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Center Of The Universe by Iribel Center Of The Universe by Iribel
"Move slowly
Beyond the colors of my eyes
Move slowly
Into the corners of my mind
Rising like the Pegasus
Each and every one of us
Islands in the sea of dreams
Always searching harmony
And peace

All we find
Reject our mind
Don't you wonder why

If the war by heavens gate released desire
In the line of fire someone must have known
That a human heart demands to be admired
Cause in the Center of the Universe
We are all alone"

Kamelot - Center Of The Universe


One of my favourite songs ever and actually the very first Kamelot's song I've heard. I fell in love with the band immediately when I listened Center Of The Universe so I've wanted to do a piece inspired by it for long now. I love the melody, the lyrics and the entire concept - the message is really great and I hope I managed to capture some of the song's atmosphere.
I also played a bit with the graphics tablet when I finally got some time. I sort of like the result, hope you find it succeed too... :D

See the close-up below.



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Thank you for the amazing resources! :heart:

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Critique by xBluepearlx Apr 27, 2009, 9:10:52 AM
I like this one very much! Looks fantastic! I like the colors you chose and composition.
She looks great.I like the details you put and her clothes is amazing.
I really like how you put the background together,I guess that's my favorite part.

The city doesn't look like is actually burning-if that was what you wanted to make and some of her buttons(are they buttons?) on her body aren't placed right in my opinion-the one on her left knee(left on the pic) and bellybutton and boobs
There are some more things that aren't looking too good/right in my opinion-like the lightning on the model and her hair but I'll stop right here because I don't know how much critique can you take at once and I don't want you to get angry at me :D
You're free to criticize my next works as much as you want!

Oh ,I almost forgot! That wings made of knives are FANTASTIC! Great idea any very good put together!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
14 out of 14 deviants thought this was fair.

Hello Iribel!

When I saw this first in my message center, I was awed by the powerful colours and just had to see all the details. I love that you have used many different stocks, it may be difficult to blend them because they are taken with different cameras. I like that the woman is the main contrast point and this way the center of the viewer's attention - like says the title 'Center of the Universe' which, in my opinion, characterises this work very well.

The colours are well chosen, it looks very apocalyptic. I would only make the woman even more red and yellow to blend her better with the sky, because her light skin should reflect the sky's furious colours.

As much as I understand, the woman is made out of many stock images and there are some blending mistakes with the clothes (there should be shadows where the clothing meets the skin), I really like the sword wings which make her look like a goddess.

My favourite part is and will be the sky, it shows some great blending skill and looks very real. =)
What do you think?
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Bill1one Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh god, so beautiful 
emilyalp Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are incredible!!!!!
Chaos02 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kamelot featured this on their Facebook page!
LePelican75 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist
an amazing work ! :clap:
MelGama Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Featured [link] :smooch:
FabioNobre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Amazing job.
slight-art-obsession Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Wanted to let you know that I have featured your work here!
F4wk3s Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow..its gorgeous..lots of great details...awesome work...
thandav Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like this one very much! Looks fantastic
AprilLight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Excellent work :sun:
the-night-bird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
What to say but...WONDEROUS !!!! this is a GREAT artwork !! well done !! :excited:
Exstarsis Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Writer
LP4eva Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:
This was one of my first & favourite Kamelot songs as well! :D
pusha54 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Fantastic. Apokaliptyc. Wonderful.
Iribel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Thank you so much! :thanks: :rose:
mjranum Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Wow - loads of way cool details!! That's gorgeous!
Iribel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you very much! :w00t: :rose: Great that you think so.
Rogerdatter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
[link] - Your image has been featured :heart:
Iribel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
:hug: :rose:
cowluva Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
i love this song! beautiful colors and composition :D
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :hug: :rose: I'm really glad you like it!
Kirana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that´s one great piece of art! Love the composition and choice of colors. Nice song, too, btw
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thank you so much! :hug: :rose: I'm really glad you think so. Agreed, the song is really something.
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I love everything about this. Great job choosing elements, your lighting is wonderful. Very powerful piece. :D
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Thank you so much! :w00t: Great that you do.
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
You're welcome. :D
ArchArad Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Wow - this is an incredibly powerful piece.
Iribel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Thank you very much! :aww: :rose: I'm glad you think so.
Septim007 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece. I actually somehow knew it must be inspired by the song as soon as I saw it, so by that standard your concept came across well I think. Amazing song from an amazing album. It's near impossible to decide what my favorite Kamelot album is. Both Epica and The Black Halo are incredible. I fell in love with the band as soon as I heard the song The Black Halo.
XerStock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
this looks awesome! incredible work, and such an awesome use of stock. thanks so much for including mine :-)
MemoirsofAnnandale Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
...okay when I first saw this, my first though was:
This is perhaps the best photo-manipulation that I have ever seen in my entire life.
xCrazyvoicex Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Very creative and I think it fits perfectly with the song to.

I love Kamelot, those guys rock. My favorite songs are March of Mephisto, Rule the World, and Elizabeth III Fall from Grace.
lizbeth15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Outstanding photo!And wonderful song:nod:Well done!:clap:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
What a cool artwork - love the apocalyptic setting, and the pose and colours which remind me of Christian church images.

Very well done! :clap:
Jaraid Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Haha, aika päheä! Tykkään noista väreistä! (: Onks tuo nainen joku pyromaani, vai? :P
stock-by-brink Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Amazing work! :heart:
Thank you so much for including my stock!
Stygians-Fool Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Goooorgeous work. It's obvious you put a lot of work in this. Well done :heart:
srag Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful :heart:
u did an amazing job on the city burning down there and the clouds...also the model herself...just wow :wow:
Bezzer Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Absolutely stunning!
FenneArts Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
M-I-R-I-E-L Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
:wave: Hello there! I just want to let you know that I've featured this beautiful artwork in my journal - you can find it here. :rose:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
This is stunning - I could sit here and stare at it for hours! :D
fluffgirl1941 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
that is really fantastic and well done
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
:wave: Hello there!
I have featured you in my recent journal - you can view it at the link below:


Warm Regards
aka `oibyrd

PS - Please excuse the cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management ;) feel free to shoot me a note if you'd rather not be featured in this manner :)
:heart: otherwise keep up the great work!
xBluepearlx Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:rose: This amazing work has been featured here [link]
Biomech44 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:faint: :clap: :heart:
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