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Death, Victorious by Austarius Death, Victorious :iconaustarius:Austarius 4 2 Frost of Amethyst by Austarius Frost of Amethyst :iconaustarius:Austarius 24 12 Ragnorok by Austarius Ragnorok :iconaustarius:Austarius 28 7 Ghostlight by Austarius Ghostlight :iconaustarius:Austarius 8 3 Infernal by Austarius Infernal :iconaustarius:Austarius 4 3 Which One Is That? by Austarius Which One Is That? :iconaustarius:Austarius 8 3 The Light At the End of Everything by Austarius The Light At the End of Everything :iconaustarius:Austarius 10 5 My Heart Burns by Austarius My Heart Burns :iconaustarius:Austarius 10 4 Lament of Fluorescence by Austarius Lament of Fluorescence :iconaustarius:Austarius 7 2 Furnace by Austarius Furnace :iconaustarius:Austarius 11 11 Roil by Austarius Roil :iconaustarius:Austarius 2 0 Limey by Austarius Limey :iconaustarius:Austarius 0 0 Clouds Above, Storm Below by Austarius Clouds Above, Storm Below :iconaustarius:Austarius 0 2 Primordial by Austarius Primordial :iconaustarius:Austarius 3 3 Look Into Me by Austarius Look Into Me :iconaustarius:Austarius 1 0 Azure Growth by Austarius Azure Growth :iconaustarius:Austarius 1 2

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Goat Girl by mvrtyrii Goat Girl :iconmvrtyrii:mvrtyrii 54 13 Pink Mood by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremov Pink Mood by Leonid Afremov :iconleonidafremov:Leonidafremov 160 2 Kirby and the Amazing Mirrors by Loustica Kirby and the Amazing Mirrors :iconloustica:Loustica 76 26 Untitled by Placi1 Untitled :iconplaci1:Placi1 91 20 THANK YOU FOR 500+ WATCHERS! by SystemaRose THANK YOU FOR 500+ WATCHERS! :iconsystemarose:SystemaRose 120 7 Fractos Pyramidia by Dragonfiretoo Fractos Pyramidia :icondragonfiretoo:Dragonfiretoo 81 31 STHLM by AleckJo STHLM :iconaleckjo:AleckJo 108 16 W-out 0774 '  Dark WatMotje ' by W-out W-out 0774 ' Dark WatMotje ' :iconw-out:W-out 80 3 Hmmm... This bird looks so... tasty! by Bagirushka Hmmm... This bird looks so... tasty! :iconbagirushka:Bagirushka 128 7 Elgin Theatre by Zoomer1958 Elgin Theatre :iconzoomer1958:Zoomer1958 67 25 [L(C)Deamed] Dear deer. by ProtoRC [L(C)Deamed] Dear deer. :iconprotorc:ProtoRC 49 1 Color palette by luisbc Color palette :iconluisbc:luisbc 67 1 Winter Bird by Jickleberry Winter Bird :iconjickleberry:Jickleberry 92 12 Three no less by Quiss Three no less :iconquiss:Quiss 143 5 Followed by MarkTurtoo Followed :iconmarkturtoo:MarkTurtoo 172 27 Segno Nero by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A Segno Nero :iconl-e-n-t-e-s-c-u-r-a:L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A 167 10

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Some WIP
I'm back—finals are over and I have a new tablet. This isn't particularly large or flashy, but is really more of a testament to finally getting back into making art. The final version should look nice, however
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Death, Victorious
No, this isn't space art. Yes, some is coming. I'm trying to ease my way back into producing things again, so I don't want to post anything in that area until I feel comfortable with the quality. In the meantime, here is a physical drawing I've been diddling with off and on! I may later replace the image with a scanned copy—but to do so would require tearing it out of my notebook, which I dislike doing.

The Haserot Angel sits upon the grave of Francis Haserot in Cleveland's Lakeview Cemetery, created by artist Herman Matzen. It is characterized by a life-size figure of an angel, who sits upon the grave with the charred remains of a torch buried into the stone—symbolizing life, finally silenced. Though the sculpture consists of bronze, oxidation and slow chemical processes have rendered the figure an aged turquoise color, much like the Statue of Liberty. But an unsettling and striking note: due to weathering, the statue appears to be weeping, tears of null frozen in eternity down its inhuman face.

I experienced a strong gravitation towards this grave sculpture after discovering it last year. It never truly left the back of my mind, and eventually emerged as an opportunity to draw. Something about this looming figure, so somber and alien, attracted me. The statue itself seems to radiate power—silent, foreboding power, poised just within the aging bronze. The expression on its face seems neither benevolent, nor malicious; rather, it resembles a being that existed long before emotions such as hope or sorrow, and will continue to sit long after all other life has gone. It is the face of eternity.

The name of the sculpture is officially, "The Angel of Death Victorious".
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  • Drinking: Self-loathing
Yeah, it's been a while, and I have appeared for all intents and purposes dead as a doorknob. This is not far from the truth, but I'm not...at least, not yet. Truth be told, that's a difficult subject to discuss, so I'll go ahead and be done with it.

