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Tempestarii by Dianae Tempestarii by Dianae
Sorry for the lack of updates people, I've been dealing with many things lately (two bands, two jobs and all my ratties are dying from old age so I've not been painting very much...)
I've been way more active on my photo account :icondianephotos: as photos didn't require as much time as painting (and to be honest, I didn't feel like painting as I had many illustration jobs to do and didn't feel like painting personal things once I stopped working on these illustrations...)

:star:Associated Wallpaper here : :star:

Tempestarii are mythological beings which modify weather, weather-makers to sum it up.

I had this image in mind the day before yesterday and absolutely had to paint it, I don't know why ^^;

The winged fish are meant to symbolize both air (wind) and water (rain) while the blue God with red hair also symbolizes water and fire (lightning). I added him horns as these are quite common on pagan deities (and I must admit I love to paint ram horns, these are quite fun to do).

I wanted to paint something a bit similar to my "Nimue" painting, both abstract and realistic in some parts. This has been one of the paintings I had the most fun to create :)

I hope you will like it aswell :)

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 4A4
6 or 7 hours
no reference used for the Tempestari (except for my hand with a very crappy Photobooth shot)
I also googled some images of Betta Splendens fish but didn't really look at them and the winged fish ended looking quite different.

Comments and critiques are very welcome, thanks a lot for viewing ! :hug:

Here is an animated WIP for the ones who are interested on how it looks : [link]
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Given 2010-05-12
Tempestarii by `Dianae is a melody of strong and emotional colours dancing in the scene. The motion is so real that you can perfectly feel it and its consequences. The beauty of the composition, and this, combined with the amazing colour scheme, gives a charming result. A pleasure to the eyes. ( Suggested by AkiTaranai and Featured by archanN )
Tout d'abord félicitations.

Comme toujours, c'est très agréable à regarder et c'est un fort stimulus pour l'imagination. Et d'une manière générale je préfère quand tu joues avec les textures et la composition plutôt que simplement sur l'aspect photo-réaliste et les détails relatifs à l'apparat ou l'anatomie.

Maintenant, fidèle à moi même, je vais faire mon tatillon à propos du sens et des procédés... :ohnoes:

Plus sérieusement je trouve que le sujet choisi est intéressant pour les tensions qu'il implique. Tensions d'ordre physique entre les éléments qui le composent et tension psychologique opposant le fait de pouvoir produire tout et son contraire, un aspect se rapportant au chaos, et le fait d'avoir un contrôle absolu sur ces éléments opposables.

Bref. Je trouve intéressant la naissance de procédés (poissons ailés, textures de l'environnement et du corps du personnage par exemple) dans ta peinture visant à évoquer tous ces éléments. Cependant je trouve que tu n'as pas assez mis en valeur les tensions que j'ai évoquées entre ces différents éléments. On sent quelque chose qui va dans ce sens avec l'organisation des masses droite (plutôt aquatique)/gauche(plutôt incandescent), avec un rappel dans chaque côté des éléments du côté opposé. On voit même se dessiner une ligne de force oblique séparant ces deux masses (posture du personnage) qui évoquerait le trouble, le doute que nous serions en droit de ressentir face à une créature alliant contrôle absolu et chaos. Mais cette ligne est soit insuffisante, soit trop légère selon moi. Peut être la présence de lignes de force verticales (tension) et horizontales (sérénité) plus légères mises en opposition les unes par rapport aux autres de quelque manière que ce soit auraient renforcé le sens de cette séparation oblique.

Cela dit l'utilisation de lignes brisées sur toute la peinture (éclairs), sert ce propos, de part leur inconstance et leur changements abrupts. Et du coup le fait que tu aies mis en relation ces lignes avec le côté aquatique et à l'inverse mis des lignes plus rondes dans le côté incandescent appuie bien ce propos également.

