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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!
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punchdrunknite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
is Dalí your grandpa???
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is DEFINITELY the best compliment I ever got :faint:
Thanx
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punchdrunknite Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Photographer
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh
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RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
desert visions eh? My trips are usually Egyptian themed.... so i know exactly what you mean.
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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?
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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?).
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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?
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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!
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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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aquadrop Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for the definition!

Hey I didn't get my fingers dirty, used no blender.
I always liked working hard :D
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ICworld Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
holy! so the only thing you used to shade this whole masterpiece is the tip of your pastels?
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear I did. It was hard but satisfying a lot
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surajsharma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
i think this is excellent!
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
:bow:
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AlmightyNabeshin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
I noticed the reacurring SalvDal esc art. Its much better than anything I can do but this type of art always gives me the willies.
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very important when something you do inspires some other, it's one of the best reasons to make art...
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AlmightyNabeshin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
True.
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WhiteGaby Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Professional Artist
wow. very surreal.
the distortions are great
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Xenonia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! :wow: excellent job!
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :giggle:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Wow....amazing work.
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks! :D
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atrinity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Very influenced for the surreal artists, right?
I´m impressed... you´re very talented.
I love the eyerose, all is so crazy.
I think you need water... because you was delirant. haha :P
Good job!
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
In fact. I have a manic admiration for Salvador Dalì, and in a few days I'll visit Museu Dalì :giggle: I can't believe it...
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atrinity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Wow. That´s great!! :D
Enjoy!!! :D
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot lady :bow: :D
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atrinity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
:)
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankz a lot! :D
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PauloCunha Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
My pleasure!:D
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SolidAbyss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
that black thing in the sky! ive seen it before, it flew across the road once right in front of the van going extremely fast. this happened a long time ago, maybe i was seeing things but they look the same
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Usually I paint unconscious images, this confirms the fact that the black thing in the sky is something lying in the collective memory (or something like this) :nod:
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SolidAbyss Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
hoooooly crap, your on that dali level, i really enjoy this piece
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aquadrop Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx a lot guys :worship:
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matsurus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
This is must for a favourite, no other choise!

Hypnotising piece i must say, really good!
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Wise-Cat-Of-Wisdom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Woah, that's sooo good. I love the twisted assortment of items surrounding the center.
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