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I've been working on another drawing when I got interrupted by this thought/ image. It looks a bit scary to me, but not because of the girl or ouroboros, there's something about the triangles that makes me feel uneasy. I could not tell you what this drawing represents because I don't know either. I've obviously been influenced by the mandalas that I've been outlining lately.
Anyway, I've been sick for the past three days so my mind has been wandering in any other place than the present or reality. It looks like winter got to me^^;

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AcrylicsMan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
my favorite piece so far!!!
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transe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad it resonates with you :aww:
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AcrylicsMan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your very welcome! im glad too:D
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like a lot the 8 made by the dragon !
And the girl is lovely :aww:
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transe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   General Artist
The dragon is nice too, once you get to know him. :aww:
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you introduce me to him ?
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! :heart:

On a completely unrelated note; The shape the ouroboros is in reminds me of the tattoo I'm saving up to get done on my forearm, though it's gonna be Jörmungandr, or the World-Serpent from norse mythology. Still, this kind of gives me an idea of what it might look like. :)
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :aww:
Well mine has a dragon head and spines so maybe it's not a traditional ouroboros.. ^^; Why did you choose to tattoo Jörmungandr?
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I've always wanted a serpent tattoo 'cause they're my third favourite animal; then when I started walking the path of Wicca, I started reading up on different mythologies, and I guess the World Serpent kind of stuck with me. How it's a living representation of the inevitability of the end; though I plan to get it done in the shape of the infinity symbol, as sort of my way to show nothing truly ends. I have always believed where one thing ends, another begins, and that tattoo is going to be my way to show it.

And, wow, can I ramble or what? ^^;
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Oh, no, I'm glad that you've shared your story. I was curious about the story behind your (future) tattoo. Maybe you'll upload a photo with it some day.. :aww:
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Lilithmae1231 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be sure to do that then. :D
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Marionette-Dancer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is cool
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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Kuume Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, another really cool piece. :D In mysticism generally, the upward triangle means light and the "higher" frequency spiritual realm and thoughts and the downward triangle means the physical world and "lower" frequencies of the spiritual. It doesn't mean that one would be better than the other, but they are perfectly complementary. The upward triangle also means elements that rise up: air and fire (masculine), and the downward triangle those that fall down: water and earth (feminine). The ouroboros, in my interpretation, could mean that the two vital energies mix and mingle and change into each other infinitely (as it is in the shape of eternity, the 8). The snake has often been described an animal that is like a wave, like a flow that joins opposites. :) Mandalas often depict this dynamism as upward and downward triangles, it's part of the tantric Hindu symbolism, where the masculine and feminine join in sacred marriage. Funny thing, that you have painted the triangles with "opposite" colours usually ascribed to them, as usually the light is masculine and upwards the dark is feminine and downwards. The reversion actually makes it seem like something is about to happen, the normal state of things is going to turn on its head, like in a spell. Indeed, the triangles and symbolic reversions are widely used by mystics to direct mental energies. Maybe this isn't what was in your mind, but for me, this picture speaks of these things, and I think it's really awesome. :D
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   General Artist
I love your interpretation and I'm impressed by it! :glomp:
So the colors of the triangles are changed? That must be one of the problems with this drawing, though I wouldn't draw it any other way because that's the way it appeared in my mind. The other issue I think it's the fact that the triangles are separated - that can't be good, right? But if you say that something is about to happen, then all I can do is wait and see ^^;
I'm really happy that you translated my drawing into words, I'm always curious about how people perceive my images :)
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Kuume Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thehe. I'm glad you enjoyed it. By the way, this is a "yantra", a sort of a mandala, I wonder if you've seen one before? [link] :D I focus on the anthropology of religion and symbolic anthropology in my studies and like mystical symbols, so I know a few things. I think the reverse colours are really interesting and dynamic, it seems like she was raising the earth energy up, which looks powerful to me. In fact, in tantric yoga, one is supposed to raise the energy from the Earth mother like fire along the central axis of one's body to open up all the chakras and make them function. I think they also do something similar in Wicca, sort of exalting the earthy energy and directing it to strengthen one's willpower and vital energy. I think that in both religions, the divine can take on pretty fierce forms, too, but I don't think it's "bad", but it can indeed lead to some surprises. There is something powerful, stirring and unsettling about this picture - but as a person living for creative discovery, I like that sort of excitement. :) But sure, everyone has their own interpretations, and you may best know what the piece is really about!
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   General Artist
I drew a yantra but I didn't upload it because I'm pretty sure that no one wants to see it. lol
It's amazing that so many religions have things in common. In general I think about the symbolism of my drawings, but this time I just went with the flow :)
Thanks for your interesting comments :iconsweethugplz:
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Kuume Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is indeed amazing, I think. :) Well, we're all humans! The basic shapes can be interesting, they seem to have appealed to people all over the globe. :) You're very welcome. :tighthug:
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Aziraal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
:)
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transe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   General Artist
:giggle:
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Aziraal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
;)
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