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Mephisto Scarabs by opiumtraum Mephisto Scarabs by opiumtraum
Mephisto Scarabs (Across the Universe II)
11X11"
collage
photocopies of original artwork, commercially available Japanese washi paper, translucent paper and a few color pencil touch ups

Round 2. My thanks to everyone who offered their photographic wisdom. I took your advice. This is much!!!! truer to the original.

One or two folks requested prints of this image...thanks for your support & hopefully a print will be available (I think I pressed all the right buttons).

the underlying idea for the piece is an upcoming show the theme of which is camouflage. I also plan on entering "Across the Universe" & "Nachtjager"...the images work together (pretty much)
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:iconjoshifreak:
joshifreak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh lovely! great colours and beautiful pattern!
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Thank you!
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Panalicious6 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful. It looks super neat and cool idea !
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:iconopiumtraum:
opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Thank you very much! I visited your gallery- you know who's art you might like (if you don't already)? Franz Marc. Thanks again...
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kd-matheson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Absolutely beautiful and full of natural magic!!!
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you!
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Oh my! This is beautiful.Lovely rich colours. Sumptuous!
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:iconopiumtraum:
opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
thank you very much
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
:)
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veinsofmercury Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Stunning work! :wow:
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:iconopiumtraum:
opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
thank you!
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
wow!! mind blowing!!
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
thank you
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DoseOner Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
np!
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TheQine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
This amazing piece has been featured!
Thank you for inspiring the hell out of me! :hug: :dance:

>> [link] <<
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
thank you, & apologies for the rediculous delay in my response
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Y-F-S Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
very warm, engaging, lovely piece! :)
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Mythee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a luxurious handkerchief design... o-o
Beautiful! x3
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samkitsch Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Great! So decorative... would make a wonderful textile pattern.
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SixbySix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
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Velven Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really gorgeous; rich colours, lots of interesting details and some pretty amazing scarabs. It looks like it could be a design for some very beautiful fabric.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thank you :)!I wish I could take credit for the background design, but it's commercially available Japanese washi paper...I guess I can take credit for choosing the paper & the fragment I used :) And thanks for the positive comment about the scarabs...I have another idea using scarabs, but it's proving to be a difficult birth...
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TALONABRAXAS Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Enigmatic & enchanting, the colours are wonderful, great work!
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
thank you very much
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Writer
:heart: Your artwork has been featured in The World Of Art - No. 20.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
hey! Thanks for the feature. Very much appreciated!
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selfregion Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
thank you :)
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Cool, I get the Nauscissa and the Valley of the Winds feel from it.

Creativity can be loads of fun!
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Brilliant! Are you thinking about making this available as a print? I for one would love to own one.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
I was considering it...too large to scan...might try another photo today...bright day etc...
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hipvet Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Great Skeet. From a distance I thought it was a Klimt...where's my specs.
You could always photograph it outside of course......great for lighting as long as it's not too bright.

Again, nice work.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
ty ty...yeah, gonna try again today...it's such a crap pic
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Musta-Aurinko Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Wonderful work and exceptional idea, what a rich imagination!
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:iconopiumtraum:
opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
thank you- it follows up on an earlier collage I'd done...
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Musta-Aurinko Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Yes, I have noticed.
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Hyena-De-Peluche Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
If I was aºwoman I would love to have a kimono with that design.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
:)
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JacquelineRae Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Wow this amazing! I can't stop looking at it.

Try taking your picture outside in the sun to photograph it- that's what I have to do to get a good image.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
I took your advice- outside, the sun is shining through high clouds- perfect!...the results were much! better & the crappy pic has been replaced with an image much! truer to the original. Thanks, again. :)
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JacquelineRae Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
It does look a lot better! Good luck with the show:)
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
A visual feast :heart:
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
thank you :)
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