The Storyteller
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It's a eurasian jay, telling stories to the moon :)

This piece is HUGE.. and most of the tiny knotwork is hardly visible.. sadly.. Not to mention that shrinking it down so bad removed all the clearness of all the individual feathering that is visible on the original

:iconazraeldarkangel540: Made a glorious poem to accompany this piece. I think every should pop over and read it, since it completes the story I'm trying to convey.

The Storyteller, a poem by AzraelDarkAngel540; [link]
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The-Rasmus-Raven's avatar
Gorgeous!!
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Illahie's avatar
Illahie|Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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The-Rasmus-Raven's avatar
you're welcome :D
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Feolan's avatar
Feolan|Student Traditional Artist
This one is so incredible nice. Go you!
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AzraelDarkAngel540's avatar
the poetry... the concept is absolutely amazing... the sublime beauty that exudes from it, the sense of peace makes me want to write.. Would you mind if I wrote a poem based on the Storyteller telling stories to the moon as portrayed by you?
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Illahie's avatar
Illahie|Professional Artisan Crafter
Not at all! I've always felt this piece needed a story or a poem :)
So please, be my guest :) And when you've written something and
posted it here, be sure to send me a link so I can include it here
with this piece!
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AzraelDarkAngel540's avatar
thanks a lot! will surely do :D
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Winterspirit's avatar
This is trully beautiful work, not only technically perfect but also capable of conveying emotions...

All of your works are of impressive quality and highly atmospheric but this one, I find, sums up prefectly everything that makes you so talented.

I only wish you could upload a bigger version-since the details suffer a lot from the compression- even if you had to watermark it...
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Illahie's avatar
Illahie|Professional Artisan Crafter
So, as a viewer, you wouldn't mind a watermark being somewhere in return for a bigger image?
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Winterspirit's avatar
I know I wouldn't mind a watermark in the particular image if I were to appreciate its finer details more. Not that I like watermarks either but I guess you can't have everything ;)

Maybe this could be judged by you on a per-image basis. If you think, as the creator, that your effort is downplayed by the image-size factor then maybe you should opt for a watermarked bigger-size image. You could also watermark the image yourself in a way you see fit so that it both protects your work and doesn't distract too much from it, if you find the DA standard watermark not very subtle.
Just an idea :)
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Illahie|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for your input! I've been debating watermarks and larger files for a long time now :)

I'll look into it for sure!

And thanks for the compliments!
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ashigaru|Professional General Artist
Such a beautiful concept, great composition!
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Zhon's avatar
Zhon|Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow!
Very impressive knotwork!
Better yet - the jay!
I love it!
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Illahie's avatar
Illahie|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Wolftail's avatar
0,0 Is beautiful!
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Mehrunnisa's avatar
I would never say this is a drawing... superb.
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Apothacer's avatar
Wow, the morphic on this is interesting. The knotwork and vellum is great too. :+fav:
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Voltarrens|Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, love the hand gestures and the mood/feel of the Jay :)
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Tala-the-wolf's avatar
ohmy god. beauitful work!!
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Tirana-Weaving's avatar
wow...relistick:D....is biuryful:D
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demonllama's avatar
This is beautiful. Jays = <3
Love the knotwork, and the hands! Too cool.
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Degare's avatar
Degare|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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