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Month of Love: Medusae
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Published: February 22, 2018
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My first contribution to 2018's Month of Love challenge, under the theme "Black".
I made a painting ages ago that had the same subject - woman in black with jellyfish - and I've long wanted to repaint it. Perfect opportunity. Keep an eye out for the other contributions, WIPs and sketches on my Tumblr, ranarh.tumblr.com
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thereallinebyline's avatar
The jellyfish are gorgeous. It almost makes you want to reach out and give them a big hug. Which is a really unfortunate instinct to have around jellyfish.

I really like the pale colors against the darkness here. It creates a really great mood, which unfortunately I don't think I have the vocabulary to describe. "Ethereal" is in the ball park. Oh well. It's really cool looking, is what I'm trying to say.
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Not all jellyfish are bad to hug. And leaving my audience speechless is also nice ;)
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Jellyfish are lovely to paint, I think I'll do some more.
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faintsolus|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I wonder if all people who like painting jellyfish also treat them well at the beach?
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Enitsu331|Hobbyist Writer
Great job with the lighting on her face! 
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glowy sea animals are so cool. Although we all glow, did you know that? Bioluminescence apparently happens in practically every living thing, you just need the right lightsource because our visible light overshines it.
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Ooh, that reminds me of something fun I read recently: www.authorbettyadams.com/betty…

Betty Adams has a lot of neat stories.
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
I'll give that blog a look as soon as I have the time, thanks for the link!
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Enitsu331|Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know that - interesting! Our eyes are rather picky when it comes to what wavelengths of light they want to see. :P
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Pewneen|Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty good!!
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I really love the way Painter lets me create brushtrokes like oil paints, and shove that paint around.
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josegoncalo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so! :thanks:
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
:blush::bow:
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