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Shiver by PenelopeSalt Shiver by PenelopeSalt
Negative space
is the coldest air,
shivering between us,
impassable,
impossible.
Telling us
to never
touch.

~

I chose this piece because the negative space just looked like the shape of a shiver to me, and it just grew from there.

Winner of ~Acid-Burst-Love-Fed's "Shiver" contest! Thanks everybody! :love:
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dubiouspropriety Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
This is one of my favorite works of art, period, just so you know. ;]

As such, I painted something recently which received its inspiration from this (mostly with a similar layout in which there are two opposing faces). I know that theft is rampant, so I'm not entirely how how artists deal with matters of inspiration. Would it be OK to post the work here?

My piece is, of course, far inferior to your own, heh, but hey, still growin' as an artist.

Peace. :peace:
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I've been wholly absent from DA.

I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and ask permission. I think it's fantastic to be the inspiration for artwork, as long as it's nothing copied outright (and I certainly don't own the concept of opposing profiles). So yes, I'd love to see what you've done and how your art has grown.
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sonyyabg Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
unique;) I love your work:)
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:iconpenelopesalt:
PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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TheMechanizedSheep Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
This work is absolutely stunning, very beautiful and captivating indeed.

Well, and now that I have visited your Gallery, let me congratulate you again.
You are a fabulous drawer!
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! :hug:
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LadyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
featured :D [link]
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very sweetly! :hug:
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LadyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
you're welcome :hug:
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:iconklaber:
Klaber Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Another one of your pieces I wish I had created. Holy cow...amazing structure, use of monochromatic color, mood...Utter genius work.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This one is really the Little Engine That Could of my gallery - done within three days, its inception governed by serendipity. I won't say it's my favorite but... there's a reason it's my avatar. :D
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Klaber Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, your avatar is awesome. Love the movement.
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jojoSCAD Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Beautiful! It needs a story.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes! Yes, it does! Too bad my current quota of creativity is being squandered on a 5,000ish-word Mass Effect fanfic... (well, perhaps not squandered, but...)

You got any ideas? Because seriously... you always have awesome ideas going on. (Tell me the truth, you're actually Neil Gaiman's love child, aren't you.)
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jojoSCAD Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Psh, I think 5,000 words of needless exposition were spoken in the 10 minutes of that game I watched Herra play. But I still totally want to read your fic.

And since when do I have good ideas? You must have me confused with Neil Gaiman's other love child.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I'll hold you to that. I'm gonna post it here when it's done, and even though all the Mass Effect fans will turn up their noses because it's (slightly) AU and features characters they like to hate, it will be awesome and three whole people will love me for serving their personal ship... mmmmh... Well, we'll see.

As for your good ideas - you're like me; you have the ability to anthropomorphize things that are impossible to anthropomorphize. But unlike me, you also have the ability to make up surrounding stories, often with dark, cute, tragic endings! (I refer you to your moon-aliens story, which I have not commented on yet because I am an evil cow, but I'd just like it to be on record that I've thought about it all week! And I'm still in love with the dinosaur guy!)
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jojoSCAD Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Oh, that's fine since I'm not a Mass Effect fan. Never seen more than that 10 minutes a friend played. Is that gonna be a problem?

And thanks about the silhouette comic. I was still in a trying to prove I'm not a pink-ponies-and-candy-rainbows-girly-girl mode (even though I totally am) because people gave me endless crap for saying The Last Unicorn was my favorite movie when we were introducing ourselves the first day.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It shouldn't be that much of a problem, no. I mean, some background is nice, but Mass Effect is very talky, so...not for everybody.

Now that I think about it, that silhouette comic was an excellent retaliation to the situation you described..
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jojoSCAD Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I don't mind talky if it enhances the story. But Mass Effect just gave me the impression that the creators were way too in love with what in the end was a pretty dull universe they'd created. But thats me being a pretty judgmental bastard for 10 minutes, so don't take offense.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, I've judged things on less. And now that I think about it, you're probably right about the in-love thing. I like the game though, I guess because it's just the kind of universe about which I enjoy having encyclopedic knowledge (which they, obviously, provide in teeming abundance).

