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The New Solo Arcanist by Asraniel The New Solo Arcanist by Asraniel
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Gracing the spring cover of the small Vaults publication known as The New Solo Arcanist, Saldramina ro'Talib hails from the realm of Cassel and is a promising new spellbinder attached to the Lapis Path organization. Her recent efforts in unsealing the Keep during the Builders' Tome fiasco have earned her an enduring place in arcanist history.

For #artnouveau's contest. Originally my aim was to semi-spoof, mostly mimic Mucha's style and work, see if I could fool anyone into thinking it was one of his pieces since that tends to be an amusing reaction. But I decided I liked these colors too much XD Anyway this was done referencing his West End Review coverpiece. I wanted to use a piece not seen as often, and I think I know why this isn't: palm fronds are the bloody devil.
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12/9/10: It actually looks halfway vintage printed and hung on the wall. *victory handclasp*
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:icongoshngolly:
goshngolly Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Really does look Mucha!! Huzzah!
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:iconart-fashion-history:
Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Simply amazing!!!
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Sarawantsacracker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Heavenly. I love the colors you chose.
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El-Barbudo96 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great piece of work, it does'nt look digital which is a great achievement as it can be hard to get a stisfactory finish with digital as the colours can be really deep and flat, but these are perfect! And I sympathise on the palm frond thing, I did one with olive trees in it and I nearly lost my mind doing all the leaves!
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UnicornSaint Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
The drape is very beautiful!
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:icondekrue:
dekrue Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow, shades of Mucha! Very nice work. Nice to see you doing your share to keep Art Nouveau alive.
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's absolutely amazing :D Very nice work :)
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:iconnonwings:
nonwings Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
So lovely! :)
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:iconcarandae:
Carandae Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This is super pretty!
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:iconchiburbs:
ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very true to the era, down to the color styles.
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:iconsharkvamps:
SharkVamps Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah ' I loove this picture !
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly <3
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SharkVamps Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:) I love Mucha so much !
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Notha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Filmographer
i'm adding a comment! very nice illustration :)
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
*salute* Thanks, Ben!
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dimmy87 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I usually don`t leave comments but this time I have to say this is one of the best Art Nouveau works I have seen here.Amazing,simply amazing :love:
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
<3<3<3<3 Very kind of you to say.
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AndreaTsukiko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
same to Mucha! *O.O* is realy pritty!!!
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks kindly.
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:iconsruchte:
sruchte Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Congratulations!
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 Thank you, totally had yours pegged for first <3
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:iconjosephacheng:
josephacheng Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome coloring here :D
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 Thank you hon.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is totally beautiful and well done, the real thing! congrats, hope you win
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 That's sweet, thank you so much <3
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:iconcoloradogirl86:
coloradogirl86 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you really capture the art nouveau feel.
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly.
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kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i always love artnouveau. very nice job. :party:
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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LaurenGreiner Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous! Very convincing! If I weren't so familiar with his works, this could easily be mistaken as one of them. I really love the color scheme.
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 Thank you so much, that means a lot!
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Fronds: *wave at you mockingly*

I already mentioned that the linework is lovely, and that I like the cool color palette MUCH better.

But it's also awesome how the purples and blues create a mystic mood worthy of a high priestess. Also, the ethereal spirits are a vast improvement over the cuddly cherubs. I like your version lots better. :thumbsup:

And of course, the bit tying it into the Vaults is just icing on the cake. XD
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Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student General Artist
=_= Burn with fire.

<3 You know you're always a doll, right? I'm going to try and get back to some of the Vaults stories, so I'll let you know how that goes :3
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I'd make a poor archivist...I've only got passing and vague familiarity with the many realms you've got going in there.

Still. NEATO.
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh no, you'd be a particularly good archivist in the Luminumbra. Most archivists only have a very general knowledge of the other realms. Like "Yeah, I heard about those riots in Belgrade - Belgrade's in Serbia, right?"

SPIFFY.
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jetsamjunk Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
D : SOOOO PRETTY! And those wimsy things, they look so neat! gosh, so neat! I love the composition so much on this! Very well done! <3
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 Credit Mucha. He did all the compositional work first.
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Lock-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BTW, I've been staring at this all day. Like, literally. O_O
:heart:
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
<3<3<3<3
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foxlee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so gosh durn pretty darling. The style is just spot-on. And now I see why the palm fronds made you so angry ^^;;
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Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
<3 Mimicry is one of my few skills. Ooooooh yes. You would have been impressed with how I kept my temper after Photoshop crashed twice during the palm frond process.
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Lock-of-Hyrule Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE it :heart:
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
<3
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thatfilmgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
*kowtows to your amazing talent* So beautiful. Would love for it to grace my walls :D
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I will keep that in mind. <3
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
That sylph is even more spooky with glowing yellow eyes! :)
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
XD Duly noted. I'll try and remember that the next time I draw and color sylphs XD
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Spooky eyes can definiely be a good thing :thumbsup:
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:iconasraniel:
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
XD Noted <3<3
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Hione Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
So pretty!!! ; w ; <3
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