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Masked Serpent of the Sky by Simanion Masked Serpent of the Sky by Simanion
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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Amano's water-colour concept art may well have inspired this beast; the ethereal flowing serpentine body emerging from nether-space from the right. Harsh transition into a rusted armour/weapon body that could equally be a goblin pauldron stolen from a Froud beasty. And then it gets weird... Hundertwasser meets Greenwood. I love this beast, a friendly face with soft colours that have been so carefully applied there is love here. Anyone scared to add colour and definition and play to their work should look at what you can do if you start saying yes to yourself. My only regret is the absence of space. Detraction? Maybe, but context would enhance if done with subtly and care which this artist can do.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Well done........good to see 'stream-of-conciousness' art.
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Simanion Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The subconscious never ceases to surprise me :)
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ha.......me neither!
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joannamalecka Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic! :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it Joanna :)
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KirstenRowe Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Kirsten!
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JEBurton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This piece, oddly enough has me thinking of the movie the Watchmen (2009). Well done.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That is odd! But I liked that movie, especially on a visual level, so that's gotta be a good thing. Thanks Jo :aww:
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Bulletproof-Eggs Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Very creative, liking the details
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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:iconthanathan:
Thanathan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Artist
Aw, does he have little lips there?
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, certainly does. Or maybe it's a mask or a facade, I don't know.
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Thanathan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Well, I will always think of them as soft little lips.
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GakaPoof Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about this!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, awesome - thanks! :aww:
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Photographer
cool creative work.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very... very nice Simanion!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stunning and very cool! Thank You
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :thanks:
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:iconmidiangirl:
midiangirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning! :D absolutely gorgeous use of colour and texture, I love it!!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :peace:
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Fascinating.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it, thanks!
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Knives509 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wicked cool <3
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahh, I love it! feels like a mythical/cyberpunk totem creature. the details are so tight and sharply rendered, too. beautiful work :)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, the ever-recurring totem creatures - I can't get enough of them. Maybe I'm still a kid, building things out of blocks and lego.
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thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite art is the kind that comes from people who's hearts are still that of a child's. :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional
very well done and deeply moving
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :thanks:
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SuperFancySquid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
this is awesome! :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SuperFancySquid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
no probs! :D
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