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"The Fools" (Black And White Version)
Art by Rolen Romanes
Copyright 2009

-Pen (Sakura Micron Pens) and Ink
-14' x 17"
-Smooth Bristol Paper
-40-45 Hours or more.

This is possibly one of the most intense and detailed pieces that I have ever made. Inspired by the tragedies of life. Poster-sized prints of this illustration is available. Message me if you would like to order. :)

I also created two videos of this artwork on youtube. Don't forget to check them out! :)

Version I:
[link]

Version II:
[link]
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Given 2010-09-20
"The Fools" Black and White, morbid visionary opulence in pen and ink from ~rolenromanes. ( Suggested by onlymistress and Featured by SRaffa )
:iconpeaceguy:
PeaceGuy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
wicked sick bro...i'm speechless!
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks bro. This is a very personal and emotional piece. Brings back a lot of sad and tragic memories every time I look at it.
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:iconpeaceguy:
PeaceGuy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
i see...

When i looked into your gallery, i saw many artworks like this. Are they all taken from your life experiences?
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:iconizik00:
Izik00 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Artist
omg.. this is amazing man! I am in awe!
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:icondinarabutasheva:
DinaraButasheva Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow, so many details...it looks great!
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:iconmniiiv:
MNIIIV Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats just awesome. 
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:iconcolorcaust:
colorcaust Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
insane details, worderfoul work... so much ink!! ^^ 
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:iconpayo-x:
Payo-X Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012   General Artist
Such wonderful detail! ....and I was just bitching about my hand cramping finishing my last piece... I love this. The inspiration and message comes through splendidly.
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:iconaloneinthedark68:
AloneintheDark68 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   Digital Artist
this is AMAZING :wow:
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:icondevonthomas:
devonthomas Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Intense
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:iconako-si-boi:
ako-si-boi Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jesus christ!!! very awesome consept and details!!
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:iconcascadedcadence:
CascadedCadence Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Intense and detailed is right! Wow! Just a couple of things: first, the foreshortening on the man's right arm looks slightly awkward, and second, the bit between the woman's legs looks really odd. Uncomfortably so, but I suspect that is your intended effect (?) Pretty disturbing - good job!
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:iconlostidentity1110:
LostIdentity1110 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
eh..wow, that is some impressive detail there! Excellent work!
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:iconnnww:
NNWW Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
stunning!
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:icondarkmichelle:
darkmichelle Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
like you pic very different
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:iconspacegryphon:
Spacegryphon Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is when Dante's Inferno meets some Lovecraftian madness.

Weird and awesome stuff!
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:iconkatukomal:
katukomal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
wow!
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:iconserhanyenilmez:
serhanyenilmez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Magnificent! :)
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:icontrackrunner49011:
trackrunner49011 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Artist
( * ) <- my brain exploding from the sheer amount of detail... very well done!
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5FORJAPANESEBABIES Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant detail :aww:
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:iconsenzzo-art:
SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I stand in awe: this is ART!
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:iconchimema05:
chimema05 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
holy mother!! unbeliveable truth!! damn this is amazing!
. . .

(still shocked)
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:iconomer88:
omer88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
wow insiane..ly awsome :0
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:iconsebreg:
sebreg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
this is just mindblowing!
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:iconjoseyjou:
joseyjou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010   General Artist
featured in my journal!!
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:iconxcjxedge:
xcjxedge Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
sooo much detail wow!
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:iconlucarossimartini:
LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Featured :) [link]
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:iconlucarossimartini:
LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Featured :) [link]
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just amazing!
Were you ever a fan of Rudimentary Peni?
It's like Nick Blinko's artwork only much much better!
The textures are so beautiful!
Your hand must have been killing you!!
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:icondmoniair:
Dmoniair Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Wow... This is one of the most unique art work I've ever seen! It's amazing!
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:iconlinelana:
Linelana Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very impressive *_______________* !!
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:iconandybrase:
andybrase Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Great work Rolen!: And the print is wonderful:)
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sir Andy! :D
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:icongraphricks:
GraphRicks Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome as its so well detailed
and moving as i love how the wings are done in the
characters as it completely stunning for the time it must have taking you to do it
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words! :)
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:iconjgag:
jgag Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy mother of detail. great vids too! :headbang:
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! It's really awesome that you checked out the videos, thank you again for that:)
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:iconivoignob:
ivoignob Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless!
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:iconthegrinningjinn:
TheGrinningJinn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
It goes without saying, that you have incredible talent. Still, sometimes, stating the obvious can be simply a good thing :D

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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very flattered:) Thanks for your wonderful compliments, I really appreciate it! :)
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:iconthegrinningjinn:
TheGrinningJinn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
:) My pleasure.
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:icondark-corvid:
Dark-Corvid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Wonderful details and texture. Very beautiful and haunting.
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmeregoddess:
meregoddess Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing. I've never seen anything like it. The videos were awesome. Thanks for sharing them :)
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! And thank you also for checking out the videos. Those too also took me a while to finish. :)
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:iconmeregoddess:
meregoddess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They were absolutely marvelous. You did a great job with them. :)
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:iconlazy-aura:
Lazy-Aura Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Just breathtaking. The detail in this is absolutely unbelievable..
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:iconsignuspl:
signuspl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
amazing.. so many details.. respect!
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:iconrolenromanes:
rolenromanes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there! Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconneveresque:
Neveresque Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Oh gawd D: How long did that take you?
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