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Manic Depression by JoeMacGown Manic Depression by JoeMacGown
Mixed Media ink and pen on plywood, 4 X 4 feet.

I started this about a year ago. I don't have a good image of it yet, too big and somewhat shiny. When I get one, I will replace this one.

detail 1 [link]
detail 2 [link]
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:iconhermindseye:
hermindseye Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Howcome I  never heard about you until now? You are a mad genius! Are you also bipolar, do you draw when manic? I am.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
no, not bipolar. But, my dad was. mad genius! I like that. thanks
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AngryBliss Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I only saw the detailed part what! there is more. My God you made my day.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, wish you could see it in person. 4 X 4 feet. pretty crazy.
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AngryBliss Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
how long did it take you to finish?
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:iconaegiandyad:
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Found in a Xantipa2-2D3DphotoM fearture... I knew as soon as I saw it in detail that I wanted it.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! thing took a while, but it ended up being worth the time.
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:iconel-dub:
el-dub Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
wow! phenomenal detail in this work!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
4 X 4 feet, pretty crazy in person
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:iconkikikojakrpikrpu:
KikiKojaKrpiKrpu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Stunning indeed
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconveralmuse:
VeraLMuse Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
omg amazing!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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:iconveralmuse:
VeraLMuse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
you're welcome ^^
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:iconanitadunkl:
anitadunkl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Stunning work! :faint:
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, this one took a long time, at least 300 hours. Pretty cool in real life, 4 X 4 ft.
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:iconandrewzheng:
AndrewZheng Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Good work with the eerieness.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconandrewzheng:
AndrewZheng Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Surrealism4humans Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
purrfect!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,
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:iconshaiit:
Shaiit Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Excelent my friend.Love the overal style and the details.One of the most original works here
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I like this comment.
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:iconkaycee11:
Kaycee11 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
my god..that is amazing.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Yereisaberries Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
No matter what, this piece is amazing. How did you do all the details and just make it show all at the same time. I love the colors and the images within images. I love these kinda of piece that make you think and really look.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it took a while. I started out with quite a few washes of colored inks, then started adding layers of ink with a pen trying to bring out detail in places. Glad you like it.
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DSil Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Breathtaking! Wish I could see in in real life, at that scale it must seem even more monumental. I could spend days admiring the intricacy and vision here.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wish you could see it too, it looks really nice framed...
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
4' x 4' ! Wow! ... I would love to see this up close and personal! I am a HUGE admirer of your work. I can stare into it indefinitely, and must eventually pull myself away! Much to be inspired by.

BRAVO! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I wish you could see this one too, it definitely needs to be seen in person. Maybe one day.
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I featured you here ---> [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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SheelaSingla Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   General Artist
beautiful! Did you use a decalcomania technique?
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. no decal on this one, but the application of colored inks was fairly random even so.
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CharKo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Neogothic, amazing job :)
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks,,
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StevenCarpenter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Incredible!!! Awesome...
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
appreciate it....
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:iconsalhunter:
SalHunter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
A stunning drawing!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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GuardianAngelWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Like usual fantastic detail. your attention to it never ceases to surprise me haha, that really does seem to represent a good idea of manic depression. well done :clap: :D
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, yeah, can't help myself with the detail!
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:iconguardianangelwarrior:
GuardianAngelWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh i know but thats a huge part of what makes your art so amazing and popular is the amount of detail you put into it!
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truessence Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
That is amazingly insane. Reminds me of a plague of monsters and I feel that fits perfectly within the theme.
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
a plague of monsters could sum that up nicely...
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truessence Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Indeed. Know a few people with Manic Depression. Terrible thing.
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Amazing!!!
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks...
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I featured this piece here: [link]
Hope you like.
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JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I like! Very nice features.
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