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EDIT: Finally a title I like. Named after the song by the Scissor Sisters. [link]

So, time to get to actually talking about this piece.

First off, it's an original work. It's my city, Minneapolis. I adore this city, and for illustration we were assigned to do a piece about our experience with Minnesota, and this is what I came up with.

The bricklike texture actually started out as a bus schedule I scanned in, then cut chunks out of digitally, eventually coloring it solid orange.

I guess it's about drifting. About longing and being unable to posses. Trying to process information, visual and otherwise. And moving.

I guess the thing is that I want to possess this city. I want to know every bit of it, every hole in the wall restaurant and theatre and hotel. I feel like it's always surprising me. Which is nice, yet... I don't know, there's still so much of it I want to take in. But I don't always have a lot of time to do that, I have to keep moving forward with my art and school and other responsibilities. I feel like I'm always walking away from the things that I want.

All textures/patterns are mine.

Oh, and special thanks to :iconunclehames: because this definetly would not exist if I hadn't seen this, [link] even if it wasn't entirely intentional.
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Sarliene Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Writer
Very cool! I think we have the prettiest skyline. Saint Paul is all jealous~
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thanks, bro! Yeah, I love our skyline. I really admire our fair city...
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MartaNicolin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done. I really enjoyed your little explanation there, I feel like I can relate to it (except for the fact that I don't feel as connected to the place I felt that way about haha).
Are you still living in Minneapolis?
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thank you!

Yeah, I live there, I just wish I had more time to enjoy all the awesomeness going on.
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Kayotics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
...Thanks?
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Kayotics Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes
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Nefarious-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
So cool! And so you!
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Aw, thanks, bro! I'm real glad you think so! 8)
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Artist
Ooooo:heart: Your colors and textures are exquisite here!:D Wheee this picture makes my sleepless brain feel much more excited.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thanks so much! I'm glad! Going for a blinding brightness, so that's good to hear. 8)
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poly-m Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Very good looking !
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thank you!
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