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Anticipation of Creation by thiscatharticnail Anticipation of Creation by thiscatharticnail
stock from ~t-gar-stock , ~Della-Stock , ~temabinastock , and of course, the amazing *resurgere
sadly, i can't remember where i got the brushes for the stitches. hopefully someone will recognize them, and let me knwo so i can credit them.

I've spent so much of my recnet time doing freelance work, that i can't even remember the last time i did some art for myself, just because.

a friend asked for a wallpaper, which is what i started this as, but once i locked into a groove, i just went with every idea that came to mind.

It really has no particular meaning, and it was more or less a free association type of picture. Stream of conciousness, so maybe there are some hidden meanings that even i don't know about.

anyways, i hope you like it, and comments and critques are very welcome.
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:icontheologianofthegash:
TheologianoftheGash Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
WOW!! I mean... WOW!! What colors! How inspiring! This is something we have all dreamed about at one point in our lives.
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:iconozlogy:
ozlogy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
wow,perfect work,I really loved:clap:
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SJConnick Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Bloody brilliant. The concept is amazing. definitly a :+favlove:
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odairjr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Olá.
Sou do Brasil e achei a composição de seu trabalho muito bom.
Parabéns!

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Hi.
I am fron the Brazil and I found the composition of deviation very good.
Congratulations!

Please, it forgives my English, I am using a translator on-line.
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aspenrose Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Student
gorgeous! i'm in love with it
although the transition of the lips is a bit overwhelming
it's just amazing.
and a favorite... nice work
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Della-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
This is one of the most interesting pieces I've seen done with my stock : ) next time let me know if you use it, I just happened to see it in =resurgere's favorites
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:iconthiscatharticnail:
thiscatharticnail Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
i could have sworn i messaged you about it, though if not, i'm sorry.

i'm glad you liked it :)
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:icondella-stock:
Della-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
It's okay! I'm just glad that I found it! It's such a wonderful manip!
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
Disturbing and stunning!
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:iconkalimero2:
Kalimero2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004  Professional Photographer
awesome piece ! no comment
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:iconalmatadema:
almatadema Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
that's beautiful man, love the colors...
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:iconblackdogita:
BlackDogITA Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004
the color gradient is great, but i think that the various elements could be merged a bit better especially the flower
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:iconschizophelia:
schizophelia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
stunning...
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:iconkristyvictoria:
kristyvictoria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
this is really beautiful!
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:iconvkacademy:
vkacademy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
This is stunning! I do wish it was a more screen-friendly size, simply because scrolling back and forth-- its just hard to appreciate how it all works together, and it really DOES work together perfectly. The only possible critique/suggestion I could make would be to take some of the blue from the woman's face and repeat it very subtly on the right side somehow, or conversly, graining out the left side of the woman's face to look less photographed and more grungy (like the rest of the image.) However, having her be so realistic in an image so gritty also says something and gives a definite feeling to the piece. Excellent and a must fave!
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Terraborian Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
i think i know where you got the stitches, was it a stock photo of a stapled banana? i have them somewhere on my computer but i cant seem to find them :\ il get back to you when i figure out who the credit is, if i can find it. anyways good job on that, i like it.
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thiscatharticnail Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
no it was actually a brush from someone. maybe they took it from the picture you're talking about.

thanks in any case :)
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temabina Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
i love the colour of it. absolutely beautiful.
well, as for crity.... blue color... I love it, but you could just add some blue to other side too, to balance picture... seems that left part is more important than other half
that would be alll

:)
well, thank's for sharing it's beautifull picture

:heart:
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:iconaphanter:
aphanter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
amazing...
life an death separated by something unknown...
nice idea
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DamienBaylock Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning. Flawless transitions.. every part of it is a truly fascinating sight to behold. I especially like the way you integrated the flower on the girl's forehead. Just superb. Very impressive work indeed :)

Damien
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thiscatharticnail Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
thanks :)
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DamienBaylock Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome! :)

Damien
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Angel-from-your-nigh Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004   Digital Artist
looks awsome.
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DianaCretu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, awesome!!!

this drawing gives me a feeling that nothing changes after death. dunno, you see two versions of the girl, one that inspires life and the other that inspires death, or decay. but in both of them you see the same calm and contemplation in her eyes (erm... i mean her eye). it's like she doesn't even notice the difference.

and the middle part of the image looks like a tunnel of pain... the hand looks like screaming.

the only thing that seems a little out of place is the way the colors from the left version of the girl fade to the colors of the rest of the image. maybe the change is a little too sudden... maybe the part between the girl's face and the stitches should still be a gradual change of color. i'm just guessing, maybe it would suck... dunno.
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cenobite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm speechless... Brilliant work, great use of textures, and colours. Love it!
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MacabreMachina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
<>Even Pinhead loves it!
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resurgere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
Interesting work. Strikes me as a statement of duality opinion on a set subject, at first glance. Interesting blend of expression and imagery.

The technical blending is real loose in many places, slightly better in others [the flower]. It is a matter of personal preference, but I prefer as tight and realistic blending as posable [I think that tight blending encourages technical and conceptual skill improvement, for reasons I won't go into here]. Overall though the flow of images is well laid out. Because of the inward pointing eyes of the faces the center of the image is an especially important point, it's a shame it is rather under-designed and drowned out by the sides.

Over all good work, no defined message but in a way that leaves the door open for people to draw their own message. Something special in the work imho, so it gets a fav. [Great to see people using our stock in interesting work this month, can wipe the dust off the fav button].

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Para, Co-Curator
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thiscatharticnail Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
thanks alot for the critique.

there was really no specific idea in this, my friend just said "go crazy", and indeed this went thourgh 3 or 4 different concepts, of me just adding pictures to see if they worked. i was actually going to have some of the Tortura stock from you in there, but i changed my mind.

i know what you mean on the blending, and i totally agree with you. i plan to go on and master the image, (since i finished it at 4 AM). i know i can make good manipulations, but i want to get it to the point where it's flawless, so the surreal looks like it could actually happen somewhere. i've been so caught up with graphic and web design for freelance clients, most of which required very little to no manipulation. It's been forever really. haha this was almost kinda like "Wow, I can still use Photoshop."

as for the middle, i rather like that it's somewhat bare. while i didn't have any concrete concept or idea behind this, i think the empty space reflects alot on how i create art. alot of times, there really is just empty space in my mind, even when i have a concrete concept. my pieces usually come about as a result of a lot of trial and error, constructions and reconstruction. a lot of stream of conciousness and tangents. i think the two eyes looking toward the middle are looking in anticipation for what's to come. like dualities anticipating the synthesis of their thesis and antithesis. i think a better title for this would help reflect that. I just chose the Dreaming because it reminded me of some of my dreams, and agin, it was 4 AM :) .

thanks so much for the critique, and i'll letyou know when the mastered version is up.
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Ameas-Qua Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
you know....


you make me cry.
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nivea87 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2004
cool!! it's all what i can say.. it's realy realy good..
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