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Illuminated 2 by jialu Illuminated 2 by jialu
Illuminated II (2003) oil on canvas, 55 79 inches
A bodhisattva is the Sanskrit word for "hero of enlightenment", a being whose abilities allow her to achieve perfection, but whose compassion compels her to turn back to the imperfect world she might leave. Christians believe such grace is granted by God only to those of deep faith; Buddhists believe everyone is able to attain it, though not in a single lifetime. I love the idea of a spiritual warrior. Indeed we need to be armed and determined in the face of doubt and fear, but there is always a light shining for us in the darkest night and our practice allows us to grow powerful.
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Given 2011-10-19
Illuminated 2 traditional work by *jialu ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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oraj31 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
subtle
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I like the serenity of this piece.
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LoveTheTrees17 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
So beautiful, I especially love how powerful the spiritual wind around her is:)
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the lights are stunning! great work
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elvis1972 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
truly inspirational, the world needs more people with insight like yours, remarkable painting!
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing!
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Jadetatsu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I like this one too I really love your art
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Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. :heart:
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
You have been featured here: [link] :heart:

Many congratulations once more, my dear! :party: :hug:
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Avi-un-millar Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Really god
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bluesky8024 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Nice colour!
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi :wave:

Your beautiful work has gotten selected to our weekly traditional art poll (For what's going into the feature folder + the top 2 winners every week gets placed into the best of the month poll)

You may find the poll here: [link]
Have a wonderful day!

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#Fabulously-Feminine
High Quality Feminine Art
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful
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Chazagirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal. If you want me to remove your art please just let me know! Otherwise Enjoy! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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jialu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Just realized this earned a Daily Deviation last week! Thanks to *Minato-Kushina for making the suggestion and to all of you for your wonderful comments and features!
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Wickt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Soooo beautiful!
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Wonderful job on a very inspiring work!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
[link] This artwork has been featured here! :D
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ZeroPointPolygon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
can you please post the camera shot if there are any? :)
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MamaKUSH Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Lovely! Well done! :)
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HeavensSpire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved alone for the concept. Composition is beautiful and very engaging.
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Very beautiful work. :clap:
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skand1987 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
very well said and
art work is peaceful and enlightening.

brilliant !wow!
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andysunstory Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
how does someone even start to paint something so magnificent!?
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Fae-Gyspy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
there are no words to describe this painting. It is beautiful and conveys so many emotions. Beautiful.
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Tessriane Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful piece, and I like the description that goes along with it. What I find myself returning to are her hands and legs. The legs because I am almost flexible enough to hold that, and the hands just because of how the fingers are positioned. Very very nice. :D
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Corneille-Crow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Writer
This is beautiful!
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bmanson13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thou art fine art.

thanks for sharing,

b.
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Fillchiam Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. Excellent work.
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Sterben-711 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
First of all, I amend the skill involved with this composition. I wish I could convey such emotion, perspective, color and light with oil. But, alas, I cannot. Practice allows us to grow powerful. ;)

Second, I LOVE this piece. The drapery is incredible. As well as her hair, the skin tones, everything about it. Spectacular work.
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soldat555 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's trippy awesome. :)
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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schnarre Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
VERY Inspiring work!!
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow stunning work <3
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Royal-Bakers Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, this is really beautiful...
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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normanpentzien Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
nicereminds me of my mornings in the forest!!
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blackfyrefenix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Lol, I'm used to facebook and being able to edit my posts. I love the blend of movement and stillness! Very beautiful =)
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blackfyrefenix Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Such "deep faith" is obtainable by anyone in this life =) (from the Christian perspective)
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
A gorgeous work of art and fascinating subject!
"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light..." John 3:19 This seems to be all too relevant to modern society.

Keep up the good work!
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strawberrypaint Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
beautiful
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Forem Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful piece. Lightning and mood are wonderful.
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melmora Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the fact that this is traditional and so refined. I love the attention to details such as the positioning of her arms, hands, fingers and legs to match your description. Really such a beautiful piece of work. Bravo.
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treehuggersgarden Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Wow! This looks like my wife! And the description of a bodhisattva fits her to a tee!
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wesenlos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. the technique is... just wow!
the usage of light, the fine work with the cloth,...
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Fandre77 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Wonderful art :heart:
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mindscapebd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Such a great artwork. You're very talanted! ;)
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LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
so pretty!!!
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boygonebad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Awesome painting! I wish I could some day paint like you! :|

On a side note....is the girl indirectly trying to point her middle finger at us? XD
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