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Just a quick one...

inspired by a story i heard a while back about a woman who tried to commit suicide by jumping from the Eiffel tower

she landed on a car - its windows were all open an inch - just enough to let the air out slowly - the car worked as a cushion and the woman survived

I named the piece flower after a statement by the owner of the brand new sports car - Like a flower, it was only meant to last a few days.



about 15 mins
drawn and coloured in photoshop 7 using a mouse
texture: [link]
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:iconbeaulivres:
beaulivres Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
this is brilliant, i love it.
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:iconthoughtdisorder:
thoughtdisorder Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Student General Artist
Love it :heart:
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:iconkormyen:
kormyen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha. Very awesome quick concept here XD

:+fav:

`kormyen
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:iconteabagseatsfetus:
TeabagsEatsFetus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
:+fav::butterfly::floating::music::star::coffeemachine::bug::heart::flowerpot::butterflytwo::tea:
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:iconinshiningarmor:
InShiningArmor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
gorgeous. the car looks quite like a flower in the last panel too :] i love it
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
thanks and thanks for the fav :)
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:iconvervemethod:
verveMethod Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
You have such a cool style! :D this is so different. I like a lot of you pieces.
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
thanku! :D
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:iconelifkarakoc:
ElifKarakoc Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007   Photographer
:aww: this is great!
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
thanks :)
and thanks for the fav! :D
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:iconcyanineblu:
cyanineblu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The graphic look and the sequence is so well done and spot on. I assume the lady was so disappointed in her... unsuccessful suicide attempt.
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
thanku
haha well im guessing that if something lyk that happened to stop u - u would feel lyk u need to live for a reason. i lyk to think she moved on from then :)
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reinlady Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Hee. I like this a lot for its simplicity. The simple line art combines with the actual story to make it equal parts morbid and whimsical.

I like how you've used differently textured and coloured 'paper' as a gentler alternative to panels. It fits the bittersweet nature of the story better. And the car in the last panel, it's roof all crumpled up into petal shapes, echoes the title nicely.

(Also, was this an urban legend or one of those 'odd stories of survival' things? I could've sworn there were security railings all over the Eiffel when I went... but I also have a photo that I took pointing straight down at the city :confused: This seems like a case for the Mythbusters :D And I love the explanation of the title's origin)
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
thanks! what a lovely analysis :)

yeah i dunno about the story - i dont really believe it cos i didnt see anywhere a car could be parked when i saw the tower - but i think its a great story either way :) hehe yes id love to see mythbusters try it :D
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stream-reflections Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
i love this simplistic style and the sequence you created :) love the coloring of the car as well as the texture! and i especially like how you drew the car in the last panel! :+fav:
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
thanks :) and thanks for the fav :D
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:iconkamizuki:
kamizuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
ouch! i like the sequential-ness (is that a word?) in this. sort of morbid, in a good way :)
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
thanks :) im glad you like my sequential-ness :D
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:iconhijacked:
hijacked Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
i love the simplicity of it... and great idea!! :heart:
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
thanks :)
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:iconsamadhimercer:
samadhimercer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
the woman who attempted to commit suicide, sorta a deep though. cool interpretation.
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
thanks
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:iconpredator9555:
Predator9555 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
so strange yet so cool.. would be sweet to have this on a canvas up on my wall..
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
thanks :) and thanks for the fav :)
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:iconpredator9555:
Predator9555 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
no problem!
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:iconpyangpyang:
pyangpyang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful texture!:clap: So simple yet artistic
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
thanks :)
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:iconxenagurl750:
xenagurl750 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
wow, such a clever idea :heart: i love the colors and the material you used
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
thanks :)
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Great image!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thanks :D
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:iconvulcania:
vulcania Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :cuddle:
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:iconsweetji:
sweetji Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
lovely....and a lovely story
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
thanks :)
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:icondeliriouslysomebody:
deliriouslysomebody Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Student Photographer
Nice! :) Great job!
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
thanks :)
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:iconchunghwa:
chunghwa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
crazy story, beautiful picture
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
thanks :hug:
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:iconttkphotography:
ttkphotography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Photographer
wow, love the concept + the way you've drawn this!
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
thanku :)
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:iconjaredsmoon:
Jaredsmoon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
myes... very modern :D
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:icontauper:
tauper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
thanks :)
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:iconjaredsmoon:
Jaredsmoon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
your welocome :aww:
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