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Dreamdance: Humor by puimun Dreamdance: Humor by puimun
Card for my upcoming Dreamdance Oracle. [link]
Size: 9x13 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints available and detail closeups: [link]
Blog post with sketches and in progress: [link]

Card text by Satyros Phil Brucato:
Humor relieves the pain of living. Stuck in our ridiculous bags of skin and subject to absurd strokes of fortune, we have to laugh or else go crazy. On many levels, creation is a big joke on every living thing. We burp, fart, stammer and stumble our way through life, and the more regal we try to appear, the more absurd we eventually become. A wise Dancer, therefore, knows how to laugh at himself. By embracing Humor, we take charge of our imperfections.

That said, the edge between humor and tragedy is thin indeed. Laughter isn’t always a “proper” reaction… and, in fact, the more “improper” it is, the harder we wind up laughing. Humor inverts the expected order, throwing in an ironic kick in the balls for good measure. If and when you choose this Dance, recall that Humor is Tragedy sped up and exaggerated to the point of farce. Each jester is a killer in disguise, and though her weapons might wound only your dignity, they can cut you pretty damn deep.
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
According to your work, humor is dancing on the brink of abyss.
Alicelice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
admirable work!
YikYik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Beautiful... but larger size really would be nice as much af the tiny details you always make are lost in such small size. And I love sitting and exploring your art just to find these little details.
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful and moving. Laughter at "inappropriate" moments can lift the pain of living for a moment, make us see that not all is doom and gloom, even in the worst of times. Whenever I have felt depressed or anxious, I have found it cathartic to watch funny videos or movies, or read a humorous book. I love this painting on so many levels.
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link]
Emisferosinistro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, it's beautiful... I always hope and try to learn something from your amazing works, I'd love to reach a so high level as your is, someday :love:
Chepseh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
*Looking at the mice* They could use this arragement for a limbo contest...! :)
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :love:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :aww:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this colours and style!
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