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The Light of Darkness by keiiii The Light of Darkness by keiiii
The dark caster commands light in the form of fire.

Quick entry for the Beautiful Creatures contest. My previous deviation wasn't enough warm-up after such a long hiatus; I think this one did the job, even though it's not the most amazing painting ever. My painterly muscles are all awake now.
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:iconivylanezip:
ivylanezip Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art
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:iconmarcusthomas:
MarcusThomas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
The flow of this picture is great! Fantastic colors too!! Good job!! :D
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digitaltalonsimages Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   Interface Designer
Great Work.
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:iconifes:
ifes Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
beautiful work man! congrats!
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:iconolho-gordo:
olho-gordo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa, very nice!
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Wow beautiful work on the coloring!! It looks wonderful. :heart:
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you :D
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:iconscorchyz:
Scorchyz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The colors and lines in this are hypnotic, I can't stop staring <3
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booksandcoffee101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it a lot, and idk if you have read the books, but she has that justified innocence in her eyes that I imagine all light casters to have. Good job :D
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DemetriStefan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ohhhh i like this one the best. alot of cool things to look at, and sum nice colors
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artismiaclaire Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful. congratz on being a semi :)
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:iconflummo:
flummo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
Love the emotion in this--good luck! :heart:
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:iconnamea:
namea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I LOVED the new page!!! I loved how the curly haired dude said Chi Min's reasons to the t and didn't even realize it XD I can't wait to see more! Thanks for the new page! :)
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank YOU for taking your time to tell me what you thought! That curly dude is smarter than he realizes...
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:iconnamea:
namea Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
no problem! ^.^
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LilithNightRaven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful and best of luck to you!
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:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Aha! Thank you so much for including her birthmark! Many of the other images did not which has peeved me to no end!
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Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Is she a light caster or a dark caster in this image? I can't quite tell
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Was supposed to be dark, but her crazy expression became not-so-crazy after I colored it. :(
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:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ah well just so you know the green eyes were meant to resemble that of a light caster and gold represents dark. It is still a wonderful image! (sorry if I'm being snobby, I just love the series so much!)
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nah it's fine. I didn't get to finish the book before doing this picture, so it's not surprising that I got stuff wrong.
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Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Well it is a fantastic picture! And congratulations on getting into the semi-finals!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you. The other semi-finalist entries are so amazing though (and I was pleasantly surprised to see such a wide variety of styles). I'm not holding my breath XD
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:iconcrazypurplebat:
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
They are all wonderful, but I think you have a good shot! Don't doubt yourself
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I'm not self-depreciating. Just being realistic and honest :D
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:iconplhils:
plhils Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Congrats for being chosen as one of the 25 Semi finalist.
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you! The other 24 entries are amazing and while I have my personal favorites, I really can't tell which ones will end up winning. All I know is I'm not getting my hopes up.
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dreams-and-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
did you use a digital painting program/software/whatchamacallit? if so, which one is it and is it free?
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Adobe Photoshop CS4, which is not free. But you can make something like this with free programs. The only reason I'm not using free programs is because I've been using Photoshop for years, and I'm too lazy to introduce myself to a new tool. I'm also on a Mac, and some programs are not available on Mac.

Hell, you don't even need a program. You could whip up something like this with acrylics or oils. It would probably look better, too, because of the natural texture and color blending the paints offer. The setup and cleanup process is a pain, though, and it's impossible to get the colors to look right on the computer unless it was made on the computer in the first place.
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dreams-and-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
could you recommend something that i could get free for pc because a)i really don't have the time, inclination, skill, money or space to actually work with oils all the time, b)i don't have a scanner that i can use quickly and efficiently just about anytime and c)i sorta want to just try it out. if you could help me, i'd really appreciate it!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I don't know any offhand aside from GIMP, but I know there are more. Try googling :)

Also, if you just want to try them out, many of them have 30 day free trial.
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dreams-and-starlight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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ChrissiRee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful I like it.
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Dr-royal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think its going to be you or [link] who is going to win this.
I wish I did something like this orz
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
That is an amazing entry. I love how they incorporated the crescent symbol into the picture.

We'll see how this goes!
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gawki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The colors. Mmm <3
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:iconwulfmune:
wulfmune Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
your colors always look like magic to me <3
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SomeRandomGirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I am always in awe of your art -- it always evokes some emotional response from me. The lighting is beautiful in this picture. :heart:
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Arafelle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
So is she a dark or light caster?
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Was intended to be dark, but now I'm not sure anymore. Her expression was crazier and more sadistic in the sketch. Now it's... not so crazy.
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks pretty crazy to me! That's what I first liked about it :)
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Relieved to hear that! :D
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Arafelle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
Accidentally posted twice.. browser was being weird.

I love the painting! You did a wonderful job with the light. Her facial expression is hard to paint, so good job!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconarafelle:
Arafelle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
So is she a dark or light caster?
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Emazon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:jawdrop::jawdrop:
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per-the-muse Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*fingertip steeple* eeeexcellent. in fact, i think that you should take your time; warm-up as much as you need to. i can't say that i'm disappointed at all with an influx of art. heh. heheh.




...i'm going to save this pic. i'm so strongly reminded of a character of mine that i think i need to keep this around. mmhmmmm. (you haven't been reading my mind lately, have you?)
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LiquidPlazma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work! Emotions, colours... All perfect!
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ScyPhan790 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Love the contrasts
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, sooo beautiful! I love the colors and details!!
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