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:The Urban Carousel: by Asher-Bee :The Urban Carousel: by Asher-Bee
UPDATE::trophy: OMG! I'm a semi-finalist!!:trophy: Anyone who's taken the time to click on this piece, I can't thank you enough. ^_^ Thank you to all of the watchers I have who gave me input on things! You know I always take your comments to heart. :heart: I'm so grateful I could burst!


My idea for this piece was to make something fun and unique. something that i enjoy making, not totally out of my comfort zone, but intricate enough to hold my interest. i've played the adidas video over and over and over... etc :giggle: and what i got from it was a real respect for the camera man and a bunch of awesome ideas that i couldn't possibly have enough time to make....also the hunting of the awesome song.."Beggin" by Madcon!!! I say check it out peoples!!
^^; If you've ever been in my gallery, you'll know that i LOVE color, the bolder the better. Seriously, I've given myself migraines with the colors I've worked with on specific projects. ;P But all worth it... I love the randomness of a carousel horse and i hope you will too. :thanks:


I'm also in the Bring Your Vision to Life contest ^_^: [link]



brushes from the wonderful: :iconredheadstock: from whom I have already purchased the commercial rights to use.
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My first impression of this image is that calls out to those who are given a slight glance at it. In other word a eyecatcher for bypasser ^^.

The cause of this can be due to the overwelming use of rich colors and use of light effects.
A second reason (i think) is the the concept and design in the image. It is not like a simple photo/image of a t-shirt, but an idea that is so original that it is worth a closer look.

When it comes to technique, i think your drawing style is excelent for the targeted viewers that you have made this original masterpiece for. The only reason i dont give you a full score on technique is because i think you have potensial to become even better and more detailed in the future, seeing the developement in your previous works :).

This is the kind of original image that i will not easily forget, and would indeed attract attension if preveiwed by art intrested people (arnt we all intrested in art on some level ^^)

It is a good commercial to addidas AND for your artwork and drawing style.

It is if you thought of the underlying symbolisme that your charchter and objects express in addition to it being an eye candy to look at. One example of the underlying symbolisme is the use of a carousel horse (its fun and cool to ride/use or clothes and brand and you ride in style ;) ). Also i think that the horse may symbolise the company as a whole (the universe is the limit when "riding" with our company ;)

Another symbolizme is the color paint spots on the clothes may suggest that the clothes are durable (or HOT to wear ...cause it is melting of ;P ).

A little ekstra commercial/tribute i noticed is the use of an ipod like/looking player on one of the charchter. I know that one thing appel/ipod is trying to appel to people by, is by showing that it is "hip"/trendy, cool/stylish and easy to use/wear. By bringing in this element you ensured that the addidas products also seems to have these qualities ^^

Another thing i like is the shining lights from the floodlights (its like a classical commercial presentasion ^^)

Another thing i would like to point out when it comes to universial design is the characters being used in the artwork. It is both a man and a woman in different colors (everybody fits this brand in other words ;) ).

Also it is not seen as to be too high class due to the use of the "Universal carousel horse" (a brand designed for everybody in the universe ;) )

Overall, i think its a beautifull colored artwork, that also work great for commercial purpose. I belive it also has a deeper meaning behind what you made than just an artwork you just drew ^^. There is always possible to improve teqhniques, but in this image i dont see anything that sticks out to be improved.

The only downside i can think of is that if you DONT like this drawingstyle (prefer realism or somthing) or type of image, then you probably wont like it (although i find it visualy appealing).

