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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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EnglemanArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Lovely.
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AnonymousnessAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, the colours, the symmetry, the story...its' all incredible
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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ANmation Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  New Deviant
Wow ur good
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Clawpotter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
I love it do you do poetry 
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Feral-Muse Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
This is absolutely stunning. I find myself studying it at some length to get the full impression of the piece. 
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Andorada Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Wow, so beautiful! I so wish I could do something like this... ^-^
I had a look on your blog  what do you mean by: " it's possible to meld the medium with watercolor"?
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LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's gorgeous, it remember me Escher's mosaics.
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TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
This is GORGEOUS!!! How has this never been a Daily Deviation? 

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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spocha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my god, how perfect isn't this?!
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Nice job!
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StarlaNorthstar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
I just have to say that this is simply GORGEOUS!
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amzimme Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! The way you designed the birds to fit into each other like a yin yang is gorgeous--the details in the feathers are incredibly realistic, but the swirls and the way the wings and feathers sweep around give it a whimsical, fantastical feel. The fierce expressions on the bird give it a more serious tone. The blue and bronze together have a kind of noble, royal tone, and the touches of red and green add a pop of variety to the soft blend of the other colors. Eye-catching and beautiful, and richly detailed. Gorgeous!
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KaritaArt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So love your art!! 
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KatieMcCann77 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is fantastic! I love the poses!
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dragonartist5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am speechless . .  . Amazing work!!!
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful it is now officially my desktop wallpaper :heart:
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obscuring-sunshine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the color work in this!
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VanellopeRose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Great work.
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Fayuu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't stop looking at this :love: Such a beautiful art piece, you're my master *-*
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Gizmora Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This is wonderful!!! Great job! :squee:
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xSharky Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has great colour dispersion across the entire canvas, love the feel from gazing into it :) fav'ed
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Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing and creative idea that has been executed perfectly! Congratulations on creating a masterpiece!
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Haikumato Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just.. amazing! Beautiful! :heart: And that story. :heart:
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airborne4242 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far my favorite piece. your work is so inspiring. I have great love for birds and you depict them exactly the way I see them. keep it up!
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Taikaelain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Great composition and colourwork!
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BlueTressym Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Umm, can I give this 100 out of 10?
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Perahn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Simply stunning.
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nice :)
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gudruna Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
beautiful
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Easis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student
Sooo beautiful... I just can't stop staring this :D You've wonderful imagination.
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love the contrast and detailing. I wish I did this.
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coco-wanwan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
awesome! I love the work you've done on the colors
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AshesAndWings Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW!! really pretty. :meow:
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Sparklet-Rayne Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly radiant.
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diegoantoniotorres Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:O la wea la raajjaaa!!!!*-*
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very pretty :heart:
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MiniSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Photographer
your art is just so beautiful and amazing I just can't right now
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cryingtiger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
The colour and detail in this are amazing. Beautiful!
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:iconagimus:
agimus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW, so harmonic! reminds me strong of ying and yang!
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, epic =)
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Reilune Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely stunning :heart:
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure how I've missed this one. Or maybe I didn't. I might very well have commented before ^_^ Beautiful work as always. I love the balance and the dance and colors. Makes me think of the god and goddess in my story ^o^
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MiracleDiampress Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
how gorgeous!
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drakenfolk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :) this is wonderful! simply breathtaking. i love birds~
my new wallpaper :D
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mitzieBgood Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
AWESOME WORK
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Atmosfeertje Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beatiful colors.
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VioVayo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply beautiful.
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