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Ouroboros Flare by meralis Ouroboros Flare by meralis
Pretty simple symbolism here; The infinity Ouroboros, which is a snake biting his tail.
The Kanji is Chinese for snake. and I'll let you guys figure out the rest. ^_^

I really enjoyed doing this piece, and have come to find a gentle beauty in snakes since now drawing one (oh and yes this is technically my first drawing of a snake). Comments are always welcome and critiques are even more welcome.
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spiritdetectivegirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. The colors, serpent Ourpboros, kanjin all surrounded in divine flame.
vectorlovers Featured By Owner May 2, 2006   Digital Artist
This was chosen for our VOTW. Congratulations!
meralis Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Thank you! :D
lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this one, great work!!!!
thewiseninja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
i have to say i love your style of vector..........:D love them all
AReave Featured By Owner May 27, 2005

very nice.
megarathewarrior Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Oh wow, I love dragons and this is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen anything like this before. It's very attracting to the eyes yet still rather calm in colors. How you managed to do that, I do not know. :eyepopping:
felipebatera Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Another great one.
livercake Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
I guess you're right :P
i knew all that about the snake being symbol for rebirth (doing that kickass skin-changing bussiness :P, no wonder ancient cultures saw it and thought snakes were cool right away :P), but what I meant was that the iconism behind elemental was...hmmm...i guess, a bit more 'universal', you might say.

Anyways, it's your art...your technique's flawless, and both the snake and elemental are really kickass :)
your vision of both pieces...well, it's not better or's just different ;)

so don't panic, you're on your way to be a really impressive wavism artist!! -and wavism pioneer! who knows? :P-
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhh, okay I get what you mean. *nods* Yeah on that aspect elemental was better. Heh *shrugs* Hopefully my next pieces will connect with more people. heh Anyway, thank you very much for the critique. I'm always happy to hear what people think. ^_^
livercake Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
awesome wavism, hun! you're getting better and better! :)
but...a snake biting it's own tail? O.o looks way too aztec, or something ... :P

liked more the mystique behind the other two...elemental's still my favorite :)
you were really inspired for that one!

the technique, flawless...actually, better every time ;)
but i really prefer the theme for the other two... :)

still, kickass work! -clap clap-
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh Thank you very much. Such is the way of requests, but I hope there are people out there that really like this style, if not ~JaedenDak loves it so I'm happy. ^_^ lol

I personally like the Elemental the most so far (will I ever surpass it? who knows...) but I'm planning on going back to iconology/symbolism. However, on later research this piece has a lot more meaning if you know anything about Indian Spirit Totems. Snakes are a symbol for wholeness, rebirth, and regeneration. More interesting the snake in this is never ending likw wholeness, and rebirth, and regeneration. *scratches head* :confused: Which brings up a good point: Why do a lot of my pieces have a lot of symbolism and meaning when I don't (well... sometimes) mean to place them there? *blink blink* Do I just know these things unconciously or am I just lucky? *shrugs*... anyway I'm really glad you liked the technique. ^_^
camelhijackation Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
Good design, and good use of black.

Actually I think the background colour suites this quite well. The snake design would make a awesome tatoo design i'd say....I don't see any flaws and i've told you what I thought so i'll make my way outta here :)
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :hug: It's funny, when I first showed ~JaedenDak the piece the next few things he mentioned was getting the snake tattooed on his back or arm. (personally I hope he doesn't... but it would be pretty cool! heh) Thanks for checking on my work. ^_^
Ranna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
Awesome, this is different from your other pictures from color, but it still looks great. This could make a really awesome tattoo design, and the snake is really nice, very powerful looking. These are coming along great:)
meta474 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005   Photographer
Hey, this one is really nice, good work.
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
bossdj Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
wow, hon. seriously, i don't get all crazy about art work, cuz i don't know much about art...but these are incredible. good work.
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks buddy! :hug:
I understand how you feel, I'm that way with poetry; I can tell if I like it or not, but I can't disect poems very well. lol :shrug:
ladyjazz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
bwa ha ha -- first comment on a kickass piece! Quite the collection you have there! Keep this up -- I'm going to need prints to decorate my new apartment with! :D
meralis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
lol sure thing. I'm hoping to have a bunch before March, but we shall see.
Hey quick question, would you prefer the black border included or without on the print? I will be buying a prints account soon so trying to figure out how people would like printed exactly. Thanks again chica!
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