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The Gift v2 by MrBadger The Gift v2 by MrBadger
This is just another version of my deviation "The Gift".

The artist is nothing without the gift but the gift is nothing without work

The light bulb was added by me because of the thought process involved with creating this piece.

My friend was saying how hard it was to create digital works because he has no idea how to and described creating these works as a talent or "gift", and thus, putting the idea in my head for this design.

Light bulb=idea popping into head.

Please note, I understand that you cannot read the quote instantly, or maybe at all for that matter, as this was not intended. The overall composition was the key here, and also the open interpretation of the piece itself. For instance, you may be able to pull multiple phrases from within the contents of the design and also play a little guessing game if you did not know what the original quote was. It's meant to be fun, not to stress you out! ;)

Let me know what you all think! :-)
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Given 2009-08-28
The Gift v2 by ~MrBadger ''The message here is so deep and simple.'' ( Suggested by Veronica-Art and Featured by Sander-Seto )
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degr8sid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can you post its tut? ;) (Wink) :happybounce: 
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wrighton59 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I read it perfectly the first time- I think it's brilliant! Is this design available for purchase?
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xyvette Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Wow [as u can see i pretty like most of ur work = = i cant stop commenting xD]
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Kel-art Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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laura1203 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
JUst because it 'looks good' this cannot be passed off as a good design... Its a ridiculously poor design. What is the point of it if we cant read it properly? You need to spend more time on it and make it legible!!
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MrBadger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Didn't say it "looks good" anywhere. Was just having fun a few years ago ;) Thank you for the comment! Be sure to check out the rest of my designs and welcome to DA!
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TLY88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
If i had not read your description, i would've been completely lost. The two colors especially confused me, because after failing to read it the first time, I tried reading one color at a time, which obviously doesn't work. I can read "The artist is nothing" completely fine, but after that my eyes go directly to the "without" on top instead of the one on the bottom like you wanted. I do like the colors, textures, layout, graphic elements and the layout of the type itself, but I just don't think it works in trying to get its message across.
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waterdelph Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
The dulled colours actually give a nice feel to this piece. Very nice design!
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RainieMai Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I love the colors, but I don't think the layout is working with the type and legibility. I read it as, "the artist is nothing without work, the without but the gift" that area is hard to read because the view have to turn their heads way too much you've got text facing the left, right, and upside down. Its visually interesting but very hard to read.
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littleDlite Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i really like this and am trying to figure out how to make stuff like this - do you have a good tutorial i can learn from?
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huichingL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
like the whole artwork and the quote ! (: keep it up!
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joseabizz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
good job buddy
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nokmanoks2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
May I ask what program did you use to make this?
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sasookay Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
<3
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overloaded-circuit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omfg: superbbb wish i could be this good one day! :)
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JudiiTranquilize Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it. :D
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kar3en Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
i love it!! how did you do that?? the letter "t" thing, nice! any tutorial?? :)
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PoetryLove01 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Did you use photoshop?? Cuz, those are mad skills :P
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A-U-R Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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lilelle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
i love it, it kind of just sums artists on a whole. i have just done my art exam an im so proud all my class mates keep telling me how gifted i am. i feel so lucky. with out my art i really am nothing i get grumpy an sad. so i think its brill an would you mind if i borrow the words to create a triditional peice i will link it to you. i have a light bulb now thanks xxxxx
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ColdKill3r Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Hello!
Do you have a tutorial teaching how to do it? Well done! =D
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InficioCruor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Photographer
I really like this. :)
What program do you use to create these?
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andigondi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mazing... simply put to its own vice and to its own verse. great job bravo
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annieolson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Absolutely LOVING the design. I think I might buy a print of this!
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not only the concept which I absolutely agree... it's the design! Preety good work :)
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
wow
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buckymcnasty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   General Artist
Very true and very deep...I'll add another one.
The work is nothing without the love.
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elementofprgress Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, a Emile Zola quote. I like!
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seawolfex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Amazing how it has the textures! congratulations
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cha-ohs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
love the color palette
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:iconazzza:
azzza Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Interface Designer
i love this image.
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not only wise but really clever! :) I'm ... amazed.

Congratulations to the DD :)

:+fav:'d
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cattieloves Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
This is rather hard to read - I wouldn't have known what order the words were to go in had I not read the transcription in your note there - but I like the design! It's postmodern in an interesting and raw way.
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Spyril Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Niiice, this looks pretty awesome.
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T-L-A Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I had a tough time recognizing the order of the text but once I got it it was cool :O
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nekokelly Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
People have commented that the arrangement is confusing, but that's actually what I liked about this piece. The fact that it can be read several different ways, and they all lead in a circle illustrated the connected nature of creation. One comment in particular struck me, about the ADD audience who will move on without grasping the message...haha, I think it's my lovely ADD brain that allowed me to see the entire thing at once as a united concept...
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iKier Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   Photographer
Awesome! :+fav:
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stroggtank Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=what she wrote :P

the composition is pretty cool.. but the reading direction is bad and too confusing... the words lead the eyes to no where...you can build many confusing sentences here.. all contradicting each other... the color are very nice.. but the message is still half way

;) just a tought
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Glimmer-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
this reminds off those adverts you see on the hallmark channel for monk and house :>
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Fenzer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Really nice!
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Appledore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
It looks nice, but I had no idea what it said without reading the comment. I think this would be a more powerful piece if the words were arranged in a slightly more readable way.
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stroggtank Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=what she wrote :P

the composition is pretty cool.. but the reading direction is bad and too confusing... the words lead the eyes to no where...you can build many confusing sentences here.. all contradicting each other... the color are very nice.. but the message is still half way

;) just a tought
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glam-our Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
this is rlly cool it caught my eye on daily deviantion haha(:
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TamagoTomodachi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
omg its totally amazing i love it!!!!!!
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NeoVermont Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I love the way it's supposed to be read it's like a maze<3 I love it, btw.
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unidunite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   Interface Designer
Great job, love the dinamic and the use of typography!
Congrats!
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YourSigilofSleep Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   Photographer
Amazing... simply put to its own vice and to its own verse. great job bravo
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LaUra-MaRie-San Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Im doing type 1 at uni at the mo and this is very amazing and makes me want to go do some work lol :D
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Azelah Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wonderful! I love the placement of the words. :heart:
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NutziChic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
kewl!
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