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The Old Astronomer by Charlie-Bowater The Old Astronomer by Charlie-Bowater
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."

A little doodle for one the most beautiful lines from any poem, The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams.

Prints available on Society 6


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:iconuniesque:
UNIesque Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
So you're the artist of this famous piece. :] Makes me happy. Especially due to the quote you used with it. Beautiful~
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URBANHOOD Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Lovely classic style . 
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lIranianl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Its really an amazing art i fooud it in pinteres application and to me feel really touching and love it... wish i make something amazing like this...
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venturiantale1738 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful!
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muffin-alice Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
greate
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AurielPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Just watched "A Winter's Tale" and this reminds me so much of it. This is a beautiful, fine painting!
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onceuponabee Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning! 
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:iconwollfiey:
Wollfiey Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
You should do more like this style!
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5WeThA-Ra0 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
Amazing!!!!!! Love the vintage feel
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mrdtron Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
first star I've seen tonight
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YourMailman Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  New Deviant
Amazing, I'm seriously impressed! Great job!
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:iconearthlychimp:
EarthlyChimp Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so great!
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InkySquiggle Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
She looks like a tower reaching up to the sky
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:iconmiouhaneun:
Miouhaneun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
This is beautifully done. Your grip on shadows make me think of the old masters
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:iconjoukanda:
Joukanda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
So vintage and dreamy! I love it!
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Napalm-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
great classic piece
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DUKEYAMASAKI Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I lovely this technique
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ProfessorSonjaSnape Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Such a beautiful piece! I know it's not what you had in mind, but it reminds me of a fanfic I read lately, adding even more feels ;-;
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AdamWirth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
That star is beautiful!  
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bluegiraffe93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist
Beautiful, the vintage look is making it just outstanding, great ideeeaaa:)
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:iconmitrida:
mitrida Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
amazing work!
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:iconmusicmitri:
musicmitri Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
this is beautiful Charlie
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TeddyBearWitch Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!!
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fancybirdy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018   Traditional Artist
So amazing, wow!
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:iconbealilian:
BeaLilian Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Gorgeous!
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:iconilliamsart:
Illiamsart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly beautiful! I love the style in this, really really amazing! 
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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ThatCartoonGal Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018   Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous. I love the use of a more subtle brown with the fading, darker background-really makes the woman pop out.  
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:iconieleman:
ieleman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oooouf! your work perfectly compliments this poem. Heart Heart +fav 
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CuteziAngel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Writer
Delighted to finally have a print of this stunning work. I will love it for years to come. and cannot wait to see it in person. :)
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Eva0707 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I have been searching for this artwork for months. Now it found me. I am. grateful.
Too beautiful to let words to ruin it.
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Mimi0Chan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
amazing....wow....
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eltiempodeadolini Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
delicate and beautiful

Well done!
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Crowns29 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
I was wondering if I could use your image on a globe (glass ornament). Of course I will give you credit. 
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PJM74 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Beautiful ... 
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unapanu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017
Very, very inspired. Congratulations.
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful.
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:iconcrystalshards17:
CrystalShards17 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous Heart 
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RinneEmoloy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist
Wow really beautiful!!!!
Can you tell me what color medium you used.....?
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:iconleelya:
LEElya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is sooo beautyful. I love the mood, colour and concept of it.
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Poignant and beautiful.
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CelticCastle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
so pretty!
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MissWallrabenstein Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I just fell in love. Your artwork is gorgeous. It somehow feels to me like ... like a deep red rose blooming in midst a monochrome world
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IsoleCimeleh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
It's soooooooo poetic.
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writertheblackmare Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
I've never been mesmerized by something so simple.
Remarkable.
Truly remarkable.
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Snailchick Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Beautiful image, quote, and concept. Love it.
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yunabutterfly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Magical!
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pixg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, I love the subtle use of colour here.
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Laylana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful... :heart:
Although she doesn't look as old as the Old Astronomer seems to have been, the atmosphere of your elegant picture perfectly fits to the complete, deep, transcendent lines from that stunning poem...
Really great! :clap: Misc Emoji-12 (Stars 2) [V1]
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nov1design Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
So simple, so great
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