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Felt Mountain 1: Lovely Head by nyctopterus Felt Mountain 1: Lovely Head by nyctopterus
This is the first in a series of drawings inspired by Goldfrapp's Felt Mountain (which you can listen to here). Track No. 1, Lovely Head.

Now, normally I find quoting song lyrics in descriptions rather naff, but since it is rather the point:

It starts in my belly
Then up to my heart
Into my mouth I can't keep it shut
Do you recognize the smell
Is that how you tell
Us apart
I fool myself
To sleep and dream
Nobody's there
No-one but me
So cool
You're hardly there
Why cant this be killing you
Frankenstein would want your mind
Your lovely head
Your lovely head


If you haven't heard Felt Mountain, but like my art, you're really missing out. Although I made my first "crystaline" retro-futuristic drawings before I discovered Goldfrapp, it's an almost perfect stylistic counterpart to my work.

I once considered animating the entire album, but then I calculated that would take me more than a year full-time, and would also be forever in the copyright mire. So I procrastinated for a while (okay, nearly two years) -- and finally decided to do drawings instead.

More in this series:


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Illustrator CS
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Odilicious Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magical art!
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:iconkairi990:
I love Goldfrapp! This piece really captures the essence of the song. Lovely work!
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The-Dirt Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one's great. I adore Goldfrapp's music, especially Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree.
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:iconlanamaniac:
wow you are so ridiculously good!
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whalewithlegs Nov 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Man, what a fascinating gallery you've got! This reminds me a little of Remedios Varo.
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:icongandalfica:
I wanna print of this. Great idea, and great song.
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:iconsciophobik:
oh my god; this is so beautiful! i was just wondering- would you mind if i got this printed on a shirt, or a bag? i just really love it.
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manya Dec 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
this is just miraculously beautiful.. the style, the elegance.. this dark soft undertone.. i can feel this cold but familiar marble texture.. just amazing, very much worth a favourite! :+fav:
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:iconnyctopterus:
Thanks "cold but familiar" - perfect!
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felixxkatt Nov 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i don't think there ar actually copyright issues if you are simply "inspired by" something. even titles can't really be copyrighted, that's why dozens of songs and books can have the same title by different authors, etc. besides, i bet that Goldfrapp would like your art too. this one kind of reminds me of a Remedios Varo painting.
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