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The Hunter In The Sky by queenofeagles The Hunter In The Sky by queenofeagles
*tries to sing* Join my sooooouuul.... the hunter in the skyyyyyyy!!!! 
I listen too much Nightwish :) 'the Pharaoh sails to Orion' was constantly playing in my head while I drew this. Oh, and 'star sky' from two steps from hell as well - it's still stuck in my head!

Orion - again - both the constellation and my OC. So for all the people who wanted to go stargazing with me (which was on my wishlist); maybe you can start by looking for this guy ;) Orion with lots sparkles - maybe he is a vampire after all, haha! You have no idea how long this idea has been stuck in my head. Oh man, I want this as a poster so that I can hang it above my bed in case I can't sleep. Not that I will sleep with this guy glued to my ceiling, but at least I can look at something interesting ;)

also, I should thank Google Sky; I used it to get all the stars in place. All the bright ones (more than just the 'hourglass' of Orion) are pretty correct, but I let my own imagination go wild with the smallest stars. There is actually a rather bright one I erased though, since it was located on Orion's upper lip... Don't want him to walk around with a glowing boil on his face.


EDIT: I animated this one:
The Hunter In The Sky - animated by queenofeagles



This deviation is part of a story I am working on, called a State of Equilibrium. Find out more about it here:


The prologue:

All shared artwork and literature:

Not-so-shared, WIP literature:

Story guide:

The super-duper official *snorts* site:
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You are a wonderful painter this should receive a DAily deviation
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Funny you say that, I just received a DD for this one:

Out of my comfort zone - Orion (coloured) by queenofeagles
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Mmkaay Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Saw that but this one is way better
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so, I like this one more too :) But the other has more symbology hidden in it, which, I think, did the trick.
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asa-baijan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
this looks awesome!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Ascaina Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AwesomeeeI think I've fainted. ! Can I ask how did you done that stardust around him?:o (Eek) 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I mostly used cloud brushes for that. They can be found in this set: lazy brush set. I also used some of these (the not-so-glittery ones) Glitter n Smoke Photoshop and GIMP Brushes, but I tweaked them, so that the angle and size of those brushes became more random. Last but not least is a brush I edited too, quite strongly. It's based on a brush that mimics cigarette smoke, but I can't find that particular brush set. Anyway, my version of that brush scatters a lot of smoke-ish textures all over the place. 
I can't really tell in what order I used those brushes: I kind of used them all at once ^^; Most of the colours appeared later though; you can get some interesting colours and gradients if you set a layer to 'overlay' ;)
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Ascaina Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your answerHug . Now I must definitely try it :D (Big Grin)  
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I could be of help! have fun with it!
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MadameFuriosa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   General Artist
Your artwork is so beautiful! Everything fits good. I like the idea of a hunter in the sky and the connection to astrology.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I just love stargazing, and seeing constellations coming to life. Orion is one of the few constellations that slightly looks like the thing it represents, which made it easier for me to draw :)
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MadameFuriosa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   General Artist
You´re welcome! I think it´s not always easy to find a good idea for an artwork, but you find definitly one!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspiration is such a weird thing ;) thanks!
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MadameFuriosa Featured By Owner May 2, 2016   General Artist
You´re welcome ^^
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... :omg: MIND-BLOWING!! A pure wonder, dear, a masterpiece, i'm totally in love!! :heart:
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Took me quite some time to get this right, so I am glad you love it!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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RedLiox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I would call this a worthy vision as well as tribute to one of the most famous mythical constellations.  You've followed the star positions well, most obviously Betelgeuse, Rigel, and the belt stars, to form the overall figure.  A deviation you took was to have Orion pointing his bow downward, whereas in charts he holds either a bow or shield up towards Taurus the bull; however that is minor since it doesn't affect his pose or alter the stars' respective positions.  I get a stronger Celtic than Greek vibe, but I would believe this was the starry titan all the same.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your feedback! I am glad you like it!
Oh, what charts did you see? Because I haven't come across a chart that depicts Orion with a bow; he is either holding a shield or some poor animal he just clubbed to death. A bow would make so much more sense for a hunter though. But Orion with a bow trying to shoot Taurus is the way I see him too when go stargazing. I deliberately drew him differently; I like the symmetry of it, and the way he stares at the viewer.
Hihi, I guess the reason the guy does not look Greek is because I wasn't going after the Greek Orion at all; I happen to have a character with the same name. He is based a lot on the Greek Orion though, except that he does not look like your typical Greek guy ;) 
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016   General Artist
So epic!  Really reminds me of the legend of Orion. 
They say his girlfriend was a demi-goddess, whose demi-god brother did not like Orion. 
One day, the brother saw Orion out swimming in the distance and had an idea. 
He tricked Orion's girlfriend into using her archery skills on Orion, who she mistook for a water fowl.
When she learned of her mistake, she grieved and put his picture up in the stars, so he'd always be remembered.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Hihi, I copied a lot from the Greek myth. Greek Orion was a big, bad ass hunter; my Orion is also a big, bad ass hunter ;) and that's actually the story of Artemis and Apollo! Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt. For some weird reason she is a virgin too, but she liked Orion so much she was considering changing that. Apollo, her brother, disagreed, and tricked her into shooting Orion. There is also a version where Orion went swimming because he was running away from a big scorpion, send by Apollo (I think). A completely different version is less cute: Orion boasted one day that he could kill every animal. That made Artemis angry so she punished him by sending the scorpion after him who stung him in the heel. That was the end of him, but he still ended up as a constellation. It's also the reason why the constellation of Orion and Scorpio are at the opposite side of the heavens; they don't like each other very much...
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016   General Artist
Sounds like some origin story of why cats and dogs (stereotypically) hate  each other.
I liked your explanation of the original telling of Orion, very accurate!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hihi, pretty much ;)
Don't look up the birth story of Orion though - that's just disgusting -_-
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MetagalacticLama Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow i absolutely fell in love with the sky in this one. The smoke in different shades of purple fading to bluish and brownish tones is mesmerizing. The composition of a triangle as well as the composition of color usage are perfectly executed :) He looks as though he just on the edge of materializing or fading and again the stars and overall sky is simply amazing. Great work!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: many of the colours come from the constellation itself though. Betelgeuse (upper left star) is a red giant, while the other stars are white-blue (especially Rigel, lower right star), and the Orion nebula (roughly where the arrow is) is pink. I might have exaggerated the colours though ;)  
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Ainaliora Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great colours, I fell in love with this sky! Heart 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! :hug:
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RatatoskAS Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Filmographer
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I've come across this drawing a couple of times now, and every time I see it, I'm amazed by the sky. The stars are mesmerizing and the smoke-ish purple and  blue colours are absolutely beautiful. The triangular/central composition is very nice - although some extra space at the bottom might add to the atmosphere of grandness of the piece.

