The Elliphant
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I did this illustration for an electronic artist (called Elliphant, but not the famous one!)

The brief went something like: "an elephant, but zany, and with galaxies!" Haha, I was totally there. Always down for a surreal elephant. I classed it as digital because of the textures/colours, but it's essentially just an ink drawing. I always liked the weird notions of giant animals in space, like in the Discworld book series. So I was inspired by that as well as Dali's surreal long-legged elephants. I tried to give it a sense of spiritual or cosmic importance through it being so huge and in the centre of this galaxy, with everything spiralling in sync with its form.

Anyway, hope you like it!

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Image size
4961x7016px 4.53 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
EPSON
Model
Artisan 835
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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PsychedelicHeadbangr's avatar
This is simply amazing, keep it up!
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Simanion's avatar
Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
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emmiirei|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this! ♥️
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bounce:
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JackieCrossley|Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous work!
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JackieCrossley|Hobbyist Photographer
I should also add, I think this would also make a great tattoo.  (Don't worry, I wouldn't just copy it for that, I would speak to you first).
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NagChampaKabra's avatar
nice. elements of simplicity combined in elaborateness. You have nice use of bold lines  next to the tiny faint ones. it's very pleasing to the eye
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used to do so many drawings like this. Might get back to it soon :)
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joannamalecka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love all ur drawings!! Clap 
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Very kind of you.
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gaia2013|Professional General Artist
Very good work, bravo :)
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DaiSaka|Professional General Artist
what an enigmatic looking elephant.. i love it.. the tail spiraling around the legs is my favorite part, but the details are also really amazing. Very awesome job! Clap 
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Sadako-xD|Student Digital Artist
Awesome drawing style! Keep up the good work! :)
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BastardPrince's avatar
awesome lineart :>
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Michalius89's avatar
Very nice ,love it Clap Clap Clap 
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Itebu86|Student Traditional Artist
Unbelievable .... :O it's amazing, I like it .. :)
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Hippopottermiss|Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent!
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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NuniKate's avatar
I have this tattoo ))
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Nice :D Could you please share a photo?? I'd love to see how it turned out!
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Olorinola's avatar
great. i'm impressed!
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Simanion|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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