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The Eye of the Storm by Iardacil The Eye of the Storm by Iardacil
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For *Morteque "Beauty of Darkness" contest [link]
Edit: got second place

The greatest inspiration for this piece came from Stargate Atlantis. On the first season, there was a episode named "Storm" and "Eye" what both had really gorgeous visual effects of the whole taking storm. I do not know how much you know about the storms, but really strong ones, they have eyes - tens of kilometers at the center where sun shines, it is calm. But outside of it - there is winds blowing very fast, rain and thunder.

So, can you imagine? Endless rain, the wind that almost blows you away. Tornadoes, gales, clouds as dark as the nights. The wind is the only thing you can hear, lightning striking everywhere, the endless motion and no way to stop it. You are in the mercy of the nature.

And then, just when it gets as bad as it can - you see a wall and then... it all stops for a second. You stand there, ragged by the storm, wind and rain. Stand and wonder what just happen - sun shines at your face and makes you hold eyes half-shut. You can feel gentle breeze at your hair as a caress. You have reach to the Eye.

Can you imagine it? Can you imagine the relief you have got for some time. The silence, the warmth and peace. It is probably the most beautiful thing you can ever see and on that moment, the most special thing. It is the real beauty of the darkness - you have made your way from the storm to the eye - to the light and peace.

But this is only temporary. Even thought the eye can be up to 60 kilometers wide, the winds outside may blow many hundred meters in seconds and it can be only instance for you and then you are back on the most horrible experience ever - back on the embrace of darkness. Back at the power of nature where human, as little as we are, cannot do anything to stop it. We can just hope and pray it will past and there is meant to be way out for us.

And if there is, you can keep the memory of that instance what was meant to past inside your mind, and even if you try to explain it to anyone else, there is just no words. There are no way to express that feeling in any language. No way to draw it or paint. That is an experience of a lifetime.


I hope you can little see what I tried to say up.. and see the beauty of that.. even thought of all it's beauty and relief, the eye is really dangerous place and so... is it really a moment you think you have been saved but rather a moment what can be more fatal than the storm itself. The waves, they will always be blown to the center and when they come from all the directions, to the eye... oh.. you can imagine. So, I think it even mores becomes the beauty of darkness, the devilish illusion.

And now little about the reasons I made it:
After I made "Don't you slip away" as a birthday gift for my childhood friend, I have had that kind of.. other people who know my art and me have been making little hints that they want something like that for their birthday... and so, on Friday were the birthday of a lovely girl I met in uni and I think she also hinted, that she would like to get manip as a present.. and somehow, all those people - they love the clinches. It has to be that skirt.. it has to be dark sea side, great clouds.. Like I am on little trap as all the people I have shown my work, majority of them think that "Shadows of Veil of Secrets" is the best one and they all want their own version of that.. So, sorry if this is too dark, not original enough, not my usual style even thought for me.. with the back story you can read before.. it has a really strong meaning, really strong emotion and it is so different.. something I needed to make. Sooner or later, on real storm or the storm's of life - we will make it to the eye.

But I like it. It was so weird to make it first.. I had some kind of vision what I want.. but it is hardly what came out. I knew after I saw those rocks on sxc.hu that this time they will be the "seaside" for me. No beach and waves making there. The model was a nightmare. I tried, I think, three or four models of that stock and they never seemed to fit. I planned to use that one with veil on her hands as it looked stunning but I did not managed to work out with it. I almost had to overpaint most of the skin as I did not wanted to work on so slow scale and when making larger, it was awful. I also had the idea from the moment that I want some ribbons on her back and so glad I found a stock what I needed - exactly what I needed need it fit...

First I planned something misty, mysterious, horizon lost in mist... calmness and peace but after I started to work with sky - it did not worked no other way than really scary, dark and story clouds, so I had to make the water to stormy too and it was the best part of this work. When model was hard work, then sea - it was such a great time playing around different brushes. And I am very happy with it. Thank you, *FrozenStarRo for the brushes as without them, I could not make it.

So, rain, storm.. also some light and visible contrasts. To be honest, hair was the hardest part for me this time. No matter how many times I tried, they looked so weird... and they never fit. And I feel that this new way i draw them in the end - they do not look too good, but they look quite charming and it was fun, in the end, when I managed to draw down the main shape (what was also hard later to make it blend) But it was great to make. I want to make more hair what look like bang of hair.. not to draw every little hair by themselves as then the hair (as mostly on my works) looks quite damaged...

So, I really hope you will enjoy it :)

TragicStock | Falln-stock | Spiritsighs-stock | LadyVictoire | Little-stock | Night-fate-stock | Readheadstock | sxc.hu [link] [link] [link] [link] | + two sets of water brushes by *FrozenStarRo store [link] | + personal
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SaladKing352 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a detailed description of the entire perspective of being within and without the storm! i love it! the art simply helps capture more of that single moment of beauty hidden behind bullets of torrential chaos, walls of relentless waves, and winds strong enough to blow away all hope, and that's what i love about this! absolutely well done! <3
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CreativeMusingsTLII Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
love your work again
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
:)
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K8ArtStudio Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is really good.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Thanks :)
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olorumm Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is fantastic.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks
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yjoda Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Work !!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
:D
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work!Eight-Colors Teddy Bear Icons Pack by angelishi  
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Glad you like it :)
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome!Bear Love by Digithalie   
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HussainHashim Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool :)
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cherie-stenson Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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umbatman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazimg, the storm, the sea.
the lady looks onwards.
just wow
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kellywashington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
beautiful. stunning. amazing.
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kffuri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great art, congratulations...
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
:D
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I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
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pgmatg Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
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empusae Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything this came at perfect timing for me this filled a void in my life you would excell at this
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Found interesting opportunity
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revande Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Thanks
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revande Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
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pricklythehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... i love it
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Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So inspiring, Beautiful! I love it sooo much!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:D
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Mayhem9010 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I wish i had the skills to get the picture in my head done like that. Nice Work
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:D
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cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
the water and the skirt are beautifully made
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:D
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Amand1309 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Stunning.x
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:D
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AkwardFairy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
may i use this picture as a profile for my ppoetry website?
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
sorry no
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AkwardFairy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
okie dokie just thought i'd ask...is there anyway youd do a comission? id like a picture similar to this but ...since im asking about A commission i guess id like to switch it up a bit
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Yes, I do commissions
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tokage17 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
awwww this is amazing!!!! very very compliments!!!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thanks
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
:D
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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