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1923 by shoomlah 1923 by shoomlah

My piece for the upcoming Message in a Bottle exhibit at the Light Grey Art Lab, opening January 25th in Minneapolis!  Looks like it's going to be a killer show. I would talk about the piece some more, but the whole point of this show is SECRETS on top of SECRETS


(You can buy prints and check out the other amazing artists HERE)
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Culmaerija Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist
This piece is absolutely fantastic : even the hieroglyphs are more pleasing that the ones in the standard Unicode fonts ! I should desperately like to know what is says... but if "the whole point [..] is secrets." Nevertheless, great work
dainesalamin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I met Claire last year at Emerald City and after admiring this piece for many years it hangs in my living room! Thank you! 
umlando Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I love your use of color - creative nostalgia!
MyrdePicas Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Page not found for shopping TT_TT
nanofemur Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The composition on this is so beautifully simple, I specially love the how the passage of time is given in the deterioration of the building's contours. Thank you for the eye candy.
TFSakon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Oh wow, that style is gorgeous. I love the colours you've used they work together so well. And the accents seem so well balanced. I must say I have a soft spot for stylised Egyptian pieces. I think that may be down to the movie 'The Mummy' which I loved. Awesome scene, wonderfully balanced.
Mattski448 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
this is simply marvellous; the juxtaposition is just lovely, as is the angular style, which is very fitting with the setting!
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I love this.

KaiCarpenter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
This is so damn rad.
jaelmoray Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am absolutely in love with the fact that the backgrounds of the two changes depending on the time frame as well.  With the left having the pillar shattered and the hole in the wall where you cana see the sky and the "BC" Egyptian's building is intact as it would have been at the time.

Amazing concept and so complete, yet so simple.  I just love finding works like this where, despite the simplicity, there is always something new that catches my eye every time I look at the image.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
Dr-royal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i speak arabic, and i can read arabic, but i have no clue what that means.
what are they saying?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The only Arabic on the poster is what he's saying, "This is important"- everything else is various forms of Egyptian. :)
Dr-royal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i reread it and now i understand
"hatha muhim" its only hard on my to understand which way to pronounce it with out those extra lines on top or below. Arabic vowels i believe. 
hatha - this
muhim - important
leanzaofearth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow. This is awesome. I love the concept so much!
yellowis4happy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. I love the color choices.
KeatonsGhost Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Why yes, I think I would like to buy a print. Outstanding work, this is magnificently beautiful. The palette and duplicity between the two halves blow me away. Wow :heart: :heart: :heart:
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautifully designed, so intricate and stylized! I think the trailing smoke of the cigarette and her incense is such a nice touch and the contrast of this piece is gloriously reflected by that stunning sunset. The similar hues of gold stand out so much and I really like how the pattern of her attire match to his striped pants and that their hair is detailed by lines. There are so many conjoining factors that make this image so impressive!
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
meow-woof Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is outstanding! There are so many things about it... Fantastic job!
Ardo842 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
very very nice!
batz452 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
This is so arresting. I can't stop looking at it. Beautiful!
Akai-la Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
This is gorgeous!
loomfruit Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student
really noir. love!
DearFlynn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I just love the colours you used !
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
This looks so good; the colour palette, the graphic shapes, the lines… Beautiful work as always, Shoom!
balkybiscuit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love Arabic inspired works, but I hardly ever see them! Most everyone does French or Japanese (not that there's anything wrong with that). I love this piece. The colors are cooling yet subtly warm and the off-symmetry of the piece is appealing to the eye. Wonderful! :heart:
aedifico Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, super cool! I really like the aged-poster look. I have real trouble using textures well, but it seems like you applied a nice subtle one here and it looks great. :)
HowdyCapitan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
great composition and use of pos/neg and color for depth and personality! well done!
3allaf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i am very curious to know what she said that he thinks is important
ParanoidPoozle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Beautiful imagery!
JadineR Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Ooh, this is fascinating :D
elgunto Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful !!
FrothingLizard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This is pure perfection at its best.
I love the design, the style, and damnit, if that texture isn't the most perfect EVER used on a drawing! :love:
mebeme14 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool
valbowden Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
great art but i don't get it :/
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda the point with a show about mystery and hidden messages, Isn't it?
valbowden Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
probably XD
valbowden Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
why is the dude saying " that's important " ?
requiredwerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Aww man I looove Egyptian stuff! And since I'm taking Egyptian I can actually read those hieroglyphs, which is doubly cool for me. You actually know Egyptian too :D! And gorgeous art, as always.
chinariquena Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, bitchin colors and awesome style, Love your gallery!
Armadria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wish I knew the story behind these characters! Looks like one of those time-transcending stories. :D
TheFool432 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job, lady!
kaffepanna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ah, truly wonderful stuff! can't think of a better way to start the day then fav:ing this *zips coffee*
Chexednut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic colors and smooth lines, as always!
rodrev Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, I like the idea and art of it.
xjustinian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional
As always amazing work. See you in Arizona?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely! So excited. :D
GMrDrew Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nice framing. great idea
ENT77 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Ahhhh. I'm in Minneapolis! And I'll need to go to an art exhibit for a class I'm taking! I'll probably go sometime in February!
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