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Aurora Spirits by EternaLegend Aurora Spirits by EternaLegend
Painter XI/Wacom tablet (one layer painting).
Star photo added via Photostop CS5.


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"If you could see the Earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night,
it would look to you more splendid than the moon."


-Galileo Galilei



Inspired by this incredible video by Nasa: Earth Illuminated (time-lapse photography).

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I've always imagined the northern lights as dancing spirits.
...I want to see the Northern Lights just once in my life before I die. ;__;


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:iconmajoraswaker:
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Great! I've been a fan of Aurora/nightsky photos, but this one looks equally impressive.
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant concept, and the picture is wonderfully mysterious. ;)
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:iconkeiko12:
Keiko12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Beautiful. This is just so beautiful <3
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SpiritOfRadiance Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I love your work! It is very beautiful and creative the way you made the different animals.
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DelphiRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It's lovely. The colors and concept are incredible. You're not alone in your spirit thoughts. Many cultures have presumed the lights to be Gods/Godesses, souls, and spirits of varying origins.
Have you seen this video [link] here on dA by ~Lovepanda29 She got some great shots, unfortunately, she had to speed up her time-lapse, but it gives you another glimpse of their beauty.
I am lucky enough to live in Northern Michigan (US), and every so often we get a beautiful show, though not quite as colorful or huge as those farther north get, but still stunning. Once I stood on the hill behind my parents house, as I looked across the field I could see an orange harvest moon, I could trace the belt of the Milky Way across the sky, and behind me were small white tendrils of light dancing and shifting on a whim. That was one of the most magical nights I have ever seen. Just keep an eye on the sky, even the small wispy shows are worth seeing. I would wish everyone the pleasure of seeing the Northern Lights (or their Southern counterpart) in person.
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:iconsabata101:
Sabata101 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Awesome and glowy!
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:iconsardistri:
Sardistri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Beautiful work :heart:
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice^^
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:iconwintenso:
Wintenso Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I like the coloring :)
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:iconjujulica:
Jujulica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful idea and such a beautiful work of art <3
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thank you <3
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:iconorgan-failure:
Organ-Failure Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is beautiful and wonderful and magnificent. You never stop amazing me.
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:iconaurielis:
Aurielis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! It makes me appreciate the northern lights even more!
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Boreale-88-107 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Looks made for me! ^^ Nice idea and painting!
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:iconin-the-distance:
In-The-Distance Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
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SunsetFlareX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. I can see why that video was so inspirational. You used a picture for the stars, but did you use one for the Earth (I'm guessing that's what that is)?
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thank you! And nah, I drew the Earth stuff below from scratch using several textured brushes. Only a photo was used for the stars only.
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SunsetFlareX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome. Oh, I though so, but I just wasn't sure, thanks for the clarification.
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
That's okay! No problem. :)
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:iconniza-ninja:
Niza-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
... (silence).... I can't believe how good you are....
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ShadowReaping Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
amazing!! i love it
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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Just when I think I have seen your best... just, wow. This speaks to me on so many levels. I have such a love for the Northern Lights, though I've never seen them. Combined with my love for animals and this is just perfection. This is not only my favourite piece of yours, but one of my favourite art works I've ever seen - and I never say that lightly. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
You comment has absolutely touched me today. Thank you very much for your kind words. :heart: :rose:
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
My pleasure entirely! ♥ I keep coming back to stare at it some more. I'm looking so very forward to seeing what else you do.
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ItaliaEmo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my! What a lovely concept, with an even more lovely execution! :D
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Sunlit-Kris Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beauuuuuuuuuuutiful!
It kind of reminds me of the five spirits in Zelda: Twilight Princess. You know, the ones that guard the provinces? Yeah, they are awesome.
Great art work. I'm sure you will see the lights one day ^_^ Your talent will get you anywhere and everywhere!
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EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Haha, they do in a way! :XD:

Thank you very much! <3
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catz537 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh wow. very very lovely <3
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bonsaiwolf19 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen auroras in northern Illinois :) just got to be very cold and clear night and an open sky
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:iconasapancake:
AsaPancake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wow....Just wow.
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:iconfabulousghirahim:
FabulousGhirahim Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail for the lights on earth look amazing!!
*is mesmerized*
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wow, this is quite epic! The animals look amazingly beautiful in the Northern Lights. :iconawesomenessplz:
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:iconfabulousghirahim:
FabulousGhirahim Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Brother Bear ;w;
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:iconthespitfirespirit:
TheSpitfireSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo that's pretty...kind of reminds me of the patronus charm in HP
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:iconlordfell:
Lordfell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! It's like all the Earth's people's spirit animals! At least that's what I think of
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Oh wow, I just watched that video....

I've never seen an aurora either, but I would really like to as well. :)

Hahh, I love your dancing spirits you've portrayed here. That is quite a romantic thought. And I love looking at this to the music of that video too. :heart: Augh, the pink and the blue you've mixed into the green are just great; I love all the color in this. :love:

Spirits dancing across the skies....

Beautiful. :)
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thank you very much! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved the music in that video as well!

:heart:
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hylian-maiden Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The second I saw the word 'aurora' in the title, you got me. I like how ethereal you made the spirits look. The different colors coming together behind them look amazing, too.

I want to see the aurora with my own eyes before I die, too.
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Lady-LM Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I also want to see the Aurora Borealis and the Aurora Australis before I die
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EiraSenam Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In 2013 there will be lots of solar flare activity, so there is a great chance you will be able to see northern lights sometime next year, even in areas not that far north/south. This activity may also lead to catastrophic power outrages and can bring down the internet but lets not focus on that part, shall we? xD

Anyway, this is amazing! Love how you drew the animals :)
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I heard about that as well, but they said that for last year and the year before and well... it's hard to predict solar activity.
Haha, yeah =p

Thank you!
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EiraSenam Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. And with the way the media tend to blow things out of proportion I'm not too worried yet, heh. But I do hope I will see an aurora at some point :)

And you're welcome^^
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of how some Inuit people believed the aurora's were spirits too :D I wonder if they saw animals in them :giggle:

Nice concept and colours :)
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xXJikoTosuiTusraraXx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o Such a pretty concept! Great job dear, I especially like the whispy-type effect around the spirits! ^w^
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thank you!
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DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very amazing! and yeah, it'd be amazing to see the Northern Lights ;w;
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AnukWolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is so freakin awesome!
Great Work :)
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