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Mirrorworld by TheSylverLining Mirrorworld by TheSylverLining
"When I'm gone,
No need to wonder if
I ever think of you.
The same moon shines,
The same wind blows for both of us,
And time is but a paper moon;
Be not gone..."

- Queen, "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)"

* * * PLEASE, PLEASE FULLVIEW! The click of a button yields "WOAH, LOOK AT THAT DETAIL!' * * *

EDIT: mah lovely friend ~Shujy has written a companion song-poem to go along with this! [link] Check it out in its loveliness, I command thee! >D

Collaboration with the ever-talented :iconiloveknives: ! I did NOT draw this, I only colored; the original is found here: [link] . If ye have any comments or loves about the LINEART, please fave/comment THERE! <3

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'Kay, so this is sort of a weird one, though one of my favorite collabs to date. See, this is based on a dream I had, in which I saw - THIS, really, and described it to ~ILoveKnives. It's almost SCARY how well he captured it, I'm so serious. This is as close to being inside my head as ye lovelies are ever gonna get! :B

And Queen's completely gorgeous and thoroughly underrated song, "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)" was playing in my dream, heard it so strongly. And it just seems - right. I don't know. Since then it just conjures up so many images of parallel worlds, other worlds, mirror-worlds. Call it whatever ye like, Heaven and Earth, something - just two place separated. And it's impossible to see between, but things like love and memory can penetrate the veil or at least make it thin for a moment.

I don't know who the girl or the angel-boy are in my dream - just as in the lineart, I never saw their faces - but I can guess.

So yeah. I wanted the top half to be really gentle colors, pastoral, dreamlike, and the bottom to be harsher and more grungy, but it's very important that it not be perceived as Hell, because it ISN'T. No angel so kind could live there - and no, before any smarty-pants pipe up, it's certainly not Lucifer! I just hope I got that right.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, :iconiloveknives: - this is one of the coolest artistic things I've ever had a part in, and I know I said it before, but I really do adore yer style and the elaborate individual details and touches ye put in here; it's really amazing! :hug: Let's do this again, buddeh, any time at all!
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist
YOUR COLORS GGGGGGG :iconimdroolingplz:
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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ShadowInTheHall Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This is neat. I even held my laptop upside down to see how that loked, and it was great. Did you do the colour digitally, or is it like watercolour?
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) All digital! I really enjoy making digital color look like watercolor. I'm so glad ye like this, thank ye! <3
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GiftedElements Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
Sorry, at first I saw the top part as a heaven like place and the bottom part as hell xD Though I think I like the bottom better, especially with the angel dude there.
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FeelingThorny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Oh wow. The detail and emotion in this is stunning... I'm utterly speechless.
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) I really appreciate that!
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FeelingThorny Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
You're very welcome!
Part of the reason I'm speechless, I guess, is because I've had weird dreams that resemble mirror-worlds in a way.

But still, very welcome~:D
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HisnameisDaveyoufool Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Aw. I tried to buy this as a print but it's not undergone quality inspection. >:U
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
D: Aww! I dunno why that is.
But I LOVE that ye wanted to! <3
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Mikko90 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Whoa! This looks supper cool!
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye! :)
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ladyglass Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous! You both did a great job!
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much!
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ladyglass Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome
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Zguns Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
You have been featured in [link]
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my! THANK YOU so much! :) Wow, I appreciate that so greatly!
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DazeWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Wow! Both the lineart and the coloring are gorgeous! Lovely job!
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :) I'm so happy ye like it!
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOOOOVE the detail!!! It was really worthy full wieving!
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad ye like it!
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ParanoidMan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Beautiful.
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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ParanoidMan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I wanted to say something more profound but the words wouldn't come.
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's okay. I'm just really happy ye liked it.
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ParanoidMan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
=D
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ILoveKnives Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Hey, Sylver! Look at this! Our collab just hit 100 faves! :D
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I know! :D That's just wonderful!
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ILoveKnives Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
:iconthumbsupplz:
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Zguns Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I absolutely love the colors and how you managed to mix so many different ones and still make it look captivating (really like the reflection-sky and the mountains)
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:iconthesylverlining:
TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really happy ye like it.
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EtherPencil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece, really really inspiring. I love it to bits, favourited, and on watch along with iloveknives.

