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Pumice Remembers by swandog Pumice Remembers by swandog
(A pic I did a long time ago as an illustration to a book I've been writing.) Satyrs live a long time and Pumice is no exception. He is now very old, and all the friends and enemies of his youth are long gone, but still he often takes time to reflect upon all the memories, both good and bad. The other characters are: Sperrylite the white gryphon, Feldspar the faun, Topaz the unicorn, Ophite the dragon (slain by Feldspar and made into a skin), the Firewyrm (aka the Devil), Spinel the Great Elk, and Pumice's temporary rat form. The top circle is an eclipse and the bottom one is their world, "Celesterramere", with its various continents. The middle continent is "Tourmaline", which has several hidden shapes in its shoreline. (The "TB" stands for "Tiffany Barfield", my pre-Orthodox/maiden name.)

Edit: OMG!! I can't believe I actually got a DD--and on a pic a did back in 1988!!! O____o But thank you SO very much, ~art-nouveau and ^oedalis!!! :D :heart: (BTW, prints of this image are available; please note me if interested--thanks!) :)
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Given 2005-11-16
Pumice Remembers by *swandog is just one of the treasures you may find in this deviant's gallery. ( Suggested by art-nouveau and Featured by oedalis )
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconshehrozeameen:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd wish I could use this in "man with the skies". its ethereal
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey hey :)
:clap: Congratulations :winner:
your work has been selected in the categorie
Best of Traditional Black & White January 2011
and will be featured for one month now :w00t:

with friendly regards
your Co-Founder of #ExtremeDetail
Desse :)
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :aww: :heart:
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:iconlionsong:
Lionsong Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Your lovely art has been featured! [link]
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Kunzai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Truly phenomenal... you blew me away with this one. =} I cannot believe it's 20 years old. Wow... as an aspiring writer with an unfinished book on the line for many years myself, may I ask how is yours coming?
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anjaleck Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a gorgeous piece of art and congratulation on the DD. I am always so happy when I see a piece of great art featured like this.
Hugs,
Anj
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I wanted to let you know that I featured this deviation in my journal today. [link]
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designani Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my good...
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Luminora Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006   Writer
Oooh now that's just stunning! Love your style...
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:icongoldfoot:
Goldfoot Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
wow... this would have taken me 300 years... your imaginative creatures deserve a DD!! well done!
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:iconszelenbaum:
Szelenbaum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
wow, this is really something
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:iconadrianp:
AdrianP Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Whoa!
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:iconyume-megami:
Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
O_o sooo many lines....

This looks like you drew this in pencil.....how did you keep it from smearing???
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DarkAngel2Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005   Photographer
Wow that's some awesome detailed work! :faint: I wish I had the skill to do something like that. Congrats on the DD :D Hehe isn't it awesome that something you did so long ago gets recognition now? ;P

Your eye like sees something new eveytime you look at it :D
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osandstorrm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! Wow, you did this in '88? That's amazing... it's so detailed that I thought it must be more recent than that. You've been a good artist for quite a while, then. :)
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windfalcon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
So much amazing detail! You didn't rush on any of this, I see. Every line is perfect, and the forms are absolutely lovely. The characters...they're so beautiful. And oak leaves *_* Such a classical fantasy piece, and I love it.
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roxmuhr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
omfg... holy ****... WTF!! etc. this is amazing...
so much detail, tons of stuff going on and yet it's see easily viewable and a pleasure to be observed and noticed...
great work! +Fav X100000
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univrsltransl8r Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
I'm glad you got the DD! Congratulations... This is great work! =D
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:iconblooddx66:
blooddx66 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
wooow. that is so detailed. really amazing work.
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ladydragonbane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
only one thing to say WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^ ... *-*... one more thing OOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
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IndigoAngelCat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
*gets lost in the shuffle* Congrats sis! it looks awesome, ROFL in 1988 i was just starting to hold a pencil... not in reference to make u feel older... err... *goes gets foot out of mouth and sits in corner* :D
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Toshi-is-dead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Student
[gawks] O_O Wow, such amazing detail!! I really wish I could draw half as good ^^;
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Xiinc Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
^^ I remember saving this on Yerf ages ago. Your inking ability is nothing short of incredible. :heart:

Congratulations on the Daily Deviation.
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BakaLexu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
holy mew :O_o: how? its so detailed and even the details have details wow u win. i would have gone blind doing that but you rock. BTW congrats on the DD ^^
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CarmenWilliousDorman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Amazing details! I love the grays in this piece. Wonderful. And it's wonderful how you can use such classical mythological creatures in a piece like this. :) I'm going to stop commenting now, before I run out of things to say about this amazing piece.
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mysticdragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Wow! its full of details! I would like to have your talent! Its full of details...
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vegeta8155 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
:faint: OMG! This is utterly amazing! So much detail, so much care to attention. Wow! That's all I can say.....WOW!
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sin-jin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
How very wonderful. I get the feeling that this is the kind of picture that every time you look at it you see something you haven't seen befor. I love it! :worship:
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Bloodbag Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
some books have pictures, some pictures have books, i think thats what it was lol, very nice piece, i love pieces of art i can get lost in and you have achieved this greatly in this drawing, very superb, i love it. keep it up! :-)
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midnightfury Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Super congratulations, Swandog!! :w00t: I've been watching you and have been a fan of your fantastic artwork for a long time now. It's so wonderful to see one of your great pieces of artwork featured as a Daily Deviation. You SO deserve it! :clap: Way to go, girl! Congratulations!! :party:
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VeraPeneda Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW u did this in the year I was born ^^ YAY i feel happy :D



neat NEAT picture :D
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Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats :*
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Tolana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I admire anyone with the patience and skill to create a complex montage such as this. Keep up the good work!
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titania658 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Well this is absolutely stunning really it has a mythical art deco quality to it that makes it interestingly unique. Do you do a lot of illustartion? if not you should. Great work. :)
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catgir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
beautiful! simply stunning...
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:iconcrushedlikefruit:
crushedlikefruit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
great work! its so detailed
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samyboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Ohh, and congrats on DD
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:iconsamyboy:
samyboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
totally amazing, so much detail and emotion portrailled. How long did it take you to do somthing like that?
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SR7884 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
crikey....that pic is very very detailed....wonderful to look at....much more praise is needed...
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:iconstarlett:
Starlett Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Congrats! ^^
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:icontartkiller:
tartkiller Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Wow...Just wow, I love the details!
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:icontriviabitter:
TriviaBitter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
really good *
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sanah82 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
:wow: that is dedication!
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DeadlyCouncil Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Student Filmographer
that was my birth year... man... I feel old.
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:iconhrn:
hrn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice :jawdrop: very nice picture!!!!!!!!!!!nice detail work.keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. Wonderful detail. Congrats on the DD :)
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landladyofdexterity Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
This takes me back to when I was little and my mom used to tell me stories about dragons and elves and unicorns before bedtime. The details and the way everything flows together is just magnificent. It really takes me back; I'm all warm and fuzzy inside.

Beautiful work!
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ScullyNess Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005
Excellent *bows*
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:iconcarolin54323:
carolin54323 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, the level of detail in your art is amazing! Beautiful!
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