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Published: June 21, 2006
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A collage of desert visions.
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Wow, this is so cool, I love it!
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is Dalí your grandpa???
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
:D This is DEFINITELY the best compliment I ever got :faint:
Thanx
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ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh
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desert visions eh? My trips are usually Egyptian themed.... so i know exactly what you mean.
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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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aquadropHobbyist 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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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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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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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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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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holy! so the only thing you used to shade this whole masterpiece is the tip of your pastels?
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I swear I did. It was hard but satisfying a lot
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i think this is excellent!
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!
:bow:
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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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aquadropHobbyist 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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AlmightyNabeshinStudent Traditional Artist
True.
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wow. very surreal.
the distortions are great
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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wow! :wow: excellent job!
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Thanks :giggle:
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Wow....amazing work.
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Hey thanks! :D
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