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The Obsessive Snowman by Simanion The Obsessive Snowman by Simanion
I did the majority of this on a train. I thought I'd make use of the fact that there was no way I was going to get a straight line haha. It was only a little doodle, A6 in size.

Half of the obsessive dotting was done on the same sleepless night as my last work (Victorian Bird of Hats) and the rest was done tonight. What a tedious but trance-inducing method :|

All hail the towering Obsessive Snowman, defiant in the snow.

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LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hooray for obsessive details! Nice work despite the train, infact the train maybe added something. :)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that's definitely the case :D Thankyou!
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mirrormasked Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
you're the only person i know that might actually more fixatingly obsessive than me........ O_o



SURRENDERTOOBSESSSSSSSSSION. :psychotic:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, that may be the case! I was just reminded that this snowman is no longer with me...sold....for not that much at all really. A little bit sad.
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mirrormasked Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
poor snowman..... doens't it ''hurt'' to sell away your stuff though???
i dont think i could do that unless they could be replicated in some way. heh...
which is actually one of the reasons i'm doing a mini seminar on engraving right now.
which can also be a great obsession-channeling medium incidentaly.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I imagine it can be!

I scan/photograph everything I do, so I'll always have a digital file. I've come to terms with selling my work. It took a long time, but really if you exhibit it just has to be done. Often just to cover the price of being in the exhibit, lol. Sad. But yeah, there are some I don't really ever want to sell unless it's for alot of money.
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LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
love this :heart:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :peace:
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sober Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
ridiculous goodness
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My favourite kind of goodness :D Cheers mate
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dANLYN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
or the snowman who has full bowels...Mmmm.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, I get a touch of that as well. It was seconds away from being The Pregnant Snowman. It should have been The Pregnant Snowman.
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Even your dots are art. damn.
you.

:shakefish:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha. Don't threaten me with your tiny fish. Everyone's dots are art! Yay.
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
They are in a newspaper....o_O


:iconfishplz: Take that!








...That fish is a freak.. ^^;
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou for supplying this evening's nightmare material. That is really disturbing. ....More eel than fish, lol. Wait are eels fish? I suppose they might be.
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Eels are fish unless they rebelled and broke free from the shackles of labelling, thus becoming their own species. The world 'eel' can now only be used by eels.

But yeah - terrifying stuff :fear:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
They can have their eel-word trademark! Saying it aloud makes me shudder. And saying it in my head makes me think of shuddering. ...Eeeel. Imagine throwing an eel onto someones bed to wake them up. Horrific.
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
....*wonders how much an eel costs and how worthwile it would be to throw one at a sleeping person...*



...So worth it :nod:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd make sure it was someone I wasn't particularly fond of, because that shit will lose you lifelong friends lol.
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bakkeby Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Actually, this looks a lot like a pedophile stalker snowman... (no offence intended).

It looks like the dotting took quite a bit of effort and time. You've managed the gradient very nicely and I like the rough strokes on the snowman, it makes for a good combination.

.. . .: .. : . :.. . : : .. : . :: . : . . .. : . : .: . : . , . : . ; . : . . .. . : . :
: .. : . :.. . : : .. : . :: . : . . .. : . : .: . : . , . : . ; . : . . .. . : . : . ...
: .: . : . , . : . ; . : . . .. . : . : . .: . : . :: . : . . .. : . : .: . : . , .. . :

(see, I can dot too)
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Bahaha! It does have a somewhat distubing pedo air about it, if you look at it a certain way. That's some nice dotting there.
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Black---Mirror Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
so cool :) i like it!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :heart:
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postaldude66 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
i like the linework and patterns in this one... very understated piece.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! Yeah it wasn't a massive undertaking, but I thought it had a little charm of some kind :D Glad you like it!
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sesshys-grl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
awesome. I love it :D
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :aww:
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liz-corde Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just wonderful as always! :bow:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou Liz! :aww:
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liz-corde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I always love your work and proud to say I'm your biggest fan. :headbang:
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David-C-X Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Dots are fun sometimes.

I've done a few pieces like that. Tedious, but interesting.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, yeah whenever I see works with lots of dots I kind of cringe internally for a moment.
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David-C-X Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I know the feeling. >_>
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Lish-55 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
i like the style.
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :dance:
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Lish-55 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
np :)
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
haham nice work... on a train - very impressive
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol....you said "Haham" :XD: Like a particularly comdeic brand of leg ham. Glad you like it man :D
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gutydecadi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Genial
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Simanion Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
After first misreading that as "genital", I went on to confirm my thoughts on the meaning of the word genial. I was presented with the following:

1 - obsolete : of or relating to marriage or generation the genial bed — John Milton

2 - obsolete : inborn, native

3a - favorable to growth or comfort : mild genial sunshine

3b - marked by or diffusing sympathy or friendliness your genial host

4 - displaying or marked by genius


This one little word has thrown my universe into disorder.
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mirrormasked Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
it probably means this [link] ....................
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Simanion Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha....I like your style :D
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