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Bloodbath by curtis-macdonald Bloodbath by curtis-macdonald
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AnandamayaKoso Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Your detail is exquisite! <3 I must say I'm always so lazy to even delve into such details but they never fails to have me hypnotized and mesmerized. 
Gorgeous work. :heart:
Cheers! ;)
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice words.

Sometimes I lose patience with a piece due to the detail because it can take so long. (sometimes months) I need to take a break 
from some of my drawings and come back to them in a few weeks or even over a year. I usually have 10 or more pieces on the go these days so I don't get too sick of looking at
just one of them.
Truth-Artur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the floor seems to moving O_0
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, those colors really vibrate when together. I discovered the effect by accident.
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dark shit bro *burps*I
ComeToSilver Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colour choices are amazing
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
artserge Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! What a powerul entity.
Fractalvision Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa. Crazy work.
lilman101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely awesome.
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
Dark-Drone Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome:D
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm pretty happy with it, though it took me forever to draw! I kind of went crazy with all the detail I put into it.
Dark-Drone Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was worth it it looks amazing:D
DoktorXombo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This strongly reminds me of a Fillmore concert poster from the 60's. Especially the use of colors and swirl effects in the "pool".
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree.

I kind of discovered using the blue and red by accident when playing around. When I noticed the psychadelic effect I could get, I thought I'd try it.
Jimi Hendrix posters used to have the same kind of effects with his hair.
CAT-J55885522 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good!!!!
grainofricechibi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I can't decide if I'm astonished or just plain terrified...

Firstly, the color choices are unnerving in and of themselves; it's as though I'm looking at a photo negative, an inversion of what things are supposed to be. It's jarring on the senses, a feeling that should be evoked from a work with such a title. Similarly, putting the vasculature on the outside switches up the conventional view of creatures, emphasizing the fantastical nature of what we're looking at.

Next, there's the "creature" concept-- an ethereal floating head-thing. The fact that it's just a head in the middle of what appears to be an endless expanse makes me wonder where the rest of it is, or worse, where the rest of Them are. Unfortunately, the red part of the beard takes away from this aspect somewhat, as it resembles a neck; however, without it the beard would be just white space, so it does at least serves a purpose. It's not immediately apparent where the dripping blood came from; did the creature just rise out of the sanguine sea, or is it the source thereof? And what is the source of that wind? Either way, it's a strange yet unique way of connecting the creature with its environment.

Also, there's the form of the creature. While large objects may appear imposing or threatening, an emanciated creature like this lies more on the creepy side, by its nature incorrect, but for no obvious reason. It tapers well from the crown down to the face, drawing attention to that region. Meanwhile, the crown shows the viewer that the creature is dangerous-- what might those horns be used for, how is the deed done, how painful will the impact be?

Lastly, there's the facial features. The eyes are the first thing I notice, being pointed at different directions; looking in completely opposite directions, yet somehow you know it's watching you. Or maybe not! Maybe you've intruded upon the creature's home, and all you can think of of how long you have before it notices? The cheek horns add width to the face, keeping it from being overwhelmed by the beard, but they also don't detract attention from the eyes, or more importantly the mouth. The mouth must be my favorite feature in this peace-- narrow, formed by jaws not visibly connected, physically unable to smile or frown, all it could do is open, which I do NOT want...

A truly wonderful piece, a picturesque example of the macabre, and I feel enriched having seen it. Thank you.
curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the indepth critique of the piece. I'm glad you liked it and it made an impression. It was very interesting to read what you thought of while looking at my artwork.

I spent around four months working on this on and off.I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Take care,
Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Very cool!!!
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