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Masked Serpent of the Sky by Simanion
Masked Serpent of the Sky
Size: A3
Medium: Watercolour

The result of a very stream-of-consciousness amalgamation of ideas and techniques. It ended up being some kind of flying, semi-organic dragon-esque serpent thing, with a mask. Possibly an airship.

Some of the techniques were vaguely inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's beautiful loose watercolours.

Hope you like it!
~Simon

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Simon
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Many years ago, in a universe not unlike our own, a fragrant tribe of shaman poets concocted a complex soup of mirth and mystical mirrorball madness. As the clouds rolled and the rivers rose, the steaming soup continued to boil, with boiling duties being passed down the shaman line.

Finally when the moon shed its final tear and the stars whispered that it was time, the soup was fashioned into a mighty multi-coloured candle mountain - its wick burning bright in an eternal seaweed trance in the sky.

Then some random exotic erotic neurotic jester came and bit a chunk out of the bottom, made love to a swan and buried the egg deep in a purple and yellow meadow.

What awoke, hatched and grew out of the sugary earth was Simanion - both hunter and gatherer, both child and man, but probably more child, like a knowing child, a plant/animal/mineral hybrid that rides the twilight rainbow for sumfin to do and stuff.
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A Brief SE Asian Interlude

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 11:35 PM
  • Mood: Peaceful
  • Listening to: Kimbra, Kate Bush, The Hobbit Soundtrack
  • Reading: Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings
  • Watching: Clouds
  • Playing: With a candle
  • Eating: Rice pudding
  • Drinking: Nepali tea
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Greetings dear followers of this questionably silent artist! Apologies for the lack of sentience exhibited by me over the past few weeks - I have been adventuring in South East Asia and am currently amongst the clouds in Nagarkot, Nepal.

So far my trip has taken me from Singapore to Malaysian Borneo (Kuching, Mulu and the islands of Mabul and Sipidan), to KL and then Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa), Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Phen) and finally Nepal.

Anyone have any tales from their times in any of these places?  For example, I accidentally ate snail soup off the street in Hanoi, thinking they were mushrooms, which frankly I don't love to begin with. They tasted of garden. Little ones were fine, but the large ones were a textural horror scene.

Much inspiration has been provided by the incredible temples and epic scenery, and I expect to return refreshed and renewed...and busy as hell, haha.

...And perhaps more than one journal a year would be good this time...*cough*

Til then!
~Simon

pica-ae has interviewed me about my work for Project Educate's Typography Week! Check it: pica-ae.deviantart.com/journal… 

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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to :iconwonderful-world:  Before you begin please read the submission rules here wonderful-world.deviantart.com… Make sure that you submit to the correct folder or your work may be declined. We are really looking forward to seeing your images of the beautiful world that we share!
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MattiaCremonini Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Hi
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sonceto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Simanion lots of things changed i see :)Just want to say hiiii :)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Or not much at all! :P Hey Sonceto! Good to see you're still around here x
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marsquiek10244 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Your very welcome. I really like your unique art style.
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Entesi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely lovely work! I know you hear this a lot, but it's true :D

And I so enjoy your DeviantART ID :XD:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A very late "THANK YOU"! :D Always good to hear!
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Entesi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha no problem :D
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CommuMist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As far as visual art, what influences you? Often one can tell somebody's favorite artists by looking at their work, but not you. Everything seems very much your own.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Firstly, thank you. I think every artist aims for something like that. Ah, my most feared question haha. Only because I don't really know. I like the kinds of works that can be vaguely lumped into the Pop Surrealism movement. The closest thing to a direct influence on me is Shaun Tan - I just consistently love everything he does. He's an Australian illustrator who makes seriously beautiful picture books that are super whimsical but also often very philosophical, sometimes allegorical. But even then, I only discovered him because a friend mentioned that my work reminded them of his. But I have worked hard to find my own thing, and that came after years of copying when I was much younger, trying out lots of different styles and not really worrying about what was popular, just what I enjoyed making. Thanks for asking! 
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