"Illumination", Bill Morris (2D)

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Old 05 May 2009   #1
"Illumination", Bill Morris (2D)

Title: "Illumination"
Name: Bill Morris
Country: USA
Software: Painter, Photoshop

Trying to tie multiple aspects in regards to color and composition to support the theme of meditation.

The title "Illumination" refers not only to spiritual enlightenment but also to light itself. I tried to include the full spectrum in the piece.

Composition wise I was working with the circular mandala shape but trying to also mix in some Yin and Yang curvature.

The Buddha and the mountains sit grounded as large pyramids. Immovable. I used exaggerated perspective to try to convey a majestic and monumental sense to the moment. His cloak pouring down his body like a stream from a mountain.

I was working with hot and cold colors to really try to convey the sense of warmth and beauty of a ray of sunlight.
Old 05 May 2009   #2
Simply amazing piece of art. My new desktop!

5 star!
"What you do in life... Echoes in in eternity"
Old 05 May 2009   #3
Wow very nice piece! Love the colors and the overall feel of it.

Old 05 May 2009   #4
very "monumental"...luv it! great job
Old 05 May 2009   #5
nice work
nice colors
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Then will see prosperity in your arms.
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Old 05 May 2009   #6
Hey there, I love it! However, I recall seeing that somewhere else before? I'm pretty sure I saw it because I even showed it to my friends, exclaiming how cool it is and that I hope to be able to do something like that someday. lol!

Never mind that... I love it! The colors are trippy and the perspective enhances it! Very surreal and spiritual. I am LOVIN' it! No critiques here.
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Old 05 May 2009   #7
Thank you everyone for the kind words they are deeply appreciated and I hope will fuel me in my endeavor to be more productive.

Dream master, Yes this piece is a few years old. You may have seen it elsewhere. I had it up for a bit on GFXartist.com and I believe digitalart.org. From there I had an odd honor of sorts. If you did a google image seartch with the term "trippy" it, at one time was the second image!!! If you were to do the same today you would see it somewhere on the second page I think. Some myspace kid.

Perhaps even stranger I've also seen it set to the backdrop of a youtube video that was playing music for some band.

These things are flattering. It's a privilege to be an artist in these times, to use these digital tools and learn and be inspired by artists you can view all over the world via the internet on sites like this, and an honor to have your work seen and appreciated.

Anyway, seriously, thanks everyone.
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