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Full Title: es-040118 - Evolving Retinal Ganglia

I found the pen tool.

I was reading this article in a science magazine called research and progress...
It explained how these cells (retinal ganglias), located in the eye, functioned as an internal clock for our bodies... These cells are very light sensitive and helps our brains keep track of when the day begins and ends. It also featured a picture showing these cells.

I got this, hmm, thought.. What if these cells would start growing out of control, and expand out through the pupil in their grasping search for light...

The cell itself had a 'pretty' easy shape, so I decided to try it out.
The result here is really not what I had expected, but it was fun working on it, and I'm pretty pleased with it I guess.
It's my first time using paths to this extent, and my first 'real' illustration I believe, allthough it contains some 3d. Maybe someone will like watching it for a while...

I'll probably do more illustrational work from now on, since I enjoyed it so much.

Original image size: 7200x4800 @ 300dpi
Available as poster at 16" x 24" and under, from daprints.
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:iconnorbi:
norbi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
I love this flowers. Great composition.
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:iconenkatsu:
enkatsu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
very nice, i love the idea, you have a good imagination ^_^
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Thank you for your kind words =)
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:iconritzamarie:
ritzamarie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
real nice!!! =)
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:icongriz-:
griz- Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004   Interface Designer
simply great, i love the style and the shapes. keep it up! :+fav:
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whitest-ray-of-light Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. i really appreciate this. i have my undergrad in fine art... and am finishing up classes to apply to medical school. i love how science inspires me, and drives my art.

beautiful distinction between these two seemingly opposing forces. :+favlove:
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:iconmrbasic:
mrbasic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
hmm...nice vector work and 2D, great piece overall...off to check your gallery
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:iconsystemoverload:
SystemOverload Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Interface Designer
great job on this one.. very nice design..
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:iconeatpopiah:
eatpopiah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2004
Wow...ur work's brilliant!!!!! Love it & hope to catch up with yaa...!
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
Thank you =)
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:icontomserious:
tomserious Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004
if only we could all be as sexy as these vectors, awsome style i love it. +FAV
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2004
thanks =)
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:iconchiggah714:
chiggah714 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2004   Digital Artist
greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat job
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:iconfcukwit:
fcukwit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2004
im luvvin it mate
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:iconturn2002:
turn2002 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2004
damn man im loving this!!
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2004
hehe good, glad you do =)
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:icongnaime:
gnaime Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004
It's always nice to see concept and art in the same basket. :thumbsup:
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2004
thank you =)
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:icondanny-:
danny- Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004   Digital Artist
I love as always.... the face's good!
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:iconphc:
phc Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
I really like this one. You're quite good with mixed mediasources.
If I had the money, I'd so hang it on my wall, and not just go to school and print out a small copy of it in colour, like i did with your kirbut (spell chk pls?) :)
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2004
haha ok, spell chk:
'kirbut' should be: K U R B I T S
You actually printed it? that's funny.

Well, the smaller sizes aren't that expensive you know...

Thanks for the kind words Phille =)
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:iconphc:
phc Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2004
they are expensive to me.
but i don't know where I put your copy. I so wanted it on my wall. :)
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:icontransic:
transic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004
Liking this a lot man, esp the pink accents. Stylish :thumbsup:
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:iconidlejam:
idlejam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
The comp is appealing and I think the added color makes this stand out more. Looks good.
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:iconpoluter:
poluter Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Kinda creepy thought about those cells growing out of controll :)

I really think you should do more illustrations, because this one looks really great. Im so tired so I can't really come up with something sensible to say, but I really like this one! :thumbsup:
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
I'm on it.
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:iconbloodpixel:
bloodpixel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
thats just awesome
i love it dud
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:iconkapi:
kapi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
:+favlove:

nothing more to say one this one :P
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:iconmovezig:
movezig Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
omg, this is awesome. Deff. my type of style. +fav man deff. Great work, im goin to your gallery now!
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
hehe thanks =)
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:iconiko:
iko Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2004
dopeass! :D
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:iconsilken:
silken Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
This is an absolutely gorgeous piece...wanted to comment earlier, but server wouldn't let me...>< The composition is wonderful and the flow is awesome...very nice use of tonal range, and I like teh soft/sharp feel of the piece...the hot pink is awesome! Great for an accent color...:) Definately a fav.
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:iconstaford:
staford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
yeahhhh dude thats very impressive :+fav:
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:iconephix:
ephix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
great, i love it :D
+fav
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:iconrviper:
rviper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
:) INSTANT FAV! Beautifull work!
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gauravpatel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
Very nice indeed, I love this style.
I love the way you used the monochrome colours working with the pink.
I also like what you have done with the face... and the lines coming out.

Good work, man.
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:iconandidas:
andidas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004
hey dude!
nice to see something new from you, i also often get inspired by science articles or especially the cool pictures . Hope you are well!
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:icontjeemp:
Tjeemp Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
very cool, though i think it wud be better if it wud go out the eye with the direction of the eye, now it just goes to the left which doesn't look too smooth... though great job on the male and 2d :)
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:iconxero-mx:
xero-mx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004   Interface Designer
very cool :+fav:
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:iconcentralplexis:
centralplexis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
This is by far something out of ordinary with a twist. Awesome illustration keep em comming


:peace:
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:icondj-hack:
dj-hack Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most def. diggin this
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:iconkriegs:
kriegs Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
What a great illustration, it has your 3d style, but in a wonderful vector form. Love the colors and the lines. You continue to inspire me my friend. Keep these coming!
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:iconwalley-jason:
walley-jason Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
im caught speechless...
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:iconnickick:
nickick Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
trevligt! diggar "cellen" som växer...fast i mina ögon är det vass-strån men det är väl bara för att jag fiskar lite för mycke :D och som nån nämde...dina tankar bakom din verk gör allt så mycket bättre!
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cranial-bore Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this shri - for a number of reasons.
The first isn't really to do with your work, but the description. People these days so rarely say anything about their artistic process and intent with an image. All to often a hyphen is the entire description. Knowing what the work is about adds a lot and its one reason I'm adding this to my favourites.

As for the actual image, I really like the style. Colour composition is great, the bg gradient works and I like the general pose of the character. As though he paused for a second to contemplate his navel and the eye cells attacked pausing time in the process !

Very good work shri.
:thumbsup:
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Thank you mate, glad you understood and enjoyed it =)
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:iconadmin-sever15:
admin-sever15 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
Disturbingly well done. The idea was conveyed well, and the style works incredibly with it.
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:iconeosis:
eosis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
Wow, awesome work here. Very stylish. Great one, Shri-sta
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:iconbarefootliam:
barefootliam Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004
greatto see more really well-executed " illustration-as-art" here (is there a better label?), I love this! However long you've been doing it, it's clear you're in control of it.
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:iconshri:
shri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
hehehe, good label name.
And thanks for the kind words =)
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