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Emotion by Exarrdian Emotion by Exarrdian
Entry for :iconbulgaria: `s contest - Emotion

I have awesome title for it don`t I? 8D;;

When I heard about the contest I thought the easiest thing to do is draw something pretty and sad. Because an emotion is mostly noticed when it contrast the object that expresses it. (ex. Sad beautiful girl, smiling ugly freak etc.) but then again that was too easy and too simple. Emotions are all around us right? You, me, your buddy next to you so I thought to try something much different. Something not pretty. Something that can`t be expressing emotions. Something not in pretty shinny colours. Considering I watched "I, Robot" some weeks ago this idea popped into my head.

So yes.. here is a robot who is not some fancy sexy mecha with giant guns nor looks like a human. It is something alone and forgotten in a lab without any questions on why it was left alone there. It stares at one living friend that grows right underneath it`s arms and admires how its friend grows, changes, blossoms and realizes the difference between a living and an artificial being. A sad truth that gave birth to a tear and the emotion and the line between the machine and the living being was crossed.

BUT ROBOTS CAN NOT CRY!

Hush! In my pic they can. > >; end of the story.

*cough*
So yes this is my explanation behind this pic.
Also I wanted to kill my hands drawing a robot because as you know that ain`t my strong point lol >_>;;; and the challenge was awesome.

Paint tool SAI
Photoshop CS2
Couple of days in between other things > >;

Thank you for viewing!
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:icontfpmiko:
TFPMiko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student
This is crazy and weird and I love it.
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:iconginkyofu13:
GinKyofu13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw so beautiful!
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:iconokamihiiro:
OkamiHiiro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww so touching!!!!!!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconmapleshademaria:
Mapleshademaria Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love the meaning and your explanation for this pic :) Favorited!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconmapleshademaria:
Mapleshademaria Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :3
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:iconthegilgameshlore:
thegilgameshlore Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
i like and respect this picture
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:iconsansnoir:
SansNoir Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe whoever built the robot put water ducts in the robots eyes (which, in reality, are just sensors/cameras), so when the robot calculates an emotion that demands crying, it releases water from the ducts so it looks like tears? :meow:
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:iconinpbo:
InPBo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I think you might like to read this poem i made about the similarities of the Robots and Slaves [link]
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:iconaliveanddying:
AliveAndDying Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconoceanofunknownhearts:
OceanOfUnknownHearts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
touching...
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:iconsilverwolfeve:
SilverWolfEve Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh god, so realistic..
think world will be this way in few years...
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:iconforbiddenynforgotten:
Forbiddenynforgotten Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible!! great work! :D
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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:iconramantheif:
RamanTheif Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
i was surfing, looking for inspiration for my story, and this struck me. I almost cried after looking at it for a while :)
thanks for posting this :)
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment. I`m glad this picture helped in some way. ^^
I think to redraw it someday when I have more time but use different composition maybe.
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:iconbaby-raine:
baby-raine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is win~!
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:iconcoleslayer:
Coleslayer Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Just my style. ;) lol
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye! I`m still so very proud of this picture :XD:;; surely it has so many things wrong but still...
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:iconcoleslayer:
Coleslayer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Well if there is I don't see it. :)
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:icontwinkie101:
Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student
I love this, you can feel the power behind it. Beautiful and a little heartbreaking.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:icondaedae13:
DaeDae13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow there's so much feeling in this ^^~ love it
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:icondaedae13:
DaeDae13 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np ^^~
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:iconmusicsavedmylife:
musicsavedmylife Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
I absolutely love this picture!! I love how the dark colors surround that pink flower. Seems like that whenever there is something dark and tragic in the world, there will always be the flower that stands above everything. (:
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Thank you~ I was aiming for such effect, yes ^_^-
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:icondaphoux:
daphoux Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
well, the challenge was worth. It has so much feelings, make me think of humans sometime: 'cause we often hide behind a mask feeling nothing or hapiness, like sadness is a taboo thing. Maybe it has nothing to do with this pic for most people, but for me it has.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the comment and apologies for replying to it so late ^_^;
Your words are quite true here but I think it is natural instinct maybe? People like to push sadness away and keep happiness as long as they can.
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:icontrickybloodrose:
trickybloodrose Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful.. :heart:
i'm not familiar with your work, but i'm definitely going to have a look at your gallery; you're very talented :3

the style is great, so simple, yet so gorgeous in design o3o
and i really love the shading and colors..

the whole idea, too. it's perfect. the idea of emotion, and the actual set up of the picture..

i really love this (: instant fave
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Oh, thank you for the kind words! I should try drawing more mechas in the future just so I`ll get better at it.. :XD:
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:icontrickybloodrose:
trickybloodrose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no problem! ^^ i really like your artwork! you're an incredible artist :meow: and that would be really cool! :D im looking forward to seeing them if you do :3
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Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   General Artist
I want to say something interesting but I can't think of anything, so I'll just say that I really love this picture! The colours and mood and composition.. fantastic!
And for someone who isn't a robot-drawing expert, the robot looks really good! The wires coming out of it are a nice touch.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:blush: Wow.. I`m glad you think it`s that good! Well the contest was canceled but got so many comments and faves that I don`t really feel bad for spending so much time drawing this now XD;;
Thank you. ^^
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:iconjazylh:
JazylH Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Superb! Very original & again, fantastic colors!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly once again ^^;
Drawing robots is really not my kinda thing but I tried my best here. Maybe next time I`ll do better.
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:iconfabiring:
Fabiring Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you stepped out of your confort zone just to make this. The coloring is superb and the textures really finish giving the effect to the image :heart:. I hope you win, sis!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Contest got canceled but yeah.. I`m proud it got like 100 faves >_< That alone is best reward I think!
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:iconeviltelephone:
EvilTelephone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Going back and doing smaller comments since you prefer them. ^^

I am really so damn surprised at how well you pulled this off - very pleasantly surprised! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd see robots from you and not only did you do that but its so ...freakin powerful of a picture. Love the contrasts - all of them light, life/mechanical/colors and so on.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Why you reply twice is beyond me >>
:heart:
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:iconelectric-ace:
electric-ace Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your description of this piece, and the piece itself are very moving, and brought tears to my eyes. It's a great poetic piece full of emotion, and it inspires emotion in those who see it.
Wonderful, and robots can cry.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If it did spark so many emotions then I guess I did good job with it haha XD;;
Too bad I heard the contest got canceled .. :no: and I worked so hard on this one pic haha XD;;
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:iconelectric-ace:
electric-ace Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, then feature your own contest around it!
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:iconmagiy:
magiy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's wonderful. I mean for real!
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@_@;; I`m glad it got so many faves that`s all haha T_T-b Thanks big time.
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:iconsoulbrake:
SoulBrake Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Awesome
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, sir! :D
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:iconthefireisminexx:
TheFireIsMineXx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Wow, Denny.. This is really amazing. I can't really describe.. but it's just.. Wow. Good work.
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:iconexarrdian:
Exarrdian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks Len >_<-b;
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