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La Llorona (y sus Pajaros Tristes) by Mivala La Llorona (y sus Pajaros Tristes) by Mivala
La llorona~

A concept that unfolded little by little as I tried to rekindle my inner surrealist. I like for audiences to interpret pieces like this, though maybe it's no secret that birth something of a theme here (note the little birds). Anyway, this is jam-packed with the old me and a delicious amount of symbolism, I hope you enjoy!
(also correct me if my Spanish is poor -- I don't like giving my own ideas English titles but it has been years since I've spoken the Spanish language....)
Done in black pen, anxiety, and 11"x14" drawing paper.
Total time spent just on the execution of the drawing: ~1.5 hours
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
very nice job

I like the way you think
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!:eager: I'm glad!
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a21ozcoldcup Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the moon... I mean honestly I love so much about this.. but the moon jumps out at me for some reason. Also very impressive that you did this in 90 minutes, in fact I might be a little jealous of your talent :)
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I always start with some sort of eyesore (in this case that snake thing next to the moon) before I draw the moon, which is just my favorite part of doing these type of surreal doodles.:eager: I have a lot more of these with similar subject matter/different situations, but they're pretty old and the "eyesores" (as I tend call them...) are a lot more distracting, lol The flower thing by the sun is also an eyesore/mistake.:U
Thankyou so much, though! I think that, if anything, the secret is just drawing what you love.C:
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent work.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a ton!C: Y gracias para la :+fav:~ (or somethin' like that ;))!
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
De nada :D
That is a really cool picture.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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JamesRickard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks :] sounds good to me
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fadhlysb Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.. this drawing impress me ... not only the concept but you finished the drawing only in 90 minutes with a pen!!!
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D!!! Thank you very much!
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JamesRickard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
you know math well?that is exactly what I work with and these ratios and shapes, about to go a bit further i hope though. grr i really really love it, my first thought was I wanted to make a painting with you :[, I need to start painting more.. this is so good, you don't know how this makes me feel, I was hoping to find you and your art, either we have had very similar lives, or everything , or we have completely opposite paths that reached the same place, so show me what is new, short lived, but I don't mean to burden you. it only takes me 10 minutes to write my rants to you and it's my pleasure, I love to write. I use to write letters everyday to someone, I can't draw attention to myself, or speak in groups often, but speaking and through conversation, is how I figure a lot out, when people don't take themselves seriously I still do and their words are as potent as anyone and sometimes I think we are all saying the same thing. ... the lack of real mofos around... if dare fooking say, the subjective hypocrites who can only branch to a few schools of though, you need em all, all schools and all aspects of man, from good to bad, the extremes of the two are about to arrive, they have always been , but there growth in relevance grows with our ability to see with the mind, not attached to the surface. hedonistic or materialistic. there is a reason reality is so facinating and mysterious, eluding like a riddle, like I am being tease, tempted and drawn in, reality is your school to other dimensions, each being whatever your focus with infinite possibilities, good and bad on the extremes and variations in between, between heaven and hell, because the bullshit of religion that is a distraction to divide not unite us teaches us this concept. Heaven, hell exist always, comfort people seek, settling for less, being content, refuses to change harmful ways, will all leave you in a purgatory of a sense, not feeling it anymore, "growing up" most people say. Insanity I say.. heaven, nirvanna, what people call coincidences because they have not been putting together their own puzzle their whole life. So many names for it, this bliss is constant, my hells are too, and as one grows so does the other, a lot because of the knowledge you gain, but then you realize that heaven would not exist without hell, good would not exist without bad, and that everything and everyone is beautiful, even those I cannot appreciate in person constantly. I'm sure you know of the systems in place and their crimes..what you can imagine is real, time does not exist, in a dream, it is 8 seconds in reality of brain activity, but it feels like, days or hours sometimes for me, maybe I can dream longer who knows,
as for that riddle it is in the smallest observations, it is in innocence and in a sense all you are, it loves playfulness, it loves something completely new yet familiar, it expects to fail but still tries, it sets notions in motion, it flows like the ocean, it wants to be everywhere but it is not, it is the experiment, test hypothesis, observe, deduce the induction and in reality, it is silent, so silent you may forget it was ever there forget to induce it because as long as you have momentum you are going somewhere, and as long as you realize their is a pace to life and not everyone has to realize everything in a day, but regardless they do even if they can't see it, it is all there, the same thing, everyday, how you choose to absorb it, and perpetuate, you're own existence and your own world. we are all just filling up a cup of water, whether we fill it fast, slow, spill some or say f the up of water, is up to you, but why struggle or stress, when it doesn't exist without you inducing it.

I was trying to go to sleep after painting just now, but sitting here was well worth it, overwhelmingly similar, inspected to the last inth, have a good day I think Ill be dreaming for awhile, if nothing interferes =/ it is not random for me to write to you but though i said a lot of words, still overwhelmed by the implications of just this one piece. also much love for you today

I had 3 fortune cookies today, my painting has a few 3s for a landscape, the whole thing is a giant 3 backwards <,<
"dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given a chance"
"Don't wait for other to open the right doors for you"
"what you do with sincerity pays the greatest reward"







cough cough cough
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well here be an idea~
I was thinkin' that if you were actually interested in collaborating maybe we could do some sort of half-drawing exchange or something? Upload half a piece to DA, print off one another's halves, and then upload whole pictures that have our additions after, I dunno, a day passes? Just an idea for whenever. I haven't done too many collaborative works but I think it would be interesting to see what would happen -- and also seeing as there's a mutual respect with regard to one another's work, similar styles, all that jazz...just be interesting.
Do let me know what you think. For the time being I'm not working with color all that much so it would have to be ink or pencil or of that nature, yaknow?
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JamesRickard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
ALL THAT JAZZ :] you would be the first but collaboration, I wouldn't mind dip pen ink or microns use to be my favorite to draw with, pencil not so much, but I wouldn't mind that either. It would be quite the experiment ha. if you have a preference let me know, I love color, but I do love black and white equally.
wish I had a printer, and one that could print back rounds on to canvas to paint over pictures and other thangs.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dat would been what I askethhhhhhh, iffin' you had a printer.;U I somehow figured zis might be the case, though~

Soooooooooooo~ in any event, if this be a yes and you feel like drawing half a drawin' of anything (or just leaving space, lol) and you happen to upload... gimme da word, and I can print and add about it every which way, as that is much within my power.:P

If I had a printer that could print canvas, oooohlordy, that'd be a real fun time, lol
If I had room in my abode to sit back and make enormous canvases, that'd be swell too. I rather enjoy it.xP
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JamesRickard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
I will send something your way soon
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cooooooleth beans.
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Mivala Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YOUR REACTION BRINGS ME JOY.:eager:

I don't have mucho mas time to respond this morning but I might a little later if you wish/something comes to me.:V
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