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derelict by zilla774 derelict by zilla774
another attempt at a surreal abstract horror piece. Kinda enjoying the freeform aspect of the creation process, I like how I can just let some emotion and artistic frustration out without feeling I need a focus.

Started off life as [link] by ~octoberjoy

rust texture by `Princess-of-Shadows - [link]

Bone textures from stock.xchng

Photoshop, couple of hours work.
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To start: this is absolutely breathtaking. Wonderful job. I've never seen an abstract horror piece like this, and I'm impressed by how perfect your interpretation of the style has lent itself to the genre. The mechanical elements, the drafting marks, and the variety of representational objects and ambiguous shapes are well balanced and composed. The open plane of semi-transparent surface dominating the lower half of the piece, and the under-layers melting through and revealing themselves underneath it create quite a mysterious play textures and depth. I like how you played with transparent and the solid, the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional throughout the piece. The composition is complex, but not chaotic. Your color scheme is well chosen as well. The rusted textures and desaturated colors give the objects and shapes an ancient quality. The contrast between the lighter areas and glossy highlights (such as the hematite-like eyes), with the dark areas and secretive shadows give the piece a broad range of values of light. The only harsh critiques I would give you, is that some of the areas are a little too "computer rendered" to my eye. The area that I think should be refined a little more, is the center-right portion containing the largest of the creature-eyes. The shadows, highlights and textured shadows falling across it could be a little more realistically rendered. I think some added shading would bring it up the more representational level, and a more believable three-dimensional space. The concept of the piece is a knock out. Not to get too dramatically poetic, but one of the many mysterious and delightfully creepy images it brings to my mind, is what an aerial shot of a work surface, like a drafting table, within the private lair of an ancient, dark, evil genius, master of hell deep in the bowels of a hidden dimension would look like. Very nice indeed.
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Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. I love the colours, and the feel of it.
octoberjoy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   General Artist
i try to find myself in there.. i saw a leg:P
anyways.. it is really breath-taking!!!!
zilla774 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thank you for liking it!
octoberjoy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
It is impissible not to like!!
octoberjoy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
impossible* UPS!
zilla774 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
well, not every stock artist loves what I do with their work... given that I tend to twist things around so much. I never assume the stock artist will heap praise onto me ;) Not to mention my work being subjective at the best of times :D
octoberjoy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   General Artist
Well.. I love it! and I have browsed your gallery a bit!
You might be an insiration source for me!

p.s. Thank you so much!!! (you know what for)

P.P.s. Some are more opaque in their visions.. you should not care.
lamblyn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Horror but it makes me happy and makes me feel safe...reminds me of coffee and caramel candy.
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely mesmerising to look at. Beautiful work
zilla774 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:airborne: :boogie: :hug: :airborne: :boogie: :hug: :airborne:
Welcome to being featured in "The B E S T of 2 0 1 0 by Fiery" News >> [link]
Hope you will like it !! :heart:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really unique abstract piece!
hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Very, very nice! :D
kitiekat4U Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely wonderful :heart:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Another nice one :-)
sleepymiguel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
An image that I get when I imagine putting coffee and fishes in a blender. Amazing!
Hisui-dk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Amazing work. It looks so unusual and also... just awesome. *____* Great idea, well done.
steve-burg Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
It's... "Lovecraft-ian" :)! Very nice, unsettling image!
Musicislife4297 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool and creepy!
cgreene Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome! well done.. love the simplistic complexity!
Azelah Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Awesome and kinda creepy! Great work! :heart:
Esi0n Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Strange but very cool ! And interesting ! My eyes are attracted by this creation ^^
equilerex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ooh, very drippy stuff! :)
Danifox Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
kind of weird, but still interesting, love the textures
dreamhome Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of money, somehow
AzeFish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The eyes are trickling from oblivion into something even more intangible...Amazing work...
Eddy-all-die-for Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're going more and more abstract and i think you go further in the good direction with your style as a great and original header
nebu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A pretty good attempt I'd say, this has depth and movement I love the colours and textures and there are lots of little details to take it, you can't just take a quick look at this and get the right impression. The black shiny spots make me think of alien eyes so it's like an alien colony watching or perhaps its growing/forming into...something...and it's going to jump out and grab deviants and devour them in its dripping maw..the sounds of bones crunching and blood dripping...and eeeeeeeeeek!!!! :fear:

Phew got a little carried away there :phew: ...nicely done!

zilla774 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deviation is feature in my last journal :la: 6 Years on dA :la:
Let me know if you wish me to remove it :nod:

getcarter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Photographer
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
What a stunning work! Trully impressive, full of details! :clap:
trash-letal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
love it
Dieguito Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I think the crosses do no favours for this piece, take them away and you got a serious work of art on your hands. Beautifully crafted, just those crosses, cheap looking for such an extravagent manifestation.
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Compelling use of color.
synconi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Artisan Crafter
So gorgeous...I love the way the brown hues run and mix, like chocolate and coffee. And in the midst of them these bright eyes pop out and watch our every move...beautiful, intriguing work. :heart:
alexluna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Critiqued. Faved. Love.
amirzand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW , thats all
QueenNothing20 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this piece! It's strange, and even with the colours, mysterious.

fowlj Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an incredible piece the colors shapes and structure is remarkable. I get the sense its a living map fleshed out on some monstrosity. Regardless of what it is, the attention to detail down to the shadows in the expanding bands in the background complete this piece where most abstract pieces really falter. You've created a balance and an amount of detail that make your eyes wander every time you look at it. This is truly a gem.
PyroGnome Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think Picasso. Very cool.
elasticemma Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Really like this Zilla :D Love how it feels like a hi-def Dali!!
ArtBIT Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We need a fav2 feature.
Regular fav simply isn't enough...

Superb work.
rafa-insane Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have a beautiful mind, superb work!
Werebunny Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! I like the composition; very compelling.
Makkon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you nailed it.
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Absolutely brilliant. This is why I love abstract art. There are no standards, rules or guidelines. You just create. Love this!! :clap:
SilverPixiGirl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That's awesome!
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice set of shapes and colours. The textures work well with the swirls to add a touch of mystery to it
Canankk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Eyes are really horrible but very attractive at the same time. :heart:
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