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The Gunner's Dream by SeanDietrich The Gunner's Dream by SeanDietrich
LARGE SCALE SERIES

Painting dimensions: 3' x 4'

PART 2 OF THE PINK FLOYD 'THE FINAL CUT' SERIES...

I'm working on some larger paintings based off of the Pink Floyd album 'The Final Cut'...this one is based off of the song 'The Gunner's Dream'...the series will be 5 paintings, 5 songs. Enjoy!

floating down through the clouds
memories come rushing up to meet me now
in the space between the heavens
and in the corner of some foreign field
i had a dream
i had a dream
goodbye max
goodbye ma
after the service when you're walking slowly to the car
and the silver in her hair shines in the cold november air
you hear the tolling bell
and touch the silk in your lapel
and as the tear drops rise to meet the comfort of the band
you take her frail hand
and hold on to the dream
a place to stay
enough to eat
somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
where you can speak out loud
about your doubts and fears
and what's more no-one ever disappears
you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door
you can relax on both sides of the tracks
and maniacs don't blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
and everyone has recourse to the law
and no-one kills the children anymore
and no-one kills the children anymore
night after night
going round and round my brain
his dream is driving me insane
in the corner of some foreign field
the gunner sleeps tonight
what's done is done
we cannot just write off his final scene
take heed of the dream
take heed
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-05-09
Sheer brilliance of execution and choice of medium, elements, and arrangement, makes The Gunner's Dream by `schmaltz a powerful departure from similar themes, from the intently compelling nature of the girl's lips, to the bird-like clouds in the sky, and the hammers in the distance seeming to bear weight on the immediately notable heart, anchoring the arrangement as a whole. Please enjoy more fabulous illustrations from this artist's gallery. ( Suggested by scrapsaurus and Featured by snowmask )
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BiancaMakesArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Best concept album.....E. F. Waters RIP
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shadow-and-cynder Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
possibly my fav song from the album
the others (cant choose) being the final cut:P and two suns in the sunset
great artwork btw
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
One of the greatest ever written!
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shadow-and-cynder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
definitely
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SomeonesBlues Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student
STUNNING.
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Piddies0709 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
ooo... creepy.
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yuugatachan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
This is simply amazing!! It fits perfectly to the song, especially the colors used. With the effect of the heart, the girl, and the airplane, they're simply a lot of feeling in this work--I just love it!

I'm definitely going to check out the rest of your gallery, especially if you have more "Final Cut" songs, it's my favorite Pink Floyd album after the Wall.

also, congrats on the Daily Deviation, you earn it--I was actually going to go and suggest it, lol
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weareminion Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
:hug:

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have been featured here: in our feature about dreams
[link]

I hope you enjoy the feature as we put a lot of time into the concept and finding the proper artists to support and promote.

~Until then
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! :wave:
I have featured this piece in a News Article: Pink Floyd Art
Please check it out if you want to see more Floyd-related artwork, and +fave the article if you like it.
Have a nice day. :blowkiss:
Julia.-
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for the feature!!!!!!!!!!!
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a-blackbird Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Wonderful. Beautiful work.
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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XavierFeildern Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I love Pink Floyd. I've yet to listen to this particular album, but having just heard this song, I can say the image goes really well with it. Interesting interpretation.
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :aww:
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Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh my.. what a shocking image... so beautifully sad
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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ForceOfReason Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
this is amazing.
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the kind words :)
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crisspanda Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
This is really amazing :O Love her hair
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love drawing hair..lol. :)
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alxolex Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
So disturbing, yet so beautiful and moving. Great work !
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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shrugg Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Wow.....this is awesome,great work,the colours work real well.x
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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virgaflame Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
The color choices and attention to detail conspire to make this one of the most disturbing images I've seen in a long, long time. Outstanding work!
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate the feedback, glad you like it!
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Datasmurf Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
This is really something! I really like it!
I love the lil' girl and her teddy! :D
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, the teddy came out cool, my fav part!
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Datasmurf Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Understandable.
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ladybluewings01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
this is just so georgeous and so heartwrenching. I love it.
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words :)
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ladybluewings01 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
yw
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Dukesketches Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
nice
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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Dukesketches Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
:D
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closerInternal Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
This is really good. The Final Cut is my favorite Pink Floyd album. Roger Waters is a genius.
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I re-listened to the album after many many years and was like 'oh, shit...these are some of the most powerful lyrics that he's ever written'!
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closerInternal Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I listened to it a lot in high school and recently listened through it again. I did a couple drawings based on a couple songs. Nothing as complex as what you've done. I've been meaning to revisit The Final Cut with some more drawings. There are a myriad sentiments that I would love to visualize.
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BibonChan Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
i love this!!!:D its so cool >_<
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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STLUKA Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
very fascinating :kiss:
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank ya! :P
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BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really powerful and interesting piece, I really like the colors and the atmosphere here!
Wonderful work!
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like!
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Jareth-AladdinSane Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
does anybody like the final cut album? lol the painting is FAR better than that trash
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Not many people do, no...but the lyrics are some of the best that were written by that band
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bleedangel Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh God...wow!
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SeanDietrich Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh God...thanks!
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bleedangel Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student General Artist
he he he you're welcome!
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murky-otaku Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
nice it's cute
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