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Presonno e prerisveglio
By aquadrop   |   Watch
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Published: August 9, 2006
Presonno e prerisveglio ...that is, pre-sleep and pre-awakening.

A collage of oniric visions made for a competition names "Medusa aurea" (march 2001): every partecipant was asked to submit 3 pieces of art, and this one was my favourite- I spent nearly a month on it, while it took a week to complete the other two drawings. The judges selected one of the other two!!! What a shame.

BTW, I just noticed an error: the landscape has no depth because it has all the same color; it should lose saturation and acquire brightness with distance...


Media: pastels and softpastels
Dimensions: 70cm x 50cm
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2141x1463px 684.72 KB
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Lucas-Bianchi's avatar
Hey man this is beautiful, it took you a while, I love the effort, surrealism and symbolism. Faved
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Many thanx, although it's rather old I keep this pic in my heart.
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Very kool...Very Salvador Dali like... inspiration from him?

I like art... i can't draw/ paint/ sculpt/ doing anything visual arty like crap...
Two of my best friends can though..


The best i will be able to do soon is photo of Forensic Crime Scenes
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Thanx, in fact he's my Art-God, so to say ;)
Well I think anyone has its own peculiar abilities, I draw since I was 3 more or less, who can say what is your ability? The key is to follow what appeals you...
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LaartistaProfessional Photographer
I'm totally impressed by the fact that this is pastel. It's such a messy medium to use but you made it look effortless. The water drops are astounding. I love every bit of detail that you put into this piece. Instant :+fav: for me.
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, it's great to hear this... :blushes: I can just say thanks artista ;)
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LaartistaProfessional Photographer
:aww: You're very welcome.
Sevastras's avatar
o...o... О мой Бог... I've got a heart attack. What's... what's amazing, DAMMIT! Чертовски красиво!
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
hope the cyrillic don't mean bad thingz ;) thanks a lot :D
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I wouldnt say to put the dead rose so far away from her vagina but this is really hot as always good job
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Thanks fella :highfive:
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Amazing work, it looks like a lot of time was put into it; you can see it in the detail, I have nothing negative to say about this. :)
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you don't say anything negative...:D although I see some imperfections in that old drawing... it took me one month of full-time drawing!
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wow o ____ o;; I rush my drawings..I'd get bored if I didn't get em done quick which is probably my biggest fault lol. What did you use for that anyway? ;)
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Hard (H) pencils for the underlying sketch, and pastels (Stabilo-SCHWAN & Softcolor).
Well, in fact I don't get so bored, but I didn't have so much time to spend on a drawing since 2003... :D
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ooooh kk, ;D you did it ALL with pastels?? even the water droplet things? o -- o;; XD what were you doing that made no time for drawing ; o?!
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
yes,in fact it's all made with pastels... like some other deviations of mine! Check them out (Desert eyerose for example)
Well, I was studying at the time, then I started working - mainly shitty works - which requsted a lot of time and unfortunately I had to draw less... shit happens :(
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lol just gotta make sure it doesn't hit the fan ;D I'll be sure to check it out : )
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tiamat9 Traditional Artist
Excellent composition. I love the details and colors. It's bizarre and unique. The dimension and form are exquisite. Great placement of elements in the piece. Exceptional stylization and superb technique.
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
what can I answer... besides thanks!!! :)
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tiamat9 Traditional Artist
My pleasure:).
Oniphoenix's avatar
Interesting assortment of elements.
Quite traditional.
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
I took inspiration from my myth Salvador Dalì, if you mean that by traditional... :D
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