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Good Friends and Bad Neighbors by tarantellino Good Friends and Bad Neighbors by tarantellino
This is an acrylic painting I submitted for Istanbul Center's art and essay contest. I recently found out that I won and I am CRAZY EXCITED because the prize is a TRIP TO TURKEY THIS SUMMER :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
The prompt was the impact of social media on communication. My idea was basically that social media brings us closer to friends who live far away from us, but it can also distance us from people in our immediate vicinity. So I painted an American boy and an Indian girl texting to show the part about connecting with far-away friends, but I painted their surroundings in grayscale to show that both texters were ignoring the people around them.
The contest was actually a few months ago, but I though I shouldn't post the art anywhere because one of their conditions was that all entries be unpublished, and I wanted to play it safe. But now that the judging is over, I think it's okay to put it on DA.
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pie-chrstn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, love the way you executed it 
XTheBlueOwlX Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I never realized how close to home this hits me, because I have my Skype friends you know about and it sometimes distracts me from you guys. herm..... why didn't I realize this before? XD
tarantellino Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Achievement unlocked: hit Adele close to home :iconjokerfreakoutplz:
Having internet friends can be a struggle though. ;_;
drawlingdoodles Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Turkey is absolutely wonderful! Its cities and people are thriving with so much history and culture. It's a rich, diverse country and impossible not to find something incredibly inspiring! Can't wait to see what effect it will have on the artist! :)
tarantellino Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, I'm so excited! So I guess you've been to Turkey?
BrightBlueWindWitch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
FrubaAnimaCaraNaruto Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I heard about this on the morning announcements! Congratulations!  This is super cool, and enjoy your trip to Turkey!

tarantellino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
And yep, I was on the :iconsparklesplz:morning announcements.:iconsparklesplz: These are TRULY the glory days.
Snashyle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! I saw it and I knew exactly what you meant with it! :clap:
I wish my friends would talk less over Whatsapp and Facebook and more in real life. :saddummy:
tarantellino Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you could tell what it was supposed to mean. Normally when I try to put messages into my art it doesn't work and I have to explain it :iconsingletearplz:
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