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Brain Damage by kourinthellama Brain Damage by kourinthellama
The first submission after returning from London :)

So, this took me quite some time. I got the idea in a hotel on the German-Austrian border, when we were on our way to Italy. Them, as time passed, I developed the final look of the pic, and started inking. Ever since I started inking, I'd been doing it bit by bit, a bit in Tirrenia, where I started the drawing itself, a bit in Rome, a bit in Warsaw, but I finished it in London. And you know what? I am damn PROUD of this. Try inking in an A4 paper with nothing but a 0.25mm rapitograph. Frustrating? Yes. Very. But worth it.

So! Maciek. Yes, again ;P As some of you might have noticed from the title, this is heavily inspired by the Pink Floyd song, "Brain Damage", off the "The Dark Side Of The Moon" album (just one of the best albums in history). I had a phase when I listened to the song over and over for the first week or so of our italian voyage, and it stuck in my head to be mulled over. Oddly enough, when I was in London, the EXACT same thing happened with "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)" off the "Wish You Were Here" album... Anyway! The lyrics made me think of Maciek and his not-very-happy two years in the mental institute, and how he got out of there and felt as if he'd been changed against his will, by force, and the hate he had for his new self. Creepy stuff.

100% black Rotring ink (using a 0.25mm Rotring rapitograph) on 155g/m2 paper.


"Brain Damage"
Pink Floyd

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon


(PS. Now it's hit me that that flurry think Maciek is holding looks like that thing the bloke from Inuyasha has :lol: ;))
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itainohime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Facinating stuff, love. I admire your ability to put that much detail into your art--I love all the small, delicate lines of ink. Your efforts were well worth it, I assure you.

I like the three subtle references to the original song/album, and how you skillfully rendered the strings attached to the puppet-thing. I also like how the madness of the picture is geometric. (The puppets to be rearranged are all made of simplistic geometric shapes strung together, I mean.) DSotM was about madness, but it was expressed in a calculated and controlled fashion, and you've captured that spirit in this image: of the Machine that actually causes the Brain Damage, if you like.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow, this has got to be one of the best comments I've ever recieved... Thank you ever so much, it made my day :hug:
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itainohime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Talented people deserve good comments. ^_^ I'm glad that it made you happy.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
Aww, thanks :hug: But, as I said somewhere on my page, I'm not talented, I'm just jaded ;) :hug:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My first reaction "Wow" this is great, i love teh picture, the detail, teh shading, texture, it's all so very nice.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug: :)
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mirwen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
swietny obrazek (o.O)...
taki psychoedliczny....czarno-bialy i linia taka...taka...przerywana..to jest COS!
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
Dzieki, to jest zdecydowanie moja najlepsza jak do tej pory praca :)
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shadow-inferno Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pink floyd rules ^^ this is nice :)
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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keiross Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful work man :thumbsup:

You can tell how much thought went into this, and that gives it a wonderful atmosphere and feeling.

Not to mention how great it is at a technical level :clap:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it :hug: :) (and I mean that! :lol:)
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Thorn1125 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004   Traditional Artist
Sweet. You've got a lot to be proud of here! I like the textures and how you've managed to give it a really dark feel without losing any detail. Very nicely done.

This piece reminded me of Floyd even before I read your description. It makes me think of the animation in The Wall.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, it means a lot coming from a fellow Floyd and "The Wall" fan :hug:
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pencilbox-production Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2004
Absolutly lovely. Love how it seems as if your looking at the whole sound of the song in this picture.
And the button on his belt is a nice touch.
I've often done alot of Pink Floyd Dark Side Tributes, but this blows me right out of the water. :clap: :+favlove:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2004  Professional General Artist
That means triple, even quadrouple coming from a fellow PF and DSM fan. Thank you ever so much :thanks: :hug:
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Welcome =D :hug:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
This reminds me of the work by the artist who illustrated Jack Pretlutsky's scary book of children's poems called "The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight". Very scary, very memorable. This is frightening and beautiful.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) :hug:
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Adzik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Student Photographer
Bardzo ciekawie zrobione. Interesujace.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004  Professional General Artist
Dziekuje :glomp:
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utak3r Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... I'm impressed :thumbsup:
Nie dosc, ze swietny rysunek technicznie rzecz biorac, to jeszcze bardzo mi sie podoba ta jego metaforycznosc... :D
Po prostu super. Masz za to :+fav: u mnie.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
:bow:

Senk ju, senk ju :D :glomp:
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QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the heavy, almost opressive feel to this. It has a lot of atmosphere ... excellent.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :glomp:
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tigr3ss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
:o You may have hated that pen, hell, I would - but look at all the textures... even where you painted it all black.

