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self portrait by vcrimson self portrait by vcrimson
This is a piece that I've done for a new community project over at neo. Each week there will be a theme, and the community are invited to somehow illustrate that theme through photos, manipulations, traditional art or even prose! This week's them is "non-figurative self portraits" and so this is mine. make of it what you will :) if you want to join in the fun, anyone is welcome to join in the games! you just need to register on the forums first! so come on over and play with us! The more, the merrier!


lightbulb and flower from sxc.hu...the rest is from my own photo library
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:iconlucienwittwer:
LucienWittwer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Very great ! Good job !
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
thank you!
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:iconlucienwittwer:
LucienWittwer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Photographer
No problem ^^
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MasterSeth Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I did a painting similiar in style to this funnily enough nowhere near as clean and crisp looking, very rene magritte here love this!!!
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
thanks so much!
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lostandaspotconfused Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
While I think the image is a nice one, I have to say I feel very much like it has been done before.

In Australia there is a band called Silverchair who used images similar and I'm trying to recall who the other band was. Maybe Pink Floyd? It will come back to me later...

Of course it is very Magritte-esque as well.

Don't take offence to these comments, when I was studying photography at uni, one of my lecturers spent the entire 3 years telling us that we were "never going to create anything original as everything had already been done". There was a mixed reaction. Some saw this as a challenge to do original work, others were in the thought of what's the point in trying.
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vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
yes you are right, everything has been done before....this was merely a reflection of my personal tastes and therefore has many influences, including magritte. I actually made it to use as an avatar :)
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MinorThreat85 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
It reminds me of Magrites works!
Well done
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
thank you!
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very stunning and surreal work!

Featured [link]
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
thank you!
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:iconquartertofour:
quartertofour Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol nice.:)
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
thanks
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:iconpamdemonium:
pamdemonium Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Looks like genius about to happen if the light's not on!
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
:) thank you!
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   General Artist
Yep, that's you! :) and when you're turned on you do art and you shine! :sun: I always knew you were a bright one! ;)

Iv'e been wearing my derby a bit lately ;) "Madness" makes me do it! :)
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tachsheet-Jeulian Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.
Rene Magritte
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:iconliko:
Liko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If there's one name that pops into my head when I see this work, it's Magritte. Love it :love:
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
:) thank you very much!
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:iconvimark:
vimark Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hello. This is a copy and paste message to let you know that you have been featured in this news article “Focus on fresh Arts #13: Surreal”: [link]
And in my journal: [link]
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Thanks so very much!!
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8025glome Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
I love this!
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Thanks Rodney! sorry for the late reply! i can't tell you just how behind i am at the moment! ack!
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Obsidian492 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Man, that's awesome! The detail, the concept ... it's great. It was an instant :+fav: for me. Well done!
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
thank you very much!
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:iconangelandluci:
angelandluci Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Oh wow! I love the blur at the bottom. The whole thing is cool and the title, "self portrait", it speaks to me. :)
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
:hug: thank you!!
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:iconhize213:
hize213 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
As usual, your attention to detail shows. The flowers casting a yellow reflection on the bulb is great. This is one of my favorite!
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
thank you so very much! and i'm sorry for taking so rediculously long to reply...life has been a bit much lately!
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tangleduptight Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student General Artist
really creative! lovely work! :heart:
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
thanks very much!!!
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:icononyria:
Onyria Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
lol, i knew it was you! :nana:

awesome work, specially on the bulb :D
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
LOL...thanks!!!!!
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:iconmiskis:
miskis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
great work on the translucent bulb. :clap: Fun image.
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
thanks lady!! glad you like it!
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Javi-SuperStar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that I have seen you before ...
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
LOL....
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:iconhomebass:
HomeBass Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
awesomeee man! :D
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
thanks!!! :hug:
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HomeBass Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
welcomess :hug:
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:iconamor-fati:
Amor-Fati Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
love it, great use of a classic
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
thanks, Jenny!!! :hug:
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:iconamor-fati:
Amor-Fati Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Photographer
:glomp:
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Athansor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
WAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

I LOVE this!!! This is a totally iconic self-portrait--suitable for any artist! I wish *I'd* thought of it! :D
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vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
LOL....thanks!!! my daughter was originally wearing the hat....and i love bowler hats so much that i really wanted my self portrait to have one...i just couldn't think of what to put in it....a fish would have been too obvious and then it struck me! a lightbulb would fit in there perfectly!!
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Athansor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hehe--a fish would've been good, too--but the lightbulb was just classic. I'm terribly jealous! ;) :hug:
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work :)
It's totally you :D
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:iconvcrimson:
vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thanks granny!!!!! :hug: how have you been???
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
I'm fine ^^
Been rather trad painting lately and just tried charcoal recently ^^

How about you?
maybe I should come say a hello at neo, I haven't been there in ages hehe ^^
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vcrimson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
oh! very cool!!! charcoal is fun, but so very messy! lol..it sucks the moisture right out of your fingertips, but i do love to draw with it!!! and what sort of painting are you trying out? acrylic? oil? watercolour? i haven't painted anything in such a long time, i really must do it one of these days!

Yes! you should definitely pop into neo sometime again!! we've got loads of duels going on at the moment so there is lots to see, and we've got some community projects going on!
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