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The Discovery by BenjaminForsell The Discovery by BenjaminForsell
We did it Johnson, we've indeed discovered a new world!

Finally I get to post this here!
This is an etching I did a couple of months ago during our graphics course, the theme I chose was "Dreamworlds". Since I had to use the etching and aquatint techniques for this piece, I thought it'd be cool give it a kind of Jules Verne 19th century fantasy feeling to it, I also took a lot of inspiration from the Spyro the Dragon series. I was originally going to have the englishmen fly a steampunk styled blimp airship, but I lacked the skills, time and patience required to pull it off.
I also printed some variations of the same scene as we could only use two colors for this assigment (1 color per copper plate). I was originally going to post the second variation (my original vision of this piece), as a stand alone image alongside this deviation, but once I had put them together like this, I thought they worked so well together that the stand alone picture would be overshadowed by this compilation.

Oh well, enjoy, and feedback is always greatly appreciated!

Media: Etching (acuatint) printed on acrylic paper

A big thank you to
:iconarichy:=Arichy
and to
:iconmollinda:^Mollinda
for the DD, I can't thank you enough!

I also want to thank all the people who commented and favourited this piece!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-18
The Discovery by ~Pene is a beautiful example of how a different colour can totally change the feel of a print. ( Suggested by Arichy and Featured by Mollinda )
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DragonPony999 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmagma-whip:
Magma-Whip Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Whoa! have you got a DD!!
Congratulations man! you made it!!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfankaslimaka:
FankaSlimaka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like the second one from the top the most :D
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:icondamaiuo:
Damaiuo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I really liked the darker version. it was really niec. But the rest vas good too but the lat the best in my mind.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondamaiuo:
Damaiuo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Your welcome ^^
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:iconophiguris:
Ophiguris Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
AVATAR WITH AIR BALLOONS!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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:iconophiguris:
Ophiguris Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
It Was Just The First Thing That Came To Mind x3
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:iconharuharuharu1:
HaruHaruHaru1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
omg so epic :D . looks like laputa castle in the sky
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsoftbluewind:
SoftBluewind Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing!!! I love it!!!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsoftbluewind:
SoftBluewind Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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:iconaddonexusaquila:
addonexusaquila Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so prettiful!!!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconangelalala923:
Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful (:
I can't force myself to like my Printmaking class, but I still like seeing other people's!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
That's pretty. :3 I like the colour variations.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Oh what a neat idea! Great job and congrats on the DD!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheprinceofparties:
ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
You're quite welcome!
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:iconw0rdkeeper:
W0rdkeeper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
lol wow. That's so brilliant.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TearsTintTrainTracks Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!!!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconk-wabbit:
K-Wabbit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, it's so beautiful!! 8D It's amazing how the colours make the effect of it look so different, and the perspective is amazing :)
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconrockerhodes:
rockerhodes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! I can't even begin to...
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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:icondrlinux:
DrLinuX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Well done ^^
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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cinderscar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely job controlling the acuatint for the textures. Your handling of the medium is exquisite, as is your perspective and color choices. Very nice work, I'm glad to have seen it.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Earthymoon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD!!!! :D
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icontehyoungphotographer:
Tehyoungphotographer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
I like the one at the bottom the most!
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:iconjessicarowe:
JessicaRowe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice job with the aquatint - the clouds looke fantastic. I definitely struggled with using aquatint and etching when I worked with copper plates last year - you seem to have really good control with the medium. Your tonal variations blow my mind.
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
It's definetely not an easy medium, to be truthful, this was only my second time using aquatint, I just consider myself to have been lucky these few times.
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JessicaRowe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly I find applying and wiping the ink harder than anything when it comes to printmaking to get the nice bright whites and deep even blacks - but again, you seem to have done very well with that. Nice stuff - inspires me to give etching a shot in school today :)
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BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, wiping the ink is a bitch.
Glad to hear I've inspired you though, I wish you luck with your etching, be sure to let me see it! :)
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JZumun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
For some weird reason this reminded me more of Gulliver's Travels. awesome job!
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:iconbenjaminforsell:
BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hehe that's a good movie, thanks! :D
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hamster-hero Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks wonderful, the different colors add a otherworldly effect.
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