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Life In The Subconscious Mind by thefifthorder Life In The Subconscious Mind by thefifthorder
Life In The Subconscious Mind
Come enter my dream world...

realm`One kicking a freestyle from the mind for depthCORE 25.

The inspiration of this piece came from further study of one of my favorite
artists ever, Salvador Dali. I just had to experiment with his old style
and incorporate it with my own graffiti and 3D works.

This piece was probably one of my most debated pieces in
depthCORE mpanel, many disliked it, many liked it. I guess it all
depends how you want to approach it.

Concept

The main theme of this piece is to engage the viewer into the human
subconscious mind, which is the key to surrealism, to warp the viewer into
a world in which they are familiar, yet unfamiliar with, aka the subconscious mind.

The place where I wanted to lead the viewer in this piece is the subconscious mind
of myself as an artist. That is the reason why I used simple geometric shapes on the
floor, not because i'm lazy to model or lazy to make something fancy, but It's because
in my subconscious mind, these simple geometric shapes symbolize my state
as an artist.


Well, I think you would either appreciate and enjoy this piece or the
exact opposite, think it's crappy and lack a lot. Enjoy!
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:icondrummatic:
drummatic Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
amazing work! bravo!
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:iconkatr14:
katr14 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You are featured here at :iconrainbow-4all-club: --> [link]
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darkamaru13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like this piece a lot! Really caught my eye going through my watched stuff, and I thought it was a sort of sky-falling-square-pieces scene with the desert, some pyramids, and palm trees. But upon looking at it in full, I found, to my surprise, it wasn't that at all. It was even better! And as for capturing the style of Dali, I'd say his moustache would be pleased with this. :3 Favoriting~
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:iconkatr14:
katr14 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You have been featured at :iconrainbow-4all-club: weekly newspaper :happybounce: --> [link]
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:iconboshudi:
Boshudi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting.
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:iconhumanlg:
HumanLG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
but this is incredible, surreal atmosphere, amazing work.
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:iconsilencenoise:
SilenceNoise Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very beautifull.
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:icontwicearts:
TwiCeArts Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
you are master..
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:iconcxk:
cxk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008   Photographer
nice work.
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:iconcranial-bore:
cranial-bore Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, really unique work. I find it visually very confronting because the stark difference in detail and richness between the top and bottom half (which you've described).

My eye starts at the top and is greeted with detail and texture, then it drifts down and is smacked by the sparseness of a 1980's video game. It's a little disturbing because it seems to hint that there's "not much going on" in the subconscious. Maybe our SC really just controls our involuntary bodily functions (breathing, heartbeat) and doesn't get involved with any higher concepts at all?

The way the sky (normally vast and expansive) is also represented on a wall also really closes the image down, to me communicating a trapped and constrictive concept.

Definitely impressive work, certainly caused a reaction with me when I saw it. I will fav it on those grounds alone :)
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the detailed critique and compliment. Much is appreciated!
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:iconj-monky:
J-Monky Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Amazing!!:XD:
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:icontheinfinity73:
theinfinity73 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
awesome
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:icongopurifyyourself:
GoPurifyYourself Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
looks very nice!
though it think that the ground would have looked better it had some texture on it..
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:icongopurifyyourself:
GoPurifyYourself Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
forgot an "if" there :)
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:iconrapxic:
rapxic Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this is a great piece, the atmosphere is clean and clear. the message it send to me is - where do i go from here
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Word-worth-1000-pics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "MIND/s " :brainless:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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:iconchao1in:
Chao1in Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Yep, very Dali. Which is a huge compliment to you mate.

