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Lady of Gems by e-soulu Lady of Gems by e-soulu
Artist: Eva Soulu

Cover illustration for the novel "Brood of Bones" by A.E. Marling.

Completed: September 25, 2011
Tools: Wacom Graphire 2, Painter 6.0, Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Commissioned work. The most challenging part was to put the whole rainbow into the painting, but make it look serious and noble. Enjoyed the process a lot. No refs were used, although I looked through many gems' photos for inspiration. Here are some details:

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You can buy the book on Amazon:
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Lady of Gems by *LAMP-ag is a perfect beauty and shows so much talent and effort on it. ( Suggested by BL-studio and Featured by Atramina )
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Litrvixen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the things that made me decide to take a chance on reading "Brood of bones" was the exquisite cover art. It was a wonderful read.

 Beautiful work :)
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StrobinoArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Alan Marling is a friend of mine. It was cool seeing this on here. 
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You have a wonderful friend. :)
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Writer
Love this!
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
amazing details La la la la 
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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roni777 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Не буду оригинальной - это очень красиво, как волшебное касание детства. Лица ваших персонажей отличаются особенной мягкой красотой, и сразу видно, что это русские работы.
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо большое. :)
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krayisako Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work!
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:iconsumerky:
Sumerky Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Она волшебна!
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо!
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I cannot imagine how frustrating any slips of the hand while working on this would have been.
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have some sort of obsession with small details, it's more like a meditation -- very calming. So it wasn't that bad.
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Panur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I just finished reading the book (which I loved) and I kept thinking 'what and utterly amazing cover'. It's rare forbooks to get covers every bit as incredible as the content, and you pretty much exceeded it. Even if the illustration wasn't amazing all on it's own, it's perfectly appropriate for the story (man, i wish I could see your take on the Lord of the feast!)
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! I hope I will have an opportunity to give justice to Tethiel one day. He is one of my favourite characters. :)
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Panur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Oh man, I hope so too!
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Bubblegid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the cover image to my favorite book! I'm so glad I found it! This beautiful painting is what initially drew me in for the story, I saw it and I couldn't resist! Thank you so so so very much!
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really happy to hear that, thank you! I love that book very much, too. Was proud to draw a cover for it. It's still one of my best works.
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Heruk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting work! Bravo!
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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monokene Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artist
На Вашу работу приятно смотреть.
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо!
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WanderingEntity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely awe-inspiring!:squee:
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS work.

I've scanned thousands of book covers for art compelling enough to make me stop dead, and in all those thousands you're the only artist whose work both made me stop dead, and compelled me to keep coming back to gaze some more.

Your profile page says that you're closed to commissions--how long will that last? Please send me a message about your average price for a book cover, if you think you'll be available some time in the next 4 months? You're an incredibly gifted artist.
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words!

The closed status is stated, because I have a list of commissions to work on, but we can always discuss yours, and make a place for it in the future. You can find a detailed info here: [link]
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Adebel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
OMG! The colours are just plain awesome! And the shading, the lighting! The contrasts! It's genius!
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TiamatHeart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece:clap:
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:iconkafugi:
kafugi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Вот это ТВОРЧЕСТВО!
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:iconannyuta:
Annyuta Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Красивая работа!
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
The best of September in Fantasy category in :iconparadiseofartists:. You're featured in our blog: [link] and in our gallery: [link]

CONGRATULATIONS! :icongrin--plz:
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you kindly!
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hernameispekka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!
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JenaLynder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Amazing!
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
outstanding!!!
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meraisa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
weee
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AEMarling Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you, Eva Soulu, for this amazing illustration. May wonder and inspiration light your world.
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The pleasure is all mine! Thank you for being such an awesome client (in more ways than I can describe).
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shirik Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
fantastic colours!
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chariethe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is beautiful. I made this my desktop background.
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:icone-soulu:
e-soulu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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o0Mona0o Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing !
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Fantastic, Amazing detail, and above all, Eye catching beauty!
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skeegoedhart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
incredible work!
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klasnovse Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Очень красивол.
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Telemnara Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Какая красота.... такой бы принт во всююююю стееену ) Было бы фантастически.
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e-soulu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cпасибо. :)
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CrankKitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
incredibly soft.
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vetya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Magical!!!
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La--Boheme Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Featured here [link] :heart: :hug:
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