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Time to think by simen91 Time to think by simen91
My envision of death is a black, endless, nothing encapsuling our soul within it's silent womb. This old man is facing the knowledge that his whole excistence is being held in his own hands. The moment he stops smoking he will disolve and disappear completely. The only thing remaining will be his pipe - and his legacy. The colors symbolize his soul, and the smoke his remaining will to live. I believe, no matter how dull a person, his soul will always have some unseen color being supressed by the feeling of loneliness. The light and glow represent his good deeds and accomplishments. It can represent his role and warmth as a father-figure.

Time spent: 10+ hours (about a week on and off)

Technique: hundreds of layers with smoke brushes shaped into a face using the transform tools of photoshop. NO DRAWING
I got inspiration to this piece from:iconasha-anne:, after she had seen my deviation called "Soulcatcher" . She suggested that I did something similar, but with a pipe, and I couldn't get the idea of a portrait smoking itself out of a pipe - off my mind.



Time to think was made with resources from these deviants:
:iconsimen91: :iconxresch: :iconfalln-stock: :iconrevn89:

Stars and light-effects: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Smoke: [link]
Pipe (Crestock): [link]

I used a photo from ~salemwitch as a reference when making the face. [link]



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





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:icondimuthu93:
Love it.
Conceptually brilliant, the way the smoke emanating from the pipe creates his face is beautiful. The smoke itself is actually very well done, I mean, it looks like real smoke. Something about this image provokes thought, leaving the smoke aside, I think the 'lost in thought' look on his face is what does this, perplexing aye. What I don't like about this picture though, is the colors, stunning as they seem I feel as though it would look better without the rainbow on his face, but hey, that;s just my opinion. Overall though, well done.
Best regards.
Dimuthu
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Critique by MusingZero Jul 11, 2013, 3:01:21 PM
Beautiful work. I love viewing art that gets your brain moving with the aspect of an illusion. I honestly almost missed the face when I first looked upon this. I think most of that has to do with the wide assortment of colors. Though, that's not necessarily a bad thing - coinciding with what I said in the beginning, illusions in art can be wonderful! I firmly believe that you captured that very well in this piece. If an illusion wasn't the main goal in this piece, then perhaps fewer colors would have brought the face out more? This is definitely going into my collection of favorites, however. What a fun, colorful piece!
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
good job\ (๑ʘ∆ʘ๑)/
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:icongrimmlinik:
grimmlinik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the colours on this, it looks so trippy and so cool!
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:iconkevinconsen:
KevinConsen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it took me a while to see what it was.. not in a bad way!
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:iconkumata:
Kumata Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Very nice mix of colours
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:icondinhosaur:
Dinhosaur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Awesome man, if only smoking was that colourful haha!
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:iconanedrehagen:
ANedrehagen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool piece! Love the broad range of colors :)
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:iconmynze:
Mynze Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconshanlouise1997:
ShanLouise1997 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Photographer
the colours are amazing!
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:iconlinzu:
Linzu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ooh such a nice colors!
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow,this is just stunning.Amazing idea :D
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:iconthetatteredprincess:
TheTatteredPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wicked cool....love the way you used the brushes. I'm just starting to delve into this myself.
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:iconralderable:
Ralderable Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is truly beautiful... Very Impressive
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:iconmelyanna:
melyanna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful concept and I love how it's executed.

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:iconorbes:
Orbes Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome smoke
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:icondjanime101:
DJAnime101 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the transition of colors in the smoke! :)
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:icon29cfrun:
29cfrun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty cool
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:iconcreative2bit:
Creative2Bit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool work :D
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:icondinhosaur:
Dinhosaur Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Really cool, I reckon you could of made the colours more vibrant or saturated.
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:iconxcupcaketmx:
xcupcaketmx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative >w<
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:iconwow-200:
WoW-200 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey it's beardman : D
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:iconzacharys-photography:
ZacharyS-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible!
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:iconcruellycute:
CruellyCute Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:iconhalcyonlife:
HalcyonLife Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
magical and so mysterical work, like the idea/concept
good job!
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:iconmaaot:
Maaot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very original!
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:iconthisxisxmyxname:
THISxISxMYxNAME Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Artist
That's amazing O__O
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:icongeoffheaven:
geoffHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! The fact that you blended this piece so well, is great! :D
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:iconrizzy-rizzy:
Rizzy-Rizzy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Wow!! This is so amazing and clever!! ; v ;
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:iconkarageorges:
Karageorges Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Impressive art work once again!
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:iconalextiy:
Alextiy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, awesome :o
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:iconstardesign01:
stardesign01 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OMG!
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:icongoldiesu:
goldiesu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just ... wow *-*
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooooohhhhhh.....wooooooooow.........This is awesome! It really makes you think about life and death in a whole new way.
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:iconjenikagamine:
JeniKagamine Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, excellent!
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:iconjyuubi-chan:
Jyuubi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Cool rainbow smoke !!!!
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:iconadriancaparzo:
AdrianCaparzo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Incredible!
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:icondrawdrone:
DrawDrone Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea and execution. Love the ethereal feel of this piece.
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:iconmrabanal:
mrabanal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Impressive art, well done.
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:iconryancamansa:
ryancamansa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love the use of colors!
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:icondei-bon:
Dei-bon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nice use of colour :)
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:iconpoeban:
poeban Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow *___*
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:iconstreetcap:
StreetCap Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
one word "AMAZING"
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:iconsebastin-phantomhive:
Sebastin-phantomhive Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
think it's amazing! and thx for the llama
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:iconseraphine-harmonium:
Seraphine-Harmonium Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
crazy
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:icondaws3:
Daws3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   General Artist
Very cool concept!
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:icontabithasphotography:
TabithasPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Brilliant colors and it sets a beautiful mood
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:icondevotion-graphics:
devotion-graphics Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is truly awesome. It's both creepy and beautiful!
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:iconlouisdecrevel:
LouisDecrevel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool concept, and brilliantly executed. Good job!
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:iconkatzeekoi:
Katzeekoi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
It's very surreal! you did an amazing job!
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:iconthefooltouchstone:
thefooltouchstone Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice work...I like it! thanks for the links to the brushes! ;)
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:iconkayceelynne:
KayceeLynne Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the colors in this are simply amazing. the vibrancy of the colors against the darkness is an amazing peice of art in its self but the concept of it makes it even more amazing.
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