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Elephant Story by darwink Elephant Story by darwink
A newer piece inspired by one of my favorite animals. 14"x17" ink drawing. Drawn with Sakura's Pigma Micron pens, as with most of my ink drawings.

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djtoot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work man, love the shapes and patterns in there. 
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UnknownPrsn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
omfg !
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive drawing, I really like all the details and the precision of your lines :clap:
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Voxeldude Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
impeccable lines, awesome detail!
inspiring :j
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carlyanderson Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THIS is what I hope to be able to do a piece similar of some day... Soon hopefully haha
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dwebber51 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
VERY nice work!!!
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aquiresville Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
An intense journey, for the viewer, and, I imagine, for the artist, as well. Just... wonderful. I'm going to have to give this repeated viewings, to begin to digest. Bravo, Matthew, Bravo. Cheers, Roger
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ICONcreations Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist
great !
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Envita Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is insane!!
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ICONcreations Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist
woaw ! great !
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DOK-FITZ Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop:!
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FlyinEye Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFGHellicopter!!!1! That's what I would like my abstracts to be like
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
amazingly done! beautiful linework, sometimes colour just detracts from the focus:-)
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darwink Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional
Thank you very much!
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ElCapinho Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
how long did it take you to become that good?
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional
Thank you, and I'm flattered that you think I'm 'that good'; but, I would probably never admit to being so. I have been drawing on and off for the majority of my life. I honestly believe that most people can do what I do or better, given the time, patience, and of course - inspiration! :)
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HiddenNote Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
INSANE!
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional
:crazy:
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Sarajjevo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
u r so talented
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional
Thank you very much!! :)
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Martin-Jimboy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is very cool, I like how you placed the lines.
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional
Thanks! Glad you like it! :)
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XArt-faceX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome..! :D
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional
Thanks! :D
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TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
genial¡¡¡
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional
Gracias! :)
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animedreamer4life Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Amazing! How long did this take you?!
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks! It's hard to say. I worked on it periodically over the course of a year. :)
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animedreamer4life Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Ahh I see ^^
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kudlatus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
crazy shit!!! This is what I call horror vacui
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot! :D
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TheEELeater Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I am so impressed by this, you have no idea. The patience it must have taken you alone is enough to make my jaw drop. The result is amazing, obviously.
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional
Thanks so much! Yes, it took quite some time. :D
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waste-and-tragedy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Stunning...mesmerizing...just plain awesome.
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darwink Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional
many thanks! :)
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waste-and-tragedy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
my pleasure
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FreshArt101 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a trip great job!
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darwink Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot :D
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Skyweb Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Whoa!
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darwink Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional
:beer:
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Dead-Genre-Revival Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I love this kind of art. Reminds me of a drawing my friend did of that Santana album cover.

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darwink Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional
Glad you like it! :beer:
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curseddeath-shanira Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
the details are totally awesome!! especially how clean the inking is! great work.
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darwink Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional
Thanks a lot!! :)
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Syrrhaal Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist
This is amazing with all the details you added!
May I ask how long it took for you to finish the whole image? )

I never would have such patience for such tiny details myself :D
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darwink Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional
Thank you! I worked on it -bit by bit- over the course of a year. I'm not quite sure how I had the patience either. :D
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Syrrhaal Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist
This is amazing with all the details you added!
May I ask how long it took for you to finish the whole image? )

I never would have such patience for such tiny details myself :D
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think this is really cool, all the detail, the fact that you did it freestyle... all that stuff, but I can't figure out where the elephant fits in? I don't see one in there? Am I missing something?
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darwink Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional
I could point them out, but that would be cheating... :)
Elephants are the inspiration to the piece, however, it is an abstract drawing so you probably won't find an actual elephant as you might perceive it in reality. Keep an eye out for tubular things (trunks) and pointy things (tusks). That's all the help I can give you... :D
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
okay, i was kinda on the right track then...my spouse and i stared at this for nearly an hour- and we gave up and decided i'd write- my best conclusion was that i could see trunks here and there and tusk looking designs... i was looking i guess full body- and i shouldn't have been ;)
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