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Sands of Creation
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Published: February 27, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 balaa
She was white like the sands, tawny like the sands, solitary and burning like the sands.--Honore de Balzac, Passion in the Desert

This is a piece that breathed it's own unequivocal meaning as it came to be; With this sentience it became a demanding mistress, unrelenting and even cruel. But such is the way with some paintings. I cannot say it is my best, the problem with painting certain recurring ideas that exist in our conscious mind is the subconscious is always rewriting them even as we paint them, editing away ideas deemed superfluous and embellishing upon ideas left understated in earlier ruminations. In honesty I could probably spend eternity revisiting this piece, but it is time to move on to the new ideas that breath with molten breath against my muse. I promise to one whose name I dare not utter, next time I will do better <:.
Tools: Photoshop CS5, Wacom Intuos 3
Size: 7773x4371 px at 300dpi
Prints: Find prints in my store at [link] (Larger format available than through DA!)
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Vilest's avatar
The gravitational lensing around the hands is a really nice subtle touch, like she is warping the fabric of space-time itself.
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WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
I know I already commented on this, but finding this again while listening to… just made this more epic, so much so, I must die now :dead:
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MoniquePalmerine|Hobbyist Digital Artist
better?, i really think this is already better, dont get my wrong, i know how it feels how , at the ends, the picture doesnt look like in your mind at first but, believe me, this painting its the best!!! the details the perfect lights and shadows, the atmosphere, the galaxy oh my god, the eyes. Im triying to say, u dont need to feel bad! please, you are a great artist, congrats :)
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AppleSara's avatar
Pretty ! The colors are excellent and the effect of sand is so... gorgeous ! Good job :D 
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Majentta| Digital Artist
i super love this! great colors and nice concept! i made this as my laptop wallpaper.... it matches perfectly the red backlight of my keyboard :happybounce: 
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WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
The contrast alone should grant this pic a DD :o This is fantastic!
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Dutchgirl44|Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazingly, vibrantly alluring.
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lotte1998's avatar
I love it. I like the collors between the panter and the backround.The red of the dress and the sand. the scin of the panter and the sky. Just perfect. 
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Echolady|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details, and the colors are beautiful. Very
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loveless9741|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for introducing me the wonderful world of anthro ! This is really a masterpiece ! I can't imagine how many hours you spent doing this...
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Keeosh-Asi-Utari's avatar
Gorgeous...nothing less.
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Dieffi|Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful work in my newest RED-collection![link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy! :icondevilheartplz:
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just stunning. Thank you.
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R-Eventide|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!!! The sands of the desert become the obscuring dust in the galaxy! Beautiful!
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dmj-hernandez|Student Traditional Artist
Stunning. Exquisite pose, textures, and drapery work!
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your amazing work has been featured
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928's avatar
Compelling and beautiful.
Well done
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Daystar-Art|Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, it's Feature time: [link] :)
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Jrm143Spm43v3r|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me think of Sekhmet beautifully done I am astounded...
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Rainwolfen|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this art so very much!!!

so much detail and color, i think you did a great job :) keep it up mate
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