There are two things that can be done a little better (in my opinion). The right hand of the man is a little smudgy and is a bit confusing. This might be because the thumb doesn't come across as a thumb immediately. I had to look at it for a longer time to see that it was a thumb, so to say. It might help to make the thumb more clear if you make the space between thumb and index finger a little darker (not sure though, thumbs can be pretty hard).

Another thing is the man's left arm, which seems out of proportion. The upper part of the arm is a bit too long compared to the right arm. I think the upper part of the left arm might be a bit too long as well, although just a little.

Anyway, overall the piece is very impressive! I hope my feedback is helpful :)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment! I'm glad you like it. 
hihi, funny that you mention that; this thing used to be a bit longer, with more 'dark space' at the bottom, but it didn't look that good. The stars felt 'too far away from the edge', or something... Maybe I should give it another try though, to see what it looks like now it's finished.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I might have picked not the best angle for that string-hand. If you look at a thumb from above it doesn't really look like a thumb anymore... I would like to keep it smudgy though, since the whole guy is a bit of a blur (except the face). A dark line might do it. Hands are just terrible to draw.

I don't really see the problem with the upper arms though; to me they seem to have the same size. His shoulders are terribly skewed - though it's not really clear where his shoulder end ^^;

again, thank you so much for giving feedback, it's really useful! :hug: sorry for the late reply by the way, I was on a holiday ;)
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SoulCharizard Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
This reminds me of one of those constellations in Skyrim, the thief constellation. And I like it how it looks so ghost like.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to look that one up, I'm not so familiar with Skyrim ^^; Thank you! I am glad you like it!
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SoulCharizard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
You've never played it?
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, I'm not a gamer (I don't have the time for it anyway), but my boyfriend has played it and I've watched him play over his shoulder a couple of times ;)
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SoulCharizard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Ah, I see.
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VirtualDesignerVixen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really cool! You did an amazing job on this :D.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much! :hug:
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VirtualDesignerVixen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :).
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap Clap Clap 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Hug 
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Ko-No-Chi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing!! I really love the stars, as well as the way you've done the bow and arrow~ I think making the cloak sort of fade into the background really helps make the connection between the character and the constellation. Other than that, I feel like the foreshortening on his right hand makes it look a bit short, but everything else is brilliant! Lil'comment 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug: I am glad you like it! sorry for the late reply by the way... I was away, and it took some time before I got to the bottom of my comment pile...
the string-hand is at a slightly different angle than the rest of the arm, if that helps with the foreshortening thing ^^; 
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Ko-No-Chi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :D And don't worry haha I know what you mean..
Ohh I see, that makes sense
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: thanks!
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Dragons2304 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
This is beautiful! I especially love the colors!
Orion is my favorite constellation.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! those colours were hard; how to draw them without making the overall pic too light?
No wonder; it has a pretty shape, bright stars and awesome nebulae - what else do you need? He is my fav too, but I think that's quite obvious. ;) 
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Dragons2304 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Yeah! I was looking at some of your other OCs, but I think he's my overall favorite.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hihi, that might be influenced by the relative high amounts of artwork I've made of him - he is my fav too, you see ;)
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow this just.. wow. Amazing. :heart:
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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