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Radiance by windfalcon Radiance by windfalcon
Sun and Moon circled, Day after Night, Night after Day,
As summer grew, Eagle spread his wings, but Falcon,
She eyed him, jealously, and shrank away.
"Oh, he takes night from me!" she cried, "fewer eyes
To gaze upon me and my stars!" So envious Moon
Could take no more, and chased Sun away!

Night followed Night, and Night followed once more
Where Day should be, but Sun could not be seen.
Proud, Falcon spread her wings but found them dark!
"My light!" She looked up, angry. "Stars! How do you shine
When I have no light?" The Stars laughed,
"Foolish Moon!" They called, "you do not see?
"Sun gives his light not only to Day, but to you, too!"

Falcon was vain no more, but cried out for Eagle,
Searching across the world, but he could not be found.
"Bright sun!" At last she called, "come back! The Sky,
It grows cold and dull without your wings. The Night
Shines with naught but laughing stars."
A brilliant light cloaked Moon, and she closed her eyes
And she knew it was Sun.

"I have spread my wings too wide," Eagle called,
"We will share the Sky; in Summer I will fly long, and in
Winter, you shall take my perch." And Falcon felt joy.
Twice a year, when Day and Night are equal,
Eagle and Falcon fly together, each shining bright in the sky.



Watercolor and acrylic on illustration board, 7.5 X 12 inches
Process: 1 | 2 | 3
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Given 2012-01-29
Radiance by *windfalcon ( Suggested by aussie-dragon and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Daphne-Brown Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Especially the story. It sounds like a fable of fairytale
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AshleyNelson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
I love this, excellent job.  I can't get over how perfect the heads are and I love the Yin and yang of this.  
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rickster1981 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feels like modern Escher-inspired. Very cool!
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Sophiell Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop staring at this 
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DeadPanda319 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  New Deviant
Eagles are so majestic.
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Okami-Norino Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student General Artist
omg <3
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scarbear06 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
This is very beautiful painting.  how many hours does it took you to finished.
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Rinstail Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art, amazing story
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Marhelf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing!
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pdevinney Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
Incredible! lovely detail and contrast
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Marteq Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork, this is wonderful Green Facebook like bullet Pink Facebook like bullet Facebook like bullet 
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Bluelu20 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  New Deviant
That’s so beautiful, I love the design!
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Wulfsista Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Artwork is just beautiful ;)
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Waffleblizzerd Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  New Deviant
I love the colors which my art however lacks. °~°
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WestOz64 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Growing Heart Beautiful by JacqChristiaan  Clap 
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Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
Very fine work . I am sure you were thrilled this day.
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SammyPlays13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
This work was definitely worth a DD...beautifully detailed. :heart:
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JRayG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible, love the flow they both have.
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rlouward09 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
So graceful... I wished I could do something like that... :( :star:
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Aijoku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Poetic :heart: ...very beautiful drawing!
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FireIgnitus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, now time to stalk your art...
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IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BIRBDS
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Spearof Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow. Just... Wow. I teared up in joy and happiness as soon as I saw this pic. I love your art! Keep it up.
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DragonosX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Beautiful! I love the color and detail, the contrasting colors are gorgeous together.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Cool.
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Andromatonrecursion Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student General Artist
This is kind of mystical ! :)
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HighDesertPencil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, story and art both!
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ArtistMaryAlice Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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MissKickshaw Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a memorizing blend of hot and cool colors. And a fascinating story to go with it. <3
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww, that's wonderful.
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WarriorFlashfire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
*begins clapping paws together in amazement before realizing each clap means stabbing self with claws*
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PlaguedoctorMiasma Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this is absolutely marvelous :love::wow:
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darkparadies Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  New Deviant
Wow! awesome art, and beutiful poem, it almost made me cryClap 
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TheRandomGirlXD Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :D
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
I am in awe of this, I could stare at it for eternity.
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JefferyRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Totally awesome work
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TheOrganizedArtist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is awesome! I love the poem. :)
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Gaskinmoo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just plain love it.
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5921003608 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Astonishing ⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘🌷🌺
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UglyPotatoes1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  New Deviant
That's just so beautiful I can't take my eyes of this
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Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Wicked Beautiful here my friend Red Rose Red Rose Red Rose Red Rose Red Rose Red Rose 
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DeathZerr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit... i love this shit. also the word radiance. such a fitting name...
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aishaslovers Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Such stunning!
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truilt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
so nice to see birds of a different feather at each other's throats
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deidara1444 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
It's beautyfull! Congratulation for the DD! ^^
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
 Please allow me to congratulate you on producing a surpassingly lovely, nay an outright Gorgeous image and please accept my congratulations on showing the patience & craftsmanship to put all that detail into the plumage of these two fine birds!Clap 
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CamilleKleinman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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sed Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018   Digital Artist
BEAUTYMAS!!
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Wolvesbane-RedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! The colors meld and blend in such a way that the eye is drawn all over the canvas, not just to the center where the birds heads are. Wonderful job! It will have a warm place in my favorites so long as DA lives!
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