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The Hiker by bryancollins The Hiker by bryancollins
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The art always gets carried away. In this creation of The Hiker, the apple and the star show you that he is seeking wisdom, knowledge, and peace. To find these things, he must traverse many obstacles, some of which are seemingly impassable.

The original work was created with Prismacolor pencils on 9"x12" vellum.

Private collection of Brian and Becca Kephart.

Image copyright 2007 Collins

This illustration can also be seen at :iconpsychedelictreasures:
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:iconundertheuniverse:
undertheuniverse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I absolutely love it! :squee: It's so full of life and color, it's awesome :B
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:iconpeacefarmer:
PeaceFarmer Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
This is beautiful, I love the color scheme you've used.
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I used ever color in my box of 120 Prismacolor pencils.
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:iconpeacefarmer:
PeaceFarmer Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
That's awesome man, it's a true masterpiece.
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:iconorbcreation:
Orbcreation Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Awesome!
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:icondugle93:
Dugle93 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this. excellent use of color i love the apple!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
very cool work, great concept
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:iconfusion-defiance:
Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow... hah ^^;
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:iconpixel-def:
pixel-def Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008   Photographer
holy crap i just drooled on my desk.
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope that doesn't mean it put you to sleep :bored:

Just kidding. Thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it.
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pixel-def Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008   Photographer
welcome :D love it.
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
another lovely piece, love the colour ;)
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks. This one almost made me go cross-eyed!
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:iconjocky-luke:
Jocky-Luke Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I don't have any word to say that it's so much beauty!!
Greets from france
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Jocky-Luke.
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:iconschnellzz:
schnellzz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
this is AMAZING!!!
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I really appreciate you.
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:iconmathismondhut:
mathismondhut Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
that is one of this ahhhh-artworks
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:icongrella:
Grella Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
TO BE*
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:icongrella:
Grella Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BY IN MY NEXT JOURNAL?
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to be in your next journal. Thank you :)
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:icongrella:
Grella Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Hehehe :w00t!: Thank you so much!
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:iconalebat:
alebat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just incredible.
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:iconstrokesage:
StrokesAge Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
OH MAN !that is amazing...
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment.
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:iconokijnas:
Okijnas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the vivid colors!
This is just WOW.
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:iconsinbatollica:
Sinbatollica Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I really love this piece ... But can you elaborate more about the apple? I don't get the relation between apple and wisdom? ... is it that wisdom is the delightful fruit of life? ... thank you :peace::cuddle: ..
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Some people use the apple to illustrate the fruit of knowledge spoken about in the Bible, where Adam and Eve were in the garden. In American culture, apples are also used to represent teachers and learning. This might be true in other cultures as well, but I'm not sure.
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Sinbatollica Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
ahaaaa Ya thanks for the explanation ... it makes sense ... smart decision :) ...

Have a great day :alphaosiris:
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:iconsole85:
Sole85 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
You have a great eye for colors
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again!
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:iconpidgeydumpling:
pidgeydumpling Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
I love your colors and style, it all comes together very fantastically.
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. BTW, my daughter's name is Elorah and judging by your signature comment, you'll recognize that name.
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:iconpidgeydumpling:
pidgeydumpling Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Your welcome, and that is an awesome movie! cool.
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:iconmdfive:
MDFive Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Nice work!
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:iconrealityunfiltered:
RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
hmmm i wonder what he took before hiking ;)
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Me and my subjects are all drug free. Imagination is the only substance used here. ;)
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RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Lameoid.
If your in the psychedelics treasures then thats usually a given
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:iconthenixxi:
thenixxi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
crazy beautiful
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I just sold it, in fact. Glad you like it :)
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:iconartist-for-rent:
artist-for-rent Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
The sense of movement is almost overwhelming, but it is in a brilliant sort of way. :love:
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:iconkundleshow:
KunDleShow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007   Photographer
Hey!
Your art featured in my jornual [link] :)
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome. I appreciate the extra exposure :)
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:iconkundleshow:
KunDleShow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007   Photographer
:)
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:iconcwatic:
cwatic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
i love it
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:iconim1happy:
im1happy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Amazing work :hug:
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:iconcdegirl:
cdegirl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
this is AWESOMEEEEEEE
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:iconbesidesthat:
BesidesThat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
wow.... simply amazing! :clap:
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:iconmizra:
Mizra Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant, rich colors and the circular compostion is superb!
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:iconbryancollins:
bryancollins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, and for adding it to your favorites!
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