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June 3, 2009
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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:

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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
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? :)
drownedflea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm Loving it !! :blowkiss:
FreakGame99 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LoVe it :D
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. :)
lives-laugh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really really great! I absolutely love it(:
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:
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!
sweetness24 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
That's really cool!!! Kudos! =]
yt458 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very cool! :thumbsup:
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