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Namazu by insaneKaffeine Namazu by insaneKaffeine
· Drawing created for the slashTHREE's 15th Exhibition: Paradigm Shift which explores a personal vision of Namazu, a giant catfish part of the Japanese mythology.

· Featured on Abduzeedo Wallpaper of the week #134. CLICK HERE to download your favorite resolution.

· Namazu was believed to cause earthquakes, and after the huge earthquake that struck Edo (Tokyo) in 1855, hundred of varieties of woodblock prints with this symbolic catfish appeared on the market (namazu-e).

· Namazu is a cultural symbol; usually it symbolizes disorder and it has been used in social and political cartoons as a metaphor of major changes.

· This artwork is one of the multiple projects i have in mind after study different artists from Japanese traditional art.
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:iconrextrolopitecus:
Rextrolopitecus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
i loved it so much that i downloaded for my background desktop, hope dont mind.
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sure man! hope you're desktop looks cool haha! :beer:
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JGi-desIgn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful piece!!! just amazing!! :O
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a bunch!
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Sofery Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sorry, i don't speek spanish...but this is AMAZING!!!!!!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank u!
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:iconmo-hashim:
Mo-Hashim Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Bravo! amazing piece!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very appreciated!
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:iconhelbetico:
Helbetico Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
increible carnal, te luciste ! ! felicidades :D
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
muchas gracias my frien'! abrazo!
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:iconabstrasctik:
abstrasctik Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow diego el pez en el centro es una locura.
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha que bueno que te guste man!
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:iconjaviergpacheco:
javierGpacheco Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Esta va de fondo de pantalla de mi ordena ya mismo!
me encanta!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
me honra usted Mr.GPacheco!
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:iconverkt-o:
verkt-o Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
tiene lo suyo eh , apesar de que el mas reciente me enamoro...
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
grax por tus comments man, se aprecian,
como te va todo=?
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
esta me encantó
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
This is insane!! lol i have to feature you!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks bud!
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artisticpsycho87 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
no prob
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:iconk3-studio:
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work was featured on Digital Abstract ARTs in January, 2011.
Your works are wonderful! Thanks for the great art!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature man!
glad you liked the artwork!
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:iconk3-studio:
k3-studio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome and thanks! :)
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KaveriGeewhiz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a beautiful interpretation.
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmamba26:
Mamba26 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me encanta Diego este tipo de trabajos que A MI NO ME SALEN XD me encantan asi que este no es menos ^^
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha gracias Mamba...pero recuerda, no te salen hasta que no los intentas!
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Mamba26 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:icontheotherstream:
theotherstream Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it man, excellent!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot Richard! thanks for your support man.
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darlynmeyer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
que hijoe... esta genial *w*
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M232M Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Me encanta lo intrincado del detalle, como es de esperarse, mi ordenador ya ha estrenado nuevo wallpaper. Buena forma de empezar el año!!
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insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
gracias Marta!
ten cuidao que eso luego hace daño a los ojos!
esto no es como empieza sino como acaba o eso dicen...vamo a ver que nos trae el año!
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jOrtega Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Digital Artist
This is Great! :manhug:
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
graciaaaaas loco, que hay de tu vida? feliz 2014!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work mate, so smooth and nicely detailed with very appealing colors and contrast. One of the best abstracts I've seen!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Erik, means a lot my friend!
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:iconiamsansan:
iamsansan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
grear work my friend, you never fail to impress.
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey sander happy new year man.
thanks for your words dude...i would like to have that skills on other things too :ninja:
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stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Damn Diego, this piece is really great! I love the details in this!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you stphn! glad you liked it bro
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:iconstphnwlkr:
stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Loved it!
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:iconstrivera:
strivera Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice typography :)
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DanielPriego Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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digimental Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
this one is insane!!!!
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, amazing work you too!
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Uribaani Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice, too bad it doesn't fit 24"inch monitor.
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, but you have the 24" resolution wallpaper on the link i provided on the description :)
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cigarro-DA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
quite something. love the whole thing
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:iconinsanekaffeine:
insaneKaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
obrigado man!
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