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The Black Wall by eilidh The Black Wall by eilidh
From CGSociety's Daily Sketch Forum, topic: "The Black Wall".

Photoshop, 45 min. Some brushes by ~concept-on-mac.

I had Gaza in mind.
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This image is, by far, one of the most impactful pieces of art I've seen to date.

There's something about images with big walls and little people that's very striking to its audience, and The Black Wall draws out the essence of this fascination.

The feature that stands out the most is the lack of a landscape - shifting the focus directly to the wall and the model, and not allowing the imagination to stray too far into what lies on either side. Yet, the lack of this feature performs a sort of reverse psychology on the viewer, enticing the imagination.

From a technical aspect, everything is squared away very neatly and realistically. The shadows are perfect, both for the wall and the model, and the shape of the wall brings out the feeling of distance -- a necessary component to the image. Additionally, the color compliments the textures and composure perfectly.

Overall, everything is rounded up with the description. With Gaza as an intent, the image becomes VERY realistic. The surreal becomes real. Wonderful work!
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:icondani311:
DANI311 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing Great job.  Clap 
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:icon100starryskies:
100starryskies Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this Attack on Titan
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No. It's inspired by the Israel-Gaza barrier.
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:icon100starryskies:
100starryskies Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, cool! It just reminded me of the Walls in Attack on Titan for some reason xD
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Similar palettes, desolate landscapes in both - probably that's why!
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:icon100starryskies:
100starryskies Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, definitely!
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:iconorion159:
Orion159 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All in all you're just a...


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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... another brick in the Wall.

:)
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:iconorion159:
Orion159 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
La la la la 
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:iconadenah:
adenah Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing. I don't know why but I feel like this pic describes loneliness. If I may ask, what did you think about when you painted this?
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Just as I mention in the description, I had Gaza in mind.
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:iconadenah:
adenah Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the answer.
I love looking at this pic, very calming.
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:iconvamvakakis:
Vamvakakis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incredibly beautiful...!
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:iconveinsofmercury:
veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Excellent work!
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GlaucusAtlanticus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Very striking. Have you read the Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin? This reminds me of it - the wall, even with the opening, represents a sort of insurmountable separation that will not be solved simply by passing through.
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eilidh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've read The Dispossessed! I'm an avid fan of Le Guin's work. Odd that I never made the connection between this wall and the one in her story. It's possibly because the concept was dominated by its original reference to Gaza.
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estephania2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
hi! amm amm i love it.. this picture .. and i want know as it is called the technical work and who made use? please ... i just for homework .. if there not problem ...
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I'm afraid I don't understand what you're asking! Do you want to use this work for homework?
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:iconaipe:
aipe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
WOW!
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:iconsherrysaru:
SherrySaru Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I do like it very much. You picture up the situation in palestine very well!
im very touched.
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I wanted to add an element of hope in this.
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:iconsherrysaru:
SherrySaru Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you did it! well there is now a little bit hope! the unesco accepted palestine :D
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Erh, I meant by way of.
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes and got their US funding axed by means of retaliation. :/ - But we'll see!
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andomedo2010 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i like ur work .. when u put a human in the picture u give the picture a great view and its show how the human is a tiny thing in this world .. great work
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't really do it consciously... but that's usually the feel I have. :) Thanks!
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kevdwan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Hey Eilidh, is it OK if I use your picture as a thumb nail in a representation of a song I've done called The Black Wall? kevdwan@gmail.com
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!

Would it be possible for me to listen to that song first?
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kevdwan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Hey eilidh, no problem! Let me apologize first, I went and used your photo in a video on youtube, the address is below. I'll fully understand if this annoyed you and will take down the movie if you want. I didn't know if you were going to get back to me or not, its a bad excuse I know. I hope you like the track. Its a techno trance song... thingie! I don't check this board often so could you reply to my email? kevdwan@gmail.com Thanks!

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Mens-Silentiuum Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very evocative! So many meanings and stories I can think of for this. Brings some current world political situations to mind.. or maybe it's set inside somebody's mind..
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The situation it's referring to specifically is mentioned in the description. But there's also a symbolic aspect to it, by necessity.
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:iconeikoweb:
eikoweb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
so great
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconrmdragon:
RMDragon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wooooooooow

Very Expressive

Thank You
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:iconsiaynoq:
Siaynoq Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Reminds me of the film 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd. Seen it?
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Naturally. :)
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ahmadhasan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
really its a very good work u have ever see in my life
deep meaning clear massage
i have share it in our group page on facebook
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ahmadhasan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
you are welcome
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:iconal3xandraa:
Al3Xandraa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
very nice! what brush did u use? how I can get it?
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on which brush you want. I used several different brushes here, some my own, some (like mentioned in the description) by *concept-on-mac. The latter ones can be found in his 'All my brushes' pack.
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Al3Xandraa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
thank u :) keep up the good work!
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:iconartisean:
ARTISEAN Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Beautiful. Hauntingly symbolic and relevant. Walls are never the answer...
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wish that were the case.

Thank you, though.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great atmosphere
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JanMurphyPhoto Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wow this is visually stunning and I love the element of the person in the image getting you to ask questions .... perfection, truly it is.
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondmavromatis:
dmavromatis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
tromero. kai concept...

apsogo
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:iconeilidh:
eilidh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ευχαριστώ :)
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