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Sony TriK - Leviathan by DefiledVisions Sony TriK - Leviathan by DefiledVisions
Image done for the Sony TRiK challenge.


So, the competition was about designing a skin for Sony's new TRiK iPod speaker system with the theme revolving around any genre of music

I enjoy good music, be it metal, trance, house, hip-hop, pop, classical, rock etc. I really couldn't limit myself to depicting a certain genre.

Music, to me, is more than a favourite band or a lifestyle. It's medicine for my soul and body, my remedy. Music grants me the wings I weren't born with, allowing for a temporary slip into a greater world. It is through music I feel alive and as long as I have music, I will never be alone.

As for the symbolism behind the piece, my first intention was to make a play around the BP oil spill, a critique if you may.
This piece was to be may way of helping out, my way of saying Stop, we will have no more of this. And if I, through my piece, could even make one person become more aware of what's going on, I would have fulfilled my purpose.

It's truly sad what is going on in this world with all the greed, racism and corruption. Where people exploit both each other and their surroundings. A world where money means everything and compassion, kindness and love is regarded as weaknesses, meaning nothing.

However, as I kept working other thoughts came to mind..

For far too long have we had our attention on the 'bad', and this piece would be no exception. Focusing on how bad things are does not help, it's time to re-think.

There is beauty in this. No matter how seemingly dark the situation seems you always have the choice to see the good.
Instead of looking at the situation with hopelesness, cowering in fear as you have been told to do, widen your senses. Look at it for what it really means.
It is through catastrophes like the oil spill and other disasters that the good within people can manifest. Every day people open up their eyes and 'wake up' to what's going on. There is no need to be afraid any more, we are strong and together we are even stronger.
Nature seeks constant balance and these disasters are just another way for things to even out. A forest fire if you may, forcing us to re-think our way of life and our behaviours, burning away the bad within us, making way for the good to grow.

Music has the same kind of impact on our life on a more individual level. It too can manifest through that special song, or those lyrics and completely change you, burning away the 'bad' within you. That is the analogy I want you to make.

In the end I just wanted to make something I would love to have on my TRiK if I had one, a cool piece of art with monsters in it.
I'm sorry if this deviates from the brief of the contest.

peace

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close-ups can be seen in my blog :) - [link] -
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:iconnajmulosmani:
najmulosmani Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yooo this is SWEET man! i wan get a ipod jsut to put this skin on it O_0
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FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hey! this one was awesome! D: Total original way of displaying it too.. CONGRATZZ!! Nd keep it up! u are awesome!
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invadrzina Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I really love the painting kind of feel. The color and emotion is amazing.
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DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
glad you like it :)
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:iconk-j-malings:
K-J-Malings Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
This is sweet! I love how expressive your brush strokes are! best of luck :)
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I really liked yours, congratulations on the semi finals btw!
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:iconk-j-malings:
K-J-Malings Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
thanks!
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:iconursa-major:
Ursa-Major Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
That is an amazing piece of art - regardless of the fact that it's for a contest. What a powerful statement!
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! awesome to hear
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DeaDraco Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
wooooooooooooooooow !!! itīs so epic!!! i love the colourS!!!!:w00t: good luck!
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ghostSong7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
You put a lot thought in to your concept...it looks really cool, too. Good job
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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:iconrasmusbrinck:
rasmusbrinck Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Filmographer
Looks flawless and pretty damn awesome; both the artwork and the thoughts behind it. :)
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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:iconlliaolsen:
LliaOlsen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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Dreamzanstuff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Superb painting!
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ThePhoenixWave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Is this supposed to be a play on BP? Either way - some nice work.
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The original intent of the piece was to play on BP, however as I worked on it I kind of drifted away from the idea. You made the analogy though, cool.
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NakaAyu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   General Artist
oh wow. D:

I can't add anything more.
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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Minareadjin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ooo nice!
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Xoore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
nicely done ^^
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
tack :D
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johnbecaro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks awesome man!:)
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:icondefiledvisions:
DefiledVisions Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cheers!
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