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for da portfolio (i hope this is pretty good? thoughts/comments/criticism please)

I've drawn birdies before, but only from pictures. (example)

Found this one at the doorstep of my friend's house after class. Poor guy accidentally smashed into the door (i assume) and broke his neck (definately).

Picking him up and holding him in my (latex-gloved) hands made me think so much of how fragile life really is v_v

How easily the brittle thread shatters and breaks.
The spool destroyed, released, ascends to heaven.



(don't ask me what kinda bird he is. I have no idea.)

.magazines.newapaper.bptpen.pencil.crayon


All comics/art/character/design/story/concept/etc © me.
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Given 2010-04-29
Multimedia, when exercised with proficiency of skill and deference towards each component, can certainly produce wildly influential results, teasing and challenging perceptions for the eye and mind. spill by =atmosblue is just such an example; please enjoy. ( Suggested by loki-lou and Featured by snowmask )
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work! :)
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AcerMaster Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice :D :P
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Sora-Girl-9 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Writer
This is amazing!
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ZephiriusJixx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
So i'm guessing you cut out of the piece of paper and then stuck the bits behind?

Whatever way you did it, very clever. And great use within the subject.
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atmosblue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I carefully cut out pieces from magazine paper and glued them on my drawing =) and thank you!
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JohnnyKurr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Oh gosh, mixed media and birds combined? Yes please. ;u; This is great.
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RedMajehEclipseD Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
you made a death look beautiful <3
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LemonZucker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student
Lovely~
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Cassielle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Brilliant, just brilliant.
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johnnybolivia Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
The picture makes more sense with the story. Especially the bold straight lines.
Great use of newspaper and magazine.but im not sure where the bird is..Is it on the ground still? Or is it at moment of impact?. not sure..great detail btw
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SagomeKitsune124 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
did yo uget a DD for this twice D:?
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No not to my knowledge D:
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SagomeKitsune124 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
huh, i've seen this before and i could have sworn it was a dd . __.
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todd18 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
OH my goodness! this iamge is sick. I LOVE IT! No wonder who got a Daily Deviation. Hell, I'd recommend this too. It's just...to amazing. I wanna cry tears so bad...that its so beautiful. Damn, that's HOT!:D
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caddman Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing art...:)
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usernamedesired Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I'm surprised this didn't get a DD earlier. Congrats :iconimhappyplz:
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xDreamx Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Amazing work!
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SheepEatWires Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
This piece is fantastic, I always loved this one.
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart: you
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MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
You made an otherwise crude and sad scene look like fine art... the use of the paper strips helps you achieve that. :clap:
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exbrainpo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
what kind of tools did you use to draw the bird?
that is really awesome :w00t:
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Just ballpoint pen and a pencil =)
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exbrainpo Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously? I love the way you shade the bird's feather :D
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TheGasMaster4381 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ouch!! I feel for that poor birdie :( I really like the technique you used in this! it looks as if that poor bird was shot and left there to die :( it was really creative to use a paper collage to create the blood splat and the splat of blood on its face is what makes it clear that the poor animal is bleeding :( and is a little gruesome :noes: I also like the colorful background you did in this piece! what did you use? it looks kind of like a paint or well done colored pencil, the way it goes from lighter to darker could represent the lighting of the area or maybe the life of the bird slowly going towards the darkness of death :( this is a highly amusing piece andI can see why it got a DD :clap: good work budd! you deserve it :D
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much for your comment n_n The background is simply crayola crayons, I think I used 3 different colors only =)
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TheGasMaster4381 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome budd!! :hug: ahh okie dokey! :la: still three colors of crayons can do a lot cause of the nice textures they can give the picture :nod:
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor birdie. ;^; You did an excellent job!

Ari chan
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That bird's ass is DEAD..... LOL
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A-Quiet-Wind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
That reminds me of the dead bird I saw at my sister's school.


Life certainly is fragile.
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renatadomagalska Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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That is really cool
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josie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Your use of multiple mediums to achieve effects is quite nice in this. Bravo for such a striking piece. <3
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I believe he's a grosbeak. [link]

^_^

Very nice, btw.
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm I remember him being a little more brown-ish... possibly the female of the grosbeak? Thanks for your input though, I've always been curious!
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SoulRaider116 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Maybe...the beak shape just said grosbeak to me. Or maybe finch.
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MeEYaoX3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
did you bury him? TT TT my birdy dided... TT TTT
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I did, in my flower garden. :(
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MeEYaoX3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
good fertilizer >:D lol jk
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well the plants grow really well in that spot now xD
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MeEYaoX3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
lol and that not depressing, nooo not at all! WHEN I DIE PRETTY THINGYS WILL POP OUT OF MY FOREHEAD
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student
oh, so sad :( it looks absolutely real though!
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pandalemur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
++ The more that I keep looking at this the more I fall in love with it.

Just wanted to say that in addition to what I already said.
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pandalemur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
This is beautiful. Great drawing and additions of the magazines and newspaper really makes it stand out even more. Love-love it.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
I found a dead cat (a little white kitten actually, probably less than a year old.) in the road as I was driving one night. It was late, and the cat had just been hit and I wanted to pick it up and move it out of the road. On my way back I did.

It was already stiff, but it was still warm.
It was a very odd experience. It felt spiritual almost.
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atmosblue Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
mhmm I picked up a dead opossum once... and buried him on my backyard. Poor thing.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner May 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
My grandma buried a dead possum one time. Then the next morning she found the hole empty.
The possum was playing possum. The next time she found a dead possum, she made sure it was dead before she buried it.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Chaerod Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so sad :(
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fascinating piece of art. :D Great use of illustration, painting, and collage.

Interesting back story too.
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magesblood Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Photographer
this is REALLY gorgeous, I love multi-media and this is one of the best 2-d pieces I've seen :)
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