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Transfixion by Art-of-Eric-Wayne Transfixion by Art-of-Eric-Wayne
Method: It's all done with photos and a drawing tablet. Most the wood grain is drawn. It's not generated by the computer.

Content: The title gives a good indication of what this one’s about. The figure is transfixed between dimensions, or layers of reality, and this is emphasized with the horizontal and vertical lines intersecting in the center of the head. I don’t really like full symmetry, so the two sides, while of the same size are different: the head is not exactly symmetrical; the configuration of bubbles don’t match; and the background is continuous.

This piece also relates to the idea that, in complete mental stillness a new dimension opens. Another way to see it is to imagine the person has somehow stuck his head through a ceiling, and instead of finding himself peering into the upstairs, instead finds his head has melded with the floorboards, and he discovers himself caught in a space between mirror realities.

I endeavored to infuse a lot of ideas and sensations into the image. For example, if you look at the smaller bubbles near the landscape, you might get the feeling of being in the ocean and of a wave having passed. And where the head intersects with the wood, the absence of the top of the head combined with the outward radiating wood grain suggests a clearing and vast opening of the mind. Where the wood grain crosses the eyes and turns red: the mysterium tremendum. A figure in the background walking in the woods could be searching for, or having discovered, a corpse. Another read is that the background figure shot the figure caught between realms of existence and non-existence. The instance depicted may be the crossing of the threshold of death.

[Note: nod to The Last Supper and the other kind of "fixion" might be pretty obvious. Oh the bubble disciples.]

SEE PROCESS FOR MAKING THE WOOD-GRAIN AND BUBBLES HERE:


SEE A FLASH ANIMATION OF SEVERAL STAGES OF THE IMAGE HERE:


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:iconblue-jaryn:
blue-jaryn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very interesting, unique work. Solid composition.
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Sven-Erik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a good artpiece. Spectacular!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:wave: Featured here -> [link] :woohoo:
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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bettermovesthanyou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! That's like Prometheus all over again! Good job!
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yumi71 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW:jawdrop:
COOL!!
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
What an awesome piece. I love the texture.
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Great. Glad you like this one. The wood effect was very difficult to achieve.
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I believe it!
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FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great art... But I can't help noticing the guy in the background.
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Ha, ha, ha. That guy is supposed to be there. There's a scenario that he shot the figure in the foreground, and that figure is crossing into another realm.
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mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
looks very realistic. i shudder to think how long this took. i mean, with all the details and all. especially the texture you drew. great job!
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I shudder to remember how long it took! Thanks.
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:iconmikimikimchi:
mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're welcome. :meow:
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MoonlightPelt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, very effective and eye catching. I love it :D
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Great! So glad you dig it.
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Designdivala Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Wow very very cool, great work!
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
thanks! Glad you like it.
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:iconl-y-n-s:
L-Y-N-S Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is really interesting!
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks. Glad you think so.
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:iconramona00:
Ramona00 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is looks pretty :heart:
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Great! Glad you like it.
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:iconbrianjmurphy:
BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, impressive! :D
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks a lot.
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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NyANek00 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
this i like
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I'm glad.
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:iconariis:
Ariis Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..this is amazing detailed! it makes me wonder whats going on...!
it must have taken forever, its so good! :) :clap:
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
It DID take forever. There are easier ways of achieving the same effect, I think, but I did it old school.
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:iconariis:
Ariis Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally worth it then :D its so good ;)
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ArtByJenX Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One can tell that a lot of thought, time and effort was put into this piece. It is awesome, in the sublime sense of the word.
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks a lot. Glad you appreciate this piece.
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awesome43 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Fabulous work. This is amazing it deserves a fave and a 10 and is going to get both.
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Sakura-lies Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This is so mind-boggling, not just the concept but the artistically all that went into giving this the right look is just incredible! Keep up the good work. <3
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks so much. I'm really glad some people are getting into this piece.
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Sakura-lies Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
You made it pretty eye-catching ^-^
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Sophia-M Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks!
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Sophia-M Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
u r welcome
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello this brilliant piece has been included in my latest art FEATURES on BLUE > [link]
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks for the feature. I appreciate it!
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Id write a criteque but i dont have muc time at the min, i'll be back..
Love surrealism!!!!!
Great feel to it, are you spiritual at all? or is it a style choice? :-)
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Just between us, I do go in for a bit of spirituality. Once spent 10 days in a Thai temple meditating for 8 hours a day.
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Bizkit66 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Thats wonderful, its a great thing to do, im so glad, spirituality would sort out so many problems people had if only they knew :-)
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beaudeeley Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome dedication and a fabulous outcome, not a million miles away from a piece I made last year, therefore I like it very much on multiple levels :-)
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Cool. Glad we both were working one something along these lines. Nice when people get work on more than one level, too.
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FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's incredible. Your work is absolutely stunning. :)

Thank you, GetWatchers, for helping me stumble onto such an awesome piece. :)
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
So glad you like it!
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. really... weird, but it looks pretty good
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:iconart-of-eric-wayne:
Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Thanks Roos! To me, "weird" is good!
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