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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D50
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Jan 15, 2013, 2:46:53 AM
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The Encounter by elftantra The Encounter by elftantra
"The Encounter", Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30", 2013

This painting comprises the sixth image of my academic thesis, "Jātaka Tales of a Budgie-Sattva". " The Encounter" is a self portrait narrating an interaction between budgie-sattvas that is still in suspense. The figure and the bird both reiterate one another's gesture through the spread of their limbs. The parrot approaches with curious free fall while the human remains engaging but respectfully cautious. In many ways this piece speaks of the moment before "breaking the ice" between new attractions; that interstitial moment before a particular relationship forms its karmic character.
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The Encounter; masterful oil work by ~elftantra ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by jane-beata )
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
This is such a striking image - congrats on the DD.
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elftantra Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I appreciate the comment Joeyv7, glad to have the DD.
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KidMars Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the way you directed my eyes towards the bird. Really great framing. 
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elftantra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you Darknesshides your affirmation is appreciated. :)
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Gyossaith Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
omg, this is amazing! I can't stop staring at his eyes and hands, they're so expressive! And the lighting is just spectacular!
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elftantra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Gyossaith I am happy you gleaned some value from the work! Thank you.
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is wonderful...
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elftantra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Very happy you enjoyed it and thanks for the comment. :)
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome. Love your work.
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NamezMud Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful angles.
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