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Pearls of Wisdom.... by EzekielCrowe Pearls of Wisdom.... by EzekielCrowe
Sometimes you work on a piece even though you know it is flawed because there is something about it that still has a hold upon you. This is one of those pieces, it is flawed, I find that sometimes that I get so lost in the details that proportions get skewed or the composition suffers. This piece reveals, at least to me, that I still have much to learn as an artist.

I find that when I draw I am sometimes like a necrotic surgeon cutting away at white space as though it was some cancerous infection. Whittling away sometimes a square inch at a time without stepping back and considering the overall effect. Often these pieces would end up in the trash and I would begin again until I would end at a point that it did not seem to measure up to some sort of perfectionist ideal I had in mind. Not that being a perfectionist is bad, but there were so many unfinished pieces I had shelved that I had nothing to show for my endeavors.

When I began to push through that barrier and actually finish pieces, even though flawed I at least felt a sense of accomplishment at having a finished work.

So enough meanderings about my workmanship, this piece is of a reoccurring theme of the Hermit that still roams about my subconscious in search of hidden knowledge. The full title was going to be "Often Pearls of Wisdom Come from the Most Unexpected Places." But Deviant doesn't allow for so many words nor would the border seem to be able to retain all of that phrase aesthetically. I intend to make a border specifically for this piece and also digitally color it when I find the time. It may or may not help the piece but inspite of its flaws, this was a fun work.

So I humbly submit it for your viewing, enjoy or ridicule, it is all good =)
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beekakke Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Artist
very lovely <3
EzekielCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Thank you
LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
beautiful...your work is always glorious--what flaws?
EzekielCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Ahh thanks=)

But they are there, but thanks, I am glad you like. =)
PJFriel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Flaws? I honestly don't see them. I see the gorgeously detailed drawings of a very talented artist. You continue to take my breath away and if I never regain it...well, I would die a happy woman. ;)
EzekielCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
You are a sweet and kind soul Shy, and thank you but don't die I would be very sad. P.S. I would also miss your polygons very deeply.
PJFriel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe...:glomp: And if I died, I'd miss out on further sonnets about Velosiraptors! Far, far too high a price to pay. :D
noodleorama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
very realistic
EzekielCrowe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
thank you =)
Emeraldgreen46 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Flawed but not boring.
If one bothers to look at detail...
Maybe sometimes one stares themselves blind.
That hermit thing is Your problem Dude.
You don't have to be.

OK, Screwed You up enough......
And yes, I've been drinking....
Two weeks ago I had a cancer removed.
It formed around an AK47 7,62 bullet.
They found two more bullets.
So, I'll be cut up again.
It was the size of a large orange.
I lost a kilo and my belly disappeared.

Still. Your work is unique and after You die someone will make a shit load of money from it.
Unless.... You try harder to sell it.
I did, now I design tattoos for rich people.
And I still do my own thing.
It keeps me floating very well.
Today I gave one away for free.
Just because of her enthusiasm.
All of this because I saw Your work......
I just dressed up and saw some people.
It was the hells Angels.
OK, I didn't dress up. I'm a slob.
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September 10, 2010
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