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The Theatre
Ink on Board
80"x64"



you can see me make it in the the videos of it on youtube.

Part 1 (beginning): [link]
Part 2 (middle): [link]
Part 3 (finished): [link]
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Given 2008-12-15
Hands within and without move ceaselessly in a grandeur performance presented in The Theatre by ~bentolman, where creations, beings, and stories continue to unfold, synonymous with the setting and stage full to the brim with wonders silent and spectacular. ( Suggested by 1pen and Featured by snowmask )
:icondinodevian:
Dinodevian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi, can i show this work in my fan page about art and put the credits?
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:iconclosetoit:
CloseToIt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredibly good :O
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You do amazing work Ben.
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:iconquantum-lodge:
quantum-lodge Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful, sensuous, and unnerving.....love it.
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:iconsven360:
Sven360 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
How fucking delusional we are as a species.
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the concept and the organic forms in this drawing.
I also love the fact that they are actual drawings and not computer art, too.
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:icontalkingofthetrees:
TalkingOfTheTrees Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic piece of art! I love the detail and composition, very thought-provoking :) !
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:iconhornedbutterfly:
HornedButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Very Dali-like. Great!
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:iconhopesexton:
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed. i realize some of you are not regulars, it's never too late to reply.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.


Hope
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:iconjeremytroughton:
JeremyTroughton Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
amazing work. great dense detail.

the videos were also a treat to watch.


question: did you have the image above in mind from the outset? or did it just naturally evolve?
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:iconkernunnos23:
Kernunnos23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
An epic!
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:iconfourmindz:
FourMindz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
amazing and unique work, it's some badass looking picture! awesome style:D
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:iconpeacefroginthejar:
peacefroginthejar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
i loved your work! i can die for it:)
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:icongtt-art:
GTT-ART Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing stuff :headbang:
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:iconmythfits:
mythfits Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Truly extraordinary!! Life is but as stage...
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:iconnekkou:
nekkou Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
i think i just died. in a good way. jeezuz, your talent should be illegal. *mind officially bogggled, scrambled, marinated, and fried*
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:iconantonella-dallegre:
Antonella-Dallegre Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Awesome!!! absolutely brilliant!! i really love it!!
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:iconsadist-oldman:
sadist-oldman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
very nice reminds me of "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
amazing
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:iconkazikowska:
kazikowska Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student
O W CHUJA CIĘŻKIEO!!! TO JE BOSKIE! :O
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:iconunseenobstacles:
unseenobstacles Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Wow...
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:icondeathwriter08:
Deathwriter08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Writer
This is so incredible!
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:iconsilent-rainsong:
Silent-Rainsong Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009

Beautiful work. :3
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:iconmiguelopazo:
miguelopazo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work !!
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:iconmicrobot23:
microbot23 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
this one's really deep.. great perspective! it sucks me right into the world! amazing pieces you do! much respect!
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:iconfxus:
Fxus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
dude............
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:iconpsychedelicendeavour:
PsychedelicEndeavour Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
This is beyond words.
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:iconbentolman:
bentolman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconsamanosuke:
samanosuke Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Exquisitely detailed and truly deserving of respect, although I think certain areas could have benefitted from more contrast.
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:iconneilgibson:
NeilGibson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
i want to eat your brain
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:iconyou-are-strange:
you-are-strange Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
i love it!
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:iconrachapunk:
rachapunk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy crap!
I could literally stare at the full res version for hours. And I just may...
As soon as you think you've seen the whole thing, you notice something new.
Wow.
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:iconbentolman:
bentolman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Man! I just found this! Amazing! This is ASTOUNDING Ben!

BRAVO! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconfallenangelnina:
FallenAngelNina Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
No piece of art has ever brought tears to my eyes with the shear beauty...Until I saw this one. This is a gorgeous piece, and I imagine you spent many hours on this.
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:iconbentolman:
bentolman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you.
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:iconamykollaranderson:
AmyKollarAnderson Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconbentolman:
bentolman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconcacodaemonia:
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I would :+fav: this a thousand times if I could! When I first looked at the image, I thought, "That's really cool and detailed. Very Hieronymus Bosch." And then I went to your gallery and took a look at the detail images. I am just blown away!! :wow: I think this is the kind of piece that one can't really appreciate without seeing it in person, but even so... I'm speechless. I can't even imagine how many hours it took, nor how many Micron pens you went through!
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:iconallthesame:
AllTheSame Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch triptych.

Excellent, and enigmatic.
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:iconaleksanderk:
AleksanderK Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Wow amazing work.All that detail.

It reminds me at the same time of Salvador Dali,in terms of surrealism, Hieronymus Bosch,in terms of subject matter, and my favorite artist M.C.Escher in terms of all the dictation to details.

But it also has a lot of it's own personal feel that seems to be inspired by 3D and vector art.

Amazing.
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:iconusei:
Usei Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thing I thought was "Hieronymous Bosch". There's such intense detail in this, not just in the figures and subject matter, but even in the fine penwork lines and dots. You truly do have to press download to appreciate it all--even in that giant image there were still tiny things I had to strain to see. Wonderful piece, and great surrealism. :+fav:
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kleurbrittanica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Wow, I love this. It's amaxing!
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:iconsmangii:
Smangii Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I... have no words... :ohnoes:
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student Artist
Very impressive!
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:iconboonjagga:
BOONJAGGA Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student General Artist
I really don't know what to say. . .In a good way.
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:iconsmsilverwolf:
smsilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Holy Crap how long did that take you???? It's got insane detail!! And all in perspective, too!! Stunning. Totally worth the daily deviation and like fifty more. And that's with ink? *bows to you in amazement*
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:iconwindfalcon:
windfalcon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy...crap.

Seriously, I have no words to say aside from amazing work, steady hands, and a heck of a lot more patience than I'd ever have.
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:iconlittleblackbeetle:
Littleblackbeetle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
The detail you've put into this piece is awe inspiring.
Very "Garden of earthly delight", if I say so myself.
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:iconlightorangefur:
LightOrangeFur Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student General Artist
My Mother likes to say some stuff about some of the pictures on here, heres what she said about this awsome picture: While the picture itself is very surreal, the attention to detail just blows my MIND! and I thought I was meticulous!
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