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An Average Day by cathyrox An Average Day by cathyrox
Trying out a different style! Lighting is very fun. :)
Two things I have learned: don't draw on a deadline and don't draw while having a severe allergic reaction. Doing both at the same time is ridiculous.

And in case any of you are curious, here's a gif of the making-of: [link]

No stealing.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-03-27
How do you see an An Average Day? We can have different interpretations and let us see ~cathyrox's interpretation of this topic in a world of technology where everyone's facing their mobile phones, tablets and laptops and see how people have different expressions from time to time. What about you? How do you see and experience "The Average Day"?
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mparchitect Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Congrats on DD, good job on the experimentation
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AkariShinsei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! I have been searching and searching for this piece .... I first saw it on that thieving bastard Emil's account, and even favorited it, but soon un-favorited as I looked at more of his art and realized he was a fraud. I have been searching in vain for this piece ever since because I love it so much and wanted to favorite or at least find the original version. YAY! I am so glad my trail led me to here finally, you are a great and wonderful artist! ^_^

I absolutely love the theme of this piece ... it is SO relevant in our society as a reflection of the negative side, the de-humanizing side, of our incredible modern technology (which I love, but everything must be scrutinized! i.e. if i hadn't scrutinized the first time I saw this picture I would have favorited a fraud. :) )
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cathyrox Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi, thank you!!! I'm glad you like my work. :')

Yeah, Emil still seems to be up and active; I remain suspicious about the authenticity of most of the works in his gallery. :|
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AkariShinsei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
P.S. I *LOVE* the atmosphere and mood in this piece, and how it gradually took me time to realize what I was looking at, how everyone's face is a simple emoticon.
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AkariShinsei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You'll be glad to know that he HAS removed it after I called him out on it being stolen (he of course didn't credit you, even when I complimented him on the piece before I suspected anything).
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Satixaa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
wow
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2little-star Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
wow,amazing!
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Nicolinohavealook Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I hope it's a pleasure for you!
I think your work is very nice and explanatory of the present
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Thamks
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Sasha-NBT Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I hate when people make surprised look "how come you don't have a Facebook account?"
Really good picture. With bright colors it's so alive)
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01309 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD :D Isn't this your 2nd one? :3
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cathyrox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!! And yes, it is!
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ljoel1291 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the manipulation of perspective. Great contrast too! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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iluvmochipoland Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
However disturbing this picture is, it is also an incredible insight on today's society in regards to the aspect of electronic media.
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AwesomePonyTail Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the things that have a profound impact on people because it actually relates to real life. It's interesting to see everyone on their device at once, which emphasizes the point on what's going on in the drawing.

At first, I didn't realize it was emotes on their faces, when I did, it all came together. Yeah, this can be interpreted in a wide range of depths. But to me, that makes me think of how our faces and thoughts are replaced by the world we lose ourselves in on our devices. If that makes sense.

Anyway, the impact of this piece cannot be taken lightly, no matter which way one looks at it. You've got an incredible example of art teaching us here. Keep up the good work! ^^
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RinaMaimon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very true
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Chequitah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that's really great, i love the atmosphere and the lightning!! very well done! :)
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lor-black Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the daily deviation!

I have to say I adore the symbolism of this piece, as we are in a constant state of being "plugged" to something. Lately, smartphones, laptops and tablets. But for the past decade at least, this has been a constant, and haven't many of us heard our parents that we're plugged on the mp3 player many times? :)

One of my favourite things is the child on the left, who is young, but as plugged as his mother. As a child, I was like this too, with my GBColor, but it seems the next generation will handle techonogly like smartphones with the same ease we handled a Playstation or the likes, 10+ years ago.

The face of the girl is very interesting, as she seems saddened by the situation. Or it could look surprised. It seems like a fairly neutral face, and it can reflect whatever we feel. I sometimes feel sad about this situation, so maybe that's why I though she looked like that too.

