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Metamorphosis at Huangshan by Jaejoong Metamorphosis at Huangshan by Jaejoong
Programs: Photoshop CS5 (coloring/vexeling), Illustrator CS5 (lineart)

This is my piece for the #Cosmosys-Art IX exhibition with the theme "Illusions".

To illustrate the theme of Illusions, I used a photo of my friend and decided to have a dragon tattoo coming to life! I reseached motifs to bring more historical value to the piece and included a poem by Zhang Jiuling to make it look like a scroll painting~

The translation of the poem:

The moon, grown full now over the sea,
Brightening the whole of heaven,
Brings to separated hearts
The long thoughtfulness of night
~Zhang Jiuling


To see the entire exhibition, please check out Cosmosys IX - Illusions.
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:iconwadesta360:
WADESTA360 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, there's just so much to enjoy while looking at this piece
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's true, lots of a little details doing their thang. xD thanks~
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:iconwadesta360:
WADESTA360 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful and gorgeous. Nicely done.
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconiammelaenchanted:
iammelaenchanted Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice! Great work!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmeimei808:
meimei808 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem. and very well done!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, love the poem too, it inspired the background to the piece when I couldn't think of what to do! :D
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:iconlarissaloyd:
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Nice!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconjk3y:
jk3y Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job! so many beautiful details! :D
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yea, thanks!! :D
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:iconmr0ar:
Mr0AR Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good vector
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks~~ :D
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:iconmr0ar:
Mr0AR Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you welcome
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Vivi--Art Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soooooooooo cool ! love it ! amazing digital artwork
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yay, happy you love it!!!
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:iconpandadidge:
pandadidge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
insane skill!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it was insane to do~~ thanks~
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:iconknighttek:
KnightTek Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is excellent!! :-)
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!!! :D
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:icone-moshun:
e-moshun Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work!! its different and very stylish!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks! it was fun working on something different~ ;)
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:iconangelwhisper123:
AngelWhisper123 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This looks awsome
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Happy you think so~~ :D
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Digital Artist
gorgeous work!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Vash!
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MAX-Dragon91 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very nice piece, but in some areas, there's so much going on that it confused me a bit with what is going on in the picture.

But as I stated, it's a very good job d(^^ )
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aww, just ignore the stuff that confuses you! :D
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ah-sha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The face is too detailed in comparison with the rest of the picture. On top with the way he's posed, it makes his face look detached from the rest of the body- looking more like it was copy and pasted onto it.

The face definitely pops out more than it should, it distracts the eye from the rest of the picture.
Aside from that, I think everything else is balanced with one another. It's a very beautiful composition.
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, his face is more detailed than the rest, but I had to make sure it looked like my friend and he has defined features, so less layers in the face wasn't working~ :D Thanks~
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S2CHIS2 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
-squints- can you be my mentor??????? like seriously.
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe I don't know if i'm a good teacher! ;)
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:icons2chis2:
S2CHIS2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sure you can just pass down your skills lol
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha wish that was possible~~ :D
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S2CHIS2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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:iconcoconutocean:
Coconutocean Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
his left hand looks kind of awkward... amazing work though.
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean~ thanks~ ;)
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:iconvedranr:
VedranR Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!Awesome!
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woowoo happy you think so~
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Awesome work here
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks~ :D
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:iconlienka32:
Lienka32 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
wow, pretty awesome! great job :clap:
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, happy you think so~
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:iconmiso1smile:
miso1smile Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Cool! >D<
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:iconjaejoong:
Jaejoong Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmiso1smile:
miso1smile Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
sure! :D
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:iconjunsu:
Junsu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
s..somehow he looks like an "old child"....
ss..sorreeh... >,<
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