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The Whisperer by kamixbeat The Whisperer by kamixbeat
Speaking visually is a language used by many but only really practiced by few. People tend to communicate to each other with sounds and images which appeal to an individual’s conscious mind, the birth of thoughts and ideas. A painting cannot be fully described and appreciated with a thousand words but just a single image on its own can tell a whole story and more.

There is a certain under-tone that tends to be overlooked by most people. A work of art is meant to intentionally provoke thought, inspiration, and emotion. Playing with a person’s rational and logical mind while also feeding their ever-growing creative mind and finally settling in their hearts; whether it be joy, anger, nostalgia, or even disgust.
But what is it that keeps one continually thinking of that particular piece? Is it a lasting emotion or is it something else? Perhaps a more subtle, indescribable feeling that keeps bringing you back to that instance in your life where you were introduced to that “work of art”?

I am not going to talk about this piece in fear of guiding or persuading the viewer to feel what I personally felt when creating it, to do so would hinder their creativity and somewhat manipulate the direction in which their inspiration may take them. Each piece speaks differently to the each individual viewer in its own manner, preaching a different message each time. All that is asked of the viewer is to view all art with open minds and to be honest to their hearts and thoughts, let their whispers be heard.
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The Whisperer by ~kamixbeat The suggester sais:"I love how the author uses flowing lines and graceful outlines to convey emotions and manages to evoke kinship and love. Plus of course, I'm amazed by the realistic details!" ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by Atramina )
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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- I am utterly stunned by this work, I look forward too seeing more. :+fav: and watched :heart:
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iLoveRyo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wooooooooooooooooooooow!
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Welcome to being featured in "The B E S T of 2 0 1 0 by Fiery" News >> [link]
Hope you will like it !! :heart:
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B-Klein Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reading his description of art was like watching one philosophy class in my school. And... I love philosophy. rs
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Penginchan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
W... Wow. O.O
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TheRootOfAllEvil Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I am absolutely captivated by the creature's design. This piece makes met think that he was captured by some dark force, slowly taking over his body. And the woman is trying to stop it or mourn that it's happening.
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DeathByAnArrow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite beautiful; I really love the crows. It's the sort of thing that doesn't belong there, but it IS there because it has a meaning. Do crows NORMALLY just fly out of elephant flesh? No. So it's symbolic.

To me, it symbolizes how one struggles with letting the negatives cloud your mind. The ravens/crows are typically a symbol of death or a plaguing; and since they're tearing through the elephant's skull it's as if the elephant is releasing it's negative energy. All of this being aided by, none other than, the whisperer; the woman showing a very strong emotional connection with the elephant.

However, you can feel the struggle in the tearing of the flesh; they aren't just flying out willy-nilly. The elephant (is very likely) in a severe state of anguish; imagine how it would feel to have your skin torn apart. This symbolizes how the negatives in life are hard to just dismiss because of the anguish it brings upon thinking of them.

A very nice, thought provoking piece. Very well done ^^
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AFuriousHeart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student General Artist
This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Beautifully done!
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kosmikkitty Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
.great scene...love the elephants eye and the "oil slicked" birds....great work!!
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A7xshadowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This is so gorgeous! Beautiful work of colors! :)
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LocalNeoArcadian005 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
down right freaky
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katetrish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
"I am not going to talk about this piece in fear of guiding or persuading the viewer to feel what I personally felt when creating it, to do so would hinder their creativity and somewhat manipulate the direction in which their inspiration may take them. Each piece speaks differently to the each individual viewer in its own manner, preaching a different message each time."

I try to approach my art and my writing with a similar mindset. The context within which an author or artist creates is interesting to research and understand. An author or artist's intent can also be interesting to research and uncover, but I think it's incredibly important to allow each individual to interpret what they read and see in their own way. I think too many people focus on forcing their interpretations of art and writing on others, especially in education, and that's a real shame.

