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Box Jellyfish Totem by Ravenari Box Jellyfish Totem by Ravenari
Box Jellyfish as Totem

The write-up isn't finished yet, so I can't link to it. But in the Australian Animal Oracle Deck, the box jellyfish represents challenge and warning.

The reason I haven't put up art in a while is because I recently had surgery. But I'm recovering okay now. :)

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illustrator's board, pencil, some aquarelle, metallic paint, a tiny bit of a acrylic, etc.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
aw thanks!! :D
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Setukas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Jellyfish are nice... I guess. To look at. We only have tiny ones here, 3-4cm... but I know some other species sting pretty bad.

The drawing is extraordinary though, that red circle really does kind of "hurt" or "sting". It looks just as if it were going upwards into the light... But why am I telling you all this, as if you didn´t know?! :D
Well it´s great anyway, keep it up :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This one is based off the box jellyfish, and its stings can be so painful that people have been recorded screaming in pain, while unconscious and sedated. It is thought to be among the worst pain in the whole world. In the deck, this card will represent unexpected pain or 'challenge.' So yeah, the red circle is to hopefully make people take notice if they draw it!!!

The irony is that... from the box jellyfish, they are starting to develop really viable, non-addictive pain relievers that are many times more powerful than morphine. Go figure! :D
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squizzlenut Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice light effects, it looks very jelly-fishy. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww yay!
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PeppermintAddict Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, I wouldn't ever think of a box jellyfish as a totem, but I like how you did. :)

Hope you recover well.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
*grin* Thank you.

And I'm recovering pretty okay thanks. :)
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PeppermintAddict Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Twin-Blade Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
nice, the background looks tedious
it came out wonderful :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The background was indeed tedious. Heh.
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