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To go through life whole by Elamen To go through life whole by Elamen
My submission for the Wacom dreams contest.

My dream is for everyone to be able to go through life as a whole and complete person.

So many times we feel little parts of ourselves break off and fracture, because of struggles with ourselves or with outside forces. I wish that everyone could keep hold of every facet of themselves, despite the problems that may arise in life.

Had two ideas for this contest but had only enough time to do one. Oh well, a dream of world domination will have to be postponed!

The ocean symbolizes the struggles in life, and the two figures on the side are in danger of being consumed by the sea. The center figure is directing them on towards safer waters.

GAH wish I had one more day to make this super awesome!

Mats: Painter 11, Photoshop CS4
Time: LONG.. not counting the line art, about 25+ hrs
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, very beautiful, so many colours! I like the reference to the storm and struggle of the romantic era through replicating it in the powerful sky, and the way you have merged the dresses into the ocean. Great message! How did you go with teh contest?
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, very beautiful, so many colours! I like the reference to the storm and struggle of the romantic era through replicating it in the powerful sky, and the way you have merged the dresses into the ocean. Great message! How did you go with teh contest?
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evusha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
beautiful:heart:
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is featured here: [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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PurpleBookLover Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This IS super awesome! Love the colour tones and symmetry in this piece.
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Student Photographer
featured in my journal :D [link]
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prince911 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
It's awesome! But I'm worried about the women in your piece...
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viralsanctity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
beautiful color scheme. :]
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apricotmuffins Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I really like this. I don't know if i want to see a little bit more refining on the sea or not. I kinda like the loose, obvious brushstrokes.


But I definately love the girls, and the colour scheme and the movement. That sky is beautifully Turner-esque. Good luck with the competition, you're one of my favourites to win.
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YoukoKitsuneBi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Digital Artist
wow 25+ hours, no wonder it looks so nice. I love the way you make their dresses flow, its like they're wearing water themselves almost. Great job. Awesome colors.
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