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Living Energy


I did this piece maybe a year or so back as part of a project in one of my classes. This was an attempt to demonstrate some of my capabilities as a digital artist, but it turned out to be much more than I originally intended it to be.

Many (if not all artists) sometimes experience what we call "happy accidents". An event where while in the process of creating artwork we either make a mistake or notice something that looks even better than what we were trying to do. This is one of my own happy accidents, where I was trying to create a purely abstract representation of energy. However, I ended up with this image which depending upon how it is viewed can be seen as numerous different things.

Upside down, sideways, at an angle or right side up. There always seems to be a different way to interpret the image. If I were commissioned to make a print of this and frame it for someone locally I might try to design the frame so that it can be rotated to view the image in more ways.

If you care to share what you see in this when you comment, feel free. It's always interesting to hear what others see in these types of images.

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nice looks like something off a cool sience fiction movie

Jibber-Zen responds:

Yeah. When I look at the bottom half the first thing that comes to mind is a sci-fi character's head with some kind of odd looking mask. But when I look at the top half the first thing that comes to mind is some sort of "alien" wizard.

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Oct 16, 2009
9:34 PM EDT
3D Art
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500 x 500 px
328.7 KB

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