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dark and joyous

Collaboration with $chix0r :date:

We've collab'd a couple of times now and it's always a pleasure to work with Fiona. She has a great eye for stock and showed me the gramophone which she loved and wanted to do something with. I suggested some ideas and we hunted around for some stock together, discussing what we wanted to do and with what. It was a very fresh approach and the openness of it allowed for some great ideas to come out. Fiona started the image, and I then hacked about with her initial structure, nothing was lost from her original, I just added more stuff, mostly vectors created in Illustrator, and the little itty bitty gramophone which gives the image some nice cuteness.

A couple of sessions of tweaking followed with some back and forth design discussions and this is the final result.

The top half is dark, urban and night, the lower is light, rural and daylight... at least that's the idea. It's all brought together with elements which are personal to each of us; the stars, the abstract shapes and most importantly the visualisation of the soundscape. All very pretentious I'm sure you'll agree.

I love the retro feel this has and the pseudo-graffiti style of the background :)

I'm hopeful that we will continue to find time outside of our hectic schedules and do this again... sooooon :heart:

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I'm listening to tibetan sound bowls while observing your guys work, its makes the colors speak to me as I imagine these calming sounds coming out the gramaphones. Love the background, and the intensity good mix up. GREAT JOB!

geo-beck's avatar
Wow, thank you both so much for sharing this great work!
FracturedPerception's avatar
Hey, dude. That's a glorious piece of work. I love the shapes & colours of the audio waves coming out of the phonograph. Background's a bit dull for my liking, but that's just my personal opinion. It's a solid work though!

Out of curiosity though, wouldn't this piece be more along the lines of surreal than abstract? Idk. I'm still not sure which category should be appropriate for what piece. I used to list my stuff as abstract, but switched to surreal.
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PikaPikaAngel's avatar
So beautiful: the colours look really good together! >w<
absolutely amazing ! 
kurosaki1616's avatar
This is really cool. It'd be a hell of a thing to look at when you're high
eliscribbles's avatar
i think its great :D i´m new, and i don´t know... is it drawn or animated? :)
drownedflea's avatar
I'm Loving it !! :blowkiss:
Lioness-Lindsey's avatar
I really like all of the elements you mentioned; they go so well together in this picture. It's different, and I like that a lot. :)
lives-laugh's avatar
Really really great! I absolutely love it(:
CyberDragonDancer's avatar
This is wonderful...:)

It makes me think of a dark world, and then suddenly someone starts playing music, and everything just comes alive.

Great colors, too. :+fav:
Zeah1Renee5Voinovich's avatar
From the tumbnail I thought it was a nudibranch or seaslug, but it was this instead! Beautiful, and emotional in a surprising way!
sweetness24's avatar
That's really cool!!! Kudos! =]
yt458's avatar
very cool! :thumbsup:
srag's avatar
gr8 one! thanks for this :heart:
AKatastrophe's avatar
what amazing colors,
and great detail!
gulioz's avatar
Sexy. Beautiful art, +fav
mairimart's avatar
wow it makes me think about Futurism,great colours!
Exellent work! Exellent combination of modern and retro art! Cool idea! :D Keep more good works coming! Good collabs are appreciated. :)
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I like what you have both done, its funky and interesting and belongs on me desktop.. thanks! :sun:
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