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Wings by graver13 Wings by graver13
I'm a touch late in uploading this one, sorry. I got a touch caught up in another project and forgot this was still sitting on my hard drive all lonely like.

Whole working on Wings, I came to realize that the minimalists really were on to something, though they took the whole thing just a bit way too far. There really is a beauty and power to simple things. A beauty and power that I often forget about and lose in neurotic complexities and detail. After the initial sketch for this piece, I decided that I needed to keep as much of that as possible and resist the urge to toss in distractions and what not into the background (it's just so easy to do that).

This piece was created entirely in Painter IX. It's digital, though I'm not too sure what kind of digital (well, it's definitely not a photo manip ;) ). Whether it's more drawing or painting, I haven't a clue. It's both, so I ended up tossing it in the mixed media section after a brief freighting flash back to my professors relentlessly asking me the difference between a drawing and a painting. :fear:

Edit 10/28/07
Just added this to my available prints as requested :)
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:iconkuro-kai08:
kuro-kai08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
cute
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:iconriley2349:
riley2349 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
joining of good vs. evil....uniquely done.
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:iconl-designs:
L-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Awesome piece. Great composition and use of values, it really gives your drawing depth.
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:icondarkfury319:
DarkFury319 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Very beautiful work :)
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:iconarchdemonyami:
ArchdemonYami Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just had to fav this, it is just too beautiful not to. Love the detail work in his tattoos and her wings. Great mix of detail and minimalist.
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:icondarklady87:
Darklady87 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome!
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:iconchipmunkxp:
chipmunkXP Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow =o niiiice. Kinda think the girl's face couldve been done better tho....
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:iconimmortal45:
Immortal45 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Artist
beautiful
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconimmortal45:
Immortal45 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Artist
GreatArtwork
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:iconziizii-rock:
ZiiZii-RocK Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feature [link] :heart:
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:iconziizii-rock:
ZiiZii-RocK Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work!!! the power of love!!!
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graver13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
A very belated thank you for the feature! Been gone from DA for a bit and still have a lot of back messages piled up. I'm glad this piece still moves folks :D
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:iconunrealius:
Unrealius Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
amazing :wow:
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconsakura-koi:
Sakura-Koi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Student General Artist
very beautiful
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconsakura-koi:
Sakura-Koi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome!
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:iconcremedelacreme18:
cremedelacreme18 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Simply amazing.
I love your description, it's very true.
I love the meaning.
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Thank you! I'm actually glad that the random words that fall out of my head now and again actually made some decent sense to you! :)
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:iconsantocoyote:
SANTOCOYOTE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
GREAT IDEA

A W E S O M E

SANTOCOYOTE
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Thank you!
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:iconjinx-black:
jinx-black Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
nice style.
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Thank you very much!
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:iconjinx-black:
jinx-black Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
you're very welcome!
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:iconrydenbreeze:
Rydenbreeze Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing. inspiring!
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
:blush: thank you!
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:iconone-by-one-54:
one-by-one-54 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
hey man, what are the tattoos on the guys' back and arm? or are they just plain sketches. love the pic, awsome work
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graver13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
I drew them in a separate image, imported it to Paint Shop X and there, using a warp mesh, warped them to fit the contours of the arm, adjusted the layers blend range and opacity to give them the under-the-skin look, and blam-o, tattoos! Though drawing out a bunch of design that didn't even make it on the arm and a lot that got buried seems like a bit of overkill in retrospect :crazy:
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darkdude28 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Holy crap your drawing speaks volumes to me. It is it outstanding. Everything fits. From his tattoo to her wings. It seems that he's loosing his wings and she still had her, yet together they stay. Amazing.
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:iconx4mhd:
X4MHD Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
A very powerful work. :salute:
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:iconkenji-lpr:
Kenji-LPR Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
this picture is so awesome!!!
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Thank you :bow:
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:icontricia-danby:
Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Artist
This beautiful artwork is featured, here: [link] :)
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:iconbackalleyscrapper:
BackAlleyScrapper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Wow, this is really amazing, Graver.. This is absolutely beautiful!!! Great work!
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Thanks! I'm glad so many approve of it. I just gotta do a lot more like it now and ruin what ever it is that makes it work! ;p
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:icondark-ether:
Dark-Ether Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Congrats, Gaver, on being one of the best!!

'Course, we already knew that. :D
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Thanks :blush:
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:star:This image was featured in Best of Digital - October 2007:star:
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:iconkllrjatt:
kllrjatt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
holly shitniz ! . that is awsome !
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:iconblkjade:
BlkJade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Words fail me... In total aww with just how beautiful this is...
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:icongrimjackx:
GrimjackX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Wow. Simply beautiful. The tattoos came out very cool.
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Thank you! They would have killed me in traditional media, but weren't so hard in digital :)
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:iconexternal-failure:
eXternal-Failure Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
omg I love it
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thank you! :D
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:iconexternal-failure:
eXternal-Failure Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
ur welcome
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:iconkindleberry:
Kindleberry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007   Writer
Well what can you say? You just look at this..stand back for a moment taking it all in and simply and softly the words 'just beautiful' slip out. I'd say this near invokes a breathless moment. :)
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graver13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
that r0ks s0 kewl it teh winz!

But I like your choice of words much better, thank you :D
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OmegaBrawler Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
I have to say that I agree this is your best piece. I love the simple beauty of it.
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:icongraver13:
graver13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thank you... I really need to try for simplicity more often.
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