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The Gospel of Saint Avarice by Moeromaru The Gospel of Saint Avarice by Moeromaru
Carbon ink on 25x40" parchment with a 24k gold leaf seal. The "creases" come from scanning a 40 inch tall page on an itty-bitty scanner and trying to paste it all back together on the computer. Some seams didn't line up quite right. It was a horrible experience.
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Given 2009-06-25
A closer look is almost certainly vital to fully admire the details of that make The Gospel of Saint Avarice by ~Moeromaru a veritable monument of conscientious workmanship. ( Suggested by 1pen and Featured by snowmask )
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Skyfyr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
******Awe Struck Amazement !!!******
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artscientific Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
the scrollwork and details are awesome... I'm new to this style whats carbon ink and how'd you get the "mint" look? Is it drawn freehand or do you lay it out digitally?
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ScytheDesigner Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Freaking Genius. Well done, well done indeed! This would be a good poster for Occupy Wall Street.
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SketchTeno Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Artist
Truely a mastersful work
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monkeydeathcult Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is amazing and the creases add a interesting texture, I wouldn't have quiestioned them being a part of the design at all. The best way to stitch scans together is to do massive overlaps and have way more scans than you think you'd need, watched my mate do it at the art gallery he works for prints of big oil paintings. ;)
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KnightKit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think the accidental creases add to it. Really the idea of the piece is to stitch together key elements from US currency, and the "stitch together" idea is only reinforced with this happy accident. Had you not said that it was unintentional, I wouldn't have guessed : )
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celticfenian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
art!
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goldstone-glitter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009

Holy God, that's incredible.
Congrats on the second DD! You most certianly deserve it.
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deepvision Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Oh my dear, sweet God!!! You may have etched the epitaph of the Republic. Topical and beautifully worded. And PLEASE get or borrow a scanner that can transmit the image in it's original form. This deserves no less.
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hobojin Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Good show. Thought the creases were mimicking a dollar bill, really.
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x-rain-check-x Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
*eyes bleeding in awe of your craftsmanship*
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Maruatta Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This is really an outstanding piece of work! you mentioned the difficulty with the scanning,but I do agree with the others,that the process gave it an awesome folded look,as if it had been in someone's wallet.I dig this bigtime,congratulations.
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Tainted-Flesh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009   Writer
Awesome =)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Stunning work. So sorry you had a hard time stitching your scans together. For next time, check out all the advice there is on the subject via Google: [link]=photoshop+stitch+scans&btnG=Google+Search&fp=nI4YxaqitOY
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
OOPS so sorry about that link, here try this one: [link]
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shrkbyte Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
wow o.O
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Khylov Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Not that this hasn't been said several thousand times here already, but another one can't hurt: Excellent job. Having a collection of foreign monies meself, this piece is a definite fave for sure.

I hear you on the whole scanning bit - is definitely a challenge when you've got a canvas larger than the scanning bed. Took about 2+ hours to scan a 3ft x 2ft piece I did for a show a few months back: [link]

And another 2 hours to PS the whole thing. Part of the trick - besides lining up the thing like a mammoth jigsaw puzzle - was to really play with the layers, eraser, and Free Transform tool. That, and a helluva lot of RAM to work on a 150-plus Mb file (each; was in two pieces).

But given the theme you've got going on here, the segmented look from the scanning really gives it a folded money / archival look, which really works well.
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TinySpawn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I think all the separate scans make this look really nice, it gives it this great texture and makes this look really really unique.
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AngelicAzriel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
The execution is amazing, the workmanship is incredible, and I respect the work and thought you put into the piece.

That said, your message is pure evil, and your philosophy needs an upgrade.
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RavenHeart777 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Interface Designer
This is amazing!! Is it done all by hand?! I am totally blown away.
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arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
WHOA. :salute:
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:iconmhazaru:
mhazaru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
very cool
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:iconedmonddantes:
EdmondDantes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant!

I like the creases.
They add a certain...whatsit.
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Rocha3D Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
INSANE
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iluvbee1990 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This looks awesome even with the creases. From the start, I thought it was intentionally done that way, so as to mimic those old time posters.

Amazing work!
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3lindfolded Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Awesome piece. You should load all of the pieces into photoshop and hit File>Automate>;Photomerge.
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Dirzyn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Your work is insanely unique and impressive. Thank you for sharing!
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CYCOB Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ok im lost what is it?
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is such an impressive graphic, i really recomend you go the extra mile[spend the extra buck? ;p] and get it professionally photographed/scanned on a large format scanner. it's worth it!

excellent work, great concept.
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Avarre Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
oh how i wish it had said gosbel of saint avarre ;D
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DuscaMei Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Do you have photoshop? If so, you might take a look at this tutorial [link] . It's great for putting things back together again.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Kickass!
Well done.
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Avadras Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Oh my god!!! The detail in this is so amazing! :o I especially love those dragons :meow:
How long did that take you?
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fudgyvmp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
someone may have said this already, but the lines don't detract much, i understand it alters what i'm really looking at, but i think it gives it an interesting marbley appearance so instead of this being a poster its like a massivly intricate carvin. and either way its still gorguos (wow can't spell)
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TawmiePylon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is intense! Love it!
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coroners Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
stunning
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:iconlord-sterling:
Lord-Sterling Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
the creases actually add to it!
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LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
The thumb of this caught my eye at the bottom of the page. I had to come see it. Very cool! Congrats on the DD
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moondrunk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009   Writer
i mean, the concept has been cliche for a long time now, but i've never seen it displayed so intricately as it is here. the small details gets me everytime I look at this. Do I NEED to say it's good?
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melllic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Next time try using a panoramic program to stitch together your scans it would probably save you tons of time. Hugin is free I fell in love with it! Let the PC do all the work!
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UpchurchDesign Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
nice. i feel you with the scanning problems, i have had to scan an A0 drawing on an A3 scanner and piece it together in photoshop. nightmare.
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
How is this even possible to make..?
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:iconciteron:
Citeron Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This is brilliant. I can't imagine how much time it must have taken you.
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SecondarySunshine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
"and the banks became cathedrals"

=)
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okamikuroi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
hell yeah coldplay
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SecondarySunshine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! I was hoping you would get that. They're my favorite and your piece just reminded me of those lyrics. =)
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okamikuroi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
lol it's not MY piece
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:iconsecondarysunshine:
SecondarySunshine Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oops! My bad! =P
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covenantfighter Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the genius of this piece of unfathomable both in technique and in political intent
absolutely unbelievable
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ElVaqueroMuerto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Your level of technical skill amazes me and warrants not only this DD but also severe congratulations and multiple rounds of toasting for your sake. Beautifully executed and a fantastic concept.
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