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Moon and Sun by Papierpilot Moon and Sun by Papierpilot
Since the Moon is the strongest symbol for romantic longing and as a character a lifelong fascination of mine, I thought I come up with something like this. I took a lot of planning on it, especially how moon's face is carved out of the rocks.
It's the old tragedy, beeing nothing without your counterpart but never beeing able to really reach him or her. I hope it looks a little bit lonely ...

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Since the DD it became impossible to answer to all of the comments. Be sure that I'm still happy about each of them! I'll try to get to them from time to time ...
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Given 2012-04-15
Moon and Sun by *Papierpilot ( Suggested by banshee69 and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
When I saw "Moon and Sun" I was awe struck. Wonderful attention to details in the rock of the face and the tiny golden sun.Though the moon, for me, doesn't quite have that "umph" of emotion, it is still exceptional. I do, however, like how the sun appears to stare into the distance, and almost ignore the poor moon, this helps add to that sense of loneliness you were trying to convey. The half moon face is a classic image, but the direction you have taken it is fantastic. An instant fav, and I will most certainly be perusing your gallery for more gems like this.
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Critique by AliciaWonders May 25, 2012, 1:34:05 PM
My English is not very good. Nevertheless I think that this work goes beyond the simple illustration. It contains mainly particles of dreaming logic. The face of the moon precisely expresses through its unexpression. It is there as if time did not affect it, as with the face of someone who is suspended in deep meditation and perception of what catches its eye. About its technique, I think that the clouds could show more softness, even when this is so minimized by the strong feeling that this work cause in me. The architecture of this piece is balanced and quite armonic. It is a jewel to me.
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Wlarsen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  New Deviant
Great... great! Thank you
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Groomsman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
I love this picture. Is it okay if I draw it in a different way for art class?
lulu-kitten Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! has anyone gotten this as a tattoo yet? I'd love to see how it would turn out. Have spent all night looking up moon tattoos :D
RalucaDaniela Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, I am a young writer and I want to use this picture for the cover of my future book. Please, your drawing is perfect for my book. It represent the book. Can I have your permission to use it? Please. Please. 
StormieHope Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
So pretty!
Mr-Moon-Light Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
That is perfect Clap 
NoSpankYou Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I would LOVE to have this on canvas! It's absolutely beautiful!
CrackedHopehead Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
epic. The idea. The details. the lights. beautiful.
chistiandda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student
fantastic work!Clap Clap Clap 
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Shared this on my blog today  :)…
DieBernsteinhexe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Amazing =)
Devorad Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Woow, genial
EatenRibs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this should be avaible as print!
jaknife79 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You definitely nailed that depth you wanted to show in his expression.  He looks like he's faced generations of sorrow and loss and tragedy and all those other things the moon has seen too much of.
chattersley Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I love this.SpongeBob (Spread the love) [V1] I'd love to use it in our nonprofit magazine...
Valhallia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
This piece is utterly exquisite!  The concept, the detail, and the emotion - it takes my breath away! :worship:
I don't suppose that there's any chance that you will make this available as a print is there.  I would love to gift a print of this to my niece, I know she would just adore it as much as I do :)
japanass Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
the hole concept, in cluding the lightning, the details and the blur-effect, is really awesome!
MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
fantastic work! Thumbs Up Clap  I love both sides of Moon - one is like a real and the second is just like from some fairytale! Heart 
LORDSPEK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013

BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful illustration! :love: Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :)
AlonsoAlatriste Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome moon face!!
Spiqen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It got a bit of a humoristic touch to it. The small sun and moon staring at each other with similar expression. I love it! Lonely with humor, so many details one could stare at it for a very long time! ^^
raresunshinegirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
All your work is like a ''poem'' ... Good work ! How Can You See the Sun and the Moon at the Same Time? Phenomenon spectacular moon together with the sun in the sky in your work. Thanks again ang good luck in future!
raresunshinegirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
YOU ARE MY sun that rises in the sky. I'm your moon that sets your soul..*
raresunshinegirl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
love this!!
BrennsArtAttic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: I have featured this in my journal [link] ;)
frantzam Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
very cool
Zixtank Featured By Owner May 10, 2013

One of the best symbolic pictures i've seen. Nice work and keep it up =)
BionicWiggly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Really Great. Totally different form of medium but a similar imagining i did in 2008.

I'm not sure if it'll allow my link but it's called Chizzie's Moon under my account.

cynicalmindy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
ha, nice relationship
ejkaull Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Love the the age old crescent character......great job
ElPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Beltram Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
rbow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very beautiful!
Adrienneknott Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is damn brilliant. Moon addiction
BR-Art-Berlin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!!!
Sisya Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
beautiful work!
hezmyjoy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
This is crazy talent...seriously!
Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Very nice!!!!
unknownuser013 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Absolutely stunning :)
FabriceW Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really a beautiful work. I know there are many, but this one is among them, for sure.
Run4aRt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I love your reasoning and logic behind this..very beautiful
imonline Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link]
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
emre58 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
wery cool :)
redeye7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Beautiful and epic all in one.
ChewyKookie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this picture and the concept behind it. nice work!
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