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Solitary Concience by kilara Solitary Concience by kilara
When his hand touched the glass he saw a flash of a memory, of something he had not experienced, somewhere he had never been.
The place was bright, the sun breaking from the wisps of clouds giving the feeling of someplace divine. The trees around him had trunks made of crystal and large fruit hanging from their branches. The ground carried a pattern marked out in the roots from the tree. In the sky loomed a crystal palace which shimmered in the sunlight.
A storm darkened the horizon foreboding about bad times to come.
And in front of him stood an elegant woman, regal in posture. She carried a feather which started to fray as the wind picked up. There was a definite feeling of sorrow from her as she turned to walk down the patterned path. He saw the path leaded straight into the storm so he tried to stop her.
As he reached forward he contacted glass, which snapped him out of the memory. He caressed the glass with the lingering emotions from that all too real dream.
This triggered the mechanisms of the Contraption, he watched in awe as the glass evaporated and the mechanisms moved apart, revealing a casualty of the crash.
He sighed in relief that it was not the same girl from the dream.

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Man this one has been long in the making.~
I think I started it back at Christmas time, and only recently got bitten by a bug of motivation to finish it. Which is great because my motivation has been nich-nil lately.

Yes this lady is Mizgarth in her human appearance, long ago before the start of XM.

This image has a lot of symbolism in it, and I am curious if anyone can see any of it ^^

Also I am curious as to who you think the 'viewer' is.

Edit:
I fixed a few things that were bothering me, the symbols I forgot on her feathers, some shimmer on her dress, and some tiny nitpicky things.
And I think it warrents a 'notify watchers' since I am including the symbolism now. ^^
Ok so I posted some closeups of it here:


The symbolism:
•Mizgarth's dress is slightly reminiscent of a wedding dress, which reflects Exiel's decaying feather since she had to marry Ophiuchus when the news of Exiel's death reached them.
•The rootwork pathway is also somewhat reminiscent of a wedding isle. A set path, which also reflects the fact that Mizgarth didn't have too much of a choice on this.
•The storm in the distance is 'pathetic falacy' which the storm represents the clashing emotions that are to come when Exiel returns and finds his lover married to his dad, and the whole Xiro event.
•This is in contrast to the sunlight which represent things had been going fine so far until Exiel's death, in which the sunlight is flickering into beams behind the approaching clouds.
•The design of her dress is also a slight implication of things to come, mostly the shaffon part. The clear fabric looks somewhat like the mists she would be later enveloping herself in. It also looks like the membrane from her amsk form:


The viewer:
•In the story blerb, The viewer is definitely Hiro. Due to the fact that he has one of the 5 pieces of Xiro's mask, which happens to be the piece of spirit (this actually wasn't planed on my part) He sometimes gets fragments of memories and/or emotions from Exiel.
•The image is technically not a direct memory, but more of an imagined memory from the extreme emotion Exiel has experienced.
•It is also not the fact that Hiro came in contact with Kilara which caused this, (She may be somewhat marysue-ish, but not that much XD) but actually the fact that he came in contact with the construct which caused Exiel's emotions to stir.

Her True form:
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Solitary Concience by =kilara is, simply put, stunning! The flow of the character's dress feels so smooth and natural and I really love how it has a transparent look to it. There are also a ton of details to be found in this as well! The design on the feather is just perfect and I love how the little pieces are falling away from it. The sky is, as the suggester put it, breathtaking! This is a lovely piece of art work! ( Suggested by Luniwenor and Featured by Damaged927 )
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13thefreerunner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I love the symbolism in this, such a unique and well thought of concept
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Darcy0414 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
-Stares and jawdrops- :heart:
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Snow-Leopard-Lefa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
WOW SHE IS VERY PRETTY AS A HUMAN :D
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work...
Great colours and details...
The feather on her hand is amazing...
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CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is very elegantly done! :love: Is this from a video game or show? The detail in the dress and background is amazing, and I definitely want to learn more about her. Great job! :clap:
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admiral-squee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Gorgeous. The scenery is very dreamy, tranquil, mysterious...
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Latias-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I was wondering how Miz felt about Ophy personally and vice verca before and after Exiel's supposed death. Did they not like each other or were they cordial with each other? How does Ophy see her exactly?
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Ediarts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i love it! nice work =)
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Kairi-Chai Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
O.O So... Pretty... I'm watching you now.
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conquest79 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
simply beautiful.
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regy-hime Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
this is pretty
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GameKatana7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess what?!
I love this lots!!!
Oh, yes, very pretty picture...
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intended-ice Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Whoa, this is...beautiful. :o
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Tokala Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How beautiful!
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Naomi33 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Wow, that's super pretty!
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deatheaterqueenie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Photographer
wow this is just WOW! and I mean I don't know what this drawing is for but i really like it. the colors and everything are just amazing. I love it.
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ZeroV25 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Pure awesomeness o:
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kaylathehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. The crystals are gorgeous.
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pockylacious Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Her dress and the path is awesome! I really love the details. Nice job!
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razen-sketch Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
loved it
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jiko29 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing art!
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Zionazuro Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
An awsome brillant concept.
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MadMeeper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ah! Congrats on the DD! Cx
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PythagoreanRawrCake Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Beautiful! :D
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Haseo1970 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
beautiful
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Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful! And your description of the symbolism just gave me even more to admire in this piece. :love:
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BlackScarletLove Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great cel shading =D
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KsPeR Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Beautiful, fantastic piece you've got here. :) The details in the hair, tree(like things), and dress, really help it feel other worldly for me. Nice! :)
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Celestial-Gold Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous. The affect of lighting and sheer material make this so ethereal. The crystals and the walkway are very much otherworldly, picturesque yet unfamiliar. Great job!
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sadowzondai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Congratz on the DD
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Gryphonia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Congrats on getting a DD! About time :D
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Thunder-Darkness Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student General Artist
amazing work!
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SpringsCrispWinter Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Enchanting...
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leontinees Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Lovely and sad :clap:
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Kubulu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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kazumashell Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
beautiful
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SilverStar117 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
You are an epic artist!
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sungsi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
I love it! She's so regal and powerful looking. And the world is amazing!
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stitchedmoon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Beautiful and fascinating~ I'm intrigued by the character design as well as the landscape. :3
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ankh22 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
wonderfull piece
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Gorgeous.

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xlouchan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
OMG FAKKKK. I SAW THIS PLACE IN MY DREAM ONCE. OAO *freaks out. xD;;

BEAUTIFUL ART WORK~!! :la:
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ALittleWhisper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student
I love this one. Any real art should make you think and wonder and this makes me want to know her story and where she is from and what she is like.
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WebQueen-Phoebe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Fantastic work! Really really amazing!! :clap: :D
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ZodiacNikole Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's very beautiful
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Voodoomamma Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Lovely colour..and design ..marvelous for a book...I bet this is a hit with the young..who would naturally gravitate to this work!!!
Cheers,
Jacquie
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Selene-Blackthorn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. awesome!!
love especially the crystals!!
[Crystal addict XDD]
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VeryBigHamster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
very cool!!))
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Meliti7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Wow it's incredible!!
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