Pour résumer les seules choses que je reproche à cette peinture c'est d'être trop harmonieuse, et que tu t'es tendu toi-même plein de perches que tu n'as pas saisies. :)

Après on peint et on regarde aussi pour se faire plaisir donc tout ce que j'ai dit là n'a pas forcément d'intérêt. Mais j'ai rien trouvé de mieux à faire à 3h du mat' :typerhappy:
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Usmanondevart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful painting.
keyootee Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
what is he doing to those  poor fish? sorry, couldn't resist.Cool his hair
NathL-fr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
chaitaliCHK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
OOPS! shape*
chaitaliCHK Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
At a glance this excellent creative is reminding me hindu mythological god SHIVA :) though hez the god of destruction yet he is very popular among women because of his romantic (wife PARVATI was his love and life), ego less, down to earth, and easily satisfied characteristics. Appreciate your talent, most of us may imagine but it is really hard to give the exact shame of an imagination is really hard. Thanks :)
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love his face and horns - the hair is amazing!
Wovstah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
A friend directed me to this, pointing out the bright colours. I have such a vivid colour spectrum to my sight, I have since brought down the saturation to my images so not to burn out the retinas of my viewers. LOL... Anyway, I love the smooth flowing grace, the wonderful contrast throughout the image. The blue against the orange, the purple shadows to the yellow background, and the red lights pushing the green clouds. It's all so very beautiful and I can only hope to achieve skill like this in time. :)
Atrebor91 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Artist
well done!
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
jaxalope Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowzers, I am truly speechless
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, love the concept and the fish and, of course, the handsome lightning god :D
bettyblack68 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
wow,,,,,,,,what a wonderful man~beast!! i love him!!
azzacanth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist
bettahawks! ;)
cloclodu73 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh!

c'est vraiment magnifique *w* le contraste entre les couleurs, et le sentiment, qui s'en dégage, c'est... magique.
RedMusicBox8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Je connais quelques une de tes créations par ton blog. Je suis toujours bluffé par ton talent. Prend en grand soin.
LBPBOY Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Chris88k Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
amazing, but you know that :)
rbow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Beautiful work!
mikajomc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Love it!!!
Althaly Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est super jolie!!!
Les couleurs sont si belles ^^
JHESALIL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
These fish are awesome!
quiteproustian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your work has been featured in my journal which can be found here :) [link]
Akasha63 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Very beautiful:)
Almesiva-Moonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast of colors.
Its just amazing. :love: :love: :love:
coloradogirl86 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of all your work this is my favorite.
SuSwan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thank you. Your gift of art is exceptional
RostaNorsk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Very, very beautiful picture *___*
Muzz1990 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Absolutely amazing! The colours are beautiful :)
Muzz1990 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Amazing...I love the colours they are beautiful!
AnneaGoewin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....Really amazing!!
medo1o0o09 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wonderful :+favlove:
wiggler94 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Absolument... Incroyable.
heolson Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
The colors and the emotion in this are so amazing! It's magnificent!
Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thats AMAZING!!!!
jimmo4110 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
appelman16 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art! wow, beautiful!
xChocolate-x Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
wow I dont know a good enaf word what to say how its amazing
LadyTara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding :D
N-rose5 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!!!
halfwitwonder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I love how you incorporated symbols into it, it makes it a well-thought out piece. It's amazing how you made blue and orange work out beautifully <3
wallflower2525 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
such beautifull colors :)
Metiffy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much i bought this print for
My room and it's perfect
apollyoneum Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
How much would it cost to buy a licence for limited commercial use? ie 10,000 a6 fliers for a music night. I do not have the money to buy it now but in the future if my night becomes more successful I would love to showcase some of your artwork. I would link back to your website and give full credit and make sure everyone knows who you are.

Please get in touch,

hakimforina Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
shaedey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
i love the colors the most, so vivid and captivating.
suicidalhalo666 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
absolutely love it. The imaginary so is wonderful and beautiful.
lol24 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Hi! I featured your artwork on my journal [link] :) :blowkiss:
Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
This is so Amazing :iconwowplz:
The colors that you chose make you work gorgeous
Amazing imagination, I envy your talent :worship:
Keep going :clap:
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