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Forever Lost by arcipello Forever Lost by arcipello
ITS DONE!!!

started this one monday and then went crazy tonight and just sat here finishing it off the past four hours

HERES A DESKTOP VERSION [link] 1024*768

oh and heres a nice poem that Rio brought to my attention that suits this piece quite well

"It's all over and I'm standin' pretty
In this dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenier
Just to prove the world was here...
And here is a PINK balloon
I think of you and let it go."

Can you spot the mice?

anyway i hope you like it

all in all i probably spent 8 hours on this....photoshop7 is a god send to me
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:iconcharlierobin:
CharlieRobin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing La la la la 
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:icontarzok:
Tarzok Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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:iconcoreti:
coreti Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Beautiful
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Desastre-BadLuckStar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
May I please use this as part of a book cover? Don't worry, it won't ever be commercial- just for fun for now, and I'll credit you. 
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halogirl237 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great work
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:iconpapijee:
papijee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
nicce
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:iconhare-march:
hare-march Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
A "little" bit like Banksy :)
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:iconnnyornieorknee:
NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like, the child lost innocence as the balloon flew away.
... Lovely~
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mva141108 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
awesome
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
When i was six, my family and I went to the hospital on Valentines day to tell my Grandfather we loved him. We brought balloons and everything. Unfortunately, as soon as we got there, my Dad received a phone call telling us Grandfather had died in his sleep.
On the way home, my sister and I went outside and released all the balloons so that Grandfather could see them from heaven.
This piece reminds me of that day.
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Zyklonia1678 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
nice
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:iconflaironthesky:
flaironthesky Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
me encanto :o
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:iconpapijee:
papijee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
hello
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:iconflaironthesky:
flaironthesky Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hi c:
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:iconcreativearte:
CreativeArte Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This piece calls to me...to somewhere deep inside...to some hidden memory. Simply beautiful.
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UnSeelieScarlet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
It's beautiful and sad at the same time. The pink balloon being sort of Mickey-Mouse head shaped, reminds me of childhood happiness and times when everything was simple, care-free.

I really like this one and the robot piece.
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AnosaurusRex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
makes me want to instantly cry..
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DanChampy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I really like this!
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soulmasterRZ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I've saw this image in many places and I loved it... but until now I tought it was an artwork of a cancelled/in-progress videogame, but knowing this is yours is amazing :D congratulations
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Niamor974 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Really nice, I love the idea [link]
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:iconfuhrmannskoffer:
fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
love eeet!!
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop:.....woooow!!!
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:iconpapijee:
papijee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
hello
dear
iam like your reply and iam love u
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconnoitu-lover:
noitu-lover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is so f****** sad!
I LOVE IT
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:iconbulmaxvegeta:
bulmaxvegeta Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Words cannot say how much love I have for this. It's so sad, but beautiful, one of the best artworks I have seen in a while. :heart:
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:iconbuzzkill111:
buzzkill111 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really pretty...It fits my mood today. You did a really good job.
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:iconlaukr:
Laukr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
God Is An Astronaut ! :D I mean, title. And this is GREAT.
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ObliqueNightShade Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Aww.. that's really pretty. Such a nice, and sad concept. There's something about the almost... disgusting amounts of sadness in a dystopian world that draws me in. This captures the innocence of the child in a broken world nicely. I love this!
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Sekulr Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
hello little mice
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:icondorast:
DoRaSt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work!
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:iconaurora8789:
Aurora8789 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it makes me so sad...
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:iconthemoose50:
Themoose50 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
This is beyond amazing
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:icon3ihard:
3ihard Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Digital Artist
very nice enviroment!
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helgew Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
"Views: 120,000"

congratulations! I come back to it every now and then to spend some minutes with this marvellous piece of imagination, listen to Apocalyptica and get lost in the dystopia.
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BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
this is brilliant and beautiful :)
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:iconbluewaterlilly:
bluewaterlilly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow it's awesome. Somehow i feel totally related to that kid.
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:iconlowspirit79:
LowSpirit79 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
great work!
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The-Ravens-Of-Moraea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm like in LOVE with this picture. There's just...I have no words to describe it. It's wonderful.
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:iconcreateideas74:
CreateIdeas74 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Your artwork is so impressive. I am totally captivated by work such as this. Very deep. Def. a favorite for sure!!
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:icontpeteuil:
TPeteuil Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is from fightstar's album 'alternate endings' you did this, its amazing man i wish i could do stuff like this
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SergioGonzalez Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
The decline of man...
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CelestialZodiac Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Took me a while, but spotted the mice. Standing side-by-side with her.
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:iconbrokeneins:
Brokeneins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
This picture makes me sad. I can really feel the emotion. Just great!
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:iconneodora:
neodora Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
very inetesting...and beautiful..in a haunting way
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:iconazriel86:
azriel86 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Absolutely beautiful :D Breathtaking.
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:iconnuverian:
Nuverian Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love..Inspirational
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:iconlucasanim:
LucasAnim Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Great composition, when you look deep into the detailing you really get a sense of the story. Love the colours, or specifically the strategic lack of colours.
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SecretsxAndxSilence Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That reminds me of when I was little, and accidentaly let go of my dolphin balloon. I was screaming and crying. lol, I miss it so much!
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SilverSoulmate Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
First of all it's very beautiful colours and I love the shading. Furthermore I like the fact that she stands there - pretty and innocent in such an ugly world...
Great job! :clap:
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