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Layers of a Dream 2 v2 by simoneines Layers of a Dream 2 v2 by simoneines
Version 2; I finally dared to touch this one again. The first version of it is also still here on dA, but it had always felt unfinished. Compared to the other three, #2 is more organic and wild, less structured.

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
-- Ana´s Nin, French-Cuban author (1903-1977)

Originally inspired by Munich artist Siegbert Sans and de Chirico's Disquieting Muses and the pitture metafisica, the Layers of a Dream series of four DIN A3 drawings -- or illustrations -- turned into an exploration of textures, shades, and ornaments, inviting the viewer to discover their very own path leading through the many layers of the Dream.

The sketches for each of the drawings were based on simple principles: multiple layers, leaving enough room for dense textures; Siegbert Sans' pyramids and additional diagonals to section the canvas; and four (#1), two (#2), three (#3), and one (#4) Muses as reference points, but also to ponder which of the paths they might be choosing for themselves. Lost in reminiscence and overwhelmed by the plurality of dream worlds waiting to be discovered, the Muses attempt to step out of the inner world, framed by the uneven circle in each of the drawings. Surreal and abstract, the dense textures are what I imagine could 'fill up' the empty space left by de Chirico in his metaphysical paintings.

The quote by author Ana´s Nin seems suitable to summarize the intent of unfolding a dream, as dreams and reality interfere with each other, but not in ways that can be explained with words or actions. It is an ongoing process, like waves swashing the shore, leaving flotsam behind, but erasing possible traces of footsteps at the same time.

Each of the drawings was drawn using the following tools: Stabilo ball pens, Sharpie pen, Edding marker, Papermate pen, biros, and Chartpak markers (Light Yellow, Azure). The sketches for each drawing took only approximately 1-2 hours, the drawings themselves 30-35 hours each.
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MasterAtoro Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
good!!
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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neverxhale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...very powerful...Well done
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) And also, thank you for the :+devwatch:!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional
very nice work
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I also really like your style.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional
thank you
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
quite remarkable, i really like it! :)
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :) All the feedback is very encouraging.
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Maya-Rudsen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's so freaking amazing! I love it! *.*
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Maya-Rudsen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! ^^
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ningenshinri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic detail in this! I love the flow of the composition. It has elements in both the pattern and color that remind me alternately of Mucha and Amano. Definitely dreamlike!
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simoneines Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
I admire both of them for their style; just like DalÝ, Picasso, M.C. Escher, de Chirico, Picabia, Gris, Modigliani, Braque, Feininger, Ernst, Twombly, Delaunay, and Kandinsky... Ok, that's quite a lot...
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ningenshinri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A lot, but there's so much to admire!!!
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