A doll on strings? (the fact that they're attached to his ears made me chuckle a bit :) )

And if I also double posted, well, I accidently hit submit with my slippy mouse before I had even written anything - go me!
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
Actually, I'm not so happy about that texture on the black sky. But I guess it adds to the psycho-nutcase feel of it, as if the sky was melting or something :lol:

You know, when I drew those earrings on Maciek they made me think of the ear-tags cows have :lol:

You in fact did NOT double post! Hoorah for you!
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tigr3ss Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Or that the sky was fake. Or black paint on wood. Dunno. Gives a bit of interesting things to look at, imo.

Poor Maciek :o

yeah, I must have been fast on the ESC button :D
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
Your ESC-pressing finger is a real mean machine! :fear:
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ArwenFir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
On nawet ma znaczek "Dark Side of the Moon" ... ;]

Ech... :D
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ArwenFir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
No baaaa... Przeciez lamidlo dba o szczegoly :mwahaha:

BTW - wracam ci ja sobie dzisiaj ze szkoly objuczona plecakiem, teczka, ciezkim zwojem kartonu i siatka z wloszczyzna, a Usia na moj widok: "Dzwigasz, jak przystalo na lame!" <co jest>
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ArwenFir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Llama...

:praise:

Ja wiecej nic nie powiem. To jest... genialne.
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ArwenFir Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
:glomp: Prosze. :)
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
A ja powiem tyle:

:blush:

:bow:

:glomp:

Dziekuje! :D
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opfanart Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I like the way you done it, especially the complicated line, giving the pic an unique atitude!
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks! :D It was tricky, as I'd never shaded in with ink, but I like the result :)
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Serika-chan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
To jest GENIALNE! O.o Takie psychodeliczne...
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
MUAHAHAHA! :mwahaha: Dziekuje! XD :glomp:
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cthulhu-cultist Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2004   Photographer
Niesamowity naklad pracy :o i rownie niesamowity efekt. Bardzo lubie podobny styl. :)
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
Dziekowac, dziekowac, lama czuc sie pochlebiona :bow:

Ja nieczesto cos takiego robie (tzn. cos w takich klimatach utrzymane), ostatnio bylo to w listopadzie 2002 roku i leczylam sie na depresje z powodu szkoly :O Przez pol roku prawie nic nie narysowalam, a co rysowalam, to wyrzucalam (kilka ino prac sie ostalo). Na szczescie tym razem nie bylo to spowodowane niczym takim ;) :D
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cthulhu-cultist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004   Photographer
Brrr. Depresja szkolna - mam nadzieje, ze mnie nie zlapie.Na razie twardo walcze z chandra wrzesniowa i na razie 1:0 dla mnie. :D
Ja pisze i jesien oznacza dla mnie okres smutnawych shortow.
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
Chandra? Depresja szkolna? Lama juz nie znac takich sformulowan :] Od jutra (jutro mam rozpoczecie roku w nowej szkole) lama wchodzi w luksusowy uklad "jesli szkola mi sie nie podoba, to przestaje do niej chodzic". Czyli Pan Student Nic Nie Musi :lol:

