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Endless Skies by BenGoodspeed Endless Skies by BenGoodspeed
so I ripped off VNV for the title
SO SUE ME
I also call it "hug"

I know that if I saw this as someone else, but still with my life, I would probably be kind of dismissive, thinking it's some sort of romantic thing about a specific person or whatever. I hope people don't get the wrong impression. It's really the joining of two androgynous individuals, it's about the concept of existential loneliness, and the shared experience of it, by all people
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ISS51 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love that detail! The hidden mystery element of the subjects, and the quote, its great!
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Fascinating and unusual
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
:)
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Niki-Boi Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
painting could be really personal. an entire story, sometimes still in its unsettling presence, coincides. I get it, so for lack of better words/phrases...sweet!
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
wow thanks so much!! n_n
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synthetic-syn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
absolutely love this piece! The colors are really grabbing and pull you in to look closer. also the butterflies make me smile.
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Hackerdvm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It reminds me two sides of a mask.
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penneyknightly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Love the butterfly - such a vulnerable bit among the dark chaos.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thanks u_u
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Analdi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea of androgynous beings. I strongly feel love comes in ALL forms, whether it be man and woman, man and man, woman and woman, or even woman and beast (Beauty and the Beast does a good job of conveying that relationship). And I noticed the butterflies right off.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Androgyny is more for the point of removing sex from the picture, as it makes things more superficial. Compassion and relating, or universal connection come in all forms, but even here I have to wonder where the line is drawn, can I have a universal connection with a plant? Do they have hopes and dreams? If so, why not (or why) a rock? When we go to romantic love, I would be hard pressed to fall in love with a plant, or animal. I don't know why that is... Perhaps something about the level of consciousness. Not to mention evolutionary directive. (and let's not forget I would have to question the consent involved in that, and what kind of love is love when the partner doesn't even know what's going on, as I can only imagine an animal wouldn't) An animal from another planet, ie an intelligent humonoid alien, I suppose that could technically be a different story. And perhaps this all explains why I have such an incredibly hard time feeling romantic love for people, I rarely feel people are on the same mental wavelength as me.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
hahahah as incredibly arrogant as the last sentence sounds. whatever
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chethemoth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The funny thing is that a lot of folks feel that way, kinda sad, at least you admitted it
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I try to see myself in others, I really do, I try so desperately to find that part in them that I can relate to.. I try to force it, and fake it.. But it's never there. And I have to tell myself, I really am different, it's not just a fashion, it's not just an average insecure human feeling.
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chethemoth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I understand, it's hard to feel like relating to people when such a vast majority aren't worth the time, however there are people out there who are, it's rare but they do exist
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Lovemusiciam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it!
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Mrbounty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
truly comprehensible darkness
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ArtNoobly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's beautiful.
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ashes2infinity Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
no,that's cool when visual artists link up to musicians like that.
bad ass work - bad ass gallery
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Schlady Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oooo, I like the scribbles and the glowing hug energy in the middle. They really add energy to the shadowy yet strong colors. :)
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I was wondering... do you read the energy as a sky or window to a sky at first look? or does it just look like blue and white energy? and do you notice the butterflies on first look?
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Schlady Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
It just appears as energy to me, created by the central figures. I also noticed the butterflies but they seemed to blend in as elements of background rather than important forms.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
well thanks for the input! im glad because this caused me to edit it, and i like the new version more, which i just reuploaded
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pinksux Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
I love it
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Elppin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
This is cool man, I like your drawings they are all really creative. I wish I could make art out of nothing.
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wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Wow...
really creepy...
:)
I like :D
And wha? VnV Nation?
Haven't heard of that song :paranoid:
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
vnv nation yes! how could you not, it's on their best cd! matter+form! its a very important song. lol

i think i like the songs "standing" and "arena" the most, by them
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wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Well I kinda have burned cd's of theirs (shame on me)
And I do happen to have that CD though :D
Which track is it? Well I guess i can listen to it and figure it out, I just have to find the cd again ^^;
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elliot-magic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O;;

i love it.
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scelerus-animus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
yes, and this one... the concept and your portrayal of it really captured me.... yupyup :clap:
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capt-toenail Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional Filmographer
i love this
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
thank you
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trueillusions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007   Photographer
I want to see the world the way you do.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
this is like the best comment ever! i wish i could see it how i do when i make art like this, all the time
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LadyGri Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
amazing work indeed. Wonderful shading and colours (and the whole thing!). Gotta fave u.u
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Soulstripper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Wow. Wow,wow,and wow again. This is just your best one ever. Man,how do you do that? :faint:
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CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
you're really improving.
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eduardoBRA Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Great job=)

congrats!
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
thanks bra
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