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my Nonsense Queen - colored by zancan my Nonsense Queen - colored by zancan
The Queen of Technical Nonsense

I drew her eyes 3 years ago and swirled around them in a abstract fever whose meaning I never really understood.

Each time I entered my parent's home I was captivated by her look from the other side of the corridor. I always wondered what unspoken thought could hide behind her pale forehead, what mysterious secret could drive me hypnotized to the depths of her pupils.
One day at in a sudden impulse I grabbed a random blank canvas and started to sketch my Queen again. I painted during one month. Feverishly.

I struggled with the hues to keep her face cold but still feel the life breathing underneath.
I blew wind in her hair and colored her lips with purple.
I spent tenth of hours with tiny brushes to carve the surface of her mechaorganic coat.
I reworked her eyes several times until I felt trapped in her look again.


But I still wonder so many things about her.

:heart:

:bulletgreen: Close-ups here
:bulletgreen: Reference drawing here
:bulletgreen: Related scrap here


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I was much pleasantly surprised this morning to find out my Queen had been featured as a daily deviation. She told me that she felt really honored by such a great distinction. Allow me to transmit her words of thankfulness to all of you.
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Given 2008-06-12
my Nonsense Queen - colored is a truly impressive oil painting that seems to glow with a peaceful, fantastic aura. See more of `zancan's surreal greatness in his gallery right now! ( Featured by stigmatattoo )
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In my belief as far as I have seen of zancan's work I believe he is as far as I know one of those people who has achieved excellence in renditions of the feminine form.

The sheer organismic detail of this particular painting is stunning in it own right ... If I thought I was impressed by the graphite version then in my opinion this version has indeed left me with very few words.

the first word that comes to mind is BEAUTIFUL.

That Being said now I shall begin with my interpretation of the painting... the original artist is of course entitled to agree or disagree in any case

First off the title probably said it all .. the painting itself only elaborates it.

The flowing hair is and the space effect the background creates may be interpreted as something of a peaceful emptiness and also wind in my opinion in most cases represents change.

the fact that she holds an orb in her extended hand which was clearly worn around her neck as the severed chain suggests and the slight tired expression she has (or atleast that is how I see it) appears to show that she is fatigued by the burden that she carries and is willing to share it, all one needs to do is extend one's hand.
What do you think?
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
She is mesmerizing, stunning. Beautiful work!
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:iconsiorah:
Siorah Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
shes beautiful...
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:iconstievwaxx:
Stievwaxx Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her eyes are truly beautiful and catching. It was worth the hard work.
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:iconoucd45:
oucd45 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous :iconclapplz:
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SashikuChan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is really lovely!
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:iconfooddiary:
FoodDiary Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
awesome
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:iconscience994:
science994 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i prefer the uncoloured version, but this is still very beautiful. you're really talented( and super awesome)
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DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
frikkin love ur work :)
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:iconsackofsquan:
sackofsquan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you are my favorite painter on da! never stop painting!
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:iconcorinawan:
CorinaWan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Wow and wow again. I do not understand how you can make her look so soft with oil. I have never used oil paint because they often look yucky and messy to handle. When I was younger at school teachers do not encourage us to use oil paint.
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petebud Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifulo work - Peter
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.
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:iconkrysta-khaos:
Krysta-Khaos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work absolutely blows me away...
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:iconchaosbayne:
Chaosbayne Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Wow! You did an amazing job with her eyes! I feel compelled to stare into their depths.
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:iconctacd:
ctacd Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Superb
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XLoveEverlastingX Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Each time I look at her I am captivated in her eyes, just as you say you were. No words can truly describe the brilliance of this piece, which truly displays what real art is.
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elle est étrange et magnifique ! Quel regard pénétrant ! :heart:
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:iconellad77:
EllaD77 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Are you sure you're not a poet as well as an artist?
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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:iconzancan:
zancan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem, you're welcome!
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:iconkatreeona:
katreeona Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconkatlewing:
KatLEwing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning, wonderful, fantastic!
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:iconlifesnotfehr:
LifesnotFehr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want to be you.
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DiamondRWolf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
wonderful
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pureverve Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Digital Artist
i fucken love this. its surrealness is stunning
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:iconsanafaye:
sanafaye Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
do you work for anyone?
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:icongaspar03:
Gaspar03 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Perfect, fantastic, congratulations. :clap:

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crimzonthorne Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
She's real pretty. Her eyes just capture a person.
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BookBoysEnthusiast Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Holy crap! Your art is amazing!!!!!!
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011   Photographer
wow.. wonderful!
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eydii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wooow amazing art!!!!
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seinna25 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
ok i cant belive i am critiqueing you just so you know it is amazing and i love the compisition but its a little flat like its either needs more shadow or brighter colors of something glowing idk
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Paromita Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
it seems like she'll just come out of the screen or say something. awsm wrk. I shared this on my facebook account. hope u wont mind. Keep the gud work up!
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ArtIsMyWeapon12 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   Writer
It is so refreshing to see someone like you on here. You know when an artist is genuine and heartfelt when they can tell you what thier painting means and what it is thinking, when they can see a backstory, when they can see a whole new world through thier art, that is was art is about and without that thier is nothing, no life in art. You really feel your art and your very passionate, it is so nice to see that.
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Selene344 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Beautiful.
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:iconperstephia:
Perstephia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you truely feel your picture, the woman is not just a drawing she is real inside you and it brings her life out.
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:iconart-dewhill:
Art-deWhill Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
very beautiful work !!
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:iconnannadoodles:
NannaDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
breathtaking O.O
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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Tiris76 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Beautiful! Found you via [link]!
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful !!
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:iconbiene239:
biene239 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
this is so wonderful !!! I understand the feeling that you where captured from her look ...I am too!! :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Hi ...Dear ... zancan ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... my Nonsense Queen - colored
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BEST WISHES FOR 2011...!!! :heart:
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:iconmathyeu:
Mathyeu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Absolutly beautiful !
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:iconlifesauthor:
LifesAuthor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I love the way you describe this... I can almost feel what you do as I look at it.

Beautiful.
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:icontheabyssalsymphony:
TheAbyssalSymphony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing, have you every thought of taking it even further and doing her entire body?
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful artwork has been featured in my latest journal here [link]
:heart: Elle
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:iconcryptic-wonderland:
Cryptic-Wonderland Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
stunning :].
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:iconaminkzdesign:
aminkzDesign Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
very attractive...!!!:headbang:
how do you make it...??
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