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::Dirt::

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So I was listening to "Digging in the Dirt" by Peter Gabriel and scribbling all over a page of my sister's artpad when all of a sudden I draw this thing!

Yeah, I said I was gonna do some more things kinda related to what I had going with my earlier deviation which I titled "Hey, What's this?" and well, here it is (you can even see an object very similar to the one in that deviation), but unlike that deviation I kept this one monochrome.

I was thinking of what to call it and thought of what it reminded me of- I thought of

(a) Roots spreading through a rocky soil... With skulls buried in it.
(b) Some kind of nervous system.
(c) H.P. Lovecraft, or something he might describe in his work.
(d) A river system seen from above.
(e) Some kind of disease or cancer, like boils or odd growths or something.
(f) The art made for the song that inspired it that appears in the lyrics booklet of the album it came on.

I went with (a) and named it "Dirt", though (e) might have done as well, I mean, it kind of has this diseased look that you can practically smell the pus off of.


You can go with whatever interpretation you like, though, but what is indisputable is that this is possibly the closest I have ever gotten to real "artiness". Or at least that's what I think.

I also don't know whether this can be classified as Surreal or Abstract. I think it's the former because of the eyes and skulls and the whole feel of the work

Drawing is mine, made with pencil.

and "digging in the dirt" was originally sung by Peter Gabriel.


*sings*
Something in me,
Dark and sticky,
All this time, it's getting strong.
The way you're dealing,
with this feeling,
can't go on, life is too long.
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jankisminimusHobbyist General Artist
It's an amalgamation of all. Peter Gabriel is stating the dark inside, the disease with no cure. Mankind is a disease. Evil, ever consuming, ever spreading, careless that it chokes itself. Striving for more it assimilates any all that can to deny it's inevitable truth. We are monsters to the core. If not for god's supposed gift, water, that flows as blood in our veins. Adam, as we should, would remain "dirt". From the dust we came, so shall we return. Love the drawing. Love Peter Gabriel.
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
hey, thanks for taking the time out to write that out

that is quite literally the best comment I've ever gotten on a picture ever
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*stares* .... wow ... *is stunned* that's amazeing :jawdrop:
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
ahaha, thanks for the comment
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That looks pretty good!
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. be sure to check out more lol
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Great work!! :love:
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the comment, friend.
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Np!! It's so amazing!! I love your drawing very so much!! :love:
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godzgirl316Student Traditional Artist
Wow that is awesome! I love how dark it looks!
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
so, do you think it goes with the song that inspired it?
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godzgirl316Student Traditional Artist
from what you put about the song it seems to fit yes.
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
okay, but you might want to listen to the song and tell me then, okay?
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godzgirl316Student Traditional Artist
ok I guess thats what youtube's for. I'll listen.
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godzgirl316Student Traditional Artist
Ok well I'm not an expert that's for sure. But I say this fits pretty well. I like the song, and I see how it inspired it. I can't really explain what I mean, and its late for me. haha But I like it. I think it fits pretty well
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joeythmHobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible this is, really
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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joeythmHobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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DOK-FITZHobbyist General Artist
Great details!
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SockWizardStudent Digital Artist
This is pretty hardcore, yo.
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
HOORAY
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HOLY SHIT!!
U RAAK!!
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HedgehodgeMonsterHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks XD
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