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Selfportrait 2 by DukeMons Selfportrait 2 by DukeMons
This is a drawing of myself...

And no, I do not consider myself to be... well, God... This drawing is meant to be ironic in that matter.
Anyhow, it is done in ink.
I like trees!
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:iconhandof22:
handof22 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
That is amazing! I love all the black and the detail on the tree is so good. Very much Mike Mignola-esque. Great work!
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Thanks man, kind of you to comment :) I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the fav too!
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CWilliamRussette Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
This is rather strange but pleasing to the eye. Nice use of inks too.
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Thank you. Nice to hear from you again by the way.
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the-UFO Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
Nice tree
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
Thanks
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MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Professional
The tree is really stunning. Gotta give you that.
This would make a great album cover. :P
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you. And maybe it would...
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ancret Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
I would say I'm a sucker for black-and-white, but that would imply that I'm simply fav-ing this piece because I was drawn in by the pen-and-ink, and not by the sheer beauty of the piece in general. What I really love about this drawing is the fact that it is detailed, but not overwhelming; for example, though you've got bark-lines on the tree, they aren't so cluttered together that they distract from the rest of the piece. And your amazing use of contrast is appealing, of course.

As for the idea that the piece might be in some way blasphemous ... y'know, I wouldn't have thought of that if you hadn't pointed it out. To me, it represents a sort of non-denominational creative energy, if anything -- which fits an artist perfectly. :)
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Thank you very much for your kind words ancret. They warm the heart!!

I'm glad you notice my struggle with the (damn) details. I'm telling you, they will eventually be the death of me...

What I'm starting to like with this drawing is that different people get their own meaning out of it, and it seems to be representing good things for them so far. I didn't expect that when I drew it.

Once again, thanks! :hug:
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RaggedyAnarchist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
fantastic. i love all the little details on the tree.
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Thank you very much... I like to draw trees...
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spork666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
I really love this, just happened to stumble on your gallery and this caught my eye. Wonderful stuff here!
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
Thank you, Rachel. I'm glad you like it. :)
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zabriske-point Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
DUDE, you work drawings are each day better! :worship: x 10.000


I don't see this work in a ironic way. It reminds the world-tree of the Buda legend, they beleive all we have this simbolic tree inside of us, we all have God or Buda inside of us, we all are a little divine. There is the nordic legend of Iggdrasil, too. I undertand this work like we are the axis of our own world, and we bring the seed of creation in our minds.
Ok, or maybe I am a lunatic.


Well, goes to :+fav: anyway. :D
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zabriske-point Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Hehe thanks.
I'm glad we are in the same tune. :)
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Wow, thank you for your kind words...
I don't think you are a lunatic at all, I think you just nailed what I tried to do with this pic. I like the idea that we are all a little divine...

... and you write like a poet man! :nod:
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zabriske-point Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
Hehe thanks.
I'm glad we are in the same tune. :)

(dammit, I always post the comments in the wrong place)
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Johse Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Hell of a good job you've done on this eeeeeh, why am i writing in english? Ja, som sagt jævla kult bilde:) Bruker du pensel eller?
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Haha... Godt spørsmål :D

Takk og takk... Ja, jeg bruker blekk og pensel/pennesplitter i forskjellige tykkelser på skisser laget med vanlig blyant... For det meste i hvertfall...
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mrpip Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
thats fu..ing awesome dud... :D
jevla bra ass... det ligner også.. må lage et selvportret igjen snart jeg også.. er en stund siden sist hehe...
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Det må du definitivt gjøre!! Jeg har også lyst til å lage meg selv som en varulv snart ;)
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mrpip Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
ja hadde vært fett det as. du må lage et varulv portett av deg selv..
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Shinra-sanne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
great work..:D
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thank you!
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Enchanters-Blood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Very cool as usual. You look like some kind of wise man cotemplating the world......plus trees are great aren't they :nod:
What does it say on your Tshirt? meh, I can't read it.
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thank you very much. I consider myself to be some sort of man anyways ;) And trees are awesome!

My Tshirt reads "Drakes Ville". It is a real shirt so I hope whoever designed it does not sue my ass now...
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Enchanters-Blood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
:giggle: Some sort of man....... leaving us guessing hum? =D
I'm sure they won't, even tho people do seem rather overly keen on sueing these days :no:
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daniwuzheer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
COLOUR IT! =)
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
I think I will... :)
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daniwuzheer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
wee! love all the small leaves 'round ya! tha tree... 'n u ofcourse =) awesome! fav!
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thanks man. I to, am pleased with the leaves thing. Not something I've done much before... I tried to make it look like me and the planet is growing together... Dude! I'm such a treehugger!! SAVE THE FORREST!! :w00t:
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Reza-ilyasa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
i fav this..
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:icondukemons:
DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thank you! I appreciate it big time.
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MarteGracia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
the balance and contrast on this image are magnificent.
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congrts man.
for real.
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DukeMons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Thank you. The contrast between black and white is somehting that has always interested me.
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