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In Flight by Simanion In Flight by Simanion
This was a complete experiment. I had to force myself to do something, so I got some paper, mixed some black paint in a bottle cap, and started throwing it randomly onto the blank page. I'd spin the paper, blow it, shake it, dripped molten wax into it - all in tiny doses - and I added some blue food dye for good measure.

It was a bit of a nondescript blob, and remained in that state on my bedroom floor for a couple of weeks. I'd look at it every time I got dressed in the morning, trying to see something in my Rorschach ink blot. One day a bird emerged, as they always seem to do. A little bit of tinkering and detailing with acrylics and watercolours...and that was it!

Give it a go. It's worth noting that I did this about five times on different pages, and all the others sucked. Haha.

Hope you like :)
~Simon

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The concept is great, at first I didn't even see the bird, but now I recognice it. The color pallette is well chosen although some purpelish colors would look great : )
The fact that you started with some randomly thrown splatter makes the whole picture even more amazing. :'D Regarding this fact th composition came out great too. I love the shape of those splatters, when try out doing splatters they came out just ugly, haha. These little circle shapes are fitting greatly to the wide splatter hapes, makes a good contrast. Also the contrast between blue and black is cool.

My only idea for improvement is to bring in another colour tone, because it looks a little bit monotone. As I said, purple would look quite harmonic. : )
Kep the good work on!
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so cool. What's even cooler is how this image came to be. I love throwing paint onto paper but mine never look like anything! This totally looks as if you planned each and every splatter and blob. Amazing!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! It's a very hard line to walk...I had another three or four works from which nothing really emerged, only half-formed idea larvae. So don't let it get you down!
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nyara13 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I love it! So creative!!!!!!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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elexti Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there *SimanionYour amazing deviation has been selected for feature this week at :iconaus-art: fav.me/d6wcabu

Great piece, and thanks for submitting with us!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey elexti, thanks for the feature! :boing:
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postaldude66 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I love the colour in this one
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Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! Yeah I thought I'd give a more limited colour palette a go.
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Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that little blue bird is truly free it seems... ;p
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Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very much so! Head right up in the air :P
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