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Renewed by mynti Renewed by mynti
Burned and broken
I rise again,
Renewed.
-G

My photo this time for the reference. 27.5 hours, Corel Painter X, Photoshop CS2 & Tablet

For #Digitalmedia's theme, renewal.

Details available here: [link]

Don't ask me what it means, draw your own conclusions.

I will say, however, that the composition here is very symbolic; this pose has many triangles to represent 3 points of the birth and renewal cycle.. birth, transition, transcension (and then begin again at birth), and that I was inspired by the phoenix while drawing.

:heart:
Gracie

Edit: After all the critiques, I went back and made some slight changes and corrections :)

Edit 2: 2/26/08 - Went back to this and made some changes. The earlier version before this one is here: [link]
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:iconaixado:
aixado Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
very beautiful !!
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:iconpeter49ers:
peter49ers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Really awesome shot :wow:
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:iconnaamor:
NaAmor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
nice corrections, i love both of them but, this version please me more; colors and light are perfect
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, it was worthwhile to work on it further, yes. I do this frequently... rough versions, then finer versions later.
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:iconnaamor:
NaAmor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
really interesting way to work, thanks
knowing the evolution of a piece is something i love more
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
the important thing in my initial burst of creation is to get it right... the details can be a last minute thing, but if the composition, color, and proportions are not right, no amount of detailing will save it from the trash bin.. :D
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:iconnaamor:
NaAmor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
:D yeah i guess it won't save it from the dump
But sometimes, even if the proportions , for instance, are not that right, i think details and a good use of colors can give it some interest in my opinion, like lame proportions embellished by details and caught by a clever shadow/ light effects.

But it's good to read you know what you want :p
keep creating right *€(%6 good artworks ;p

Thanks for this comment btw
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, well, I have my moments of laziness with proportion (who doesn't?) but... in a finished work, to me this is impossible to tolerate... I like the illusion of reality (or fantasy, in some cases) to be absolute.. as close to "right" as I can do... it sometimes takes me weeks or months for one painting, to get all the corrections finished, but it is worth it to me, because I'm presenting to the world my best possible work. Anything less and I will feel like I could have... should have.. done more. And that's the last thing I want to feel! 'Cause then I just go back and repaint :lol: Like here.

I agree that proportion is not a key part of a painting's message or point; but to make the viewer look past the proportions and to the message, you must first allow their eye to detach from that oddly shaped elbow or weird chin sag or whatever else looks off. I spent 7 figure drawing classes worth of effort to really get figures down, and even now I feel I could use a few more classes of drawing nude models to perfect my craftsmanship.
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NaAmor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
:D
for the Artist the painting or drawing is never completely finished yup there's always something to try/add/remove, creation is endless

Learning in art schools, drawing nude models is great to perfect your 'lines', but i also think rehearsing on your own, drawing again and again by having a look at the world around you is one of the best school xD
but you already know it

thanks again
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VergilSharky Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008   General Artist
*____* so pretty:rose:
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synnicity Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
This image has been Featured! [link] :heart: :heart:
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:iconogyn4e:
ogyn4e Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Awesome!!!
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:icontalei:
Talei Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. Especially the pose and the lighting <3
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
:wave: Hi there! Your wonderful image has been featured in my weekly Article Digital - Friday Favorites - 7th Edition [link]
Don't forget to pick up your stamp while you're there to show you've been featured!:heart:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Wow, such BRILLIANT work :jawdrop: :heart:

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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconthelma1:
Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
You're more than welcome :) :hug:

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:iconth3-prophetman:
Th3-ProphetMan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Very beautiful work!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmickeykumar:
mickeykumar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Lovely work! :clap:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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:iconsweetangel1:
sweetangel1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
beautiful work love the detail very nice:clap:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconfahadkhan:
fahadkhan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
awesome
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondarkdesyre:
Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Lovely piece, I enjoy the subtle hint of the phoenix on her cheek! Its a great touch. Amazing job on the hand also hun!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The hand was fun! Well, the one on her head was. The one on her chest was tough :faint: Hard not to overwork/underwork this type of thing... I like visible brush strokes if I am using Painter X.. but not so rough as my first go.. :lol:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Ill have to try painter.. Ive seen some great results with the program but so far have only used Photoshop and custom brushes to get a textured look.

Oh and I have the same problem not overworking traditional art too... unfortunately I cant go back to a previously saved version =)
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, I love painter! I think I prefer it most times unless it's details... details are just easier in PS :) I prefer painter for the color mixer, the natural mixing (reminds me of oil paint in some ways) and the brushes, yeah. But PS I'm more familiar with so I tend to still migrate to it. I've only been using painter for a short while, and know it enough to paint in, but I know I'm missing a lot of the program :bucktooth:
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Ill have to experiment with painter sometime although Im still trying to figure out and master painting in Photoshop!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hehe, it took me a while to figure digi painting too, but it sure is fun!
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Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I just got myself a tablet finally too, so it will be alot easier now. Im looking at some of the tutorials here from some of the great Digi painters. Its great that at least the color theory part is so similar to traditional painting, so Im hoping that it wont take me as many years to figure it out as it did oil painting =)
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'd say the most different things from oil vs. digi paint is the blending and the workflow.. the drawing skills transfer well, and I'd actually say composition is easier since it's not nailed down like in trad. I think blending is more difficult digitally, but I think that's because of my preference for traditional blending. I think that's why a tablet is necessary; you'll pick it all up pretty fast with one. :hug:

I'm still learning so much; practice makes (somewhat) perfect!
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: It is so realistic. :clap:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
hehe, still very painterly, I hope.
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:iconeskimoblueboy:
eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, still very painterly. :lol: :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconviaviolet:
viaviolet Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
fantastic.....:)

Via
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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:iconviaviolet:
viaviolet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconlimetastic:
Limetastic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Oh it's beautiful! I love the deep colors and the detail you put into the top of the dress. :nod: Nifty!
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hey Alicia! Thanks hun! :glomp:
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice improvement... fun to compare :D
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
:lol: Just a few more hours and a bunch of patience..
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:iconnorke:
Norke Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I feel your pain, dear... :giggle:
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
:bucktooth:
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:iconthiefoworld:
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I absolutely love everything in this piece
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:iconmynti:
mynti Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It's very personal to me.
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:iconmaoractive:
maoractive Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice update!
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