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50 x 70cm watercolor born out of desire to see what pixels from a 90's video game could have been in the eyes of mind, the game in question being Lucasart's Afterlife from 1996, a SimCity-esque concept taken to its eschatological lenght - that of a demiurge in place of a mayor, with astral plane to serve as a building site.
Structures present within this game can be seen HERE, alongside thorough descriptions accompanying each of them.

Artwork itself wasn't free from setbacks, as even a full set of interesting, reimagined structures means nothing as far as a sum of elements is meant to be a final result. Needless to say, this painting isn't the first attempt in a row. Failed concepts can still be used as a direction check, however - and they help keep subsequent artwork free from dirt and damage when put on top of them!

You can find me on: 

-Facebook:  www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…
-Tumblr:  maciulek.tumblr.com/
-Pinterest:  pl.pinterest.com/Maciulek/
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Holy Trinity church interior
An interior of evangelical Holy Trinity church in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Central Poland. Watercolor on 42 x 56cm paper, based on a self-made photo.

This picture doesn't fully evoke the likeness of the very interior that I photographed - but it was meant to try and envision the former colour scheme before it was altered by now-past tenants of this temple. Originally the first brick temple in this town, it had been abandoned as evangelical parish, decimated by second World War, sought refuge in a larger lutheran church that was originally built to accomodate a much greater number of people than the old church. Since then the building of Holy Trinity church had been leased to a catholic parish that dissolved later on, but not before decorating columns and wall with copious amount of brown paint in a manner that did little to improve its current state. Nowadays the temple remains in the hands of evangelical parish, but no longer fulfills its original function.

You can find me on: 

-Facebook:  www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…
-Tumblr:  maciulek.tumblr.com/
-Pinterest:  pl.pinterest.com/Maciulek/
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Cenotaph for Newton
50x70cm watercolor paper, inkwell pen and watercolor
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A hypothetical memorial monument designed by Étienne-Louis Boullée. In the context of this submission, aforementioned marvel of conceptual neoclassical architecture had been put in the center of Warsaw, as per theme of an exhibition that this work couldn't have been a part of due to deadline issues. As exhibition was meant to encompass strictly hypothetical placements of world-class architecture within Warsaw's city limits, it felt like a fitting direction for me to include structures that were never built, their influence more inspirational than material and spatial. Zone of choice wasn't an afterthought either - with Boullée's Cenotaph for Newton standing as new dimension of rational thought and extended antiquity, I did recall how Palaces of Science built throughout the Eastern Bloc aimed for a similar vibe, even if meant for a different set of goals.

You can find me on: 

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Awakened dreamscape altered set
All three images of the set, altered in relation to original impression. Journal entry on the subject: HERE

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I am aware that my expedient graphic interpretation of images born out of a peculiar sleeping disorder wasn't fully faithful to my memory of them - after all, those phantasms were devoid of the kind of colour impression that regular dreams and nightmares possess. To that end, I've created an edited set of aforementioned images, - the ones that I saw independently from what my eyes had seen while I was circling my apartament, trying to wake the part of the brain that kept conjuring up such ghastly things.

You can find me on: 

-Facebook:  www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…
-Tumblr:  maciulek.tumblr.com/
-Pinterest:  pl.pinterest.com/Maciulek/
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  • Listening to: [..............................]
  • Reading: [..............................]
  • Watching: [..............................]
  • Playing: In rotation: LotRO, WoW trial, LotRO, Wow tr...
  • Eating: [..............................]
  • Drinking: [..............................]
Every consecutive artwork that I have uploaded over the years into my online galleries, had been born out of inspirations and themes not a day older than my artistic education, the sole point of which was to allow me to pass entrance exam for the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw's IT. 

The set of three paintings that I have just submitted (namely, piece no.1, piece no.2, piece no.3) doesn't belong to aforementioned time frame, for this is the imagery that has been with me since elementary school, forever burned into my memory as a result of a series of a peculiar, recurring sleep disorder that plagued my mind for several times before my elementary education had been concluded.

There is a known phenomenon referred to as the sleep paralysis - a sleeping disorder which results in mind becoming awake and aware of its surroundings while the rest of the body is fast asleep, leaving the hapless victims with but their eyes - a not exactly welcome state in the depth of night.
My disorder, however, seemed to be played in opposition to sleep paralysis: although both my body and consciousness have been awakened by the horror which engulfed my sleeping mind, a part of my brain could not be raised from its dream - and thus the terrible phantasm continued to haunt my head until I began to jumpstart that dormant spot by crowding out cycling impulses with new thoughts.

