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trees in ink by CosmicUnicorn trees in ink by CosmicUnicorn
My project from autumn quarter (last year).
These are two of four, but I don't have good photos of the others.

Pen and brush; Ink on 400 series bristol. [link]
18" x 30" [framed] [link]
Photo references (from personal library).


" Things only appear to be black and white when examined up-close, and out-of-context. But stepping back, and taking in the whole picture, the black and the white become gray...
Shades of gray within the relationship between the light and the dark.

The white and the black.
The paper and the ink.

Duality is an illusion. "



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:iconnoartstuffs:
noartstuffs Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
ink? oh my gosh... oh my gosh.... skills i will never have... thats awesome
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
i'd say the grey becomes less distinguishable from the black when you back away.....
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Thorhauge Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
What up... I was thinking to myself that you had never posted photographies before.
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PercipientFish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Artist
jfeSUS CHRIsT Are you good at everything?!
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UniversalOpera Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Hey, you've been featured here! [link]
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Felicity-MadHatter Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing does not even begin to cover it!
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CheshireAndAlice Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought these were photos! :wow:
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
These look like how I remember the sparse woods near home during snowy winters. The shapes and textures are nearly realistic (getting the perfect contrasts would probably be impossible), especially where the snow and ice accumulate and how they fill in all the brush and bare stalks around the trees.
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Koyukuk Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! There's something calm, yet mysterious about them. It feels like these could be settings for a fantasy or horror scene almost.
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Scrooples Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your art. Jaw dropping. As always.
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LilyWinterharp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork never ceases to amaze me. And this work is no exception.

Your skills are just...I can't even find the words to describe how much I admire and aspire to be able to create artwork like yours. You're a true inspiration to me. Thank you for being an artist I can look up to with artwork that continues to inspire me to become a better artist.
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I38VWI Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
You're nuts.
Unbelievably good.
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fox914 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Woah, this is so cool...wait...it's not a photo

...

HOW DID YOU DO THIS. *O*
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Lunarlight-Prism Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
very impressive work, they came out great, look like photos.
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Yalcahoon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
In ink? ... Astounding. Even more admiration to you.
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:iconforge43:
Forge43 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
...And opposites fuse into a whole?
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:iconcirdec:
Cirdec Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I seriously thought these were photographs until I read the description. Congratulations, you fooled my eyes. This is amazing.
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:iconcheerimoya:
cheerimoya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
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:iconcosmiic-star:
cosmiic-star Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
k how do you even do that. that's so unfair.
just kidding. it's actually beautiful! good work!
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eatorbeaten Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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Anonymoose123456789 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As many have already stated, this could easily be passed off as a photograph. I am not entirely sure what the aim of this piece was, either to be as realistic as possible or as merely an expressive piece, but either way you seem to have accomplished something. Quite well, actually.
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Tazwyn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student
It's hard to believe that these aren't photographs! The quality is unbelievable and the overall product is incredibly realistic. Amazing work!
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wow... how long were you working on this? the whole quarter?

and im realy liking that secong one. so much detail!
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derpiihooves Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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MadHotaru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed
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:iconmykmor:
MykMor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
At first I tought it was a picture! Amazing
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:iconkatiechandler:
KatieChandler Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Photographer
These are amazing!!!! :faint:
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Shyanne-Kai Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I've always liked ink used as a medium to draw trees, and these are spectacular.
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:iconlnfinityarts:
lnfinityArts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Wow. So much detail! My best media is ink and I can't do that.
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unitoone Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: Impressive art skills!! :heart:
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CaptainDerpy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
when i first saw the title in y inbox i thought it was gonna be a picture of fluttershy :lol:
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RayeSesshyFan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I thought this was a photograph until I read the title.

You. Are. Amazing.
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keithius Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I thought this was a photograph at first, too.

When I read the description I had to do a double-take.

Simply amazing.
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
By the way this work represented here I never would have thought it is done traditionally. Hmm, is this referenced location or made up one?
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CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Both, I guess. Referenced from personal photographs, and mixed with some made-up compositional choices.
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ChromaSkunk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are just amazing... jaw-droppingly good.
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