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With this picture I want to describe the arrogance of mankind.

Painted in Photoshop.
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:icondaniel-gleebits:
Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Which arrogance does this depict?

:flaguk::salute:
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:iconfalk2021:
falk2021 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
what do you think?
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:icondaniel-gleebits:
Daniel-Gleebits Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I think it depicts the rather noxious supposition of most people that, as a species, we are somehow higher than other living things, somehow better in our intellect and status we're born into as the dominant species, where as in reality we are no different to any other living being both in consequence or mortality, just as doomed to death and the inevitable ignominious fate of being eventually forgotten.

But I didn't want to merely assume that.

:flaguk::salute:
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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:iconla-structure-du-ciel:
la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist
awesome painting! but quite disturbing. It's really interesting. I love the composition, the details... It's truly a beautiful work!
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:iconpykotta:
pykotta Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
,...huh..this is just perfect...
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:iconfortifex:
fortifex Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Stunning... I am staring at this since five minutes... Would love to see it on enormous large canvas at an exhibition...
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:iconsepaltura22:
Sepaltura22 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
brilliant!
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:iconlouis1795:
Louis1795 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great color and composition. Perfect :)
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:iconjaumf:
jaumf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Very cool. Fav!
Altho im still trying to piece together its meaning. haha give me a few minutes here. :)
Great work.
:)
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:icon00mrz:
00mrz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
amazing, great work mate
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:iconzananeichan:
zananeichan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Well beautifull and well defined :-)
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:iconsyene:
Syene Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
das ist super geil (trying to speak german :P) but wonderful piece. It's really confronting so great job! *Faved*
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Fantastic...
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:iconthiaminatenn:
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008   Digital Artist
ein fantastisches werk. für mich ist die menschliche arroganz immer etwas, womit sie der erde und allen anderen wesen auf ihr schadet.
ich hatte die hyäne anfangs so interepretiert, dass sie zwar für den menschen etwas bösartiges darstellt, aber im hinblick auf die natur, wieder gleichgewicht schaffen kann in dem sie den menschlichen körper, welcher für die menschheit an sich stehen könnte, verschlingt, so dass dieser nicht länger schmarotzen kann.

allerdings finde ich deinen ansatz auch sehr interessant!

ein wirklich sehr nahegehendes bild!
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:icondub72:
dub72 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
great concept. it really stays in the head for a while :)
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
after ten minutes is till don't get it... my IQ is 86
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:iconfalk2021:
falk2021 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
but what was your idea after that 10 minutes?
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
that i'm really stupid??? but looking at it again i'm thinking humans are doing nothing to save the earth? the earth is dying but humans don't care and are like the sleeping child... the first time all i could get was wow!!! awesome artist!!!
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:iconcutangus:
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Who is the hyena that devoures the inheritance of mankind (the child)?
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:iconfalk2021:
falk2021 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
The hyena is a predator.
In fables the hyena is a symbol for viciousness but also cleverness and intelligence.
I think there are many components that describe human beeing and one strong component is the intention to devour other people.
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Spellatio Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Hallo Falk!

So, nachdem dieses Bild wirklich sehr, sehr lange in meiner Inbox herumlag und ich mich meiner Begeisterung zum Trotze nicht so richtig getraut habe etwas dazu zu schreiben, kommt hier der verdiente Kommentar (der eigentlich nur aus einer Frage besteht :sarcasticclap:) :

Ist es vermessen, nach deiner Lesart oder Interpretation des Bildes zu fragen? Ich finde die Symbolik zwar sehr wuchtig (insofern dass ich die einzelnen Elemente als sehr berührend empfinde, also sehr emotional darauf reagiere - kein Wunder, insbesondere der untere Bildteil ist ja sehr aufrüttelnd) tu mich aber schwer, die einzelnen Teile zu einer schlüssigen Interpretation zu vereinen.
Also - versteckt sich da eine konkrete Bedeutung hinter den Bildelementen, also eine "Musterinterpretation" die deiner Absicht als Erschaffer des Bildes entspricht, oder hast du beim Malen eher frei assoziiert?

