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So Your Heart Doesn't Stop by shirotsuki So Your Heart Doesn't Stop by shirotsuki
Hands down, this is probably my favorite thing I worked on this semester for assignments. I forgot to post it because I am dumb. I was excavating my desk-top from beneath a pile of everything I've been saving there when I found it; of course, I had named it something completely obscure and unrecognizable. Which is a bad idea, although that doesn't stop me from doing it every. single. time. i. save. something.

This is from my Tools of the Trade class, for our "Anomaly/medical miracle" assignment, I picked mechanical hearts. The task was to go 3D, to build our images in layers out of pretty much whatever we wanted. Originally I'd wanted to build this diorama-from-hell sort of situation, but.. it went kind of bad. To be honest, it was a retardedly ambitious idea in the beginning.

So midway through I had to chuck that down the tubes and start over. Which sucked. I had no idea what to do for the longest. I'm still not even sure why I thought of this, but I'm still blaming it on my kaleidoscope.. the whole light traveling through layers of objects and making pretty pictures thing.

Because this whole picture is nothing but tons of layers of cut paper glued on top of each other, with a BIIIIIG LIGHT on behind it. You can't see the picture any other way. Without the big light, it looks like a big thick sheet of ... paper bits.


I don't know. But this was just fun to make > <;;;;;
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curebiace Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just discover..... Amazing
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly beautiful! I am speechless! (passes out from sheer awe) XD
Joaru Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student
This is super gorgeous. Super.
MinObsi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ! wonderful…
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
heavenstomurgatroyd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Wooow. When I first saw this I thought it was an illustration! I love how you blended an organic and mechanical feel together. Fantastic! :iconclapplz:
CarnageEater Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
very poetic
penner03 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It always seems like you're looking into something, like the heart of a machine and a forest at the same time.
GeoELberethKaR Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
such a lovely setting! very nic pic :D
xGesshuu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful! no, beautiful word doesn't describe this drawing, is so much more than beautiful, but I don't now how to write it on english XD so I'll write it on my language, spanish: Es bellísimo, precioso, hermosísimo!
Ciardubh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous!
Budsky Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked nice stuff!
leannetran Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PAPER ?!?! This is absolutely gorgeous ! All the layers and neat cutting makes me oh so jealous of your skill !
Fantastic job ! :heart:
UzukiVI Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Everytime I look at this... brilliant... <3 it!
milidryn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amateur-egyptologist Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
The lighting of this is amazing =D I've wanted to do something like this for a while now - and hey, whoever said being ambitious was a bad thing? Brilliant job =3
Starleaf-Creations Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
sheesh you must have the patience of TIME.
xQueen-Sinesthesia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
That's just insanely gorgeous.
It looks like shadowplay.
I love all the details you put into it. <3
geschmack Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Lovely colours and tones.
kerrikat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool. I can just imagine it animated in that paper-cut out kind of way. Very cool.
PamolyDan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you've inspired the heck out of me. I want to try this so hard. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! :lmao: Great Job, seriously.
MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
one of the most creative things I´ve ever seen

That you can´t see the picture without a light behind it gives it something special *__*
Yutaan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely beautiful, and such an interesting technique!
kitten-Red Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. I love cut work. I usually aim for a single sheet with mine, but might try out multiple sheets after seeing this!

should enjoy the paper bits!
Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! It's like a shadow screen.
Kobato00 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and shadows in this one, I bet it was a lot of job, but the result is quite beautifull.

Love it <3
MEaDEA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
AMASING! Great work!
kamiOwoneko Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
GASP/ That's amazing, How did you not keel over???
namuun666 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
aposai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
It gives me a weird feeling that I cant name,
jordanroberts87 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is fantastic. Really slick details. That's such a unique process, to use cut up paper bits... amazing.
sigara-son-kun Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is fucking amazing. i have no idea how u came up with something so creative and brilliant but i am glad because it is refreshing to see something so interesting done in such an unexpected way. i especially like the little heart leaves, that was a nice touch :3
Ghrey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Writer
this is beautiful
kirbycide Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Totally awesome dood!!!
Athemia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
that's AMAZING. All those little hearts..
Naegiku Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Impressive. The technique used gives it a unique look... Definitely a masterpiece.
ryurikku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I really do admire how vaginal this whole piece feels. I like it.
RebeccaProp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wooow this is so gorgeous! It must look absolutely amazing to see in person. I hope your teacher was stunned.
googoolini Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
amazing and beautiful!
murraben Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous and unique. <3
AntiqueGuard Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
It does look like it would be fun to make.

If you could mass-produce these, I'd definitely buy one and hang it somewhere where everyone can see it. All those cars with football team signs, screw them. I have real art.
Catsdontsmile Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
this is perfection :O what did you use for the colors to remain seethrough? I mean, its just plain paper, cut around, with a light on the back you said?
darkmagekari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Layers...that is freakin amazing. O.O I absolutely love the heart leaves on the trees.
BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfully presented in layer-supporting few colours. The design is obviously the most crucial here.
theartslave Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like a lot of work, but a beautiful turnout! Great job!! I wish I had fun assignments like these to do in my art classes XP
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh very beautiful and lovely :>
Gekkoman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Awesome, man!
prismkitty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I love the concept and the execution, esp. that you can't see it unless it's backlit. Well done. :)
umber Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
You pulled some beautiful shapes in this, really. The limited colors and simplicity in shapes, and the curves are really marvelous.
Caramel-Jane Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Can I say that I am in love with this?
Because I am.
Oh, wow.

Truly gorgeous :heart:
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