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Eternal by lindelokse Eternal by lindelokse
Apophysis 7x :)
raw flame (except for a liiiiiittle little little detail fixed in photoshop: a darker dot in the central glow)

edit: since on some screens colours looked too contrasted and burnt, I rendered another version with different gamma :) also, I fixed the colour of the raindrops ;)

edit2: featured on Shadowness in Daily Inspiration #149 :dance:!!!!

edit3: featured on Shadowness in The Growth of Shadowness #17 and Fractal Feature #1 :w00t:!

edit4: featured on Shadowness in Daily Inspiration #207 as Daily Feature :faint:!!!

A tweak of
I wanted to make it 3d, but it has been harder than expected! :phew: Heartfelt thanks to ~zy0rg who helped me to fix the center of the flower :hug:

another 3d bloom in this style from my gallery:

fullview please :thanks:!
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Critique by terthii terthii/critique/654593947">Jul 17, 2012, 4:03:15 PM
There's art that you look at and go "Meh", and then move on to look at something else. Then there's art that's somewhat amusing to you, and you spend a little bit of time on it. Finally, there's art that really makes you go "WOW!", and you analyze it for a good while.

This is one of those art pieces that makes you go "WOW!". It's so abstract, so colorful, so different, so unique, so eye-catching, that it really captivates you. It's one of those things that you add to your favorites right away, one of those things that makes you watch the artist, and one of those things that just begs for a comment (or critique).

Like "The Scent of the Night", this piece is filled with wonder. It's in a world that's familiar, yet alien enough to really intrigue you. The vibrant colors, teardrop-fire-rain, glowing orb, and upside-down dome shape, all add to the "alien" feel.

My favorite part about this artwork is the color. It's so vibrant, so bright; it gives a sense of playfulness. The color makes it seem the flower is straight out of a storybook, which is a very good thing. The fire rain also add to the storybook feel. Due to the rain's shape, a teardrop, they give the implication that they're harmless (even though they appear to be made of fire). Lastly, the yellow-green orb at the center of the flower ties the art together, giving that point where your eye is drawn to.

I love the depth of field effect. It creates and hints at a very detailed background, while bringing your attention to the orb. I also love the detail on the petals. This is something Lindelokse is very good at- making each petal unique, and so creating a very real looking flower.

My complaints- the water droplets on the petals look out of place. The rest of the art has such detail, and such a 3D look that the droplets just don't quite amount to. Don't get me wrong- the droplets look nice, they just seem out of place (they would fit more in a cartoon-ish drawing). Also, the shadows look a little too dark, and don't seem to fade gradual enough.

"Eternal" is another great win for Lindelokse! She has defiantly proved to be a fantastic artist with much attention to detail, and this piece shows that! Great job!
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Critique by dolphinMLP dolphinMLP/critique/1377805605">Jun 1, 2016, 12:35:03 AM
This piece is absolutely stunning. It catches the eye with it's vibrant colours and clever techniques with perspective, center focus and shading.

The drawing plays on something we find so familiar, making it seem strange and unearthly, somehow. It makes you think about the piece and examine it more closely.

The idea is well thought through and original. The fiery rain seems to give the picture a lot of motion, and the technique and effects seemingly bring it to life.

This eye-catching piece is definitely worth buying as a print, or at least given a second glance.
Very well done! Keep it up!
~DolphinMLP ;P
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jacobgraves Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Luna-is-me Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really unique and amazing!
akarith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous, very very well done!!!
firefysh1140 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Beautifully done.  :-)
ketsamachan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Anystasia Featured By Owner May 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful as always
AshlerVein Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SamanthaM66 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I have had this as a background on my phone since I got it and I am so so pleased to finally know who made this and discover the rest of your mesmerizing art!
lindelokse Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :)
I never allowed anyone to distribute my images as phone wallpapers, I hope you didn't pay for it and that it wasn't included in the phone by the start!!!
SamanthaM66 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
No no I found it online while looking for pretty flower backgrounds! It was free and I was ecstatic!!
CaletRDZ Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Wow it's great
spuggey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty. It looks magical, yet still biological. It's oddly hypnotic...
fadilaad Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
cool ! is really awsome 
M4rina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jamiee-The-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. I got the impression in an abstract way, that this flower has a strong character and got caught crying firey tears but upside down...(sounds odd) but idk, i just really love this with the awkward nonsense i just blabbed. :XD:
allthingswillbe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work
walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
bethH10790 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work :) the colors and intricate design of the flowers is captivating
LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful! <3
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
livin4thelamb Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STEFFIE1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much !!!!! :D
I made something in my gallery based on your tutorials.
They might look like entry-level beginner stuff
but you might be interested to see what come out from your tutorials.
Thank you.
KulinMolin123 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when is see this i have the feeling it's real.Your art is incredible!!!!
Cloudwhisperer67 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic one!
stabripemo23 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I love how this looks photographic, but so perfect and full of light and shimmering and gorgeous things! Great work!
ChAs3 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I have never seen anything like this, amazing!
Coolok Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
great one!
Bookworm-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is incredible, really really incredible :O
flyingcookiesandroza Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Artist
im in a trance!!!!??? o.O just wow!!!!
Xaru666 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ಠ_ಠ Simply Wow!
deldaran Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same goes for this one, so grand, so awesome, the beauty is incredible. :+fav:
FictionAddict Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
This is amazing, it's really calming I love it.
snowball1948 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely lovely! :la:
Sariswat-Rak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
So beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!
ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. The colour is absolutely wonderful. :clap:
Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your style is awe inspiring.
EmeyTroi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How... just how.... how did you do this?! O.O *in awe*
AnimeLeaderVI Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
SOO Pretty and Lovely!!
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
oh yes the center is TOO HYPE!!!!!! i've wanted to know how i create the raindrops and bubbles myself, still having a difficult time figuring that out. i truly have to wonder what these would look like animated. when i master that i'll let you know. ;)
ParijatMandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Really LOVE it!!!!

In India we have a myth that there is a flower in Heaven, named Parijat. This reminds me of the myth... Great work!!
gotw3 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Somehow this reminds me of an eternally blooming flower... delicate but never withering and fading.
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love this fire lights effect!!! :heart:
fantasyluis Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
bellissimo! emana un'atmosfera ricca di magia e fascino! ^^
deathbypenguin Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
absolutely spectacular. amazing job.
Kami5885 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
wow....this is amazing! it's so beautiful :3
MiyaMiBE Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
lindelokse Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you :thanks:!
EternalSurvivor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how you made the focal point of the picture the very centre of the flower. It feels like everything else is sprialing away from that one point.
lindelokse Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:! That's the effect I wanted to get, glad it worked :aww:!!!
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