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broken messenger by begemott broken messenger by begemott
created a mechanical messenger too clumsy and scared to fly..


it's been a couple of months since I last drew something, so I did this just to get me started - to see if I could still draw :P
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:iconmarkalester:
markalester Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Everything about this works for me, from the layout, the concept and execution. This is simply an outstanding and beautiful piece.
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JefDeraldo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
<font><font class="">Isso parece ideias de habitantes de outras Dimensões e de outros Planetas. Muito impressionante o realismo por completo.</font></font>
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DuneEnzo Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Each time I look at this I just can't get away from the feeling that the man has built a mechanical replacement for one of a pair of birds that mate for life - as a gift/consolation to the remaining 'real' bird, so it doesn't fret for its lost mate. He's adding one last tweak before the mechanical messenger takes flight.
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very sad, but wonderful artwork.
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Dr-L-Eggleston Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I really like this.
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:iconmagicalmadoka:
MagicalMadoka Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! But..... sad :(
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:iconantonius-bloc:
antonius-bloc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the Moebius-ness of your work. You deliver a lot of heart into your style.
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:icon12airabella12:
12airabella12 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so touching ;w;
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Grey-Boy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kind of an awkward stance to hold a screw driver
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:iconednasnake:
ednasnake Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
very impressive
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DamienRoche Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You can still draw.
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:iconangbrumett:
angbrumett Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very moving!
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grunge459 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
The quality of your work is amazing. Awesome. I bow down. Is there any chance of you finding time to do a tut outlining your technique?
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Sianamia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I've been going through your stuff, and it's all extraordinary, but this one.... I can't say why, but it took my breath away. Almost brought me to tears.... It's. So powerful.
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Chibi-Prints Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's a bit sad. I'd think flying would be something freeing.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, it's powerful. You can still draw very well. Don't you worry.
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:iconhaddrian:
Haddrian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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chemicalfire89 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic amount of realism here and in all your other works I've seen! I love the choice of colors, too. This scene intrigues me especially because of the clash of nature and machine. I keep asking myself what the living bird is feeling. Is he confused, feeling replaced, or is he oblivious to the fact that the machine isn't alive? Why does the young man feel the need to replace a surprising gift of Nature and evolution? I ask myself these things, not wanting others to answer. There's a deep story, filled with layers, in this image, just like all of your other creations, begemott. Thanks for sharing these! Inspiring!
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BitterGrace11 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I love this piece - very emotive, and gorgeous use of cool colours.
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Sakiab Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Very moving. Despite the projection of incompleteness in the construction of the bird model -- dare I say a failure to achieve one's dream or task -- the fact that the live gull came to check the crafted bird lends a sense of hope, and also that it is the effort that counts.
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scratchback Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is gorgeous physically and emotionally. In fact, there is some excellent inner depth. The mood is reflected in the washed, grey tones. This is a gorgeous illustration.
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fillyrox Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly beautiful work!
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funkshonalArt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I love it but I would love for you to start adding what medium each piece is done. I see you work in several different mediums and being an artist this is something that is interesting to me and I'm sure others. Thanks and keep drawing!
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MaxHedrm0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You can definitely still draw. ;^) Beautiful image. the mechanical & organic are both excellent. The only critique that comes to mind is that the 'real' gull looks more like a furry animal than a feathered animal.
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
fantastic!
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Tophdefong Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
your works has always demonstrate a very deep impression.. and it just amazes me..
thank you for sharing such beautiful art with the world..

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sorry for my awful english
:blush:
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Tophdefong Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
your works has always demonstrate a very deep impression.. and it just amazes me..
thank you for sharing such beautiful art with the world..

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sorry for my awful english
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Zevrart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
love the concept
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:iconwdo0od:
wdo0od Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
are u a mechanical engineer ?

u are amazing in machines drawing i really love it !
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:iconbegemott:
begemott Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
haha
I'm actually doing a phd in computer science, but I love machines.. I have some plans to build a real-life machine, the purpose of which I cannot currently disclose [evil laugh]
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KsPeR Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this image looks so sad, fill with disappointment. The ambience is so greatly achieved.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful. May I ask if this pic was made in photoshop?
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:iconbegemott:
begemott Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
thanks :)
and yes, it's made in photoshop
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serel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been staring at this picture for several minutes now, but still I can't really say what I feel watching it. It's kind of sad, but not in an entirely bad way. It's more melancholy than pure sadness. I might be interpreting too much but for me the man looks almost desperate, not far from crying, nudging the mechanical bird to just try it, but deep down he knows it wont work. And the atmosphere created by the dark colours seems to tell you that there won't be another chance to try.
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marinewing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
this one makes me sad too. sorry I have no adv crit to give.
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RoseCheval Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
ooo this is so good, it looks like there is a story behind this picture.
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cha-ohs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
my god that's pathetic and adorable atst
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:iconiownhell:
IOWNHELL Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
complicated, and filled with stories yet so basic and easy to understand
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el29 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
I told you again! i am a big fan of your work!
You are unbelievable!
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Kosmicdream Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I find that really touching.. ahh.. I'm such a sucker for birds and robots.
I really like the balance of the lights/darks. The two little dark stripes on the top and bottom with the lighter section in the middle.. so awesome.

The only thing I might have changed is the inclusion of the other bird. If you removed it, it would probably create more tension for the mechanical bird's situation.. I think I might feel more scared for it.. But when you include the live bird you feel more grounded and the mechanical bird positions feels more like, how do I say it.. Like a child with the mother gently pushing it to its next stage of life? Where its filled with hope? So the bird makes you feel more like a mother looking down on it instead of the bird position where you would be feeling scared..

Or maybe.. if you included more birds the mechanical one would feel even more out of place and scared? Hmmm.. It might even be cool having some live birds sitting on the guy’s shoulder or something.. ah..

aha.. WELL.. that’s just my thoughts on it! I don’t really know if they help or not, but I figured I should share them. (I know I always enjoy hearing what people think about when they look at my art) So anyway, Awesome picture! :heart:
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begemott Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
thanks a lot! :D
I always appreciate it when people take the time to say their thoughts about something I did. I think I included the other bird to make a contrast.. and maybe show that the mechanical bird would not fly... dunno, I dont think much when I do these drawings
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Kosmicdream Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
hey no problem! always a pleasure. :)
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Zakahia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Photographer
I think it´s a very good work!
And I can see
you draw very well (:

:clap:
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ShakakusKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
You come up with the coolest ideas! I love this. The robot is really cute.
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:iconaeires:
Aeires Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Nice execution of a great idea. :thumbsup:
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:iconbegemott:
begemott Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
thanks :D
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manslaughterer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
somehow sad, but still lovely
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:iconpurpleida:
purpleida Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Student General Artist
this is so beautiful. it has such a sad feeling to it. i love it.
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gwgw Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
great work!..once again :D
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:iconbegemott:
begemott Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
:hug:
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