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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 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL! 
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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xzeldax97 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*Slaps face* I totally just read you're comment wrong. Q.Q
(I'm a dummy sometimes. Haha. XD)
Anyways, I'm Mary Brady, I went to painting on Mondays(I found out by doing that painting is not my thing. XPPP).

Oh yeah, tumblr is a nice website. XD But since I have been back from vacation this website called
Jpopasia is taking over my soul(I'm such a geek sometimes....)
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xoluvbug14 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
AMAZING!
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so very much! :3
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noomisan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Well done! It looks magical and so does aurora borealis in real life too :thumbsup::)
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
jfdlka;jfdsa thank you so much! ;A; i haven't seen one and i reeeeally want to.
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noomisan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
You're welcome :) I hope you get to se it some day. It is so beautiful! Some people say you can hear it too and some say you can't. I have listened to sound recordings where they have used some special equipment to catch some electronic sound. I don't understand how it works really but it was cool. I thought that I could hear it "live" sometimes when I was younger but maybe it was just in my imagination. It is really fascinating anyhow :)
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DariaTL Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow awesome.!! love it!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful!! i made a paintin on aurora borealis too, check it out, if u wana ;) [link]
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow, i love it! :D especially all of the colors too~
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DariaTL Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe thank u! urz is soo nice too! we rule lolz:D
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
lol we do.:meow:
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DariaTL Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D!!
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Universe12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks spectalurs! I really want to see auroras one day and this helps with that ;).
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so do i! :D i tried to capture the awesomeness of it, but it was more difficult than i had thought.>>

but thank you sooooo much! <3
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Universe12 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome =)
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iksaxophone Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Very cool! Really captures the spirit of the Northern Lights (I'm Canadian, so I should know ;-) ).
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow, really??? :D thanks! lol (horray for canada! XD) i've never seen them, except in pictures (of course) and they've always intreged(sp? i can't spell well.D: ) me. i feel so accomplished now! ;A;
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iksaxophone Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
'Intrigued' XD
You should do some more paintings like this. They're really very good. :)
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scochrane835 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colours in this! I've always wanted to see aurora borealis... maybe one day! :love:
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bloodynicola Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! :D i like to add in a lot of color.^^ or at least i try to.>3>

and so do i!!! i really want to see it sometime in the near future.
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