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In Longing Spirit by alexandre-deschaumes

This is my first critique, so forgive me if it seems amateur in any way. This is a magnificent photograph--it struck me immediately as ...



Vintage Jurassic World by astarayel
Vintage Jurassic World
Holy crap, I loved this movie.

I have been a long-time fan of the original and while that film stands in a class all its own, Jurassic World has made a rather epic comeback for the franchise. This scene with Claire standing in front of the T-Rex paddock, flare in hand, was one of the most beautifully shot scenes ever. I knew I wanted to render it somehow, but I went through tons of sketches before almost giving up.

Then I decided that making a travel poster, in the style of those awesome vintage ones, was just the ticket. Feedback is, as always, greatly appreciated!

Jurassic World (c) Universal Pictures
References include seeing the movie way too many times..


Journal Entry: Mon Aug 3, 2015, 3:24 PM

Tagged by Riemea, the scandral scoundrel!

13 things about me:

  1. Being in the mountains makes my soul happy.
  2. My favorite genre of music is classic rock.
  3. Christmas is my favorite time of year.
  4. I collect vinyl records.
  5. Supernatural and the West Wing are my favorite TV shows.
  6. Wanderlust hits me every few years and I have to travel abroad.
  7. I want to be a polyglot.
  8. Used bookstores are one of my weaknesses.
  9. Cooking and baking help destress me.
  10. I was a rower for seven years.
  11. At one point I wanted to be an astrophysicist.
  12. My only "pet" was an adopted humpback whale.
  13. I love playing board games, especially in big groups.

Riemea's 13 Questions:

  1. How many languages do you speak?
    • Two and a half: English, Arabic, and a smattering of French.
  2. What's the most interesting place you have been to?
    • Beirut, a fantastic mix of cultures, languages, people, history, and general awesomeness.
  3. What is your biggest dream?
    • Oh man, I can't pick just one! Sooo...move to a place with mountains.
  4. Do you have a role model? If yes, who?
    • My mother, she is simply incredible.
  5. Are you a cat or a dog person?
    • I'm not really an animal person at all.
  6. Do you have any allergies?
    • Nope, hallelujah!
  7. What is your favourite word?
    • Numinous
  8. Would you rather lose hearing, smelling, touching, seeing, or speaking, if you had to lose one of your five senses?
    • Well, I'm already half-way gone on I'll go for smell? 
  9. What is your current hair colour and style?
    • Natural blackish-brown, long and straight or curly, depending on the day.
  10. Which place would you like to visit and why?
    • Germany! I've heard it's got amazing food, history, people, and so much more.
  11. Why did you join deviantArt?
    • I always felt awkward sharing art with people I knew, but this place has really helped me grow and become more comfortable with art.
  12. Grab the book closest to you, turn to page 34, and write down the first five words of line 5. (I know, not really a question)
    • "not confined to the blessing of life" - Palace Walk (I know, more than five, but the quote was so good)
  13. What's your favourite type of art to look at?
    • Digital realism, particularly portraits.

My 13 Questions

  1. What is your favorite line from a movie, book, or song?
  2. What book have you read more than 3 times?
  3. What is your favorite food?
  4. What's the most extreme thing you've ever done?
  5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  6. Which city/country is on the top of your travel list?
  7. What is your favorite artistic style?
  8. What period of time would you most like to visit?
  9. Do you have any tattoos? Of what?
  10. Where did you meet your best friend?
  11. What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
  12. Planes, trains, or automobiles?
  13. What is your favorite song?

 I tag:

CameronKobe, Unique0Me, MightyMilly, DTKinetic, Astrikos, slugette, Anathematixs, :devLeonessLKN:, Kops-the-Jidiot, Stygma, SimplySilent, :devDark-Artic-Fox:, JayJustice

Skin by SimplySilent


Journal Entry: Sat Sep 13, 2014, 5:31 AM

I'm not dead!

Trying to get back into the groove. I miss you beautiful people. That is all.

Skin by SimplySilent


Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Personal Quote: Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

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Riemea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are awesome! :tighthug:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Aww, you beat me to it! I just got your incredible postcard and I love it! :glomp: I've got to get my act together and send you something quickly :D
Riemea Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear it arrived! The postcards I sent started to arrive like a month ago, so I was starting to worry yours got lost in the mail. :paranoid: :tighthug: :heart:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Not to worry, it arrived safe and sound and I love it!!
Divine-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY COW. I know you do art, but I didn't know you did ART!! :iconsobeautifulplz:
I can't even...! o A o;; //idontevenknowwhatiwasexpectingbemysenpaiandmysensei// :iconcraiplz:
astarayel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015

I'm so glad you like it!! And YOU. Miss I-don't-really-do-color-that-well-oh-wait-look-I'm-amazing-at-that-too. *ahem* Your art is gorgeous. I love how you have developed your own style and everything! I feel like I really need to work on that. I can't wait to see more of the comic!! Already adore it.

Wanna do a collaboration together something? :happybounce: 
Divine-Princess Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! Thankies! Cx

I would love to! :squee:
astarayel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
YAYAYAYAYAYAY! So, what kind of drawing should we do?
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Riemea Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are lovely. :hug:
astarayel Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
So are you! :glomp:

I miss art. And you. I need to sort out my priorities...
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