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between natural & synthetic


This was a project for school, originally drawn on size A2
Started from a sketch and worked on it in photoshop

We had to work around a specific theme and mine was nature growth and industry, nature and both industry are worked into this picture
and as far as growth goes, I feel I have grown a lot since i first started digital painting, I'm not saying I'm good because there is still a very long road to go and a lot of learning but you know what I mean

Took about 12hours I think, not counting doing some research on specific things , starting all over because I fucked up and figuring out what to do next

I am aware there are no eyebrows, it looks better without them

Please give constructive criticism so I can improve on my work and tell me what you think :)

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This is a pretty disturbing piece of art. The roots of the tree look like dingers digging under his skin, and his expression shows either no care or.. despair., the face peeling off makes it seem like he's weak and wilting, while the tree seems to flourish. Is it sucking up his energy? At the same time this makes me feel like it's technology that's making him tired, nature has its course, takes over, everything's green again. Colorwise it's smooth and lucid, and the background is a nice touch. Keep it going!


justsomerandomdude responds:

Thank you for your review, I like that you took the time to look at it in depth and analyse it.
Your view of it is somewhat similar to what I thought when making it , but not exactly, but everyone has their own way of seeing things.

With me it's that at the moment I'm having a lot of issues with school, they demand a lot of me and I just don't find the energy or will anymore, I couldn't care less about it.(except this course, I like it i can draw what I want :P) The things they demand make me feel like I'm a robot on the inside putting on a human face and I want it to be over
-that's the robot part on the left

The tree represents what I want to be , I want to be free (insert freddy mercury image) and flourish in what I do study something else, something I love and would see myself doing in the future as a job, I want the natural side to take over so I can become me more (if that makes sense) be a tree that's strong in it's roots

I wrote a better response than this one a minute ago but because of some weird key combination the screen closed and I lost what I typed, my previous comment was better but I just couldn't remember what I typed, it just automaticly typed itself

Anyway thanks again, I wish more people would give reviews like you and hopefully you'll review something of me again in the future

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May 17, 2013
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