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Ouroboros Perpetual Motion

full title:
Ouroboros Perpetual Motion Machine

Finally finished this, after teasing you with a rough sketch…

a tongue in cheek variation of the Ouroboros serpent
18.25 x 22 inches - 46 x 56 cm
graphite on Arches paper


Included in the book "IMAGINE THE IMAGINATION - new visions of surrealism" - the book is no longer available, archived page ►…
Image details
Image size
2484x3006px 9.47 MB
Hasselblad H3D-31
Shutter Speed
536870912/268435456 second
Focal Length
80 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 7, 2012, 6:57:53 PM
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StormAhead's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Surreal drawings are the pieces of art that impress me most. I find it totally fascinating how people are able to 1. think of a motive and 2. realize it. This one is an outstanding example of an incredible drawing.

The idea of the Ouroboros serpent is old, but everything but unjaded. And I haven't seen it in form of a wheel before. It is a symbol whose roots can be found in the antiquity, but it is not forgotten, it even found its way to today.

The whole drawing is so detailed, it's absolutely mind-blowing. I think it was a good choice to do this in black and white, because colours would've distracted the contemplator from the awesome details. The background emphasizes the surreality of the drawing; it also is extremely detailled, but doesn't distract from the actual eye-catcher, the serpent.

All told, the only thing that Ican say about this picture is that it is totally amazing, and hats off to the artist, because this piece of art is absolutely breathtaking.
TrippleSixing's avatar
From the depths of the subconscious mind...
Hi, this is so amazing! im stunned!
Also, im a writer... and im wondering if you would be interested in making artistic contribution to my first novel, that im still woking on.
Congrats on such an amazing talent !
Fractalvision's avatar
Insanely well done.
MarisolSelene's avatar
this so fucking amazing!!!!!!!
expressyourpic's avatar
your imagination has no limit it seems..everything is done with so much care...the work is splendid..
Setvenere's avatar
Once in a while i stumble into genius level shit like this on deviant sometimes.. not often
jemilfk's avatar
craziest drawing i've seen on deviantart yet, i think. detail's insane.
inormal's avatar
really wonderful...i love it...
Segek's avatar
IvanMoe's avatar
Wow, how have I not seen this one yet.
Amazing concept and execution.
NinettEponyme's avatar
Marvellous. Very good job. Congratulations.
pixelcurious's avatar
Saw this on Tumblr and at first, I thought it was Remedios Varo. Very cool!
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productno49's avatar
damit words.
Dwarf-In-The-Flask's avatar
im in love with this love the style love the creativity love the ouroboros love the little ear bird on the bottom right
reesielady's avatar
This is phenomonal. You have some serious talent, and it's beautiful.
DeeperSpiritualSign's avatar
this is sick art work...very kind of style...
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