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Untitled 1 by nightserpent Untitled 1 by nightserpent
Acrylic on board, 11x15" This is another of my un-planned pieces (starting with sweeping abstract brush strokes until I start to recognize shapes, much like one might recognize things while gazing at clouds in the sky. Then I refined those shapes and ran with my stream of consciousness). The eye was the first part I saw, after that became a desire to see the eye set back in space to give it a much grander sense of scale. My earlier ideas made for an even more precarious walkway, though after discussing it with a friend I realized that it wasn't my ultimate goal to create so much unease for the viewer (that's no way to thank them for viewing my art, is it?). As for the stairs and walkway, I think it has something to do with making choices in life.
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Tiny-Raven Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  New member Student Digital Artist
wow, that looks fantastic!  I love the detail on the stairs, and the scale works beautifully. very impressive.

But it need a name!!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Thank you! :)  I sometimes call it 'the eye', I thought it might give it away but I've noticed how so many people do not notice the eye at first.
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anschluss Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! Shivers down my back, damn. 
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
:lol:  Thank you very much!!  Though I don't generally try to disturb my viewers, I'll admit I was going for a little vertigo in this one. :lol:
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kitgryph Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Somehow, it reminds me of college,,, climb up, up, and up,,, and then drop back down to who knows where,,, then the drop to no-where, all while under the ever-seeing eye of the administration! Come to think of it, that is kinda how it felt while teaching, too. Great pic! Just strangely familar.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Come to think of it, my college was on the side of a hill as well- I don't think a single student graduated without seriously developed legs. Nothing like lugging all one's supplies up the hill after a long day.

thanks! :)
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hero339 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hot damn, this is some great stuff.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Heh! :) Thank you very much!!
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PeterSzmer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is fantastic piece of imaginery, Paul. Absolutely stunning.
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nightserpent Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Many thanks, Peter, I'm glad you like it! :)
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