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Dance of Light and Darkness by Exileden Dance of Light and Darkness by Exileden
Let the dragons to dance to keep the Balance of Light and Darkness.


An experimental commission for ~Crysomandiaz
I wanted to create something with... dreamy feel. Realistic and unrealistic.

I'm type of person with improved vision- where my vision is in absolute focus. In effect during night time I have so vivid and real dreams that I often to mix my dream world with reality where I happen to mistake events which happened only in dreams with reality in my memory! And sometimes when I wake up, I tend getting slightly depressed because how much I love dream world life... I really wonder if dreams are sort of another world? I believe in that.

Anyway, those dreamy skies with unrealistic "smudgy whooop!" were inspired from my dream.

As I'm obsessive photographer (many of you don't know because I dont post nor talk much about it), I happen to see the most magical, unique and beautiful landscapes and light combinations. I get into "woooah" hype, pull out my camera and take photos. I was so happy that I took such... incredible photos of wonders. Then I wake up, and realize these photos doesn't exist in my memory card.
What a bummer.

Or I cant stand when my shutter in camera doesn't work when I want to take most omgfgholymolly photos in dreams. It always happens.

Why I'm obsessed with photos? Because as a vision person, I rely mostly on my sight. My memories are based on visual pictures in my mind and I awake them through pictures. Pictures are also sort of "proof" of your book which tells you about life. Some kind (for me of course) of legacy of what I've done (to myself, for my own sake of my life) and so on. Gah I feel like I'm babbling some bullshit where no one cares... yeah why I type this? Who cares about weird stuff which I typed.... though, I felt to type down because that connects to my painting above. I've been thinking about dreams, visions and my phantoms while painting this.


PS: In case if anyone might ask me or think... no I don't smoke, nor take any drugs or even herbal drugs such like marihuana. I'm a person who is absolutely free of that stuff.... and I've never been drunk in my life (obviously slightly buzz yes). I'm very lucky (yes I treat it as a huge blessing, despite many people find that's uncool, lame and doofus that I don't drink nor get drunk. Some of them make fun of me.) being as a person with absolute no interest in alcohol. I like a beer just only for taste and pinacolada ( *BecSparrow clearly remembers how I have hard time to drink a beer.. ).


td;lr

Really, I'm just babbling about unimportant stuff.

Anyway. The picture is cropped. It's a bit bigger in reality. I'm thinking to do a remake of this one it into much larger scale, with enormous space, massive acrylic painting for myself.
Done by watercolors, a bit of pencil and some alcohol drops.
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
I don't think the stuff you're typing in the description is crazy babbling that no one cares about. In fact, I quite enjoyed reading about your photos and dreams. I don't have a camera, and people would think I was crazy if I did because I would always be stopping conversations or something so that I could take a picture of a cloud or leaf or bird. Stuff that no one else would find too interesting. As for dreams, I'm always disappointed to wake up because I have these wonderful and fantastical dreams. I usually forget them, anyways. For some reason, trying to remember those dreamscapes makes me unbearably sad...thinking about the impossibility of taking photos of dreams makes me sadder...
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DrAgOnOfFoReSt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:eyes: The concept you depict in here is so deep and meaningful. I love the COLOR this picture has... :iconiloveitplz: Sweet! :iconawwloveplz:
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish to live in this fantasy world. I hate that i've grown up cuz i used to believe that exist fantasy world with dragons and fairy tales.
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REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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    I agree with what you've written. As silly as it sounds, it does happen me a lot - when I have such a vivid dream, I think it's reality!

