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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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:iconetherealdowntime:
etherealdowntime Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Wow incredible coloring and detail
Really like out of a book
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
According to your work, humor is dancing on the brink of abyss.
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Alicelice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
admirable work!
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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.
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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.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link]
:iconhappydayplz::glomp:
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:iconemisferosinistro:
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:
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:iconchepseh:
Chepseh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
*Looking at the mice* They could use this arragement for a limbo contest...! :)
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :love:
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:iconstolvezen:
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely :aww:
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this colours and style!
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Adonael Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just noticed the dancing animal in the foreground, which has made me see the piece at the more comical and allegorical level - is it a reflection of spectacle and how creations can sometimes be manipulated, ridiculed and made a farce of??
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, you hit on it. :)
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:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Phew xD
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Adonael Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. I like how you drew the bear in the background and illustrated the animal's natural curiosity. It's also nice to see an idealistic drawing of nature at a real peak of an undisturbed equilibrium - it has a calming effect.
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Troetel11 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors & the medium (aquarel), & the humor!
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing and all the wonderful details, I discover more and more.
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:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute <3
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:iconjedimase:
JediMase Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
These are always so amazing and complex. Is there any way you could post it larger so we can better appreciate all the details?
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you follow the link in the description, there are larger pics.
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:iconjedimase:
JediMase Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Oh, silly me.
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:iconmysweetdarkness:
MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So many details !! Very beautiful work !
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
magical :heart:
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:iconpaperhorse:
PaperHorse Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing painting!!! :la:
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great and wonderful work! :)
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:iconmakuhime:
MakuHime Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
That's so lovely and original as well : ) I like the colours !
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, yes, her knives are sharp indeed. But how we do need her saving wounds.
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:iconsasha-drug:
Sasha-Drug Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
this funny and wonderful painting =)
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Gorgeous colors! :heart:
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely! I really like it!
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:iconartgoldart:
ArtGoldArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning work!
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kungfoowiz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Meeow =)
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student
this is beautiful!
and for me its cute too! :)
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:iconshriss:
Shriss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I want to know whats down there too...
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:iconshriss:
Shriss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, I want to step into this world and wander around for a bit...maybe just watch :)
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't fall into that pit. :)
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