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    Battle of the Sexes TD: Gentlemen Post Finals Here

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    Gentlemen, Post Finals Here

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    Topic for the Gentlemen to do: Faded Beauty Still Shines

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    •••"Faded Beauty Still Shines" is pretty much self-explanatory. It obviously refers to the fact that not only all that is shiny, fresh and new can be beautiful. True beauty transcends cliché and surface polish, and exists in all things used, old, worn, or even discarded. An old woman of 90 and a forgotten 500-year-old city in ruins can possess the same, or even greater, beauty that seems so obvious in a young fashion model or a modern flashy city center. As artists, we may have an advantage here, since we accept this as something perfectly normal. Impressing the Ladies without doing a hacky sentimental piece, therefore, is going to be a real challenge with this topic.
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    Hey Everyone,

    Here is my first image for Faded Beauty Still Shines. My thinking for this piece was king was waiting for his queen, and would stay resolute till she was by his side, no matter how much time eroded away. Hope you like it.

    EDIT: I just wrapped up my 2nd image. I still wanted to take it a lot further, but here is where it is. I took images of the Dust Bowl as inspiration. People had to live in such a desolate area and time period that they had to do what they could to keep their hopes up. If you Google dust bowl, you can see it on their faces, and I saw that as beautiful. Enjoy.
    Last edited by corspufo; September 20th, 2009 at 12:55 AM. Reason: Adding 2nd Image.

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    A rather interesting and creative take... I like it.
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    syd barrett faded beauty still shines acrylic an oil

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    May I present the legendary warship "Abraxas".

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    The statue has lost its charm to the inhabitants of the city, but once in a while, even on a cold autumn day, a ray of afternoon light can bring back the beauty on its pocked marble face. Corny, i know, but it's the direction i wanted to take this.

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    Dayum! I'm gonna have a hard time deciding who to vote for again...

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    i ended up spending loads of time on this ... wanted to work on this much more still as it turned out to become a much more personal piece ...
    Title : faded beauty still shines
    concept : ( matte painting )
    to discover the world and not just to be ,
    finding what we are looking for , our destiny ,
    stumbling upon rather its faded beauty ,
    to discover the world , and not just to be ....
    sculpting it took an entire eternity ,
    faded with a scars of history ,
    to discover the world , and not just to be ....


    for a more shallow meaning ; there's a whole world out there , get out and see its beauty, specially as an artist who exists only to skillfully observe

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    Hey gents, keep those pieces coming

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    Mine. When I read the topic, I immediately thought of this poem by the missus, so thought I'd use this opportunity to illustrate it. The tree was inspired by an art nouveau mirror.

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    well,i can't stand the sight of it anymore,so i'll call it final.
    i wonder if you get it...
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    Good job so far guys, here's mine:

    The Amish farmer and his family..
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