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A parody of Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

I normally don't create art with an intended "message". Most of my artworks are illustrations, anyway; the text would speak for artwork. In this case, though, I wanted to illustrate how this simple communications device transforms a curious stranger into a dull passerby, lost in his own world, with no story to tell.

Painting 2 in my series of fine art parodies.
All: [link]

Done completely in MyPaint 1.0.
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I looked at it, tilted my head, and burst out laughing :')
This has got to be the most humourous painting I have seen in a long long while, I think you should do a before and after kind of thing crediting Edvard Munth.

"In his century."
"Now."

xD I love it, I personally think the rest of it not being modernised is where it loses out however, because those boats, are quite obviously old ferry boat types, like the titanic.
If you'd changed those into yachts or something, it'd keep withg the modern feel.

Just an idea :shrug: But hey, it's not slanted, and it's good! So well done, I especially like how you've even managed to add in the light off the phone shining on his face, most artists would forget something like that. :clap: Attention to detail is amazing, and I love it.

I gave you a lower technique than everything else because you've copied someone else's work for the most part, no offence, but I just prefer originality. However, it's still quite high due to the fact of how much detail you've paid to just the phone and the light, as aforementioned. :heart: Keep painting!
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ToastedToast15 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not true! I have a smart phone, and I barely even touch it!
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fangirlxfangirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This made me laugh so hard😂
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
:lol: I forgot all about this one. I need to finish the series.
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LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
At first I thought he was playing a gameboy!
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist
:lol:  I don't have too many fond memories of Contra. Maybe the original "scream" would be more appropriate.
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LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
LoL ya some games can warrant that reaction out of players LoL
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is amazing XD I love all the details here~ The concept is amazing ^^
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks :)
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Doko-Latte Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
No prob!
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KhaoticKhaos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the facial expression. It's so funny!
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks :D
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KhaoticKhaos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime!
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thisismyboat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love this. Brought a huge smile to my face.
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks :D
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ThatJuanArtist Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1I love the whole idea of modernizing the classics and also revealing how technology has changed people, keep 'em up! They're great :)
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merrak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I only have one more good idea, though :( Oh well, I'll think of more.

I thought about going through all of the works Gary Larson did with "Wiener Dog Art."
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ThatJuanArtist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not familiarized with those works tbh but, don't feel like you have to stick to one style or series. You should just do what you are ¨feeling¨and in the future maybe, if you're up to it, go back to it. It'll be great regardless :D
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Are you familiar with Gary Larson and The Far Side?

Surreal artworks are probably the most fun to play with.
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:iconthatjuanartist:
ThatJuanArtist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've been thinking about trying out more surreal stuf after doing the imagination series. I'll check out their stuff :)
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Sharg-Oth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it should be called :-O
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist
"Confused face"?
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Sharg-Oth Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no only that smile.
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I like the message. Pun not intended. :)
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:iconmerrak:
merrak Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks ;)
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