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Dec 20, 2012, 2:19:38 AM
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Potential by sakaaali Potential by sakaaali
39 x 19,5cm, graphite pencils on paper, 2012

I actually finished a drawing - a rare feat for me lately :D

This is for my school's autumn critique, themed "border / borderless". This is an optimistic view on the boundaries of humanity: our time is limited, but what we achieve in that time is up to ourselves. More or less consciously each of us sets our own boundaries. A case could be made for a negative approach as well, and I intended to draw that too, but couldn't do it for this critique, still plan on doing it later. My goal from the beginning was to create an image with simple, yet powerful symbolism. Is it a success or is it lacking? I would really appreciate your opinions on this.


I can't say that I didn't have enough time for this piece, but parts of it are rushed and I think I could do better but, no excuses this time. All comments, questions and feedback are very welcome! Thanks for looking :)
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Amazing. The strokes are astonishing, the idea is brilliant, and the innocence in children is shown right here. Leave it to the young to discover the joys in every situation. The wood is not missing a single detail, and I'm quite glad you also paid great detail to the background. The only negative feedback I have is on the upper half of the photo. Where the sand is falling down isn't very realistic. Sand doesn't really fall like that. However, the sand itself is covered in little details, so it's okay. Anyways.... your attention to detail is utterly amazing and your obviously very talented. Kudos to you, Senpai. :)
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RJRusso Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
what detail
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AnarchyWulf Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks extremely realistic! I love the perspective and the details you added for the things happening inside the hourglass! Phenomenal work!! :clap:
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:icontheskyisfullofdreams:
WOW how is this even possible!? *___*
Its so amazing!
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qntssnz Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this is perfect. the level of detail is so high, letting the wood look almost real. great!
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sakaaali Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it! :)
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:iconchesya:
You have chosen the perfect angle to show off your skilled rendering of the hourglass - there is however an intriguing sense of oppression which runs contrary to your concept.
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sakaaali Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree to an extent. Perhaps it's the outcome of me being a realist, but the limited time we as individuals have on Earth is an important part of the concept. I don't think it contradicts the positive message. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it! :)
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:iconproxi-mity:
brilliant idea :ahoy:
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sakaaali Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it! :hug:
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peelonika Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
brilliant concept and well executed...love it! :D
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