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the soul collector by bluefooted the soul collector by bluefooted
This didn't turn out like I'd hoped it would. Trying to emulate Kay Nielsen's style. I'll do better next time.
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ScarletAtlas Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
so beautiful
kimichan11 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Farnace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exquisite details.:aww:
U-naught Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
'nother gorgeous image!
Red--Squirrel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Your style is so wonderful, you don't really need to emulate someone elses(im sure you were just experimenting anyway)! Same sort of thing happens to me, if I try emulating someone elses style it never turns out right.
OrangePopFox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Ooo, I love the way you drew the lantern, the light and all those cages! Beautiful detail!
SaphybOO Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Traditional Artist

This is even more epic. I love the colours chosen. It really makes it look beautiful.

And I love the idea of this
AmatuerHuxley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
the lamp is beautifuly done
Raemo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
stunning. so much pretty detail.
laaura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I love your art, That's amazing, :)
morrbiddus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
You should draw more psychopomps. THis is gorgeous.
Jumei Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work, its so full of fantasy
iOkami Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Beautiful, Pattern on dress is great!
QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
OMG, Kay Nielsen rocks! One of these days I want to get hold of a copy of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", which he did the most absolutely amazing illustrations for... Tch, he needs to be better known!
QueenofPuddings Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student
That's really cool. Very classy and etheral. Nice. :D
grokulsky Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I love all of your stuff. I wish I could do digital art. I have no idea how. I don't even know how to take pics of my traditional art and fix them up so they look good on the computer.
waleed3000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Amazing colours...
waleed3000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Amazing colours...
stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Wooowwww. *___*
Sun-Goddess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I love Kay Nielsen!!! Seriously, no one I know has any idea who he is. His stuff is awesome. And you have done an amazing job. It's beautiful.
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
:lol:the first thing I thought was,oh,it's like Nielsen or Dulac.....lovely design:heart:
sanguigna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
I'm without words!! Fabolous job! :heart:
WindShaman Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Oh wow... I just checked out Kay Nielsen (hadn't heard of before now).... just don't forget, I think your own art is just as good, if not better! :)
void-engineer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Amazing detailing and coloring! I can see the Kay Nielsen influences but I also see some Art Nouveau influences, e.g in the intricate detailing of the clothes. Clever symbolism too, with the moths (souls) and the net he uses to catch them. He seems to have no eyes, they seem to have been taken out, why is that? Any particular symbolism there? Maybe he sees "with the eyes of his soul" (since he is a soul collector) the souls he catches and has lost his eyes?

andrewhector Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007   Photographer
kerplunklyn Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
the cages are amazing, as is the stylized light. those eyes are creepy, though. o________o
GreenWhimsy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Creepy/Beautiful <3
Vermelho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
I can see that you've been inspired by Nielsen's style, but it's still your own, too. Nicely done. (I love Kay Nielsen.)
saiera Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
Gorgeous detailing!
magicmeg8 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. So much detail! I love the concept, as well as the colors you used. :+fav:

LovedAngel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007   Photographer
but it is pretty lovely
automaticgirl Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
It's gorgeous-the lantern is definitely my favorite part. I love the way you illustrated the light coming from it, its beautiful!
IvanChristian Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Student General Artist
Great pic, i really like the hollow eyes and the dress design. I was going to enter this CHOW, but run out of time!
Relient-K Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not exactly a fan of the colour scheme, but I'm simply blown away by the intricate design. Great job!
Ravensrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Well done, nice stylization
kleineprinzessin Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
don't try to do better next time, stay as is, this is already better than Kay Nielsen's style.. i'm afraid of moth to death but this picture is so lovely...
MaryannIreneRogers Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
How is this 'Anthro'? I see no cat-people/fox-people/wolf-people or furries of any sort; which is what the Anthro category was created for.

I see an androgynous humanoid figure with no eyes, and perfectly ordinary (but highly symbolic) moths. Not Anthro.
bluefooted Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
I didn't put it in that category, so it's just a screw up. Chill out.
MaryannIreneRogers Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007

No need to jump down -my- throat for alerting you to DevArt's screw up.
heartworking Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
... so very cool, I like it a lot!
DarkaileChild Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow your picture is gorgeous. O_o The idea is so beautiful and I love your style. It looks so interessting.

Your brown coloration is amazing and I love the pattern in the dress... Also, the cavernous eyes are great.
Simokaos Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Beautiful lantern :floating: Interesting colours too
Morieane Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
you have such a cool and unique style!! :O
jessicamaertens Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
wow excellent...colours and atmosphere
Arempilu Featured By Owner May 30, 2007 usual!
nars Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Looks strange and amazing!!
celaenotheharpy Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I love the idea that souls are moths. the glow from the lantern and the dress are particularily gorgeous.
bidwell Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
follow the light yesss, come into the light,..

-> cool ideas, looks all good, the patterns on her dress are cool, Ive seen sumone else's soul collector and he looked bad ass, this looks more like a good soul collector.
Hullabaloo2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
As an artist, I'd say the thing about emmulating inspirational styles is not to duplicate them but to use them as a guide to where you want to go, or in some cases where they lead you.

No one will ever be another artist, but any artist we see and love will be a part of us.

I have never seen any of Kay Nielsen until know. Thank you for introducing him to me, I am very inspired. But your work is just as inspiration I feel. It has its own voice and I feel you are on the right track in using inspiration to create yourself.

I love this piece.
asunnyspirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, Kay i think uses softer color washes, but i definaitely see the influence, wonderful work ^__^
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