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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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Moon and Sun by *Papierpilot ( Suggested by banshee69 and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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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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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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Devorad Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Woow, genial
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EatenRibs Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this should be avaible as print!
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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.
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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...
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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 :)
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japanass Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
the hole concept, in cluding the lightning, the details and the blur-effect, is really awesome!
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MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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 
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LORDSPEK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
THIS IS BEAST!!!

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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful illustration! :love: Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :)
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AlonsoAlatriste Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome moon face!!
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