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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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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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