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This is the way the world ends by MyNameIsSwann This is the way the world ends by MyNameIsSwann
...Not with a bang but a whimper."

Inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men" and also a sort of a tribute to my favorite artist Beksinski.

I hope you enjoy :)
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:icongustav-plume:
gustav-plume Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Atmospheric but ruined by the water mark. Personally I think its a mean act. To sign your name is enough.
You are a good artist.
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
It was enough until people started stealing my work.
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gustav-plume Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I personally dont care if my work is 'borrowed' or copied. In fact I would be flattered. I probably would be upset if I was losing money. But that is highly unlikely. I am coming at this from the point of view that everybody copies something from somebody. All you can hope for is to retain some dignity and perhaps inflict a commercial penalty if a business was foolish enough to use your raw image with out permission.
Of course its not for me to say but it is a shame that images are spoiled needlessly
How was your work stolen
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MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm not talking about copying. Some of my images have been directly taken from my page and used as logos, promotional fliers, posters and album covers.
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gustav-plume Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I dont know where you are based but you must have an artists copy right society to take up your case
I belong to
[link]
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WriteNRun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
As soon as I saw this piece in thumbnail I thought 'Thats totally Beksinski-esque' !.
Great piece!
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmolgaven:
Molgaven Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome stuff!
love the imagery
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkaretchi:
Karetchi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always come back to this one. :( never know why.
It's beautiful but sad. Thank you for drawing this :)
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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vuk4 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Great work !!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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vuk4 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
welcome !
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WH1T3-N0153 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow...
amazing piece. so much pain. well done.
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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ActYos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the wonderful piece featured here [link]
enjoy :blackrose:
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XxsonicforlifexX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing it gives me the chills tho lol 10 stars =D
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks
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:iconxxsonicforlifexx:
XxsonicforlifexX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lol no prob ^_^
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:iconhellmina:
HellMina Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
so sad and beautiful, and awesome Beksinski reference! His artwork is so amazing
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconnekromantikk:
Nekromantikk Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I was going to say... this looks soo much like a painting of beksinski's, Is it digital?
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner May 7, 2010   Digital Artist
:) Yes, it's digital
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Now that is just evil! Great atmosphere!
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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xcitykat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So much texture and color, so much going on in the details but my eye is drawn to the two figures. They are so beautifully rendered and so full of emotion. I just read the poem that inspired this piece for the first time and I love your interpretation. "Not with a bang but with a whimper" - what a parting line!
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconv1le:
v1le Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Not with a bang but a whimper...
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010   Digital Artist
;)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like me to remove it. Find it here--> [link]
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow, thanks a lot for including my work in the feature!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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badash13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
i absolutely adore that quote
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Me too :)
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redrabbit89 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Amazing stuff. O_O
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
this should win darksiders and it does look like a besinski piece...sorry i know the artist but not how to spell his name..
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009   Digital Artist
I pretty much doubt it would make it in the 25 semifinalists, but thanks a lot for your support :)
P.S. It's spelled Beksinski.
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
anyway its a great piece..i hope you get some recognition from it!!
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grind-the-rust Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009   General Artist
I'm very fond of both Eliot and Beksinski...
and very, very, very fond of this image - everything - the colour scheme, the body language, the composition...This definitely has very strong elements of Beksinski far as the background is concerned...

"remember us, if at all
not as lost and violent souls....
but only as the hollow men
the stuffed men"

can't praise this one highly enough, both on it's own terms,and in your choice of inspiration.
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MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Digital Artist
What a great comment! Thank you so much!
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Brilliant work. I like the limited range of colour. You haven't shown your subjects' faces, but their bodies say it all.

I look forward to seeing more...
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Mode-Hex Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
That's it . The end .. god almighty ~
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work. Such a show of solemn sadness. Great details and a fitting idea for the contest
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No prob =D
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SavagelyAssyla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Filmographer
I adore this poem.
And thank you for introducing me to another artist.
I love his work.
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:iconmynameisswann:
MyNameIsSwann Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Digital Artist
You're welcome :) . Me too.
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