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Wanted this piece to feel lonely-- depressing yet beautiful.

Wow! Another DD. Thanks so much everyone, and thank you for all of your thoughtful comments.
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Given 2012-09-07
Americana by ~Sarafinconcepts, a painting that possesses a desolate beauty. ( Suggested by clo-ne and Featured by alicexz )
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skallan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
gorgeous painting style!
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markhosmer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I was there right now. "-- depressing yet beautiful. "   ...just like life.
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great contrasts!
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Featured: [Link]  :sun:
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SoberSpring Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect
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Oquirrh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I'm new to this site, very good piece here.
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Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PeteAmachree Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
wonderful
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neil78b Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The sky looks scary as hell. You really captured the lonely and depressing, not too sure about the beautiful. :)
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cyranovital Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which hardware do you use?
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sera-sognato Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
oozing with edward hopper sensibility but also ted bit impressionistic (gee such a vague word to me). great
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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ditto9 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely, it reminds me a bit of Edward Hopper's work :)
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dip4242 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool.
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:iconangeliiy:
angeliIy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Artist
O_O It provides me with such a mysterious, inspiring atmosphere.
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Shizoku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Hopper-esque.
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tinayan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
oh this is just lovely. i want this painted on my wall.
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johnathan-katz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
People like to throw around the word beautiful way too often, to me this piece is relatively simple as there are only a couple things to look at, a broken down and rusty car and an abandoned gas station and a dark background making it appear as if a storm is brewing.

It's pretty cool to look at but beautiful? No.
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Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment, Johnathan! Keep in mind that beauty is an opinion. To me, the beauty in this piece IS the fact that there's only a "couple things to look at". My desire was to make this something that people can instantly place themselves in. To me, this is beautiful (or else I wouldn't have stated that as my goal). But, to each their own! Your comment really displays the truth in the statement, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." I appreciate the feedback.
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Disenchanted316 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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cyranovital Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful! the detail of the birds flying away... the mood of the piece, everything so desert... the colors and textures... congratulations!
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Elfavzla Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOOOOW
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SketcherDoodle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
My God, this is a painting?! That's amazing! Keep it up!
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Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
This is a painting, though digital. Everything is hand rendered with a few photographic references and texture overlays. Thanks for the comment!
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raitoku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
i literally could not breathe for 5 seconds.
i seriously can not get over how perfect this
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Sarafinconcepts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Raitoku!
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Kawaii-Nai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That's beautiful. :-)
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warkentien2 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
this style art always amazes me.
the sky is just perfect
the subtle details (birds, the old car)
had to favorite :+fav:
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Eiande Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Just wow!
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ARTG33K74 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ruscha meets Hopper, love it.
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:iconhef:
hef Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I love the feeling, I can almost feel chilling breeze on my face and warmth of the sun on my back...
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BlackEyedNisha Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is pretty impressive
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FloridianPirate Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh this is amazing. Love the feel of this
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, both they are! Depressing and beautiful! Very much so.
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Cati-xD Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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tureezy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing colours
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo! :clap:
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Vote4cake Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool - Cool.
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TXSballistics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Hopper would be proud of that
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zombie-fresh-137 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used here! I think this is a very successful piece! :D
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cirrus-pepper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me Edward Hopper's works : )
wonderful piece, congrats ♥
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Terrific choice of color!
Really Outstanding!!
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deemonHunter360 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Delightful.
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edtropolis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It SCREAMS South Dakota...at least where I'm at anyway. ;)
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Novelboy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well if the spirit of Americana is what you're going for, then perhaps it's better not to think of it as lonely, but as opportunity, the untapped potential of a frontier not yet explored. Brilliant work, definitely going in my private stash of marvelous DA work.
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innsjo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
this totally sets you in a certain mood of...silent, still, lonely beauty.
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CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does. You can imagine the poverty of this place... and yet maybe the people who grew up there have good memories of it, as I do of mine...
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sonson67 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
gee..amzing..lookin real
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ohallford Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
dude! ive bin there...
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Dragonsnake131 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
What you wanted worked....its beautiful, there is something about it that is just catching......very good job!
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