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The Roaring Silence by Flockhart The Roaring Silence by Flockhart
Variations on a theme - all the usual subjects.
I will probably rework the tower of Babel but we'll see.
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just sometimes wonder... It is great work that you produce, and I admire digi-artists as much as normal, nor do I judge anyone. But out of curiousity: don't you have the feeling to want something physical from your result. I mean, like with drawings and paintings you have the real result in front of you on a painting canvas or a frame or such? But with digi-art you store on your HD. You know what I mean? A sort of touchable...

How do you look towards your own results?
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Flockhart Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
I have to confess I share those feelings and I agree that "real painting" seems so much more physical and real. However art that is not seen, seems almost pointless to me and this (digital via the internet) is a realistic route to having my art seen. Art needs an audience, it is after all about putting some aesthetic content into the world for people to respond to. So if I painted on canvas only one or two people could see the work I do anyway - unless it was on some permanent display in a gallery, (but lets not kid ourselves) So for me the pleasure is certainly in creating Art but it is as much about getting some sort of response to stuff I create. So you can see why digital does that with more ease than oil or acrylic or pencil. I am also aware of the obvious fact that art and the media artists use evolves anyway and we live in a photoshop rich, digitaly saturated, graphically instant electronic age.
Every frame of a great film is in a sense a work of art, as is the totality of the film, yet as you pointed out there is nothing real in any digital format even after thousands of hours of creativity; but would you question the validity of celluloid as an artistic media?
Its a very interesting question though. To be honest :) I suppose if I was not as lazy I would do the work in paint then simply photograph it and upload it digitally.... I probably should.
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really, others can call it art if an audience is watching it. Like I've said: I respect art in any way with any medium with the same core value. It is the originallity that counts for a part for me. It has its ups and downs, like traditional I guess. With digi-art you can reach unimaginable qualities with a blink of an eye, and even Dylan Cole is one of my favourites, painting months in digi-art. The only thing I wonder how "touchable" the results are as drawing with a pencil gives some kind of feeling, and the work displays more "you" in it; more raw reflection.

Art isn't always visual... it is also the things you DON'T see, but feel, live and inspire and even hear. For movies can also be a form of art, composed as one big huge collaboration. In a case of digital art I think it needs indeed an audience; especially when it comes to movies, but it does not necessarily for traditional. For me not at least... for me it is about getting my emotions down on paper, to forget the troubles of the world and just be myself. To live the creation, to do. I'm not saying that digi-artist can't live the same thing, but it is different. Personally, my drive is not to do it for others/numbers. I've endured too much "friends"-politics while people are too ignorent to respond back, when they say to you how great your art is. Who knows? If you are great in socializing with internet, your art appreciation will be magnified exponentially. It is a status thing and sadly for me that has not much to do with "art".

I appreciate you're beïng open and honest with this and it's a interesting discussion!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
For those who didn't understand yet, this work is a pure masterpiece !!! :D
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Thank you I'm glad you like it - and get it :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Chaos is seen where none exist to those who fail to see or know where to look...in subtle shadow and flickering light dreams are made manifest within the realm of the yet to be...
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I Like that :)- and it resonates with the picture and the stuff in my head :) Thanks
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I try to capture my first impressions of someone’s art this way...it’s my way of thanking them for sharing there creativity and giving me the chance to write...
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furnituresig Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
really great, how paintings should be, super worked and excellent detail
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TheForestWithin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
very amazing work :)
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Thank very much comments are always appreciated :)
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Blue-Puppet Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fabulous Work.
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Mode-Hex Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Mindblowing.
Thank you , Paul ~
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whitewave-moth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
such detail - love the horse the best
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!
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MellissaAF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
WOW! I love your style, It is really unique and that can be hard to find on DA. I love how things bleed into others and become something else. It almost looks like your painting in overlapping different dimensions. Each focal point catches your eye, then teases you in different directions all over. Wonderfully done!
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ABDportraits Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Paul, your whole work is really amazing, and so modern. I see a sort of synthesis between Bruegel (and Bosch), Gigger, Botticelli and Dali, but your way to treat the subjetcs is very personnal, tha's why it's interesting. Each of your artwork is a kind of "scene-story" and seems infinite. Congratulations !
I'll definitely watch you ! :)
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chuckometti Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
very beautiful :heart:
your style is absolutely unique, still your pictures somehow remind me of hieronymus bosch's work^^
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Flockhart Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Any! comparison to Bosch is mindblowingly flattering "big grin" :D and thanks muchly :)
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Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Gosh! So much detail.
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BigBad-Red Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work :clap:
What program do you use to create your art?
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Livor-Mortiis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Very beautiful!! It reminds me to Botticelli :)
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent piece
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Chosy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
impressive as always :)
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
this is quite beautiful, love the watercolour atmosphere you gave into this piece, and all details look awesome, very well done!!:love:
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maxevry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Your work is very unique!
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Thanks and thanks for the fav :D
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What Amazing work:wow: :clap: I love this=D
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thanks very much :) - and its nice to know there are some fairy goodmothers about as well as the other kind :D
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: Thank you:iconlisabagherpour:
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DKHutcheson Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The detail in this is so mind blowing. There are so many hidden surprises. I wonder if I'll ever find them all.
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Glad you enjoy it - and thanks for the fav :D
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anubis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really magical!!!
Tassos
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MageBlanc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonder !
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MichaelShapcott Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Extremely moving! I love your work.
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thanks - The pleasure is mutual - I love your combination of renaissance like realism, graphic illustration and beautiful composition. Cheers! :D
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Ferii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
geez... yet another master piece! I simply cannot understand how you are able to create such detailed, demonstrative and fine but at the same time extremely surreal art! I LOVE IT! xD (oh and btw I like the palette you've used painting this) *is looking forward for more*
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Thanks ! Its the wonder of photoshop I can make as many mistakes as I like without destroying my work :D - I appreciate the comments its cool when artists take the time to comment on work.
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Ferii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
khehe I personally found the wonders of photoshops recently :DD I still lack a lot of skill but I totally fell in loooove with undoing xD
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PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You have got to be kidding me! this is beyond words!
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
LOL - Thanks! Much appreciated :D
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leothefox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009   Artist
Ooo Pieter Bruegel-ism :D
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chris10belgium Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Your style is special. :)
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Flockhart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Thanks Christine - Now I have a big cheesy grin on my face :D
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chris10belgium Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha ;)
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
That's just awesome :D
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