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dark and joyous by zilla774 dark and joyous by zilla774
Collaboration with $chix0r :date:

We've collab'd a couple of times now and it's always a pleasure to work with Fiona. She has a great eye for stock and showed me the gramophone which she loved and wanted to do something with. I suggested some ideas and we hunted around for some stock together, discussing what we wanted to do and with what. It was a very fresh approach and the openness of it allowed for some great ideas to come out. Fiona started the image, and I then hacked about with her initial structure, nothing was lost from her original, I just added more stuff, mostly vectors created in Illustrator, and the little itty bitty gramophone which gives the image some nice cuteness.

A couple of sessions of tweaking followed with some back and forth design discussions and this is the final result.

The top half is dark, urban and night, the lower is light, rural and daylight... at least that's the idea. It's all brought together with elements which are personal to each of us; the stars, the abstract shapes and most importantly the visualisation of the soundscape. All very pretentious I'm sure you'll agree.

I love the retro feel this has and the pseudo-graffiti style of the background :)

I'm hopeful that we will continue to find time outside of our hectic schedules and do this again... sooooon :heart:

All stock from sxc.hu

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z.
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:iconkurosaki1616:
kurosaki1616 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. It'd be a hell of a thing to look at when you're high
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:iconeliscribbles:
eliscribbles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i think its great :D i´m new, and i don´t know... is it drawn or animated? :)
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:icondrownedflea:
drownedflea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm Loving it !! :blowkiss:
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:iconfreakgame99:
FreakGame99 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LoVe it :D
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:iconlioness-lindsey:
Lioness-Lindsey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like all of the elements you mentioned; they go so well together in this picture. It's different, and I like that a lot. :)
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:iconlives-laugh:
lives-laugh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really great! I absolutely love it(:
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:iconcyberdragondancer:
CyberDragonDancer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
This is wonderful...:)

It makes me think of a dark world, and then suddenly someone starts playing music, and everything just comes alive.

Great colors, too. :+fav:
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Zeah1Renee5Voinovich Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
From the tumbnail I thought it was a nudibranch or seaslug, but it was this instead! Beautiful, and emotional in a surprising way!
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:iconsweetness24:
sweetness24 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
That's really cool!!! Kudos! =]
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:iconyt458:
yt458 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very cool! :thumbsup:
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:iconsrag:
srag Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gr8 one! thanks for this :heart:
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:iconakatastrophe:
AKatastrophe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
what amazing colors,
and great detail!
:thumbsup:
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:icongulioz:
gulioz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Sexy. Beautiful art, +fav
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:iconmairimart:
mairimart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow it makes me think about Futurism,great colours!
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:iconcrashthecar:
crashthecar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Bravo!
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:iconxtrminator:
XTRMINATOR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Exellent work! Exellent combination of modern and retro art! Cool idea! :D Keep more good works coming! Good collabs are appreciated. :)
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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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:iconnavick:
Navick Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
/me :+fav:'d and desktop'd.
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:iconlockandstock:
LockandStock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
This is very different from your usual stuff! I really like it! You two make a good team :)
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:iconaraknus:
Araknus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice colors, great job
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:iconns-dante:
ns-dante Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Zilla mate that is genuinely bloody beautiful. Fantastic, great job both of you, so damn cool. Nice one.
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:iconsecroit:
secroit Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thats cool :)
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:iconleaf-lover:
leaf-lover Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I can't wait to have enough money to buy this. :plotting:
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:iconraygirl:
raygirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Fuckin win, this is my sorta pic, and I think i may have to use this as a desktop because it'll really class up my laptop something FIERCE!

Beautiful stuff!
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:icon8-doodles-8:
8-doodles-8 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Sweet. This is now my desktop image :)
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:icondarklinglena:
DarklingLena Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I really like the textures and colors in this! It's very eye catching. :)
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Seems like we could use some sort of collaboration feature...
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:iconfourteenthstar:
fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Oh yes!
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:iconhorai:
horai Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Cool.
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:iconm2m-design:
M2M-design Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Cool graphic style! :clap: :thumbsup::)
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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:

you && fiona are fabulous. ^^
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:iconsn37:
SN37 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great artwork! I know that :iconchix0r: and you helped each other :D
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:iconaarora:
aarora Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Came out very nice. Great choice of colors and overall nice work!
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:iconsimoneyvette:
simoneyvette Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome work from both of you. You're both obviously great at collaborating - to bring an idea to a great work of art must have taken some discussion!

:clap:
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:iconmasterwow:
Masterwow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very very cool!
I love these colours, you have to make a tutorial how to do this :P
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:icondragontrap:
dragontrap Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
The first thing that I thought of when I saw this as a thumbnail was "Those look like Airheads Extreme rips". I guess my mind is on candy this morning XD
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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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:iconlavaeolus:
lavaeolus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :+fav:
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:iconeliasklingen:
Eliasklingen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Looks great, very unique! :+fav:
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:icondm7:
DM7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very eye-catching design and fresh for sure! I think it got some potential as a tshirt design. what do yer say? ;)
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fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
:heart:
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:glomp:
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scorpionman100 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
nice
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