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    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)

    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on panel, 80x100 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on panel, 100x80 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on panel, 35x50 cm

    This illustration is an allegory of infectious disease. Personification of a plague in the upper part of the picture is coming after the boy, who is sensing that something is wrong. He can see that dog is looking at someone. Ladybugs coming out of the plague’s hand are announcement of her intention. Colors of Ladybugs, black and red already resemble sores. I wanted to show a fear of the disease, its unpredictibility and its presence in our lives. This subject is universal, and actually very current lately, with ebola, avian flu, and such...


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on gessoed cotton paper, 56x76 cm

    Plague - When you just see her, you already feel sick. First symptoms are blurred vision and nausea...


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    egg tempera on true gesso panel, 35x50 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    INSTRUCTION FOR SEEING OMAYA: Concentrate on the blood stain in the middle of the picture, on the handkerchief, for about 20 seconds. Take a look at a wall near you. Than start blinking your eyes and you will see a true Omaya emerging.


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on linen, 30x40 cm

    Vampire is a mythological being that originates from the Slavic cultural area, Balkans’ folklore in particular. The first “officially” recorded cases of vampirism were reported to happen in Serbia. The word “vampire” (vampir in Serbian) is the only word from the Serbian language that is accepted in all other languages. In this book, we treated the subject of the genuine and authentic vampires, and that original concept is pretty much different from the Western stereotype.


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on panel, 80x100 cm

    Persecution and murder of people called Torbeshi
    (srb. torbe = eng. bags)

    Each bag testifies to the absence of its owner.


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    charcoal, chalk and gouache on paper, 35x50 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on panel, 15x20 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
    oil on canvas, 15x20 cm


    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
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    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
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    Dragan Bibin - Serbian Mythology and Folktales - UPDATE (March 27th, 2015)
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    Well hello there neighbor

    what else can i say but AWESOME STUFF!
    it has been a wonderful experience working with you guys, and can't w8 for the book to come out.

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    What can I say, I freaking love your stuff, my favorite on CA.org so far, gratz. Also, the first illusion was very cool. the second was nearly as cool.

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    Beautiful work.


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    nja3d - Thanks! It has been a wonderful experience working with you too. We should do this kind of projects more often!

    pimpwacker - What can I say, this is my first thread on any art forum, and your positive feedback is so encouraging for me. Thank you.

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    Wow these are really clever!
    The Omaja parition worked really well on my second try! In fact it worked so well I am not sure if what I saw was intended, because it was just too perfect!

    As for the plague I don't think anything is going on optical-wise, but I do love that painting a lot.

    Really clever stuff, gotta love it!

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    Please can you tell about how you did the "CUMA (Plague)"s gaze?

    I mean, it really works - I can't focus on it and have headache. Was it just an accident/experiment you developed or you have some knowledge about er.. optics/ optical illusions or such and how we see things? Had you a direct inspiration/ have you seen something similiar in art somewhere? (sorry for english, i hope you know what I mean).

    (I am not sure if it has an actuall use for an illustration to make people stop looking at it even if it's part of the concept, but still it's very interesting)

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    oh nevermind, now i noticed you wrote you have optical illusions as subject in school already

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    Mydrim - Optical illusion on Cuma was inspired by old chinesee print, from year 1685. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cangjie2.jpg)
    Double eyes are confusing, and hard to watch, so we are naturaly drawn to the mouth, but in this case I painted them double too.
    I intended to make viewer slightly sick, beacuse Cuma is a demon of sickness and disease afterall.
    I have other paintings of Cuma, with much stronger illusion, but I think that subtle version is safer

    My intention is to make illustration alive, and functioning in real life, not only on paper.

    Pavel Sokov - Thank you very much. Looking at Cumas face should make your vision slightly blurred.

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    Very nice and great atmosphere.

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    Beautiful work... and disturbing images

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    Kako je ovo dobro covece!!!!
    Super stvari ste uradili..
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    Thank you guys for support and encouragement!

    Hvala Darjane! Na Dizajn zoni imas predstavljene ilustracije i drugih ucesnika na ovom projektu. http://www.dizajnzona.com/forums/ind...howtopic=78316

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    Really beautiful voice.

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    Thank you Bill!

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    Its like Froud on acid - great work

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    Very nice work, these really strike a chord with me. I find your restraint and economy very exciting and refreshing, you aren't afraid of subtlety. You've inspired me to get out the oil paints and paint something I think, so thanks a lot.

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    Very nice work!! I like the tonal quality of your colors. Very subtle. Keep up the good work!

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    Binoched - Thank you for such a funny comparison!

    Maximilian S - Thank you for noticing, and thank you for support too! I am glad to be of some help inspiration-wise.

    Stalsby - Thx man!

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    WOW, thanks for posting here. Its hard to come across this haunting work. Its like you write poetry and sonnets with your paintings.
    For me, as an artist who tries to capture whats of immense concern to me, a thing like this is pure beauty, since it seems that you are somehow able to express well and poetically what you want to express.
    Its moving!!

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    Please keep posting

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    Bhanu, Thank you for your kind words.

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    Top notch work. Creepy and effective - great idea to incorporate optical illusions in your demon images. Really great stuff.

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    Svaka cast Majstore !

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    Amazing paintings and such clever subjects. Thanks for sharing them.

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    amazing work i really love the way every painting tells a story the life u breath into the piece extraordinary in itself but the life coming from it is somthing else entirely as in it generates a standing presence ....love them all my fav are ala , storm demon n the last post with the bag on the tree .... kudos dude

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    Thank you guys for all support and encouragement, it really means a lot to me!

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    This is very interesting. I know about the book ”Banned Demons” from a friend of yours (well I suppose she is ...) This is quality stuff, I'll be around. Best luck.

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    love how this all works out. really good way to tell the stories.
    what i'd want to know is...how did you figure out the omaja one? did you first paint it the way you wanted it to appear,and then make a negative image of it? incorporate that into the final picture? how?

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