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last gasp of summer...

a few things I was thinking about - contrast of organic (flesh) with inorganic (shell), the shell as protection, the spiral as an inwards-looking device... color and light.

Painted with Photoshop CS2
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DarkColumbine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is amazing.
The longer I look at it the more I'm fascinated by its pure perfection;
from the concept itself over the colouring to the pose it's really beautiful!
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DoctorLithium Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. 

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:iconcosoko:
cosoko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
So amazing and life-like!
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:iconnamelesssaint:
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
I have this group :iconthe-fanart-society: that has a folder Other Related Arts; Conceptual Arts for epic works such as this. Even though my group is primarily for fan art, I do love to host other awesome arts. Thanks.
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NekoZidaneTribal Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Warning!:eager: Super sexy art guys may cause fantasy orgasm! (gasp!):horny:
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:icondevilman2465:
devilman2465 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic concept and design. :)
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SalemEnforsen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
A beautiful work! I can certainly understand why someone would want to steal it from you, though I'm not any less angry with them. I hope you get the justice you deserve.

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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
love it, since I saw it the first time
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work :heart:
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:iconrhyan000:
RHYAN000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
very beautiful!!
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:iconpasztel:
pasztel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. It's very good artwork!
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:iconelitha:
Elitha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Amazing colors!
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:iconhrfleur:
HRFleur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't seen you updates for such a long time. You really surprices me with this paiting. The blues, greens and oranges in his skin tone are just amazing!!
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:iconceruleanvii:
ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very old one though - been very busy, not enough painting getting done :( Thanks for your kind words!
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:iconhrfleur:
HRFleur Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it an old one? Then I guess you must have even better pieces with you.:XD:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Dear ceruleanvii
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits...:)
If you agree...!!!
:iconaction-portraits:...:heart:
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Adherance Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured !-----[link]
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designtu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
feature -> [link] :aww:
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:iconjupiza:
jupiza Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
it is amazing!!!
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:iconelvenwyn:
Elvenwyn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful picture.
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:iconnatiagreenleaf:
NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Beautiful piece!
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:icontaiman:
Taiman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
*sigh* How can you achieve these insane textures and blends with digital media? How?

The concept itself is lovely; the way you've illustrated it is gobsmackingly good. Love that little blue spiral; nice touch, almost too "simplistic" a symbol in such a wildly realistic piece. I can't stop looking at those toes; that thigh where it meets the hip; the nacred interior of the shell... so many details! How did you do this! This absolutely reinforces my yearn to understand how to achieve this level of realism, and eventually come to blend it subtly into symbolism just like you do. :boogie:
Keep it up!
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:iconceruleanvii:
ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much! Hmm, I haven't thought about this one in quite awhile... glad you like the concept, it's always had a personal relevance to me.
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LunitaGothic Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Beatifull!!! :Q_____
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:iconcrystalwings18:
CrystalWings18 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Reminds me of the Golden Rectangle :) Very beautiful and breath taking.
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:iconlady-fafa:
Lady-FaFa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconkahdrim:
Kahdrim Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible detail mixed with a clever concept, love it
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:iconbazzhunter:
bazzhunter Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
woooooow HOW DO YOU DO IT MAN! ITS AWESOME!!!!
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:iconsoshinaai:
SoshinaAi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist
I just have to say a big big WOW
This is just super amazing ~
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:iconoffaunen:
Offaunen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is stunningly beautiful. Excellent work! It's a definate :+fav:
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:iconladyxaniver:
LadyXaniver Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Writer
stunning! very original concept!
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:iconbrokenbloodedwings:
brokenBLOODEDwings Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
this is truly amazing!!!
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:iconrainbowtunnelz:
Rainbowtunnelz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
awesome. the shell is like wings
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:iconundef-ian-able:
undef-ian-able Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
gorgeous! the light, the color, the form, the concept... i love it :love:
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:iconstarkey01:
starkey01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Great,I love the bodies what you draw!So,let me learn it more~
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:iconmike-reiss:
mike-reiss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your images are just "OUT OF THIS WORLD"! :woohoo:
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:iconnyogu:
nyogu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Awe...Amazing. Absolutely stunningly beautiful. And fascinating concept.
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Very, very pretty. I really like the concept. However, I believe that technically both he and the shell are organic.
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ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I guess technically you are correct. Though is a shell still organic after it no longer has a snail inside? Hmm, questions to ponder... :)

Thanks for the comments!
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Culturedropout Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
According to dictionary.com, organic is defined as (among other things):

1. noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon.
2. characteristic of, pertaining to, or derived from living organisms: organic remains found in rocks.

So... once organic, always organic, I guess.
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Sir-Flighty-Pencil Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I really like the concept of organic with inorganic. Along with the man, it feels very much like a baby in the womb type of feel. As if he is within the shell being born and seeing the world for the first time.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive both conceptually and technically!
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EduardoMonteiro Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Nice work!
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Yoell Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
You are definately on my favorite artist list! your stuff is just so amazing. Im going to learn as much as i can from it!
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:iconceruleanvii:
ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much!
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:iconlouly:
louly Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Because of your poll I came to check your other male characters. I had missed this one, wow! this looks fabulous!
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:icontofuia:
tofuia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student Artist
your anatomy is perfect! 0_o!
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:iconceruleanvii:
ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ! :)
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tofuia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student Artist
:)
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Methecartoon89 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Just so beautiful:O
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