Eternal by Paladaen


by Paladaen in Illustrations

I hope you're happy, wherever you are. I miss you so, so damn much...

Personal art, of my beloved dog, Samaenthiel. He'd be 4 today... Happy birthday.

Samaenthiel, laying there in eternal slumber, slowly crystallized, turning into crystalline.

I've been doing this for about a year, very much on-off, because I actually never had time to work on it. But, mostly in the 2nd half of 2011 til now. I said myself I had to finish it til today otherwise I couldn' t forgive myself. I'm not very satisfied with it, I'll never be, whatever I'd do. I'll never give him enough justice to make something as good as he was.


bigger [1500px] version is on my website

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    great illo, great dog, great artist

    Feb 8th, 2014 Reply
  • Freshyliciouz


    A really beautiful work you did here. :) I know what you mean. My former dog passed away 3 years ago, I wanted to draw him a long time, but never had the courage to even start with. I always think it could never do him justice, I would totally screw it up etc. But what YOU did here is so unbelievably amazing and this in total. ♥ =)

    May 20th, 2012 Reply
    • Paladaen


      Thank you very much. To be honest, until now I never speek of my dog, not a single word. Can't even say his name. But I never forgotten him. Even now I don't think it's good enough. I could never paint something as good as he was.
      Don't say that, you wouldn't screw it up. If you think it could help, try to overcome that barrier and paint your dog. Really, you won't fail.

      May 20th, 2012 Reply
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  • LoveRandylin


    My own dogs passed recently, and to make this more saddening, the song that reminds me of them just started playing as I came upon this beautiful picture of yours.. I know you think it doesn't do him justice, but I find this picture amazing.

    May 4th, 2012 Reply
  • MrNoxx


    This is incredible my immediately caught my eye because your beautiful boy looks just like my beautiful girl who has passed as well.....she was 13years old and lasted more than most do. She was an incredible, thoughtful, instinctive, loving, and protective animal that I will never forget as mush as you will never forget your great champion!

    Apr 14th, 2012 Reply
  • Yolandacheng



    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #404

    Apr 13th, 2012 Reply
  • ZodiarkDarkja


    that wolf looks awesome

    Apr 13th, 2012 Reply
  • zer0nyx


    the dog looks fantastic :)

    Apr 13th, 2012 Reply
  • Aki


    Congratulations, Paladaen!

    On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful creation was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!

    This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"!

    Apr 13th, 2012 Reply
  • JurgenDoe


    Lovely and wonderful work.

    Jan 30th, 2012 Reply Subscriber