That 'dream', if one may call it as such, had its own checklist of accompanying imagery and sensations:
  • For one, images conjured up by a portion of the brain that refused to wake up could be 'seen' similarly to how one 'sees' the graphic output of daydreaming while fully awake: they didn't obscure feedback from eyes and were terribly lacking in immediately discernible color, as if they were made of dust and brittle light.
  • Imagery thus created bore no semblance to figments of everyday memory or imagination. Whenever I remember a dream, I can usually take it apart into settings that either occured in real life, or were anticipated in relation to it. In the case of aforementioned phantasms, they were completely alien to everything I could ever remember. In fact, relatability affected these states like poison, as the whole phenomenon evaporated from my life just as they began to resemble things that I was aware of - which might have been for the best, as these final occurences had a voice of their own.
  • Each instance of this disorder initiated a sensation of exponential growth that seemingly affected each impulse from skin sensors, giving off a feeling of detachment from the body, as if it was dispersing into a large human-shaped cloud before regaining density at the state of a much greater volume.
  • The main source of horror, however, was the sensation of being taken out of time and causality, as if everything had ended and that all remaining for me to experience ever again was a vision unfolding before the eyes of my mind.
For now, I preserved three of such images in the form of a painting. However, my goal to these works isn't limited to publishing them on the internet - I'll be contacting medical specialists to rule out any lasting changes within the brain and, if possible, to gain an understanding of what the hell happened.
  • Listening to: [..............................]
  • Reading: [..............................]
  • Watching: [..............................]
  • Playing: In rotation: LotRO, WoW trial, LotRO, Wow tr...
  • Eating: [..............................]
  • Drinking: [..............................]
Every consecutive artwork that I have uploaded over the years into my online galleries, had been born out of inspirations and themes not a day older than my artistic education, the sole point of which was to allow me to pass entrance exam for the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw's IT. 

The set of three paintings that I have just submitted (namely, piece no.1, piece no.2, piece no.3) doesn't belong to aforementioned time frame, for this is the imagery that has been with me since elementary school, forever burned into my memory as a result of a series of a peculiar, recurring sleep disorder that plagued my mind for several times before my elementary education had been concluded.

There is a known phenomenon referred to as the sleep paralysis - a sleeping disorder which results in mind becoming awake and aware of its surroundings while the rest of the body is fast asleep, leaving the hapless victims with but their eyes - a not exactly welcome state in the depth of night.
My disorder, however, seemed to be played in opposition to sleep paralysis: although both my body and consciousness have been awakened by the horror which engulfed my sleeping mind, a part of my brain could not be raised from its dream - and thus the terrible phantasm continued to haunt my head until I began to jumpstart that dormant spot by crowding out cycling impulses with new thoughts.

That 'dream', if one may call it as such, had its own checklist of accompanying imagery and sensations:
  • For one, images conjured up by a portion of the brain that refused to wake up could be 'seen' similarly to how one 'sees' the graphic output of daydreaming while fully awake: they didn't obscure feedback from eyes and were terribly lacking in immediately discernible color, as if they were made of dust and brittle light.
  • Imagery thus created bore no semblance to figments of everyday memory or imagination. Whenever I remember a dream, I can usually take it apart into settings that either occured in real life, or were anticipated in relation to it. In the case of aforementioned phantasms, they were completely alien to everything I could ever remember. In fact, relatability affected these states like poison, as the whole phenomenon evaporated from my life just as they began to resemble things that I was aware of - which might have been for the best, as these final occurences had a voice of their own.
  • Each instance of this disorder initiated a sensation of exponential growth that seemingly affected each impulse from skin sensors, giving off a feeling of detachment from the body, as if it was dispersing into a large human-shaped cloud before regaining density at the state of a much greater volume.
  • The main source of horror, however, was the sensation of being taken out of time and causality, as if everything had ended and that all remaining for me to experience ever again was a vision unfolding before the eyes of my mind.
For now, I preserved three of such images in the form of a painting. However, my goal to these works isn't limited to publishing them on the internet - I'll be contacting medical specialists to rule out any lasting changes within the brain and, if possible, to gain an understanding of what the hell happened.

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Fallendragonwolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Your political views make no sense in reality
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Somatis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stuff, love it
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Freckled-Shorty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your art , so intricate and detailed! You're truly a mastermind ✨
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Anonary Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you for the favorite! I am very delighted that you like my drawing, even though yours are more complicated and higher in level of expertise. But if there is one thing in common with both of us, it would be our love for the pokemon Gallade. Cheers :D
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
You're very welcome! :thumbsup:
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twisterfiendish Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
What can be said of The Great MC? If the internet is a margarita, he does not salt the glass, but rather, uses sugar. There is no way to reach the bottom of his rosy effervescent depths, the bubbles flow too thick and fast for that. :meow:

Inside, beneath, and between these mysterious high-brow ponderings of low-art delineated by his traditional works... is the work of an understated comic genius, unburdened by the parameters of pretension. He has remixed the dankest vox populi to his own inner tempo, and without imposition; a master's light touch on a heavy-handed subject matter.

Suffice it to say you've been a sight for sore eyes for some years now and you can call yourself one of that top ten percent of all deviants, so says this hedgehog artist :thumbsup:
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017
So many have left for good, artist and lolcow alike, yet you remain - for better and worse. :icongrin--plz:
Thank you.
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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful drawings. 👍
If You have the time visit my gallery.
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Thanks! I most certainly will! :D
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