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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.. ).


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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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:
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.
W0RLD-EATER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    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.
jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this would work great as an album cover.
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. ;)
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.
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~
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
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.
kaze26 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
very beautiful and majestic
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