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Another way in by Rakista Another way in by Rakista
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sapphire-chocobo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004
Wow, up close I can see the details.. On the thumb, It was so dark I couldn't make out everything. I adore abstract art, even though I have not explored it. This is beautiful, the colors and the highlight is just....wow.

Ever think of making this a print? I would be interested in buying it. :)
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Rakista Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004   Digital Artist
Yes, I will get a print account eventually. I'm selling offline right now to coffee bars and the like around old Eureka town.

Thanks :-)
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sapphire-chocobo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004
:) Np. Just tell me when you do get a print account. :)
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RxPantyhose Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004
frightening, as I think you intended, it makes me feel like something is lurking, waiting for me, to entangle me in its web. it seems like something you'd encounter in a dank old sewer. it has a painful sexual feel to it, as if something is being raped.
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Jean-Genie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004
I do get the uncomfortable feeling you intended, the darkness and blood like colours give it that feeling. I also see the organ spoon and i think you're very sick and twisted, in a good way :) Nice piece.
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drclay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004
I always like the textures in your work. very naturalistic painterly marks. they are digital, but have the soul(?) of a wet medium. I give you an A+
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jan-michael9500 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004
i often have trouble commenting on abstract art..... since its not really what i do.......... sorry
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s-girl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. I often have a difficult time commenting or critiquing abstract art.

First impression: From the small view , I thought this was an abstract representation of the heart, but wasn't really sure. And now that I'm closer in -- I'm less certain of what the title means with respect to the piece.

The bottom lighter red object to me resembles the ghost of a face, and not a happy one.

Overall, it's not a scary picture, but slightly dark and a little bit uncomfortable.

I hope .. or think, that was your intent?
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Rakista Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004   Digital Artist
Abstract art like all art is best critiqued by those who participate in the actual creation, planning, and polishing process in that particular style. I can do other types of art ( trained in High School and College) but nothing has satisified me as much as digital abstractions in their ability to purge these emotive outbursts of creativity that I have. I use my intellect to write, heh.

Don't tell anyone but I once drew fan anime for :teevee: robotech and I still have the sketch book. Heh, I am not an avid purveyor of anime or magna but ever since I started watching 'Love Hina' I have been looking again. It is good the spirit of that creative vein has found many good hearts to pump its juices through here.

This piece is sort of supposed to by uncomfortable. It is a heroin spoon and that ball of colors on the right is a spoon shaped sac of organs. The piece on the left the demon boiling the spoon and the bottom right is me 6 years hence. Heh, I suppose most of my art work comes across the way I feel at the time I make it. It is not supposed to be startling more nauseating.

The title is from when a Junky can't use his old tracks anymore and has to find another way in.

Thanks for the comment, I really enjoyed it.
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s-girl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Then I wasn't completely off. Having no experience with some of the things depicted, I wasn't able to tell much. But I was right about the organ. Good.... (relief)

As for nauseating, it wasn't quite that for me -- until you explained it. Maybe the red isn't quite bloody enough but I tend to associate most of the deep red you use with things like velvet or funny room colors. Red is used so much these days that to evoke blood, one has to almost have some kind of contrast color to make me assume it's blood.

As for fanstuff,... it's really the reason I started drawing again... and it's been the window into goofing around with trying to express myself or reflect on certain things. In terms of self-expression, I seem limited to needing to shw people or objects with obvious anthropomorphic expressions. I have a lot of difficulty painting abstractly, although I do enjoy the genre when there is a meaning and some sort of imagery evoked.

In that sense, I think your piece succeeded -- so hope my guessing at the images was encouraging...
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