Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Those which follow what is... by mashina Those which follow what is... by mashina
For all those out there, use always your own head. You don't need someone to tell you what to do with your lives.

Full title is "Those which follow what is cool... end burning themselves."

Developed from a previous illustration I did for a band. All source material from personal stocks.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconshadowkey392:
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Oooh.
Reply
:iconandisixxx:
AndiSixxx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
NICE
Reply
:iconegregiusoperis:
egregiusoperis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Great pic!
Reply
:iconmacadam-circus:
Macadam-Circus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I really love this work ! Congratulation :)
Reply
:iconphoenixgr:
PhoenixGR Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
\m/ nicely put ;)
Reply
:iconsimonlmoore:
SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an interesting message and one to bear in mind and I like the message and the way you've conveyed it but no matter how individual they may be humans will always group together in herds of those of a like or similar mind and individuals will nearly always find those of a like mind to join them or vicea versa. Thus people may feel they have to be 'more different' to continue to be individual.

People should not be told what to do or be told to follow trends for the sake of fitting in but there will always be similar people and they are therefore no longer wholly individual in their thoughts and methods of expression, something you have to accept.

I would summarise and say I'd add the notion of not being different and shunning trends and what is cool just for difference's sake...to be cool. Individuality should not be pursued as a cry for attention at the expense of happiness.
Reply
:iconfeyanamora:
FeyanaMora Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
For sure. :thumbsup:

Well done.
Reply
:iconderelictbutterfly:
DerelictButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
SHIT I fkn Adore this !! Amazing Awsomesss Fkn LUUUUUV it
Reply
:iconout-take:
Out-Take Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
god damn scene kids...sorry when I think of people following something they think is cool, I think of 14 scene kids wondering the mall with friends talking about mainstream shitty bands. (I have a profound hatred for them). Its because of kids like them that no one can dress differently (you can still be different on the inside and they can never take that away) cause if you wear tight pants, your scene, if you wear a studded belt, your scene, if you have checkered shoes, your scene, band t-shirts, your scene. They've managed to take things from metal and punk and warp it into a diluted piece of shit. I'm all for dressing differently and expressing yourself, but when people make being an individual conformist, we've lost the game.

great piece of art you have there. It invoked quite a few emotions about how people follow what they don't fully understand or care to comprehend. Even if that isn't what you were aiming for, everyone can find their own meaning in a piece of art.
Reply
:iconcorycow:
CoryCow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Who are YOU telling? Everyone acts like the best person to be like is the person right next to them or that "one guy/girl" on TV. Excellent work and well said.
Reply
:iconmousedenton:
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Something that needs to be endorsed much more often, especially in these times when I have observed that 4/5 of my fellow humans are followers. So sad that all the good leaders don't waste their time on them while the bad leaders take advantage of the serplus of followers and will, eventually, plunge us all into a darker time from which we will not easily recover, but when we recover, we can hope that we will be much better and have learned from our mistakes.
Reply
:iconkidney-shots:
Kidney-Shots Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Theres nothing negative I can say about this piece except for the font you choose.I feel, it could have been more bold and involved in the art work.
It's kinda thrown to the bottom of the medium as and added bonus, rather than a valued part of the peice. Not saying theres anything wrong with the composition of it, just wished you would worked on the text more thats all.

I like the subject mather and the execution I added it to my fav's list so props on this.
Reply
:iconjigsawdoll:
JigsawDoll Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe :D I agree with you completely, man!
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Digital Artist
;)
Reply
:iconjigsawdoll:
JigsawDoll Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
=p
Reply
:iconmayheam:
Mayheam Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Digital Artist
all i can say is wow!,wow dude lol
Reply
:icondevlkore:
devlkore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Lovely picture. I enjoyed reading some of the dialogue between you and some fans of this piece too.
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Digital Artist
:lol:
I hope you agreed with the things that were wrote.
Reply
:icondevlkore:
devlkore Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Indeed I did. The mass mentality of people infuriates me, whether it be from fashion followers or people that are just as bad by doing everything "alternative". The world would be a much better place if we were to encourage each other to be individual and appreciate each others differences.
Reply
:iconivory-rose:
ivory-rose Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
very powerful i like the meaning behind it, what band is using it as a cd cover?
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Them. But this one here is a modified version of their cover artwork.
Reply
:iconcolorguardcutie:
ColorGuardCutie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
This is amazing!
I love how you made the different pieces form together!
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Reply
:iconcolorguardcutie:
ColorGuardCutie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
no problem
Reply
:iconmawasi:
Mawasi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
wow .. i was thinking before some minute about those who think they are cool ..

