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Moon and Sun

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By Papierpilot   |   
Published: April 3, 2012
© 2012 - 2020 Papierpilot
Since the Moon is the strongest symbol for romantic longing and as a character a lifelong fascination of mine, I thought I come up with something like this. I took a lot of planning on it, especially how moon's face is carved out of the rocks.
It's the old tragedy, beeing nothing without your counterpart but never beeing able to really reach him or her. I hope it looks a little bit lonely ...

Step by step:

Since the DD it became impossible to answer to all of the comments. Be sure that I'm still happy about each of them! I'll try to get to them from time to time ...
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1600x1200px 1.72 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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vanndraHobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
Wlarsen's avatar
Great... great! Thank you
Groomsman's avatar
I love this picture. Is it okay if I draw it in a different way for art class?
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lulu-kittenHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! has anyone gotten this as a tattoo yet? I'd love to see how it would turn out. Have spent all night looking up moon tattoos :D
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RalucaDanielaHobbyist Filmographer
Hey, I am a young writer and I want to use this picture for the cover of my future book. Please, your drawing is perfect for my book. It represent the book. Can I have your permission to use it? Please. Please. 
NoSpankYou's avatar
I would LOVE to have this on canvas! It's absolutely beautiful!
CrackedHopehead's avatar
epic. The idea. The details. the lights. beautiful.
chistiandda's avatar
fantastic work!Clap Clap Clap 
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NobleValerianProfessional Digital Artist
Shared this on my blog today  :)

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EatenRibs General Artist
this should be avaible as print!
jaknife79's avatar
You definitely nailed that depth you wanted to show in his expression.  He looks like he's faced generations of sorrow and loss and tragedy and all those other things the moon has seen too much of.
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I love this.SpongeBob (Spread the love) [V1] I'd love to use it in our nonprofit magazine...
Valhallia's avatar
This piece is utterly exquisite!  The concept, the detail, and the emotion - it takes my breath away! :worship:
I don't suppose that there's any chance that you will make this available as a print is there.  I would love to gift a print of this to my niece, I know she would just adore it as much as I do :)
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the hole concept, in cluding the lightning, the details and the blur-effect, is really awesome!
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MiaErrianIrielynnProfessional Traditional Artist
fantastic work! Thumbs Up Clap  I love both sides of Moon - one is like a real and the second is just like from some fairytale! Heart 
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BloodMoonEquinoxStudent General Artist
This is a beautiful illustration! :love: Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :)
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AlonsoAlatristeHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome moon face!!
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SpiqenHobbyist General Artist
It got a bit of a humoristic touch to it. The small sun and moon staring at each other with similar expression. I love it! Lonely with humor, so many details one could stare at it for a very long time! ^^
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All your work is like a ''poem'' ... Good work ! How Can You See the Sun and the Moon at the Same Time? Phenomenon spectacular moon together with the sun in the sky in your work. Thanks again ang good luck in future!
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