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Neurodegeneration - Tangle by SalHunter Neurodegeneration - Tangle by SalHunter
Yep ... another old one .... and yep you have seen it before ... I deleted it in a senior moment :shrug: ... watercolour and ink ... about A3 size.

From middle age we all accumulate tangled neurons in the hippocampus, the bit of the brain that appears to deal with the organisation of memory ... perhaps that is why, as we age, senior moments become more common.
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dholms Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why would you ever delete this???
it's beautiful man.
so very organic.
what did you do? apply the watercolor then follow the spontaneity with your brushwork?
very cool man.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks! :D (I deleted it in a kind of spasm and then re-uploaded a few months later)

I work as a scientist in dementia research and I often look at brain tissue under a microscope ... this just grew out of my thoughts around a protein called tau which forms tangled filaments inside neurons and this process is connected with both ageing and dementia ...

I had a vague idea when I started about how I wanted the tangle to look and tried to capture that with a series of very loose washes (yellew ochre, burnt sienna, ultramarine and Paynes grey ... both as individual layers for optical mixing and as washes of mixed colours so they could do their thang). Then I kept building with increasing density of pigments ... then I spent about two years with a Rotring pen doing dots ... and then I added subtle bright washes carefully on the top using Lemon yellow, ultramarine and both colours mixed in a weird greenish wash to bring things forward and take things back ... tada!

I wish I had more time for this kind of thing ...
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this one and the other one
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Many thanks my friend :hug:
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Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconrainbowwaveplz1::iconrainbowwaveplz2::iconrainbowwaveplz3: I`ve featured this in my latest journal [link]
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Thank you so much for all your support, it is very much appreciated my friend! :hug:
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Kaelycea Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful... reminds me of tree roots.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thank you ... yes it does have that quality to it as well! :-)
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Absolutely brilliant :jawdrop:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Thank you very much Thelma! :hug:
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strohat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
you got style, can't deny it!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
:-) Thanks!
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KristianS Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
I remember this one... Still love it :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
:hug: Thank you :-)
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KristianS Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love the formation and style. Nice tones and fine structure. Elegant creation.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Thanks so much Rakesh, I really appreciate your insightful comments!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
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crazy-david Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Gee, Sally- are you old, too? I thought you were in your 20's. If I survive just over 2 more years, my body will be sixty!
The only way around old age is to die young.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Hehehe ... Aren't you sweet ... I have kids in their 20s :-)
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crazy-david Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
: ) My wife is a grandma- just about twice! You have retained your youth it seems from here. Congratulations, Sally!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Hehehe ... though some people rather wish I would just grow up ... at least that's what they keep telling me!
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crazy-david Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
We know better than to grow up after all this time! : )
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Too True! :D
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you just hate those senior moments.. :giggle: :love:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Hehehe ... :nod: ... I just have to laugh at myself! :hug:
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