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    Gaia...

    I can't remember the last time I posted something on here but I thought this would be the perfect place to show one of my newest pieces. I had this idea of Gaia in my head and I wanted to present her though my eyes in the year 2012.
    There are little subtle hidden messages within the piece but I won't be giving them away. I was wondering if there were any "expert" Photoshop users out there who might want to take a stab at coloring it. I'm more of a "drawer" and not a painter so this is where my journey ends.

    No "watermark" on this piece because i can care less if someone wants to "copy" my idea. I've seen some really REALLY talented people on this forum and I bow down to most of you. I just hope I can hang. If you're interested in coloring it via Photoshop I can always send you the high resolution scan.

    For more art go to http://theawesomestguy.blogspot.com/ and under "Blog Archive", you can see what I've been up to the past year.


    Gaia - 22 inches by 30 inches on Bristol Board with India Ink.

    Gaia...
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    Wonderful inks..

    I really like the concept
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    I absolutely love the concept and the amount of detail in the branches/roots as well as the simple, clean lines of the body.
    Keep it up, this is gorgeous.
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    Thank you for all the positive feedback!

    There is more to come...

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    wow i do a lot of b+w and fine lines but i don't color it in.so 2012 is nice too see in art.




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    It's a cool piece, but... I would have spaced those planets out more, and not put them in quite the position you have. It's not so bad on the full-size piece but on the smaller drawings... well, it looks kinda phallic. The fact that they're all leading in a straight line to her crotch doesn't help. >_>

    If you're going for the 'alignment of the planets' thing, at least put some more space between them, I guess?

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    i love this, great work! ill give a go at coloring it

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    I do find that digi art can be so 'hum drum' sometimes and some times Traditional mediums win hands down, great effort really like.
    [I say these things because I don't know how to do Digi art all that well]
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    This is really a beautiful piece - I love the graceful linework and the Gaia concept.

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    Really gorgeous piece here. Masterful mix of texture and emptiness.
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    Looks great. I love. Maybe it's my twisted mind but those planets on the bkgd look like an huge erection.

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    Awesome! i'll be watching you...in...a...non...psycho...way.

    Love well done black n whites.

    Hmmmn......this picture seems to be erection free.....may be your mind spookybabydoll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameRaven View Post
    It's a cool piece, but... I would have spaced those planets out more, and not put them in quite the position you have. It's not so bad on the full-size piece but on the smaller drawings... well, it looks kinda phallic. The fact that they're all leading in a straight line to her crotch doesn't help. >_>

    If you're going for the 'alignment of the planets' thing, at least put some more space between them, I guess?
    Why put space in between them? I'm not going for a realistic feel. I'm using them as symbolism. The closeness of the "planets" symbolizes our connection to the universe. And they DO all point to her crotch. I intentionally did that as well, but on the original piece, I bordered it and if you took a ruler from the top right edge of the board to the lower left edge, the planets would be lined up according to that. Don't take the piece so "literal".

    I don't know if I would call your statements "criticism" but thank you for commenting. I personally do not tell people how to draw on a technical level. That is besides the point in my art.

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    Thank you for all the nice comments. I appreciate everyone who left a comment (critical or not). I'm working on a new "2012" piece. I seem to be really "obsessed" with Buddhism, Mayan belief, history, psychology, reality, etc. I'm trying to portray some of what I learn through my art. I don't do much "commercial" art because I'm not professional. I've just studied art like I wanted to be but never had the motivation : )

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