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Tribute to the Dalai Lama

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Published: March 24, 2010
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"There is no need for temples, no
need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness. "
~ Dalai Lama


This was done as a studyproject for art-classes,
illustrating correlations of quotes and imitation - and
this was my first attempt at doing some serious typography.
I tried to use either entire parts of Dalai Lama's
speeches or significant words from him.
Huge inspiration came from *dylanroscover and
of course ~Straye-Close
I've been practically working on this piece every
moment I could spare the last couple of days
and am happy I didn't give up!!!

Here's a link to the work-in-progress-gif: [link]
~ merlin...

...in love with Typography :heart: c&c welcome!


:llama:certainly an important part of life!


EDIT: The DD truly means a lot to me,
so thank you very much ^jussta + ^pica-ae (:
Image size
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JCmyDrugHobbyist Artist
Did you ever !!! You´ve got it !!!!! Nod Sensational !!! Clap Love Heart 
4gconsultant's avatar
phew.... awesomest.
same request ... high res so we can print for tees please
strongerfx's avatar
Hello, can I download this? I would like to print it and make a painting. Kind Regards
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HandofCreation0Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually met the Dalai Lama a few years ago when I was younger, he was in town to visit his brother, he's compassionate, and actually kinda funny.
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Are you selling these anywhere?
jfposada's avatar
Great work! any chance to get/buy a high res copy? not for commercial use, just to print it. thanks
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jmralls2001 General Artist
That's cool. I've been reading the Dalai Lama's books since last year, and kind of following what he does. I really like his philosophy of compassion. He's a great man.
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yatu-exHobbyist General Artist
thank you for the kind words.
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jmralls2001 General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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crypticfragmentsProfessional Photographer
OM MANI PADME HUM!
His Holiness has touched my life so deeply from the moment I first encountered the Tibetan culture in his exile home! 
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varshapeterpandaProfessional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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MiniLover08Student Traditional Artist
I heard him speak today in Louisville, KY. Such a wonderful, inspirational man.
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PoppySeedzHobbyist General Artist
This has to be the best typography picture I have ever seen! Congrats on the Daily Deviation. :iconclappingplz:
jarzseald's avatar
how to make this one? any tutorials?
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You Can Make Me A aN PHoTo SUCH AS THE
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OliverDaleyProfessional Photographer
great art work
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yatu-exHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your input!
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Samsara888Student Traditional Artist
From my point of view I am very happy that I met His Holiness Dalai Lama in my life. And this is a great and unusual way of portraying him. LOVELY!!!
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yatu-exHobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! i've only seen him from the distance but maybe i'll get a better chance sometime :)
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Samsara888Student Traditional Artist
This is a true good aim for your life! You cannot express this experience of meeting H.H. Dalai Lama in words!!
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How long did it take for you yo complete this?
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yatu-exHobbyist General Artist
around 50 hours or so :)
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