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Heroic Eclipse by onorobo Heroic Eclipse by onorobo
An illustration for an art book (Tanzenden Sterne) that was postponed (?) until late fall or so. I'm not sure if the project is going forward, but I've been sitting on this for a while, so I thought I'd go ahead and post it.

It's an illustration of the constellation Perseus.

And a bit about the constellation itself!

"The brightest star in its formation is 5,000 times brighter than our sun, another star is a nova, and another, one of the most famous stars, is Algol, whose Arabic name means “The Demon Star” and is actually the first set of eclipsing binary stars ever discovered, giving the impression of Medusa’s blinking demon eye. Perseus encompasses 3 deep space nebulae, 4 open clusters, and the second brightest object in the known universe. In this image Medusa’s stronger, immortal sister, Stheno, lurks behind Perseus preparing to eclipse him."
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Everything about this is so stunning, particularly the serpentine grace of Stheno. The lack of color draws attention to every tense line of Perseus' resistance, every elegant coil of Stheno's power. I also love the idea of Stheno coming to avenge her sister and the way it changes the perspective of the myth around quite neatly.
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:icongaluss:
kjndkansdksada Ono this is such a powerful depiction of the constellation D: I really like it! Your style is always so pretty and delicate yet has a hint of coldness and roughness and other stuff I can't find the proper words to describe >:I
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:iconlshawnl:
Poor Perseus, all he wanted to do was barrow Medusas head.

I notice the color blue is used alot for Medusa related artwork, I like your use of blue here, it kinda gives it a glowing effect like the stars, rather than a cooling effect that blue usually represents.
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ilfie Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!!
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murmaidlure Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! So perfect!
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Violette-Kollontai Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im in love with this :heart:
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SooDLee Jun 22, 2012   General Artist
very very lovely. Great figures
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lapaa Jun 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh, this is gorgeous...
astronomy I love you so <3
I would really hope to see more astronomy and or mythology things!! ;0)
Though honestly I like everything you do, so...
but this, is absolutely gorgeous...
can I ask what you used?
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:iconfoxparades:
this is incredibly lovely. Great linework
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Faiyuuhi Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You never cease to amaze Ono :heart:
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