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"Death is the road to awe."
The Fountain (2006)

A closing piece for my solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery and ended on June 28th! I had an awesome time doing this series and can finally start uploading everything here...

This painting was inspired by Darren Aronofsky's strange and massively ambitious effort The Fountain. The scenes involving the "spaceship" were some of the most spectacularly beautiful I'd ever seen (MANY of the scenes were stunning); IMO the film itself wasn't always successful on a conventional level (needed some work on the editing and the script), but I really appreciated the director's vision and ambition, and overall it's a moving study of grief and death. And the soundtrack (just like Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream) is out-of-this world gorgeous and memorable (listen to the song that inspired my title!)

Painted with references on a Cintiq 21UX tablet in Adobe Photoshop.
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/541884…

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mizzshy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Writer
This is gorgeous, The Fountain is such a good film but I find a lot of people who don't like it for some reason...
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StudioMorenn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
miraculous! Wow!
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Synnabun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing that I want to cry. The Fountain is one of my favorite movies (and you're absolutely correct about the faults.) The soundtrack is brilliant. I love this piece. All of the DW, Sherlock, Person of Interest and everything else is amazing, but I appreciate this one the most. I need a print of this in my life! Too bad I'm broke AND the print is sold out! :( Lovely, just lovely!
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flumenlimia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Wonderful!
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timelady221 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Oh my god this is gorgeous. The movie is beautiful and amazing too, especially these scenes!
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Tenshi-no-Kanashimi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This is gorgeous~
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EBoss01 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the Fountain! Amazing film and this is an amazing piece!
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IGBM Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I love this film!
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:iconlaeti-chan:
laeti-chan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning!! it's really beautiful!!
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mothermagdalen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful, from one of my favorite movies of all time.
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ericbernut Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome,no word it s magic.Eric
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teranalin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Stunning image. Really stunning. The more I look the more I see, I love that about art and hope that's what happens with some of my photography. Keep up the good work~!
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Masterpiece
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:icontravis-clarke:
Travis-Clarke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous
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plushtiger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist
My very favorite movie, along with my favorite song from the soundtrack. Beautifully done.
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SRMcT Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Absolutely love this. As evocative as the film itself :)
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JustAGirlCalledLex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student
Oh, my gosh. This takes my breath away! This is stunning, simply stunning, so beautiful. I cannot express how much I love this!
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YuukiKris Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! It's so beautiful, you truly do have incredible talent!
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DoriannaLaufeyson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
O. MY. GOD. It is incredible! The best art I've ever seen for the best movie. Stunning!
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TheRootOfAllEvil Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
The lighting effects and the subdued warm hues of the movie were some of my favorite parts. You captured the glow and the atmosphere of the bubble and space perfectly :]
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ApprovingAbnormality Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, an epic drawing, you're amazing.
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Ibble Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Oh my God!! Fantastic picture!!! :faint:
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Glimmerhutcherson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Your art always surprise me, it's like magic. When my book is written, I'd like to pay you to make the cover of it...
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thinkableflowers Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
nicee
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tchang-tsung Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
an amazing art for an amazing movie....
thank YOu !

I will print it for put in my office :)

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KendraPendragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I have no words to express how beautiful I find this picture. It just wonderful. The intensity of color and the detail...sublime. If shipping wasn't that pricey, I'd love to get the print. Shame I don't live near you. :)
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Archangelical Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I was very inspired by this scene as well.
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AtroxGray Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!!
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Dreadarte Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
That is amazing.
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is awesome
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nipponisism Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D The Fountain one of my favorite movie.
Love this one ! Stunning work, just amazing as usual !
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Raunchyboy6 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the dreamlike  quality of your picture.
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steampunkleslie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Love the movie. Love the soundtrack. 
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KanoWakitashi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Gorgeous! 
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artshiftea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
OH.MY.GOD.
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000Colibri000 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Love this piece!!! Pretty good movie too!  ;)
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Hoverkitty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
HOW! HOW DO YOU DO THIS? YOU ARE THE MASTER OF ART! I LOVE YOU!
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:iconneidonkorento:
Neidonkorento Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty and dreamlike...
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Ayashi-saama Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful Heart
I love this movie :)
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:iconzookiii:
zookiii Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Amazing!
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cirille Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art! I'm amazed :O
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Fade--To--Black Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! I love this movie, its soundtrack... and your painting is also amazing! :D   :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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ololosha-ololoeva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
amazing :З
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Aradhoniel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
When you think that art is a picture I think I've fainted. 
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LovEya4evaXD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful!
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UmeshArtCrime Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Stunning!

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Pastoral-Insanity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh I love this movie and this song and as soon as I saw the thumbnail I hoped it was from the Fountain. so GORGEOUS!
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simplytini Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How the hell. I can't even begin to fathom how your art is possible!
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AntoninaN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is so cool, just stunning!! :O : D :heart:
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MarceloSperandio Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool!
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