|18 Feb 2009|| Anna Skult|
And the sunlight actually looks like sunlight. I think the sun is very well depicted. Also, the card-pyramids actually have a far-away-and-really-big feel to them, the blue fuzzyness of them really brings that out.
Oh oh! Useless piece of information that I thought of when looking at this picture: I study art history, and during one lecture on ancient architecture, we talked about the pyramids (which I suppose is what this is inspired by), and research shows that it might be possible that the pyramids weren’t built with slave-labour, but that it was a volontary, religious workforce. (but you might have known that already, so, sorry in that case!) ^_^ Darío Mekler
replies: "That is an interesting piece of trivia I didnt know. I just worked a little with the steteotypical slaves building the pyramid. I think the term in english is "house of cards", in spanish the term is "pirámide de cartas" probably more fitting for the concept.
Thanks for commenting."
|18 Feb 2009|| Michelle Tolo|
The subject is amazing, and so is the way the picture is made. I really love the lighting effect! I can sit for a long time staring at the towers of cards and the people building them, trying to find an even deeper meaning to it than what the title says, but I’m not good at that kind of abstract thinking. Even though, I can easily see that this picture is a very meaningful one, and a great one that is. Well deserved Mod’s Choice! Darío Mekler
replies: "Thats quite a comment. If anyone can stare at this for more than 3 seconds that is more than I can ask for.
|19 Feb 2009|| Emily|
So clever, and so well done! You have a wonderful surrealistic style.
|19 Feb 2009|| Victoria rachel angelone|
I know how to make those lol first time I’ve seen it on paper though. great job, very creative and detailed. I can see why you got the mod pick CONGRATULATIONS!!!
|20 Feb 2009|| Katie Verdigris Smoke|
^ ^ very Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful detail and lovely painting technique. I like the concept, a VERY well deserved mods. Hrm.... WOnderland and Egypt.... interesting combination. Well done!
|22 Feb 2009|| Donna Quinn|
This is really creative, Dario. As an acrylic artist myself, I really admire the way you’ve painted the lens flare. It may not be totally realistic, but it looks really visually impressive. Congrats on the Mod’s Choice too, by the way. Darío Mekler
replies: "Thanks ... I appreciate it, specially coming from a great artist like you.
I always think it could be better, maybe next time."
|23 Feb 2009|| Odd|
Dude. I can practically feel the blinding heat and glare of that sun. Aweeessoommee....
|25 Feb 2009|| Anon.|
Wonderful concept! Congrats on Mods Choice.
|11 Oct 2010|| Lynn Purple Dragoness Lilac Taylor|
wow so cool house of cards.