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Clarinetropolis by nyctopterus Clarinetropolis by nyctopterus
They built a city out of clarinets - nobody knows why, but they seem to like it.

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:iconthesilverbells:
TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww ♥ This is beautiful
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:iconxmysticwolfdreamerx:
XmysticwolfdreamerX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Artist
I would LOVE to live in this city!
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:iconthefirstladyportia:
TheFirstLadyPortia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I wish I still played the clarinet..... :( At any rate...lovely work!! Agreed on the atmosphere. Just fantastic!
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:iconohgirlgii-rl:
ohgirlgii-rl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
very striking, very clever, I like this a lot. xxx
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:iconohgirlgii-rl:
ohgirlgii-rl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Very striking, very clever, I like this a lot. xxx
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:iconclivexflora:
ClivexFlora Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I PLAY THE CLARINET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT A KAWINKADINK!
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:iconmiria696:
Miria696 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Great idea :D And amazing picture.
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:iconscotteryable:
Scotteryable Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Well-executed and brilliantly original. I love it! :D
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:iconlemming-dragon:
Lemming-Dragon Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
love this work =P Clarinet's one of my favourite instruments =D
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:iconn-szewski:
N-Szewski Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, your work is so cool!
well, I know where I'm moving when I grow up:P
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:iconcherry-todd:
Cherry-Todd Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
uber trippy!! im liking!

*looks out window at stupid normal buildings...* daaaamn
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:iconeeveelover:
eeveelover Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist
Love this. Good show. Makes me want to pick my horn up and show the clarinet studio!
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:iconasher27:
asher27 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
great work. very whimsical.
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:iconpolly212:
Polly212 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
It`s a beautiful!!!
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:iconcarpenoctem410:
carpenoctem410 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Fantastic! I'm playing the clarinet, I think I have to show this my friends who play it too!
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:iconspiriting0dreams:
Spiriting0Dreams Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
This is very beautiful
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tlgtlgr Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
awesomeee.. :clap:
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:iconebony-bandersnatch:
EBONY-BANDERSNATCH Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous. Sorry I don't have anything more constructive to say, but this really is very beautiful.
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:iconred-iv:
red-iv Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
This deserves an award, if not several. If it hasn't won any, somebody's scamming you.
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:iconnimblebun:
NimbleBun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
its because clarinets always looked like structures you could live in XD
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:icontheridgemaster:
TheRidgeMaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...

That's pretty nice!
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:iconquidditas:
quidditas Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
I know it's been around a while and I've never commented before, but I have always loved this image. I love the colours, the atmosphere, the general composition. I love silly little details like those skinny floppy feet and the bicycle against the fence, which make me smile without in any way detracting from the lovely mood. I always remember this picture as being busier than it actually is, which means you've somehow managed to suggest a whole living breathing city with just four or five, er, clarinets, which is rather impressive.
And I especially like the fact that I can enjoy this without being jealous of your technique because I have no idea how vectors work and so can't appreciate the difficulty you must have had with all that detail. Neat.
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:icontanyta:
tanyta Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
wonderful! =)
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:iconbluebumblebee:
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
i still adore this just as much as when i first saw it. i love the champagne colors.

*eyes clarinet collecting dust in her closet*
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:iconmedbaz:
medbaz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Nice illustration :)
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:iconmidknightmuse:
midKnightMuse Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
way too cool!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconc-thompson:
C-Thompson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
WOW! that's awesome
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:iconnevina:
Nevina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely idea and lovely done. =) In my opinion clarinets are beautiful instruments, but damn hard to play. When I was 9 I gave it a try but was hardly able to produce a single sound. Q.Q
This must be a beautiful, shiny and music-loving city.
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cmp4u Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
I use to play the clarinet... :D
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:iconestrix:
eStrix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh I love this work! :clap:
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Rabid-Otaku-dreams Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Ha, super awesome! I used to play clarinet but now I play basoon. Oh, my goodness I miss the clarinet so much! I should probably just switch back if I can't find anyone to teach me to play basoon because I realised how much I miss playing it.
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:iconpim-s:
Pim-s Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
awesome work! love the concept and the style, I like the colours, and the atmosphere you created in this lovely piece.

:heart:
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:icondunwich7:
dunwich7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Stunning :)

I love the colour scheme, the "glowing" lights and the composition as a whole.

But what really makes this idea come to life is the use of silhouettes, especially the sitting figure in the foreground. He is looking up in wonder at the beautiful place he is living in. A summer evening, so quiet and peaceful.

:clap:
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:iconallivin:
AlliviN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
great idea!
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:iconsaxophlutist:
Saxophlutist Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A jazz musician's dream I'm guessin you play clarinet then? I play jazz flute.
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Nope, I am entirely unmusical. I thought I wanted to at some point though.
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:iconat0mica:
at0mica Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student
i would love to see a series of the various "instrument cities."

just brilliant :+fav:
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I tend to prefer repeating things I didn't get right the first time. I think I got this right the first time.
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:iconblack-adder:
black-adder Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
haha thats just brilliant.
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:iconhaffri:
haffri Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
So beautiful, love it.
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:iconjamesdangerous:
JamesDangerous Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
&^@# yes!

When can I move in?
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Just send me a deposit of £20000 and I'll put you on the waiting list.
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:iconjaan-jaak:
Jaan-Jaak Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I really love your style!
its soo smooth and glow'ish....
love to see what ells u got up ya arm.
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JennyWheat Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I fell in love with this masterpiece at the first sight of it. :heart:

I think I'll buy this print once I have more money saved up.
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AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is made of WIN and AWESOME
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:iconmarotiel:
marotiel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
OK now that's odd. But I like it.
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favouriteholic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
I'm favouriting this - for my health of course.
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Oh, yes, you've got to think of your health!
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favouriteholic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
After all, if you havn't got your health, you havn't got anything - and if I havn't got my health, you havn't got as many favourites.
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Clinomania Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
My friend jumped from the reed the other day, I sure do miss her. I'm still cleanig guts off the bell.

Nice pic by the way. It deserves a favorite.
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