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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.





Credits:
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 CGtextures.com
All rest is painted (:
Thank you :tribute:


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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very well done!
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:iconnebelelfenaemy:
NebelelfeNaemy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Fantastic! Enchanting! ! Very beautiful and great work! Like it very much!
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:iconsimidemonxiamara:
SimiDemonXiamara Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
this rocks.... love it
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:iconsean1877:
Sean1877 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
You have an amazing gallery.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! You're very kind :hug:
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:iconferriswheel8:
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.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009   Digital Artist
lol nice interpretation ;P
Thanks
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:iconxx-lostlink-xx:
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)
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:iconjustwhisper:
JustWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Wow, I've got to say, I hope one day I can become this incredible
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm sure you'll be even better ;)
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really beautiful effects here :)
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconaf-studios:
AF-studios Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Hello :wave:

Your artwork is featured here - [link]

:heart:
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:iconinconcabille:
Inconcabille Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Beautiful! :rose:
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:


You have been featured in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Dunno if it's my screen but the top is very dark. Lovely work nevertheless.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
It is :nod: but you should still be able to see the ceiling a bit.
Thanks :heart:
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:iconagonie-stock:
Agonie-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Thank you so much for using my stock!
Very beautifull!
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks :glomp:
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:icontessblack:
TessBlack Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Photographer
Está absolutamente fabuloso como sempre. Gosto imenso da chama e do pormenor da libelinha ^^
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconxarrot:
Xarrot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I *really* like it ^^

The description made it feel more magical even. Great Job.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you, dear :hug: I appreciate it.
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:iconathlinia:
athlinia Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
beautiful work, I love how the blue flame glows against the darkness of the work.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks :thanks:
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. Wonderful lighting.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you :smooch:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
The work you've done on the lighting is just stunning, you can tell you've put time and effort into getting it right! :hug: Though as usual I have to beg for a larger version if you have one please! :smooch:

Thanks for using my stock!! :heart:
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
I'm sending you right now. (big attachments *sigh*)
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
SMOOOOCH :love:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it, so complicated and technical. You've done an awesome job.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
You think so? Thank you immensely! It means a great deal to hear that :glomp:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah i do, it's really beautiful.
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
:glomp:
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:iconbehana:
Behana Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:smooch:
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:iconthoudreamchild:
thoudreamchild Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
I love the detail of fire in her hand. =) Great job~!
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch; It means a lot. :heart:
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:iconnaomifami:
NaomiFaMi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:wow:
fabulous work! :clap:
i love colors and blending. and it's perfectly composed
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you immensely :smooch:
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:iconnaomifami:
NaomiFaMi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:glomp:
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:iconshadow--man:
shadow--man Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
wow

vr amazing

i love the lights from the windows & on her hand too

great
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :hug:
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:iconace-eca:
ace-eca Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
nice color! Look forward to your description :D
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
It's up now :) Thanks.
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:iconno1uvinterest:
no1uvinterest Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
beautifully done :D
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconstalkier:
stalkier Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008   Photographer
Very nicely done. :D
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:iconaegils:
Aegils Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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