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Immortal Jellyfish by ExiledChaos Immortal Jellyfish by ExiledChaos
The final version of this. I finally had time to submit it...

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Here... this might help. This is what my artist statement was for the gallery showing:

"In our vast world, there are still many miraculous mysteries we have yet to solve, and we marvel as a species at the spectacular display of beauty and ingenuity nature has to offer us. One most intriguing creature is the Turritopsis nutrucula, the Immortal Jellyfish, who, as it's name suggests, has found a way to bypass death and reverts from a mature state back to it's infant polyp stage. This tiny, modest creature has gained a supernatural status, and in my mind, it is in league with such magical things as the Phoenix and the Fountain of Youth. I thought of what incarnation this jellyfish might take in a mythological setting and created this work of art as both an homage to classic mythology and to the original, little jellyfish."

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I'm... ok with this... i guess. I would be happier with it if maybe the art show wasn't such a bummer. It was last week. I didn't get the scholarship or the people's choice... or sell it, but that's not really what bothers me (maybe the not selling). I was most pissed off that a whole bunch of friends and family who said they would come pretty much blew me off with no further explanation... Luckily, a few good friends DID actually come so I wasn't completely alone... It also just took up a lot of time for so little pay off when I could have been focusing on more important things. Whatever e__e...

Talking about it pissing me off so I'll leave it at that. Not to be ungrateful or anything, it was just a rough past few weeks...


Watercolor and colored pencil

If you wanna know more about the concept and story, read the WIP description. I don't feel like retelling it.

Thanks for looking =\





Art by me (Rebekah C.)
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Do not use without my permission
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:iconpornocreep91:
pornocreep91 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
beautiful
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:iconwolfberry-j:
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Exquisite detail!
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phycofrenzy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've got to say, this is the first piece I have ever seen to be done about Turritopsis nutricula. Thumbs up for a fantastic combination of art and science! I think this is the coolest thing ever, but that's just coming from some nerdy marine biologist ^-^ Great art!
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Roselyna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is this digital or traditional
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
this one is traditional: Watercolor and colored pencil, with a little bit of ink
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:iconroselyna:
Roselyna Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh cool! thought so
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlawaveplz: Hi there,
You've been featured in my journal [link] :love:
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Oh! Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconanmeher:
anmeher Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:iconsongstressoflight:
songstressoflight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
This looks amazing! <,3
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thank you!
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:iconsongstressoflight:
songstressoflight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
No problem!
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:iconjetsir:
Jetsir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly a gorgeous piece. I really like the underwater effects you added to it.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks =)
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:icondarklywhite:
DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Marvelous.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
You're welcome.
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very crisp! I love both your technique and the way you did the jellyfish.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thank you =)
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:icondrakewoof:
drakewoof Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is nothing but absolutely beautiful.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks x3
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:icondubugomdori:
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Lovely concept and work. Keep it up.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thank you!
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:icondragondoodle:
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful! :nod:
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thanks
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Heee, very nice religious-like feeling and yet modern style !
And the informations about the jellyfish is really interesting too
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
xD lol, I thought that too. I kept seeing Madonna and Child >>; er... but still mostly happy with it
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Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just gorgeous.
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:iconexiledchaos:
ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thank you =)
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Foo-Foo-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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kailavmp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
I know about the jellyfish for some years, but you interpretation is really stunning, in my opinion. style and colours also fit perfectly, and if I were your IRL friend and had a chance to see your art show, I would definitely come, I would never miss something like that~

have a nice day~
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
aaww :hug: thank you
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ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's amazing!!
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
thank you!
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ninjaweirda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I actually really like the way this turned out. Not only that, but the message that you gave through this piece and through your artist statement gives it life. I wish you had a better evening at the art show though. :/ This baby deserves more love and attention than it got and it always sucks to be blown off.
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ExiledChaos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
aww, well, I feel a lot better about it now at least, and it was overall a good experience. Sometimes crap just happens, and I'm just not very confident actually >>; lol. But thank you so much! :hug:
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ninjaweirda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Hey, it's no problem. :) I know how you feel so just here to offer encouraging words.
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