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Collab with Falk by Gerwell Collab with Falk by Gerwell
I had the honour to collab with the talented *falk2021! :heart:
It was very fun and i learnt a lot while doing this!

I wonder how the picture can be interpreted! ^^

I'm curious if some of you are interested in showing the steps for the piece? If i get some answers on that, i might post it in my scraps! ^^

Edit: Steps: [link]
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Given 2009-09-24
Collab with Falk by ~Gerwell and ~falk2021 - This painting absolutely fascinated me the second I saw it -- the composition is just incredible, and the way everything seems to be almost fluid within it gives the impression that if we look long enough, the image might actually move and reveal more... And the execution is simply superb -- flawless details, colours and textures! ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by archanN )
Ermerlyn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
that is gorgeous!
nkaira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool piece !

JoyfullJuneBug Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Valamarth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
She is beautiful. Who did you use for reference?

(Just one remark: her hand, it looks strange.)

An awesome piece of art.
Coyotmar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, is very beautiful.
NezGraph Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ymelsalsa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
that's like woooow! so beautiful <3
Abbyanna Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, stunning!
PhotoshopJedi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
I am looking for submissions for a sci fi and fantasy showcase book featuring talented artists. If you are interested email me at

The faq and other information can be found at the bottom of the homepage for the book.

need the other's permission obviously.
Yoberog Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
. . . speechless . . .
stardust30 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
alachney Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist the metallic/shiny-ness of it!
Deliriumxtremens Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Awesome. Really awesome.
Whatsername-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Absolutely AMAZING!
sanatales Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this. I can't describe a favorite part because I would feel bad for favoring any part of this piece.

I'm kind of a negative person naturally so my interpretation is abortion in a way. Idk if anyone's thought the same way but I noticed how the baby's upside down and I remembered that when a baby is born they are supposed to come out head first. So I'm thinking the woman is either a surgeon or the mother taking away the baby from the womb. And everything else is like Mother nature, amniotic fluid, birds and the bees etc. This is simply they way I saw it
Gerwell Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
It's an interesting interpretation! Thank a lot! ^^
sanatales Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome it was interesting piece
yamin0 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional
This is delicately beautiful. The hues and values used created an extremely moving and maternal piece. The viewer is truly able to feel the illusion of visual reality with this piece while reaching out to new imaginable possibilities for the future or a far off and distance place. The machine details and wires are a nice subtle background and I love the idea of the fluid window.

The eye is immediately drawn to the yellow lotus-like flowers and flows over the motherly figure down the reaching arm and rests beside the infant.

I wish the infants anatomy was more realistic, its lower body is slightly confusing, this could be due to the angle at which the infant is laying, or the lighting used for it laying in the crib-type object.

Overall this is one of my favorite pieces on DA :3
FairyMae Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Great job! THis is breathtaking!
dac5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
absolutely phenomenal! featured it on my art blog [link] lemme know if its not cool! cheers-dave
FourMindz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
what a nice work, those incredible lightnings and shinnings, very much detail and the colors are just freakin awesome, one of a hell collabo!
Nauzykaja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist
you two should cooperate more often ;) beautiful and sharp as a knife
teyoliia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a wonderful collab! * O*
you two did a great job on this! *---*

those colors~ .O. <33
IDeviant Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, serene, surreal. I see the Afro-Egyptian features of the figure on the right representing Humanity's cultural heritage and learning: this is passed to future generations via the umbilical tubes, representing DNA. Without consciousness, this would be purely mechanical. However, the moths are discarnate souls, awaiting the 49th day after birth to inhabit the new-formed body.
Yarik-Diego-RNS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
like it ) very cool.
jossielara Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! :sing:
Chrysshart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
tornick Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
it kinda looks like the lady is sucking life from the baby
ScreamingDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Videneige Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of midsummer nights dream.
a very good job you've done!
Grasnor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
dark but beautifull
ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Digital Artist
When I saw it, I imagined a sort of symbiotic relationship with the people and the plants. In a futuristic way, of course. It seems as if the mother is tending the child, like tending the plants. She shares her lifeblood with it : ) Some of it is a tad horrifying though, that she looks above the infant instead of at it, like she is greedy on what she can do with it, or what it may be. She seems kind of like a cold being who would just as much pluck the baby like a fruit. (hehe.) The strange bugs give it even more of that 'tainted eden' look, as if it's a future eden. The baby really creeped me out at first, I'm not gonna lie, but overall it's kind of entertaining to look at : ) The detail rocks. It's so surreal!
LadyMarava Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
This is just beautiful and very unique. :)
Nepenthex Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Captivating. <3
Applejuiceoflove Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
I love it ^...^
chainsawllama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
My first thought is Borg meets nature....which is sort of an oxymoron. The texture and colors are very exciting. At first I was critical of that sharp highlight on her arm and face, but after looking at it some more, I think it's a nice dividing line of dark and light. The story I get from this composition is.... the light of nature is kept at bay, yet threatening to burst forth, while her dark side (perhaps from modernization/mechanization) is an essence which she cannot ignore. The unborn is her tie to natural life (a contradiction since the child is in a machine and not a womb). Perhaps she is intrigued by the process. I see the look on her face and her gesture with claws to also be contradictory.

I agree with SmoteyMote, though....I thought her gaze would be more focused on the baby...but maybe there is something or someone outside the composition which she is looking at.
lucidflux Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful--it really makes you think. The water and moths are a wonderful touch; they really add another dimension to the work. :D Thanks for sharing and congrats on the well-deserved DD! :)
buka-limon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   General Artist
This work my wallpaper now...
IceFireX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow, beautiful work.
CrayonFairy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist
Nice picture!
Great picture!

samwongsart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Beautiful :D
Shassumaru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
The details,compositions, color palette is simply breathtaking and beautiful.:D

Just look at it makes me what to improve even more.:XD:
herr-garrett Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Is that a portal or pond in the background? If a pond, what is tha keeps the water from pouring out?

Oh yeah, and this picture is just... I'm speechless :):):D
MIRYS Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
natalievonraven Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Awesome! I love the style of this, very imaginitive & unique ;)
chainsawllama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
DarthSlatis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
This is incredibul, with the combination of color and figures in it. Looking at it from left to right it seems almost ominous, like some moster is reaching out to steal this helpless child, and then you see the womans face and her eyes, and the soft colors behind her, and the claw turns into hand reaching out to coress what could be her own child. And the bees, flowers, and water in the background sort of counter the machinery to create this excelent ballince of moods.

Its great, I'm sorry if I take to long to say it, but this is an excelent peice of work. :w00t: :clap:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Agree! It's amazing work! Speechless...
joeyddizon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
love it! really a masterpiece!
:faint:This is absolutely amazing!! Wonderful work:clap:
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