Zu den technischen Aspekten möchte ich mich gar nicht äußern, und das ist als Kompliment gemeint :)
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Senor-Giraffe Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
awsome
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:iconthebastet:
thebastet Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Student General Artist
BRILLIANT! i absolutely love the concept. perfect detail. this piece really speaks to me, it's very inspirational :) :thumbsup: :heart:
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful work! Very disturbing, but I think thats the point of this piece. Great composition and execution.
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:icongoatz:
goatz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
very nice vibrant glow to her face and upper torso, however it was rather confusing as of what this piece was proving, it would have been helpful for you to post that the child is asleep and dreaming, i was wondering why the child looked so peaceful o.o
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falk2021 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Hey goatz ^^
Thank you!
I think its ok if people have their own feelings and thoughts if they look at the picture. For me its not very important that people think the same like me during painting the picture.
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lukadron Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Das ist echt stark geworden. Der Symbolismus dahinter ist sehr eindringlich, vor allem in seiner Schlichtheit. Ich glaub, ich muss hier nicht nochmal alles erwähnen, was die anderen schon geschrieben haben.
Könnte man durchaus als Print anbieten, ich würds mir an eine Zimmertür hängen...obwohl das mit dem halb aufgefressenen Kind schon morbide ist *fg*
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist wirklich ein interessantes Bild! Und wieder so herrlich gemalt.

Ich hab schon die Interpretationen im digitalartforum gelesen und will hier auch noch meinen Senf dazugeben:
Das Kind scheint mir einen Blick in die Zukunft darzustellen! Die Folge der Arroganz wäre es, dass die Menschheit selber daran zugrunde geht... Das scheint die Menschheit aber lieber ignorieren zu wollen, obwohl es ja sichtbar wäre.
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falk2021 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Mir gefällt der Gedanke, dass das schlafende/träumende Kind ein Blick in die Zukunft sein könnte.
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:iconseyreene:
Seyreene Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ja, obwohl das ja gerade auch etwas Beängstigendes hat, wegen dieser Gewissheit, dass es keine Hoffnung gibt. Und das bemerkt es ja nicht einmal.
Einerseits beruhigend, aber andereseits...
Dabei fällt mir noch ein, dass dieser friedliche Zustand des Kindes ja auch seine Unschuld noch steigert. Es merkt selber gar nicht, dass das sein Ende ist...

Falk, was das Interpretieren deines Bildes angeht ist es herrlich! ;)
(Ich könnte da noch ewig weiter versuchen, meine Gedanken hinzuformulieren, es ist schwer, das Gedachte so auszudrücken, wie es im Kopf ist.)
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ChrisNoeth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome!

Best,

Chris
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! really awesome, as always! amazing work!
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Wow.. Cool.
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thalia-art Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Student Digital Artist
great work! amazing shading. great concept indeed
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:iconyuricola:
yuricola Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
We think of ourselves as gods, yet we're just animals and vulnerable like any other... this piece is beautiful. If it was me painting this, I think I'd be freaked out when coloring the child (?) with the guts exposed, haha. =P

Simply amazing. I love the composition too.
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falk2021 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
thank you very much for your thoughts about the picture^^
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Nabend Falk,

mal wieder nen echt geiles Bild geworden, gefällt mir echt sehr gut muss ich sagen :D

Weiter so
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falk2021 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
danke zulu
hau du auch rein und knall uns mit tollen artworks um :)
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:iconzulusplitter:
ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
hehe, Klaro ;)
Arbeite gerade an einem neuen :P

Dann kommen 2 GB-Geschenke ;) (eins für Jana, aber PSSSST :D)
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:iconaxien:
aXien Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Very thought provoking, love the pic. :)
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Monkey-Manders Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Humans can be very arrogant creatures, and this shows very well how vulnerable we really are, good job.
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:iconwhite-tean:
White-Tean Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
My favourite elements are the blue (planetary?) dome and the hyena... I like their juxtoposition especially. The way the Hyena is framed in front of it... and the exquisite detailing of the disk behind the beautifully done female figure...

Actually, everything you do is wonderful in every part.

I would *so* pre-order any book you were going to do on amazon *years* in advance!
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falk2021 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
haha thank you
*dreams from books on amazon*
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:icontimola:
timoLa Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Hey!
Du kannst so super Geil nackte frauen zeichnen :D
und diese farben sind immer wunderbar!
aber ich finde du solltest mal nen kerl hochladen! :D
du warst wohl auch schon akt malen was? :XD:
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:iconfalk2021:
falk2021 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
du hast´n knall, timola... bei dem bild an geile nackte frauen zu denken ^^
aber danke für das lob.
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:icontimola:
timoLa Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
na das war ja nicht so gemeint :XD:
ich find einfach nur das du die props super drauf hast!
und die frauen bei dir sehr authentisch wirken!
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falk2021 Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
ja ja ;)
ich seh da oben geil und nackt und frau stehen und genau daran haste gedacht :P

nee ist ok, mach dir keinen kopf ^^
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:icontimola:
timoLa Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
man könnte es natürlich auf 'geile nackte frauen' zensieren,...
aber dran wollen wir mal nicht denken ;)
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