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Moby-Dick by sinnelius Moby-Dick by sinnelius
Had I knew abit less, the girl who dropped the book would look just like my sister when she was 7, nothing more. But I read the shorter version of Moby-Dick, that had removed the many backstories, inbetween dramas, and the more complex themes of Gods, good and evil interpreted by Herman Melville's stylized language of metaphors and symbolism. Leaving Ishmael to tell only of Ahab and his struggle with the enigmatic Moby-Dick. Until this very moment, i have not read the original Moby-Dick.

So what had gone through this girl's eyes while reading this? Is she Ishmael there? or is she Ahab? Or perhaps she is Ariel, like the dress she wear, chasing the depth of the sea to save her friend flounder, amidst the rage of Moby-Dick? Or perhaps it is an alternate story that tells Ahab in his earlier days, with her as Ariel looking for her father's trident that is stuck in Moby-Dick's throat, driving it to madness? Or perhaps, she is the Moby-Dick there? Or maybe even the Pequod herself?

I would have no idea. Afterall, what is a city to a child's dream and imagination? Maybe sandcastles on the moon.

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Submitting this for the contest.
Working with a new technique. Lots of different brushes, less blending and abit of blur(accidentally blurred a merged layer, shoot!). Experiment with colors and mood. Hard to control yet, but fun to do. I really need to do more painting though.


Critiques and Comments are welcome!
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ChloeLeGard Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is mesmerizing 
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mrwilson1965 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I've been out of the Art Circle for many year's, due to loss of focus.
Anyhow, I'm like an Old Dog, can't keep me away.. I recently drew a face, pencil.
I have a bit of interest in color, painting particularly.
Thanks, for sharing.
Dale
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Filmographer
Loss of focus? I don't quite get it but...hey, welcome to deviantart.

Glad you like it.
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UnstoppableCOW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
very nice :D
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   Filmographer
Thank you!
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UnstoppableCOW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
:D
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KathyRose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This is wonderful! Moby-Dick is my favourite book and you captured it perfectly :) 
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Filmographer
Thanks! I find it interesting after reading the abridged version...and now i can't even go through the first chapter of the real thing.
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One-for-the-birds Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I read the abridged when I was a kid, and loved it. This really captures the feel of the story!
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Filmographer
Abridged? Yes, me too! :)
It was exciting, and so so fast.
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One-for-the-birds Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
That it was! Now I want to dig it up and read it again.
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Filmographer
Going through the trouble again? Better go for PDFs! Haha, i think there are many around in the net nowadays.
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ReetLegna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   General Artist
Cant believe this doesn't have more views! Real art still doesn't get appreciated as normal on Deviant art.
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Filmographer
Aww man, thanks. I am still a newcomer...so it's no big deal.
Glad you like it. You read the book?
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ReetLegna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   General Artist
Well a little when I was kid, all I remember there is a Maori in the story and I'm part Maori, so felt a connection to it.
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Filmographer
Ahh, i see. I don't know much about the story except the children version.
It was exciting to read.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Featured here! :iconflyingheartsplz: :deviation:
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved your entry the moment i saw it. It's such a sweet concept and the visual is powerful. Congratulations ! ! 
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Filmographer
Thankyou and congratulations to you too!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Hello,
Your work has been selected as one of the 7 semi-finalist entries for the "Through Your Eyes Contest". You can see the semi-finalist announcement by clicking here! Please await for the finalists announcements after which winners will be notified once again and prizes will be sent out to the winners and the rest of the semi-finalists!
Congratulations on becoming a semi-finalist! :clap:
Thank you for participating in the contest and all the best! :)

Regards,
`phoenixleo
#dAmnU
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sinnelius Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Filmographer
Whoa! Thank you for the notification! :)

And yes, i am glad that i gave my best and participated.

Best regards to you and the rest of the supporting community! :)
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
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