(ps: i love rock music.. so keep on rocking .. and being real cool ppl .. but not cool in that meaning .. you understand me :D)
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008   Digital Artist
Talk about a coincidence :D
Reply
:iconmawasi:
Mawasi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
hhhh
Reply
:icon7whitehorse:
7whitehorse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
INCREDIBLE......
Reply
:icondavidow:
Davidow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Woa!
That could have been a cover of a CD album!
Good job³!!
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007   Digital Artist
Actually, a modified version of this work is an album cover indeed ;)
Thank you very much.
Reply
:iconporcelainpoet:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
what a good representation of America...

the image of Jesus is a nice touch

:D
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   Digital Artist
It's not a representation of America but rather of a certain tendency to follow dangerous trends. Trends that (stereotypically) comes from that country (since the stereotype wants the US to be the leading country in everything for a lot of people) but could affect person everywhere. So, no: it's not a representation of America :)
Reply
:iconporcelainpoet:
PorcelainPoet Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Ahh, well then...

I said that because I relate to it, being American, living here...
when I look at that, that's what I feel about America I guess....
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007   Digital Artist
That's cool, no problem :)
I gave you my interpretation then everybody is free to think what they want, I encourage people to do so and that's the very message of this work (check out the comments above i left to other deviants too). I just wanted to clarify i didn't intend this work as "anti-american".
Reply
:iconfahad0850:
Fahad0850 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Wonderful piece :D
Reply
:iconadolin-of-light:
Adolin-of-Light Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Finally a piece that strikes me as strong and meaningful. I really like the execution and the ideas behind it. I totaly agree with you on everything you said! The only thing I would say is: Hopefully it awakens few people, though I don't think so, because we ALL fall in this category (in one way or another), but are too blind to realize it.
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Digital Artist
Yeah that could be true, but it should be acknowledged that sure we all fall in this category but not everyone at the same degree: somebody less, somebody more... I like to think that there is people able to wake up :)
Reply
:iconadolin-of-light:
Adolin-of-Light Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
And that's why your art sure makes a difference ;)
Reply
:iconcorsico:
Corsico Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what seems to be a picture of christ...I think...and since you have the "those who follow what's cool" kinda of thingie...well...by the picture do you take the side of the non-christians? or do you call them "a passing fad", a useless show-off-ness thingie-ness etc etc? (hope you udnerstood the 25% of what I said, you needed to understand in order to give me the answer to the question i actually put :rofl:)
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Yes I understood. Putting it down simple, the blade piercing the image of Christ symbolizes those people who acts against the Church moved by an unjustified and undefined hatred rather because of serious motivations, in other words, because it's cool to do so. Of all the possible images I could choose, I chose this one in particular because it's connected to a gruesome murder operated by a group of Satanists which occurred here in Italy few years ago. Satanists or less, the blade piercing the image of Christ symbolizes all those people doing extreme acts without having full consciousness of what they're doing.
By the way, I'm not anti-christian. Suffice to say that I don't embrace any kind of religion thus I don't take any side.
Reply
:iconcorsico:
Corsico Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your answers...I must add that real satanists do NOT do crimes or ritual sacrifices as that is against their coe...those who do so are stupid ignorant trendy wannabes that call themselves satanists without having any idea of the principles actually involved

not a satanist myself, a simple wiccan passing by...so I'm also against those who are christian cos they were taught so by their parents or that all ppl are like that etc, without having any idea about what their religion stands for, without going to church as they ought to, without listening to their own dogma...but they're good christians >.>...and to them, all others are idiots, and the "others" should be like them because they say so....
Reply
:iconrustythread:
Rustythread Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A true master piece! Favourited..
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, man :ahoy:
Reply
:iconfaketotum:
Faketotum Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Very nice!
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconpandafreelance:
PandaFreelance Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome bro!
Reply
:iconvillainocity:
Villainocity Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Fantastic piece. I love the message.
Reply
:iconmashina:
mashina Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Digital Artist
Thank you, Le Chiffre ;)
Reply
:icongeyzerrr:
Geyzerrr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Cool!:headbang:
Reply
:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You know what?!
you tottttallllly know what you are doing and I enjoy that in your art. AmMmAzing execution and very nice concept!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 22, 2007
Image Size
213 KB
Resolution
700×700
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,438 (2 today)
Favourites
226 (who?)
Comments
100

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×