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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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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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drape is very beautiful!
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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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nonwings Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
So lovely! :)
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Carandae Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This is super pretty!
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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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SharkVamps Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah ' I loove this picture !
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Asraniel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly <3
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