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Another collab with my good friend and colleague, $zilla774

It's always a pleasure to collab with Ian, as I learn from him everytime. This was very much a collab from start to finish, with the two of us taking a discussion about finding time to be creative, to looking at stock together to naming it etc.

I think it's a perfect combination of our skills and contains elements of symbolism that you can often find in both our artwork. Stars, swooshes, swirlies, vectors, industrial elements, light and darkness.

I also kinda like the fact that it's a wallpaper, because that's where we both started on dA :aww:

Stock from sxc.hu

A download pack is available on zilla's submission, please give him some love too :love:

Thanks Ian! :blowkiss:
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Don't know if I'm really the one to be critiquing this since it's not really my genre but what the heck...

I love the central colors in the piece. The explosion of tone out of the speaker helps pull the viewers eye into the piece and attempts to keep it there. The main issue I have with this is that while it's trying to keep my eye focused inevitably my eye just keeps wandering around seeing all the other 'stuffs' within the border. Again, this is a personal choice and a style difference. I like art to be a bit stark and focused on a singularity.

I can't help but wonder if the background in the bottom half of the frame was darker would it allow the viewer to keep focus within the center explosion of color? Probably, but I'm not sure of the impact to the overall piece at that point. It would have to be one of those "see it to feel it" things.

The great thing about this piece is that you can see each individual in it and they go well together. I've seen a lot of collaborations by artists who's styles just don't mesh well. You two certainly do.

Well, those are my thoughts. Probably not much help but I just felt like typing a bit in the early AM.
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:iconthe-bashman:
The-Bashman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely :)
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   General Artist
very cool, and great that it was a collab, kudos
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:iconlove1008:
love1008 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
well done !
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:iconshards0fwords:
shards0fwords Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes yes yes yes. I l like this.
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:iconhadi666:
HADI666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:headbang:






ME MYSELF AND I [link]
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:iconcoolchef:
coolchef Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
amazing, great range of colours!
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
impressive indeed
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:iconmarcus-jones:
Marcus-Jones Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
This is beautiful. :)
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:iconithilien89:
Ithilien89 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
really really really amazing!! :clap:
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:iconaldog:
aldog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I'm usually more articulate but, WOW.
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:iconabstractfragment:
AbstractFragment Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
This looks absolutely incredible, good work here.
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:iconthehustlehoff:
thehustlehoff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
nice flow.
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:iconevermoon:
EverMoon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
NO WAY u drawed that?!?!
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:iconsun-seeker:
Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
I like what you have both done, its funky and interesting and belongs on me desktop.. thanks! :sun:
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
...Two :thumbsup: on this nice pic Fiona ...:rose:
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:icondr-eman1:
Dr-Eman1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Its an inspiring peice in innovation.
Im reading the skylines.
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:iconburnedsnow:
BurnedSnow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Very nifty :)
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:iconnalaty19:
nalaty19 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Awesome :D
Really pretty! (That is my amazing feedback :P)
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:icon00alisa00:
00alisa00 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Digital Artist
:D
very nice! :)
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:iconthebigg2005:
thebigG2005 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
powerful stuff!:)
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:iconmonatorgersen:
monatorgersen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That is really cool! Nice job, both of you :D
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:iconslowtones:
slowtones Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
i find the small copy of the object unnecessary.. otherwise its a briliant work
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:icondigital--angel:
Digital--Angel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Really cool use of colors and imagination. I like the kind of grungy/jazz feel of the whole thing.

I personally don't like the smaller record player, though. I find it distracting, possibly because it seems to basically be a mirror image of the larger player, and the pattern of the music is the same. Maybe if you did a different pattern (like musical notes instead), it would flow a little better.
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:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
The title is VERY appropriate!! LOVE this.
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:iconbnybliss:
BnyBliss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
this HAS to be one of the most brilliant things ive seen. EVER.
:icontardboogieplz:
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:iconsn37:
SN37 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Preety cool source of art! I will give :iconzilla774: a great comment, by the way :D
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:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
It oddly looks delisciously sensual :giggle:
beautifull work, love the colours
:heart:
:hug:
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:icontomsimmonds:
TomSimmonds Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful! :)
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
wow
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:iconscorpionlover:
ScorpionLover Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Wow it looks pretty! :D
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:iconjuanmiguelisimo:
juanmiguelisimo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
amazing and brillant work! i like it so much!! :D
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:iconjohnpaulthornton:
johnpaulthornton Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Brilliant. The addition of the little one kinda made me tear-up...
reminded me of my little daughter...

-John Paul
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:iconlaura-villegas:
laura-villegas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student
Awsome!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh awesome! very cool idea and you both did an awesome job! the colours give it such a blasting effect- such energy, and the background gives it a sort of street look as well. the old-school gramophone looks really cool mixed with something of a graffiti style. well done :-)
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:iconinlightimagery:
InLightImagery Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Very cool! Loving the colors.
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:iconrushy:
Rushy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Groovy!
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:iconice-11:
Ice-11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good... it symbolises in a very different way, the differences between dark and joyous. :thumbsup:
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:iconrorymac666:
rorymac666 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very attractive!
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