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Destruction of Nature by akeli Destruction of Nature by akeli
"Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation." ~Jean Arp

Since so many people have asked, the title is meant to have dual meaning. The one most commonly assumed is that "nature" means the natural world. There's another, deeper meaning to it, and it is the destruction of human nature.

The drive to distraction and noise, anything that will block meditation and contemplation of oneself, is so strong, that humans will destroy anything in their path to keep them alive.

Oil in the Amazon: [link]






This was rendered with the intention of being viewed at 18x24.
20-40 hrs, aprox. No serious idea on time amount.
Wacom Tablet.
Photoshop CS5.

90% done using standard brushes (round brush, etc)
Rust was a splatter brush made from a free texture
5 or 6 of the spots were made with brushes, the rest painted with the round and fuzzy round brushes (including all of the ones with holes in the middle).
Gears made with shape vectors.
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JulieLukeartwork Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have a book? Or a tutorial on how you print? Amazing work.
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moonbloodKOOL-aid-xX Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
yummy
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ArcticWolfMagic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok, with all of the detail put into this, the fur the lighting, the shading, the ink, the eye, the metal, the background. All of the other little details which make it just that bit better make this look amazing, more that even, stellar! The emotion and dynamism helps too! ^^
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WyvrenQueen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
This looks so great!
I almost thought it was a real Jaguar
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AspenWinterhorn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Very meaningful piece! It's gorgeous too!
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JackSepticEyeFan356 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is astounding!! This is So gorgeous!! I cant even begin to describe!! 
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gintarelaunius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
POwerful Pix.
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Hoi-Tem Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the definition of beauty when it comes to art.

Great job!
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countzeroC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how BEAUTIFUL this is
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Mewol Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is a well made piece of art bravo and this is very deep 
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Mewol Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I wish i could draw this good but i can i use a friking mouse because i cant afford a drawing tablet :^:
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SericIllustre Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Big details! And the contrast is really powerful Clap 
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Alphatik72 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking awesome !
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AltruisticPotato Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING art!
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SoranoYume24 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING is so brilliant the way you sent the messages.
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hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning!
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Savagedogpack Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Hey can i use this art? I'll credit you!
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Sonikelf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
<3
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Swap-Gaster-Sans Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
well drawn but why the hell does it look like it shat out all that inkBendy Mentally Judging You Icon 
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LeapingLeopards Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TurtleToast-Draws Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because it's cooler than you so it can shit ink
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Swap-Gaster-Sans Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
F2U Spicy Bendy Iconshhaaaatup
 
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DarkVioletVoid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks.good
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Rainfall-Wonder Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap... this is really good!
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JoyChoVixen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*FANTASTIC*
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leoninesoul Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
This is breathtakingly beautiful and the symbolism and message incredible meaningful and profound!  The artificial noise is deafening and the the collective greed of this one species is without equal.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am dissapointed this is not still a DD.

this is superior
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IndigoWizard Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a tigah blawb =3
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chichi-is-nightmare Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not a tiger it's a jaguar, jaguars have spots, tigers have stripes. so it's a jaguar lol
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mesinadenaro Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
akeli.. could you please contact me on Facebook? Alin Gebescu
or on my skype: alin_gebescu2

Thank you,

ALIN
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vongrapple Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Woof.... that was deep
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TrashyTrashFiend Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like something that'd be in Horizon: Zero Dawn
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Aww! So Adorable!
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XxEternalRiotxX Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
-smashes like button- 
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art!!!

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XxRadioactiveHeartxX Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My GOD, THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
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ArrtMan Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool!, love the idea behind it :D
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Volinfer Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very impressive, emotional.
I enjoy how close it looks to photography...
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PaladinPainter Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Uh-oh, turned out that Venom has a cat :D
But seriously, this is awesome.
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RHJunior Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Looks like a chocolate chip cheetah.
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SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The noise permeates every aspect of our being now, it's so pervasive that it indeed is the destruction of everything we are from the ground up.
We don't even notice it, only on change do we discover this in the odd and infrequent moments when they is no noise what so ever.. Many can't bear it for long and do whatever it takes to fill that void with some kind of back ground static. Truly sad, truly inhuman and completely a loss of what we are.
I long for days where only nature fills my ears.
beautifully done piece and strong message for those that are willing to listen...... below the noise!
    
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That-Violet-Cactus Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does he look like my devil cat do Derpy cat icon 
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Gretelus Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
I searched "roaring leopard" on Internet and I found this, your art has been stoled...
www.walldevil.com/751311-roari…
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KosmicAura Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is art. Thanks for sharing :)
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GoldenWolf712 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017   Digital Artist
So sad, but so true.
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DrStoat10 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Dang, the dark tone and meaning really hits me in the chest. This is freak'n amazing. Clap 
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RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really a great idea - and a great artwork :)
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RoboCat1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Beatiful!! ^^
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FelidaeFire Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is just EPIC!
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