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Prophet by liiga Prophet by liiga
A wallpaper of this image can be found here.

I'm not Quite sure what this is about or what I was thinking at the time I got the idea for it, but it all started with a sketch with the person staring off into the distance and birds flying and caption "It does not do to have a mind of a bird if you aren't going to fly." And then I decided to elaborate on it, took a picture of my own profile (which is SO eye-burning that I'm absolutely refusing to post it anywhere), chopped it up beyond recognition, did the same with pictures of a sunrise and my dress that I'd taken before, painted over them so that nothing of the chop was remaining and um well this is the outcome. It's not a pure painting, but it's quite far from a photomanip as I painted over absolutely Everything, so I decided to stick it in the Misc category. Just consider it a (much needed) stress relief sort of thing. :D

Also, an entry into =Elixia-Dragmire's contest, 'cause I'm realising more and more that it's an inner self painting in a way.

Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos 3, well and Canon Powershot a95.

And the obligatory detail shots:
Part of the face
One of the many masks
Splashy things

Edit, 19 Dec '05: Wow, thanks a lot for the DD and all the lovely comments, favs, watches and of course views! You guys rock! :hug:

:new: Prints and other items with this design available here: [link] . Don't miss out! ^^
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Given 2005-12-19
Prophet by =liiga is one of the most fascinating paintings that I've had suggested to me recently. Gorgeous rendering coupled with an intriguing subject matter make this piece a must see! ( Suggested by JezzKitty and Featured by silentkitty )
LeonardoSquidBee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could do abstract better :P
sharkie222 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Ancient-one Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breathtaking!!
aeryael Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008   Digital Artist
This is an image so wonderful I have no words to describe. It's all powerful imagery.
ontwerpje Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
pretty cool! :peace:
Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008   General Artist
so gorgeous!
soadown Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this has to be one of the most beautifully done digital paintings i've ever seen on DA. :D :worship: The details are perfect, and the colors are amazing
FractalEyes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have paired your wonderful work with a poem in my journal - [link]
If you would prefer that I don't include it, please let me know. :thanks:
liiga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
That was a lovely poem, thanks for sharing! Certainly no objections whatsoever.
Great signature, too! xD
FractalEyes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so happy that you liked the pairing. :)
suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a brilliant image. So thoroughly deserving of a DD...
cotton101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
someone needs to know what art realy is this stuff is boring
liiga Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
And that someone is you. Grats.
Seanonel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I think it's all been said already...

Incredible... and of course a big :+fav:!!

lifedrinker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   Photographer
this is fascinating. i love how the face is all lit up but doesn't stand out as being apart from the rest of the picture. love this lots.
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Outstanding !
CRGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Love, and I mean LOVE, the concept and how it is pulled off!!!
MinxKitten Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
Wow, so Louis Royo! :D I love it!! :clap:
Linear-LAmour Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Such amazing work.
iNkubi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
this is great!
he reminds me of the little prince from Antoine de Saint-Exuperty
Pitrisa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
what can i say...just beautiful..wish i had a talent like you...]]]
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very surreal and beautiful colors.
sleepingdragonart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
I don't think there's anymore that I can add other than to say it's beautiful :deviation: Love the concept and the fact that it's executed so well.

Amazing :faint:
kamokirby Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beaauuutiful! I love the composition and the colors... If I'm looking right you did paint quite a lot on the face, so good job keeping it looking very realistic. I love the cut that's bleeding water and clouds- very intruiguing. Birds, mask, anemones are all very cool... and that's a great picture of the sunrise, so again very good job on using it well. I didn't know this was a photo manip until I read the description, hehe.. still, impressive. Your gallery's full of wonderful works of art. :) Keep it up!
Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006

Creativeness Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006   General Artist
Looks like a book-cover for a book about dreams, and dream-interpretation.
Idrils Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
I was tellign myself it was really one of your masterpiece, ressemblance-like, before I went over the description and saw it was painted over a pic.. Nevertheless, the painting still remains good.. the paintig over is fabulous adn gives a second life to teh original picture I guess.. really extremely well done .. like the hair, that you well see being ... not original from teh picture, which are so well done .. hair or .. whatever.. but the texture of it, flying in the sky, is great.
And , damn, I love all teh symbolic and details you put into this one. It's fascinating. I loved seeing in the deatil shots the little kinds of gloden salamanders wandering on the face, or the earing, that is amazing.. and the flowers soraing from teh sea, with the birds taking off masks with them, with your skin pierced with blue blood.. It's like a dream, soemthing that speaks directly to an unconscious part of the brain. Wonderful.
With that love of detail and symbolic that is yours, there is one more symbolic serie you could do, one of Tarots major arcanas. Because each of them is so full of symbolic, and of a peculiar atmosphere to recreate, it could be marvellous.
anyway, congrats for the DD
OllieTeo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
Wow. This is truly gorgeous! :D
twosilverstars Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
As always you manage to pack a heck of a lot of detail into your art. There are so many parts that caught my eye, and are so well painted. I love how you painted the eye. It looks so real and glossy like an eye should be. Congrats on the dd by the way! Definitely well deserved :)
xxdiexdiexdie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005   Traditional Artist
this is by far the most gorgeous picture i have ever seen in dA
it is beyond amazing and i am awed
photocrafter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Photographer
m0rpheus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Artist
Very Dali-esque. Me likey! :)
karrey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Wow, I think I saw this picture the other day!!
what a coincidence! :)
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
It is just wonderful !
savianty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
This is beautiful.
zive Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Liiga, you've done it again. You always manage to come up with something totally incredible!
Nyrak Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Holy smoke, liiga! What GORGEOUS colors/lighting. Congrats on the DD - those skin tones are amazing, and as usual, all your little sparkling details so rock! :D I hope you do more "self portraits" - I love seeing these more spiritual works of yours. Oh, and before I forget, Happy Holidays!
naevorc Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
very, very nice, the only thing i don't like about this is that the face reminds me of Prince, and that reminds me of his old and not very good movies lol. Wow that was a long sentence.
XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy the water effect. :love: It looks so cool! :D
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
PauloCunha Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005   Traditional Artist
JezzKitty Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I told you this piece was a must-see, truely stunning and such fantastic surrealism used in this piece! Congrats on the DD! :hug:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazin' work!!
Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
PS Looking at the bottom pair of masks, I can see what looks like two little lizards made of clouds. :O_o: Is that just me hallucinating, or is it deliberate?
Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
This is the stand out for this bunch of DDs as far as I am concerned. My favourite touch is the little masks, but I couldn't tell you why. The colours are also wonderful - a fantastic abstract piece!
nuzdan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
absoleutly superb work. seeing such beautiful work has brought tears to my eyes :+fav:
i must check out the rest of you gallery
kohai-chan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
i just keep seeing this so many times.. so i had to make a comment.
if chun-li and guile were to have a baby... this is totally how he would look at age 20!! lol... sorry.

but yea looks great.
Salmo23 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
This is wonderful, surreal, and lovely. Very cool detail. Two :thumbsup: :thumbsup:!! :XD:

~ Laura.
ArtemisSun Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
this is beautiful..
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