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Sound of Silence by C-Cain Sound of Silence by C-Cain
Note: I am quoting the lyrics of a song here. I did not come up with the lyrics. I thought it was obvious, but apparently it's not.

Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel:

Hello, darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence"


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I have little else to say. I reckoned this is how it looks behind the mask of those who have to uphold the façade of happiness as part of their profession every night.

Drawn with a mouse.
It's pretty rough, but it didn't take me long. So yeah.
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HannahRivaille Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"hello darkness my old friend...ive come to speak with you again...with the sound of silence..."  hee that's all I know
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FBI-Bob Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love the concept of it. it's cool.
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ThatFurryOverThere Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Dear Celestia, how did you manage this with naught but a mouse? What program(s) did you use? Any tips on those who'd like to try their hand(or hoof if you'd prefer) at this?
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Uhm, that one was done with nothing but GIMP. By now I moved on to use Photoshop, too. Photoshop is superior in almost every respect...

Other than that it's just a combination of the Ink Tool, a couple of layers and most importantly the Path Tool. I don't think I used much more than these tools for this piece.
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SuperCrackHead099 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
thats a very nice artwork :]
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I'm glad you like it.
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Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This song is awesome and this artwork is awesome.

THIS FANART IS GOOD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD!
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Why, thank you.
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csunday95 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
S&G whooo, one of my favorite folk rock artists. Though this wasn't exactly their best song despite it being their most popular. Pic is excellent too; I'm loving the focus effect
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Why, thank you.

I still like the song, though. ^_^
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