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The Outer Limits by Tolkyes The Outer Limits by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 16"x20".

Another painting depicting the edge or periphery between two universes. It is the vague dimension in between.

Also, somewhat inspired by the TV show as well. The early 1960's "Outer Limits".
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phoenixfeatherxlight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Transcendental... visionary creations I love deviantART! 
I feel absolutely home in your art ~ Thanks for creating and sharing it with the world !
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! I'm glad you feel at home in my art. It is as I intended.
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May i ask throughout your life what were  your inspirations :3?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm inspired by 'mindscape' music such as prog rock, new age, psychedelic and medieval music but also by fantasy and sci-fi.
This particular painting was somewhat influenced by the original "Outer Limits" TV show from the early 1960's. I was even tempted to paint it in black and white but decided not to.
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh have you ever tried chillwave music :3? there kinda like that but very calm and expresses the mind very well and your art is very interesting and beautiful ^w^ 
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like electronic music if it's interesting and beautiful. "Phaedra" by Tangerine Dream is all electronic and one of my favorite albums. I've listened to contemporary electric/psychedelic music such as chillwave. I like some of it very much as long as it doesn't have a dance beat.
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soundcloud.com/kxld/marcelines… Then here is a song you might really enjoy its one of my personal favorites and it reminds of a a dessert with starry sky with odd statues in the background, its beautiful how music can increase the creativity of a persons mind
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I listened to it. Very nice!
 I like "Adventure Time", too. I like the Peter Max-influenced animation and the show's humor and imagination. I think the artwork on that show influenced my painting, "Luminous Energy Harvesters II" to a degree.
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MasterTrevor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a beautiful show my fav character is lemon grab due to his funny humor and randomness and yes the animation is very smooth and nice, and the song is relaxing and inspiring if you need any more music pal just ask i got millions.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lemongrab and the other lemon people are some of the more truly surreal characters in "Adventure Time".
I'll keep you in mind for music.
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Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome!!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. One of my simpler paintings but maybe the subtly of it also makes it a little more evocative in its own way, as well.
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Ebrius-ART Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I think every of your works are special!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. you're very kind.
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Sacredclay24 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive!!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. One of my simpler, uncrowded paintings.
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Sacredclay24 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"Simpler"???? Tell me another one, hun! :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Did you know they brought back Outer Limits and did some newer stuff?
In some respects the stories were better than the old Outer limits.

Looks great.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The same thing with the Twilight Zone, too. I just have a nostalgic fondness for the 1960's Outer Limits. Some of the episodes were cheesy with low budget hand puppet monsters but then again some episodes were quite good.
My favorite was the soldier from the future who travels back in time to the present 1960's but speaks in such an abbreviated form of English that they can't understand him at first. I thought it was rather prophetic.
I liked the black and white photography in the old Outer Limits, too- the compositions with strong diagonals and vasoline on the corner of the lens to give certain shots a hazy and dreamlike look.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
You are right some of the stories were good and then some were not so much.
One outer limits story was about a shadowy group that wanted to unite mankind under a common threat, so they took a test pilot and modified him to make him an alien, things go south from there. The new Outer limits takes that story and expands on it.

One of my fave stories from the new twilight zone was the one in which this guy could make his dreams real when he was asleep.

The new twilight zone movie was not bad either, I learned to say No when someone asks, do you want to see something scary. The last time I said yes, it was a picture of my wife, oooooh man was that nightmare fuel!
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PeculiarState Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am faving all the ones I especially like of yours. The ones where I particularly enjoy the composition, setting, colors and lighting. I stopped at this one the longest. I stared at it for a bit more than the others. I was watching the manifestation of colors fly across the sky as if it was a film, not as in some weird, trippy dream either, but literally because my eyes had to scroll upwards along the directional motion of the organic figure on the left. Every time I look at this piece, my eyes have to do the same directional scroll. Eventually my gaze drifts over to the gate on the right. And I sigh. And then my eyes travel a circular motion, returning to the figure on the left to begin the cycle again. And then, I feel actual emotion. I can't say that about a lot of art. I don't think I've ever said it about anything else here on deviantart. I love this piece, and I don't mean it lightly.
Good job.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's rather unusual that you like this one so much. My 'busy' paintings seem to be the most popular. After I finish my current painting I may switch gears and opt for a simpler more subtle painting to do such as this one or something like "Winter Night Will-o-the Wisps".
Simplicity and subtlety can give an image a greater sense of drama and atmosphere at times.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You need a smooth surface, even if this means applying another coat of gesso to the canvas. Lately, I've been using white or black GLOSS acrylic craft paint (it costs about $3.85 a bottle at Wal Mart) to apply to the surface ahead of time. The paint glides on really well.
You might want to dry the gloss black. This really makes the colors pop out while at the same time you sort of have built in shadow areas.

As far as the imagery goes, I have many black and white copies that I make of ruins, rocks, trees, gardens, etc. which I reference for some of my landscapes. I rub oil pastel on the backs and then put them on the canvas while tracing over the surface of the copy with an inkless ball point pen. This leaves a faint outline to follow on the canvas.
The spontaneous organic ('biomorphic') forms come from my subconscious. I also like to look at weird plants, fungus and glowing jellyfish to go by.
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Oaken Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
how can a paintbrush create this?
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
..very nice indeed !!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm thinking of doing another 'Outer Limits' painting in the future, maybe around March.
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
..my pleasure.
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schizoMAD Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing short of amazing! In it's simplicity lays the fine detail that makes this piece so surreal and beautiful... :-)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I wanted to do a painting that was a little more subtle. Generally, the more subtle something is, the more thought provoking it then becomes.
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Waterscolors Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   General Artist
Excellent work! Very abstract and thought provoking.
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