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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 fašade 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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:iconhannahhamadayokai:
HannahHamadaYokai 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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:iconc-cain:
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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:iconc-cain:
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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:iconcsunday95:
csunday95 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Lol I didn't mean to imply I didn't like it, I love that song XD I've probably just heard it too many times :P
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Ah, that makes sense. ^_^
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Priceless911 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i couldnt help but sing the lyrics while looking at this image. this is a perfact image for the song, sad and mellow, yet a great dramatic scene. well done
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
And thanks again.
I came up with the idea after listening to the song... I think.
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:iconpriceless911:
Priceless911 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ether way its a beautiful cobination
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sky-commander Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done. so sad...
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Thanks. ^_^
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:iconsky-commander:
sky-commander Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob!
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:iconmec13:
MEC13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
so sad. i would be like this if i lost my glasses.
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
True. Those glasses must have cost a fortune.
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:iconmec13:
MEC13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i agree.
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:iconm99moron:
M99moron Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanks. ^_^
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BlackCatXel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*Hugs Vinyl from behind*
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Wildphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Not bad...
...!
INSPIATION!

a fic where Vinal is in an accident and (Spoiler!)
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Huh. And accident? Never thought of that!
But it fits, doesn't it? I din't see the forest for the trees.
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Wraithguard12 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Nicely done! I love the art and your choice in music
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank you. ^_^
I'm glad you like it.
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guitarstrummer96 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I heard that song in Watchmen

Oh and dubstep pony is best pony
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Right - it was in Watchmen. Interesting movie, that. Preferred the graphic novels, though. ^_^
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guitarstrummer96 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Yeah, the novel was pretty good.
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Sachelman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Sadly I have not read the novel but the movie was epic.
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GreenHeartz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
This is beautiful! I thought the glasses were real when I saw the preview image! The shading is just perfect, even Vinyl's reflection! :love:
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Why, thank you! ^_^
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haratofu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool take on Vinyl Scratch; I'd never considered that perspective!
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconkujiiro:
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I like the concept.
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconkeairan:
Keairan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Probably the deepest drawfriend pic I've seen in some time. Congrats on the EQD feature btw.
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I'm glad you like it. And thanks. ^_^
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EchoOfTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I... not usually a loss for words with me... beautiful, truly. No more need be said.
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you! I appreciate it. ^_^
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Freethinker5 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
You drew this with a mouse? That's impressive! As for the content, poor Vinyl!

"MANDO! Get over here! Your waifu needs a hug!"
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:iconc-cain:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thanks. =D
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kit-triforce Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the picture was quite awesome, and then I read the title and got the context of the song... now it's way beyond 20% cooler. Would you mind if I print this to give away at Meetups? Obviously for free, and all art credit back to you.
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
I wouldn't mind at all. I'd even appreciate it! ^_^
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kit-triforce Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
If you mark your deviations with a creative commons license (allowing people to share) it would make it easier for people to share your work (legally). Just a thought!
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Anytime.
And I never figured I'd get popular enough for something like this. But I shall definitely consider it.
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LoneWolfMark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is so heart wrenching :(
And this thought was terrifyingly depressing "I reckoned this is how it looks behind the mask of those who have to uphold the fašade of happiness". You hold so much truth in those words.
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C-Cain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thank you! Most people don't tend to agree with me on that one. ^_^
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