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Untitled by aquadrop Untitled by aquadrop
A collage of desert visions.
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RachelDS Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, this is so cool, I love it!
punchdrunknite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
is Dalí your grandpa???
aquadrop Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is DEFINITELY the best compliment I ever got :faint:
punchdrunknite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
desert visions eh? My trips are usually Egyptian themed.... so i know exactly what you mean.
ICworld Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Dooooode if the neverending story was dali, then this one is DALI <size 72 font>

You almost fooled me there! Its so similar yet vastly different.

Whats the orange thing on the horse's neck?
aquadrop Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Firstofall: many thanks for comparing me to my absolute myth...I could not ask for more!
Secondof all :D...
Well,the orange thing.
It is a kind of energetic nucleus, not actually flesh, but more something like the underlying energy of the living stone which liquifies and turns around the centre of this picture.In fact, you may see it's like it was illuminated from inside (can u?).
ICworld Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Hmmmm now that you mentioned it, it DOES look like the light is coming from the inside. At first glance it looked like a giant pimple :p

How did you achieve the "grainy" look in the sky?
Also, what does that orange tooth represent?

I wish i could paint shading that realistically . . . (well i can but i take FOREVER because i keep making mistakes)

Were you born with this "skill" or did you teach yourself by practicing? This isn't acrylic is it?
aquadrop Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Pimple?!? er... damn google translator... what is a pimple?

The grainy look was not intentional, it comes from using soft pastels (pencils,dunno the exact term in english, wood sticks with an inner stick of color) on paper: the grain is given by the softness of the pastel, the grain of paper - this was very smooth though-, and the speed at which you trace lines on it.

I think nobody is born with the ability of doing things, there are just people that discover a kind of natural ease in doing some things. As u said, I taught myself by tring, rubbing, redrawing one million times, until I was (almost) satisfied. It was very frustrating, but worth all the effort. :D
The fact you can shade realistically should make you happy! DO IT! Speed will come after trying many times!
ICworld Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Lolz google bad for translation! pimples (aka zits) are those things that teenagers get on their faces when they go through puberty and you squish them and white puss comes out :D

I use a free English - English dictionary called WordWeb - it says "A small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne"

Me born in Romania but me live in New Zealand!

And i thought this whole piece was done with a brush and paint . . . I've had the chance to use pastels in art class but i'm one of those people who don't like to get their hands dirty :p I never liked smudging with the finger, dunno why.

The truth is, i find pencil shading way easier than using a paintbrush.

Thanks for the motivation - that is one thing that i rarely have :)
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