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Somebody That I Used to Know (Finished) by samanthamuscaria Somebody That I Used to Know (Finished) by samanthamuscaria
Finished calligram of "Somebody that I used to Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra.

15 hours, cumulative
Vector - Adobe Illustrator
Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet

I love how this came out. I was originally going to do the background the same color as the album cover (since the colors are from the album cover as well), but the colors were too light to show up on that background, so I figure it works well enough on black. Plus, it gives it that kindof ominous feeling that comes with a breakup.

I love this, and I can't wait to tweet it to Gotye on Twitter!

Edit: Holy wow! A DD! I am so proud of this! Thank you to EVERYONE who favorites this or comments! I promise you will get a comment back and/or a llama! <3

New edit: Wow! I.. uh.. underestimated the power of a llama promise. There's over 900 favorites in my box right now, and I don't think I'll ever get through them.

Just know that I appreciate all of the love, support, llamas, and favorites I've received from everyone on here :heart::star::heart:
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Given 2012-06-06
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Critique by MTMPhotography Jun 6, 2012, 7:11:14 PM
This is an awesome picture! And, by all means, it needs to be a Daily Deviation, but I have a problem with it.

It's an eyesore, for me, to read. It took me about three minutes to figure out what it had to do with the song! I guess that's the price for having to fit letters into a shape. I understand, just pointing out something I didn't like.

The thing I do adore, however, is the shape. I see a plain as day that it is a side profile of a man and a woman. Very clever, I give you props on that. Although, I would have loved it more if there was hair. You Could put the song title there, along with the band name, "Fun.".
The change in color. Very unique in it's own way.
One thing I think would be awesome, is if you sent this to the band's producer/editor whatever to maybe use as a poster, cd cover, whatever. That would be amazing! But don't get your hopes up. I've tried something like that; a poem with a friend about one of my favorite T.V shows' drama. No reply. :(
But this is about you, not me. This is amazing, and I can't wait to click that watch button to look out for some more amazing work from you! :D

I'm only docking you half a star on the vision, like I said; It was hard for me to read. If others found it simple, GREAT! Coo-dos on the great eye sight! Otherwise, I thought it was amazing. Great work!
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priincezzz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! This is amazing! So cool andsjflds Congrats on the DD!! :heart:
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic. owo
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Why thank you, Elphie <3

I love your username, btw :3 I am a HUGE Wicked fan, both books and musical.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w<!! Thank you! I love both, too--the way the musical glitters and the way the book portrays Oz as a gritty, New York-esque city. What's not to like?
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely nothing!
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riddlej99 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I think this is amazing. It is a fantastic tribute to one of my favorite songs. Using the great shapes of the letters fitting into all those spaces... What a feat!!!!
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DARCNaoto13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you someone else who can tell a story by using the lyrics of a song!
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like it! I'm happy people get to see my version of it!
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Cresenta-Lark Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D cool!
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :D I'm glad you like it!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :glomp:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
It's my pleasure! :hug:
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Mystery-of-Brenna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Writer
nice on the Janus-face
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:iconsamanthamuscaria:
samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by that, but I can probably assume it's good! Thanks :D
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Mystery-of-Brenna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Writer
Hehe, it is. I was referring to the mythological figure of Janus, who had two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward. Or inward and outward. Or, two faces of the same thing. Lots of interpretations possible. And I liked yours =).
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh! Wow! I didn't know about Janus. I'll have to look more into that! Thanks for the information :) I love learning new things!
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Mystery-of-Brenna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome, I love seeing new things, so that makes us even ;-)
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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
mind blowing :)
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
u r welcome :)
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool, took me sec to figure out what it said but was well worth the effort great song choice
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :D I'm glad you liked it! :heart:
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EyeGoCrazy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ♥♥♥♥
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pinkbingy11 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just discovered this song no more than 20 minutes ago, and I fell in love with it instantly. I was going through the Daily Deviations, saw this, and I thought "no way, that would just be too much of a coincidence." I feel you caught the essence of the song perfectly! Job well done! :D
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it was here waiting for you! It's nice to hear that I captured what I wanted people to see in this! :heart:
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Dang!
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, I'll take that as a compliment ;) thanks!
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Oh, yes, it is a compliment.
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cooldog117 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love that song lol
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Me too! It's a great song!
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observart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
somebody said that the people who are farthest away from each other are those who turn their backs against each other because it's a world's worth of distance for them to meet again.

:) congrats on your dd
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
That is a quote that I absolutely believe in. I think that's why I ended up having the silhouettes back-to-back, since they're going in different directions but still right next to one another.

I'm glad you like it! I'm super excited to have gotten a DD :D :tighthug:
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observart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think so too. That's why I quoted it here for people to realize :) Your deviation is very symbolic if only people would know the clues.
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
If only ;)
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Coca-Cola-Gamer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAHHHHH!!!!
This looks very cool! That song is really catchy 6_9
LOL This was uploaded on my b-day xD
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Well then! Happy belated birthday! :D :party:

I'm glad you like it!
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Coca-Cola-Gamer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks x)
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GottaLoveMushrooms Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
What a cool idea, I've never seen anything like it. That's a cool take on a popular song.
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
That is the best compliment I have ever received :) thank you!
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GottaLoveMushrooms Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Well good, you deserve it :D You're very welcome.
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Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't even understand what this is supposed to be...
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
What do you mean? It's a picture of two faces, back to back, made out of the text of a song.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about it :)
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Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yep, but it's very hard to read it :O I don't even know where it starts
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I know, it's a little bit hard to read starting at the top. Do you know the words to the song? It might be easier to follow along if you do :)

"But you didn't have to cut me off, make out like it never happened and that we were nothing". Start from there, and the rest should go from one side to the other and across again :)
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Hyoko-x3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
alright, thanks :D
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:iconsamanthamuscaria:
samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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LizzywithaWhy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally gonna show this to my friend, he loves this song. :D This is really cool!!
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samanthamuscaria Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet! I hope he likes it! :D
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool! :3
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