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And e'er the night came to its end
the dawn did soft the day's light sow.
Tis said that where the twain did meet,
there blossomed the sweetest lunarglow.


A companion piece to Signalfire:[link] using the same principal of an embracing couple, but putting a totally different twist on it in terms of colouring and sentiment. This one is much softer and less urgent. Sweeter, if you will.

I would ask that you don't play the "I like this one more" game too much with these. Though they are something of a pair, the meanings behind each are different enough that it actually kills my enthusiasm for them if I hear.. "Well this so-and-so is nice but I prefer blah blah" because to me, there's not much of a comparison. If that makes sense. So if you do prefer one or the other, don't make too much of a point of telling me. Just tell me what you like about each in its own right, or if something looks off, of course I'm always open to improving.

Watercolour background, hair and wings, and pencils for the bodies, with a touch of white ink here and there. 5 x 11 on illustration board.

This image: [link] from =GentlemansClubStock used as a ref for the pose.

Sketch and a closeup photo during the process can be found here: [link]
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:iconairyuna:
Airyuna Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Both pictures are truly great, but how surprising is that considering you're such a great artist? Right, not at all.

Credits to you that you made prudish me like an artisitic nude drawing. :)
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:iconmoomoocahchoo:
moomoocahchoo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Beautiful work. I love the detail in the wing.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
love it sweet
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:iconcaribbeanrose9:
CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done, I'm impressed...especially with the coloring and her wings. :thanks:
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:iconleafwhisper:
leafwhisper Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Such a beautiful work! The blues are so calming and the whole piece gives off a lovely, gentle and serene feeling. Their expressions look so content and I love the simple gesture of them just sweetly holding one another's hands :aww:

Also - and I apologise for lowering the tone - it's so refreshing to see a fantasy woman depicted without huge breasts! Someone else's comment remarked on how her hairstyle is quite classical and her delicate frame adds to that too :)
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:icontarnishedhoshi:
TarnishedHoshi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfectly beautiful.
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:iconmrs-elric-613:
Mrs-Elric-613 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very lovely :blackrose: ^_^
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
and here is another one, fantastic
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:iconstudio-snafu:
Studio-Snafu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
LOVE the wings!
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:iconrenessa47:
renessa47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've loved this piece for a while now, and for the past year or so it seems every time I slow down and take a moment to enjoy life this and it's poetic comment come to mind and I feel even better.

Because I and my family have finally gotten fed up with the health problems this moldy, broken duplex and our landlord(s) have caused us, we've decided to make a quick move right around thanksgiving in order to get out and into someplace bigger before the soon-expiring lease gets us into trouble. For the first time in my life, at 21, I will have my own room to design and do with as I please. When I was told this, this picture sprang immediately to mind and how happy it would make me to walk into a sunrise scheme every afternoon and wake up to the soft blues every morning. So, I am basing my room around this picture, and come hell, high water, and prudish grandparents who will doubtless turn up their noses at "nekkid" people, I will get my hands on a print of this and complete my happy little corner of the world.

Thank you. :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No no, thank you! I suggest you check your delivery address on your wishlist is right. I can't stretch to the frame too, but I've ordered the 20 x 30 print for you. Small gesture, but important, if the piece inspires you that much! Consider it thanks for making me smile in a dark patch in my own life!
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:iconrenessa47:
renessa47 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It arrived and it's gorgeous! Thank you again. :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hurrah! Glad you like it... should you eventually get your room finished, you'll have to send me images!
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:iconrenessa47:
renessa47 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! ;D
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:iconrenessa47:
renessa47 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, thank you! :D I... I can't tell you how much that means to me! And I'm so glad my simple words could make you feel good too! :heart:
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Your use of traditional media is so eloquent and exquisite :+fav: .
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkakashimorph:
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Awww, they look so beautiful together.
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:iconhopelessbeliever:
HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist
Featured: [link]
Please :+fav:
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Both this and the "Signalfire" are so great I just had to fave them. Hugging... and wings... *melts* I love it. Beautiful coloring, beautiful figures.
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:iconroseredautumn:
roseredautumn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
oh man, this is gorgeous. and so sweet.
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! [link] :hug:
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:iconpondie:
pondie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
these are both so great! couldnt pick a favorite if i tried. i want giant prints of both hanging in my house. i love them SO MUCH!!!
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Hettar7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
The wings almost seem to have a velvet texture, which is really nice. And it helps that they're purple, my favorite color. I like the greek style updo for her hair. It gives her a classical look and imparts a timeless feel to the image. His blueish otherwordly coloring makes his seem separate from her despite the tender pose. Almost like he's a ghost. And that makes me sad.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I do love the things you see in my pictures... it's like you see the things only I figured I would. And your own commission gave me great insight into painting blue skin!
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:icontrinity-lea:
trinity-lea Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it!!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Soft, tender, lovely.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhito-w:
hito-w Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really magnificent! Congrats!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhito-w:
hito-w Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconfirla101mulberry:
firla101Mulberry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
you'r work is beautiful, O love it putting this on fav

keep up the great work you'll be famouse one day


~love Frila
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkeziahrose:
KeziahRose Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Oh, wow...this is stunning! o_o
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconglazwingtaint:
GlazwingtainT Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
*is in awe*
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks!
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Achiru-et-al Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Woah! This is one is sweeter, and you're right, they shouldn't be compared like that. I really do like your use of color, with the cool tones and warm tones in such a balance that the woman with the warmest tone is the highlight of the piece.

-achiru-
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
splendid. i want to stroke her wings... you've caught this beautiful subtle irridescent black that i have such a hard time replicating.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
tbh, I have NO idea how I managed that.. it just kinda happened... i wish I'd paid more attention.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
heheh. whatever works! :D
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:iconelaynies:
Elaynies Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
So sweet and beautifully ethereal :heart:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondelfee:
delfee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
It's beautiful ! :heart: :+fav:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconromanticfae:
RomanticFae Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the elegance of these 2
and the serenity of this
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks m'dear
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