Again, congratulations for this wonderful piece, it is very deserving of the DD! :D
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CristianAC Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!! Amazing x 1.000. *o*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
congratulations for the Daily Deviation. :)
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FisHPastE89 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wooow thats very cool artwork! i really like the emoticons for their faces
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Nice
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this for the style and for it's meaning, but it's such a sad truth ; n ; <3
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
: )
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camerahugger Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. This conveys a very powerful meaning! Especially with the "free" wifi and the emoticons of the faces. They are trapped in the burden of technology. Being lewered in with freebies.
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marioluevanos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
What a beautiful scene, love it.
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lePoisson-Rouge Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
I like how everywhere there's the word "free" yet everyone looks so... confined? Trapped? I can't decide. Great picture all around!
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pretaanluxis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
holy smokes that is an amazing drawing! Reminds me of the movie A Scanner Darkly, well done!
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to admit, I'm guilty of being a little too phone-dependent these days. Not as much as the rest of the goons, but still...
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Ensaru64 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really clever, and your style immediately grabbed my attention. What pleasantly surprised me even more was when I took a break from looking at your work to scroll down and see you got a Daily Deviation.

Congratulations! Here's my face: :)
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eclectic-reception Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The title is very fitting. It seems like most people have become extremely dependent on their cellphones. It's like an addiction. I try to talk to people, and they will just randomly stop in the midst of conversation to completely ignore me and whip out their phone to check their text messages. I have never understood this; I think it's extremely rude. Perhaps, the next time someone is trying to talk to me, I will just randomly turn away and start talking to someone else so they can see how it feels. I have a cellphone but never carry it. I only take my iPod with me to listen to music when I have nothing else to do. I much prefer actual conversation to sending texts back and forth, but it seems everyone else has become so socially awkward they don't know how face-to-face communication works.
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moodclock Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very nice, the lighting looks great. Also is just like the bus I ride.
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Diogo-Costa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
I love everything about this illustration. Really interesting concept. Actually I had similar an idea in my head, but I'd never make it as good as this. Amazing!
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kweenasue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear... this is a bit... haunting... ;A;
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Ciaederlo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking yesterday about how sucked in people are to the digital 'world.' I see people crossing streets with their noses in smartphones! I find it disappointing (and kind of funny because I'm on my tablet right now, call me a hypocrite). Yes, technology is an incredible phenomenon- but it's overused... Sorry, for my ranting, but your piece really keeps me thinking. Well done.
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Power-Girl-Fan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i only use my ipod for music and reading comics because a carrying a stereo and a big box of comics on the bus to and from college might annoy a few folk haha
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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pyro3366 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
very black mirror
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Kibate Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually i have never seen a person using a smartphone or laptop or something outside a home. Heck, i'm the only person, and i only do it to pass the time on a game while waiting for the bus who is always hate.
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great concepīt
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LegendofZelda1996 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This is somehow creeping me out...yet this is what's happening nowadays.
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Cherry-Pay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool
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C13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this is a proper nightmare... Sad but true & I love the emoticon idea.
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Prollgurke Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice idea
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Debinoresu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see what's wrong with being technologically advanced. I look at my phone and computer a lot, I don't see what's wrong with it. I'm not saying that's what it means, just a lot of the replies have to do with that kind of thing. Like we're getting further and further from people. If anything, things like this are bringing us closer. If I'm in the same room with some one I'm not going to text them or message them online. I'd rather see my friends in real life, but they can't be around me 24/7. Great picture, however!
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I love how you made the emotes glow with the same light as the phone.
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
A really depressing vision of reality today. I'm greatly reminded of the M. T. Anderson's novel Feed describing a world totally consumed with consumerism , mass-advertising and corporate gain.
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TheWalkingGhost Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Reminds me of a scene from the Animatrix. Brilliant work!
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BloodyCrow1984 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
this is very good i think you are reali a master
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