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Conglomeration no. 1 by zyphryus Conglomeration no. 1 by zyphryus
A session of conceptual automatism, and controlled textures.

dreamlike.
roots.
what is in my head.

Automatism - I just let my mind wander through my hand. Creating shapes and faces across the page - and then defined the textures afterward.

--- Inspired by the extension of this contest, I'm submitting this to the art history contest on surrealism - although I'd like to choose a lesser used technique - one of my favorites being "Eclaboussure", which I just realized I use ALL THE FREAKIN TIME, in almost EVERY painting I create.
Perhaps I'll do another one tonight specifically for this contest.
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old-father-fisheye Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
I really do love your doodle sketchbooky style. There is something very potent in it.

And well tree naked body combination where can you go wrong with that.
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puffdoggydaddy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This feels like the big reveal at the end of a Clive Barker story.

Greatness.

puff
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
wow. you are so right! Clive Barker stories are a big influence on me, so I'm not surprised.
This piece was inspired by his books of blood. Nothing specific, just inspiration.
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QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely fabulous, you never cease to facinate :)
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DanMilnor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful line work. I wish you all the best and continued success. Love to get your take on my site. I wrestle with the same iconography. -D@N
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Thank you!

Yes, I did take a look at your gallery - lots of interesting work!
Great involvement of mythology.
why all the orange cones? very cool but ... do they say something specific or did you just end up with a bunch of cones somehow and thought it would be a fun surface to work on? :) It is definitely a unique way to use them!
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DanMilnor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You are the walrus, he is the eggman, I am the CONE MAN.......KOO KOO KACHOO Construction cones are intrinsically a sign of warning. My cones are miniature revelations/pronouncements/apocalyptic visions/midnightmares/fun size prophecies. Thank you for looking at them.
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Oh kickass way to express 'warning'! I love it! Very awesome idea. Thanks for explaining!
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HopOnTheYacht Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
this is crazy i love it
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pabloskjold Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
i like the way you combine simple strokes with very detailed forms. it gives a lot of movement!
great job!
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Thank you for the comment! I hope to do more!
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Frexo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I like it!!!
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Michael-Blake Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Wow. This is so amazing. Ka-Fav.
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thanks a bunch! :XD:
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artlmntl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
So, what did you actually do when you made the drawing? The result looks coherent and deliberate. It's an interesting sketch :)
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I was actually drawing in the car on the way to chicago (not driving of course)
and started quickly messing around with root shapes and faces - very quick decisions were made, not thought about too deeply.
Once I had some basic shapes and areas, I started picking out details... adding more branches, picking out more details - all without a direct intention or directon.
I was trying to work with the same loose mindset I use when I doodle in my sketchbook, only with more complete details.
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artlmntl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
B-) You're lucky; you can work in a car. I get a bad headache when I do that. So, I usually drive. Seems your effort was successful, though. Good! Thanks for sharing :)
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zyphryus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
thanks!
I drove in the city, and on the way home, but whenever I am a passanger, I like to have stuff to do - When I was a kid, we'd go on road-trips every summer, and I'd take a large bag full of little games, toys, and lots of art supplies. I could've stayed in the car the WHOLE trip and be perfectly happy.
granted, if I'm not DOING something in a car, and Im not driving, I tend to fall asleep very easy.
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artlmntl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
:worship: :D
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