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of Freedom. (I never write this but please make me the favor and look at the full view - otherwise you are going to miss the details for sure)

First of all I need to thank all the people who helped me with critiques on this one. The concept proofed to be much more complicated to pull off then I imagined. The cage idea particularly caused me a lot of headache and I had so many decisions to make (some will definitely be criticised but you can’t please everyone hm? J)

I think I also need to thank Mister Stahlberg. Even though I didn’t really use his technique of rendering clouds – the images of his tutorial helped me to understand clouds a bit better.

“Paradise Bird’s Dream of Freedom” has been in my mind for quite a while now. It’s probably a bit autobiographic. I will soon have the chance to finally do what I always wanted to do and it feels like total freedom to me. (There you go - a little cheesyness from my side :D)
Also – the timing might be a bit akward but I was working on this for quite a while now – so forgive me for another “Girl on a Swing”-Piece @_@
You might find some hidden meanings and little details – I don't want them to be too obvious though.

Some things this painting proofed to me:
Painting is an incredible amount of brainwork
Colours are evil
Soap bubbles don’t act like magnifying classes
Clouds are fun to render and play with
Chocolate flavoured popcorn can bring me through the day
My cats don’t like me sitting at the comp painting all day long
I need to learn how to use Painter
I have to lose my fear of painting landscapes

Fully done in Photoshop 7

I am totally sorry that I had to resubmit. Yesterday when I was in the progress of adding the print while uploading DA went into read only mode and everything got corrupted so I couldn't add the print and it didn't show me - that the image itself was already uploaded. Therefor I started again this morning adding the print as well.
Sorry for the mess :blush:
So if you faved the piece from yesterday you need to do it on this again. Otherwise it wont show up.
And I also lost your lovely comments on the first submission :(
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-02-23
In a Paradise Bird's Dream by *Kyena, all you need to do is find the key.... ( Suggested by acida and Featured by ekud )
Annegal Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I love this. It reminds me of Sansa Stark.
klaudia9z Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
So amazing <3
cabbit23 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
xQueen-Sinesthesia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
That is just insanely gorgeous.
I do so envy her clothing. <3
AgniConnor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have reported to the DeviantArt staff the fact that this image has been stolen by another deviant. Hope this will be sorted out soon.
facundoreyes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
fucking thief :(

you did a great work
SweetSuicidalLove Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I don't know if anyone has told you yet or not and I'm too lazy to go back through the tons of comments that are on this, but someone has stolen this work (badly ripped) here: [link]
xHekate Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student
Wow :O Amazing work you!
She looks so matura and sexy but her face is still clean and sad.. I get a story from the picture as soon as i see it! Thank you for submitting good artwork!
Marshalka Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
I like it a lot!!
Jennifahr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Im just speechless o__o
DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured this beautiful piece of art in my journal! Congrats for the DD!!
MyriamRockGirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful. It is a true piece of art.
The concept is really great.
And it is so well done... all the details...
And the colors are fantastic as well.
clashero Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
It's lovely. The key in the bubble, the subtle shadows, the perfect clouds, the amazingly detailed dress. I love it. Instant fav.
Photo-edAngevin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Wow... even the most expensive & beautiful cage will not pleasure the bird...


Awesome :)
kiiroikimono Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very nice concept and environment used :)

awesome idea to work with :clap: must have been fun learning from this pic 8D
horseluver928 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
luv ur art!!!!!!!!!! maybe we could be friends????
La-Dolly-Vita Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
:clap: Great work, congrats on the DD :deviation:
JesseJentzen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the background, I would have never thought to add a valley...ohh and the foreground is gorgeous as well.
DarkWizardKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
It's a gorgeous and inspirented
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
wow :faint:
AeneaKeats Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG... OMG!!!! :wow: ............
uncharmemysterieux Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
she is stunning
meLodyCatt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
adorable dark pink on the hair and clothes 8-)
hmm one thing i don't like here.. dammit nothing! ><
can't find something wrong right now..
Welliame Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Euh...not goog, I want say good scuse me.
Welliame Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Wow! It's beautiful, very original, good and inspirented!! I like very it! You are very goog!
kika1983 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful work!!! great details ,shading and lightening:) fav!!!!!
funnydoggy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
this is amazing! i'm jealous!
TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I hope you see this as constructive criticism (I haven't faved this for nothing), but you've got a little mistake in the perspective: the cage's vanishing point is way above to horizon - you could correct it by making the lower horizontal bar less curved.
munchester2cool Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.
foreverstrange Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh they are so many beautiful details..
I love the red-colour you used, it's so captivating.
Also I adore you gave her minimal make-up.
She's so beautiful that you didn't need to accentuate her face with make-up.
I give a standing ovation.
5letters Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
:XD: :#1: :thumbsup: great picture
azmidasimin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
i love this alot!
cloudyw Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
well done! fantastic!
superogue-KD Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007   Writer
This is a masterful piece of art. You did wonderfully with it.
Serpentine-Gfx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
Incredible piece I love the colors.
phantasmalkitty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
is there a whole in her neck or is that just a shadow?
psychobitchua Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
I usually write long comments, but I'm speachless here. I'm in love and I'm speachless. :heart: :clap:
Aegils Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007   Digital Artist
Great job... it's really beautiful! :heart:
congrats :)

eheheh! here's another fav... let's turn it to a round number... 1000
alilydarkly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
This has got to be one of the most unique renditions of a caged creature I have ever seen..I love the symbolism that is dotted throughout the piece!!:wow: it is genius :eyepopping: :+favlove:
GoldenfishClover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
Lovely bird in a cage, looking outside the window
leonoaiolia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Lady-Emerald Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007   Photographer
This is amazing! i love her outfit and hair.
TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Awww...there's something so heartbreaking yet optimistic about this picture. The little details in this picture are astounding (the feathers, the fabric on the corset etc.).

Beautiful work.
Ayumi007 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
It's great!
LadyofCinema Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Student General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. :clap: :+favlove:
shadowvii Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
this is soooo awesome! it came out so great and i luuuuv the concept! nice work!
misteranders Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Incredibly beautiful concept and skill <3
Nirvy713 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
[link]. If I had this kind of talent, I'd be set for life, really. This is amazingly beautiful and so are your more recent works! I especially like the bee one considering I have a thing for the little bugs, but this was is just beautiful and the message is so interesting to interpret. *o* I'm definately faving this and watching you. :heart:
pwh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
excellent details.lovely colors as well.check out my digital work some time.i could use some professional help.
GothicNekoWings Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
striped socks and boots. all your lovely works have female people who look like models... rawr. not fair..... 2 DDF's?

you're even more amazing then ever.
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