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FEATURE: 50 Traditional Aurora Borealises

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 9, 2012, 9:49 PM
Or is the plural "Aurora Boreali"? Hm.

So I think the aurora borealis is simply a gorgeous phenomenon (I mean, who wouldn't agree??). I've recently really had fun embarking on a search to see how traditional artists have represented the northern lights, and here are my favorites that I've found! From abstract to realistic, I hope you enjoy these treasures:

Tracing Colours Right Through The Sky by mystic-fae Lumini nordice by HikarinoChou Northern Tranquil by hollyann
Northern Overlook by nagohsirhc Aurora Borealis by magnifulouschicken Aurora Borealis by twilson390
Aurora Boreialis by carlyscanvas The Phoenix Lights by avatarmirai Aurora borealis by veracauwenberghs
Day 158 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen Bear Aurora Silhouette by Yve4882 Aurora Borealis by bloodynicola
Mike's Lights by Lloydica Aurora Borealis by Haydaad Dark Dreams by Snapdragoon
Northern Lights by R0iSiN-dUbh Inuit Love -Canadian Landscape by Artist-Kim-Hunter Northern Lights by absolute-freak
Aurora by zebrabuntbarsch Aurora Splash by A-fuzz Northern Lights by Deniigi-Studios
Aurora Borealis by BadBats Aurora by Wolfe636 Northern Lights by Martenator
Amazing Aurora by magnifulouschicken Northern Lights by Dagonet85 Broken Bridges by DundalkChild
Under the Lights by KatieRosePreston Northern Nights by W. Redman by wanred Northern Lights by Alina-Kurbiel
Aurora by bakatty Northern lights by rikarty Northern Lights by TreeCree
Please, Remember Me by Aryenne Alascan Aurora by Krathalos Northern Lights by ibanezz
REVONTULET - aurora borealis by Pauliinita The Northern Lights by Spikylein Northern Lights by samiem
Day 136 - ACEO Drawing Project for Charity by secrets-of-the-pen Aurora Borealis by munchengirl Northern Lights by Kchan27
:thumb197486658: Northern Hue by mooni Aurora Borealis by GamerMiki
Aurora by edgyveggie Northern Lights by onehundredandeight northern lakes by GruEliSm
Violet Aurora by Karlika Northern Lights by SongSprite

Be sure to show these talented artists some love!

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carlyscanvas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thanks for including me, :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply, but you're absolutely welcome! :-)
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A-fuzz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for including me!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the very late reply, but you're definitely welcome! :-)
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Aryenne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for including me in your feature! It's a beautiful of an incredible natural event.
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Aryenne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a beautiful collection . . .
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GamerMiki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for including my piece among such talented artists! I am so honored. Thank you again.
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HikarinoChou Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful feature! So beautiful works! :rose:
Thank you so much for including me! :hug:
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Karlika Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw thanks for the feature! That was probably one of my more challenging pieces for that class. Haha.
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Deniigi-Studios Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow I'm very flattered that you featured me, I didn't think my peice was very much, thank you. It's a beautiful collection you have here as well.
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zebrabuntbarsch Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you again very much for featuring me, too! ^.^ This is a very cool feature, soo many good pieces - I feel mine can't go along with them :D I've never seen Aurea borealis before but I wish to see it once. I've always been fascinated by sky - it looks different every day and all the different colours are unbelievable :heart:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh psh, are you kidding? I loved the unique way you portrayed the northern lights--of COURSE yours belongs here!! And I so agree with you...the sky is so constantly varying and always so pretty. I really wish I were able to do more realistic paintings, because I'd do skies and sunsets and northern lights all day long! lol
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GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
What a great collection of Aurora Borealis artwork! I am fortunate to live in an area where I see the northern lights on a regular basis. They never cease to enchant me! Great Feature!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh lucky!! Living near them must be a real treat :-)
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shackledesigns Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
those are awesome. i would love to see the northern lights some day it's such a beautiful thing
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed! Seeing them would be a dream come true!
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hollyann Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you so much for featuring my painting here with this collection! :) It really means a lot to me :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're absolutely welcome! :-)
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kiukkukissa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is among the most fascinating features I've ever seen. It's interesting to see how artists depict something like this in different ways and styles. This is actually something I want to paint some day, but until now, I've found the idea a bit intimidating. I've made some attempts at painting Aurora Borealis, but haven't been too happy with the results.

I just love Aurora Borealis. I grew up in Northern Finland, and saw them in real life on several occasions. It was always a magical thing to see, though, and it's something I really miss now that I live in Southern Finland. We do get Northern Lights here on occasion, but they're very rare this far south. One of my favourite memories was seeing them in August (!) at our summer cottage by a lake. With the solar maximum due in 2013, maybe we'll get to see them in more Southern locations, as well.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I totally agree...I would love to paint the Northern Lights too, but it is indeed an intimidating subject. But yeah, I LOVED getting to put this feature together because in the process I discovered such variety in how they were depicted. **Sighs contentedly** Oh I love art. lol

Zomg and you've seen them in real life?? Several times?!?!? **Jealousface** Well I do hope you get them more in the south in 2013! They're pretty, so more people should get to see them!
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mystic-fae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow so much colour! so pretty - thanks for adding my piece! xoxo
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :-)
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dica-ambien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wonderful! :star: Have you ever seen it in reality?
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, no. It's a dream of mine, though!
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magnifulouschicken Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! And there are so many awesome works here!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are certainly welcome! :-) And I definitely agree with you on that one--this feature is sooo full of pretty and awesome.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful works featured here, Ashleigh and maybe one day I'm hoping, I will be able to see those parts of the world that showcase the aurora borealis...a dream of mine on my bucket list :)
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I'm totally with you on that one!!! I would LOVE to be able to see the northern lights in real life some day. 'Twould be a dream come true!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: Yes, it would be just awesome!!
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't tell you how much I love this collection! So beautiful! And I'm honored to be a part of it! Thank you! :D
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I totally agree! I just keep coming back to it an staring at all the prettiness. In other news, I just had a quick gander at your gallery and whoa!!! You've got some serious talent!! I've added you to my watch list, and can't wait to see what else you create!
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww Wow! Thank you so much!
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