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Know Your Fate by PolarisAstrum Know Your Fate by PolarisAstrum
Edit: (24th March, 2014) It's been several hours since I saw this got a DD and I'm still out of words to say. While this is an older piece, it remains one of my very favorite and most cherished works. Thank you so much for this, I couldn't be happier! And thank you for all the lovely comments and favs, I'll make sure to reply to everyone <3
I think I'm done crying now :giggle:


Contest prize for MalteseLizzieMcGee for placing second on the Traditional Category on my contest.

Liz's request was made of pure awesomeness: stylized clouds (like these luminatii.deviantart.com/art/O… , I didn't want to copy the artist's style, so I added my own twist while somewhat keeping the basic shape idea), an animal to represent some kind of deity, leaves, blossom and... playing cards!
She told me to look at some Okami artwork if I needed any inspiration. I simply love that game, so I knew it would be my main source of inspiration since the start.

Talk about moving out of my comfort zone, I love Liz for asking me to do this :giggle: This is "the work of firsts":
First time dyeing paper, drawing a crane, trying a style like this and drawing playing cards XD
The only thing familiar to me on this work were the colored pencils.

I immediately associated the playing cards with card reading and thus with fate (hence the tittle). I don't know much about it, so I just searched for the basic meanings and threw some cards there.
And so, the crane became some sort of god associated with destiny and such.

Anyway, hope you like it, Liz! I'm sorry for taking so long and thank you for being so understanding (:

February 2011
Colored pencils and black, red and white ink pens on watercolor paper dyed with tea.

References used:
www.birdcapemay.org/gallery/ma… cdn.lightgalleries.net/4bd5ec0… images4.fotop.net/albums2/pipp… 2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qc6aMdLT994… www.birdskorea.org/Images/imag… and fav.me/d3652gb
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Know Your Fate by PolarisAstrum is a great example of how stepping outside of your comfort zone can sometimes yield magnificent results. Be sure to visit the rest of this artists gallery as well to see her fantastic use of colored pencils. ( Suggested by LivingInThisFantasy and Featured by Astralseed )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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rajasegar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/03/d…
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment!
And thank you for the feature, and for properly crediting the artists <3 It's really awesome when people do that (:
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WhiteMinos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for the DD
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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WhiteMinos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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