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I did this for my ex (when we were still together). This, like "too late", took me about a year (2002). The original got completely ruined (by my ex - he spilled water all over it and left it on his windowsill to fade in the sun) but luckily i scanned it and copied it before i gave it away.
-pen on white cardboard
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:icontheyoungestbrony:
theyoungestbrony Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconmoondogprod1:
MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Whomever spilled water on this intentionally, should have been tarred a feathered.
I also have adrawing that took me a year to make.
So far, it's safe.
The only trouble I see with this drawing is, it doesn't have enough detail..:rofl:
Just joking, real nice drawing.
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:bow: why thankyou! i always like getting comments from you! :glomp:
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:iconmoondogprod1:
MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I like to be helpful and sincere.
And add a bit of humor.
Anyone can say, "Thanks for the fave" or "Thanks for the watch", that's dull, but still appreciated, but I just aim for the unusual.
Thanks.
:arc:
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
ditto! how's that for a one work response?! ;)
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:iconmoondogprod1:
MOONDOGPROD1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Touche!
One word response in another language.
:headbang:
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:icondocsonian:
DocSonian Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
The ex got a good piece.
You spent considerable time on this one.
And from the words, sounds a bit of a turmoil.
Nice rendering.


shaken and stirred

Mark
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
thanks. it's been long enough that i'm not really bitter though. ;) besides, i not only scanned it in before it goit ruined, but i also got a really nice color copy from kinkos. =)
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:icondocsonian:
DocSonian Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
good
the bitterness goes away completely
life goes on
things are better around the next.....corner
good idea..on the scan and the copy
good as gold........do some more
they look concentrated and come from some vision you be having maybe

on the threshold of lines
that slice and dice the mind
looking for signs
wherever you can find


finish that one
me
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
it's all brain traffic
stream of consciousness
sometimes even suspension of disbelief

it's chaos
it's confusing
it's therapy

i just need to see my therapist! ;)
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:icondocsonian:
DocSonian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
then you see the lines between the trees
the way you came
how to get back
it was said
when you come
to the fork in the road-
take it

the fork approaches
check your compass
check your watch
the times are ticking away
lace them up and lace them up tight
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Thisisourtime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student
How big is it?

This reminds me of what i did back at school for hours and hours on end in backs of book.s :)
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
it's approximately 8.5x11. with how long this one took me, i would've ripped it out of the book had i drawn it there! ;)
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VinRoc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't know how you do it! lol I'm in love with the designs you do! :hug: I can't believe that tool went & spilt water on it, OY! I'd have framed it the same day if I had gotten something this awesome from you beautiful!

I've had art lost to in a similar way, its good that you were over it fast too. :smooch:
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
thank god i got a nice color copy of it before i gave it to him. if i hadn't then i really would have been bitter! ;)
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I bet! Its a shame when giving a gift to someone that doesn't appreciate it as much as the person who made it and for whatever the reason it was made for at the time. (shakes fist at stupid people lol) I'd have been honored receiving this as a gift, and have put it somewhere safe! lol.

Yes, as you can tell I'm still starring at it lol :blush:
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Henfe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Woah
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
did your brain fizzle at least a little?! ;)
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Henfe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
I think so, can't remember anything from january 31 :D
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
:giggle: then my work is done here! ;)
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Roxyfriik Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
i love this! the details are great to look at because i can always find something new in it.i think this piece looks similar to 'batik' design,which uses almost all of the elements u drawn,mostly floral.but yours are very good,done with a lot of emotion going on.good job! :D
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
thank you so much. i like the idea of forcing you to look a little deeper [or at least a little longer] a piece. someone else mentioned the "batik" similarity to me a while ago. i'd really like to try it but i'm afraid i'd make myself crazy with all the detail! =)
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Roxyfriik Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
my pleasure :) you cant never be too crazy with the details.
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:iconsober:
sober Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
jesus christ
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
yes my son? j/k :giggle:
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renaissanceman3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Very intense ... I think you were too hot to handle for the ex and that's why he spilled the water on it and that's also why he's an ex ... whatcha think? ~R:heart:M~
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
very cute ;) i guess i nevver thought of it that way! :giggle:
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Adrastia217 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!...so many lines...it's very cool
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
thanks! =)
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:iconveinweb:
veinweb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
yr ex was beein an ass!!! how can u ruin smth like that!!! wow, beautiful.. im sorry it's destroyed
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
no biggie. everything is experiance...i should have known that he wasn't worth me making that kind of effort. =) thanks for the comment...and the :+fav:! :hug:
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:iconveinweb:
veinweb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
anytime :) no guy is actually worth it.... i have that kind of expirience too...
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
absolutely not! =)
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:iconveinweb:
veinweb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
hehe... u hear... wel... they all love u pretty much... til one point
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
when you stop loving them and are too chicken shit to actually say so! :blush:
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veinweb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
huh? did quiet get what u mean, or mayb its too early here haha
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
it's okay. it didn't come out the way i wanted it to! :blush:
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marcelosantos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007   Interface Designer
nice work
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
thanx! =)
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sunnyafternoon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
i HATE exes. did he ruin it on purpose? what an ass
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
no...he was just careless and obviously didn't take into consideration all the figgin' time i spent on it. he turned out to be quite an asshole anyhoo. "hindsight is 20-20" right? i'm just a little more careful who i 'waste' my time on these days! =)
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SumOne Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
wow, this is so intricate...and you put so much time into it. i definitely admire your dedication. i have the attention span of a 12 year old on meth...if i can't/don't finish something in a couple of days it gets scrapped and i move on to something new.

but yeah, i love this. reminds me of a friend of mine. [link] - top 3 pics in that gallery, very similar style, imo.
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
that's probably why it takes me so long to do something...because i have a tendency to get bored and uninspired and have to go back to it several times before being able to finish.
thanx for your comment and i your right, his work is similar. his stuff seems to have a little more of a focal point then mine...i just doodle untill there's no space left. =)
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moogan Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
wow, thats brilliant! :+fav:
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
thanx! :hug:
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secondhand-tourist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
ooo - this is great. This must have taken a lot of patience to create. I have had the desire to do something like this for a long time, but I can never find the time and that makes me impatient whenever I do have the time ~ like I should be doing something else. Good job!
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
thankyou! you should try it; it might be a good time killer on a long plane ride! ;) i usually just did it when i was bored, like during class time or watching 'the evil television'. but i haven't really touch anything in a while so i know what you mean about not having the time. =)
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numb-synapse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006
:heart:
the beaty!
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:iconmental-traffic:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2006
thanx!
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An1mel0vah Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
That's cool
i could never do that
honestly i dont think that i would have the patience
i think my eyesight would be even worse than it is now :fork:

But anyways, i think that it looks super cool!:winner:
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