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August 24, 2008
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Slow Burn by Aegils Slow Burn by Aegils
Infatuated with a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door to a lost kingdom of old.
(Title was shamelessly stolen from David Bowie's music with the same title)

what to say about this one? Aside from the fact that I adore doing this kind of double lighting, sometimes it's a bloody nightmare.
Personal challenge to prove that I can work with saturated colours and at the same time make it feel dark and sort of fantasy-like. I'm a bit bothered that the image compression "ate" my textures, though. I guess you can thank art thieves for that.... c'est la vie!

Lot's of work and sleepless nights on this one.
I *really* hope you guys like it. :heart: Tell me what you think.
Critique, as always, is very welcome.

Model: `Elandria [link]
Background: =CausticStock [link] + ~brujo [link]
Dragonflies: ~FantasyBrushes [link]
fire: =shutupandwhisper [link]
Smoke: ~Falln-Brushes [link] + [link]
moss: *redheadstock [link]
hand: ~Agonie-Stock [link]
Velvet texture and marble floor are from
All rest is painted (:
Thank you :tribute:

©2008 Aegils
My work is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my express written permission.
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very well done!
NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Fantastic! Enchanting! ! Very beautiful and great work! Like it very much!
SimiDemonXiamara Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
this rocks.... love it
Sean1877 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
You have an amazing gallery.
Aegils Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! You're very kind :hug:
Ferriswheel8 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
fire! the color of her hair is awesome. and i like how it appears as though she's trapped, but she still has this tiny grin and a fistful of flame. clearly, she's still the one in control, she's only captive because she's allowing it. or at least, that's my interpretation!
she seems, like in so many other works of yours, innocent, but at the same time, so obviously not.
Aegils Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009   Digital Artist
lol nice interpretation ;P
Xx-LoStLiNk-xX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!:wow: I love it!
How can you make the blue so realisticly shine on the model:heart:!
between, what's that compression thing?:XD:(sry but i wud liek to know:D)
JustWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Wow, I've got to say, I hope one day I can become this incredible
Aegils Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm sure you'll be even better ;)
Thank you. :heart:
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