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A Failed Star by AllisonStanley A Failed Star by AllisonStanley
Media: Ink on paper. 
Size: 12" x 22"
This is my largest inked drawing I've ever made. It is an illustration for a poetry book. 
It is a vision of the of the heart of the universe. I was visually inspired by Jupiter when working on this. The name is in reference to the planet. Jupiter can not sustain nuclear fission since it is not massive enough, hence it is a failed star.


   Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, . . .
   Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
   Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
   Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. 
        - Job 38 1, 16-18 KJV


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Given 2014-07-09
A Failed Star by AllisonStanley presents an outstanding and well composed piece with a large amount of detail. ( Featured by STelari )
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AliasAlias9 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
Fantastic!
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JDGr Featured By Owner May 6, 2017   Traditional Artist
this looks like a hand-painted deep dream image of an hurricane eye, really impressive the amount of intricated work!
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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anti-jager375 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
This is awe inspiring =D!
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ProserpinaProspers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
This is very inspiring work. Clap  Are you a fan of Holst's Jupiter?
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the planets series. Especially Mars and Neptune. I wasn't listening to it while working on this piece though. His interpenetration of Jupiter too 'jovial' for this art-piece. 
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
stunningLove Heart 
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Almighty-Sheep Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
A real joy to look at =)
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Atmagora Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me so much of how I always imagined black holes and the depths of space when I was younger- ever swirling and hard to look away from. This is marvellous. 
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SquidSensei Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! Superbly amazing!
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etrevivant Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist
so magic !
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kesbet Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the most beautiful, detailed, black and white drawing I've seen so far. It will inspire me for ages!

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EpisOd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Really Awesome!!! Clap Heart 
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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EpisOd Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
you are welcome :)
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JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Great! This one is my favourite. Nice inspiration. I was inspired by Jupiter too. 
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Ljoewing Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW I LOVE IT
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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offermoord Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Featured in our SKY journal :iconspirals-and-swirls:

SPIRALS IN THE SKY
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
looks good thanks
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mongolizer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!...
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mongolizer
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1TrollSniper1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Massive amounts of awesome!
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
amazing!
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Marcel
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Seregrythil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Amazing and emotive! Your attention to detail is astounding. I bet you felt a bit cross eyed after completing this one :)
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It can feel overwhelming, so I try to concentrate on rendering one section at a time.
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j0sehmareh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Absolutely stunning, just so so beautiful.
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Marcellyne Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional
CongratulationLa la la la 
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The intricate details are astonishing! :wow: Congratulations! :heart:
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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ts-larking Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Powerful image and scripture - hard work and well done! <3
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap 
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yw :D
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eva21nesco Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And I thought ink drawings tend to be static. Thank for sharing!
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, ink is a very versatile medium and a great joy to work with.
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xuangli Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
It's just simply....stuning....beautiful....I have no words to explain how beautiful is it :3 love ink works but you've the first place on awesomeness :3
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
i can't imagine the patience you have to have for such detailed and beautiful piece. :wow: Really great work!!!!! :clap: :bow:
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AllisonStanley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your comment.
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TomsGG Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
:highfive: :D
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amybethcarrigan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful!
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