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RED MICROBIA by RSConnett RED MICROBIA by RSConnett
Painted in Los Angeles, October, 2006. Acrylic on canvas. 18" x 18"

The thoughts that I had while painting this were of the tiny worlds that live beyond our sight. The tiny microscopic world were creatures exist so alien to us that they seem to be fictional. The worlds of the 'MICROBIA'.

My mind often drifts off and I wonder about tiny worlds that theoretically may exist deep in the sub-atomic materials that make up the worlds of the ameba. Might there not exists creatures so small that we have not yet discovered them? And if that's possible, could there even be intelligence of some sort?

I could speak more to these ideas, but I'll let the painting speak for me.

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2/20/2008: added the availability of a print here at DA

I am offering fine prints in many sizes and prices of this painting here on DA.

I also offer my own canvas Giclee's stretched & mounted & hand painted on my site, RSConnett.com: [link]

Additionally, you will find this, and more prints and originals in my eBay store: [link]
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breakfastrip Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just purchased a print.... i like a lot your drawings!
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joejimmy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow! Fantastic!!
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DefPenCo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wauw! What's your favourit drugs?
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Artifictions Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
This piece, for me, is very reminiscent of Gary Baseman, who I admire a lot. Although, sometimes Baseman crowds his paintings with so many characters and so many things and it feels disjointed. I feel like although you've added so much to this piece...so much to look at...it doesn't seem overloaded. It all fits so nicely. Well thought out and well executed!
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I share those same ponderings ... and how do we know our stars and galaxies don't act as atoms for a much larger universe?
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is hilarious! Incredibly detailed and well rendered. :)
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maikev Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
... and might creatures exist which are so big that we are microbias for them...?
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:iconhisui-mi:
Hisui-mi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Terry Pratchett's "Carpet people" might just be the thing for you :)
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miss-mellifluous Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Oooo ... your ickle Microbia look so cute and curious. :clap:
:star:
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strohat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
somethin' 'bout this one i really like, the color is awesome, well done. something kinda smooth about it, can't quite put my finger on it, just dig it!
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guns4jesus2004 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
this makes me think of an old print i saw once of what people were speculating lived in the water of the Thames river in England...i wish i could remember the exact caption but i remember it was something like "creatures and cockatrices and chimaeras dire." it made me laugh.
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes? That sounds like something I would LOVE to see!


Thanks! :D
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guns4jesus2004 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
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it's not big enough to see the caption but i think you could get the point from it haha.
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butterflydawn Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
excellent
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beavisandbutthead123 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
it's really pointless to say anything...
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Durandal-Thoth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
Are the "wings" on the butterfly/t
rilobyte/snail things supposed to look like they have eyes?
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AD-K Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
one of my favourite!
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ThunderYeti Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
this is brutal, love it
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :painter:
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:iconlaory:
laory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
These little guys are just perfect!
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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BeastWithinPorthcawl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
with art this good who needs L.S.D.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! ... Thank you :D
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:iconbreakfastrip:
breakfastrip Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredibly cool.....woooooow
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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0-Hermit-0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I love the designs of the individual creatures, and the almost disconcertingly bright colours. It all looks so chaotic and very alive :D.

Actually, it also makes me kinda think of a picture book that you'd give children if you wanted to both stimulate their imagination and scare the living crap out of them.
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D ~ I agree about the kids thing
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Ronanmc Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Love it!
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could stare at this for hours - great work!
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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osodelpan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow dude its fantastic
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Yet another captivating painting with so much detail, I could lose myself for hours! I've often entertained the same thoughts about the microcosm. I'm sure this painting makes your wife as uncomfortable as it does me - people having gone through a virulent staph infection can appreciate how REAL the unseen world is!
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, she does not look at the painting that way - however, there are many, MANY other things that make her, and myself, VERY uncomfortable. I am fascinated by the 'microbial' universe. I'm going to do more paintings like this one ... hopefully this year.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I'll definitely be looking forward to them. I've always been very interested in medical illustrations and microbes in particular.
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
EXcellent! You will see them this year. :thumbsup: :)
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MayorMacaw Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Your style reminds me of those old, phalic disney cartoons... I enjoy the colour also and the small abstract shapes in the background. The whole thing looks a little like paisley if you blur your vision.
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RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
awsome pic :clap:
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dopepope Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
very cool piece
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sweetabomination Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
ouf!!! what else can I say
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JayCrum Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
This looks like it was a lot of fun to paint. It sure is fun to look at.
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pezoid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wow.... very good work!!!
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I so love this, the colors...critters... all so wonderful!
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BoKaier Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is mind bending and mind blowing. A squeltch then pop. I totally love the color and abundantly oozing style.
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Mousey42 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Complex..
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popartmonkey Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Excellent work!
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gagatka27 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
ALL I WANNA SAY - THIS REALLY ROCKS! fav!!!
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