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Mirrored Refresh by elsevilla Mirrored Refresh by elsevilla
"Everytime im on the internet ive got this feeling im always Late, late for everything, its like the net its on a pace i cant follow, always moving, always leaving me behind, and with each refresh life goes by, arent we all just a rabbit looking at a mirror?".

Personal piece that decided to finish, to get rid of this ansiety, lot of meanings behind it, even the binary code, done in corel painter X3-
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artisticallystrange Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow; that description really adds to the emotions of the piece.  I love the detail on the skull and how well it goes with the cords.  Beautiful work and awesome details here!
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you.
preacherCasy Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
This piece combines my favorite elements of modern art I'm always thrilled to see combined - digital painting, unorthodox manga styles, and psycho-spiritual symbolism!

 "Mirrored Refresh" illustrates a psychological condition of dependency on digital technology that many of us struggle with to varying degrees.  As a long-time gamer whose been addressing his addiction this past few years, I feel that art which depicts this struggle is vital in order for us to get a handle on our spiritual state and confirm what it is we're doing to ourselves.

The colors in this piece are well chosen - dark, cool shades indicate an interior lifestyle away from the sunlight, with the bright blue of a digital monitor "off-screen" highlighting a beastial skeleton mask which denotes her self-slavery.  She's clearly plugged herself into this monstrous machine which is playfully adorned with a childish glow-in-the-dark star, but also a more sinister blood-red rune on its forehead, hinting at more questionable sorceries.  

The skull-mask's eye glows bright blue like the monitor, and appears far more conscious than the girl herself, as if feeding on her mind.  It grows out of the ceiling which implies that it's a permanent fixture of the room, and her life, difficult to remove or avoid.  A golden analog clock dangles, forgotten, behind her head - she clearly can't keep track of "real" time while plugged into the machine.

My favorite symbol in the piece is the interwoven USB cables which form a noose around the girl's neck.  This denotes an act of subconscious self-destruction, yet we can see that the noose is placed very loosely about her delicate neck, so she may remove it at any time... if only she had the will to do so.  It's one of my favorite symbols that's also present on the traditional major arcana keys of the Devil, which also describes spiritual states of self-limitation.

Beautifully done!
elsevilla Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Digital Artist
That description sums up how I feel about the internet too - you always feel like you're missing something so you try to keep up, when really you're just wasting time with each refresh of the screen. XD Great use of symbolism, the reflection in the clock looks amazing and I love the detail in the skull.
wolfnoom Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Digital Artist
so amazing, its wow
took me a while see the binary code, too many things i dont get but i love the art, seem so reach of meaning too
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahha thanxs
Annetjeehh Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
wow, scary, very nice!Clap 
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:) Very good. :D
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