To give it a numberic judgment i would say 9 of 10 stars , because there is no such thing as a "perfect" artwork ;) (but this one pretty close to perfection though ;) ).
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I think that your art style is incredibly original and thoughtful. Your use of color and light effects is brilliant, stunning, and beautiful. I would enjoy seeing more of your art, and I will now add you to my watch list, because your art excites and inspires me. I would give a full score of 10/10...only realizing that you will continue to grow as an artist and your work will refine, only bringing you to far beyond a perfect 10. You are there babe...
Now, I will say that I am not a professional judge of art, and I have not gone through years of art school...I am an uneducated viewer, but I will say that I KNOW what is attractive to the eye. I feel that my lack of critical education is a good thing. I want to view art and FEEL it, rather than pick it apart based on what some dumb professor says is good. I LOVE your art.
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IntravenousDollhouse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing!!! I love how relevant, intriguing, and creative the concept is, and you used spectacular colors! Awesome!!! : D
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LittleREBELL Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I'm literly in LOVE with this artwork, I could stare at it for hours!!! Amaaaazing :aww: :heart:
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HappInesFactory Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Wow, this is fantastic :O
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i love it!!!!!!!!!^^
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aww. thank you very much :love:
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:iconrochioo:
Rochioo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
no problem!!!!!:D
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pichigani Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful! °¬° I like all colors that you used!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :love:
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liviafairy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
wow!! This one is pretty cool and colorful! Really awesome!!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love:
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:iconliviafairy:
liviafairy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
welcome!
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aprylle0497 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
featured - Here :heart:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfurryhugplz:
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:iconjecojara:
jecojara Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
pretty awesome work! :D
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:
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:iconartisteri:
artisteri Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWesome awesome piece (and the one I got as a postcard!) Thanks so much! It's really great :)
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: it was super to meet you and you're welcome!
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
This will always be one of my favorites of yours <3
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfurryhugplz: thanks.. i surely needed that.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Well, like you said.. we will both work reeeally hard on the next contest! Besides, now we both have another strong portfolio piece for our galleries ^_^
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
tis very true :nod:
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AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
oh wow, such an explosion of color everywhere! This is absolutely gorgeous, to say the least! :D

The stylized look is really impressive, especially when tied in with all the unique features and little details added in, such as the hand print on the horse's cheek, the "N.Y.C." initial on the forearm of the horse, and even the spray paint and paintbrushes tangled in the horse's hair (haha that horse is definitely decked out!), and the little streams of paint everywhere, including on the iPod.

Awesome composition and amazingly done. You deserved to have been at least a semi-finalist! C:
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^; i wish i could feel that way right now. for the moment i'm in failure mode.
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aww, havin' a sort-of art block kind of thing going on? D:
Those are always nasty things to come up. Never hurts to take a little break to get yourself together. Or even to go out and do something you love. Either way, I hope the creative juices start flowing again for ya! ;)
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well no.. it's more of a pity party ^^; i'm fine now though..
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:iconalfafilly:
AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's good to hear then. We all have those times. :XD:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah ^^;
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TrinityKiwi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Mind blowing, stunning, a favorite of mine as of now.
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so so much.. i'm really nervous ^^;
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TrinityKiwi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Best of luck. :clap: :dance:
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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shkaro Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Shshshshhiny! :)))
Beautiful piece, looks like a lot of time, effort and love (and colors :) ) was put into this one. Very very good job :)
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so so much. i'm really hoping it does well in the contest. ^_^
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OceanGodess Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
WOAHH!! A-MA-ZING!! I love it! So eye-cathing and attractive. Bold and Beautiful!! Great great Job!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much. i really appreciate the complement :thanks:
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Genevaa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
This...This is the Picture you created that drew me to your profile in the first place. It's beautiful and eyecatching, and I love it. There's just no stopping you! Good Luck, and I hope you win!
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much... i'm nervously crossing my fingers for this contest.. :hug:
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Hoorah-Tortuga Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
wow i love the vivid colors in this
and that horse looks amazing!
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so very much :love:
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4mlvxv Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
That is art. I can feel the passion in the colours in the shape of your heart with this picture and with it I saw my fantasy my dream to be just free. Your are touch down.
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow :wow: i'm speechless. thank you so much for such kind words :blushes:
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4mlvxv Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I don't know why some people are just crazy and break things for no reason.
Do you know?
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hmm...ummm..maybe they saw a centipede.. i know that would be my reason.
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4mlvxv Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
What is centipede?
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Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the type i'm talking about: [link];p=centipede&oid=2e46c1ca68289972&fr2=tab-web&fusr=filmbuf1&hurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Ffilmbuf1%2F&no=11&tt=145753&sigr=11f0qt0tq&sigi=11cglm1iq&sigb=12qn9jurk&sigh=116m7q15p
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4mlvxv Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Than you I will be alert with this type of creatures.
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
......i'm in a nervous fit when i see them...
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room462 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009   Traditional Artist
thats wonderful man! good job. i love it
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:iconasher-bee:
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so so much ^^
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room462 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
your welcome!
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