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The Elliphant by Simanion The Elliphant by Simanion
I did this illustration for an electronic artist (called Elliphant, but not the famous one!)

The brief went something like: "an elephant, but zany, and with galaxies!" Haha, I was totally there. Always down for a surreal elephant. I classed it as digital because of the textures/colours, but it's essentially just an ink drawing. I always liked the weird notions of giant animals in space, like in the Discworld book series. So I was inspired by that as well as Dali's surreal long-legged elephants. I tried to give it a sense of spiritual or cosmic importance through it being so huge and in the centre of this galaxy, with everything spiralling in sync with its form.

Anyway, hope you like it!

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:iconelyxian:
This is like the most amazing elephant drawing everrr
The first thing that caught my eye was you use of different line sizes all used to give the elephant a really neat looking pattern :)

I like the Indian feel and the background you chose for this
It really brings out the best in your little elephant :)

I find the little elephant legs amusing and I havent seen something like that before

I also really like the way you've twirled the turks and the trunk so they work together to create a really pretty um twirly thing :D

Very cool!

And I like your border choice it's very post card looking :)
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:iconjoannamalecka:
joannamalecka Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love all ur drawings!! Clap 
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Very kind of you.
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:icongaia2013:
gaia2013 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very good work, bravo :)
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:icondaisaka:
DaiSaka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
what an enigmatic looking elephant.. i love it.. the tail spiraling around the legs is my favorite part, but the details are also really amazing. Very awesome job! Clap 
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Sadako-xD Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome drawing style! Keep up the good work! :)
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:iconbastardprince:
BastardPrince Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
awesome lineart :>
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:iconmichalius89:
Michalius89 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Very nice ,love it Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconitebu86:
Itebu86 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Unbelievable .... :O it's amazing, I like it .. :)
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:iconhippopottermiss:
Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconnunikate:
NuniKate Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I have this tattoo ))
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice :D Could you please share a photo?? I'd love to see how it turned out!
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:iconolorinola:
Olorinola Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
great. i'm impressed!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsofirr:
sofirr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
°°Superb!.. :nod:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconwarisiss:
warisiss Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
brilliant, simple and complex at the same time, with emotion, concept and great impact. well done!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Balancing simplicity and complexity, I think that's often a good place to aim for :D
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:iconekzotik:
ekzotik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great design, in particular I love how the trunk and the tusks intertwine like that, that's a really cool idea.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww: Like most ideas, that one  came out of nowhere as I was in the middle of drawing.
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:iconsaviroosje:
Saviroosje Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow really cool! I like it a lot!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Saviroosje!
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:icondragonsong3:
Dragonsong3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Can't wait to see more! :D
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:iconkuja09:
Kuja09 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so simple and elegant at the same time, nice job with the lines :D
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:iconsgiandubh:
SgianDubh Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is very interesting and your style is just great. The details are amazing and i like these different strength in the lines. I really like the trunk and the tusks.
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:iconelyndelou:
Elyndelou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're style is simply amazing. I'm glad that getwatchers showed me this :)
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:iconxdimov:
XDimov Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
very imaginative, good job!
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:iconyumenox:
YumeNox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very original ^^
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:iconweaseltea:
WeaselTea Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Very interesting. I'm a big fan of surrealism in general. The minimalist feel is rather nice
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:icondonvoltonus:
DonVoltonus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool, has a sort of mystic element to it.
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:iconnicetsukichi:
nicetsukichi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cuteeee ><

this is amazing! I love the detail, texture and everything!!

Nice work :heart:
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:iconheisq:
HeisQ Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconvalerie-v:
Valerie-V Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love your style, the pattern, the idea.
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:iconjollygolightly:
JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so cool
great detail and clean lines
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:iconominako:
Ominako Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job i like the visuals hehe!
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:iconelectrifried:
electrifried Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Ooh I like the concept :D Love your style!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Different looking piece - interesting. Surreal. I will check out your other work too.
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:iconserelyartworks:
SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool drawing! I love lines!
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:icongordonjugah:
gordonjugah Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Very unique design here! Looks interesting!
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:iconmikimikimchi:
mikimikimchi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow. :wow: beautiful. very beautiful. great job on your composition. jam-packed details with just the right amount of space. kudos!
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:iconthegarfieldtouch:
Thegarfieldtouch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
its so unique and yet beautiful!! elephants are such beautiful creatures!
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:iconcalysar:
Calysar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
love the feel of the lines and the minimal palette...
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:iconchris2059:
Chris2059 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Photographer
That is very cool :) Good work!
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:iconsveteg:
SveteG Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
excellent linework, well done :clap:
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:iconpensulliwen:
Pensulliwen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student
Beautiful design! I love it, great work.
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:iconsteamfist:
SteamFist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful penmanship and great use of line weight! Very nice work!
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:iconr1v3l:
R1V3L Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This lil guy is great! Definitely my kinda piece. The detail and stippling work is tremendous!
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:iconkjdragon:
Kjdragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
cute like the designs on the elliphant:love:
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:iconiamzok:
IamZOK Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
fantastic work...love it
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:iconrbananas:
Rbananas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love it.
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