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August 12, 2012
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Soulcatcher by simen91 Soulcatcher by simen91
Time spent: 10+ hours

What looks like death to some may look like life to others.

The soulcatcher was made with resources from these deviants:
:iconsimen91: :iconcrusty-punk: :iconxresch: :iconfalln-stock: :iconrevn89: :iconiz0x0iz:

Stars and light-effects: [link]
Cigar: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Burning part of the cigar: [link]

I used a reference photo from [link] to make the skull.

The size makes it perfect to use as an iPhone (or other smartphone) background :la:

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This piece struck me hard when I first took a look at it. I don't know if this is what you intended but when the skull shaped smoke comes out of the cigar like that, it's as if to stress the fact that smoking can ultimately cause death. What is amazing about this is that you present the smoke cloud as a rainbow, in dark space, giving it this mysterious happy atmosphere. That is why I give you a 5 on vision and a 5 on impact.

As far as originality goes, you used all those stock images to create something entirely different, so I give you a 4.5.

The composition seems to be a bit off the center, the smoke touches to the top of the canvas and there is space to the left and bottom of the piece. So, for technique, I'd give you a 4. That could be altered a bit...

Overall, this is one of those pieces I can stare at and wonder what it means, and to have an artwork like that is truly remarkable. Keep up the fantastic creativity!
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this is an incredibly and fascinating piece of artwork.You are truly a talented artist and deserve to be called such.I truly and really enjoy this master piece,the color,the details,the theme, and everything about is amazing.I muse your gorgeos artwork so much that I added this to my favourites.I wish to become a fantastic artist like you one day.There are no words to describe the beauty of your artwork.I wish you the best of luck keep up the good work.and not just this piece but the rest of them are very well done as well too.This was coffeebeanie and I do mean everything I said.bye and good wishes.
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purplemagic4567 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
The awesomeness of this picture... Woo~
catnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! it has such a deep meaning! 
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amusing work
Loved the concept
Loved everything about it
Jyuubi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool rainbow skull I am a dummy! 
Raiyumi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, really love that smoke. :D
uman101 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine, actually puffing out a rainbow (or grey) color skull, out of a cigar, now that would be epic.
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice !
Zayrot Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome work on the smoke! Oo
Sanluris Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen images similar to this before, but never as colorful or mystical. Sometimes pictures such as this can turn people away, but this one draws the eye instead. It did really get my attention. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
arrowmi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow this looks gorgeous. i absolutely love all the colors @_@
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