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Below the Rust by zancan Below the Rust by zancan
Dusk's falling on my decadent reality. My everyday landscape keeps drowning, I'm a microscopic orange stain in a rusty universe. I hope you'll come tonight... Surprising thread of my thoughts, my guide and lover, let me cross again the dark frontier of my fantasies! So close but uncertain to reach, this blurry paradise hides behind my eyelids.
Release me... and I'll fade like a drop in the infinite ocean of a dream.

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details and making of at zancan.fr
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'Below the Rust' is actually my biggest painting (it is 1.2 x 0.8 meters wide), and the one I have spent the longest time on. Five months, doing an average half-time work. The fact is that I can't help myself doing those small details that nobody can see. Using a 1-hair brush on a canvas that wide is totally insane!
This is only oil paint on canvas, but before starting to paint I made many sketches, and even a colorized version with photoshop (to set up the right colors).
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Given 2002-11-27
It already has a million views, but i just don't care. This is one of the most beautiful things that our community has ever been blessed with. Below the Rust by zancan is simply breathtaking... ( Featured by ekud )
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Truth-Artur Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why is this the most popular?
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Cech1330 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Wow...I'm speechless
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MDDphotography Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The differences that this picture portrays is wonderful. How below the waterline everything is beautiful, fresh and full of life, while everything above is decayed and dead to a degree. But why is there a difference, is this a natural water line, is the tide going out, or is the water level decreasing, and is slowly showing off the flaws that are hidden by the water?Definitely one of the better pictures I have seen, and is truly marvelous.
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BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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Megacosmichroma Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
fantastic..
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:iconbbmckenzie:
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Sylpharie Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A-amazing.... //dokidoki
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Mateyc Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nossa, que arte surreal incrivel. kk onde voce vive com essa mente brilhante? huehuehue
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xXYukiko111Xx Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WARNING IF YOU STOP READING YOU WILL DIE TONIGHT. Hi im Mike. Im 11 years old but im dead now, I had no friends…
If you do not post this to 20 pictures you will die tonight at exactly 11:59pm.
DONT BELIEVE ME?

A guy named Jake read this and laughed later that night I took a knife
out of his kitchen and stabbed him to death. You dont wanna be Jake do
you?

A girl named Sandra read this and only posted it to 10 pictures
SILLY
GIRL SHES ONLY 11 BUT OH WELL. That day she saw me and ran to her
grandmas house…She asked her could she use the bathroom…but guess what I
was already there
Shes now in a coma.

A smart guy named Phill read this and posted it to 20 pictures because he was scared... The next morning he won the lottery
And his Girlfriend accepted his marrige.

0 pictures-Death
10 pics-Coma
20-Pics somthing good will happen. TIC TOC OMG TRY THIS!!!!!!!!!!! IT REALLY WORKS
YOU HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE THING OR IT WON'T WORK!!!
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Romeh96 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
huh, I didn't die yesterday even though I didn't post it to any pictures
=P
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tony2016 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015   General Artist
Really unique! Congratulations.
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You did his with OILS?  O_o  I am not worthy to gaze upon it.  lol
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aleksite Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
VERY beautiful!
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causocio525 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Amazing piece of work!
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DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hard work pays off in your case. I really like the duality presented here.
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lonewolfX13 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture, but the barely clothed woman is the only thing keeping me from adding this to my collection. I'm a bit monitored unfortunatly
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GaiaTheHedgehog15 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would buy this for very high price. Excellent work and I love the realistic surrealism. :)
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nikkitoul3000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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korrohinaru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Amazing piece!!
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Hotrod2232 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This. Is. Amazing. I wish I could make art like this. My abilities mainly stick to kind of cartoon looking characters and anime characters/ and story characters.
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aerroscape Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Digital Artist
really inspiring great piece of art!!
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SomeoneII Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
The bit with the tree and the fish reminds me of that Dark Water stuff from Doctor Who. But a brilliant job! Well done.
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Aurelie-Cholley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
AMAZIIIIING !!!!!!!!!! ^o^ !
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passtimemultidirect Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely incredible. i sit in awe
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davidr2000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Quite surreal. Reminds me a little of M. C. Escher and Salvador Dali.
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:iconkrinmu:
Krinmu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
which world would you lice in?
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SasukeVsMadaara Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a beautiful picture <3
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MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome!!
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Mewmewmyoo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa! What a beautiful color change *0*
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Daddy....Dali!!!
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KuroKitsune999 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Jesus oh my god
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
good idea :)
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NaturePinkSky Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Wow hemoso *o*¨Magico :o
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Jiyugami Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very interesting concept. I like the contrast of colors!
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aTinySpeck Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
this is too much......*gasps because of awesomeness*
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InnocentCentipeetle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Id love to see this backwards, her head in the world below and her legs in the rust
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leniart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing! <3
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agoshima Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing.
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Otempora-Ayo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! I can't even stand the thought of a one hair brush with something this big. Clap I think I've fainted. 
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Ap0c0lypse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
SO SICK SKILL!!! INSANE!!! :D :D :D
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VasilKakafi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional
Wonderful!
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Gouveia7HD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Amazing O.O
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
excellent
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RainbowPasteArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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iarakanata Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
wonderful
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Manic-Mad-Hatter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a very Dystopian-Escher feel. Beautifully done.
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MGDubois Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lol the rusted metal trees are a nice touch
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tagumonman55 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I can't help myself doing those small details nobody can see"

I know this feeling exactly! When Making something thats like 40000 pixels by 50000 Pixels, with 600 res. I will still go in with a 0.5 Pixel Brush in Clip Studio, to fix that small detail~ XD

Great job on this painting ~ I love the Colors, and Accents~
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Empi-lll Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :) I love the colors that you used and the detail is amazing
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