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Dance of the Numinous — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Work-In-Progress
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This is an image I drew probably over a year ago and steadily threw watercolor paint onto, here and there. I will probably not take to finishing it, because it's a tad bit sahadja, so I thought I would scan it in and tweak it a bit on the computer and put it up as it is.

Originally it was to be a continuation of the fantastic and heady success of "Dance of God", another watercolor I did that was full of exotic creatures (it's in my gallery somewhere). This one here is certainly more lively, but I don't like it as well.
Artwork © 2011 Lynne
Additional Credits: Yao Chi belongs to himself
This is an image I drew probably over a year ago and steadily threw watercolor paint onto, here and ...
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The Ransom of Dharluth — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 673.72 Kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 750 · Uploaded: 19 Oct 2011 - 15:53 ET

Combination GIMP painting and effects, and photomanipulation.

Inspired by the novel I'm revising, of the same title.
Artwork © 2011 Lynne
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Stars and Baubles — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 709.72 Kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 750 · Uploaded: 28 Jul 2010 - 22:00 ET
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I was so happy with my last computer-generated piece that I attempted to capture some more of those feelings by coloring this little sketch I had done based on a mental image described to me by a friend.

As for what is going on in the picture, I think it is more meaningful for each to draw their own conclusion; anything I might say about it would reduce the poignancy.

I had a LOT of fun with the computer effects; the rocks amounting to floating crystals with some sort of charged-up river, and some new experiments with the starfield itself, that I really like.
Artwork © 2010 Lynne
I was so happy with my last computer-generated piece that I attempted to capture some more of those ...
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Remembering Our Life Beyond This World — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 488.22 Kb · Dimensions: 900 x 630 · Uploaded: 16 Jul 2010 - 12:40 ET

This piece was a process, a creation unfolding from a vague, nagging and very indistinct feeling or image within myself. In the morass of material challenges I was greatly helped and soothed by the strange remembrance of where we came from...

So this is somewhat representative both of my own Dragon, Misht Soloi, and her connection to other Dragon souls, I do not know the specifics of this tribe, but I do know they are present in my life in this world in their own strange crystalline configuration of the human condition. Now all of MY personal Dragon acquaintances were born under either the sign of Aquarius or under the sign of Sagittarius--thusly--I have drawn the other two Dragons in this piece (aside from Misht) to represent those two signs.

Remembering our life beyond this world is the only thing that sets me free and gives me perspective on the struggles and challenges contained in this world. We are here to act, to be in the world, but we are not of it, and to forget this is to invite untold sufferings and confusions.
Artwork © 2010 Lynne
Additional Credits: Cityscape is manipulations of a photo of a drill bit sculpture found online
This piece was a process, a creation unfolding from a vague, nagging and very indistinct feeling or ...
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The Shakti Connection — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: T (N) · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Work-In-Progress
Filesize: 738.88 Kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 750 · Uploaded: 25 May 2010 - 21:02 ET

This scanned in terribly, all the color got bled out. I tried to add some digital effects to revive it, but it didn't work too well. I will mess with it more later and see if I can't get a better version scanned, but for now, here it is.
Artwork © 2010 Lynne
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Soul Retrieval — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Serial Artwork (Comics) · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 890.18 Kb · Dimensions: 1000 x 717 · Uploaded: 25 May 2010 - 20:50 ET

I started this about two years ago, just after leaving Spokane, and completed with colored pencil the first set of panels... the last two remained ink only until now, when I decided to color them digitally to finish the image.

I was in an awful place when I left Spokane. This image or scene was coming VERY strongly to me at the time that I drew it. Just recently, I felt the urge to finish it, despite having lost the original, I had a scan. Perhaps I am only now really getting myself back from that, in all my fire and glory.

Ravishing, Rossi, ravishing. Thank you for everything.
Artwork © 2010 Lynne
I started this about two years ago, just after leaving Spokane, and completed with colored pencil th...
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Violet Flame (OM) — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 506.18 Kb · Dimensions: 890 x 663 · Uploaded: 20 Jun 2009 - 16:49 ET

The other version... with 'om'.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
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Violet Flame — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 535.31 Kb · Dimensions: 890 x 663 · Uploaded: 20 Jun 2009 - 16:47 ET

I drew this for my friend Erik, who has transformed. o_O
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
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My Last Tribute to the Unspeakable Adoration of Justin Leedy — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 641.06 Kb · Dimensions: 877 x 691 · Uploaded: 08 Jun 2009 - 21:37 ET

