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Abundance by aruarian-dancer Abundance by aruarian-dancer
"Abundance" -- line art in pen on paper, colored digitally in Corel Painter on Intuos 3 tablet

For Enchanted Visions Project monthly theme of the same title.

I recently bought a Japanese picture book on the subject of modern Japanese textiles from a seller in Kyoto. I've always enjoyed looking at detailed textile designs, especially kimono from all periods. The color scheme for my 'Abundance' was inspired by one fabric design for the curtain at the Imperial Palace -- a floral motif with beige, ochre, yellow, gold, burgundy, etc.

I have elements (goldfish, peony, peach) in this image that are known to be 'lucky' according to the principles of Feng Shui. The color red, especially the orange-y red is also supposed to be auspicious for activating the qi/chi. ^^ So hopefully, this is an all-round 'lucky' image for anyone who comes across it. :heart:

©2011 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/Aruarian Dancer
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dragonlily29 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
is it just me or has there been a lot of goldfish or koi fish letely??? beautiful peice with great detail^^
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
^^
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IMADETHIS4YOU Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! The whole picture is just so calming and welcoming! ^_^ Nice job! :highfive:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!! :hug:
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IMADETHIS4YOU Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :tighthug:
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XxDrAgOn-13xX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
My gosh...this's so beautiful. Mind comparing you with my fav artist, Josephine Wall ? :) I like meaningful art pieces like yours.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you!! Oh, no, I don't mind being compared to such a wonderful artist as Ms. Josephine Wall!! I appreciate your compliments. I'm so glad to hear that you think my art is meaningful. Thank you. :heart::heart::heart:
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail's amazing and the color!!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :iconhappyhappyplz:
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: :heart:
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