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Whispers of Past by TheBlueGuardian Whispers of Past by TheBlueGuardian
A painting of the thylacine, in memory of their past existence.

Painted as a whisper in a bare forest, to show that, even though they may be extinct, they still live in the hearts of people who care for these beautiful animals.

Acrylic on canvas
(100cmx85cm)
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I'll try to write as objective as I can. I'm under HIGH impact of this (and others) your work.

Vision: The work's name & the author's comments VERY matches the work itself. Yes, the dark-framed scene with a ghostly fog on the background, and a few rays of a light thru the leaves creates a sense of something like wraiths, appearin from the void (or from the past).

Originality: This theme's not new, but it's ETERNAL. Glad to know that there' still IS a people, which NOT don't care to something not belong to mankind. Even something been extincted. Why? That people give a meanin' to life in ALL forms, not human-only (unfortunately, I'm not one of such people). This theme's not to be discuss as original/non-original.

Technique: Great, watchin' some details more detailly (sorry for taughtology).
1)An animal himself not seem like ghost, so it shown by the rays of light. I think there's too less of them, they falls only on the head & only on a single spot on the back. Mostly perceptin' just like two rays of light, without full sense of animal' spirit.
2)Dark borders around the scene adds a tragism. Just like R.I.P. frame, especially with this dark spot in da right-down corner, with an animal's face (it's a hole under a tree). But it's not a whole frame, justa corners. Not every can see this association.
3) Fog. Symbolic. A some link to the past, dipin'outta dense fog that filled a forest. But absence of the fog to the left & right from a mid-scene(between left tree & left canvas border and simillar to the right) cancels an effect that the spirit's surrounded with a fog. The fog comin' into background, and thus again not gettin' by everybody.

Impact: Great impact. That's one of the few things that really makes me cry. But there's people around, so I can't. I'll repeat again, good that there' still a people (and furries) who gives a meaning to life.
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Creative2Bit Aug 23, 2013   Digital Artist
cool work :D
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TheBlueGuardian Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconmaxjungreis:
I love it it when artists depict fascinating, extinct animals. I wish it would happen more.
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TheBlueGuardian Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
I plan to work on a few extinct pieces soon.
One representing a different side of the Thylacine and another that involved sabre toothed cats :D
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brionyjones Jun 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
wonderful use of colour and light,i like the movement you have captured in the branches too
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TheBlueGuardian Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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apocalyptico100 Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just, awesome! :o
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TheBlueGuardian Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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apocalyptico100 Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:handshake:
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Rinzekatze Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Picture!! I like the details on the trees and the way you mixed light and darkness in that majestic forest, i gotta say this is maybe my favorite of your creations, specially because it has a realistic touch and extinct creatures that once embellished the Australian rain forests, Great Work! :D
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