(This is mostly because of the aliens.)
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ftourini Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love it!!! :D :heart:
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That means a lot coming from you! :hug:
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
This is is very beautiful - nice tones and atmosphere.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for commenting! Always nice to hear how other people see...
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stipend Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009   General Artist
this piece is going on my digital picture frame!
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SerenaVampire734 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the monochromatic-ish use of blue, it does great things for this piece. XD Instant :+fav:!
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback! :hug:
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BlueBayou-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it.
It's ubber detailed and I love the colors.
:icondawwplz: SO LOVELY.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you! :D
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oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconemptyspaceplz::iconhaloplz::iconemptyspaceplz:
:iconemptyspaceplz::iconhyperplz:
:iconangelwingleftplz::iconstickmandancingplz::iconangelwingrightplz:
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Impagliazzo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Photographer
Put some biomechanoid parts and you have a H.R. Giger painting...

:D
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow...that is a huge compliment. It's overloaded my tiny brain! :D
:faint:
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davekin50 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
outstanding work
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jekru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing. The colours, the atmosphere... they give such cold feeling.
It's imperssive that you were able to show these emotions like that. I love it.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, you're so sweet! I definitely think it's one of my best "conceptual" works...not my strong point...I usually just stick to my sketchies. But it's always rewarding to hear appreciative things. :love:
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jekru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^________^
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors and the lightening!
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GrecianUrn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Exquisite. The contours of the two profiles are perfect. I love the way you used gradations of colour to show the topography of the face, the way skin and muscle swell and plane over bones. I haven't the slightest notion how you created the electric effect of the crinkling white lines, but it captures the physical sensation of shivering perfectly. Heh, and I should know: it's bloody cold in Canada right now and we're knee-deep in snowdrifts. We do a lot of shivering. ;)
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You're very sweet. :heart: I'm glad the sense of cold comes across - it's always great to know I've hit the mark at which I've aimed.

Of course, our furnace is at 60 right now, so... the vibe of this drawing is not enhancing my life (sigh). But nevertheless.

The crinkling is actually done digitally; yes, I'm not ashamed of admitting it. With my more surreal efforts, I often find that playing around with it in Photoshop tends to throw out some unexpectedly fetching results. Case in point.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, cake! Congratulations on winning (dang, I didn't get to vote for you!) and the lightning wrinkles really add to the feel of the piece.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well hey, if you wanna vote for me in the future, you need to join the Acid Burst Love Federation.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohok. I'll have to think about joining then. Though I'm not sure how much more involved/obligation type things I can handle right now.Oh and Pop says to call him.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I left my phone at home. :fight:
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Argh. And calling on one's employer's phone=no-no. I'm fairly sure it's about your car.
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Agh. NoNoNoNoNoNo.
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Kuume Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You can sense the negative energy here, the paleness of a kind of a tingle, white noise - that makes the characters stop there. They seem close enough to kiss, but refrain from opening up their expressions - not looking in the eyes, not smiling. For some reason, the colour and the form of the 'whiteness' feels quite right for me regarding the concept.

The closeness of the figures together with the colours and half-closed eyes makes a good impression of intimacy and conflict at the same time. There's something akin to 'laughter' in this concerning the closeness of the faces to one another, which I find a good thing.

Actually, in spiritual art I might like to see more portrayals of close interpersonal communication with special attention to expressions. Seems like good material to attune to, regarding your own visualisations in real-life situations (but duh, isn't that the point of such art in general? however). :)
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is the kind of thoughtful, well-mulled feedback I live for. (The fact that it's complimentary feedback, picking up on all the things I was hoping to convey, is just icing on the cake.)
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Thank you for your thoughts. It's really, truly true that they help me become better. :blowkiss:
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Kuume Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D And congratulations on your success in the competitions, too.
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Aikya Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing colors-and message.
This is a very crisp images-I love the sharp contrasts you have here with the whites ^^
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PenelopeSalt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks--yes, the white has a starring role here. :giggle:
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