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Defier Desire Delict by zancan Defier Desire Delict by zancan
This is the painting I made for the first edition of Arting Spirit, a fun painting competition that was part of Polymanga convention in Lausanne, Switzerland, in April 2011.

The event was the most frantic 3 days ever, and a lot of new experiences: my first manga convention, my first trial at a painting competition, my first use of acrylics, ... :)
It is also the fastest painting I have ever made, although it is far from the level of details and finition that I demand in my works!

I've been awarded the 2nd prize for it :D


More ranting about the event on my blog.

(...) Each of us was given a easel, a 100x100 cm canvas, two days and a subject that left everyone puzzled in the first place: "3D". Just the sound of it, in French : "troidé". It could be the third dimension. It could be three dices. It could be anything. I put down the mind game on paper, and a few scribbles later I settled with the idea of three characters _ actually three variants of the same_ which would be allegories of the words "Défi, Désir, Délit" (literally: Defier, Desire, Delict). I would also give a simpler entry point by having my composition sit onto three stone cubes _ the dices. (...)
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steph0804 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Great concept and execution! I love how you made something completely innovative yet fitting the theme at the same time-- and that sky looks gorgeous!
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midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is truly amazing you know this reminds me a lot of the time pyramid Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_pyr… so far they have only added three blocks.
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Will return to study all your excellent works!     :-)
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DonJaun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Something about this really speaks to me...the composition..everything about it seems perfect !~
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annazeal Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
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paulauskas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Love it! Love it! Love it!!!You are amazing artist!!!!!!
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Krathalos Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome work, though I feel the proportions are a bit off and the left side needed a bit more color work. I love all your paintings though. Cheers
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I-Made-This-to-Cmnt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love all your work, i find your pieces amazing but i believe if you were to review the plan of your layout before your started to paint, and throughout painting, you'd be able to make your drawings potentially flawless. With dedication and patience you could be the next big artist right here
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gensanity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool work
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raetea Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
What a lovely bold painting, love the composition with the three stone blocks, and the sky is amazing.
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herrin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats Micheal on your winning :dance: indeed in a short time u manage an incredible painting well done!!
ur super duper no :#1: fan
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations it sounds like fun
:heart: Elle
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Tipsywibbles Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I LOVE the postures, and it's a very cool way to interpret the subject of the challenge. ^_^
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sefalet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
woww
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sabjohn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
This is amazing. I wish I could paint that good.
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ISolitude Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Thanks for showing your process! It turned out very nicely. I love the vibrant reds.
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LabelaArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice work!
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AlexTatjana Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
It's very good
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junaibilee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
wow this is really amazing !
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asclaire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Ah ah congrats Michael! Seems you're good at everything :)
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WMiyuke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student
It's amazing what you are painting and specially the contour of the colors, they are beautiful floating in each other.
Whit's painter is your inspiration ?
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely work! So glad you got second! Well done!
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work and well deserved prize
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Milda-Koles Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   General Artist
I think I love you!
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Goes to show what an amazing painter you are in the first place. :)
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StrobinoArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is sweet :) great job man. love the color.
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stphnwlkr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
This is beautiful!
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
totally gorgeous
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HibiscoPurpurea Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I always see your creations and all are special in differents ways. I was waiting for see the new one is amazing and I like it a lot
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wolfey6635 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful contrast in colors! really makes the pic pop!
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Blue-Cherub Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Awesome as usual!!! Congratulations!!! Very well deserved award!!!
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done, very well deserved :handclap: :blowkiss:
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WontDieACopy71 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, as always! I've always admired your style and ideas, and this is just another great piece added on to the rest. Congratulations, too! Second prize was well-awarded :)
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elisabethstemptation Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
BEAUTIFUL! :)
Congratulation :)
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LoVa85 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Congratulationssssss... : )
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nonolerobot Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
bonjour ! je dois dire que la version des personnages pas finis (pour ce qui concerne uniquement les personnages pas le paysage) est presque mieux, comme si ça évoquait la naissance des sentiments. Ceci dit ce n'est pas une question de qualité entre les deux "étapes".

Je ne sais si ce salon a un site web mais je veux bien l'adresse si vous l'avez, au cas où ils montrent les autres réalisations du concours !
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DAVIDEART Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting, unusual and attractive artwork!!!!!!!!!
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cuongqtran Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Congrats Zancan. I love going to these conventions. Super fun!
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connie101 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Wowzers! This is AWESOME!
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jimartphoto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Inspirational to see the artist with work in progress.
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Peanutbubble Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
You really are amazing :) Love the work in progress on the left too. It may not be your usual madly-intricate level of stunning detail; but you have a command over paint, light and atmosphere that just can't be hidden, whether speed painting or a year-long project. Always a pleasure to see your work.
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Nooknook Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
3D.... You have a great imagination. And I like the colours you choose :)
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Corviid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job.. love your interpretation of the theme!
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noa12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. Well done! Beautiful concept.
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il-bello Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
this is fantastic, well done and congrats! It makes me think of macbeth's 3 witches :)
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really stunning work!! i love your use of colors..lovely
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JaniaAbigail Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Great interpretation of it :). I like all of the uses of "3D" that you incorporated.
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missmonkey92 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow!! That looks so great!!
Wish I could Paint like this
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guicecatto Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
OMG
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