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Badfunk Triptych by FabianMonk Badfunk Triptych by FabianMonk
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At least moderately.


Alright, it doesn't not really work as a triptych to be honest, because the center piece is the weakest of the three, in my opinion, but I couldn't really find a better name.

Anyway. This is a class assignment, a postcard project. We were given three themes, and three deadlines. What we had to do was make draw an image relating to each theme, onto a postcard, and post it anonymously to our teacher. The whole point was basically that a whole lot of different people would see the work (everyone involved in the post office, people at Uni walking by the postcards mounted on the wall, as well as the people from our own class, etc.) without knowing whose work they were looking at.
I guess that defeats the point of the exposure, but at the same time I really dug the concept, because it was definitely something new for me.

The first theme was Dreams, the second was Confessions, and the third one was Psychological Fears and I guess I did it backwards. I mean I submitted each postcard in the right order, but the actual order of viewing them is the opposite. Just for fun.
The back of the first one (aka the last one in this set) read "never underestimate a child's imagination". The back of the second read "at least 1000 skeletons in my closet, none of which are mine". And the third one will probably read "you can't stop time, the sooner you learn it the better", or something to that effect. The deadline for the third one hasn't arrived yet, but I figured I would make the card now, so I can get back to my other projects sooner.

Also, each of these cards had to have some kind of factor that linked them all together, and as you can probably see, I got multiple (also I was really pressed for time so I was happy to take some shortcuts).
And the character depicted in each card is the Chairman Badfunk, of Satellite Soda.

I think that covers all of the necessary information!

Software: Photoshop CS.

Lastly, I totally plan on making the one with the old Badfunk into a full blown painting. I hope I can find the time.
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:iconandresperezdelgado:
AndresPerezdelgado Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is epic 
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Who are you?im the friky :D
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Kantiki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
The super-large view is very, very worth it. So much detail and excellent work. Gotta love the badfunk!
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AElfrics-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this is just brilliant... will have to check out the rest of your gallery! Looks amazing...
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meanmechanics Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Writer
I've always find a strange attraction to your triptych. Had it for wallpaper for a long but couldn't remember where I downloaded. I think now to pay tribute! WOW! LOVE IT!!
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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filly4585 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, the concept is phenomenal and you pulled off the idea very effectively. I really enjoy the color scheme and would love to have this as a mural in my office/studio. Totally kick ass!
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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:iconlogikan:
Logikan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Wow, man... I'm just stuned. Great work and really cool concept!
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:iconbikti:
Bikti Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
so cool!!!!Love your style!
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:iconguillegarcia:
guillegarcia Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I couldn't imagine how do you did that and neither the process

Great Man
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sarazita Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
the combination of art nouveau with raw textures works really well! and your choice of colors is fantastic, it perfectly suits the themes of fear and dreams/vision, pretty eerie.
also, did you come up with that font? wow
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Eskideji Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
This is great!
Is there any special way that you made the vector waves coming out of the ears and mouth? Or did you just do each strand one by one?
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I drew each line individually. They're not vectors anyway, just regular old lines.
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Eskideji Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Oh okay.. Well I meant as in vector path, with the pen tool in PS. I tried something similar in my deviation. Here is a link I would be thankful for any tips ! [link]
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Well that's the thing, I didn't use the pen tool, I did it with the brush. I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to vectors and I barely ever use the pen tool. Still one of those things I haven't really bothered to get the hang of, although I probably should...
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Eskideji Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Oh you used the brush? For the outlining too?
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Yes.
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Anticlastic-J Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of words... Amazing! :D
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grancorea Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Looks fuckin great!
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galisb Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
too cool for school bro, love it.
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jackr4bbit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
SO COOL. The "Fear" guy is my favorite.
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Nuvul Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WON-DER-FUL!!!

((((( O_______o';)))))
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GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow.
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Jred09 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
i think i just shit myself
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ahdry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
awesome!! really amazing!


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I need help with a name!!
how can i name this rabbit, he hates her owner: [link]
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00mrz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
great style, trully original :+fav:
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Bheeshoom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
LOVED IT!
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ThePassengerX Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
cool :D
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B-Gurl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, great job! It's stylish and slightly disturbing. :o)
I was just wondering where you learned to draw those art nouveau-y swirlies. I'm working on a sketch right now and I wanted to incorporate something like that.
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I just googled "art nouveau" and looked at some swirls that previous artists did and then winged it. They're just swirls, really, haha.
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tonifasic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
That's amazing. o____o;
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TeddyLuck Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Student Interface Designer
.D
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Mentalrabie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
deep

+faved
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:icontrast:
Trast Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Student General Artist
I am absolutely blown away, by concept and presentation! Great job!
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:iconcodecyros:
codecyros Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Digital Artist
This is such a cool piece, I love the how you have shown a character in his various stages of life.
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:iconversispellis:
Versispellis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
Fantastic piece and an interesting assignment.
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:iconcool-slayer:
cool-slayer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic, really intricate and well accomplished design. super cool!
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Ghj Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is incredible, im so fucking speechless..

i want this printed and framed on my wall
hell, i want this tattooed on my back.

O.M.G
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theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
mate, your use of textures is a constant reminder of why you are wicked-awesome.
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AlexLandish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Your coloring job is just JUICY!!!
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chriscopeland Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ahem, THIS SHIT IS NOICE HOMEBOY!
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
always push the limits of your imagination -- and let them see that the mind is ever-expanding to create the impossible -- later days

(do you have any shots of the other people's postcards -- would be interested to see how others created)
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I can take some photos on Monday. If I'll remember to do it, I'll be sure to post them here.
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99thbone Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you -- later days
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DSil Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Student General Artist
Aesthetically striking, attractive style. I love it! Such depth and gravity.
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Brosa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Are you any kind of God, or something?

This is fucking amazing, I love the old man who's smoking. amazing, AMAZING!

and , Ofcourse, FAV
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DarkLP Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I so fucking love this, you bastard little dude!!!
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thekidKaos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this is insanely cool
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aracne9 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
featured here [link]

:aww:
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it enough to feature it!
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