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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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:iconbigpolarfox:
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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moalisa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool:D (Big Grin) 
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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
Well this is cool, has that sense of racial memory. Got that theme in a spiritual and phsyical sense.
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Creative2Bit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool work :D
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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MaxJungreis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love it it when artists depict fascinating, extinct animals. I wish it would happen more.
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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apocalyptico100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just, awesome! :o
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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apocalyptico100 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:handshake:
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Rinzekatze Featured By Owner 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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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, your words are just so kind.
I had to be so mindful of the lighting of this image, especially since it has quite a bit in it.

Thank you again ;3; it is also one of my favourites (It has kept it's place on my bedroom wall for the longest period of time)
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OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognized what it was as soon as I saw it. ^^ I'm glad there's still people that care about these creatures; they're really cool, nuisance to farmers or not. I hear there are occasional sightings every once and a while...
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Sorry that I've repeated your mind in my critique article. I just didn't noticed it in a comments before writin'it.
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OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine. Great minds think alike. (:
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:phew:
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is always a relieving thing to hear

There are many people who still care. This would be my absolute favourite Australian animal if they were still alive, but their extinction brings a higher passion and reason for people to conserve other species.

I was at a conservation reserve in Australia recently (They do such a good job, they have so many endangered species in their reserve, it's crazy) they told me that in Australia we have a massive extinction rate of native species...something like 40 species of animal have died out since European settlement. A sobering thought.

It's almost ironic that such an environment conscious country would have such a high extinction rate.

Ahwells. All the more to fight for in the future.

I hope they are still around. It'd be beautiful, but I am doubtful. No photographic evidence and it's been more than 100 years?
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Ivywhisker99 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty. Pity Tas. doesn't have thylacines.Tasmanian Tigers anymore. D: Great art!
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Yes, it is a great pity :(
But this is only a stronger incentive to fight more for the endangered animals that are around today.
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Ivywhisker99 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes!
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katcrunch Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the serene and rather mystical atmosphere here :'D
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
N'awww thank you nae nae
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katcrunch Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome mah lub :huggle:
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YourSoKawaii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Beautiful
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^-^
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axel-toyofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing....realy amazing :)
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
N'awww Thank you very much :'3
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulation :la: You have been featured on :iconcaninesvsfelines: main site! :happybounce:
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks my friend :"3
I do appreciate your support :D
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NordLyset Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome :hug:
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FantasyMuse Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! :clap:
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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rins-art Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist
this look great and amazingly detailed :D
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks so much for llama friend-kiss u
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Dook89 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I wish I could paint like this!
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
N'aww, thank you
and if you keep going at it, keep trying, no matter how bad you are, you will improve and be able to get to my level :)
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Listless-Gasmasks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
ohmylord. this looks real and beautiful and amazing. i love your art!!
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
N'aww thank you ever so much :hug:
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Listless-Gasmasks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
your welcome!!
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mel0mania Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
wow that's awesome! I especially love how the light comes in from the trees and hits the thylacine really cool
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I was nearly not going to put that in, because I thought it may too bothersome, especially if i messed it up.
Glad to know that my gamble payed off :'3
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mel0mania Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
:) it did!
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012   Photographer
Nice and pretty piece of work. :clap:
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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raiyning Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I secretly hope they're still out there somewhere. D:
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TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I do too my friend.
I have my doubts, but I do wish that one day they will be rediscovered
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice composition, i can definitely get a feel of the atmosphere portrayed.
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:icontheblueguardian:
TheBlueGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
That's fantastic, as it relieves me that others can see what has been portrayed in this image.
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