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Rise/Fall by shimoda7 Rise/Fall by shimoda7
It's been a long time since I posted a new work here, or anywhere else for that matter.

I wanted to make this drawing for quite some time, but never got around to doing it. What I like about the idea is that the drawing can also be viewed/hung upside down. Not only it will still make sense, but it's actually a part of the meaning behind the whole thing.
The pebbles represent the challenges, or problems if you will, that can drag one down or lift one up, depending on the perspective in which they are placed.

Here's how it looks upside down: [link]

- Graphite on paper
- 29 x 29 cm (11" x 11")
- About 25 hours

Thanks for watching, and hope you like it.
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MarenBa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this one so much. The one thing is the amazing painting, but more important is the deeper meaning. A lot of people can do the first one, quite less the last. I wish I could do it...
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you, also for the favs :)
As for doing the second, it's a matter of choice really. Or as one of my favorite quotes says: "pain is inevitable, suffering is optional".
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MANUsplash Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
This is wonderful. And the writing that changes, wow. :-)
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :)
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mind=blown
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
:) Thanks
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zilvart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much are you drawing each day^^??? My life goal is to be about this good^^
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Actually I don't draw that much anymore but yes, it's the result of years and years of practice :)
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Boias Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Remarkable ! Great work ... very creative mind ! :iconbowingplz:
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:iconinormal:
inormal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
excellent idea finely executed......wonderful
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some great works yourself. I really enjoyed your stuff.
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:iconzakutekittykat:
zakutekittykat Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work. It hurts my brain. Quite clever!
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MuyMalaSuerte Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this would make an awesome tattoo
I love all ur artwork
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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Fragul Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I love the little inscription on the stone, very clever. Great concept, great picture.
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconghostsparrow:
GhostSparrow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You're a genius.
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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bettinaRotten Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I DONT LIKE IT.I LOVE IT.
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:iconshimoda7:
shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
:) Thanks
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schikaka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
fantastic idea :D
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: This work has been included in Traditional Art Favorites of 2012 feature! :aww:
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Reapper6114 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Either way up...Amazing!
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drawman61 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Donderbus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! like the rise/fall text :)
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcrowangeluz:
CrowAngeluz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I amazed with the detail in your work
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gummiball-auf-lsd Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
It's awesome! Great Work!
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spiritsilhouette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow. :love:
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Vaneta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
bjutifulllll!
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DABECKER53 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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Elodie-forever Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it !!! :)
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spazfroggie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool. :)
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It's been a long time indeed, but it was worth waiting for. It's not only a technically wonderful drawing, but it's also conceptually appealing. Wonderful piece of Art, Henrik!
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Dragos! I appreciate it.
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks to you for sharing your Art with us, mate! :highfive:
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K3n7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Just.. Amazing. Really impressive patience and skills here :)
And the fact that the text on the stones actually said "fall" when upside-down, blew my mind :)

This is top-level artwork. Keep at it!
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Lovely! :-)
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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irisire Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
MISS YOU!!!!!!
HOW ARE YOU????
GREAT WORK!!
HAVE A NICE SUMMER!!!!!!
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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walkinglines Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Amazing as always, the technique is brilliant but what i really like here is the concept and idea! Very creative and thoughtful, blew me away! :)
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad to hear that :)
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a gorgeous piece! Lovely shading as always, and I love the concept behind it.
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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LucaTedde Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, this is just outstanding. The concept is tremendously great and I love the fact that it can be viewed upside down too and still have a beautiful meaning.
It deserves a DD!!!
:+fav:
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shimoda7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot dude! Glad you like it.

On a side note: where the hell have you been???? :D
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