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March 21, 2007
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Renewed by mynti Renewed by mynti
Burned and broken
I rise again,

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.


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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aixado Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
very beautiful !!
peter49ers Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Really awesome shot :wow:
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
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.
NaAmor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
really interesting way to work, thanks
knowing the evolution of a piece is something i love more
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
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
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.
NaAmor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
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
VergilSharky Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008   General Artist
*____* so pretty:rose:
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