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The Compass Never Settles by marcel-mercado The Compass Never Settles by marcel-mercado
Prince of the ocean, in compass,
he placed his total devotion
Prince in motion, a god pompous
he raced to the Arctic Ocean
a prophethood nightmare revealed
he'd die there -he reeled

Sea chaotic, breeds eels monstrous
Toothy gloomy grins they reveal.
Prince myopic, dreams do cost us
They wade underneath, set to meal
true teachings they always repeat
engrave our defeat

Prince in peril, water level
Rises and pounds threatens to drown
Myths several taught a lesson
sinking sailors from their vessels
thinking false, subdue the feral
a coup imperil


Personal piece done out of frustration. 
The frustration of not knowing where my vision guides me. 
The frustration of a confused mind.
The frustration of the upheaval's of life.
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Given 2018-05-15
:iconkanji-the-wanderer:
Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Great, amazing work~! 
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:iconbishop-of-balance:
Bishop-Of-Balance Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible details and composition
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:iconcrystalthewaterwolf:
CrystalTheWaterWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  New Deviant
So cool!
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:iconsalyssong:
salyssong Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"And I say north is where I want it to be!" —Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
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:icondminhhieu:
DminhHIEU Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconpaladinpainter:
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good Cat nods 
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
nice work
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:iconcatgirldstr11:
Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work!!
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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:iconlovethefailedartist:
lovethefailedartist Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Owoowowoowowoowowo!!!!
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:iconsanekyle:
SaneKyle Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So much dynamism and movement in an otherwise still scene. Brilliant!
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:icondyalha:
Dyalha Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The water 😣omg
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:iconkida-neechan:
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the well-deserved daily deviation, dear~ :love:
Have a fabulous day~ ☆ :iconfabulousplz:
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:iconvulpescorax:
vulpescorax Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the tranquility in the picture and the fact, that the tentacles and hungry fishes are not visible at first sight.
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:iconcmarianne:
CMarianne Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconmarcel-mercado:
marcel-mercado Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you everyone for the support and kind words!
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:iconsnowboardleopard:
Snowboardleopard Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
I LOVE the water in this piece! The way it looks like tentacles is amazing. As soon as I saw the thumbnail I was drawn to this picture. 
I can also relate to that frustration but the art you create is beautiful. 
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:icongurdim:
Gurdim Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2018
beautiful and intense! i hope through your art you'll find a path
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:iconcamolie:
camolie Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...All I can say is that from your frustration you have just made a really beautiful piece of art! It is very elegant and the colours are perfect. 
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Wonderful how this looks! Great work here truly! I do hope that someday you’ll do some action/battle scenes someday! The choice is yours of course. I'm just tossing suggestions at you but hey do as you please. Do whatever you want^^ Just do your best okay?
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eViL-nErD Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh everything about this picture is just amazing! The lighting, the colors, the water caustics and water effects are just so good! :heart: :D I could definitely see this as some kind of movie poster! :lick: 
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:iconreemofabulous:
reemofabulous Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this is epic! I love the water magic!
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:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Very cool piece.
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:iconcrabnebula85:
crabnebula85 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome design skills !  What goes through your mind when making this picture ? 
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:iconmarcel-mercado:
marcel-mercado Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
My first idea was a spinning compass. The idea of having a tool to find the way, yet still being lost, had great appeal to me.
As the image developed, I added elements to reinforce the sense of confusion, danger, and despair.
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crabnebula85 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it when an artist tells the back story to their art work its cool !!!
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Auper amazing art!!

Watch!!!

Salem Kisses Annabelle 
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:icondrmistytang:
DrMistyTang Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Beautiful colors! Love the combinations.
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:icondeeehuwahine:
DeeEhuWahine Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I love your style in this and the colors you used. Good works! :) He so handsome too :) 
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:iconxerxan:
Xerxan Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cosmic
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:iconmiera42:
Miera42 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Well, I get the frustration...but I've yet to have my own lead to something this beautiful!
Hopefully, things will settle into something more peaceful for you  (:
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OrsatUrsusActos Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Great :)
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:iconhau:
hau Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL!
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FullMoonBloodbender Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
This is an absolutely beautiful artwork! The coloring is amazing! His facial expression is also so stoic. It really adds to the darkness of the work and of the poem. Well done :) 
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:iconn-trace:
n-trace Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so evocative and beautiful!
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Is Fantastic!!
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Wow nice!
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DivineChihaya Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cool!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpeej42:
Peej42 Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
He seems to be inside a cresting/rising wave? Loving the form, expression and the companion creatures. Really powerful emotive piece that is beautifully composed. 
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Lapados Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude that is fantastic! the lighting, the full use of space, the hard diagonals.. Thank you for putting this up. 
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:icongillham-san:
Gillham-san Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Well, that;s some pretty good redirection of energy right there. (>_^)
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