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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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:iconjusbene:
:icongimmefeedback:

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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18 out of 20 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconmetalheart64:
metalheart64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Great!
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:iconpurplemagic4567:
purplemagic4567 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
The awesomeness of this picture... Woo~
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:iconcatnicorn:
catnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! it has such a deep meaning! 
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:iconphenixmightheart:
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
brilliant
amusing work
Loved the concept
Loved everything about it
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:iconjyuubi-chan:
Jyuubi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool rainbow skull I am a dummy! 
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:iconraiyumi:
Raiyumi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh, really love that smoke. :D
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:iconuman101:
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.
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:iconj0n-lankry:
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice !
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:iconzayrot:
Zayrot Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome work on the smoke! Oo
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:iconsanluris:
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!
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:iconarrowmi:
arrowmi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow this looks gorgeous. i absolutely love all the colors @_@
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:iconaniqeanuk:
AniqeAnuk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Photographer
I live it:love: I've tried the same thing so many times but never with such a good result
Keep up the great work:)
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:icong6khan:
g6khan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
brillant ! I liked it :)
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:iconnoncsi93:
noncsi93 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Cool
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:iconspiderlilyhiganbana:
SpiderlilyHiganbana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow.... amazing.... I love this! The idea itself is gorgeous, but the way you worked it out... amazing.
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:iconsimulacrumble:
Simulacrumble Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Cool!
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:iconevolvana:
Evolvana Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Yes, smoking kills! nice effects ^^
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:iconyoutubeluver:
youtubeluver Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
epicness
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:iconhyakumi:
Hyakumi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing :O the colors and details are just soo beautiful :D
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:iconadriandierigl:
AdrianDierigl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome piece of art :D
Love the colours :D
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:icondrawstoria:
Drawstoria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I just really love your art! Your pieces are just really stunning!!!:D
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:iconout-of-the-picture:
out-of-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice job, I'd love to know how you do this technique! 
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:icondianaghiba:
dianaghiba Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! Well done!
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:iconkingdarksoul:
KingDarkSoul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome c:
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:iconspiritblocks:
SpiritBlocks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I love this! :D This is really good!
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:iconsonianevesart:
SoniaNevesArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   General Artist
Omg very freaking awesome effect! I love this!
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:iconblackalphadragon96:
Blackalphadragon96 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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:iconmeliiesa:
Meliiesa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful!!! :3
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:iconnami-ya:
Nami-ya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Artist
This piece of work is simply amazing.
The colors, its meaning and the way you drew it is just stunning <3
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:iconcthompsonart:
CThompsonArt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool effect
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:iconedanarose:
EdanaRose Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh. This is so beautiful, ugh. I love this so muchhh; the colors are amazingggg~ <33333
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:iconevanshaleknightly:
EvanshaleKnightly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is so interesting. The colors are wonderful, and the message is clear. It is so surreal and eye catching. The time you took to make it is incredible... The fact that you show both sides of a coin just has me spellbound. I love it.
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:iconsharpenarrow:
SharpenArrow Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work! :)
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:iconredcz:
RedCZ Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Smoking is gonna get you killed! :D Nice job! I love the colors!! :)
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:iconbastardprince:
BastardPrince Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I love the concept, and the execution is great.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh this is really cool! I think its really interesting how this is really pretty but really morbid at the same time
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:iconseastar474:
seastar474 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
So cool
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:iconmisstearini:
MissTearini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Photographer
This is awesome. Great idea with the rainbow smoke skull. I love pictures with smoke.
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:iconnapoisk:
Napoisk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
The colours in this are stunning! Awesome work bro!
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:iconcubegod:
CubeGod Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a beautiful concept, it does quite show that smoking kills ^^ (well, I assume that's the point you are making with this, if it isn't please correct me)
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:iconsolomon-russell:
solomon-russell Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like how you made a skull out of the smoke. it looks pretty good :)
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:iconmelontide:
Melontide Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful Effects and Colors used here, liked how it forms a skull with meaning!
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:iconmjloveit4:
mjloveit4 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
so colorful and sends a message too
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:iconkumata:
Kumata Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Though the colours look great, as does the piece itself, I think they contrast a little bit with the idea. Vibrant colours don't exactly scream 'death'. =P Still, great piece
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:iconpandamelon:
PandaMelon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah! COOL!!! O:
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:iconetrius024:
etrius024 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This photo shows the truth.. XD excellent job!
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:iconinuyashafan4-ever:
InuyashaFan4-ever Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, love the rainbow colors and the message!
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:icondaekai:
Daekai Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Love it, very intelligent and well done, unique picture!
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:iconlauraramirez:
LauraRamirez Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Nice :D
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:iconmew2010:
mew2010 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite symbolic!
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