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Vicarious by Quadraro Vicarious by Quadraro
Vicarious of God "the angel of death at the end of the world"

based and inspired from: Vicarious by Tool

Cause I need to watch things die from a distance
Vicariously, I Live while the whole world dies
You all need it too - don't lie



resources:
adieu les armes by Rimka - Water wood.. by moonchild-lj-stock - Wings Angel 5 by markopolio-stock

tools:
Photoshop Elements 8.0 - Photoscape 3.5 - Fast Stone 4.6

featured on:
Wings by Batsceba - Features by MihaelaLeuArt - Featured by TheRedRidingHood on MarvelousManips

featured artwork:
Dance by MeeranUhm by MeeranUhm

500px: 500px.com/photo/67789161/vicar…

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The articulation between title & work is v effective, equally the articulation between de concepts & execution within it is also quite seemless. 1st theres a magic tension brought by the components of the angel concept and the evocation of (human, rebeld, man, pain/fear/trouble/life, crossing, water, just to say a few). For an angel all of dat is certainly vicarious, 2nd the space & matter of the concepts are quite intriguing 4 angels are ethereal beings fluid, ghostly, detached yet intensely & vaguely there, since both instances apply to the general idea and to the character in the work per se, the duality of being in that space and not having the same phisicality is underlined in a clever purposeful way. There r several depths to the space in the image & the matter of it. The variation of 3dmensionalities brings unity and creates matter, which supports de components of the concept. loving the wings and the appeareance of being in the middle of water, even the wave reinforces de body...but it does not ripple...how could an angel? deres a subversive element to gun,holyness and tattoos. a certain mundanity to tis particular angel. colors=space=concept too.
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Extremely fine concept I think. But at this point I must say that I can't just put the gun and 'angel' together to form a mind with vicarious simulation. Angels are fair at the part of love, king, generosity etc. and the gun almost makes a feeling of a demon! (Just for saying)
The look-through quality of his body is much surrealistic and enhances the feeling of being angel but the boundary of the torso-end and water is very 'badly' visible! Well, the wavy water is the symbol of the wince of his mental state, nicely blending with the imagination.
He's vicarious of God. But what do we think God is? God's the symbol for all kinds of creation and optimism for a living body, no? Then the though of a sight destruction (of the gun) throws the art work off its focus.
The melancholic view of this canvas tows the mind towards helplessness of a 'vicarious' mind. This is the most subtle part I think in the whole mixed-up package. It's mixed up because all the parts of this image is necessary for the traject of correct view about the transcendental vision.
At last I say, it's an unbelievable creation!
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nun09 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
this is cool!
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional
:)
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ObsidianGladiator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was hoping you'd make a Tool reference here. And you didn't disappoint.
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:iconquadraro:
Quadraro Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional
based and inspired from:

Vicarious by Tool
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hudzmetal Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist
I love the transformation from the photograph to digital art. The water and the wings give this an amazing look!
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional
thank you :shamrock:
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KOKORONIN Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it Roookkksss.... I like it sir you get a LAMA :)
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
thank you, oh no don't give a lama (just don't like) better a favourite :+fav: ;)
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DREIII Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Looks sick bro! nice work
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Quadraro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional
thank you ;)
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