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Pure unbridled senseless surrealism.
Lace rock from 's cichlid aquarium
Cichlids from my aquarium

Ever look at the ceiling of your room as a little kid and see faces?
I kinda still do that. Constantly.

Interpretations and alternate titling requested. :D
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:iconemsazo:
emsazo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This piece reminds me of the beginning of Tool's Vicarious music video. Aweesome.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see what you mean - could you link me to a copy of the video? I went over to You Tube and there were a bazillion videos of vicarious.........
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:iconemsazo:
emsazo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here you are, good sir: [link]
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:iconshimoonwind:
ShiMoonWind Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Like something out of Lovecraft.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never read the man, maybe eye should.

Heard sooo much about 'im.

Hmmmmmmmm.......
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:iconshimoonwind:
ShiMoonWind Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I wanted to send you a link to a collection of his work but unfortunately the link is broken I think. At any rate it won't load. I'll try to get it to you at another time.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know where I live :evillaugh:
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:iconshimoonwind:
ShiMoonWind Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Well I found this site. [link] It's not the one I wanted to send you. You could have downloaded the stories and read them at your leisure but this will do just as well I guess. Just book mark the page and you can go to it when ever you want to read some good classic horror. I can suggest a couple of my own faves for you to get started with. "The Rats In The Walls" is a great one for reading on a dark and lonely night just keep in mind those tiny shadows you are seeing in the corners of your room and under the bed and those noises you think you are hearing aren't real. "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" is a good story to read on a stormy rain soaked afternoon. "The Outsider" will make you look deeply in the mirror. Is it you that stands before you or something else? From here I'll leave you to your own explorations. Don't get so lost that none can find you.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks - I'll leave a trail of bread crumbs :)
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too smart for their own good, those crows they be.
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:iconshimoonwind:
ShiMoonWind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
That might not be such a great idea. The crows might come along and eat them. Heeheehee!
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:iconlostnalie16:
LostNALie16 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
gotta love africans
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do, and cichlids are cool too. LOL
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LostNALie16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
lol
ya
discus are my love.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a safe relationship, as long as you don't mind dating a new fish every few years (presuming a short life span for discus?)
I'm insane.
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:iconlostnalie16:
LostNALie16 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
about 10-20 years for discus actually

and thats ok, everyone tries to acquire that title but few contain it!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And some are given it by a liscensed diagnostician.
So I guess I'm sane after all :(
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ScarcrowShitStomper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Those are NiCe FiSh!!! :thumbsup:
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are quite appreciative of your nicenesS aS weLl!!!
eEls aRe sOme oF mY bEST fRiends!!

nOt rEaLLy
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NatalieKelsey Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool! It looks to me like the rocks are afraid of the wittle fishies. Silly rocks.

I am finally going to the NE aquarium this month...it'll be awesome but not in the same way as popping into Skulpturro's Aquarium of the Artfully Preserved and staring in horrified and inspired fascination.

I see faces a lot...mostly in my fractals. If I can color them so that other people can see them, I post 'em. Otherwise, I just let 'em lurk on my harddrive and allow them to mock me...
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capoon52 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Professional Photographer
i love this . the rocks look like they're screaming .. being afraid of these yellow harmless fish .. while they're deadly
one of the best pics .. it tells so many stories behind :D
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you got that out of the pic - That's what I was trying for.
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:iconabase:
abase Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
I like the yellowy-orange ones best. Also, I totally support continuing adulthood ceiling face recognition. I do that with a lot of inanimate objects.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as the faces remain incommunicative, I figure I'm at least a little more sane than Ebeneezer Scrooge.

Don't Ask.

And the yellowy-orange ones taste faintly of citrus. I've always been partial to citrus.
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:iconabase:
abase Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Hmm, I like a little citrus in my vodka and tonic. It would be nice if it was a little squiggly too.
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attackingmoose27 Featured By Owner May 20, 2006   Photographer
I love the almost half dozen skulls I see scattered around in that picture and how only some of the eels are coloured.

I see faces everywhere, I'll be starting at the floor and suddenly I'll see a face. Always different and strange and every now and then I get inspired to draw them out.

