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Can't stand the light by Kyena Can't stand the light by Kyena
This is a personal piece which is quite dear to me.

It's for and about people who think they have to fit in and try to do everything to do so. Even until self sacrifice.

I had my two uncles in mind who are both gay and which had to grow up in a time where being gay was not accepted either by society not family..

Much respect to them.

The girl in this piece doesn't really understand why she can't stand the light - despite the fact that she got wings..like the other creatures around here..

I had Henning take quite a few references of me in similar poses and the pose here is pretty much a sum of all different kind of references I used of myself.

The wings were freaking pain to paint because wings normally don't really bend like that (and I hate to paint wings).

Well I think that's about it.

Photoshop CS all the way :)

Closeups here:

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RambitionRW Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truly gorgeous
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GarySWilkinson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Detail is amazing
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tituin1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
lovely i saw this in kotaku this morning and is stunnig
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used your deviation's title in my Title Poem [link] . A thumbnail of the original is in the version linked in the comments, here [link]
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Beauty, charmed, originality ! Good job ![link]
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herrTevik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Wings could bend like that if they had another length and joint from the shoulder/back to where they start now. Then they can be like when vultures shield their food or eagles break their speed for landing. The feathers look good.
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Maaronn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so deep.. Could look at the picture for a few hours, discovering something new continuously.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool looking pic, great job!
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Aianna94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's amazing,I like very much
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