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Vanitas by aeryael Vanitas by aeryael
I started automatic painting - the act of painting (or drawing) without planning or using the reason, and at some point it looked like a merman holding a skull. So I followed ahead with that. Automatic drawing or painting allows ideas to emerge that we wouldn't usually have.

Painted in Photoshop.
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konutko Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
this is epic, and very magical
FuschiaFreckles Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I use automatic painting all the time, but that pretty much means I can never draw from pre-made thoughts =w= so if I have a really cool idea, I can never draw it... it just never translates well
but it's really fun to just scribble and find something to draw in it, so I love doing it (even though I haven't drawn in months ahhh)
this looks really nice btw, your style is so interesting 
aeryael Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Ah, yes, even if I start a drawing from a pre-made idea, through the process of painting it ends up changing a lot~ As I always say, art usually has a will of its own... it "asks" me to do stuff, so even if I plan it at first, the result will be something I haven't thought about exactly in the beginning. So I usually start with a more general idea and let the piece guide me through the rest =)
FuschiaFreckles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I do! Usually if I try to start something from imagination, it ends up being complete different from my original thought, so now I just let the drawing sort of... draw itself? xD  It's pretty fun, a lot better than forcing myself to try to draw fuzzy memories of old drawing ideas
MaGLIL Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
I feel "I know who I am beneath the surface..." 
aeryael Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Yes, this remark goes well with the painting indeed. I like to know what others see. Thank you!!
unawaretortoise Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy good. I love how it looks like it could be an actual oil painting (that's one thing I love about really talented artists like you who can make a digital painting look like a traditional painting). And yes I agree, automatic drawing/ painting is really useful when I'm out of ideas or don't have any ideas at all. Granted, if I'm just sketching they never turn out as good as this... but still it's always great practice!
aeryael Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! Yes, I do like to try to achieve a more "traditional" appearance in digital painting.
This began as an automatic sketch but as soon as the main idea appeared, it became a more planned painting.
FacelessFox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016   General Artist
Amazingly beautiful!
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
It would make a lovely panel in the Salon of a Tsar's palace...
That's beautiful! Excellent work!
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