:)
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:iconbrain-damage:
brain-damage Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
:wow:

:+fav:
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:iconbrain-damage:
brain-damage Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
:wow:

:+fav:
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:iconsuprsonic:
suprsonic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
love all the shapes and the colors...
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:iconcaptian-deschain:
Captian-Deschain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
That should get a dd man. great work :) plus fav
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:iconagoni:
agoni Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent :)
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:iconfake-x:
fake-x Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
before reading the description: ohh thats sooo dali! :D very good man ..very good!
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:iconhicky2:
hicky2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2006   Digital Artist
Excellent work, like Dali :D

Grat & grat & grat
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:icondifusion:
difusion Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wha o_0 this is crazy
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:iconb-e-c-k-y:
b-e-c-k-y Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
yeah i was just gonna say it has this dali vibe to it. wow you did amazing here (as always)
our head messes us up in ways we still don't quite get. not that it's a bad thing
i'm reading his book now,the reality of dreams. what an amazing guy he is. twisted but amazing hehe
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner May 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
indeed! Thanks becky :heart:
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:icondms-o:
dms-o Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
amazing piece, rememberin dali yeah
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:iconsilentruth:
silentruth Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
i'd like to visit your mind one day..
i love the hints of colour aside from the brown.
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:iconalphakx:
alphakx Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
nice approach to your goal with this piece, it's very nice and certainly surreal... great job :thumbsup:
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:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner May 19, 2006   Photographer
Very surreal, I really like this style :)
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:iconviremaster:
viremaster Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a key to understand surreal is art is to understand arche types,.. i want to study all of them =/ but there so much lol cool images,.. and indeed you know wath surreal means i love the philosophy of the surreal style,.. a friend of mine has psycologie and aswell art lessons and combinates them and he told me like everything he learnd about surreal and its so so deep,.. =o lol i just started shaking hearing it lol =P
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:iconpseudopod:
pseudopod Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
:batman:
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:iconskykuzi:
skykuzi Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
I really like this :)

It's inspiring to say the least.

It looks so simple, yet, it really isn't :D

I love it all - The floor, to me is very well done, because the simple shapes give the impression it's not supposed to be realistic in any way, which is great in art, and the platform graffiti thing that the people are standing on is very mysterious, yet cool. It makes you wonder... Is it supposed to be flying/hovering.. Or do those two thin steel pipe things hold it up... lol, if you get what i mean.

Ps- i agree with your clear box things in the sky, they add extra depth. Makes you look closer at the image, rather than just say "Ahh.. not bad background... nice image." If those boxes weren't there, i would not have looked as closely as i did and probably wouldn't be commenting because of that :)

Anyway - Very nice :) I'm going to add it to my fav's :)
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the great reply! :) Much appreciated.
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:iconskykuzi:
skykuzi Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
thank you :) Good to see people's replies are appreciated, i'm happy to be one of those people! lol :D
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:iconrwwingsfan19:
rwwingsfan19 Featured By Owner May 18, 2006   Photographer
woah just awesome
great colors and lighting
very good idea and just.. awesome in all ways
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:iconcycloidbeta:
cycloidbeta Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I personally like the floor. People often have this misconception that intense detail=good art. I say detail grows with the intended concept. and it all works well here, IMO.
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate your comment, I completely agree that most people misunderstand detail...
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:icontoomin232:
toomin232 Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Hobbyist
dali man, dali.
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:iconrchitkara:
Rchitkara Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
Looks awesome man... great colour choice and a good piece of concept work... You've really outdone yourself on this dC pack :D
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:iconrc3d:
Rc3d Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
I can really see why it was debated over its just that sort of peice where I can look at it one way a think nope dont like it but then if I look at it another I think ahh this peice is good. I think though becuase you have explained your work etc....and the concept behind it all that it is a good peice of work as that is what abstract is ment to be about.

Good job and another nice peice of work.
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:iconekud:
ekud Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
your Dali influence shines through.
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconfractured-visual:
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent detail mate! nice one
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:iconzulu-eos:
zulu-eos Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This is wonderfuly constructed. Nice choice of colors too.
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:iconthefifthorder:
thefifthorder Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sir!
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:iconjshn:
jshn Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
First thing I thought was Dali. You really got that feeling right.
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:icondenull:
denull Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
you are PICASO man!!!
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