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Atlantis - take one by TheGreatMC
Atlantis - take one
You can find me on: 

-Pinterest:  pl.pinterest.com/Maciulek/
-Facebook:  www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…
-Tumblr:  maciulek.tumblr.com/

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My initial foray into atlantean architecture - with its main intended purpose to give me some technique rehearsal. This take on the concept of Plato's metropolis plays around with the question of stonework that was supposed to line its every building. 

Now that it has been finished, I feel that there is so much more that can be elaborated upon, both in the basic design and additional scenery. For it still lacks the “rich in science and divine prestige, but already dead on the inside” vibe that formed the core of Plato’s message.

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Postponed reorigination by TheGreatMC
Postponed reorigination
You can also follow my works on: 

                                -Tumblr:         maciulek.tumblr.com/post/13660…
                                -Pinterest:       www.pinterest.com/Maciulek/ill…
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Machinery of purpose unknown, left within once splendid halls to gather rust and grime while the world it was meant to serve continues as if nothing ever transpired. 

Artwork originally meant to remain watercolour only, but lack of sharp detail and previous experiment with fractalizer made me decide that taking a page from Jean Giraud’s work and combining techniques would help it look better.

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Category one ruin patrol by TheGreatMC
Category one ruin patrol
-An entry for :iconwesley-souza: 's contest:      wesley-souza.deviantart.com/jo…

Combining two from the required inspirational pieces that can be found on aforementioned contest page.  



-also available on my Facebook page:    www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…  

                  and my Tumblr account:    maciulek.tumblr.com/post/13461…
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Infernal Palace by TheGreatMC
Infernal Palace
To be found at: 

-Facebook - www.facebook.com/maciej.stepni…
-Tumblr - maciulek.tumblr.com/post/13405…

And, from now on, also at:

-Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/Maciulek/ill…


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New addition to the stable of interesting ideas that yearned to be given another chance after first take at putting them to form became horribly obselote. 

Original idea used to be quite distant from what I just painted: thegreatmc.deviantart.com/art/… - I worked out many different approaches that elaborated on the primary premise, only to figure out that the most interesting was the one that focused on what made the first take so fascinating to draw. Except back then I never bothered to look up how heated metal might look like and change, which meant that a lot of time dedicated to second take would be used exclusively for learning.

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-Generic Halloween landscape no. 1- by TheGreatMC
-Generic Halloween landscape no. 1-
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                      -Tumblr    -  maciulek.tumblr.com/post/13267…

Halloween season is already over, so it was high time for me to properly finish this scenery before uploading.  

Although around here halloween is little more than an optional theme for a handful of events and parties held in the shadow of subsequent All Saints Day, internet always helps to keep this season around for all.  

I will forever enjoy the annual flair that MMORPG games add to their landscapes on this occasion - be it Guild Wars, WoW and recently Wildstar - so much, in fact, that I had to invent and drew one such landscape myself. :D

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Setup of the issue: 

>>>old artwork of mine with naive approach to the subject, poor grasp of techniques used - yet with a promising concept and inspiring setting: 


>>>recently redrawn version of the former artwork, drawn with knowledge what I wanted back then and with better capacity at putting it on paper: 


ALSO! There is the following pair, the more recent one drawn to give some lifesigns: 



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                                                              And here it comes: 

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                         HOW MUCH POINT AND ADVANTAGE IS TO BE FOUND IN REDRAWING ONES OLD ART? 

Progress is a funny thing, even on the level of an amateur like myself - at one moment artwork that I created is something of a highlight to be proud of, but move just far enough in learning and using new techniques/developing new horizons across ones imagination - and suddenly such a piece becomes obselote... yet it still has something to it that begs for giving it a new life. 

Right now I have entire dozens of such artworks and it would come as a surprise to noone to find out that this quantity will never cease to shrink. 

BUT! 

Then comes the awareness of potential dangers associated with such endeavour. Let's have a list of my worries to be done with it! 

[1] Intellectual inbreeding: 
Bringing older works to life sounds like an overally good idea... on the first impression. But most of such works are guaranteed to be nothing else than far less developed and unsophisticated stages of the works one is working on so far. Regurgirating such old content simply means that - rather than expanding intellectual workshop - creator forces himself to spend time on thinking along the same lines that were pursued at the moment of the original being created. 
DANGER? 

[2] Comfort zoning and self gratification: 
Such obselote artworks usually begun their life amidst seeking shortcuts and pleasant niches. With the exception of training and tutoring drawings, these were quite often made because the artist felt comfortable with drawing them in the way they were drawn. That also applies to ideas and their execution. Drawing old artworks anew thus poses a risk of spiralling downwards towards the bay of tranquility. Woe be unto those who are unable to set themselves back on track after easy self-gratification! 
DANGER? 

What is your outlook on this matter, dear reader?

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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki za Fava :) .
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are a brilliant artist! I can't thank you enough for you entry... simply stunning work of art!!
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katapraktoi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave mate. Kickass gallery as usual, glad to see you uploading again :)
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
I don't think anything will stop me now! :lol:
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djrustye Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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farboart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Truly amazing gallery, very unique works!
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Borianna Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U! Thanks for the fave! Flower Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U!
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agataylor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for the watch! I'm honored. It means a lot for me, really :hug:
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EwaGladka Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015   Writer
Dzięki za watcha :)
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Proszę bardzo. :D
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