    Great job on this picture by the way, it's absolutely amazing - you've captured the hazy, dream-like feel flawlessly, and I can't wait for more surreal pictures like this! You have a real talent.
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jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this would work great as an album cover.
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Twinelens Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh how interesting. I often take Photos in dreams, also it's mostly sky, landscape photography with wonderful lighting. Last time I took one of a wonderful purple sky at noon, I was absolutely crazy about that one... till I woke up.
Well it shall not be... or better: We will have to recreate them in the real world. ;)
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scarlet-dahlia Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you really captured that "dream-like feel" you were going for.
Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your vision for this piece.
If you do the larger scale I can't wait to see it.
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think that what you wrote in there shows your personality, it's not unimportant (: it's always good to see the personality of the artist behind the works and to know random things, you're free to write what you like (:
I wouldn't imagine taking awesome photos in my dreams and then waking up without them D: my dreams are quite vivid but not as yours in that way, but I also confuse what I dreamt and what really happened lol sometimes it happens that I tell my sister something that I believe it happened but then I realize I dreamt it xD
Yeah I don't drink, smoke or use drugs either, not even the pills for diseases they sell. However I like the taste of some drinks but I don't drink much, just a beer per night every long time, because I don't party often~ and it happens that people tell me that I'm 'too healthy' for that. Well, I prefer to be too healthy than too stupid to drink just for acceptation~
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FallenAngel9913 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is really beautiful!! It really creates a feeling of awe and mystery, great job!! It's awesome!! :D
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nice painting!! :) I like the dragons and the background. I know what you mean about seeing vivid landscapes in one's dreams, and having things happen that you regret realizing did not in fact happen except in the dream world when you wake up. I have seen fantastic landscapes, bizarre creatures, whirling cloud patterns, and who knows what else in dreams.
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
very beautiful and majestic
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Vaileaa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. Traditional? O-O There are no words to describe it *-*
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EbonyCrimsonRose Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
WOW this is beautiful I totally feel the dreaminess of this picture its so beautiful man if only I could have good dreams like this again that would be awesome obviously the dream angel has not wished to visit me lately.
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blackhawk89 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
all i can say is wow! and so cool!
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I totally understand what you mean about the dreams and the photos! Sometimes I'm the same way, except with music. I'll write an awesome song in my dreams, only to wake up and not remember a single note, and it's such a disappointment.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! It flows so easily, with a slow, hazy current like honey.

I love your use of colours here, they are incredible, beautiful and most definitely dreamy.

I love your use of textures in this painting too. From the clouds and paint flecks to the drips and running paint.

The dragons are incredibly gorgeous as well, I love the way they seem to manifest from the clouds almost and their expressions make me think they are about to play a magical game of chase in the sky.

I also really like the lighting in this piece, it has such a beautiful glow to it which is always an extra challenge to accomplish with traditional art. Well done to you!:blackrose:
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I love your dragons, they're very close to what I imagine them to be.
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RaWeraDash Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic...
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   General Artist
You're not babbling about anything uninteresting :ohnoes:
I'm kind of the same when it comes to photography. I love it for the fact that I can prove that I was actually THERE and when I play around with my camera to give it different effects, even though there are no filters on it, it makes it really fun :)

Of course, I love drawing and painting too as I can express my imagination by hand on paper and draw out my ideas but I can't stop taking photos :D
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice, dynamic clouds!
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8Bpencil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
verrry niceeee! =)
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schfiftyfivefive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Thought-provoking! I love it!
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dariusdragon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
cool
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The8thSphynx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is lovely. Thank you for this wonderful piece. :iconsmileyplz:
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nabila21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. So awesome.
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how strong the dragons are in themselves - the light one really looks free and pure, and the dark dragon looks very sturdy and imposing. Hard to explain, but I like it a lot :D The background's amazing too, I love how it compliments the two, but doesn't take away from it. The clouds and stuff at the bottom remind me of Khaos' backgrounds <3

My dreams aren't anything too interesting, but the interpretations I look up are pretty neat! I wish I remembered more of them D: Have you ever had lucid dreams? I only had one before, I wish I could experience it again.
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May i use this for a concept design for my dragon studies in art?
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Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
As long as it's for personal studies and improvement, yes :>
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elicen Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE it :heart:
#your absolutely wonderful art is featured here :iconfantastic-fiction: :ahoy:
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xxxkursexxx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful!!! Love it!!
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Darkamist Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe I saw too many furry and brony pictures up to this one, but these are damn good dragons. It's always interesting to see how a person imagine's their dragons to be. Some go with details on the scales, others on the chins.

