploded)
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:iconjuserra:
juserra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
the details, the colors, is just perfect!!! =3
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:iconzakaoko:
ZakaOko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005   Photographer
the detail!!! <3
argh, i love it!
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:iconreflection13:
reflection13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
that is absolutely exquisite
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:iconbabochka:
babochka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
HOT DAMN!!! 0.0 That's friggin' AWESOME!!
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Schmoolinks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
That is so freakin' unbelievably incredible!
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:iconfallenstar731:
fallenstar731 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005   Writer
Wow, that's amazing...wow. The contrasting colors and such are so beautiful! Awesome.
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laevatain Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
what language is the writing in? because i believe the characters on the left of the picture are upside-down.
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Torupan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Student
When I saw this in the Daily Deviation section, my eyes went wide. This is one mind blowing piece. I imagine it must have taken you a while to create it.
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pyshoitic-hanyou Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Very nice!
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somnambule Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
To the person who asked why some of the characters wereupside down- I already had an oriental feel with the sutras at the shoulders and some of the ornamentation that I tried to run the lettering through a visual blender, using a varying mix of esoteric fonts. To suggest a certain religious melting pot, really.

Thank you everyone for all the comments, you're all so kind!
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Vajrapani Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
magnificent.
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DreadfulEmbrace Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Oh my god, thats so beautiful. I wish I could color and draw like that.
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BakaSiona Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Gorgeous, in every facet. What more can I say?
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AmberMasque Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
You mixed so many religious cultures in there. I'm impressed it has an interesting quality. Or a base statement that I just can't put my finger on.
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:iconserielle:
Serielle Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! :wow: It gorgeous great job! Congrats on the DD, it was well deserved! :D
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shan-fetish Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Amazing. Beautiful. :jawdrop:
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:iconsidepocket:
Sidepocket Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
!!!!O,O!!!!

This looks like this should be in some shirne somwere, or a museum for the Orient Arts!
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:iconthe-youkai-nightmare:
O_____O HOLY BUCKET O' BEANS THAT'S GOOD! I would NEVER have the patience for that kind of work, but it's really, truly beautiful!
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ShaQueeny Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Incredible colours and detail!
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:iconblue-whisper:
Blue-Whisper Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! The coloring, lighting, and style here is brilliant! Awesome work.
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
fantastic detail! :clap: nice work!
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:iconshozen:
Shozen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
this is a beautiful piece. like the symetterical composition and the glowing effect you did. good job.
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MIKESOLID Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
i normally don't like art with alot of color in it...but wow. i love this. Great job!
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AnimeShadows91 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
the beautiful patterns and the rich, silk-like colors give this artwork an almost holy feel. very awesome.
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mimolek Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Mucha dont die...
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waltzonVenus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
wtf..? How can one person be so detailed and talented?... No effing idea. This is wonderful!:worship:
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MahouTragicQueen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Amazing detail.
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:iconsenshou:
senshou Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
AWESOME work. congrats. so faving! :+fav:
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powerfulgoddess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005   Filmographer
Wow! That's so beautiful! I love the design, colors, and the detail. Awesome work! ^^
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xxoperaghostXx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
OMG, it's so beautiful... i love the colors and teh detail!!
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aranelmorwen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
This makes me think of when I went to see Faust - at the beginning, they shone a stained-glass-like image of Margeurite's face onto the mist surrounding the old doctor. It was amazing. And so is this!! :love:
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rurounigoku78 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Wow, very complicated Oo
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Ayame-Botan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
:jawdrop: thats beautiful!! Congrats on the daily deviation as well! :w00t:
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Desert-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
It's breathtaking. O___O
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:iconvaia:
vaia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible.
Just simply beautiful :heart:
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kizna1200 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
That's a gorgeous picture. I love the colours and i'm amazed at all the detail you've put in. I can't add any more praise simply because i'm too speechless!
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shadowscribe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005   Photographer
I love the way that it seems to sparkle, as if the jewels in it were real and not just colour
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ASinGL3R3DR0Se Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
beautiful details and color
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evui Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wooow such amazing detail....this is really insane, I love it! It's so cool, must've took forever
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chinotenshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Absolutely stunning *_* The colors, the lines, the expression...It all fits together perfectly!

Just one question though...Why are the Chinese/Japanese characters on the left side upside-down?
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:iconobiwanrachel:
obiwanrachel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
It reminds me of Jade Empire.... maybe Silk Fox when she becomes Empress.
I am so touched. I love this one.
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DizzyTenshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Stunning picture!! *___* I can't imagine how you began this,it's absolutly gorgeous! <3
You didn't skip on any details,you have a wonderful talent ^^
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MaidenOfMoss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Such a rich and ravish, yet pretty thing~ Sure something that catches my attention, and keeps it, fot his is sure more than a few eyefulls! I appreciate any art that you just keep staring and staring and come back, not glance and toss, and you sure have managed to make suhc a piece here.
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severeene Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Just gorgeous! So amny details in there! Wow, i'm totally speechless [...]

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggar.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emso mi donkel sin d'Schied.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
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gurdonark Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
This is very well done. She's quite evocative, as angels should be.
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:iconmicy:
micy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
This is so beautiful!! I love it!
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Maelstromgirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
Wow that's amazing, the colour and the textures are beautiful. Sorry if you've already answered this, but how did you do it? I mean what medium did you use? That's stunning though, definitely a :+fav:!
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