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Here's an illustrative I've done for my mum's birthday in a few days :) I figured it'd be nice to give her an original work.
It's my nameless guy once more, from the wordless comic I'm writing. I think I might end up making this the basis of one of the pages.
I'll be interested to see if the idea comes across okay ^_^ What do people think is going on?
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6206 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly the sensation when i´m sleeping in a travel. Like an invisible vehicle.
very ggod. I like very much.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou!
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6206 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:typerhappy:
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
What a TRIP! This is outstanding work
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spoonbard Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks!
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tildemo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
This is beautiful. Your artwork is inspirational. I get such a sense of wonder looking at it. (:
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thankyou!
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tildemo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
As I haven't read the wordless short comic, here's my stab at the story: The train symbolises the monotony of mundane life while his backpack represents his desire to escape it. The train is floating and invisible, which is otherworldly enough, but because he's sleeping, he's missing this. In other words, there is wonder in his world, it just continually evades him.

:D
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
More-or-less bang on! :D The landscape also represents the things he dreams of as an escape from his life, or in this case the things he's escaping to, because the story's about him running away.
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tildemo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
(: Love it. I will read it one day.
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SamMooney Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Great idea.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Whichever way you look at the story, it's beautiful. :)
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329 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
If i had to say anything about this piece it reminds me of my days on the bus. It could be messed outside but when i close my eyes everything is so much better.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
^_^ That's great, that was just the sort of feel I wanted to go for, thanks!
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329 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Your welcome. i'm glad i could help. :D
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NadiaLampis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Coolness.
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LoveLien Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
he went to sleep on a train? but then the train is flying and he doesn't know it's magical and then right now he is oversleeping and then gona wake up n then he's gonna fall but luckily he has a jet pack so in like 3 seconds he's gonna fall then yeah :'D and then he'll go camping! or he's gonna land in Hogwarts or something o_0
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spoonbard Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nailed it, bang on. Except you forgot about him totally crushing on all teh girlz on the train before he goes to sleep.
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LoveLien Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
why would he crush a girl?
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spoonbard Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Inferiority complex?
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LoveLien Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
prodigeous!
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LoveLien Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
-must touch treetop o____o-
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Asolus Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so captivating! I go to a boarding school and so long periods of travel are a part of me. This is just....wow! :heart:
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With-Sprinkles Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really love this! You certainly have captured the feeling of being on a long ride. Heck, I almost get motion sickness looking at it. XD And I like how it can almost thought of in several ways. My first impression was possibly that he's riding along and although in the upper picture there looks to be a storm going on, the calmer scenery seems to be that of the trip later on, after the storm. Yet, when I looked at it more, it seems that it could also be his dreams. Maybe it's a scene of where he's going for instance.

I also really like the stark shading done on the figure. I can tell that there must be some harsh lighting in the train/bus that he's in. And are those bags under his eyes? He's unshaven as well, so it really seems he's sleepy and probably almost nothing could disturb him. But that just enhances that feeling that he'll just feel groggy and possibly sick afterwards.

