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Commission for Animageofbliss by longestdistance Commission for Animageofbliss by longestdistance
Stained glass "the works" commission for animageofbliss, this is her Final Fantasy XIV character Maeltaa enchanting a book with runic magic. Thank you so much for commissioning me and for being so awesome and supportive!

This was an interesting one since I took a different approach with the composition and wanted to include an actual architectural aspect to help frame the scene inside, so I went with something Gothic-inspired. It was fun integrating the bookshelves into the window layout. It was also thanks to this commission that I learned how to make magic circles in Photoshop. It's surprisingly simple! I had no idea you could wrap text around objects. I've been using Photoshop since forever and I just learned this the other day.

Commissions aren't officially open yet but I'm thinking about opening them soon. Let me know if you'd like to be tagged. Thanks!
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:iconusappakin:
usappakin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018  Hobbyist
Stunning! ^^
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :w00t:
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usappakin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist
You're welcome! :3
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toedeledoki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
Something so pleasing and satisfying to seeing those rows and rows of books in stained glass. Gooorgeous :heart:
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Yes I was really thrilled with the result. Always wanted to try it out at some point. :dummy:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
This is really good
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Eliestia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Such a marvelous work! Love 
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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:iconwotawota:
wotawota Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
Absolutely superb artwork!!!
You are really the Mistress of the Stained Glass Art!!! 
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you Wota. :huggle:
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wotawota Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018
You are absolutely mooost welcome, dear LD!!!
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Taleea Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're really amazing with the stain-glass-effects.
Also the colors and composition, details and perspective turned absolutely stunning. :clap:

I believe the 'requester' was really happy about the result, right? :aww:
Remarkably well done! :D
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :huggle: Composition is always tough but it's satisfying seeing everything come together at the end!
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Taleea Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
And it DID play out really well, alright. :D you're very welcome. :cuddle:
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animageofbliss Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
I’m thrilled! 😍
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Taleea Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
:D Hello there!
And yes, I can see why, indeed. :D
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SpotEtal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional Artist
beautiful, Always loved stained glass and you've done a great job with the array of symbols, as well as how the various curios scattered in the book shelves reflect portions of the windows, as the book covers reflect the floor tiling, the animagus is cute as well.  
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words!
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IrisAnimae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
This is so beautiful!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ProfessorDetective Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
Oh, now that is beautiful.
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AzzouBK Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, great work!!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Grace-Dupre Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'd like to be tagged, if that's all right - this is gorgeous and I love it! :aww: 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And will do; I've added you to the list.
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kat036 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
Fun runes and all I'm curious what the main translation of the inner circle is if any
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The more legible font is random Latin poetry from google. As for the symbol text, it's just gibberish haha
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kat036 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
what do you base magic on if you don't mind telling. I'm working on a possible book/short stories of magic so always interested.  I'd also be happy to give my own context on magic if you're interested
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basic runes and transmutation circles and occult symbols, if that's what you're asking (and I apologize if I misinterpreted the question). I don't really know too much about this stuff so I just stuck to the visual standpoint, I didn't look much into it beyond what the commissioner asked for since it's not really my area of expertise.
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kat036 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
Alright. Well was asking more of how you'd define magic and how you'd say magic comes to exist in a given story
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok, I see. I really have no idea about any of that kind of stuff; I'm sorry I can't be of more help in this regard. ^^;
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kat036 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
np Thanks though
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Skadi-09 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooo i love the runes xd
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like them. :D
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Panda362 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh pretty 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :dummy:
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Fuumaru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning work <33
Your stained glass pieces are always so amazing! 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much Fuu :huggle:
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
nice one
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tupe-lo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist
this is gorgeous~!! I'd love to be tagged when your commissions open~
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And sure thing; I'll add you to the list.
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MrMotaboy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Looks really nice, good work !
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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hivemindart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous! the detail in even simple things like the floor is breathtaking. 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, incredible work!!! :heart:
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