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Aurora Borealis by bloodynicola Aurora Borealis by bloodynicola
this is a 30x30 canvas done with acrylic paint. i was inspired by the formation of the aurora borealis and astronomy stuff just fascinates me...to the point where i wanted to paint it...which is saying something.o3o but yeah, i'm trying to work to get that gaseous/cloud look (although its technically plasma, so i got yelled at by someone about it.-.-)

but yaaaay! horray for a long project finally being finished.:D i started on it sometime around...march? worked on it an hour and a half each monday, stopped over the summer, picked back up on it september 12, and then finished it a few weeks ago. i felt so proud of myself i got it completed FINALLY. :meow:
enough rambling...ENJOY! :dummy:
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mkyr0315 Mar 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's very good and i love the colors reflected in the snow.  i think the best way to get the "gaseous/cloud look" you're after would be to add a medium. it softens up the color, makes it more transparent and extends the drying time by a bit.  my personal fave is Golden Soft Gel. :)  mix a good amount of that with a little bit of paint and as you're forming the streaks of light, take a 1" texture brush and sorta flick upwards, gently though. :)   

this is really good, though. 
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MadCupcake911 Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL! 
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PassionIsLife Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to let you know that this gorgeous piece has been featured here: [link]!
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bloodynicola Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
THANK YOU so much for this honor! :DDD

I'm so glad that you like it!
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xzeldax97 May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this after painting one day. O.O
Dude, it looks flippen amazing seeing the real
thing. I love it. I don't understand how it is possible to
paint like that. O.O
Haha. :D
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bloodynicola May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wait, where did you see it??? o3o

and thank you so much! ;A; i still need a lot of work, but i'm gettin there!
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xzeldax97 May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh I saw it when I was at Mrs. Watson's. ^^
You're welcome! Haha, well, you are a great painter
now!
I'm sure in the future you'll be a wonderful. <3
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bloodynicola Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wait, i forgot who this was. DX i have a horrible memory. :c and it doesn't help that i haven't been on here a lot either.
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xzeldax97 Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, it's okay!
Pfft~I have really bad memory
too. X3
Yeah, I haven't been on here too much
either because I just got back from vacation.
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bloodynicola Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hfdjsajfkdsa;jfdsa you never said who you are. XD

i just haven't been on here cause of tumblr. o3o that site has devoured my soul.
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