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I became Fire


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A recent personal oil painting (55 x 46 cm, oils on canvas board), inspired by the beauty of fire and its connection with humanity... I loved playing with these flowing shapes and the contrast between the warm fire and cooler light on her skin!

Her face is inspired by a beautiful picture by photographer Jackson David, which can be found here.

And on a side note, I finally got high-quality fluorescent lights for my art studio -- I now have the luxury of painting whenever I want, not just during the few hours per day, on sunny days only, when the light is good enough :D


Useful links:
Website -- ArtStation --- Instagram --- InPrnt shop --- Commission info
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850x1000px 283.41 KB
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
70 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 9, 2021, 12:05:26 PM
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© 2021 Harkale-Linai
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Zelekhia's avatar

Ahhh, the soft red light and the cool light contrasting each other is so cool! And all the shapes are so fluid and organic. The fire on her head and around her neck is the brightest and that's another great contrast. Also everything has an upward dynamic and idk, I like that ^^

Harkale-Linai's avatar

Thank you very much! Flowing shapes are very relaxing to paint :)

Red-headArtist14's avatar
Wow that is incredible!! :0
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Linwelly's avatar

very beautiful work

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SombrePainter's avatar

Beautiful work! At first I thought it was digital, kudos for pulling it out in oils, especially the fire effects.

Harkale-Linai's avatar

Painting in oils is nice, but it really needs a linear dodge mode, hopefully the next update will fix that :D

And thank you very much! which reminds me, I should go look at the new artworks you posted since last time I visited DeviantArt.

SombrePainter's avatar

Haha, I know what you mean.

Yeah, the new DA is a bit of a drag to go through everytime to be honest.

CrazedCatLady77's avatar

Oh that is awesome fantastic work!!!

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ShoresOfEverlast's avatar
Inspiring how you work the fire into the image!
Harkale-Linai's avatar

Thank you, I'm happy to hear it can be inspiring!

barananduen's avatar

Ohhh this is beautiful! I love the way you painted the fire and made it flow like hair and fabric, and the colors and lighting are gorgeous! :love:

Harkale-Linai's avatar

Thank you very much! I love painting fire, and creating unusual shapes (like her dress) with it adds an extra level of fun :)

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Wow, this is amazing!

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KovoWolf's avatar

This is absolutely stunning! Wow.

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Thank you very much!

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