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Transcendence by Tolkyes Transcendence by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 20"x30".

How art and ideas in general, manifest themselves into reality.
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valloGlRL Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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y-sen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Great concept.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like to do a more experimental painting now and then. I wish to be more of a 'painter' than an 'illustrator'.
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y-sen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
The paintings you've made which reflect that of a surrealism sci-fi look in them seem to be, in my opinion, your strongest points in your artwork. It gives your pieces a distinguished look in which you can almost call, in a base sense, "your style". Viewers can take this into a visual sense of you having your own style, and in so, making your surrealistic sci-fi artwork more appreciated. Keep at it. They are quite amazing along with the color compositions and contrast that you put into them.

By the way, happy birthday!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very interesting composition! Congratulations!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it. It was sort of a departure for me.
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EchoplexSermon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Escher... which I mean as a compliment, of course. Stunning piece, the color transition is inspiring, I kinda want to attempt something in this ball park.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. A fairly simple idea really. I wasn't thinking of Escher when I painted it but it is somewhat reminiscent of his work.
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EchoplexSermon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome :iconbowplz:

I'm not sure if I agree that transcendence is such a simple concept though
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its a great painting,i love it! it reminds me to mc escher a bit,but yours its a great concept!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. The grid pattern is straight in the actual painting. I wasn't thinking of Escher when I painted it but now that I look at it, it is rather Escher-like.
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TallE74 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love your work!
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TheParanoid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I would still like to take a better photo of this painting where the graph pattern is straighter, if possible.
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Fabulous work! =)
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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knotty-inks Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this! Escher meets Dali:)
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:icontalle74:
TallE74 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree w u all the way!
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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DoctorNarpasLoveless Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are in my opinion the best surrealist since Dali.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How immensely flattering!
Right now I'm near completion of a painting that's more in the realm of a traditional fantasy landscape.
However, after it's done I will be starting on a painting that is more definitively surreal. It will be completely spontaneous, derived from the world within with only a small reference to the outer world.
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Love the idea on this! Absolutely brilliant!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like to do something a little more abstract/surreal rather than fantasy landscape from time to time.
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Monaco29 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
You're most welcome! This happens to me also: I start a promising abstract work, which most cases turn into a surreal /fantasy:), because can't help myself stop seeing things istead of feeling only:) But in my opinion, you should never miss such a great idea like this of yours, only for sake of your strict programme in art deveoping. Your definition of colors seems to me of highly great sense, and your ideas are brilliant! Keep it up!
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onirophase Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bridge beetwen representation and reality. Very nice !
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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mollykubes539 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
awesome!!!!!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. Especially since the photo isn't the greatest. It's a bit fuzzy plus, it was hard to shoot it while getting the graph lines straight.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I was reluctant to upload this painting because it kind of bulges in the middle. The graph pattern is completely straight in the original painting but it's really hard to get it that way when I shot it outside on a chair in my driveway.
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prokaryont Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing concept painted very well. I love the colours and shapes.
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m-r-p Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
psychedelic :)
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THE-KT Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
howaaaaahh...have a look at that. fantastic! :boing:
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DMSandler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
This is one awesome painting.
It makes me want to quit.
Peace.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't quit. You have good artwork.
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DMSandler Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thanks. I won't.
I actually feel a high when I am holding a brush loaded with paint.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I first started doing biomorphic colored pencil drawings in 1998. I couldn't draw more than six hours without my hand cramping up because I really bear down when I blend with prismacolors.
Nine months later, Jan. 1999, I started painting for the first time in 15 years.
"Cold Moon".
I just layed down white paint and started 'doodling' blue paint into it and it felt so great and effortless.
The painting seemed to create itself, practically.
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modeen19 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been too nervous about paining to open my new acrylics.
Thanks for this inspirational anecdote...your work is just lovely.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and enjoy painting.
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