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Ink wash and pen on illlustration board (20 X 30 inches)

The struggle to fly is often in vain, but we try nonetheless.

Detail of the head [link]
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:iconivi-green:
Ivi-Green Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow! How did you made this?
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
threw a bunch of diluted ink on some illustration board. Then based on the random patterns formed, I used a pen to draw in detail
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:iconhazastrong:
hazastrong Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
ADSSDFDFHDHJJSYTTDJHJGSHDFGH GENIAL BRODER.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks !
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:iconszigeti:
Szigeti Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ha, superb!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks much! fun one to do....
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:iconeroger4:
eroger4 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
cool, nice to know I have style;)
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:iconaranuman8160:
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
If that is a fly, then I am a man!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hey wait, you are a man?
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:iconaranuman8160:
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
If I am a man, then I am a ruler.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
supreme ruler of the universe!
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:iconaranuman8160:
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
If I am a ruler, then...

hmmm... out of idea's :/
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gmdawid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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:iconmeanderingbeing:
MeanderingBeing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could spend hours staring at the detail on this. I love it!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks a bunch, I appreciate it!
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:iconmeanderingbeing:
MeanderingBeing Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome!
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AnaMariaMaxim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Grrrrrrreat :clap:
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:iconsteevdragon:
SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
DAMN! very intricate! I love it!
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:iconmoontool:
Moontool Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Truly inspiring and awesome!
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:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is perfect I love it!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I hope the judge in the show I just put it in likes it as much!
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:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well he's crazy if he doesn't!!
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:iconshasaam:
Shasaam Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Writer
this reminded me of the old movie the fly ..
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AH yes, an interesting movie...
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:iconshasaam:
Shasaam Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008   Writer
oh yeah
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:iconlabornthyn:
labornthyn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Glorious sense of degeneration. Those wings!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, yeah, the wings worked out well...
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:iconkomamokoma:
komamokoma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
wow this is amazing, just amazing.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much, it was fun to do also!
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so unbelievably f-ing GREAT that my brains are spewing out of my eyes and ears!

When you do this caliber of work, you are absolutely in a category all your own!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, I truly appreciate that comment coming from you!
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey man - This piece you did last October, 'AMBITION' is a great inspiration for me. I see SO much in it. Like someone said; "forms within forms, masterpieces within masterworks" I see so much potential in the forms and formations within this drawing. I have made a copy for myself because it will help me visualize my own new forms. I'm about to undertake a similar project. I won't plagiarize you, (as though I could) but I will draw energy from what you accomplished in this piece. Thank you for that!

It's a super f-ing excellent piece! Outstanding ... and I hope I will see more of your work like this in the future!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, it is interesting to see what different people like. I will be doing some more of this stuff for sure, as this technique and ideas involved were quite rewarding. I would be very interested to see where you go with your project. Please let me know how it goes if you would.
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Hello-Dali Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Wow Joe...such impressive, elaborate details. I'm in awe...love it.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
cool, I like having people in awe of me!
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Hello-Dali Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
hahaha....and i am! :worship:
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
This is a severly impressive piece and it must have taken truckloads of hours to complete. Fantastic details and vivid imagination. But how do you expect to protect your work when you allow downloads? I didn't notice it at first, but your merging of the many pieces is not flawless, which is a bit disappointing to a perfectionist. But you don't notice it that easily unless you know about it.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, you are right, I didn't quite merge that perfectly. That bugs me too, and one day I will fix that. I get a better image from my scanner than from my camera right now, so I have been going that way. The downloads are another issue. I am not big on worrying about whether people download the pictures or not, because I like sharing my art, but I have been rethinking that a bit, and my recent submissions are not downloadable. I will probably go back and change that on many of the pictures I have up.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I think that would be best, especially if you hope to sell any prints. Who would want to pay for one here at dA if they can download it and have it made at the local printer/developer for a fraction of the price. dA's print service is way too expensive imho though.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
So right you are. Thanks for the advise!
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michelesato Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
The brute eyes gets metamorphosis and almost fly to such delicated wings...

Nice surreal transformation between "beauty and beast" and among such talent....

well done!
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I really enjoyed doing this picture, and I got to throw in some bug stuff. I am doing a companion piece to it right now. This is a very fun style and allows for lots of freedom.
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michelesato Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
It is lovely
I am ecologist and I live in the Brazilian Amazon!

your art is wonderful and there is a deep meaning to me. Especially because I am philosopher and crazy by art...

kisses
:hug:
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Tr4pito Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Student Artist
I like the way you did it :D

greetings:):)
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,
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:icontr4pito:
Tr4pito Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Student Artist
You're welcome.
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electricdawn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is very cute...fantastic eyes!! :D
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blackonwhite Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
:worship:
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