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May 3, 2012
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The Chaos of One by Diana-Huang The Chaos of One by Diana-Huang
I simply started with a shape idea... polygons... start stacking them like a brick wall... if a shape is too big I cut shapes out of them to give texture. It organically grew. I decided I didn't want the whole thing like that... so I introduced other shapes. This idea simply grew out of nothing and solidified into something the more I drew it.

A revisit of a concept I keep going back to...

About 12 hours of work. Pencil, ink, erase, color pencil and re-ink the lines after being erased and colored over... to help pop out the colors better.

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souffle-etc Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very impressive, it speaks to a lot of styles and it's also very strong compositionally!
Diana-Huang Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you again! ^_^
piker000 Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing ! *_*
Diana-Huang Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you thank you! :D
Serene, complex, and a bit child-like, a bit psychedelic. Love it!
Diana-Huang Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool! I'm glad you enjoy looking at this one! :D
sognodrago May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is somehow amazing how chaos can be so harmonic...
Diana-Huang May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes... it surprises me still when I start to sketch something without any clue as to what it will become... I just kept at it... and the concept sorta formed as I kept going. I wasn't sure it was going to become something worth finishing. The whole time I was digging through my memories to help inform my next move. Its the same process I used with those Elemental Horses. I had the basic idea of a horse and a theme... and I morph it all together somehow a piece at a time not really sure if it would work at all... what the heck to it anyways! See what happens!
sognodrago May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but well, the result seems pretty great to me :)
I mean look at it, there seems to be no end to it! I've learned in psychology that the mind is continuous, it never stops working, and we are always, ALWAYS thinking, one moment we are looking at some object, the next milisecond our mind has already gone to some other universe.
for the horses....I only see two O.o
but man! I love that fish in the river of time? and the sun? with the sun ray that lit up those "memories." The key and lock to memories, the music and sound of our mind, the swirl and twist and a W and an arrow? I think I see a door, I think I see a head, a face, of a demon? Oh wait, forgot the moon lol. The waves in the river of stars, and the dove that brings hope and light?
=p so far, that's what I can make out right now.
Diana-Huang May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
What I enjoy is what everybody else sees in my pieces. I know what I was trying to express is very close to what you see but it has a different flavor. I showed this piece to my students. Some of the young one were like "I don't get it!" "what does it mean!?" while others were like Wooooo!

What I was thinking while drawing this is about the act of creation through the act of destruction. The dark blue band is the void of time and space and the bright spots are proto stars/galaxies... and the person is shouting out and shattering the universe and the shattered pieces morph into shapes and things... some of it coming to life and running away from the continuous waves of chaos. Some don't make it out alive! Its the big bang of my brain ha!
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