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This is something from my archive, painted when I was thinking about how our media saturated society often deifies youth, beauty and instant gratification at the expense of respect for maturity and experience. The painting is a whimsical look at some shaman/elder guys doing their stuff out in the desert. I'm not quite sure what it is they are doing, but it's sincere and it's working!
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MicolPadfoot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
That reminds me Dalý
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raisehellxiii Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
LOL, i love this. I like the empty space all around. So pretty. :clap:
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - there's a bit of philosophy behind this one, and the empty space figures prominently as a result.
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Mulan209 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your painting always amaze me.....they're just wonderful :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Appreciated, thank you:)
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Mulan209 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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uvnote Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! I love the earnestness of their poses, beautifully painted, and the entire concept's a gem. :D The only thing that's throwing me when I look at the painting is the perspective between the old car and the horizon; something about it seems off, for some reason, and it draws the eye away from your delightful figures... :confused:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comments:) It can be tricky trying to place things in perspective at times. I can't quite see how I could change it at this point, but I do appreciate the critique because it makes me see my work from a different perspective. I shall have a good long look...
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Deep. I agree with the message. Everything is required to be delivered in pre-packaged format. Even the arts are not immune. Look at some of the 'singers' today...

Anywhoo, great use of purples here. The little shaman guys's dances are so entertaining. :XD:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! I don't want to rabbit on about philosophy, but it is a shame that the older we get, the less relevant we seem to become - quite the opposite of indigenous cultures.
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Exactly! So much for gray hair being a symbol of wisdom. Now we use rogaine to cover our age. :P
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hopefully I can wrinkle up with pride! =D
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Doozigitis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
...

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Sumerky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Funny :)
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WilltheArtMan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I love these guys. They make me want to go, "A -a-a-h-h-m-m-m-m-m..."
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great! I think they are doing some sort of pro-active meditation so I'm sure there's lots of "oommmm" and "a -a-a-h-h-m-m-m-m-m..."=D
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twilight-woods Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Awesome. I love the concept.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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twilight-woods Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
You're welcome^^
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dokudango Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Very cool. I love their poses, especially the old man standing on the car! ^^
:clap: :clap: To my favourites it goes! :heart:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
He's pretty contented, isn't he? Thanks:)
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my-delilah Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
I love it. Everything about it is beautiful. You're completely right...for some reason, people don't look at age being beautiful as well...:(
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! With a bit of luck we will all get old, and I'm sure we'll have plenty of good to offer:)
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my-delilah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Nahh...I'll be one of those crazy old ladies who lives in a cave on a mountain somewhere...but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. :D
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the way! =D
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SongSprite Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
lol! These guys are great. I love how expressive their faces and poses are.
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:) I like the idea of older folks having mystery, depth and fascination. I would like to think that we keep growing and expanding our horizons as we age.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Great concept, and great piece of work on it! I love the composition and design of this. And that little flock of birds is a great touch! :wave:
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postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! I find birds strategically placed, help to show scale and depth.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
You're right, it works very well. You're welcome! :wave:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Strange, hehe. I love it :D
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
You're welcome :)
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unreal, those clouds and that rust are amazing.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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LittleFur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
the freaky weirdness of this just made my day, thanks :) it's awesome :+fav:
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I appreciate that:)
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Nightshade-Black Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Lol. Awesome painting.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Nightshade-Black Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
you're welcome ^_^
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Raydiant Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, nice!
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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gutydecadi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Me encanta este dibujo!! 8)
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias tanto :)
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velentine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
You're swanky.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
...I think that's good!
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velentine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
It's very good. Swanky people are my favorite.
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:iconpostapocalypsia:
postapocalypsia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's good to know! =D
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velentine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
:]

Have a good evening, sir.
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quoth-le-corbeau Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
I like the dude on top of the car the best :D
His beard's so fuzzy
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