Just for the hell of it.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Instinct. Sketch 'em all, don't let them take a peek at you and run away without a record of their presence.
Good Hunting!!
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:iconbeatrizmatar:
beatrizmatar Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
You are a great artist and my best friend. :)
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:iconxianex:
xianex Featured By Owner May 14, 2006
Shit, I'm always seeing faces hidden in shit...

Nice colors also nice blending as always looks good man...

Hows things been?
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHA good to hear from you. You have more identities than I can keep track of. Glad I'm not the only person hallucinating:)
Man, have you been through alot in the past year. Happy to see you bangin' around the art world :)
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fensterer Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Well if that isn't something to dream about! :) Very cool idea with the rocks! I do the same thing in patterns like wood paneling, squint a little and all of a sudden there are a plethora (you heard me...plethora) of images to use! :)
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someday, after we have honed our superpowers sufficiently, we will be able to see things on the inside of our eyelids.
Dare To Dream :)
Plethora.
Myriad.
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:iconxveck:
xVeck Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   Digital Artist
Amazing, mind stating a brief explanation of how you created those faces?
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all, I shot a series of photos of aquarium rocks in different positions, squinted my eyes a bit, and used the clone stamp in photoshop to accentuate faces I could allready kindof see. I walk by the aquarium many times in any given day, I was inspired by what I thought I saw in those short glimpses. Hope that helps!! :)
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the-misunderestimati Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
It was never a face in the ceiling of my bedroom, but a story.

I would make them up and read my ceiling. I was a freakish kid. "Was?"


Anywho, I wasn't a liar or anything when I was younger, I was just good at making up stories. So, growing up, I used to lay and stare up at my ceiling, reading a story that wasn't there. They were always about someone I knew.

Oh! There was this demonic face in the wood paneling in the archway of the house i grew up in. It had to chinky eyes, a skinny Voldemort nose, and a grinchy smile. It was really two knots in the wood, a crack from a nail being driven in too hard, and my imagination, but it still scared the hell out of me whenever I did the dishes.



:heart:
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do I dare ask for a clarification as to what "chinky" means?
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:iconthe-misunderestimati:
the-misunderestimati Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
Bai Ling.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't make me come over there and smack the racism out of you.
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mmmmudd Featured By Owner May 7, 2006   General Artist
IT's the hell that is the DMV !
(department of motor vehicles)
Mudd

"I've been to hell I spell it
I spell it DMV
and any one whos been there
knows precisely what I mean
I sit around for hours
and stifle the urge to scream
and if i had my 'druthers
I screw a chimpanzee
call it pointless
pointless
pointless" . . Primus
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:iconmmmmudd:
mmmmudd Featured By Owner May 10, 2006   General Artist
Lots of faces all unhappy, crowded those in charge casual and slightly flippant, others deadly serious, their futures hanging in the balance. Yes, this deviation is the spiritual counterpart to beaurcracy.

" A clerk is a jerk"
. . Womans Guide to Empowerment (1976)

Mudd
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I live in California like you, there is no resident of CA that isn't familiar with that apocalyptic anagram.

Many of us are also shaken in our boots by INS and most certainly, IRS, the most feared of them all.

The IRS is (metaphorically) a place where you not only have to explain things to idiots after waiting in a 3 hour line, you get a complimentary royal bend-over on the way out.
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:iconhybridclaw:
Hybridclaw Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
I see faces everywhere even on wood.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Collect them! Photographically or by drawing. It could be fun!!!
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dreggs88 Featured By Owner May 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
I like all the creepys in this, and the streaking fish, nice one!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man, I think this will be my last photomanipulation for a while, I'm heading in the direction of sculpture for my next series of projects. It's time to work in a medium I can actually dig my hands into ;)
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dreggs88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
That's awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do in clay! What type of clay are you going to be working in, WED, super sculpey, other?? If you going to be doing smaller pieces try the new Super sculpey FIRM, not every place has it yet, but it's worth looking for.

Let me know if you ever need any advice.
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skulpturro Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using a mixture of Primo and Super Sculpey. My first attempt last night ended in complete failure, so once i cool down I guess I'll try, try again. I'll look up the firm, it sounds promising. Thanks for the tip!!
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na-ashje-ii Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
dude this looks like gold fish swimming with earth worms with the dead....
THE IS SO COOL! ^^
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! :hug:
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:iconna-ashje-ii:
na-ashje-ii Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
You're welcome! :hug:
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