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Seeing but not Reaching by Dex91 Seeing but not Reaching by Dex91
Just a quick Abstract thingie i wanted to draw, which also was an excuse to practice some anatomy/new things/angle and a different style of coloration (although the coloration was quick as well).
I just love to experiment. xD

Aanyway, this time the meaning of this isn't open:
The worst punishment ever would be to see The Light/Heaven while chained in the Darkness/Hell forever.
Seeing something we want makes us want to reach it, and Seeing but not Reaching is even worse than not seeing it.

As they say: "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over".

I didn't want to show sadness, anger or pain..
I wanted to show Resignation mixed with Struggles, as you can see by the curve of his body and the arm..
This is more about subtle Feelings rather than evident and strong ones.. this is more of a melancholy work.
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:iconidrift:
The lines are too sketchy. You should use about 3 lines to get the shape you need. Lines close to your light source should be thinner and thick where there is shadow. The ring and pinky finger on the right hand bend awkwardly. Other than that I like the overall lighting and colors are muted. You should consider using a taller canvas (portrait orientation) I think that would add a more dramatic effect. Plus a taller canvas will allow you to finish the calf and foot which you can also use to extend the feeling of being drawn up towards the light.
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Horse-Freedom Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student
Wow, awesome pic.....
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PotterGirl1998 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I quite like what you did with the light there.
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VAXION Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool sketch and concept! :D altho, I think it would have been cooler if you had done a little more with the other arm, like showing his hand expressing some more of that struggle hes having. I also think it would have been a nice contrast to the light on the upper left corner if you had done total darkness on the bottom right (full black) and have it blend with the grey/shadow areas to create a better darkness-light concept! But it is a very good piece over all, nice job! ;)
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Dex91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you! :glomp:
Well, i just wanted to keep the overall colouring something light and "delicate", as this was just an experiment with the rendering of the light and a new colouring technique xD

As for the the other hand - you noticed it - i tend to avoid drawing them because i'm not good enough to match the other parts of the drawing... trying to fix that, though! :heart:
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VAXION Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! Experimenting is always something good! :D
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painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Really lovely effects here :)
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bluedragoneye Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks amazing
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Vonny88 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesomeness!!! I'm really loving the pose!!! :lol:
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jupiterjunky Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really great anatomy and physical structure; i like it
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yelenaienczak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artist
great pose @_@
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CeeNova Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.... The soft lines and dark tones contrast wonderfully with the more harsh lighting... The texture and shading, along with the posing speaks so much... This is stunning, and it speaks more than a thousand words. :heart:
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Crashtefano Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
"Lo trovassi, sto cacchio d'interruttore!"
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very emotional and powerful image.
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:iconmsira:
msira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
it make me remember
the game Amnesia XD
I like a lot.
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:iconray6ray:
ray6ray Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It looks great! owo
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is super cool!! i love the whole atmosphere of the coloring, adn the deep meaning behind it too!! nice work dude >W<)b
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Its not half that bad.

A little vague, yes, and I agree with the critique by ~iDrift but, in all honesty, not that bad. It can definitely be improved.
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skill22586 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I could draw.
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NeleXD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wow, bellissimo!! *o* La luce... BELLISSIMO!!!
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DuskRipper Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Very cool
and a nice idea.
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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MizukiChan00 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very awesome...I love the whole light in this!~
it is like it's real!~:3
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student
nice work man!
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:iconwiggybee101:
wiggybee101 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It's really cool!! :squee:
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:iconedwardculles:
edwardculles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
That is so cool
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Cool artwork. :nod:
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! The pose is awesome!
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96-Me-Hatter-10 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsobeautifulplz:
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chrisbreen13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful pose and colour compo bro.
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Very nice:)
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fjoral1877 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really nice :)
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bigbob101 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Artist
good job nice cosimo
:D
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:iconbigbob101:
bigbob101 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Artist
cool eipc
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BreXAnimeXManga Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Epic!
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
Very dramatic use with the lighting :wow:
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redconvoy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good angle.
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cosartmic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! i love it!
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cartilaj Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Why are you so good at anatomy? ;A;
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BloomyK Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, I love the lighting and shading in this! :D
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findmyface Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dude that's so awesome, I love it!
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244705 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like the quote
but im sorry to say that the person doesnt express it very well
other than that its very good work!
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Dex91 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What should the person express?
I mean, i didn't want to show sadness, anger or pain..
I wanted to show Resignation mixed with struggles, as you can see by the curve of his body and the arm, which is so tensed that the hand assumed that tensed pose as well (because of the tendons pressed)
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244705 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ಠ▃ಠ *facepalm*
i didnt see that i was really just thinking of the obvious lol

still its an incredible drawing
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Dex91 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you!
No problem xD
Also, I don't know if you noticed, but i founded an official Mark-Of-Darkness Group, feel free to join as a member/watch if you like the saga i'm developing! [link]
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244705 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright
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Dex91 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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LeoTheHolyGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
strange but cool looking :3
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abby636931 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD awesome!!!!!
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EtriganSwamp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Looks like the ending to the video game, "Dante's Inferno."
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