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Spirit Guide by BumwardoImortal Spirit Guide by BumwardoImortal
I did this picture, out of an "urge", I had no general plan when I started except to have the main focus upon the Aspen tree in the center. The dual color schemes seems to go quite well with the central point of attention as well as off setting the shadows for contrast. Overall this piece took me about a week of on/off drawing. Eventually it turned into well, this... [Original given to "adopted" family.]
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
This is beautiful.
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Thank ya greatly, glad you think so... :thanks:
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Bertmcguinn Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
I think the Japanese artist you're thinking of is Hokusai. [link] My first flash reaction was similar, especially after reading the title and sensing the style, though I thought of the film 'Spirited Away'. After a little longer, I began to think of ancient Celtic spirituality involving the sanctity of trees, and nature in general.
Interesting amalgam of style and theme, although I suppose there is more than enough room in Shintoism to include a vision of the aspen as a spirit guide.
Oddly enough, I've just finished a short paper on Steinbeck's 'To A God Unknown', which, even though it deal with an oak, is just enough synchronicity to start the day off right.
Anyway, about the piece. I believe I see another representation of duality here, possible one separating life and death, though I'm not sure if it's that concrete. Maybe not life and death, maybe more in the vein of different states of being, of which life and death could be an example, but not necessarily so. Different state of being, or different states of perception. Like the border between what is knowable and unknowable, unless there is a guide to transport us there.
I've enjoyed touring your gallery, and admire the thoughts that go into the different pieces. I especially liked the triskelion concept. It's interesting how there is a consistant thread throughout the entire body of work, not just random pieces thrown in all over the place.
Good work. Keep on keeping on.
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
Thank You:worship:*3... Your comments were extremely thoughtfull, the Japanese style, the note of the various dualities, the spirituality, and of course the always interesting synchronicity. I enjoyed reading your thoughtfull comment, now because of your excellent writeings and comment, I'm gona go ahead and watch ya. Oh yes, your my 1,000 comment on deviant art, wow... :D *Keeps on keepin on...*
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Bertmcguinn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
Congrats on 1,000 page views. I just passed that milestone myself.
Your welcome for the comments, and thanks for the watch. :thumbsup:
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
Thank You:worship:*3... Your comments were extremely thoughtfull, the Japanese style, the note of the various dualities, the spirituality, and of course the always interesting synchronicity. I enjoyed reading your comment and because of your excellent writeings and comment, I'm gona go ahead and watch ya... :D *Keeps on keepin on...*
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macca09 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
i lreally really like your stuff, this one is particularly cool. It reminds me of those old japanese type prints they used to do, a bit like tat one of the waves by someone whose name i cannot remember off the top of my head, very delicate but at the same time very striking
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
I really enjoy you're in depth comments, thankies greatly. Part of my inspiration at the time was those "old japanese type prints" glad ya noticed that.... [A :+fav: to, :O Thanx again...]
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rogdog Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
something very attractive about this art, it looks like it was done hundreds of years ago in a sort of style not done much these day, love the colours
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005
Lol, Thanx alot... *People keep saying I have an old soul after meeting me...*:D
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