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I haven't seen this before but it is very similar to Saltaito Mortis "Des Königs Henker" cover. The idea was entirely mine (as far as I can remember) but after creating this piece I found many works very similar to it. One of polish posters (I don't remember the play title) is also very similar.

And for the cover: this picture was made in 2003 and the Saltiato Mortis cd is dated on 2005 - maybe I sould sue them :D
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Given 2006-09-20
The Crown by ~MaciejZielinski is a wonderful surreal manipulation using textures to bring together an image symbolising how a crown can at times blind you from the other true things in life. Excellent work! ( Suggested by FreakyBabe and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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MOTOM-MOandTOM Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
very cool work .... fantastic mood createt *****
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Fly-polaris Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
it makes me think of silent hill XP it's very cool
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CreepingSorrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
wow u r genius with dangerous mind- awsome work
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theory6-brian Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
cool stuff
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it reminds me of king Lear.
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Miss-Cheshire-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powerful symbolism, wonderful textures!
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NoahKim Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
love this.. seems like his going down for his own dictating... faved
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Nykteros Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
NICE !!!
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Azacena89 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Well, think the semblance to the cover from the CD "Des Königs Henker" (Saltatio Mortis) isn't just coincidence, but well, nevertheless a great work and well done.
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TheArgonauts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
That a beautiful peice of art, but it reminds me of the disapointing album from Metallica's Saint Anger
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russoturisto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
congrats u did a crazy pict!
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professorgoblin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
I see quite a bit of Terry Gilliam in this, mostly in the contrast between the *sort of* cartoony character and the dark, grisled textures. Great piece!
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theanimejump Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When i first glanced at this; i duno what i was thinking but "that reminds me of King Lear, that how he died... he thought was blind and ran around for awhile intill he killed himself" .....

but Des Königs Henker" sounds better XD
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VicissitudeMarrow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
I'm curious...how do you get the overlaying texture?
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pro-violence Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
I swear I have seen something very similar to this before too. Weird. Anyway, kudos on the really interesting manipulation. Its to bad that band has a similar poster, sue em' for all its worth ;)
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Stardustgammaray Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
ya!
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Stardustgammaray Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
ya!
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Blackout5 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006   Filmographer
Thats amazing.
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robertjames Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
wow...
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teh-darkside Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006   Photographer
holy crap this is great work... makes me wana get up my lazy ass and start making art...
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LaChateMort Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
I like this, it truely proves that power is corruption....
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Mona-san Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
I wanted to say the same.... that really looks like the CD cover of saltatio mortis... really good work though.
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Azacena89 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Very well done, but I don't think that it's only coincidence that the king looks nearly exactly like the king on the front cover of a CD from Saltatio Mortis?! ("Des Königs Henker" for those who are interested in)... At least the pose... But well, don't mind... Nevertheless it's a great work.
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MaciejZielinski Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006   Digital Artist
I haven't seen this before but it is very similar. The idea was entirely mine (as far as I can remember) but after creating this piece I found many works very similar to it. One of polish posters (I don't remember the play title) is also very similar.

This picture was made in 2003 and the Saltiato Mortis cd is dated on 2005 - maybe I sould sue them :D
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PirsBros Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
wow great job
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MetalMia Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
It's just great! And it took my breath away... It reminds me a man from one of a promo-pictures of 'Silent Hill - The Movie' :P Greetings and congratulations for you :)
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DeltaP42 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
very very nice, caught my eye immediately
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fataltoxin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
very amazed!
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FaythexLamented Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006   Writer
i love this idea!! nicely done.
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kiwigi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Reminds me of Oedipus Rex.
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Rachaley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
wow, this is very unique, it looks like you put a great deal of effort into this, excellent job!:trophy:
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FleurDeNuit Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
A like it, looks like something unique! great
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photopangaea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Very empowering image, and the textures and the crown's placement give out a strong political message as well..
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ys-eye Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Couldn't have said it better myself. Excellent work!
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miss-infamous Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
mocne.
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TOMATO175 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favourite pieces on DA... I love it!!
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Keezar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
I can't put my finger on why, but this picture is simply fantastic! It's just.. complete! I love it!
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ramaeschlimann Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Genial!
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DarklyJaded Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
babyyyy, :devMaciejZielinsk: has got a DD!!!!! omgg, i would never think that she´d read my note!! i´m so happy for him, and wanted to thank YOU for your amazing description, u know that i´m bad in expressing my feelings of a work into words, so i told her a lil bit what you said to me, that the crown make the ppl blind from other true things in life, love your descriptions so much

this is a note i got from *FreakyBabe this morning when I woke.
see what collaboration can do!

Nice going, I saw this, the crown (one of three) last night, while online with my little freaky friend

Congartulations on the DD :highfive:
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
:skullbones: :tombstone: :bomb:
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DarklyJaded Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
okay babe, what happened, did I piss you off?
I noticed some bombs, a skull and a grave stone.
oh forget it it, I will hang myself and
you don't have to do any of the dirty work
:stab::teamwork::wtf::omfg::zombie::raincloud::poke:

:pills: adios, muchacha :ohmygod:
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
hehe, love you:heart:
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heartworking Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
wauw, great!

Best/Lyden
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aversio Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006   Photographer
Reminds me of Tool's "Parabol/Parabola"-video. Great work.
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TysDerleth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Superbe...

I'm loosing my english!
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eye-of-fatima Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
the first thing i thought of when i saw this was "king lear" but anyway, great manip and congrats on the d.d.
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e-rwan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Student Filmographer
what a great manipulation
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fazy0ye0old0horus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
sweeeeeeT
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aliehstfd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
guuuh...thats kinda creepy. but its pretty god forsakenly awesome too! A+ my friend!
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zeolyte Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
love the textures... congrats on the DD :)
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