But the dragon to the right is something almost on it's own category, in comparison to the dragon to the center.
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Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love drawing dragons because of the real freedom with imagination and interpretations.
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Darkamist Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Better than the realistic icky stuff, I agree. Not much freedom there :P
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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ArinantWolf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
that's not bullshit! don't stop continue :ohnoes: you know?' right the so calt unimportant stuff is most likely the things I like to read. people sometimes don't see how important the casual stuff is in life and how important it can be to people their art. It has influence on the picture and I can see that here, even if you don't realise it. It makes sence and belief it's really interesting. but back to the casual things, it are the things what we remember because it was funny or touching. It are moments that can be mixed in art perfectly and the viewer feels a connection with it and feels invited to the world the artist expresses. I always love to dive in your world. And oh yes I have those moments I can't seperate my dreams from reality because they seem real. sometimes really anoying if it comes to nightmares. I really love this work especially because of your random information you explained in your personal comments.
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Miri33 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing o_O
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sukoshichu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Artist
i don't really dream so much, but i meditate, which almost always results in dreamlike things.
also i get panic attacks and with them, hallucinations. these give me bizarre dream-like hallucinations.

when i dream i'm usually in danger and having nightmares. they make me realise that there are things i need to learn to protect myself. but i don't like actual dreams. i'd rather have a horrific panic attack than a dream. because at least hallucinations i have are surreal by nature.
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kailavmp Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Yeah, I also like alcohol as long as it is on paper on canvas only. Cheers!
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Drake-Constantine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
A dance that lasts forever since the beginning of time.
Fantastic work! The background looks amazing: :D
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paranoya-art Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Piękne to :) I w sumie chciałabym się pozachwycać i pokomentować jakoś sensownie, ale zamiast tego zwyczajnie się gapię... :D
Sny to naprawdę świetna rzecz... Ile razy zdarzało mi się budzić i głęboko zastanawiać czy coś faktycznie miało miejce, czy był to tylko sen. Szkoda tylko, że tak mało i tak rzadko sny pamiętam. Często budzę się ze świadomością "O kurde, ale miałam genialny sen" Ale gdy tylko staram się zorientować co to właściwie było... Zapominam wszystko.
Przydałoby się jakieś ustrojstwo do nagrywania snów :) Jestem pewna że z moich wyszedłby całkiem niezły, psychodeliczny horror xD
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Exileden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
O kurcze, ile ja bym za to dala aby to ustrojstwo by istnialo.... albo inaczej, chetniej to bym chciala miec taki aparat ktory bylby w stanie robic zdjecia z swiata snow i mozna by bylo odtworzyc je w naszym swiecie ;) I dzielic sie nimi na deviancie, boskie wrazenia bylyby, co? ;)
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paranoya-art Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Łaaa... Byłoby nieziemsko :D
Chociaż obawiam się, że wtedy już w ogóle mało kiedy wstawałabym z łóżka...
Z drugiej strony sny-horrory motywują do zwleczenia się do świata żywych, więc nie byłoby tak źle.
Nie znasz przypadkiem żadnych szalonych naukowców?
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Selena-Dragoflame Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I was more like you. XD
I love the way it looks, and the clouds are just gorgeous!
and, I love how the dark dragon blends into the clouds. c:
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh this is beautiful <3
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Sephiroth097 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing.
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MikachuSango Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very pretty^^
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MorgonStarr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful, your art is always so inspiring to me :)
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WriteTimeWrongPlace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh my lord. This is beautiful!
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Snashyle Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it! You've managed to capture the dreamy feel you've probably had in your dream. :)
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