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Requiem for Hope by AquaSixio Requiem for Hope by AquaSixio


Time: 10 hours
Software : Photoshop CS2
Tool : Wacom tablet

Work in progress : [link]
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TheDemigodDetre Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw Obama and then my brain refused to leave that spot, it's a good thing I took in the majority of the drawing before I saw him XD
shadowdolphin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
how do you come up with an idea like this :sprint:
emmijane Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
looool is he knitting?
HaitiKage Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! I love all your works :D
lenathewolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
strange,unexpected but still beautiful i love it
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comments =)
montypython506 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
You're my new favorite artist. Brilliant.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
montypython506 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
No problem :)
mayantoinette Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love this picture!
MT-000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Tu vas Avoir de Gros Problèmes ! :p
hili Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Badis-Siebenstein Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Now I'll have to check if one like that sits on my piano at night too XD
Love the picture, it's just great!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist

THank you for your comments =)
CanveySue Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great gallery, well done
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comments
little-freak94 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
amazing! especially because i love playing piano ;)
vampirealice94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Writer
This is very unusual...I have never seen gorilla+music art before.
:aww: I like the reminds me of a song called Svarte katter of flosshatter by Kaizers Orchestra
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment and the suggestion =)
Miho333 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
XD without words! :love:
InPBo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
It's similar to my piano at home( so dreamfull)
33enigma33 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
that's amazing! =)
Maiden-from-the-Dark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Such rare, specific fantasy and a bit of insanity in your amazing works
S3rUm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Très bonne idée, extrêment original... J'ADORE !! =D
Lune-de-chocolat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Magique... Celui-là me plait vraiment !
Korikali Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Daw the gorilla looks adorable sitting up there =) I love the beautiful, shining notes he's knitting. They look so graceful, makes me want to just reach out and catch them.
fivka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Cool!Great!And fun!
Gabrielpensador Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Amazing idea
MadHatterTags Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Art by definition is one mans perspective on what they really feel when they view a piece of art. Any art is always subjective to opinions whether they be good or bad. To try and dissect the meaning behind any piece of art is ludicrous and a waste of time. Can we honestly know what each artist was feeling when he (or she) painted it? Why can't we just acknowledge the fact that it is art and enjoy it? There is more to art than just symbolism. Why not look at the clean lines, the stoke of the brush or the thought that went into making the art in the first place? When you open your mind, you open your heart to ART and other things as well.
Sp4wNde Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
hell, i love the colors!
Horus-ilustraciones Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
you got awesomes ideas!
YZO Featured By Owner May 9, 2009   General Artist
love the colors!
interesting piece
Green-stone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
what does it mean?
Purple-Crayons Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow! This is amazing!
broken-opaque Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Great drawing in itself...but if most people are confused by the message, might mean the delivery might need to be fixed ?

AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
" if most people are confused by the message, might mean the delivery might need to be fixed "

Poeple shared their point of view on my journal, I will delete the comment of the confusion/suspicions

Thank you for your sharing your opinion.
broken-opaque Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009

Joe-89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I'm speechless. X_X Wonderful.
AmorVitae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
i love the mood of this piece. and i love the idea - knitting something from music - quite interesting. i'm quite sure there's more symbolism that i'm not catching yet :-)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing :p
AmorVitae Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
:-) your welcome. i really love the work that you do - so emotional
maria-chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really love it, even trough i think its sad.. poor gorilla
spooky-buh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful
hattifattener Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I love the shadows in this in particular. It gives the atmosphere of a one-windowed room, in an apartment high in a building at night - streetlights filtered through the window - to me. All that from the way you drew the shadows :)
NomadOfNorad Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
My perspective on this is:

Obama has been hyped, in fact overhyped, as the hope for our future, yadda yadda yadda. They've placed him up on this high, high pedestal, almost like he's the Messiah or something, and that once he's in power, everything will just be great and wonderful and all our problems will just magically melt away.

And then the day comes when he's sworn in, and he begins to do stuff... and it slowly starts to dawn on people that he's just not the great, infallible uberbeing we were all led to believe, or that we all so wanted to TELL ourselves he was... that maybe he doesn't really have that much of an idea what to do now that he's GOT the power... and anyway, it's starting to become clear he's in over his head and doesn't want to admit it. So, you, the ape, start to get disillusioned to all this hopenchange thing, and start to realize there is no hope outside yourself for someone ELSE to come along and solve all your problems, you gotta solve all your OWN problems, and not let some gawdawful, incompetent Nanny State come in and fix all your problems FOR you... which they're inept and hamfisted at ANYway... rather like an ape in itself, actually. Or like a bull in a china shop. Or like an ape riding a bull in a china shop.

(FWIW: I believe in reducing the size of government, not increasing it. And no, I didn't vote for Obama...)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad to meet someone who understand that Obama, before being black or white, saviour or impostor, is an human, like us, not a superman.

But, this is an american idole, a world idole, because when everything goes bad, humans need an icon, a father or a shelter (work, familly, drugs, sex, sport...).

Even if Obama fails, even if the non-american people don't see effect of his politic, he still be a symbol. For good or fake reasons, it helps us to think 2010, 2011 would be a better world. So, because of the perspective of a colored future, he brings hope to pass this hard year, 2009.
NomadOfNorad Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Ah, yes, the "American Idol" mentality of our country: Too many people are choosing their political figures based on feelgood oooIlikethisguy'spersonality type thought processes, when they really should be sitting down, intellectually, and doing their homework on what each of their candidates actually intends to DO, what his ideology is, and such. If you're choosing your leaders based on your emotions, as if you were picking a favorite pop star or movie star, rather than choosing them based on cold, hard facts... well, you deserve whatever you get.

Unfortunately, NONE of the US Presidential candidates, from EITHER major party, were all that good a choice this time around.
etherus007 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
This is a very well done piece of work that conveys your image of hope through a different approach. Where the terms of racism were brought up is by people most likely either insecure or overly confrontational. People like to stir up things... don't worry about it. Keep that awesome talent of yours and don't let others bring fret into your life. Keep the good and recognize what is bad. Throw out the garbage at the end of the day eh?
fake-pink-doll Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Lustful-Sin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
That...was simply amazing. I love how the image is dark and I like how the colors are contrasting just how dark certain things. I must commend on your comment to the people. I hate when race is seen in EVERY little fucking thing that happens to maybe test the mind. It's rather annoying that people are pulling the race card here. It's stupid...

Anyway, Great job. I love this so much. I'm going to purchase it as soon as I can. Thank you for your beautiful art. I love it, as always.
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