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This is what happens when you give me Philip Pullman books.

A dæmon is a physical manifestation of the soul.

Painter Classic.


PS I might tidy this up later, but it's late and I want to sleeeeeep.
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:iconwhitewolf54:
whitewolf54 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
lovely as is!!!
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great job =D
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:iconacidsoap:
acidsoap Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture makes me somehow really happy. =)
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ButterfleyeStudio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Best books ever written.
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Rampaging-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks so real, I love it. <3 I saw the walk-through, and was amazed at it.
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
this is so beautiful! i love the phillip pullman books too!!!
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sexsin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Pullman created a beautiful and captivating story, your art is amazing and shows the beauty in a child and thier daemon! :D i love it!
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lizardlea Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
That is absolutely beautiful! <3
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Sardoza Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
OWO I have no words for this. Other than, its pure awesome with a side of epiccake and darkside cookies. also, beautiful works quite well X3
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denimus001 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Very nice job!

:D I just finished rereading the series... like an hour ago... so now I'm looking at fanart because I'm locked out of my room until my roommate gets out of class.... siiigh

My daemon's definitely a white-faced gibbon :)
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famiine-pulse Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
really beautiful
i really like your work
i'm gonna go drool at your gallery some more :)
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:iconcryingsoul85:
cryingsoul85 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
this is to lovely to be a daemon:P
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:iconluciaraio:
Luciaraio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
*Gives you more Philip Pullman books* I love his books, especially His Dark Materials! She is so beautiful with her butterfly daemon.
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Celtic-Xena Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Student Writer
Beautiful! I LOVE it!!!!
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aoi-doragon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I love Philip Pullman books.
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Lakita-lover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Oooh, a butterfly dæmon. How pretty! I wish I had a dæmon. I think it would be a cat.
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b-kunwar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
philip pullman books are amazing! did you do this from your imagination or did you use reference? either way, this painting is just as amazing!
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:iconjefflarose:
jefflarose Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
awesome painting I love it!
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hayner-l0ver Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
i love her smile
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh, this is gorgeous, and really does personify the relationship of a human to her daemon. I love the lighting on the hands and the sparkles around her eyes.


I've featured this piece in my journal, I hope you don't mind, and I'd love to hear your opinions on the books and movie. Thanks! :)
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pauscorpi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Phillip Pullman's stories just evoke images.. i love the part in Northern LIghts where Lyra says the butterfly was the most beautiful daemon she's ever seen .. i think the butterfly here is definitely one of the most exquisite ones i've came across

and the whole mood of the painting fits in perfectly ...great job :)

:heart:
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:iconraelyyn:
Raelyyn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
gorgeous! I love the eyes! They're so vivid!
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himgirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
wish that happened when i'm given philip pullman books!
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EmreBay Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
awesome! i loved it! beatiful ;) thx for the tutorial also its great .
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AiliaGisledorfBink Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Cool. I love the books about The Golden Compass;)
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NoIdeaWhyISmile Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Omg...i love it. I love Daemons...and I love the books. I need to read them again!
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ADreamReflected Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
I love those books, and this is a beautiful representation of a dæmon. :+fav:
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D1mPuzzl3 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
i love this picture !
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moyeongsu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007   Writer
im assuming its lyra and pan. awesome piece of work. i too have been moved to tears by His Dark Materials. frikkin sweet. btw my daemon is chuck norris
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krista225 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007   Photographer
You continually amaze me. This is simply gorgeous.
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Absolicious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
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Please check that out :3
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Dosha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe... His books are great! :D It's wonderfull you read it, 'couse you made cool pic :D
:+fav:
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AndreasServan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! :0 I love it :3
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Schreibertooth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
cool.....I wish Daemons were real. then I'd never be lonely...
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JulesTheNorweegie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
It`s beautiful :)
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pinkgardenia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
I LOVE the play of light and shadows, and the colors, Beautiful!
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kazerniel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow nice. i also like Pullman's trilogy.
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whateverwinnie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Beautiful!!! Very beautiful!!! :heart: :clap:
The movie is coming this December!!! Can't wait!! :dance:
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :D So glad to see HDM-inspired stuff, I'm rereading the books now (personally, I think my daemon would be a coyote; I'm not pretty or graceful enough for a butterfly haha)

I really love the subtle shadows on her back that indicate the muscles and the contours of the skin. Gorgeous :D
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! O.O I <3 butterflies. ^-^
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PolkaDotsBaby Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
OMG I LOVED THOSE BOOKS! ^_^ one of my two fave trilogies! =D <3 this is an awesome pic....so great ^_^
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ShunketsuKayto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007   Writer
I like the reflection in her eye and how her hair seems to float as if she were in water.
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Naimana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
i love it! is it supposed to be lyra?
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Laralluna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
If daemons are manifestations then good and evil are relative to ones soul... be it either one. So be it! Love it, in any case. :love:
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armoured-armadillo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
so your daemon is a butterfly? I crave a daemon of my own....
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Kuro-Yuki-San Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006   Filmographer
ive read all the "his dark materials" series, and i have to say, you've really captured lyra and pantalaimon

could you consider drawing serafina?...i love her daemon...
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Myst333221 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
This is simply amazing...I just saw your tutorial

I LOVE His Dark Materials, it was amazing, the Dæmons were wonderful, I was AMAZED to find this....

Simply Beautiful, good luck! ^-^
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deadbunni Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
really nice face on the eyes, the hair and the back. I totally love it. however, the left hand looks kind of strange. or is it suppose to be like that.
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Kimete Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Red, black, butterfly. <3
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doorstopPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
oh you are good!
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