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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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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.

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