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The Tree of Life by FabianMonk The Tree of Life by FabianMonk
You may have seen the beautiful lines for this piece over in Tom's gallery already, and if you haven't you're gay HAHAHAHA. Serious, he's a kickass artist and deserves some love. Anyway, as you can see, I made two versions of this. The first one focuses more on rendering, whereas the weight of the second lies in the color choices and contrast alone, which I was aiming to make as saturated, and as inyourface as possible.

Pencils: Tom (Red Monkey)
Colors: Me (Monk)

Software: Painter IX.
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Given 2006-02-25
When two talented people come together with the same goals in mind, you get incredible art like The Tree of Life by ~monk-art. ( Suggested by CrisVector and Featured by Aeires )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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thandav Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
ekud::tighthug::airborne::love:cool
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vmicks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
The colours on this, on both versions, are fantastic. I truly love it (and mainly the top one xD).

Kudos, man, awesome job.
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theWickeDesign Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Flag of Lithuania pretty much ;D
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CokCok Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
talented :+fav:
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SerinityBlade Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
That is cool as hell!!!!
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LostSoul-LostCause Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Writer
Great piece of work. I love the contrast of the second one.
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kishman Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
thats freaky!
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ReignSilver Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008   Writer
as soon as i saw this it reminded me of the final scene of "The Fountain". wicked awsome. very visceral.
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iMinL0v3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
hu-wah!its so(!) beautifull!!!!! i love it!!
nice...
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Sileas Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I've always loved the light and dark side of life and that this is the tree of life, well that's just even better. The concept is wonderfully eyegasmic hah. I have to say that I love the top one over the bottom one. It almost gives like an aura type of feel to it on the bottom one.
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sakatius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   General Artist
excellent
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SalvamoreMali Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
This fabulous work has been featured in my journal! :heart:
:pointr: [link]
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Well thank you very much!
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Icarus-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Hobbyist
Have you ever tried Yerba Mate tea? Because this is EXACTLY how you feel on it...
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Student Digital Artist
No, I've never even heard of it.
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Icarus-Fish Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Hobbyist
It's the most divine exquisite tea in the world. Shepards in Peru drink it to stay awake and alert so as to be able to watch their sheep better on long nights. It makes one super alert and, if you drink enough of it, mildly hallucinate. Drank some of it once and it felt like my skin was peeling off anf growing into things, like a tree. ^_^
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wallowing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Cripes...Thats good.
I'm gonna kiss ass and sooooooo fave this bad boy!
~wallowing
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nokomis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Gorgeous ;)
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lauramw Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I'm not sure which I enjoy more, they're both so great! I would definately decorate my walls with this, have you thought about getting prints made?
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Thought about it, certainly, but I don't know how realistic that is.
Also, I didn't do this one alone.
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lauramw Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
Oh, I know, I meant in general. Of coures you'd have to discuss making prints with the person who did the lineart.
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pureverve Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006   Digital Artist
love the top version
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mojaam Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
That's incredible both of you. Wow, Im amazed. Makes me think deep thoughts and whatnot.
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usefulidiot284 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Great coloring. Really dig the concept, too.
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san-kie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
unbelievable. reminds me of a scene from the second renaissasnce in the animatrix.
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MJTrip Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Props out to both artists on this piece, very nice work. The pencil and the colored are both great in there own ways. I love the detail, the colors are very well done. A def favorite!
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DreamHazer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
:+fav:
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nomofilo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
very cool...love the colours :worship:
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waydre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Professional Filmographer
....................................................................................................................................................HOLY crap,thats awesome!................
seriously, i'm divided on which is my favorite...i like both for different reasons.
your color sense is extremely powerful and i love how you're constantly striving to reach out in unfamiliar territory...you are like the miles davis of color,man!!
*faves*:tux:
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Damn, thanks for that man!
Really motivating words!
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waydre Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Professional Filmographer
well, dude, that magic wand you call a digital pen, is your slave! how can i NOT praise ya?!
seriously, it really motivates a body when i see cats really putting in work, and trying new things.. cheers, bro!:floating:
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Instant-Noodles93 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
OH MY FOOKING GOSHNESS! awsome!
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JetJames Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Well deserved DD.
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rivalxs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006   Interface Designer
nice work man :)
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TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Well...I recognize this piece :lol:

Good job with this again and in the end both the versions are very unique and well done. Glad you stuck with the coloring scheme on the top. I actually wasn't too sure if you were a deviant member on this site. I gotta go to your page now. Congrats :clap:
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jmast Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
I keep looking at it- I think I like the top one better just because its more serene than the bottom one.

*seeking serenity momentarily*
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kabrotti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
i saw this.. and i am not gay for seeig this...
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4evrData Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006   Writer
These would be awesome as individual prints. :)
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MistyDark Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Wow wow wow I don't have words to describe this incredible art!!!! Good work and very good done! The idea was original and abstractly great! :+fav:
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KawaiiJamu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
This is absolutely incredible. You guys did a fantastic job together.
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bluecharcoal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
caught my eye...v beautiful and detailed...the bottom half seems abit sinister but overall i love the effect v nice [;
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Daisaigai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
Hmm...very interesting concept. The stark, brilliant colors in the second half delighted me. :)
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EatyourPEAS Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
ur tree if life thingy is so awesome i love it!
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icelollyheartbreak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I <3 the concept :)
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OldGill Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
awsome you colored it
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goodbyemountain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006   Writer
this is really, truly, fantastic.
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lemma-axiom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
rad.
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