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Seer of a Hundred Seas~ (Work in Progress) by AmaranthMB
Seer of a Hundred Seas~ (Work in Progress)
Here's a WiP of my current project: Satojen Merien Näkijä.

This probably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever happened across. From the first moment I listened to it I wanted to draw it, hang whatever else I was working on at the time.

Not only did it demand to be drawn, it wanted to be painted...which gave me an excuse to break out the oil paints. Something I've not done in a long time, and something I've missed doing. Now that we're in a house, I actually have the space for it.

One of the first things I saw in this song was Ged from Earthsea, sailing across the world on his boat with eyes. Alone with nothing but the sound of waves, and cold, and night. Ice and salt. The woman is meant to be made of ice, a strange sculpture in the middle of an ocean.

For this I'm working on a black gesso background, under-painting with white, which I've never done before but quite like the effect. It will have a bit more color when it's done, but not much. It's supposed to feel clear and cold and a bit the music, reaching out toward something you can't quite grasp.


Ashley Mariah
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Both writer and artist...a little divided between two worlds.

I do commissioned portraits of pets and people on the me if you're interested! Or you can check out my Etsy shop:…
...doesn't mean I can't do some of it.

So, fall of 2015. It's looking more and more like that's when NW is going to be on tour again. They are confirmed to play L.A. in May, at least. Even if I'd kept to my schedule this whole time, I still don't think I'd be able to do every song before then. Especially considering I like the idea of breaking up the epics into their respective pieces. That adds images.

However, it occurred to me that there's no reason I can't break this project up into albums. Instead of one massive book of drawings, I could create seven separate books. Have a few done by the next tour, and a few more for the next, and so on. Imaginaerum and Once are mostly done, aside from the two epics., there's a slight chance I could fit that one in before mid 2015. Maybe. Depends on how this portrait drawing business pans out.

Right now what I think I'm going to do is concentrate on Ghost Love Score and on redoing Song of Myself. Song of Myself is easy, because it's already in pieces: From a Dusty Bookshelf, All That Great Heart Lying Still, Piano Black, and Love. Ghost Love Score is trickier because as far as I know, lyrically, it's all one big long song...which means I have to break it up per my own interpretation. I can see it having four images, same as Song of Myself. Not as long as Poet, which will have five, and longer than Beauty of the Beast, which has three. (I'm keeping FantasMic as it is, two panels, because I like what I have).

Once I have those eight images finished, I can start piecing the books together. The more I think about it, the more I like doing it this way. Means I can spend more time with each album, really tie it all together. It also means I'll always have something to give them when I see them. (I know that sounds arrogant, but I really do need that kind of motivation.)
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Wonderfields~ Imaginaerum

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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my 'Big Ben' drawing to your favourites. Feel free to leave a comment.
Mocris Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! I´m really glad about it, because so I could find your Gallery. It´s amazing! :clap:
BrielLumeNight12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work to your collections :) (Smile)
I've browsed your gallery and it was beautiful! I like the way on how you interpret songs into illustrations. I'm also a Nightwish fan Giggle 
andre-ma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks very much for the favs
Szigeti Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thankieees!:D (Big Grin)  Rock!
KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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Happy B-day!!!! :hug:
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happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
azraelengel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite.
falkyno Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey Thanks a ton for favoriting my picture, if you don't mind check out my  website and spread the word I'd really appreciate it. thanks again for taking the time.
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