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Syd Barrett. Charcoal, ink, acrylic, and colored pencil.
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Given 2006-10-21
For me one of the greatest tragedies in rock and roll history was Syd Barrett. In this homage to the late singer/songwriter/guitarist, artistic-engine uses a gritty mix of mediums and style to convey perhaps a tortured soul embarking down a long lost highway of mental illness from where there would be no return. Maybe you disagree with the insertion and placement of the 'dark side of the moon' design, but as for myself I found it appropriate since the memory, artistic spirit and influence of Syd Barrett never left the collective hearts and minds and music of the surviving members of Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett by ~artistic-engine ( Featured by dholms )
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The5thFiend Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
It's a nice picture... But Syd didn't write DSOTM. That was a Roger album...
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artistic-engine Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
He didn't write it, but it might have been about him... right?
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The5thFiend Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I think I heard in an interview that Brain Damage towards the end was Syd inspired. It would seem very fitting as well.
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roqueofspades Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a goddamn shame I wasn't on this site when this piece was awarded its well-earned Daily Deviation. This is a fucking masterpiece.
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Alexandrinnne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Impressive.
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nogapalecboga Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fail
he didn't created dark side of the moon
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Aendryn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
this is nice
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:iconjustin458:
justin458 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I'd hang this on my wall.
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k-tatanka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Amazing!!
Wow!
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Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Definitely an unbelievable tribute to the great Crazy Diamond Syd Barrett.....awesome...
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Aprilinacidland Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
I-FUCKIN-LOVE-THIS-ART
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TheMagicBus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
You've gotta wonder how Syd felt when Floyd still continued, making Dark Side, WYWH, The Wall, and on and on. Or if he really thought about it at all...
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electricsorbet Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
:O amazing !! :D I love his eyes and his hand and the randomness of his name... <33 so great
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MaximoVLorenzo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
what you got a DA?! i had no idea.
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EwaKeithBarrett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
oh God!
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pleasuresmurf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
I feel like your painting really captures Sid's psychosis. very niice
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Wonderful image, I love the textural quality!
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:iconcrlx:
crlx Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Great work is just--amazing!
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jakefist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
i love it
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:iconfoundations:
foundations Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
at first i thought his pinky was cut off or something, lol.
but it's well done.
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:iconlescons:
lescons Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
wooooooooow
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:iconavae:
avae Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Excellent! :D
It kinda shows how he felt inside ...
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krimsongrace57 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Beautiful. That's all I gotta say. Just beautiful.
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Metemorfoz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Exellent work.
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Khorosho Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
This is amazing. An excellent glimpse into Syd's tortured mind.

I think everything in this piice came together wonderfully.
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BeatHotel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
:clap:
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fsmetal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Wow. I love this. The crazy diamond
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TheFreya Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
What happened to him was such a shame; He was a brilliant man.
I've just finished reading a biography of Syd. Pink Floyd is one of my favourite bands.
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Thrice2007 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
AMAZING. FAV
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pamcura Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
damn, it's amazing work
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SVG75 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Really brilliant@

I did an imagination if Johnny Depp were acts Syd

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Z0SO420 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
pink floyd ON "WHALLEY CRACK"
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un friggin believable
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oyraja Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
i can relate to the person in this piece. the way the face is elongated by the hands and the stress of sarrow expressed in the persons face is so lifelike and emotional...very relative...
blessed be
oyraja...
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Davoli Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
godly !
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nausssea Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
:wow:
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PoisonPurple21 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
that`s such a good portrait of Syd!!
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Lain-Navi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
Genius! ^^
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Vive-Le-Rock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Student General Artist
beautiful.
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spcefrk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Congrats. I'm glad to see this get some recognition
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subtronik Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Great painting, just wonderful!
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redniet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
he wont be forgotten
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
excellent piece of work..
classic
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dick-juice Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
uncle syd!
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Stardustgammaray Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
the triangle reminds me of pink floyd very good expression here
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speak-to-me Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
Holly good god, that's jaw dropping. Really, quite the thing. May a good man rest in peace with art like this keeping him remembered.
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vlad-e-miro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Student
holy fucken shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

pink floyd ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+fav +fav +fav !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006   General Artist
I like it, almost hypnotic

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I used to listen to alot of his stuff
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:iconmia561:
mia561 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
that's beauiful adn really well done
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