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The Conduit by N8grafica The Conduit by N8grafica
The Conduit Oil on Panel. 36 x 48. Symbolizes a philosophy. an attitude or approach, that emphasizes, courage, letting go, receiving well, finding freedom and peace, openness, vulnerability, being honest with yourself. The lion represents courage, a barbaric force that leads you into honesty even if it draws blood (the blood stained muzzle). The rider is you. the posture represents coming out of hiding and becoming a conduit. a vessel that allows something to channel through it. Living in faith that you will get what you need in this life to the point where you can release. The cracking sky represents a doorway of eternal abundance. The flames in the distance represent the comforts of the familiar that you must be willing to leave. It could be old belief systems or a stifling environment that you got comfortable in. As you pursue your destiny, the warm flames will try to call you back. I devote this painting to those that care about being genuine and uncompromising in their passion and convictions. The ones who care about independence. Having a solid impact, leaving a legacy. Shaking off the devices of those that would try to control you.
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Cynthiafaye77 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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peasporridgehot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I'd like to stick my knitting needle into that torso and watch it deflate, I mean c'mon! Beautiful message though.
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 The journey of the emasculated man toward his forgotten manhood is one I care deeply about, so the emphasis is very intentional
Thank you for your taking the time to leave a comment and to voice your opinion.
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peasporridgehot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I have a bad sense of humour but love the richness of your work Nathaniel
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry to misread you. humor is welcome. it just doesnt come through the same as if you were talking to me in person. thanks for clarifying.
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Daydrem Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I voted for this in a contest, because it's wonderful. Then I came here to favorite and read your comments. You should be very proud, your painting is not only gorgeous but it moves people. I wish you so much luck and happiness. Cheers
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N8grafica Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for that.
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BronzeRealm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful composition, form and dynamic perspective. The colors, sweep of the arms and lions gaze all combine to make this a stunning piece! Excellent, excellent work!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for that in depth feed back.
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BronzeRealm Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for sharing your tremendous work with us!
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwolfpawplz: Thank you for your contest entry on :iconyour-best-art: Good luck! :icontigerla:
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting it into the entry
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Saxon-Violence Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Stupendous Painting.

The man shows an excellent understanding of Anatomy—Great Serratus Anterior and Pec, Delt and Bicep tie-in.

He's muscular without looking Juiced and Reminiscent of Tarzan.

The Lion is also very good...

While the background is just detailed enough to provide interest and contrast without being "Busy".

If I could turn out work like that, all my Novels would come with 20-30 illustrations...
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N8grafica Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This feedback means a lot to me. thank you for appreciating those aspects because they are ones I care about. I remember the old tarzan novels. particularly the lord of the apes. the illustrations of Tarzan on the cover left an impression.
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EvilShallRise Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous painting, and powerful meaning behind it as well. I love the fact that you post the meanings of your paintings. It helps me (personally) get a deeper sense of the painting, and really FEEL something on a deeper level when looking at the painting. It is quite pleasing to the eye, and the meanings behind them are pleasing to the soul. Overall splendid work, and I am a huge fan of your work.
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your feedback.
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BobCatD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so powerful ...
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your feedback
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BobCatD Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are quite welcome ~
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good design...like the theme and color palette.:skull::star:
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I use this pallette quite often, it's one of my favorites. Ill deviate eventually;)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool...change is nice. Good to experiment.:sun::D
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ColourRiot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
really interesting work.
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, dear.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, yeah. Thanks for featuring it!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting work!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I appreciate your comment
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
incredible work
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I almost destroyed this painting on two separate occasions. It remains, what I consider my most important painting, and has played a key role in altering my course as an artist, and more importantly, my identity as an artist.
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I cannot express the depth of gratitude I feel towards you for allowing this painting to survive your destructive impulse.

I find your work inspiring, enigmatic, masterful, and beautiful (a rare combination.)

Any work which alters the course of the artist, is always a necessary work. When the work itself demands attention from its creator, to be destroyed or revered, those works are always the most significant...and the most torturous. For within them the artist is confronted with a mirror.

As artists, we reflect the darkest and brightest parts of the world, the world we perceive and inhabit, our world as artists.

I salute you. :iconsaluteplz:
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your well thought out words. Sincerity ranks high in the virtues I value.
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Those lats.
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kiss-lamia-lilith Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
very cool it reminds me of the strength card from a tarot deck :D very cool
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll have to check it out.
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LazzzyV Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your work is so amazing!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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