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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Elluna Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Elluna
“I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free.” - Laini Taylor, Days of Blood and Starlight

:bulletblue: The kind of inspiration derived from books is incomparable with any other kind, in my own little universe. This is hardly the first time I'm saying it, but it is the first time a piece was directly inspired by a book. In this case, I have done my utmost to do justice to Laini Taylor's "Daughter of Smoke and Bone", and the principal protagonist therein. Karou has stayed with me to this day, and Karou will stay with me for a long, long time to come. Her strength is unparalleled, and her undying hope is worthy of her name.
:bulletblue: Dedicated to Laini Taylor, to Ellai, to Brimstone and to angel-lovers.

:bulletwhite: On a personal note, I realize I have been away, and I apologize. I never plan on a hiatus (of the artistic variety), but it does happen nonetheless. I double-book my time, art takes a backseat to other pursuits, life occasionally gets away from me. The bright side, however, is in these very moments - the ones when I return and have something to show for it. :heart:
:bulletwhite: My premium membership has expired, so I can't enable critiques, but I welcome any and all constructive criticism.
:bulletwhite: If you have read and enjoyed Laini Taylor's books, please feel free to fangirl in the comments below. ;)

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Lysendrah Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a marvelous artwork! I love it :heart: And you captured Karou in a wonderful way :love:
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Featherlyblow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
You captuted Karou perfectly!
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Jewel02 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful new work!
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myflyingsister Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
This is insane! Great job!
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Elluna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Insane in a good way, I hope. :giggle:
Thank you very, very much.
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bloodyhiccup Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far the most amazing rendition of the character I have EVER seen!!! <3
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Elluna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What incredibly high praise! :heart: Karou is not an easy character to get right. ("She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphynx.")
Thank you so, very much. :rose:
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bloodyhiccup Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No...Thank you!!!
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work! :love:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very, very much! :huggle:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome dear :huggle:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love this! Its so very beautiful! :love:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so, so much, dear. :aww: :huggle:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very, very much, Wesley. I'm beyond honored to be included. :heart:
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Filmographer
Fantastic image, so moody
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :aww: :rose:
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TaniaART Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful :)
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear. :hug:
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TaniaART Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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UnKnown-Designer092 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work ......
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :huggle:
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VeilaKs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning work! Clap 
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much. :love:
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WildFox24 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful :)
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dearest. :heart:
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SvetlanaFox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love this work!) Love Karou looks realy good)Clap 
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Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) :aww: She is an amazing character.
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ElectricB Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   General Artist
Lovely!
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, dear. :rose:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow very beautiful work :clap: i loved the hair :love:
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Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The hair was the part that I fretted over the most! :giggle: I can't tell you how much I appreciate this comment. :aww:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aw you are welcome :tighthug:
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work really well done, my compliments! :clap:
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Elluna Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

You're very welcome my friend ;-)

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