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A long way to go by marendins A long way to go by marendins
Let me fall and get up. Let me make mistakes and learn from them. Let me grow. Let me become a better person. I know there are no directions, just let me walk forward.
That's what I wish for.

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Done for "I Dream" Contest, more info here: [link]

Backgrounds still resist me, and this one almost killed my patience, but well... if I don't practice I won't learn for sure ^^
Home-made texture, I followed this tutorial -> [link]

Oh, and I wouldn't try to find logic to that perspective XD

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Hecho para el "I Dream" Contest.
Los fondos aún se me resisten, y éste casi acabó con mi paciencia, pero bueno... si no los practico seguro que no me saldrán nunca ^^
La textura es casera, hecha a partir de este tutorial-> [link]

Ah, y yo no intentaría encontrarle lógica a la perspectiva XD

[Edit: adjusted contrast]
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Given 2011-11-05
A long way to go by ~marendins ( Suggested by phoenixleo and Featured by WDWParksGal )
:icondestinyhopehorse:
I know, I am new to the critique thing. This was intended for an I Dream contest, right? This kinda looks like a picture for the future, not an I Dream. Just thinking aloud, please get back to me ;). The lines are very nice and neat, very detailed, I love that. The picture has a full impact of originality. The vision/message is a little rusty, so I gave you 4.5 stars on that, but still amazing. Your technique was astonishing, I am very happy with your technique, 5 stars. The impact was just a TEENY hair off, so I have given you 4.5 stars. I am excited to hear back from you ;)
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Muy buen dibujo,con estilo de artista centroeuropeo que no recuerdo el nombre
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Gracias! Quizá te refieres a Escher? (=
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
El mismo que viste y calza,un grande con sus dibujos imposibles,ah de nada buen trabajo ;) :)
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Sí, un gran, gran artista (=
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok ;) :)
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:icontyphaeus:
Typhaeus Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Awesome
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thanks! (:
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:iconelis1412:
Elis1412 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool...
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thanks! ^^
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:iconelis1412:
Elis1412 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your quite welcome.
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:iconoliverrook:
oliverrook Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I dream, I always live in either a modified version of a place I've been, or it looks a lot like that.:sleepy:
I love the picture, it is amazing. I think it really displays what life is like, and it gives a sense of exploration, of what's out there or simply in ourselves.
:gallery: :plug: :alteredreality: :
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thank you very much, it has made me happy to read that you think that (:
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:iconvdorp:
vDorp Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My eyes are walking the ways up and down now.
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
That's great! :D
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:iconravenredgoldfox:
RavenRedGoldFox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
This is what the inside of my mind always looks like <3
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
What an interesting mind to explore, then ;P
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:iconravenredgoldfox:
RavenRedGoldFox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Yep its also filled with a lot of strange creatures
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:iconzakkaryshbadacary:
ZakkaryShbadacary Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
not really a fan of anime,,,but this is impressive
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thanks a lot!!! :hug:
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:iconcesargrecco:
CesarGrecco Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You rocks!!
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:hug:
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:iconmachmaste:
machmaste Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Writer
Its like life ]: )
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Exactly (:
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:iconmachmaste:
machmaste Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Writer
It was awesome ]: )
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:iconhidden-rainbows:
Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow just an amazing piece. I just love all the different paths and roads and how twisted they are... just like life. I would have voted for you if I knew about the contest :)
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
That's exactly the idea, thank you so much :hug:
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:iconhidden-rainbows:
Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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:iconlartovio:
Lartovio Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW. It caught my eye, that's for sure! I wouldn't have the patience to draw something like that... Or the talent. :)
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Neither would I, I thought at first... sometimes it's only a matter of trying, I'd say (:
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconbairdduvessa:
bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
looks like a fun place
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Yes, I think so, too >w<
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:iconbairdduvessa:
bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:)
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:iconsnivyiztehbomb:
SnivyIzTehBomb Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So awesome...
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconpinkunoichi:
PinKunoichi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011   General Artist
I believe you did Escher proud~ *faves*
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
hahaha, thank you!
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:iconpinkunoichi:
PinKunoichi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome~
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:iconredharley909:
redharley909 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
...You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind...

...You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!..."
This is what you picture reminded me of --->[link]
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thanks a lot for introducing me to such inspiring words, I loved the whole poem, and was really glad that you connected this drawing to it (:
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:iconredharley909:
redharley909 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it was mostly the pictures in the actual book that made me think of it. all the unusual signs and roads. But, then again, the poem WAS done by Dr. Seuss
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:iconlcvii:
LCVII Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks like Escher left behind a dreamworld scenario for the character. Composition, planes and tones are fantasticly fit. Really a amazing dreamscape!
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you very much <3
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:iconzhouyufei:
Zhouyufei Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This reminds me of Escher's work, but it definitely has it's own flair. The picture makes me crave to know what your character is walking towards - which kind of goes against the point of it.
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Oh, wow, thank you so much, that was somewhat my main objective ^^
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:iconmarikbentusi:
MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
If it's "a long way to go", wouldn't it make more sense if the person was facing the other way around?
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Well, the idea is precisely that although you may have already walked much, there are still a lot more of unknown things awaiting ahead of you. I wouldn't consider the "light" he is walking to as an end, but a misterious continuation of the journey (:

It's always up to points of view, I guess ^^
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:icongarnetlynne:
GarnetLynne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
MC Escher called, he wants his concept back.
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ooops, shall we tell him we're on holidays and cannot attend him right now?
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:iconrubyoftrinity:
RubyOfTrinity Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Okay what were you doing inside my head?
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Ah... *puts the stolen ideas back into their place* nothing, nothing...

X'D
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