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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.
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vectorlovers Featured By Owner May 2, 2006   Digital Artist
This was chosen for our VOTW. Congratulations!
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meralis Featured By Owner May 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Thank you! :D
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this one, great work!!!!
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thewiseninja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
i have to say i love your style of vector..........:D love them all
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AReave Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
|simple||beautiful||thoughtful|


very nice.
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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:
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felipebatera Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Another great one.
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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 worse...it'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-
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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. ^_^
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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-
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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. ^_^
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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 :)
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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. ^_^
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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:)
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meta474 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005   Photographer
Hey, this one is really nice, good work.
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meralis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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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.
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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:
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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
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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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