This was inspired by the rampant adoration of one of my friends, Justin, by two other of my friends, Erik and Tamara/Travis.
I took a photo of the sea cliffs outside (northshore Maui) to use for the background, at sunset. And of course, Misht Soloi obligatorily perches in repose and celebration of the twin souls reveling in their mutual veneration of... well, I guess it's not really about that, Erik seems preoccupied with his noni fruits, and Tamara's eyes hold something of a glassy look, as if Justin is only the shoddy cardboard cutout of that which s/he is truly chasing. And Justin, of course, with his modest ideals of peacefulness, is doing his best to lose himself in the protective cloud of tobacco. Native Americans used it for this too, you know.
... It was hilarious and magical when I drew it, anyway. But this is the last, I hope, that I shall have to do with this nonsense!
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Additional Credits: Tamara, Justin, and Erik all belong to themselves
This was inspired by the rampant adoration of one of my friends, Justin, by two other of my friends,...
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Spiral Magic — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 375.43 Kb · Dimensions: 804 x 618 · Uploaded: 30 May 2009 - 15:00 ET

Misht Soloi, colored in a stylized sort of way. It's hard to see the lines and all the spirals on her with the way I colored her, but I think it came out kind of cool anyway...
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
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Moth to the Flame — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: T (V) · Category: Humanoid · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 864.18 Kb · Dimensions: 1293 x 966 · Uploaded: 22 May 2009 - 22:29 ET

I'm drawing dark elves again!!!!
I'm fascinated lately with depths and black widow style sexual encounters and sorcery and power and, of course, dark elves. So, this is about all of that. She has slain her victim and taken his life force. Then, like a moth to a flame, she is drawn to something that nests its power deep in the earth... not that I'm sure what it is. Maybe a Dragon egg. Most things are Dragon eggs with me.

Dark things are not unseen in my gallery, but this is a little more obviously an aggressive playing out of my more repressed side.

It's watercolor, but I touched it up quite a lot on the computer to add to the dark and dramatic effect of it. A lot of the designs in this are inspired by Pan's Labyrinth.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
I'm drawing dark elves again!!!! I'm fascinated lately with depths and black widow style sexual enc...
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Half Man, Half Goat, and Half Tree — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - TV/Movie · Classification: Rough Image
Filesize: 171.91 Kb · Dimensions: 804 x 557 · Uploaded: 22 May 2009 - 21:07 ET

It's been a while since I've actually done some FAN ART and the thought horrified me for a little while. But then, I thought, it's been a real long time since I've met a movie and characters I DON'T feel jaded by. I mean, Pan's Labyrinth is something I actually got EXCITED about...

So I thought hey, why not, and sketched this. It's painted with watercolors, and is the ent-style faun from Pan's Labyrinth, one of the best movies I've ever seen, and it's by a director/producer who just HAPPENS to have the same birthday as me... o_O October 9th.

Perhaps that is one reason why I pretty much went nuts over the designs in the film, especially that of the faun, who has got to be one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen in a while. With a good dose of ancient power and some Elam-esque ambivalence. This movie resonated a lot with me because I identify very strongly with the idea of not belonging in these world and seeking my Elder to initiate me into all those Magical Worlds. Twas that reality of my psyche that got me into things with Elam... the same thing makes me like this movie a whole lot. Besides that, one of it's major themes is one of the favorites in my life--choice.

Enough ramble. Enjoy painting.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Additional Credits: Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro
Referenced Source: Pan's Labyrinth
It's been a while since I've actually done some FAN ART and the thought horrified me for a little wh...
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Behest — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: T (N) · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Work-In-Progress
Filesize: 235.52 Kb · Dimensions: 1018 x 767 · Uploaded: 01 May 2009 - 17:42 ET

This is my most brilliant conception that I am attempting to do justice to. At least, it was the picture in my sketchbook that I felt most drawn to doing something with. It is inked, and colored with watercolors.

Originally it was drawn as an expression of my attempt to understand something that was male--namely, the association between women or femininity, and death. Whether this is expressed in aggression towards women subtle, direct, or passive, or whether it is consciously recognized as the source of life that brings everything back into her cyclic depths, as the female has the magic of creating, nurturing, and sustaining new life, and every male is born of this and remembers somewhere the infantile terror of rejection by mother.

