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Le Flux Magnetique by poltergeist Le Flux Magnetique by poltergeist
My entry for the "Inspirations" contest.

I believe the thing that inspires me the most is life itself. The concept of life. What is it that compels us to leave our comfortable nonexistence only to be flung into a world of uncertainty? Is it the anticipation of love? Maybe the pleasures of the flesh? Perhaps the hypnotic rhythm of music? Or simply an irresistible magnetic force that coalesces suns, planets, and human bodies out of stardust?
There are a million different ways to illustrate this phenomenon, but in this instance I chose to use an archetype of my own creation: the serpent, Poltergeist. He is a recurring theme in my artwork; representing my own life force. Here, the dancing mannequins happily follow him into mystery on a path of solar energy. The shadow returning to the sun suggests that all paths eventually lead one back to the light.
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Vetel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
You pulled it off perfectly again, damn hard to make any recomendations tho.
I like best the way that its got a meaning behind the picture, like Ragdoll in the background is more than just a background really. Always saw a bit of myself in Poltergeist, mainly as I'm wierd but still, I'm liking the charater.
Best bit, right hand serpent
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fallnangeltears Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2004  Professional General Artist
the shadows in this are exquisite!! wow.. all of your art is so unique and beautiful. ::drags Poltergeist into the shadows with a devious giggle:: :hump:
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Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
:sigh: Stupid DA...^^;
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Heehee...seems that I'm thrice blessed, then. ;)
Thank you. :hug:
Actually, the brightness/contrast was intentional. I messed with it for a long time because I kept losing little details with the glow; but I really wanted it to be glaring in some parts. :nod:
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Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
I really hope you win, but regardless, this is a great piece of art. This is something no one but you could have done ( and I mean that as a compliment! :love: ) I also noticed something that I didn't the first time I saw this; all the places that the light touches are very bright, but when it's dark, it's really dark...does that have some significance, too?
Ahh, now this is what art is supposed to do; be expressive and provoke thought and emotion. ^_^
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Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
I really hope you win, but regardless, this is a great piece of art. This is something no one but you could have done ( and I mean that as a compliment! :love: ) I also noticed something that I didn't the first time I saw this; all the places that the light touches are very bright, but when it's dark, it's really dark...does that have some significance, too?
Ahh, now this is what art is supposed to do; be expressive and provoke thought and emotion. ^_^
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Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
I really hope you win, but regardless, this is a great piece of art. This is something no one but you could have done ( and I mean that as a compliment! :love: ) I also noticed something that I didn't the first time I saw this; all the places that the light touches are very bright, but when it's dark, it's really dark...does that have some significance, too?
Ahh, now this is what art is supposed to do; be expressive and provoke thought and emotion. ^_^
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drea888 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004   Digital Artist
hell yeh! that's beautiful!
:sun:
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ADriana-XST Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2004
wow, gorgeous colors!
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dragonfeathers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
I'm very fond of Poltergeist as inspiration. I was trying to explain what it's like having all these ideas and the drive to create to Mr. Wonderful and he just didn't get it. This illustrates exactly what I was trying to tell him
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
I'm ecstatic that you feel that way, cuz that's exactly what I was trying to accomplish.
:giggle: I must be making some good progress in this particular field because my husaband complimented me on this one, too. ;)
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gomimushi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
wow...... i love the snakes... *_______*

oh... i also like how there seems to be a galaxy inside his cloak. ^^'' it's all so pretty. and.. and.. your lines are so smooth. -.- waah... :+fav:
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:-D Thanks a million!
I think my favorite part to stare at is the little patch of space underneath that top snake's body, inside the cape.
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tentaclees Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love dancing mannequins! *jealous* i like the sun spitting out the little path as well. i do not know why O_o
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Heehee... :: shakes rattle at Tentaclees :: Yesssss, it's all very mysterious. :plotting:
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twinsister Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
really great picture
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Insane-Demonic-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Simply beautiful, the concept is very interesting as well as Geist hidden in the shadows. The snake rocks as well. Good work! .: glomp :. :3 :hug: :cuddle: :lick: ! :D
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you! I agonized pretty hard about where I wanted the shadows to fall; glad you like them. ;)
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :hug:
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Dark-Cobweb Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004
Wow...brilliant. I'm particularly fond of the way the tree branch folds around the earth in the background. So very well constructed! :+fav:
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Dark-Cobweb Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
:) It really is quite intriguing...the more I stare the more I see :D
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poltergeist Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Whoops, looks like my "thank you" wasn't a reply. So I'll thank you again. ;) I'm glad you caught the tree branch in there, hon.
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