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Celestial by redheaded-step-child Celestial by redheaded-step-child
A diptych celebrating the magical harmony of the eternal dance between the Solar and the Lunar powers.

Actually this came out of my having two pieces of long, thin watercolor paper left over after cutting a much larger piece. I've always wanted to try a sectional painting, so there we have it. Not a bad use of scrap paper, I think. :giggle:
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aiozo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! :)
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xAshennightx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
The harmonic balance between the sun and the moon... this picture definitely describes that. Nothing else needed to say.
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Ali-St Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Its amazing. It's a bit like stain glass windows. I love it.
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Tymiko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
A simply beautiful contrast.
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ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
That's truly great! It reminds me of icons and other sacred art forms. Good work!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Thank you so much for the lovely comment!
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ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
You're welcome!
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elifaz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.....
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks!
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ChimeraDreams Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
:) Not a bad use at all! I love their flowing garments....the whole set is exquisite.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! I'm addicted to painting flowing fabrics.
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melasdesign Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Lovely and mystic.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
What a pretty way to describe it, thank you!
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dheks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
so beautifull
love the hair and the faces are so lovely
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you, the hair was fun to do
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chiyuko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
that's just awesome!! :+fav:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! :D
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chiyuko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
you're welcome! :dance:
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BLueStormDragoN Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Wow! That's Really nice!
It's actually NOT something I wanted to see right now, as I am doing just the same theme at the moment.
And seeing how great yours is, it'll be hard for me to put it aside and do my own thing without influence.
Like, the fact that I now think red hair, rather than blonde would be great for the daylight deity.

Oh well, you did and awesome job with those papers and you get a well deserved :+fav:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Don't be put off, it's a great theme and it was really fun to do! I look forward to seeing your version, I love seeing different versions of the same idea. It's always interesting! :)
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BLueStormDragoN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
I decided to go finish it and this is what came of it. Night & day I don't think mine came out quite as good as yours but, I like it.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Also judging by your gallery it will be a really good piece, I can't wait to see it! :D
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niamhsfaeries Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, its beautiful!! :heart:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you so much!
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niamhsfaeries Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome ;)
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reiq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Nice traditional work XD
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Thanks very much! :aww:
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madtroll Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
great work.

they look great seperately but together it makes a really cool picture.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Thanks! They were made to look good both ways, I'm glad you agree.
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HasturCTS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Lovely lines on the pictures - and a nice way to avoid waste.

I'm reminded of some sort of stylized art for a tarot deck or something similar here. Well done.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Thank you, I'd really like to do more like this soon. The long, thin paper was a nice change of pace.
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katya-h Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
*_* You have this wonderful way of painting very thickly and boldly with watercolors which is so wonderful! It's so hard to find people who are so confident in use of this material. I think the sun is my favorite because the color scheme seems to stand out more because of the contrast between the blue and red/yellow, while the moon seems a little lacking somewhere, like it needs a bright punch of color somewhere because the grey/purple/bluish colors are mostly the same tone and don't create quite the visual dynamics of the sun one. Still, this is a gorgeous pair of paintings! Everything flows so wonderfully.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Thanks, I like the Solar one myself. I wanted the Lunar angel to be soft and silvery, and the Solar angel to be bold, bright and energetic for contrast. I really do feel like I'm growing more confident in my painting, and I'm glad that comes through. Thank you for the comment!
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Telliria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice paintings! I especially like the moon side.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks! In paintings set up like this, people usually seem to have a favorite side. It's always cool seeing who likes what!
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Ashenden Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
I love this!!! Its such a great idea!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! This is one of my favorite things I've done, and I'm really happy other people like it.
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
The hair on th is is gorgeous! :clap:
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
Thank you, I was really pleased with the hair! I experimented a little.
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
It came out great! :D
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the-Gothique-Faery Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006   Traditional Artist
VERY Cool! This is so beautiful! Awesome work! :clap:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you very much! :hug:
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DoidaPorTi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Hobbyist
It's beautiful! Great work! :clap:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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AutumnRainDoLL Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
wonderful. : )
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thanks so much! I love your username by the way.
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artist2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! :aww:
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artist2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
welcome dear :)
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
this is so beautiful. i loved the idea and the colors nice work with the wings and hair and the face. the body is nice. loved the floding cloths. it is realy amazing. loved it. great work
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