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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 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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CaletRDZ Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Wow it's great
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spuggey Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so pretty. It looks magical, yet still biological. It's oddly hypnotic...
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fadilaad Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member
cool ! is really awsome 
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M4rina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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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:
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blue-nautilus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Amazing work
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walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Marvelous!
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bethH10790 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work :) the colors and intricate design of the flowers is captivating
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful! <3
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!!!
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