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T-Shirt (DIY) - Bird and Faust quote by formerselves T-Shirt (DIY) - Bird and Faust quote :iconformerselves:formerselves 4 9 Nucleosynthesis (or not) by formerselves Nucleosynthesis (or not) :iconformerselves:formerselves 6 6 A Higher Sphere by formerselves A Higher Sphere :iconformerselves:formerselves 16 7 an abyss with a serpent soul by formerselves an abyss with a serpent soul :iconformerselves:formerselves 9 4 tearing off layers of reality by formerselves tearing off layers of reality :iconformerselves:formerselves 55 22 Serpentine Radiance by formerselves Serpentine Radiance :iconformerselves:formerselves 14 10 Self-Reflection by formerselves Self-Reflection :iconformerselves:formerselves 14 4 Vortices by formerselves Vortices :iconformerselves:formerselves 4 8 Betrayal by formerselves Betrayal :iconformerselves:formerselves 8 2 Burning God, Burning World, Burning Self by formerselves Burning God, Burning World, Burning Self :iconformerselves:formerselves 6 5 Circular by formerselves Circular :iconformerselves:formerselves 12 7 Pigeon's Feet by formerselves Pigeon's Feet :iconformerselves:formerselves 2 4 gazing into the seeing eye of the void by formerselves gazing into the seeing eye of the void :iconformerselves:formerselves 8 11 Torn Asunder by formerselves Torn Asunder :iconformerselves:formerselves 9 4 Conceptio Maculata by formerselves Conceptio Maculata :iconformerselves:formerselves 16 15 Handpainted/printed longsleeve - From My Dreams by formerselves Handpainted/printed longsleeve - From My Dreams :iconformerselves:formerselves 5 17

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Germany
I do pencil drawings and (a recently acquired hobby) hand-paint on clothes.
Comment or note me if you have a question or just feel like having some meaningful conversation.
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T-Shirt (DIY) - Bird and Faust quote
I did these on a t-shirt. The bird (on the front) is screen-printed with shading and details done by hand. The lettering and skull on the back are entirely hand-painted.
The quote is from Goethe's Faust:
"Ich bin der Geist, der stets verneint!
Und das mit Recht, denn alles, was entsteht,
Ist wert, dass es zugrunde geht"
Translation (taken from www.poetryintranslation.com/PI… ):
"I am the spirit, ever, that denies!
And rightly so: since everything created,
In turn deserves to be annihilated"

I have been playing around with lettering quite a bit since I last did one of these, making it a lot more free-style than the fonts I have used before.
Let me know what you think.
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Nucleosynthesis (or not)
Colored pencils, India ink, pastel chalks, opaque white.
This one took... long. I've been working on other things in between, but still.
Please do tell me your thoughts, interpretations, associations. I always love to read them.
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A Higher Sphere
Colored pencils, graphite pencils (HB, 8B, 9B), Derwent blender pencil, a little bit of fineliner.

As always, I am curious to read any thoughts/interpretations or just associations anyone has to this. :)
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I finally got a printing screen! :D Just a borrowed one for now, but I am really excited to try it. This might be opening a whole new bunch of possibilities.
Will try it on the weekend with a test motif to see how it works out.

If anyone is interested in a commission, send me a note. :)

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:icondoctorchevlong:
DoctorChevlong Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guten tag :D ! I'm here thanks to :iconjoerb: , and I really like some of your surreal works :) ! Personnally I'm more into the figurative representations of mythologic figures from all around the world :)
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formerselves Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
Bon jour to you as well! :) You have some really nice work in your gallery.
I do consider myself a mostly figurative artist, even though I incorporate some more abstract elements and generally work in a surreal/symbolic style. My inspiration is more from my own subconscious contents than from actual mythological traditions, as this approach allows me more "artistic freedom", but I also subscribe to the Jungian notion of these two basically coming from the same source.
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DoctorChevlong Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch by the way :D ! Some mythological figures don't have any canon representation, so I sometimes have to mostly rely on imagination as well, like for Mot, the semitic god of death and drought :)
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formerselves Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. :) And true enough, good point!
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Feuerwicht Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank fürs "watchen" auch wenn das auf Deutsch immer sehr seltsam klingt^^
Sehr schöne Werke die du da hast :)
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formerselves Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Traditional Artist
Stimmt, klingt komisch, trotzdem gern geschehen. :)

Danke sehr!
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Feuerwicht Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Ebenfalls gerne geschehen :)
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cloistering Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
:fusionrock::fusionrock: :heart: Thank you for the :+fav: on The Image Speaks
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formerselves Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018   Traditional Artist
No problem, you're very welcome! :)
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