I hope to have a new piece ready by Christmas (it's a tradition that I'd prefer to keep, despite the difficulties) as well as something a little different to post before then. I don't know. With the semester ending as per usual, my time is significantly freed—but performing any creative activity has been extremely, depressingly difficult.

I know that very few of my watchers—if any, at this point—really care; but if you do, I'll try my best to deliver something that's not pathetic. I really wish that I had more to give.
Frost of Amethyst
This isn't quite recent...I actually started it approximately a year or so ago (and you can probably tell), but it's been sitting around on my computer gathering dust since then. I saw it last week and felt bad, so here's an attempt to spruce it up and make it (more or less) a finished piece. Some sort of planetary nebula or some similar phenomenon. However, the surrounding masses seem rather chaotic...perhaps there is some artificial manipulation at play? :p

There IS an actual new idea in the works, but since the semester has started up, school takes precedence over space again. I'm quite inspired by what I've done with it so far, so that will probably take some time given that I don't ruin it in haste. And of course there's a new contest, which I may or may not be able to get to. Shucks. :(

Anyway, here's my little smattering of activity aside from lurking for the month
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Ragnorok
I'm baaaaaack

I know that I promised this about a month ago (surely leaving all 16 of you with bated breath), but a job opportunity abruptly made its way into my life and I've been busy working since. I feel incredibly bad about taking an entire month to finish it, but this morning provided the rush of determination to hash out the rest. I really like this one, and can actually note the areas of improvement. I sincerely hope you share this opinion.

This was originally going to be my submission for the distant star field contest over in Space-Revived. Unfortunately, finals prevented me from finishing in time. However, given the new opportunity, I admittedly reworked the design to bring the primary stars more into the foreground—after all, no more rules to abide by. I couldn't reconcile putting in a purple hue coming from nowhere, so a red/blue light source was attempted. (Even though the magical green light emanating from the background is apparently okay.)

Thanks for putting up with me! (If you remembered that I exist, which is always a plus.)
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  • Drinking: Self-loathing
Yeah, it's been a while, and I have appeared for all intents and purposes dead as a doorknob. This is not far from the truth, but I'm not...at least, not yet. Truth be told, that's a difficult subject to discuss, so I'll go ahead and be done with it.

I hope to have a new piece ready by Christmas (it's a tradition that I'd prefer to keep, despite the difficulties) as well as something a little different to post before then. I don't know. With the semester ending as per usual, my time is significantly freed—but performing any creative activity has been extremely, depressingly difficult.

I know that very few of my watchers—if any, at this point—really care; but if you do, I'll try my best to deliver something that's not pathetic. I really wish that I had more to give.

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If you are reading this, congratulations/thank you for making it this far down; it implies that you were interested enough to keep scrolling, which is always a plus.

It's funny, how you plan for what to write, meticulously constructing every detail—until, of course, it comes to actually writing it.

There's not much to tell. This account is what it would appear to be at first shake: a pawn of one the numerous legions of space artists on this website. I don't post frequently, but when I do, it's usually similar to the others; attempting to "discover" my "style" in order to truly and finally represent me. Ever since I was a child, I was consistently fascinated—no, enthralled—with the iridescent fire that ignites our universe into flurries of stars and swirling nebulae. The eternal null in between galaxies, and the eternal distance separating them from our own, awed and terrified me. I remember years and years ago, during my first visit to a planetarium, where it eventually exhibited a picture of the Hubble Deep Field. The emotions roiling within me after hearing its implication...A piece of those chills returns every time I return my gaze to the night sky. If I can infuse the same sort of goose-flesh sensations within my own pieces, I would be thrilled.

This account is a cosmic iceberg; the depths will surface when they are ready. Space scenes aren't the sole focus of my artistic urges, yet time and time again, they tend to be what gets uploaded. I draw and paint traditionally, but am quite selective of those. I also write, which also may or may not be posted (which depends heavily on my readiness to expose it to possibly thousands of other people). I am not satisfied with generating pieces randomly and without aim; there are two overreaching story arcs that I have placed years of construction into, one literary and the other visual. However, legitimately "starting" the latter is actually one of the most challenging obstacles I have encountered...because that obstacle is ultimately myself. I am never satisfied with the level of my work, and as much as I may practice, it never feels "right" enough to do justice. After all, these fictional worlds are my children—I want the best for them. I vow, someday, to bring them into physical being. And I truly mean it.

In all, I hope you like what you see. The older things will be lackluster and borderline childish, but that is, of course, precisely because they are older. (With more additions in the future, I may archive or delete them entirely) Until then, I will sit content if they aren't the WORST thing you have ever encountered.
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for th fave!
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Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
 thanks for faving!  Cheers from Toronto.
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tsahel Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ! :D
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zisgul Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Thank you for the :+fav: 619 Uf Chain Pong 619- Nepalli by zisgul
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kikielzinga Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for faving! :happybounce: 
There is much more art on the way!
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tsahel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ! :D
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tsahel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav ! :D
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fenifire Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
that's so awesome that you liked my work :happybounce:
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Austarius Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :) It was very beautiful
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fenifire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
:hug: :damphyr:
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