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The Birthday Book - Page25 by SalHunter The Birthday Book - Page25 by SalHunter
(Nothing is Perfect)

In 2009, I was given a little drawing book for my birthday ... it's a spiral bound sketch book with a pretty cover. Not something I would buy for myself ... but a welcome gift none the less. I decided to fill it with little sketches and drawings as a stream of consciousness.

This is page 25 ... HB and 2B pencil ... about 7 cms by 14 cms ... 10 days.

This is the one that caused me to panic. You can probably tell that there is a gaping hole in the composition ... unfortunately the drawing went so badly that I erased an area and tried to fix it. This is no longer technically a stream of consciousness ... it is a consciously rescued drawing and so this is a lesson to me that Nothing can ever be perfect ... hence it's title above.

See the rest of the book here - [link]
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Hi, i featured this wonderful drawing here [link]
Hope you don't mind :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thanks so much my friend for the feature, very much appreciated!

My goodness you have a great collection of paintings too!
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful! I like the ribcage-y bit at the bottom.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Thank you ... I like that bit too! :-)
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
This really fits the 'stream of consciousness' description.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thank you very much! :-)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
That book has really taken on some pricelessness by now! :faint:
:+fav:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Oh I don't know about its value but I do know it is one exciting yet difficult project ... Drawing a page a month in a book is actually harder than it sounds

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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
:lmao: It sounds plenty gotdamned hard to me! :icontardsloveplz:
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AmazeMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This gives me the impression of reaching very deep into ones soul searching for something lost or a direction that needs to searched to be understood -- Ok a bit deep even for me but that was the thought when I viewed this awesome work :shrug:

Excellent save :thumbsup:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
That is a fantastic interpretation Thank you very much indeed! :hug:
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Corviid Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the title and the important lesson it contains. You could also title it 'perfection is overrated' because often times an initially perceived 'mistake' takes you in a new direction you wouldn't have thought of anyway. I think this piece actually stands apart from the other pages in a good way; what you see as a hole in the composition makes it more interesting & unique.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Thank you! :D

I agree with you ... It does stand alone. I was thinking that, apart from the way the composition has been twisted, this one makes the book hinge around ideas of conscious vs subconscious ... and this is the one that contrasts the others in that respect ... not that anyone who saw it would know without the tale of its construction ... it is one of the secrets in the diary! :hug:
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Corviid Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
those kinds of secrets are the best.. glad I got to be in on this one!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
;-) :hug:
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Ensomniac Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I love these Sal :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
:hug: Thanks my friend! :-)
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Immy-is-Thinking Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope i can't tell... it looks perfectly beautiful to me! :heart:
But i once made a painting for Mr -is-Thinking and I hated it. I took it down. He made me paint it again because he loved it, and he put it back up on the wall... i still can't stand it but :shrug: he's happy, so i let it lie! ^^ i think its more difficult to be satisfied with your own work :XD:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Hehehe Thanks Immy ... ahaha then it is a secret hidden in my diary :D
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
It looks gorgeous. I love the organic look. Beautiful texture and formation.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Thank you very much Rakesh! :hug:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
You're welcome:hug:.
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artlmntl Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Well, I think it all worked out for the best. Good on you for resolving it! Now, it will be best to not tell people the story. Let them look and wonder about the title. :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you! :-)

I am relieved that I was able to rescue it!
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artlmntl Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You did more than rescue it, though. You have some really cool things going on in there. And I'll have to wait to say more as Little People are unexpectedly awake :lol:
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Winters-Feather Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
yeah it looks great dont worry bout it :P
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you! :-)
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Pharmagician Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I would never have known - this one can stand proudly beside all the others!

:-)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
:-) Thank you!
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Meltin Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I could mess up like this just once,I would die a happy man.
It's perfect....almost?:)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Hehehe ... almost Thank you! :D
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.;p
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BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
well done! :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thank you! :-)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I can't spot any fault with this Sal - a really nice image! :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Thanks my friend :hug: ... just a big central area which was full of stuff and now isn't!
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still looks great!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
:hug: Thank you! :D
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Your magic wand works better of that of Harry Potter!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Hehehehe ... my magic pencil wand :-) Thanks my friend! :hug:
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Well I can't see the problem mentioned before. So probably you solved it perfectly. I think it's one of my favourite pages of the book! :dance:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thank you very much! :hug:
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
My pleasure! and thanks for the art :)
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Yainderidoo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
I think you have to give it a rest now. And you have to accept it. Yes.
I myself have anomalies in my drawings that are very disturbing. Brute lines. Aaaaaarrgh....it's so difficult to explain myself in english. But to make a long story short...I have accepted them as a sort of disorder just like my Asperger Syndrome. I can point some out if you like... I found at least 2 or 3. Once accepted they kinda "feel" as if it belongs there!

For my feeling, your drawing is as tender (yes) and beautiful as ever. :sun::sun::sun:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thank you my friend! It is done now ... I can get on with other things until next month!
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floofty87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Even knowing that there was a mistake and that it was erased and 'fixed', I still can't see it - it looks great!
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Many thanks! :D I learned a lot from this one!
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Well Sally you made it fit right in with the rest of the drawings. I think it looks great.
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Thank you my friend! :hug:
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knotty-inks Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! probably one of my favourites.
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