Good job guys, really pulled it off well. I love contrasting pictures like this.
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :3 I'm so happy ye like it, and find it inspiring! That's the best possible reaction I can hope for, to inspire someone else.
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Zimyoucoto Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist
What a wonderful colouration (is that even a word :confused: ) with lovely colour combinations! Also I feel that the textures you used really inhances the overall piece. I esspecially like that the textures in the two 'worlds' differ which really helps show how seperate these places can be while still remaining similar.... Sorry if none of that made sense.

In conclusion: Wonderful work! :)
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much! :3 I'm so happy ye like it, and ye left such a wonderful comment! <3 I appreciate it so much and - wow, I just love hearing peoples' opinion on stuff like this, and ye put it so beautifully. <3 It made sense to me!
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Zimyoucoto Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist
And I am very happy that my comment was well received! It's always nice to know you made someone feel good :)
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seph018 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally love your coloration! :heart: You are now under my :+devwatch:, lady!!! :XD: =D
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MilkyBerry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
*such a great collaboration!
Nice work on the lineart for the person who did it... And especially, good job for the coloration. Neat and beautiful.
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so happy ye like it! :3
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MilkyBerry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a gre
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Only-DEO Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE this piece. <3
I fave'd every part, the song, the lineart, and this colored version. It's brilliant! =D

Your description below was so inspiring. The "parallel worlds" where "love and memory" can penetrate, if only for a moment...
Terrific stuff. :clap:
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Wow - I just love getting comments like this, where the commenter not only has good things to say, but they're specific and ye actually READ THE DESCRIPTION - eee! :icondweebdanceplz: It makes me so happy, that ye like it and find it inspiring - that is the BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME of anything I create, to inspire somebody else to create too! :D

:B The Queen-geek in me is naturally quite pleased that ye appreciate the song as well! Teo Torriatte is one of their most beautiful and underrated, I think.
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Only-DEO Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehee, me too! =3 You're very welcome!

I have never heard of that song of theirs before...now I'm going to try and listen to it somehow! I guess it -must- be underrated, because I usually only hear of "We Will Rock You" or "Another One Bites the Dust", etc...
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, yes. D: I mean - WWRY and NOBtD are awesome, true, but - ye don't get ANY of Queen's DEPTH there. There's so much MORE to them than simply stomp-stomp-CLAP! xD

Here, have a listen! :3
[link] <-- Audio only
[link] <-- And here's a really neat live version. :3
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Only-DEO Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Wow. I never knew... [falls in love with the song instantly]
My gosh. I can't believe that's beautiful, touching, song is overlooked! Dx; I love how the tune switches from soulful/dark to hopeful/light throughout the tune! And they perform great too. <3 Aw great, you've made me a huge fan now. xD

And I liked Bohemian Rhapsody and never knew it was them either...Can't believe I was that ignorant. Thanks for opening my eyes to a new side of this band! Jeez, I learn something new on DA every time I log on!
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, I'm so happy ye like it! :icondawwplz: Seriously, it makes me so happy to share this gorgeous music with people and make them joyful! :iconimaginationplz: <-- (Has nothing to do with anything, but was appropriately shiny and happy. :B) Especially when I can make Queen-fans out of zem! n_n

Aww, it's quite okay! :3 Don't worry about not knowing about Bohemian Rhapsody or any other song - and I wouldn't be surprised if they do more that ye've heard and didn't know was them, it happens a lot, as lots of their stuff is so well-known but nobody really pays attention to who does it. (Example - I had NO IDEA they did "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" until finding it on an album - I always thought it was Elvis! xD)

Hey, if like liked Teo Torriatte, I'd highly recommend checking out some of their earlier albums - "Queen" and "Queen II", "A Night at the Opera" and "A Day at the Races" - TT's on that last one. That's possibly my very favorite album of theirs. :3 Mostly very gentle and pretty (except for Tie Your Mother Down - that's kickarse and fun).

Here's another really pretty one, "You Take My Breath Away" - [link]

(God, he just sounds like an angel here. <3 Heh - I know, I get quite silly when it comes to Queen and Freddie specifically. x3 But that's okay, Queen fans are largely crazy...)
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Enzoguri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
this is just so beautiful :happycry:
I wish I could do color like this sometime :)
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TheSylverLining Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much! That's so sweet of ye to say! :hug:
I seriously bet ye could. :3 It mostly just takes time and a whole lot of nitpickery to get it exactly the way ye want to. I don't think I'm particularly skilled at it, I just pick and pick at it until it looks RIGHT, and can't stand until it does. :|
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Enzoguri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
I see :sherlock:

I shall apply this newfound knowledge next time :#1:
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rasput Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
most excellent, well done
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