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Syd Barrett by artistic-engine Syd Barrett by artistic-engine
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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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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