Maybe this is also a result of my involvement with a man who consistently employs vampiristic and controlling patterns, in some convoluted way of keeping me from leaving or rejecting him(?), combined with unpredictable rejections and 'preemptive strikes'... he accused me of cursing him, sometimes seemed to hate and view as ultimate threat my very existence, and was desperate to deny my sexuality. I did not feel that I could even exercise my own empowerment without sparking an Inquisition. He did all this with a game of superiority... very complex and subtle and manipulative. A man who hates being a man and hates women more for the power they have over his masculinity.

This art was an expression of him... as the way it will be in the end, the god that dies and is reborn every year at the behest of the feminine power of creation, and is asked to sacrifice his own blood to achieve her magic, and if there is fear in his eyes, it is only natural...

Of course he and every other male must understand that maleness is never the SUM TOTAL of your being, your soul, your ultimate potential. Never. Your biological and psychological expression in this lifetime, sure, and it is JUST as important as femaleness. We are here as male and female to heal the distortions, the war between them.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
This is my most brilliant conception that I am attempting to do justice to. At least, it was the pi...
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Rainbow Dragon Camoflauge — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 939.83 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 728 · Uploaded: 28 Apr 2009 - 00:10 ET

I started this almost a year ago, when I was staying at Yao Chi's house before flying to Maui. Twas inspired of course by the ever-charming rainbow floofinator and specifically by a camoflauge-patterned hat he wore in a real-life stroll to keep the sun off his head. This contrast struck me as ironic and I thus illustrated it. I finished it maybe a month ago now and sent it off to him, so now I shall put up the electronic version, because it IS very cute.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Additional Credits: Yao Chi belongs to himself
I started this almost a year ago, when I was staying at Yao Chi's house before flying to Maui. Twas...
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The Emerging Misht — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Rough Image
Filesize: 148.40 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 860 · Uploaded: 27 Apr 2009 - 12:04 ET

Another quick watercolor piece. This one is part of an exploration I was making of the new designs for Misht Soloi that have been occuring to me lately. A few times I dressed her in elaborate jewelry, which was beautiful but not inherent to her, and artistically I wished instead to experiment with various styles and color usage to give myself a more accurate picture of her energy. She is not always just solid black; perhaps she never was, and I'm only just figuring out now how to begin expressing this?
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Another quick watercolor piece. This one is part of an exploration I was making of the new designs ...
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Fire in Watercolor — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Rough Image
Filesize: 159.24 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 773 · Uploaded: 27 Apr 2009 - 12:02 ET

A quick watercolor piece.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
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Chronos — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Work-In-Progress
Filesize: 787.63 Kb · Dimensions: 922 x 691 · Uploaded: 21 Mar 2009 - 15:17 ET
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Inspired by images from several different tarot decks... the idea of transformation especially working with Saturn issues, the limitations inherent therein, and the ultimate transcendence of those old limitations, with their very assistance.
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Additional Credits: Inspiration from both Conway's and Pracownik's dragon tarot decks
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Within You — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fantasy · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 316.61 Kb · Dimensions: 1026 x 684 · Uploaded: 28 Jan 2009 - 21:27 ET
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All done in the GIMP on my computer last night... some vague expression of my longings, as always.

It's Misht Soloi, who I get more and more out of touch with, until she says she can't live within me--not within the fear-based prison I've made of myself. Then what do I do? Leave the Earth? I do not know...
Artwork © 2009 Lynne
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Uncatchable — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Miscellaneous · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 639.00 Kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 786 · Uploaded: 08 Jan 2009 - 18:08 ET
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RAWR.

And yet I'm only looking at my family in this world... my Dragon family. Love 'em, hate 'em, there they are.

Artwork © 2009 Lynne
Additional Credits: To each their own soulular vibration
RAWR. And yet I'm only looking at my family in this world... my Dragon family. Love 'em, hate 'e...
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Every Age is an Age of Heroes — By Lynne (lynne)
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Rating: E · Category: Fan Art - Other · Classification: Finished Piece
Filesize: 431.00 Kb · Dimensions: 824 x 740 · Uploaded: 30 Dec 2008 - 20:53 ET

This was a picture I did for the play my dad was directing. It's a school spoof on Beowulf--hence the warriors at desks and the teacher with the monsters in the background.

Artwork © 2008 Lynne
Additional Credits: Beowulf and the play belong to their respective creators (?)
Referenced Source: Beowulf: User Friendly
This was a picture I did for the play my dad was directing. It's a school spoof on Beowulf--hence t...