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Aurora Borealis- Character Concept! by Vilva Aurora Borealis- Character Concept! by Vilva
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" For days, the sun refused to rise, and the snow continued to fall. The lost tribesmen stumbled blindly in cold darkness while the girl waited at home, growing more anxious with each passing day. She finally dropped to her knees and begged the heavens to let her tribesmen come home safely, promising anything in return. The heavens listened. An agreement was made.
And so the girl left earth to become lights in the sky.
With skies now illuminated, the tribesmen found their way home, and were saved from an icy fate. The girl was forever remembered a hero and even to this day, she wanders the sky during times of darkness.
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Introducing Brealis Aksarnirq, a new character of mine! :,D Her story is basically my take on the northern lights, folk-tale style :la: Some general gist:
:bulletpurple:Appearance: she has extremely long white hair, has a sun tattoo on her left shoulder, and always wears a white fur cape.
:bulletpurple: Personality: she is strong-willed and kind, but also impatient. She's quite shy.
:bulletpurple: Talents: Her mother taught her how to weave beautiful multicolored cloths. She is a good hunter and also happens to be very good at kickball.
:bulletpurple:Brealis' mother is a Goddess who escaped to earth from her home in the Skies. She loved her family on earth, but was forcibly returned to the Skies when Brealis was only eight.
:bulletpurple:Brealis' best friend and love interest *cough xD is the Chief's son, Kano. When they were little, he'd always stand up for her when other kids made fun of her white hair. :happycry:


I also did a little research and read some original inuit legends, many of which associate the Northern Lights with spirits/ the concept of life after death. You can read some here! : [link] Regarding the story itself, since the winter solicitous meant that in some areas of the North Pole the sun barely came up, I thought it'd be plausible tribesmen got lost coming home from particularly long hunt when the sun didn't rise.

:bulletblue: It's actually been a while since I've come up with character concepts like these.. :blushes: I'd love to hear what you think about it! :tighthug:

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Story, art, and everything else me, Vivian Lin
Please do NOT use or alter without my permission, and do NOT claim as your own. Thank you!

Tumblr'd here! [link]
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Sweet-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really appreciate how much though you've obviously put into your artworks (which you manifest with great skill by the way!)
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Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh well, thank you so much! :blushes: :hug:
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Sweet-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, meant *thought
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RoroZoro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So pretty!!! Love the hair and the dress, just gives it such a wonderful flow!!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! :hug:
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Jasnette Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
It's beautiful, though in reality the Aurora Borealis/Northern lights are green, not purple... But your picture is still stunning, though I imagine she would freeze in that dress. Says the Norwegian who is sick of snow and cold. ;)
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Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :heart:
Hmm I think I've seen pictures of purplish northern lights before though! I'm not completely sure, but maybe they're more rare :?
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Kor-Lasair Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
It's so amazing!!!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :hug:
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE HER!!
you know, its kinda a life goal of mine to sea the Aurora Borealis one day...
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you do! :hug:
Ahh it's on my bucket list as well! :heart:
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya... there just so beautiful!!
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:iconeclipse-inwonderland:
this is so amazing! kind of reminds me of princess yue from avatar :). I LOVE THIS
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you do! :hug:
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Wymble Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfghjklpretty :O
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
asdfl;kjthankyou :'D
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Wymble Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems to me that the Inuit have the most creative creation legends. Fingers turn into whales... Okay.
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DarkDispair Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
This is beautifulM
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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DarkDispair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Your welcome. :)
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axeL-zeck Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
She's wonderful. Such bright and gorgeous colors. I love this design.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much!:heart: I'm really glad you do! :hug:
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axeL-zeck Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You're welcome :heart:
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RainKow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How are you so awesome? How? Teach me the way.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh you are too kind! :iconhappytearplz:
Practice is definitely key! :aww:
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:iconrainkow:
RainKow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay! I'll practice so I can be as good as you one day. :D
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! The picture, the concept, everything! :clap:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! :hug: I'm really glad you think so! :love:
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :happybounce :tighthug:
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asamreen78 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Nice work.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You're welcome.
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sunshinemayflower Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your lines amaze me.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you! :aww:
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SeerWalker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Oooh. Pretty hair. Interesting concept and fantastic artwork as usual.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :hug:
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hendrix1291 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dang this is cute! looks very organic too
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :love:
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Bfletchr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant concepts and quality art, only to be expected from Vilva, of course. Great job once again!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! :hug:
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lizardbeth2626 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thankies! :aww:
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Ewunya Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love everything about, the story behind it and your drawing is, as always, amazingly beautiful!
(and I'm just wondering.. the two names in the title, i remember it from somewhere.. is it latin for a flower or something?)
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Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! :happycry: I'm really glad you think so!! :tighthug:
Yep, Aurora Borealis is just the other name for northern lights ^.^
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Ewunya Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, nevermind my question. it's what northern lights are called, isn't it? the flower i remembered was linnea borealis, hehe..
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