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Southern Lights by juliedillon Southern Lights by juliedillon
Last personal illustration for the 2013! :)Three generations of women follow the path of the Aurora Australis, hitching a ride with migrating southern striped polar bears. 
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Hello.  We at :iconthe-fanart-society: would love to host some of your wonderful work in our conceptual arts folder.  Thank you.
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Forestshifter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student General Artist
wow! that is really creative. You did a great job conveying a story in this!
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mieulamieu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This is so magical, imaginative and joyful--your work is just stunning. I'm so glad I discovered it!
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Dakarri Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is really impressive :) I love the composition and the way you chose your colors. It is a pleasure to look at this illustration!
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Nonesane Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
This is so beautiful and I really want to know all the characters' stories, where they're going and what the world they live in is like! :+fav:
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bluelily17 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Beautiful!
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chewdeviant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Beautful
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shlomif Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Nice piece of work. It makes me a little uneasy for some reason, but it's of good quality.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/01/d…
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S-sama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A story just waiting to be fleshed out!
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Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna ride a southern striped polar bear! D:
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous piece, as always.
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sevira Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Gorgeous use of colour; rich without being garish.
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2xXaylaXx2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amaaaazing! That colours tho ;o 
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a-elly Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I love how characters look, and bears too... charming piece!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Oh that's wonderfully magical :D.
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
an absolute joy to look at
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Nrethal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I love this! It's really cool!
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Justturtle Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the striped bears! So creative.
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Dannayy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Reminds me of the Golden Compass! Love the way you handled the colors and shapes in the sky.
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BigmamaHatsu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow look fantasy. I like that XD
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derpychan14 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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AlexTooth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, especially the bears :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how awesome!
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c-rash Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
simply amazing!
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javawombat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Digital Artist
You have such wonderful, creative, diverse ideas for your illustrations.  Each one of them could be an amazing, fully-developed story on its own.  I'm more than a little envious!
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Mezmere Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible!! Very very cool  :D
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Ktz25xXxhazel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is... just wow. Incredible.
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ardeshire Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist
One of the coolest Polar Bear pictures I have ever seen. 
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cmccrrzy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Writer
This is so beautiful! Those bears look awesome!
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yulii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Wow so much details to look at and enjoy :D. Love this work!
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BryanSevilla Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Jule, may I ask how long it takes for you to finish a painting like this? This is awesome!
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks! :) I've been working on it for a while, but only a little bit at a time, until I got the composition finalized. Once I had all the major elements figured out, I started working more directly on it; I've been working relatively full-time-ish for about a week and a half, probably? I'm not sure the exact amount of time, because I'm usually working on several things at the same time :) 
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BryanSevilla Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I've always viewed you as a very efficient and effective artist because I'm just amazed at how much art you can produce at this level of quality. I can't see how artists can get that fast. Do you have a tutorial online that we can check out to see how you work?
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nona49er Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
the colors are amazing! All the blending is spectacular!
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ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Very rare species of polar bears! At least as rare as the striped penguins of the North Pole. Anyway, the drawing is beautiful.
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OrwellianHaggis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Bloody impressive! Very evocative. I find myself wanting to know their story.
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NightmareHound Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Excellent use of colours and values on this, I love to see very colourful things that do not come off eye-searing (especially since I'm irritated with people saying that you can't do colourful rainbow creatures without the saturation being to the max)!
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CristianaLeone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Wow... I can't stop staring at the perfect and stunning use of the colours... *O*
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GaladinNimcelithil Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You hear so much about the Northern Lights that I find it interesting to see a piece portraying the opposite side of the coin! This illustration is absolutely stunning, particularly the way you have achieved your values and colour intensity. I also love the graceful movement of the bears since you have also managed to portray a sense of strength, loyalty and ferocity in each of them. Bravo!
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Anira Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
The diffent colour shades in this drawing are amazing, really good work
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Marmottegarou Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
superbe :ahoy:
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VaissLogus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful!!!!!
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! Those colours, the textures, the bears! Oh My!
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keight Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I love this one Julie. The body language, especially the bears', is wonderful. I feel the urge to rave and natter incoherently about all the hows and whys this is so good. I'll behave. Happy New Year.
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RedJackett Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Beautifully creative!
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Finickii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
This painting makes my eyes dance. I love the composition, the colors, everything about it just screams 'I am some interesting story you definitely want to read'.
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Faynei Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zebra polar bears :3
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive! :)
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etykut Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, I love the smoothness of your style :) 
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