Ja nie pisuje shortow, jezeli juz jest to cos krotkiego, to szkice do dluzszej powiesci, ktorych mam kilka na koncie :D
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cthulhu-cultist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004   Photographer
Ech... mnie to czeka dopiero za jakis czas... Na razie katuje mnie LO [przeklinam to ogolnoksztalcace, bo przez to musze sie uczyc scislosci...]
Ja w swoim niedlugim zyciu wytworzylam tyle tekstu, ze daloby sie zlozyc z tego powiesci, ale na koncie mam jedna niedokonczona i nikomu nie pokazuje bledow mlodosci :P
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004  Professional General Artist
Ja tez przeklinam LO, bo jak policzylam, ile miesiecy zycia stracilam na lekcjach fizyki, chemii, matematyki... Ale z drugiej strony jeszcze wiecej stracilam na lekcjach geografii, biologii, francuskiego czy historii ;) Dla mnie z calego LO to tylko polski byl jako-tako przydatny. No i PO, przedmiot po prostu kultowy XD A ile nerwow stracilam na chemie (przez ktora mialam rzeczona depresje odszkolna - kochana nauczy-kurwa-cielka) czy matematyke (tylko slepe szczescie sprawilo, ze nie mialam poprawki na koniec 4 klasy - nauczycielka zachorowala akurat wtedy, kiedy miala podjac decyzje co do mojego losu, wiec zapomniala, a przypomniala sobie na dzien przed rada zatwierdzajaca i bylo juz za pozno na zmiane XD).
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cthulhu-cultist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004   Photographer
Ja jestem czysto humanistyczna i zapatrujac sie na studia historyczne albo jezykowe po prostu %^$#@$$ na scisle, ktorymi nas katuja w imie "ogolnoksztalcenia"... ile stresu przed matme, ile lasek do poprawienia z chemii, i tak dalej... to dla mnie zupelnie nieprzydatne przedmioty. O ile biologia i geografia mi sie przyda na pewno - zawsze to wiedza, a lubie podrozowac, i lubie zywe stworzonka rozmaitego rodzaju, wiedza z genetyki mi sie nie raz przydala - to takie wzory z fizyki ni przypial, ni wypial. Polski to wiedza o literaturze, ktora musze nabyc tak czy siak. Natomiast nauka o jezyku to takie smieszne cos, na ktorym mi mowia, jak mam pisac. ;P
Ech, PO... w tym roku bedziemy mieli cwiczenia na tzw. "fantomie"...
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Haha, kochamy dwa razy wciskac "submit"...! :ohmygod:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Haha, kochamy dwa razy wciskac "submit"...! :ohmygod:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Tez lubie podrozowac, a jednak nie umiem zobaczyc zwiazku miedzy podrozowaniem, a wiedza na temat procentu zboza uprawianego w lubuskiem czy skladem chemicznych kupy skalek, a tego nas uczono na geografii :O Zywe stworzonka tez lubie, ale po co mi nazwy wszystkich elementow skladowych komorki zwierecej? Po kiego groma mam sie uczyc na temat procesu rozmnazania grzybkow czy pierwotniakow? Czy przez to, ze bede to wiedziec, bede bardziej kochac mojego psa? Czy przez to, ze bede wiedziec wszystko na temat hodowy trzody chlewnej w Polsce (geografia znow sie klania) z wieksza checia pojade w swiat? Po czterech latach w LO nie widze wiekszego zwiazku miedzy tym, czego ucza w szkole a tym, co sie znajduje za naszymi szanownymi oknami. A moja fizyka konczy sie na liczeniu kilometrow na godzine :lol:

Ciekawostka nt. mojej przeszlosci matematycznej: W 4 klasie LO na kartkowce z rachunku prawdopodobienstwa napisalam co nastepuje: "4*6 = 26; 26-21=-1". Chyba myslami bladzilam gdzie indziej, nie wiem =P I chyba nie musze mowic, jaka ocene dostalam... :blush:
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kourinthellama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional General Artist
Tez lubie podrozowac, a jednak nie umiem zobaczyc zwiazku miedzy podrozowaniem, a wiedza na temat procentu zboza uprawianego w lubuskiem czy skladem chemicznych kupy skalek, a tego nas uczono na geografii :O Zywe stworzonka tez lubie, ale po co mi nazwy wszystkich elementow skladowych komorki zwierecej? Po kiego groma mam sie uczyc na temat procesu rozmnazania grzybkow czy pierwotniakow? Czy przez to, ze bede to wiedziec, bede bardziej kochac mojego psa? Czy przez to, ze bede wiedziec wszystko na temat hodowy trzody chlewnej w Polsce (geografia znow sie klania) z wieksza checia pojade w swiat? Po czterech latach w LO nie widze wiekszego zwiazku miedzy tym, czego ucza w szkole a tym, co sie znajduje za naszymi szanownymi oknami. A moja fizyka konczy sie na liczeniu kilometrow na godzine :lol:

Ciekawostka nt. mojej przeszlosci matematycznej: W 4 klasie LO na kartkowce z rachunku prawdopodobienstwa napisalam co nastepuje: "4*6 = 26; 26-21=-1". Chyba myslami bladzilam gdzie indziej, nie wiem =P I chyba nie musze mowic, jaka ocene dostalam... :blush:
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