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Ishq by oxboxer Ishq by oxboxer
Inspired by Sufi diwan poetry.

The nightingale would forget his song to the rose,
If he saw me walking in the garden.
If the Brahmin saw My face,
He would forget his idol.
Whoever would find Me,
Must look in My words;
For I am hidden in My words,
As the perfume in the petals of the flowers.

-Zeb-un-Nisa Makhfi
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TobiasLaFae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Beautiful :heart:
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Kusari-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of my favorite pieces of yours. 
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PetStudent Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design, and I love the colours. Also, thank you for showing me a piece of poetry I otherwise would have never known about!
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ManoelRicardo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
GORGEOUS!!!!

Please, can I know something? What do you use to ink this? it was tottally digital? vector? cause some of your drawing look that was inked with brush and ink, is that right?

thank you and congrats for the work!
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oxboxer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This one was inked with a G pen nib, as with most before it. Most of my pieces made after this one are entirely digital, though.
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ManoelRicardo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I LOVE Gpen nib! I feel like totally controling the line weigth!

too bad that deadlines forces us to go digitally. :^\
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oxboxer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Idk, I like the pens but digital is fine too. My process is more streamlined/painless when I work completely on the computer. Plus, no smudges. :)
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Bjarki64 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful.
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MinObsi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ! Nice work !
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! Very beautiful piece of art here. I love the central light source and the colors you used. :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful...
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:iconoxboxer:
oxboxer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Your calligraphy was the original spark of inspiration~ :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're joking! :wow:
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oxboxer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, why joke? They're great pieces!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was just so unexpected :) I really love the cleanliness and gracefulness of your illustration style, by the way and have had your gallery page open the past couple of days waiting for a moment where I can peruse it slowly.
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Zoshism Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous :) clean lines and loooooovely colours!
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kaztle-8 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
amazing !
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koanodan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
mmmmmbaby yeah that's awesome. that soft glow emanating from the nightingale is just gorgeous. i'd like to wallpaper an entire room in these soft glows and roses.
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CyanideAndCake Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beatiful I'm at a loss for words! :) <3

I'd love to see it on a tee shirt, in either medium or dark grey. It'd look ammmmazing. :D
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stolenpie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely! It glows!
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work!
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the-Mad-Hatress Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Not sure whether or not it was intentional, but I think it's clever that one of the vine thorns is angled towards the bird's mouth, like the bird is speaking the foliage into creation.
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aleksandvagne Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
very nice and beautiful work! charm
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SapphireBloom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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Strawberrybay26 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
haha you know when i first saw this i had forgotten that you changed your deviantart name and i was like "man that person draws just like jemma"

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oxboxer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm copying my own swagger...!
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vectorsmash Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student
aaah your lines are always so crisp and your colors are so beautiful...
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:iconpiperpie:
PiperPie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This is wonderful! I love the background!
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Hymms Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Excellent work.
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ElisaFerrari Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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Maija Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is amazing! Every time I see your work, I can't believe my eyes. They have such gorgeous colors, lovely linework and brilliant compositions!
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Batuxa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Filmographer
So pretty... I want to cry. TwT
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rupted Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful words and a beautiful work of art!
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balladofpink Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Photographer
bird! bird! bird! I love birds! I love your work!
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robokiss Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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MuchoNice Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Followed the process on your tumblr......great result.
Dig your style :-)
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agiszszsz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
the colours are awesome c:
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MarioManzanares Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, this colors are the most awesome thing I've saw today.
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OliverHarud Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely!
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audreymolinatti Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
you're such an ispiration for the colors! my god i wish i have your skils!*o*
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xulm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
tyrlityrli!
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Aplos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
:)
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oh my, lovely. I love the flowers and the birdie hehe. :iconilavplz:
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ArtofPrincessM Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is pretty!
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Digital-Tea Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Jemmaaaa. Stop it with all your greatness.
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AlterMann52 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beutiful
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Kratozcesar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
o.O beautiful
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dandelion-four Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
wow, so beautiful.
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KajusX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Oooooh. This. I love this.
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