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bad roots makes bad apples by Corpse-boy bad roots makes bad apples by Corpse-boy
"your Influence are your roots, if they are bad, then most likely your seeds will be bad as well."

a quote i made up to go with the painting, its about an apple tree that so happens to be growing in a cemetery that's grounds has been littered with just about every thing bad, needles, drugs, bottles, bones and TV's, all of these in which the tree's roots have grown into that has spoiled it's fruit, making them black with a shade of red. skull apples.

this painting has pretty much boosted my confidence in painting more, im pretty impressed with the sky and how well the black contrast of the tree and foreground fits in.

painted on a fairly large white canvas, with black/white and red acrylic paint . total time to complete, 7 hours 23 minutes, in 2 sessions.
forgive me for the poor quality in the camera, had to use my i-phone XP
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:iconthetonyfigueroa:
TheTonyFigueroa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Two thumbs up for this awesomely macabre painting.
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baudbarf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Great work! I really like how you inverted the contrasts for the underground bit. That's really cool.

Dammit. You're a reverse-plagarist. Just kidding. ;) See, it's just this is the painting that has been brewing in my mind for the last few months. I started it yesterday. Acrylic on canvas. I mean, mine is taking on an entirely different tenor - brooding blue sky, rich red-brown soil - but there are many similarities, too. The tree at center stage. The cutaway view of the roots underground. And, of course, the message. Your roots connect seamlessly with your branches. Your root condition, which is invisible to others (and only somewhat visible to yourself) will be reflected in your branches, which are visible to everyone (perhaps more so to the others than to yourself). Yeah. In a way it's the same painting. But mine will come out very different looking from yours.

Except I wanna take your inverted contrast idea for the underground part. I actually came here searching for tree roots to get some inspiration on how to do that part.
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Biohazard-Harree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this, so deliciously macabre.
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Darkside915 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Digital Artist
This is really good 8D And I adore the symbolism and idea behind it :3 The details on this are GREAT. I LOVE THAT SKY!! I like that the main lighting is from behind, which gives the graves/crosses a very eerie, almost glowy look to them :3 Those many, many roots must have taken forever haha! Evul needlesssssssssss U8 I like Tvs though XD THEY SHOW ME THINGS LIKE ADVENTURE TIME. AND THOSE LOVELY, LOVELY COMMERCIALS ABOUT FAST FOOD MILKSHAKES AND ICE CREAMS TOPPED WITH EVERYTHING FROM PEANUTS AND FUDGE TO HAMSTERS AND BANDAIDS /da fuck. I'm glad you stuck to mainly monochrome for this :3 It really makes the few splashes of red pop! ...I'm sorry though, but if I ever came across a grave tree with an eyeball, I'd be unable to stop myself from poking it :| :eye: WOULD IT EAT ME THOUGH. THIS TREE. DO YOU THINK? 8D *runs towards it with finger outstretched* XD

You've improved a lot since I last saw your stuff :3 Good work! :+fav:

P.S: I wanna make skullpple pie out of dem skullpples :pie: >U
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sacredthesilence Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Sex? Is sex bad itself?
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:iconrayiven:
Rayiven Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glorious. I love it!
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cat2198 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
freaking amazing!
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Kurtzan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ! Your great work featured here : [link] :)
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L-U-R-K Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the quote. Love the painting. Love the cloudy, dark background that contrasts so well.
Good job.
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Ashes-and-Snowflakes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the concept and the quote, and especilly the painting itself. The contrast, definetely the contrast, is GREAT for an uneditted painting. The whole thing just really catches your eye. I'm quite impressed :P
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Hanachi-Shitsukki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want this printed on my room door with this quote in minimalistic white font.
I really do.
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baka00punk Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful! nicely done
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:iconslothulu:
Slothulu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great, awesome job :D
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:iconlulu-y-s:
Lulu-y-s Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god! This is just amazing!!!!! U inspired me to make a dark painting :) keep up the good work :D
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:iconeixla:
Eixla Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Ray, I don't think that you even fully understand how amazing this is.
Absolute perfection!
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TheDrowningRaven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours and shades, I love the detail too... :heart:
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arashi-chi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Your traditional paitings are always so good! ^^
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:icongrimjes:
grimjes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
funny fect: tree's on cemetery's grow much harder then ordinary tree's XD
sit him in the overloud on food ;p
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG RLy? that comments the idea behide this painting even more CX
thank you <333
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grimjes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
yw^^

however Im not completely agree with the statement...people can become not just replicas of there parence...
we all become or selfs, everybody els is already taken;p
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DayzeeHead Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you did a damn good job on the tones.
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DragulasDragons Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly Amazing~
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, i try my best ^^
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DragulasDragons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomez~
and it tuned out Amazing~ :D
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HideouslyDisfigured Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing work, the lighting is really effective and I love the hints of red. Well done.
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TabletopFiend Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Might I recommend taking a look at :icongrisgrimly: gallery. His artwork is a lot like this.
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, thanks for the tip, i check it out actaully and turns out his been one of my fav artist with out even knowing it, his the guy that designed the albem cover for my Fav band :D
thank for this kind sir <3
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LMNts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweeeet!!
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, i try my best ^^
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:iconniobesnuppa:
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Interesting concept, and I love the amount of detail you put into this.
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Spaffi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
simply amazing...
this loosk so professional. i love all the detials, the whole motive and the sky, everyything fits to good together! *_*
awesome work!
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you spaffie-cake XP
i worked abunch on this, trying to make it more different then my usual works :3
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Spaffi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
aw cool, a nice idea to do that^^
no prob x33
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
That is such a gorgeous piece!
That design, the whole apple tree in a cemetery, everything about it is just so inspiring! That would make an amazing wall piece!
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Soprity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I love the whole thing
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Steph-Sama Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
0.o woah, where'd this leap in painting skills come from? Theres a lot of improvement here from your last painted piece.
That sky is amazing, how'd you get the acrylic paint to blend so smoothly? Adding those highlights to the blackened sky reallyhelps to define some of the atmosphere and also makes the pitch black tree stand out that much more. and all that extra details in the eye as well as subtle red shading looks beautiful.
The title and quote are perfect, they are a story personified through this painting, it all just comes together so well. Your imagination is a wonderfully dark place, thank you for sharing it with us :3
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I KNOW RIGHT?!
i think its because my passion for painting is greater then any thing at the moment for me :D
golly gosh, thank you for the wonderful feed back :3
its the thing that keeps me pushing on!
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liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
RAY THIS IS DIVINE.
It looks so amazing. You have all the reasons to feel confident about painting.
The sky looks realistic, especially with the bright light beyond the tree.

The story it yells and the division of colours are all composed perfectly.
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ahhh thats kind of you to say :3
i noticed that i have improved so much on painting, i wanna do it more, plus i always had trouble with skys, but not this time XP
thank you for the feed back, it means alot to me :)
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melusine77 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
very nice
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, i try my best ^^
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LeCreepyOne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so awesome and meaningful c:
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I KNOWES <33333
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Holy incredible! This is quite unique and awesome! The tree with the eye is epic and the roots are amazing. The concept and colors are truly fierce and beautiful! Exquisite work! :iconfantasticplz:
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sadaokitten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Ingenious!
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Jackie--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFfantastic. I can never do that with acrylic.
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
well, at-least your brilliant with digital stuff :3
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:iconjackie--jack:
Jackie--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I guess ^^;
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:iconcorpse-boy:
Corpse-boy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ITZ TRUE! your really good at it, i mean it, (i really do, i dont give complements often XP)
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Jackie--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :3
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