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Amor by Lyekka Amor by Lyekka
This piece is a 12x24 scratchboard with a bit of watercolor. Beyond basic scanner correction, there is no digital alteration whatsoever. These are two peacocks holding a lily if somehow I am not clear.

The words on the banner are "amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur", or "We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving" according to the internet translations that I sorely hope are correct.

This is to be a gift to someone who lost a loved one recently. I am very proud to give this to her.
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Given 2010-04-15
Stately, graceful, and elegantly articulated; Amor by *Lyekka.
(Suggested by =Exillior and ~shimmer-dragon) ( Featured by SRaffa )
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful design! Definitely a well-deserved DD!
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ToonDisney Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
YOU ARE AWESOME
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neurotikitten Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015   Artist
when you used the phrase "We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving" did that mean "one chooses to continue to love, and one decides against not loving" or "One chooses to love, but the cessation of love cannot be helped"?
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AraceliPereira Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
que lindo!
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sayhellotoart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
The detail in their feathers is amazing! I love this piece. :D
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michimiau Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
okk...me agrada . el estilo..
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A poignant and elegant tribute. :)

DD well deserved! ;)
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Kellerfee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Photographer
wonderful!!!
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Ricardo-Carreno Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I loved this drawing!!! Desenho feito com Amor!
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Pirlipat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful!
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klinik Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
wonderful art!
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BitterFangedCon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic :) I really love the overall look, and the gradients of colors turned out lovely. The reds really make this image stand out more, but I can't get over how beautiful the two peacocks turned out.

Keep up the brilliant work :thumbsup:
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RainerKalwitz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
great work
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:iconkachicache:
kachicache Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student General Artist
This is flawless!
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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kachicache Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student General Artist
:hug:
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oO-violetta-Oo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
my god is this beautiful...
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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GreaseRoach Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyaoiplz:

Lol, just kidding ;p This is an amazing piece of art, the detail is astounding! :wow: I fail with scratchboards...
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lightningale Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely fabulous! I love the details:) I wonder how much time and hard work it has taken to create such a beutiful picture.
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
around 80-100 hours. :)
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lightningale Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
OMG. but for such fantastic outcome, it was worth it:)
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mochalett Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Beautiful, I would also be proud to give a work of art like this to someone.
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mochalett Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Welcome!
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somastardust Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
this almost made me cry... this was featured the same day as the 2-year anniversary of my mom's death....
and it's so beautiful....
i'm putting it on my wishlist, and sincerely hope i get it from someone, since my birthday's tomorrow :P
congrats on the DD, it is extremely deserved...
:huggle:
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw these words make me all misty eyed. I am glad to bring a good memory to the surface. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am touched.
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kg8 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh you're welcome!
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chingchingbling Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Stunning detail! :]
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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chingchingbling Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
you're welcome :]
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Averant Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely the epitome of grace
and virtue. A brilliant masterwork that
is easily worthy of its DD. Bra-vo!
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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xoskullskupcakes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
congrats on the DD! you really deserve it :D
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Shucks thanks!
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Eshva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insanely stunning. I can't imagine how you managed all that detail.
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:iconlyekka:
Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
A little patience and a lot of coffee go a long way!
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Eshva Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha :XD:
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TsukiGalaxy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
WOW! :iconiloveitplz:
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I :love: :love: :love: scratchboard!!
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a love/hate relationship with scratchboard when I'm making it, but once I'm finished I'm always thrilled and happy with them. :)
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ratravarman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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wishIwasBeastGirl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
this is gorgeous! :heart:
and for some reason I think it would work amazingly as a tattoo, like a back piece or something. c:
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd love to be a tattoo artist. No one will teach me tho :(
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Silver-StarFire Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breathtaking! the fact that it has a saying that means something makes it all the more wonderful. ;w;
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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AeonReclaimer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Mmmm... it is very kind of you, and you are rightly proud to have done something for her like this... :aww:


I also wish her the best.
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Lyekka Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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