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“Magic is an art. In common with other arts, it draws its power from a deep well in the center of the human soul. Within this well are the waters of the unconscious, and below the surface dwell all possibilities and potentials, awaiting their turn to be pulled up into the light and made real. So long as they remain under the surface, they do not exist, but the moment they are captured and brought forth they come to be.

This act of pulling a possibility from the well of potential into being is an act of creation. Every creative act is magical. And every magical act is creative. The difference between magic and painting is that the painter creates the canvas, while the canvas of the Magus is the world.”

-Donald Tyson, “What is Magic?”

Also, this: [link]
(Carl Sagan)
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."

And, bioluminescent jellyfish WTF!
[link]
I get so excited about those.
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Very impressive... nebula figure... expressive.. symbolic.. :clap:
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:iconpandagog:
pandagog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the hidden form and if it weren't for the hand no one would even know
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:icondrippyhippie:
drippyhippie Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
YES
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:iconamaluen:
Amaluen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Beauty made manifest...wonderful work!
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:iconjezhawk:
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
intriguing and beautiful use of colour
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:iconkelpie77:
Kelpie77 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful piece, very strong.
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:iconalexluna:
alexluna Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I got so excited when I saw the hand and followed up the body and the hair and saw the hidden figure! You have created a very beautiful painting - as an abstract, a pictorial, a nude, and a concept piece. Good job.
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student General Artist
I'm not usually big into abstracts, but I liked this one so much I :+fav:ed it. It reminds me of the nebulas seen in Hubble shots.
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:iconturn--to-paige:
Turn--to-Paige Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I like this. I want it in my room. I loveeee the inclusion of the subtle, hidden figure.
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:iconzaliness:
Zaliness Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
why the mc?
theres so little even barely resembling the human form here.. thats just silly.

on the bright side, this is a fucking awesome picture and i love it greatly. :D
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:iconhoneydont:
honeydont Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
So beautiful. so so amazing.
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:iconinf1niteness:
inf1niteness Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
love it, especially the quotes, they really add to it :) weird you had to MC it tho
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:iconvanespionage:
vanespionage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Very cool. Definitely best at full view.
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:iconccmoon13:
ccmoon13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
beautiful!
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:iconjadedinnowhere:
JadedInNowhere Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love this, I just wish the download was bigger so I could make it look nicer on my desktop. It's a little stretched.. still pretty though. ^^
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:iconsyss:
Syss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mature content?!?!
Well, I can almost spot a naked woman's body bending backwards, but it's NOT mature! XD
Very nice!
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:icongooderikilla:
Gooderikilla Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
nice butt
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
where the imagination plays -- this is the beauty of its creation -- like the way the colours flow -- later days
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:iconslickrick17:
slickrick17 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
pretty awesome. :)
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:iconpukicorn:
pukicorn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
ah! this is perfect! the colors, shapes, detail everything!
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:icondarkgoddess28:
DarkGoddess28 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
really lovely image... i like the hand :)
and i like the quotes that you chose.
:heart: inspiring!
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:iconsomeinspiringtitle:
SomeInspiringTitle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
A BEE BIT MY BOTTOM NOW MY BOTTOMS BIG!
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:iconemilyrln:
emilyrln Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
oh, it's beautiful! I love how you made the colors smooth but still textured, and I really like the dots with lines connecting them; they make me think of constellation diagrams or databases visualized or something... vaster than empires and more slow, I guess XD not that your art really resembles vegetable love... although, now that I think about it... hmm... *squints at art* nope. no veggies. 'cept maybe a cauliflower or two.

and I didn't notice the body until I read your comments (unobservent me).
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:iconcogwurx:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!
Beautifully done.
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful. :) I feel calm just looking at it.

And that quote by Carl Sagan is wonderful! I'd never read it before.
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:iconmagicmeg8:
magicmeg8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this. The concept and colors are beautiful! The way the lines flow is so lovely. :+faV:

~Meg~
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:iconcandypaint:
candypaint Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
NICE! :)
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:iconirrgarten:
irrgarten Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
wow very good!
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:iconaslix:
aslix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo beautiful :aww:
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:iconeddy-all-die-for:
Eddy-all-die-for Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow to the shape, colors and contrast!
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:icon7dreamer7:
7dreamer7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Lovely! Wow, this really is a new favorite for me from your work!
Paint? Or something done on the computer?
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:icontayvincible:
tayvincible Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009   Photographer
this is really really beautiful <33 I love the colors and the composition and just asdfjd everything ;u;
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:icondazewolf:
DazeWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Whoaa, that's gorgeous. I love the shapes and shadows and that hand! (;
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:iconabyss-13:
Abyss-13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the form and color!
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:iconpreform:
preform Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I don't know there, your "friend" has a strange eye at that. I can see the shape no doubt, but a mature content filter? Anyways. You are dope. =D
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:iconluminatii:
luminatii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah, they require anything with an ass to be filtered. I figure I'd rather just stick one on instead of having it be deleted later or something.

And yeah... my friend is pretty strange. lol.
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:iconpreform:
preform Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Better safe than sorry I guess.
Still rocking it though. Werd em up. =D
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:iconwanwan:
wanwan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow i love this!

what was your process?
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:iconsoniabudner:
SoniaBudner Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It's magical!
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:iconmcr321:
mcr321 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Whoa!! Amazing stuff!
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:icongenkaku-kun:
genkaku-kun Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
More Carl Sagan?
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:iconlay-cat:
Lay-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Student Writer
Oh dear...
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:iconkimmiko:
Kimmiko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
But like.. just told in a different way.
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:iconkimmiko:
Kimmiko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you heard of the secret? I think it's the same concept. ^^
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:icondowninparis:
DownInParis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
oh this is quite nice.. wish i could do airbrushing.
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:iconsilence-spoke:
silence-spoke Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
This is fantastic. It looks so alive in a creepy exploding sort of way.
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:iconplayground:
playground Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Trippy. ;D
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:icontabbyrox:
TabbyRox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
This... is so beautiful, and fascinating to look at. I seem to find something new in it everytime I look.
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:iconcciv:
cciv Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
immediate fave :)
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:iconwilsoninc:
wilsoninc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
fascinating!
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