Wow, I really spoke too much. O_O Sorry! Lovely piece once again! :heart:
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socke-scheusal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
wooooow... breathtaking. the concept is so undone, and is executed perfectly! i love the dynamics, the harsh rain contrasting to the peaceful sleep and the vertigo of the hanging over a calm forest. i would love to have insight into this picture, but i'm sadly very 2-dimensional minded. all i can think of is that he's dreaming, of being weightless, or flying, or somesuch, of being somewhere else that's calmer and happier. he looks so darn worn out. the expressions and colors are just perfect. you really know how to execute a picture into an experience for the onlooker. thanks for sharing, your mom's very lucky!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think he's dreaming about where he'd rather be :] - it's a very original picture, I love the imagery here :)
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camisicado Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh another wordless comic is comign up? i love your wordless comics, it's s real skill to have , probably the highest skill to have in comicng to be able to convay a story just in pictures.
good luck to you sir :)
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beardswin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
this is absolutely brilliant.
I love the attention to light and shadow and the surreal dreamlike concept.
I'm a sucker for dreams.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks so much! Me too, I love dream-like subjects, especially if they involve flying or travel of some sort.
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nataszek Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...that's...strange
great :)
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violeteyes92 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Beings back memories of some long bus rides. . . :)
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Nseiki102 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
I really love the concept behind this piece. it's so inspiring and I love the gesture you have him in also. He's so slouched and totally out of it. The way the view out of the windows seems so dark and metalic like while his surroundings are so nice and surreal. It's a wonderful piece and I really do enjoy looking at it.
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SydneyWindsong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
I love love love this concept. Even from the thumbnail, I could get the feeling. The disconnect and almost dream state of traveling, I definitely relate to this :)
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IsidithKazenokami Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
he seems he is running away, seeking a place to be at peace.But unfortunatly it followed him, and he can feel it, an extra weight in his baggage.
He feels to tired he doesn't want to look for it, he doesn't want to fight back, though he can. Because is easier to lay there,having some extra weight than getting up and search among all the belongings for that unwanted object. He knows he must do it, if realy wants peace..........but...........is so confortable just to lay there, listening to the rain against the window......to the train wheels moving forward, always forward....................it kind of make you feel that............you're moving forward aswell.......
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This what i imagine as i looks at your pic.........i saw it just like a movie in my head XD hahahahaha. Hope you had fun reading it
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Great! Your explanation is more-or-less bang on :D
The full story that this is an illustration from is finished now :)
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IsidithKazenokami Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
I'm glad you like it =)

rly!!!! wow, do you have a link? is it uploaded?
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Edas7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Cool
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mutilatedsideburns Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
surrealism! yes! win!
as for what i think...if it were in a page of a graphic novel, i would probably see it as he's gonna be on the train for a long time, it's rainy and dark out, so he starts dreaming of some place nicer. maybe the forest behind his grandparents house or something. or maybe just that place that everyone goes to in their head to calm down that maybe came from seeing a photo or something. maybe he's been dreaming of this pace since he was little and he's now off to find it.
or, again, in a graphic novel, this could be used as a very good transition page.
my only problem with it (and this is just a little tweak here), is that i wish the character and the background were more interactive. like bring his hand down or that one tree up just a little so there's some overlapping. i mean, you might've kept them separated intentionally, but to me, it would add to the surreality of it if there's an actual definite foreground and background. i know that's just me being picky.
and this comment was made before reading other people's, so this is my personal first impression.
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Buuya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Digital Artist
Damn... what a striking piece. I can't stop staring...

Brings back memories of that long commute to school, and dreaming I were somewhere less stinky and smelly than a bus full of wet people :lol: I like how it's so subtle and so bizarre at the same time. Wow. :wow:
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Vineris Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool concept, and nice execution.
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starsapphire90 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
great image kinda reminds me of a dream i had once when i fell asleep on a long car trip. I drempt I was walking through this really silent forest, I jumped when i woke up the hum of the car was so loud compared to the absoloute silence of the dream.one of thoes strange in between feeling.


I as going to ask what the sign on the window said I just read the above comment. very clever i like!

wonderful image cant wait to see more
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EntityBlithe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
slowly he slips into the world of dreams while riding the train. At least that's the impression it gives me, watching the views or in his case dreaming about it as the train, bus, etc...takes you to your distanation.

I like it! :D
fantastic job!
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n3n3i Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
aw paul!!!!! this one is really pretty!!!!
as always that nice style :love:
I love when u do that kind of works that mix a bit a irreal situation!!!

:glomp:!!
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
^__^ Thanks so much! I really enjoy working with surreal images :D
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n3n3i Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
that's what makes u special ^^*
don't loose it!!!!

muah! muah!!!!!!!!! :glomp:^^
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karakenio Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Great
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shadahall Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Nameless character for a wordless comic!?? Brilliant!! not joking That's a brilliant idea.

*Surfs on over to the rest of your site*

Shad
:D
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol! :D Thanks, glad you think so, I get worried it's just a cop-out, but then, what difference does a name make if the reader will never hear it?
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shadahall Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
So when does the story start? Where's page one? How far along on the story are you?
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