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Invictus

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Published: September 22, 2014

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'In the
depths of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.' -- Albert Camus

‘I stood inside the heart of fire, burning and was made new. I am that bright fire. It lives in me.’ -- Egyptian Book of the Dead

Main song while drawing:
R. Armando Morabito ft. Tina Guo & Julie Elven - Sea Of Atlas www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HnT3d…

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segura2112Student Digital Artist
thank YouStriking, love the quotes, and there seems to be a Hindu influnence. 
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist

Cheers! Yes, there is a Hindu influence. A lot of my work is syncretic.

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TRuly amazing :D i really like your work
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! Thank you for the beautiful music! Heart 
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inoxdex777Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting imagery and composition, I love the mysteriousness of this piece, plus your description adds more to the allure.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D Keep an eye out for the colour version ;)
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stuntedsanityHobbyist
Beautiful work.  Ordinarily I'd pick out my favourite features but this one just seems brilliant all over.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D I'm particularly proud of this. I just hope it works out as well in colour!
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OrphanAlienHobbyist Traditional Artist
this is freaking awesome!
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GregSkrticProfessional Traditional Artist
I am not familiar with the 3-eyed lioness with springbok horns of myth--must be an original creation of yours?  Would love to know more about this mythological creature!  Also love your sense of balance in this piece, but then again, I've always favored a formal, near symmetrical design.  Can't wait to see this one in color!  :)
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist

It is an original of mine as far as I'm aware. Something I dream of. The enlightened instinctual nature, a symbiosis of predator and prey I suppose.

Balance is important in a piece like this. I tend to prefer a 'natural symmetry', imperfection tends to be more interesting and look more real.

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wow, this is intense. one of my favorites by you for sure.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I'm rather proud of it myself.
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I just love your interpretation of Egyptian lore.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers :D I just love interpreting Egyptian lore ;)
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Very beautiful. The details are amazing.
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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JaniceDukeProfessional Digital Artist
Indeed...
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thandavProfessional General Artist
wonderful art
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