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No, there is no explanation. I've had a slight artist's block for a few weeks now, and got my copy of Exposé 6 a few days ago and looked through it and WHOOSH! Inspiration hit.

I had that particular pose in mind from the beginning, but it was tricky to find or shoot a ref, so I pulled out my dusty copy of Poser 6 and (mis)posed a figure, then threw it into Vue d'Esprit 4 and rendered for reference. The result was absolutely godawful, but it was still better than nothing. After that it took 3 days of scribbling with Painter 9 and Wacom Intuos and there you have it, in all its incomprehensible glory.

In case you're interested, here's a detail shot

May be reposted for as long as my name and preferably also a link to my gallery are provided along with the image in a clear manner. No modifications.

Edit: Whoa, a DD! O.O Thanks a lot, $spinegrinder as well as everyone who viewed/faved/commented! :love:
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Given 2008-06-01
Inspiration by =liiga ( Featured by MidnightExigent )
Tyrannex Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
You scare me.
dollmann Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
shipain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wonderfully stunning
scratchback Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
The lighting is superb here, and the shadows are masterfully rendered.
Zelvii Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! That looks so cool! GREAAT WORK! :squee:
FlailingHands Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Have to say, this pic is giving me all sorts of lovely story ideas. Thanks for the new (and awesome!) brain teasers!
ladytronsragdoll Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I freaking love this!
I'm having a similar artist's block for my Yr 12 Body of Work and, this work inspired me! It's similar to my concept (kind of) - I'm doing a Surrealist inspired concept though haha, anyways;

Nanaris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Emunori Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
.... hooves? ooooh i get it XD the name fits perfectly..
T-Thomas Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010   General Artist
Your work has been featured! Congratulations- hope you like it :D:dalove::dance: [link]
liiga Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks a lot! :D
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured at Spread Some DA Love, No. 52 [link]
hogret Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
This inspiring work featured here [link]
faggoot Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
This is beautiful. Reminds me of some of Salvador Dali's painting. :)
Tineswari Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the hooves. You truly are a genius, this is so original. :heart:
liveinmymewzik Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
SO COOL :]] very salvador dali
BAproductions Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weird! But i love weird!
Samrachi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
O_O man thats really impressing ^^
i like it ;)
sometimes you need no explanation, it comes from your inner you, whatever it is xD
Venny9o6 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That's really good! I love that little trinket on his leg... or what should be a leg. =) Awesomeness.
kokokaya Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Selliz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Simply awesome.
damselindisdress Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
ohh wow...
weerachot Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
So Beautiful
virtual-zone Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   General Artist
Sweet Innovation
beckstickers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this it's wonderful.... it looks like how i feel on a really good day....
rasmusbrinck Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
All in all I'd say the effort is worth it... of course I don't know squad, but the drawing did turn out amazing! The simplicity of the landscape, I think, is a good choice as the character, with its "missing lims", stands out more because of it. Good Job!
Misuzu27 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student General Artist
thats killer dude ^^ love it
Madnut Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
I wonder what she's thinking about...

This is an incredible picture!!! Well done!!! :jawdrop:
TomKilbane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
salvador dahli like...i put this on my wishlist
EnosArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Freaking sweet!
AtemusKitten Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
love the concept its awesome!
armands Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Man jau likaas, ka lieto Poser :( Zini, to ir viegli pateikt pēc asajiem elkoniem, deguniem utml Taadas leles vien ir..
armands Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Nu sorry, ja kluudiijos.. bet peedeejie darbi (kaartiim), kur galvenokaart ir cilveku figuuras, shis stuurainums ljoti kriit aciis... neesmu jau nekaads experts, bet kaadus 7 gadus skatos 3d un 2d digital art gallerijas - un poser shtelles nepanesu gandriz vai fiziski, seviski Renderosity. Mans padoms buutu padomaat, kaa no taada "poser like" efekta tiktu valjaa, varbuut taapeec shur tur tavus darbus iisti nenjeema pretii. Vairaak 2d?
liiga Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Absoluuti neiebraucu, par ko iet runa. Par kuraam kaartiim, kur ko nenjeema pretii etc?
liiga Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Parasti Poser nelietoju, jo apieties es ar to normaali nemaaku (kaa no ref ir diezgan uzskataami redzams, imo). Nu bet ja tas Tev dziivi padara vieglaaku, domaa, ko gribi. Vienmeer jau vieglaak citu nolikt uz "taadas lelles vien ir", ja nav pilnas saprashanas, par ko runaa.
coldheart7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
nice vyg pic
Vic-Banger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   Photographer
I really like it. but it should be noted i like everything with that hair cut.
ryo80 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm inspired. This is an excellent piece. :D
Asfodelo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student General Artist
awesome work with the colors and light..
ShadeDeMonesko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is rare to see something truly original. Thank you for making this.
Obsidian-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008   General Artist
WOW thats amazing!
faerywitch Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
What a wonderful image!
redchinese Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student General Artist
i really love this, its like an much more urban approach to dali
IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
you totally deserved that DD. This is stunning.
kev2137 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Wow, a modern surrealist painting mixing in the classic older styles that reminds me of Dali...

I really think this rocks!
zombiepirategirl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
I don't know what it is, but I can't stop staring at this drawing. I really like it. It's weird.
charmed-angel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
i really enjoy this piece nicely done :)
animaiden Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I can definitely see why this got featured as a DD. :D

I think the title suits it Really well, since the subject is well, half missing, and the whole desert scene reflects this whole sense of being dead, so basically I've interpreted it like inspiration being gone, or disappeared, or something poetic like that. xD
Really mysteriously beautiful piece. <3
Ascending-Storm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
This is excellent, what a beautiful gallery you have - great artist.
monatorgersen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
A bit late, but congrats on the DD :D
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