I'm glad you've chosen not to take away from the evocative qualities of this piece by going into great detail about your artistic intent and the messages you had in mind while you were creating. This is definitely a technically impressive piece, and I like how it calls upon commonly accepted symbolism in the fire, the elephant, and the body language of the subjects.
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Pathagerus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
this is freaking awesome it most deffinatly is a thousand words and more
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peachyspacemanatee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I can see the pain in his eyes, I love it
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x-pyre12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Amazing work!
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SandroRybak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this looks great
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satyr2007 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Well the first emotions I felt when seeing this without reading your description is grief, sorrow, and helplessness which to me looks like what the young woman is feeling because she isn't able to help. Everything is tearing at the elephant and she is powerless to stop it when it comes from so many directions...overwhelmed I would say.

I love the artwork but leaves me feeling sad...and frustrated

Everything in nature has a purpose...sometimes I think that our purpose (humans) is only to wreak havoc, and ultimately destroy our planet. And then start over....

Then again maybe I'm just loony.
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abejoide Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010   Filmographer
That is so amazing. I just love the feeling i get when i watch it.
I was wondering... do you mind if i use the idea for a short film?
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axelalonso Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I do like your description, although I must express that I would like to hear your words, since itīs your imagination the one that itīs coming into mine! A well introduction will be always the best manner to present your self to the world, since itīs what you are!! :aww: Congrats in keeping your mind open! :+fav:
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modesty94 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
this is so beautiful <3
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Murklins Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love the work, your thoughts, and probably you too. Beautiful. :)
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kaelism Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
i absolutely adore this
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xx-lacrimosa Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
this is so interesting.
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AnUrbanNomad Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Writer
This is… ridiculously intense. I don't even know what to say but I hate faving and running so I figured I'd say something. Wonderful work!
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Wolveskhan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
When I saw this, my heart fluttered, I don't know why.
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MichelaDaSacco Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Incredible image - congrats :happycry:
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Andrew-MAC Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Absolutely aboundant with feelings and thoughts. The perfect visual form is only a little slice of dpirit kept in this picture!
Absolutely precious and really great work of art!
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AllenFuchs32308 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I this one is visually beautiful. No matter how someone tries to interpret it, it is beautiful. There are so many different ways we can go with the interpretation that no one person could ever quite figure out exactly what you were thinking when you were working on this piece.
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biggyrich Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Feeriee13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
So sad and so beautiful...amazing work! Love it :heart:
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I LOVE THIS SOOOO MUCH!
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kamixbeat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
:O oh man... I had thought this was going to be buried under a horde of lovely paintings everywhere... it's kind of cool to see it resurface... it brings me back to when I painted this image, and all the wonderful events that occurred because of this image.

:) thank you all for your wonderful comments! :) Deviant art is really welcoming, so much in fact, it makes me want to come back! :)
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SingsWithRavens Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
It's all I can say to perhaps the most elegant artist's comments I've ever read.
I remembered what it feels like to be an artist, what it feels like to be the creator of something of beauty, after I read your comments and looked more closely at your work of art.
I tend to write very long comments, and am afraid they never get read. I am never seeking a response when I write such comments, but I hope you understand my gratitude - our gratitude, as an artists' community - for your inspiring words.
Thank you very, very much for sharing this. You deserve the Daily Deviation. You truly do.
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kamixbeat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
lovely words. all of them read. :)

never be afraid to write, someone out there will read it, same thing as someone out there will see a painting, or listen to a song. So write on my friend!
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SingsWithRavens Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Absolutely! I most certainly will.
Thanks again!
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
This has brought tears to my eyes. How moving.
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kamixbeat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
thank you very much! I am glad to hear this
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Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I saved this to my favorites mostly for what you have written. I completely agree. Great artwork btw.
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kamixbeat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
:) thank you!
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ChrisDalton Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
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LoveOfTheFallen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, really amazing o_o :D
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kamixbeat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
thank you! :)
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3The2Face1Stole Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
this is entirely sick love the emotion and the birds out of the head
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BruceTheShark Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I love this
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VictraART Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very gorgeous
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drowningkat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That couldn't have been better said. thank you.
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DomiN8 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Photographer
I really enjoy your work. It does send my mind down many paths of enquiry on the piece. The palette you used in fantastic.
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Ellisif Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist
This is absolutely amazing.
It made me all sad :/
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BurnedClouds Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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