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Something Extraordinary by alicexz Something Extraordinary by alicexz

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"The magician… takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary."
The Prestige (2006)

A portrait on display at my cinema-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery. (It was last Friday! The rain was TORRENTIAL, but thank you to everyone who braved the tropical storm and showed up anyway!)

This was inspired by Tesla's lightbulbs in Nolan's The Prestige. Not a big or important scene but somehow I remembered it the most - it was just an ethereal moment. Painted with a Cintiq 21UX tablet in Adobe Photoshop. Reference: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pX-p7… Used a texture from =Sirius-sdz
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/521950…

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Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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aujourdhuidemain Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mystique...
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chris211245 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
absolutely postively love this painting :D (Big Grin) 
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JustAnotherEntity97 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just saw the light bulbs in the snow and went, "Wait, isn't that from... IT IS!"
Gorgeous painting :)
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phantomxfanatic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
i recognized this immediately. absolutely love this movie.
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nikgokuhil Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh...a true genius!
A great scientist, a great man!
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Aquietus1027 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
The prestige. How fitting. X3
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jugnessXLI Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
This art really reminds me of The Human Abstract's album cover for their album "Midheaven". www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/…
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IWantSleep Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I love this! Great work :)
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Emeres Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Great work! Have you ever heard of Project Wardenclyffe? Maybe it could inspire you...
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snehz6969 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Awesome work:) 
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