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February 20, 2012
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"Sonic Rainboom" by SmellsLikeBeer "Sonic Rainboom" by SmellsLikeBeer
I want to believe that someday I will see the rainbow which shows me the way to something better, the rainbow which would maybe lead me to somebody or something. Something that I could definitely say that "This is my thing and I want to do this my whole life". Whatever, it's a metaphor of course.

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treebrench Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta give some love on this too. Again, absolutely stunning inking. I love hos dystopic and melancholic the entire environment feels.

It invokes a lot of emotions for me, so I truly enjoy it!
Swords-and-Bandages Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A dream is worth living for.
Flowtail Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
But rainbows only appear when there is water in the sky. What if what you should do your whole life is in Arizona, or the Sahara Desert? Shouldn't you go looking for it yourself?
SbI29 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
>that feel when the monsoon season arrives in AZ
Flowtail Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Ah... that would make the rainbow all the better wouldn't it...
SbI29 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It does...
RitaMeetHerMaid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
after an entire day of looking at 'modern art', this is a sight for sore eyes.
Cigitia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful. Both the idea and the composition. I love the texture you give to the bricks especially.

It echoes an idea I had a couple months ago, but never got around to doing:
Some human policemen and a suspect in a shootout on a rooftop in New York City, staring at the sky as a gust of wind knocks her hat off. In the distance not too far away is a Sonic Rainboom. The title would have been, “Meterological Anomaly over Central Park.” I’m so happy someone else did a similar idea, and wonderfully to boot.

If I may be so bold to recommend something: I think that, when you do something similar in the future, you should try to either render the mid ground (the building rooftops and walls) with less texture than the foreground (the bricks and furniture). That is, distinguish the two compositional layers more. Make the mid ground vaguer, more indefinite, more different in texture.

It’s not like I’m able to do better myself though; I’m just a beginner. XD

Again, wonderful job.
zombehhunter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is a very effective meatphor.
Here's a breif summary of what I think:
I love the harsh and excesive shading on the city and the room, it presesnts the idea that the real world is an unpleasent place - with the condition of the room adding to the feel again due to the heavy shading on th comfort iteams like the chair. It siggests that they don't reallybring any comfort.
However, opposed to this is the rainboom in the background. This, unlike the rest of the drawing which is done in a very detailed and harsh manner, is drawn with simple lines, almost childlike. This presesnts the impression that it is pure, unaffected by the world around it and that to go there and be where that rainboom is, might be an escape from the unpleasentness of reality.

That's just my 2pence, decided to give a breif overveiw of what I got from the picture.
As a whole, it is very clean work. Your shading, while over-the-top for effect, isn't dominating, and is well done. Your line work is also very nice and the lighting has very few to no errors that I can see - I'd have to nik-pick to find them.
You also done a fine job with the perspective.
Overall: A job well done here, mate.
SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow, you did quite a job analyzing this drawing, so I take it as a compliment (: I'm also happy if you like it (:
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