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Idraaq by rare124 Idraaq by rare124
Hmm.. abstract equals conceptual? if not i'll move it to the miscellaneous subcategory...

I'm kinda pleased with this... and look. Non anime! lol. Designed for a college mag.

'Idraaq', the word, i take as 'understanding'. kinda like wisdom, knowledge and all that thrown in...

tried to use symbolism

the sea> Vast> infinity> knowledge
Dawn>> light, being delived from darkness
the roman lamp of light
Divine hand and veil >> reference to khayyam's ' there was a door to which i found no key, there was a veil beyon hich i could not see' kindas like, drawing the veil off in this respect and revealing....
Tree>> the tree of knowledge, with the
apple> fruit of the tree of knowledge.... yeah, i know Satan misled Eve and Adam and yada yada yada, but whatever...
Globe>> um.. world... wiide... wisdom? :D
and the step ladder of books... the common clip the sdtaircase of tomes to uh, the gateway of knowledge.. yeah.

Hehe, i figure i cud touch this up sometime later, the sea and a little more detail to the books, plus need to fix the wood a bit, and i forgot to add the quill... but i prolly wont be doing that anytime soon...

My dad said it looked like looking out the window of a old study/room out onto the sea... *shrugs* XD

oh yeah, 14 hours or so.. O.o i think thats less.. :D
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malytopol Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Wow! thanks! Love it!
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
i looooove this :+favlove:
the books and the globe and everything in the foreground really builds up to the beautiful view of the sea. i love this composition!
the window frame is so cool and original.... really, this whole piece is pretty original! :wow:
i adore it, everything compliments each other beautifully.
stunning piece!! :clap: :faint:
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rare124 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Wow, thankyou! I'm so glad you like it! Its one of the very few pieces of mine which had loads of sumbolism and no animate characters as such. :)
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
you're very welcome :rose:
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FedhaNyuni Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The warm colors are absolutely gorgeous.
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Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Excellent work… Keep it up!
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The-Fairywitch Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, I LOVE it!!:wow:
I have an idea for a deviation, and the concept is really similar (it looks totally different, but has the same idea).
Great piece!:clap:
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Nurt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Student General Artist
Wicked gay, Love!
Gorgeous colour-scape as well!!

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fasarya Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Even the highest level of wisdom can not reach the slope of the eternity, huh =) It's look so symbolic as you want it to be.
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rare124 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
O_O; Deeper than all those symbols combined. And eloquent too. XD i like those wordings! <3

Thankyou! <3
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rare124 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
O_O; Deeper than all those symbols combined. And eloquent too. XD i like those wordings! <3

Thankyou! <3
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Suhaib Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
by the way wht college are you studyin' in?? do reply...
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Suhaib Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
hey... thts really nice... i loved the whole... i saw lotsa improvement... jus' keep on doin' girl... you're gona rule someday... :hug:
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Suhaib Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005
hey... thts really nice... i loved the whole... i saw lotsa improvement... jus' keep on doin' girl... you're gona rule someday... :hug:
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OrLackThereof Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
:wow: I love it! The symbolism and the soft shading and the warm, golden colors...just wow.
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FaerieWings Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
gorgeous! :)
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Da-ReBeL Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
so fantastic!!!!! you have so much skill, and i love all of the symbolism and such! the apple discussion is interesting too....however what ever the origional fruit was it seems the apple is the most commonly accepted in todays societies, so your symbolism still stands strong in that aspect :D
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xjoshuax Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
It's really beautiful! Wonderful presentation and concept! Simply brilliant! :+fav:
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syedamin7 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
wow!! nice concept and execution.... and yeah the globe cought my eye too.... its awesome... good work :)
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pointlessdribble Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
I agree, it does look like looking out a study :), and it's really nice and conceptual - almost surreal. It has a very nice mood, and some of the details just grab you. The globe you did in the left hand corner really got my attention. It looks so 3D *_*. It's really cool. Mind-bogglingly cool even =D.
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pumpkinsareholy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
u know this is really awsome
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Nohbudy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
OOH! i realy like this one! To the simple mind, it is just a picture of a window. But then yea the other stuff sets in, and there is soo much to think about.
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Nohbudy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
OOH! i realy like this one! To the simple mind, it is just a picture of a window. But then yea the other stuff sets in, and there is soo much to think about.
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hack-sign64 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
wow :+fav:
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shianra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005
okay. this is good.

you should feel so proud, i think this is the FIRST art i've faved that wasn't anime/ cute picture of an animal related o.o

great stuff.

i draw mostly manga, a BIT of other stuff, come by and looksee sometime^^

oh, and what did u use to create this?
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
lovely!!!!! u should work for those disney peeps
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maniofdoom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
O_O Woah, this is beautiful..
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Jojitsu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
This is a great looking piece. The tones of the whole work really give off a powerful feeling. It just all flows so well.

A superb job :D
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Lelablue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
You did a great work, I like it a lot. :aww: But how do you know it was an aple? The fruit of knowledge could be any you choose. ;)
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rare124 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
its not an apple? i thought the apple was biblically significant coz of that... ^^; i think i caught that off someplace... i'll go check it...

thankyou for the comment and fave :hug:
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Lelablue Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
People use to say that it was an apple but in the Middle Ages and before the fruit of knowledge could be fig (*center of life and mind for greek; common misfortuned tree in the Bible and so on*) or even a grape. :aww: Ah, I'm not specialist, just historian and my field is Church History and Middle Ages... And as a protestant we hear many sermons where the pastor used to say that there was no apple. But it's common sense so, no prob and you did a superb job. :D
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QueenLeaShanneen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2005
It is very gorgeous! Excellent job! :D
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