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Alive by juzagirl Alive by juzagirl
Please click on Full View to see the details! :D
And FAVE if you like. Thank you so much.

This is the first real big contest I've joined on DeviantART so I'm really excited.

Basically, the idea behind this is wanting to be alive and free. This is a dream of mine because I have always felt that there's something holding me back, just like a marionette. But slowly, strings detach and the spirit takes flight...becoming real...becoming free...living.


Credits:
:icontigg-stock: - reference for pose
:iconhawksmont: - glowy shape behind the marionette
:iconmiss69-stock: - some of the sparkles
[link] - part of the background
[link] - part of the background
[link] - part of the background


Art © Lorra Elena Angbue-Te
DO NOT use my artwork without my permission.
DO NOT edit, trace, reproduce or distribute this image.
Thanks!
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:iconnerp:
nerp Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
love the piece!
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you po. :)
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:iconjin-ju:
Jin-ju Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
beautiful colors and so dynamic and full of motion
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I tried my best but it didn't win. Still enjoyed making it though. ^_^
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Blaumohn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
You've been featured [link]

Support yourself & :+fav: the News Article by clicking the :+favlove: in the top left corner of the article!
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:iconkazroth:
Kazroth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Uhh well not much to say here...thats a :+fav: ;)
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconwylzgutierrez:
WylzGutierrez Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010   Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconsheikhrouf23:
sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
beautiful, itz so colorful i love colors too!
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Unfortunately, it didn't get into the finalists' list. :(

Oh well haha.
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:iconsheikhrouf23:
sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
u must do hurry becz contest is going to close soon
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:iconiris1999:
iris1999 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely work, i love the lines on the joints:D
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i made sure to keep those lines, makes it look more like a marionette. :D

thanks! :boogie:
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:iconiris1999:
iris1999 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod: welcome:D
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:icons3ptic:
S3PTIC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Cool lighting effects. I really how you put the background together.
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Choosing the right nebulae pictures for the background took the longest in the whole process of making this. :D

Thanks for appreciating that!
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:iconlimpan93:
limpan93 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
:wow: this is awesome! I had to fave it... even though I'm also in that contest ^^
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I also faved other entries haha. :) I'm not really expecting to win the community fave award...not even the other prizes because there are so many awesome pieces but I'm glad some people (like you) like my entry. :D

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Thank you! :boogie:
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:iconlimpan93:
limpan93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
hehe I'm not really aiming on winning either, but still ^^
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. Yes, the best thing I'm taking out of this is the exposure.
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:iconlady-morbannaon:
Lady-Morbannaon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I really like the energy in this piece. As others have said it is a little bright, but then again that adds to the energy.

To me it really does convey striving for that freedom and being alive. I find myself hoping she is able to touch what she is reaching for.

As for yourself those strings will come off one by one in time, it's something everyone goes through.

Well done, this is a great picture you should be really pleased with it.
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your insights and advice. I find myself just looking for contests on dA that motivate me to do better than my previous best and this is just one of the results of that new "technique". :D

Glad you liked it. :boogie:
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:iconfreedom-experiences:
Freedom-experiences Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
I like this idea, it has something special! Didn't see so many art like this
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for saying that. I'm glad to see that doing my best with this was worth it. :D
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:iconfreedom-experiences:
Freedom-experiences Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Haha your welcome :)
Keep your good work going!
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:iconnarrenzauber:
Narrenzauber Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
That's a very good work and the pose is a very difficult one, but you did it very well. I like the background and the colours in general. :)
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Those are Hubble shots of nebulae used to make the background. It was my boyfriend's idea and I'm glad I listened to him haha.

Thank you so much for leaving a comment and sharing what you think of my work. :D
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:iconbluerose00:
BlueRose00 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's little birght, but the idea and composition is quite great. So keep up the really good work! ;)
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha woops. I think I overdid it with the glowy things but it was the effect that I was going for. I wanted to recreate how our "life force" sort of pushes outside our own skin when we feel free. :D

Thank you for leaving a comment!
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:icongrayworld:
grayworld Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
She looks like a Bellmer doll n___n.

Good luck, good luck n___n!
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconjujupancakes:
Jujupancakes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Ah the concept is wonderful XD!!!
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Jong! :D
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:iconjujupancakes:
Jujupancakes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Welcome =3!
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CameoFX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Personally I never really liked lens flares (just a thing of mine), but other than that, it's fantastic! Love the idea as well, the explanation is great!
Definitely faved, and I've added you to my watch list! :)
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. I got kind of carried away with the lens flare. I've used it twice in a row. Eep. >_<

Thank you for the support and the watch. :D

At this point, I'm just really glad I finished it before the deadline.
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:iconschneckomann:
schneckomann Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Ah that's very interesting :nod:
I wish you good luck!
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :D I'm so excited about this not just because there's a chance to win something but it's one more way for me to get my work out there. Because this is a popular contest, a lot of people will be looking at the entries (I hope haha).

Sorry! I get really chatty when I get excited.
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:iconschneckomann:
schneckomann Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
No problem :D
I don't mind you being chatty at all.
It's good to be excited :la:
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:iconjuzagirl:
juzagirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
If only being chatty helps me win. Did you join?
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:iconschneckomann:
schneckomann Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Maybe it does...
Who knows?

Nope.
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