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Published: June 3, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 zilla774
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:

All stock from sxc.hu

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FracturedPerceptionHobbyist Traditional Artist
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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yangwwProfessional Digital Artist
amazing!
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PikaPikaAngelHobbyist Filmographer
So beautiful: the colours look really good together! >w<
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absolutely amazing ! 
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kurosaki1616Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. It'd be a hell of a thing to look at when you're high
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eliscribblesHobbyist General Artist
i think its great :D i´m new, and i don´t know... is it drawn or animated? :)
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drownedfleaProfessional Traditional Artist
I'm Loving it !! :blowkiss:
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FreakGame99Hobbyist Photographer
LoVe it :D
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Lioness-LindseyHobbyist General Artist
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. :)
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lives-laughHobbyist Digital Artist
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:
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Zeah1Renee5VoinovichHobbyist General Artist
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! =]
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yt458Professional Digital Artist
very cool! :thumbsup:
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sragHobbyist Digital Artist
gr8 one! thanks for this :heart:
AKatastrophe's avatar
what amazing colors,
and great detail!
:thumbsup:
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guliozStudent Interface Designer
Sexy. Beautiful art, +fav
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mairimartProfessional Digital Artist
wow it makes me think about Futurism,great colours!
XTRMINATOR's avatar
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:
Navick's avatar
/me :+fav:'d and desktop'd.
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This is very different from your usual stuff! I really like it! You two make a good team :)
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