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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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:icondragonlily29:
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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:iconimadethis4you:
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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:iconimadethis4you:
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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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :iconhappyhappyplz:
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: :heart:
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:iconphaaze-dweller:
Phaaze-Dweller Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is too beautiful for words!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for faving!! ^^
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:iconphaaze-dweller:
Phaaze-Dweller Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob! this is so amazing! i couldnt help but favoriting it!
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
She's so pretty and somber. I stared at this for the longest time. There's something about her face that seems different to me from your other stuff. I still can't figure it out! LOL Might be the eyes, or the fact her chin is more rounded... I just don't know. But she's pretty in any case. AND THE FISHIES! XD I love the goldfish!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! I think I finally have a picture of my own that I might want to get a print of to hang on the wall... lol.
Hehe, I know, I can't quite figure out what looks different about her, but her eyes are different from many others and her nose is just two dots for nostrils this time, so that might be a big part of it. (But honestly, I basically drew her face more simply than usual because of the size constraint of fitting all this on a 8.5 x 11" piece of paper for the line art. :XD: )
The goldfish are my favorite part, too. :love: (Oddly enough, the day after I finished this picture, I lost my Leeloo -- a great big red comet that I've had for almost 4 years -- to dropsy. T_T )
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oooh! That'd be cool! It could be the difference is in simplicity! XD I just know it's different! Aaaawwww your poor fishy! Was it the only one you had?
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
She used to be the only one. She was one of the 'feeder goldfish' at the store that sold for a dime. :XD: When we stocked the pond with 10 of those little feeder goldfish, she was the only one that survived, and also grew huge. I've always brought her inside for cold months, and earlier this year, I finally moved her to the tank downstairs (72 gallon). She looked lonely so we added some Comets and Shubunkins and she seemed so happy. I guess she may have had a parasite inside or a kidney failure. We buried her in my rose garden.
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Awww that's so sad. Maybe she was finally happy having other fishies around! How long do those type fish usually live anyway?
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Goldfish, if kept well and stay disease-free, can live for decades, I've read. 20+ years is pretty common. o_0
Yes, when she finally got company, she was way more active, swimming around all the time, and that was wonderful to see. When she was well, she was quite a specimen with amazingly dense red-orange color. ^_^
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Catssyclaws Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Wow I didn't know that! Well I figured they lived a long time but 20+ years... that's way long! And at least she had a good life before it ended! It would have been sad had she died all alone!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
There was a report in UK of a common goldfish that, according to the owner, lived to be 41 years old.
And yep, Leeloo did have a good life before it ended. ^^
I've noticed that when you put just one goldfish in a big tank, they tend to sulk in the bottom corner until you put more fish in and they perk up like magic. I've seen it on multiple occasions. They get lonely. ^^;
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful, beautiful - shades of Sulamith Wulfing and Stephanie Pui-Mun, but wholly and completely different and original. And the Feng Shui really comes through, which is awesome. Love this so much.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you so much! That's high praise... :iconblushplz: I've been told once before that some of my pieces remind people of Sulamith Wulfing and at the time I was unaware of the artist, but I've since familiarized myself. Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is one of the few contemporary fantasy artists I really admire. So, thank you again for your wonderful comment!! ^_^
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student General Artist
It's all true!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Precious work!! :love:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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dewmanna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Digital Artist
sooo pretty :)
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
great digital art I love it!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
your very welcome
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:iconainessa:
ainessa Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Ooow, Amazing! :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ :heart:
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MeredithDillman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
love it
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconnyankos:
NyankoS Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Amazing *___*
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Mangsney Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so you managed to finish it in time? Cool!

I loveloveLOVE the colour scheme you went for. So beautiful and warm. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :love:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I did manage to finish this in time. :dance:
Thank you so much!!! Glad to hear that it gives you the warm fuzzy feeling. ^^
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:iconkatarinea:
Katarinea Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
beautiful ;v;
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconfiofiorina:
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
So very lovely!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
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ShiraHitsugaya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
gives off a very calm feeling. love warm colors :)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :heart::heart::heart:
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