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Commissioned for the cover of the DVD of the BBC film telling the story of Syd...Pink Floyd's founder member.

I tried to imagine what it would be like to be back in the heyday of the Sixties...but with the job I have now. Using day-glo paints and under the influence...of Hapshash And The Coloured Coat! ';Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' was the first album I ever bought...it is still the Floyd album I play most.

It doesn't date...and nor does Syd, This was a celebratory film of a hugely talented and uncompromising man who happened to be beautiful at the same time...and I decided to portray him in that way rather than the tragic icon we hear about too often.

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:icondon-mirakl:
Don-Mirakl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Nice! :)
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Nebrinn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. 
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juliajujushub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
your pretty amzing
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Nami00Kawakuro Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
omg!!!! this is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!
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miableachgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome! I mighr have to give those dayglo paints a try.
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AveSlightlyMad Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
OH GOD!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
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SyddyGurl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could listen to "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" ALL DAY!

I'm one of those weird "Early Floyd Only" fans. I just can't get into "DSOTM"-onwards. I'm a "Piper to Meddle" person. Give me the simpler, more experimental, less angry days of a simpler, more experimental, less angry band that were cute, fun, talented guys that got along. This is my preference, of course. I respect others if they disagree. We all have our tastes.

Like you, I prefer to focus on The Piper rather than The Madcap. The Piper was peppy, fun, whimsical, happy, goofy, outgoing, playful, open, optimistic, idealistic, social, joyful, a really fun guy who loved life & everyone, who epitomized The Aquarian Age, who was true Flowerpower & full of sex appeal. Dionysus, Eros, Pan, & Peter Pan rolled into one!

Androgynous, stylish, flamboyant, adorable.

Forgive me if I'm rhapsodizing like a nut. I can't help it. Syd was really neat! =)
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SyddyGurl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You captured the beauty, whimsy, mystery, magic & wonder of the talented, beautiful, artistic, poetic, musical, adorable, angelic, magnificent, incredibly sexy, enchanted....SYD BARRETT.

Yeah...I confess...I'm one of THOSE fans...but, y'see, a guy must be REALLY SPECIAL if folks from over 40 years later are crushing over him.

That said, I'm NOT one those those jerk who would've stalked Roger-Keith Barrett or act like a complete "Sydiot" (a Syd fan who's totally deranged).

That said, beautiful artwork for a beautiful guy!
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alkemie21 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' is my favourite album too! :peace: :weed: :+favlove:
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DoctorNarpasLoveless Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He was a madman, but he was quite brilliant.
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CrawlingKingSnake23 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thats sweet, I really love that documentary and it even spurred me on to get into early Floyd and Syd Barrett. Im in a band and we are proudly going to cover Jugband Blues and Here I Go. Listening to Bike right now, It's really cool to see so many people who admire Syd so much. Alot of people dismiss this music as nonsense but I really feel for him and his genius. He did basically invent the echoe effect for the Piper At The Gates of Dawn album. I'm a real big fan and I even own a copy of their double LP A Nice Pair, that was made illegal after about three months because of copyright infringements and nude photgraphy. Itd be cool if you could write back but if not, whatever. Cool art, peace.
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davhopkins Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Shine on you crazy diamond.
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Beautiful.....and THANX...check this [link]
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PureTungsten Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
shine on crazy diamond ;P
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
"That cat's something I can't explain"
Outasite....indeed, Syd never dates....he just get's better with the years.
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letjenen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
the thing I love the most about this painting is that is a traditional one. great technique and use of colours :)
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jitterbuglove Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliance
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AresX-666 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
this is amazing
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D-MATSUYAMA Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! :wave:
I have featured this piece in a News Article: Pink Floyd Art
Please check it out if you want to see more Floyd-related artwork, and +fave the article if you like it.
Have a nice day. :blowkiss:
Julia.-
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ArtistShigeru Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student General Artist
I love Pink Floyd... and your works (and Marillion album covers ^^) Mark! It's great! And Syd... shine on!...
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kram666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
psychedelic acid , its amazing art :weed::weed:
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yesitsmandy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
really amazing dude.
syd was and still is the best.
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dshrader Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet!! :D You did an awesome job on this :)
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godlessinfinity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
YOU did this? You are officially my artistic hero, man. :heart: This is seriously one of my favourite pieces of art ever, and it captures the essence of early Pink Floyd and Syd's waaaay-out-there style perfectly...at least in my mind. :P You should have done the cover for the Syd Barrett collection Crazy Diamond, too, man. :love: I love you.
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EwaKeithBarrett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
<333333333333333333333333333333333333333333!
My Syd!
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Melissas-Artwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, I love the colors... Syd is awesome. :)
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MetalSpork Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
I saw this on the DVD cover at my local Borders! I immediately noticed it because of the artwork. Nice job! For some reason I really love how you drew his shirt.

I love Syd Barrett. He's one of my all-time favorite musicians...
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
As a dyed in the wool Floyd Fan, had to put this one in my Favorites File..

Nice work.. all your stuff.
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:iconcupcakesvintage:
cupcakesvintage Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is freakin gorgeous!
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:icondiichi:
diichi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
........Absolutely beautiful.
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pichu4850 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
wow, I definitely get that 60s feel from the colors alone (: awesome.
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ArteChocolatina Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I am sure you know this already, but really great work!
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Pink Floyd is my all time favorite band! And I'm impressed by this work!
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melianish Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:tears: I love Pink Floyd
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:iconlion65:
Lion65 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
shine.. forever...

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:iconkidjet:
kidjet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
nice job. :)
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wildmayfly Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
niceness.
Insperration for a next piece much?
I’m a Hapshash and the Coloured Coat fan myself and plan on getting a Alphonse Mucha tattoo for my 17th birthday this year.

Keep on truckin'.
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puggdogg Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Syd The Beat. This is great. Shine on....
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BikerScout Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooahhhhh... lol

This is awesome! Love the colours and the font work is spot-on. Great stuff! :D

:+fav:
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BalduinRegenwurm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
yeah, this rocks! awesome psychedelic work which can be very well connected with the sound of pink floyd
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