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"Stars and Kings Must Fall"
7 x 5"
Acrylic on canvas board
Commission / SOLD

My 2012 art calendars are now available! [link]

Thank you ahead of time for any favorites and comments!

Behold, my first lion of 2012!

Two of my favorite paintings, "I am that I am" and "The Last Unicorn," recently came home from a local show. As I returned them to their places in my studio, I thought it would be interesting to combine the feeling and colors of the two paintings into one. I then received a lion commission with the boon of complete creative freedom--thus, my fallen king and the stars that fell with him.



My thanks to Woxys [link] for permission to use her photo as a reference.



~My 2012 Art Calendars~



Other paintings of mine

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:iconluperkalia:
Luperkalia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Heart they shall fall ~
to rise again..a wonderful drawing with a matching title, well done! 
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theheek Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing detail
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you!
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theheek Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you are welcome
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something about this piece has always stuck with me, so that I can never forget it, no matter how long it's been since I first saw it. I think part of it is that you have given it the absolute perfect title to capture and complement its atmosphere, its beautiful brush strokes, its amazing color scheme. I just love it. <3
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
What beautiful comments and compliments. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings for this piece with me--it's always good to hear when a piece means something to someone.
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But of course. When I couldn't stop thinking about it until I found it again, I knew I had to tell you. (:
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Nancyxxx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Speechless !
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thank you again!
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AngelzXRosez Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
WOWOWOOWOWOWOWWWW! i want to learn how to do this soooooooo badly !!!!! ure style is amazing!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thank you very much!
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bellesfairytale Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Writer
This is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconiddshepherd:
iddshepherd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you!
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iddshepherd Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
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:iconsmallwaveplz: Hello!
This wonderful work is a Favourite I have collected from my +devwatch of #TheFavouriteShowcase and it's featured :heart: here [link]
Thank you so much for submitting your amazing art to the group!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Thank you so very much! :)
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:iconmonochromera:
monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
this is absolutely beautiful... and the title fits it very well. The creativity in this is just amazing, it's so inspiring just looking at it! and your coloring is just breathtaking! :love: I cannot say just how much I love this picture... it's unbelievable!
you
are
amazing!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
A very belated but sincere thank you for your thoughtful comments and compliments! I truly appreciate them, and I'm touched that the painting means so much to you. :)
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monochromera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
your welcome ^^
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USSspecial Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Ahhh! Love it! This is beautiful!
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thank you!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I love the blue and green combination. Adore your work :)
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thank you very much!
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Dalek-Morgon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats so sad and beautiful
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thank you!
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Dalek-Morgon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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strtl0011 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is a beautiful piece and a wonderful concept. Very well done.
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thank you very much!
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LiminalWorks Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I love this color combination - very magical.
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thank you!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bulletblue:Hi! You've been featured in a monthly newsarticle for: #TheFavouriteShowcase:bulletblue:

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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconpyro-helfier:
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
Stunning! That is one of my very favorite pics of Haldir and you turned it into something completely different and equally as beautiful. I love how it seems to sparkle. And the title is great too!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you! Haldir is one of my favorite leonine models, and I knew I had to reference that wonderful photo somehow.
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pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
IKR he's gorgeous. You're very welcome :D
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:iconspeechlessplz: Stunning!

Completely :iconepicbadge1plz::iconepicbadge2plz:

A definite :iconstarfavplz:
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you!
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
You're welcome!

Delish work, with paints and lions!! Keep it up!
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SenaRaven Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful and calming!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you!
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SenaRaven Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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freeSIAF Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you!
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful.
I love the stardust and how sparkly you made it look.
Glittering streaks falling from above.
I love it
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it so much :)
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KootiesMom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Soooo lovely! :)
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:iconardenellennixon:
ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you muchly!
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Margieart0421 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's perfect!
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