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experienced some dark moments in recent weeks.
subsequently it began affecting me creatively.
something that hasn't happened in a very long time.
couldn't start anything. couldn't finish anything.
became detached.

so i went surfing with an alien.
and it began happening again.

i'm better now.

how are you?


i want to thank many of you that have inspired me to evolve.
you know who you are because i've told you so.
for those i haven't yet, eventually i will.

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bloodquill Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i love the circles (like voids) and the fibrous interconnections (like fungi and neurons), and the space... evocative.
pollinate Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Wow, this is simple and so beautiful. I'm so curious about what materials you used.
liamu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Damn! you are so talanted.
this is gorgeous :heart:
zevl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Hmmm, very interesting.
PellucidMind Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
:wow: love it, beautiful!
Ondadiluce Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Please, let me know how to to this...
please, please, please
erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Professional Writer
This is gorgeous ... makes my eye wander ... :hug: ~E.
MisterWilson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
I'm fine now after a year of unrast and shit.

thats a very interesting piece, I like the core of it caus I can make so many of it by just looking at it. its very abstractkinda, I like that. how is it made? digital?
TheeLit Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
this is fantastic! what all did you use to make it?
restlessdead Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
just like toxin overload...

can't stop the feeling
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely image. my mind is trying to categorize the shapes and make them into something common, but i just cant gat there. it will remain a mystery.
Bundy64 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
Just one question, are these encaustic images ?
If they are, how do you get it so detailed in it. Any special tools? I've tried encaustic art a few years back, but never got anything as detailed like this.
But then again, maybe this is not encaustic afterall, just something that looks similar ?
dholms Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
uhm k.
first i had to look up what encaustic meant.
so that should pretty much answer your question. heh.
however, that looks like a pretty cool technique. i wonder how hard it would
be to find what i needed to try that.
anyway, for this particular piece, was done with inks and acetate.
and thanks so much for the comment and turning me on to this encaustic thing.
Bundy64 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
This image looked a bit like an encaustic painting where the wax is melted with a hot air gun. You get a similar effect, only it's hard to control the wax as it blows over the paper.

For encaustic images you need special paper which doesn't absorb the wax. Also an iron to melt the wax and transfer it to the paper. As said above, a hot air gun can be used to melt and blow the wax. There is also a heated stylus pen with different type of pen tips and stamps to add details. You can even use a marker to draw something on the paper (or use stamps) and then apply colored wax over it. Most inks will be absorbed by the paper so the wax doesn't stain the ink.

Anyway, there are lot's of on-line shops who sell all the stuff needed for encaustic images. Wax comes in a lot of base colors, and you can make your own by melting 2 colors and mixing them, just like paint.

Might be interesting to see what someone as talanted as you can do with encaustics :)
ShiverNamelessone Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
this is gorgeous

like new planets ripped from one flesh

powerful artwork
Samaya11 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005
amazing. this looks painful. old wounds being closed & a rebirth of something
something like a scream
something like an embryo in the middle
yet all those orbs give it a sense of the universe
i can almost see it throbbing, pulsing, pushing back.

+glad to hear you're doing better.

+feeling alright. just got back from a soul vacation
Schizodanny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Awesome. +fave +watch
Dusk101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
this is awell honed use of techniques. beautifully surreal. i have only been a member for a matter of hours but i can see i made the right choice. nice one dude
Raventhird Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous work :+fav:
ArdieYoung Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005   Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I love it.

ChatOmbre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
I adore these, but I must ask... why only glossy and matte for it's prints? =P
sick-snowangel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
very fascinating, definitly my kinda style, rich and varied in texture and shape

you get a fav my friend :)

what kind of media did you use to make this by the by?
boznic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
your work has a great feel to it, Im glad you sell prints!! I will return.
unknownsoldier Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004
damn man
these things are blowing my mind
its like the visual representation of pre-Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd
wolfpooka Featured By Owner May 1, 2004
this is a totally fascinating image. beyond loving the colors and the composition, i am enthralled with the technique. how did you make this? what it it done with? how did you get the feathery lines and the smooth blending? this is amazing!!
Amaria Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2004
Definitely my favourite piece of yours thus far. The intricacy is amazing. And I dont usually go for abstract art, because usually I tend to think it lacks skill, but the control and movement is amazing here. There are no superfluous lines or colours...everything seems to have a purpose, everything is so well put together. I wish I could give you more technical critique, but I cant, because I am just simply lost in awe...
TeriyakiStyle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I wish we all lived as close as the internet makes us feel.. then I would give you a big hug and say its gonna be ok.. though this time I would mean it.. peace dholms.. I know your strong enough to grasp the purpose of lifes hardships... even though I;m sometimes not...
Kamermans Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
this looks really great! nice work and great style
bongoshock Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
awesome! it has the feel of something organic while still remaining ambiguous. very finished look. i like it.
ni9elives Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
funny how the hard times are the most inspirational times. this is amazing. the colors, the style, the originality.. more!
deverall Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
thats so cool. what did you make this with??
zert-one Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2004
I'm fine thanx! piece is :)...

Keep it upper D
Cat-Lovers-Anon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
absolutely gorgeous
mariusbudu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004  Professional Photographer
I'm going through thr same thing...

... but I feel the tides are changing

As always (but in a new way now) your work takes me to a place I feel comfortable in the bounds of my insanity... It makes me briefly experience the world and my conciousesness differently...

You simply rule!

AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004
STUNNING! Instant fav
bob-x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004
Wow! This is insane! Awesome! Totally different from your "norm" if you really have such a thing... I don't really suppose you do. But it seems amazingly fresh and origional. I like it a lot!
evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
That's some lovely stuff, dude.
nemophylia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004
very beautiful interesting design.
greenfaery Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of something incredibly organic and living, of a liquid that has a mind and thoughts and can turn itself into these thoughts and images and give us an impression of its mind and the way it is thinking...I like how I can get lost in this one. How it swallows me up.
cuidame Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:drool: Wow, this is amazing...
Kikavolaille Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2004
I like this. I like the way you use the coulours.
xxxlostsoulxxx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
this is cool, just like the other 2 on resurgere....nice stuff
zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
i'm a sucker for circular/spheroidal forms
miskis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004'n the colors almost looks like it's tearing away from itself (?) the way the bottom seems so solid and stable..and the rest has a very fluid feel to is..well..pretty! very pretty.
visualriddle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004
fantastical!!! :) love it :)

azarath Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist

beautiful. i really love it!
revolutionmethod Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004
Unique, puzzling and interesting. Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
memod Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004  Professional
wow, I really like this picture. the colours work nice together, and the shapes are really abstract. brushing is good, maybe some of the circles are a little hard, they could be softened.
but looks nice :)
djb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2004
This reminds me irresistibly of those giant volcanoes on Mars, seen from orbit (even though the colors would be all wrong for that). Beautiful work!
nebu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing and wonderful snookums. I love the flow and the life to this. There is more going on than can be seen. I love how the tiny tendrils are reaching and spreading out, this so beautifully represents evolution. Excellent piece hun! :+fav:
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