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A Search for Paradise by Blubirdz A Search for Paradise by Blubirdz

We search for Paradise, that perfect place were we can be together, until from the ashes a new world is born. I heard that paradise opens when the world becomes desolate, a wasteland crumbling away, no longer sustaining a single breath. No one told me that to get to paradise, you had to die. No one told me that I had been in paradise all along.
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This piece is extremely personal to me. For the first time I feel like I achieved the vision inside my head. We live in a paradise, yet we look for it in all the wrong places. It seems only the animals know where to seek...

This is for use by me and ~cantabile-reaper only. possibly might enter this in ~Shimshims contest ^^

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3/23/13 : A DD? I am quite shocked, thank you!

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Credz n' stuff

Time: 6 hours
Layers: 30+
Background: :iconnight-fate-stock:
Lily pads: :iconfantasystock: :iconarabellea:
Sky: :iconannfrost-stock:
Deer 1 and 2: :icondigitaldreamersstock:
Deer antlers: :iconsassy-stock:
Fog brushes: :iconarrsistable:
Firefly brushes: :iconstock-ashleyrwatts:

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Given 2013-03-23
A Search for Paradise by ~Hlsadlar ( Suggested by Esveeka and Featured by Aeirmid )
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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juvenio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
nice work
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your idea of paradise reminds me slightly of the theme of innocence lost. Like a longing for a time that has past that you didn't fully cherished because you took for granted that it was one of life's constants, like day and night. Should the mission on hand be to reinstate what has been lost, or do we move on with bitter lessons we have learnt? That's what goes through my mind when I look at it, though there is hope, as fundamentally, animals who are more intuitive creatures rather than rational beings are able to grasp this'truth'
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
or just a good meal. sheesh! lol
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:iconmachinegun-baby:
MachineGun-Baby Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Even though you hand painted parts of the image, it should still be placed in the photomanipulation category. It's pretty clear that the majority of the piece is made from stock images, not just using them as a reference.

The mixed media category would be more fitting for something that used a combination of methods to create, whereas this piece is just stock and a digital imaging program. Hand painting and color editing is part of the photomanipulation process, it doesn't justify placing it in the mixed media category. Otherwise there wouldn't even be anything in the photomanipulation category, it would all be mixed media.
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:iconblubirdz:
Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This piece and the artist comments were done in 2009. Sorry if I may have been a little lacking in comprehension of category section at the time. Not sure why it is so important.
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MachineGun-Baby Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's important because if you don't place it under photomanipulation, it sort of implies that you painted it yourself. Which cheats the stock providers since many people don't take the time to read the artist's comments, they just drag it to their favorites. By placing it in photomanipulation, people are more likely to check out what stocks you used. I have a stock provider account myself, so that's why I brought it up. Thank you for changing it. :)
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am completely lacking in knowledge when it comes to photos and photomanip and such but I question this too. When it says "everything else done by yours truly"...what else was left? I think it is a truly stunning piece of work but whose work is it?

Please understand-I am not trying to be rude, I am trying to understand. If someone could explain the basics to me it would be very much appreciated.
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Delumier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This art is a photo-manipulation. The artist uses photos offered as stock and combines several of different origins to convey their own message or create their own vision.
The work of creating the objects depicted isn't the work that was done by the objects - it was the effort of creating the vision and combining the images in a way that looks convincing and cohesive.

Does that answer your question?
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very much so, thank you. Things have changed much since I gave up art 25 years ago. I am finding it to be a new and unique world! I appreciate your help.
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Delumier Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
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Delumier Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
** isn't the work that was done by the ARTIST
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:iconblubirdz:
Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
There is nothing to understand....It's just art. A combination of stock photography, editing, drawing, and some creative inspiration. Whose work is it? I don't know, everyones?
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:iconbolynn:
Bolynn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconred-soulfire:
Red-Soulfire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. Inspired by Wolf's Rain, by any chance? And congratulations on the well deserved DD!
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:iconblubirdz:
Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes very much so at the time!
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:iconred-soulfire:
Red-Soulfire Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome, I approve. I love that anime. :3
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blondie82008 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Now I am going to have dreams about dying and I'm only 12 Wahhhh ! :(
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Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is not about dying its about living : )
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:iconblondie82008:
blondie82008 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ok it just sounded like it was about dying sorry hey at least I didn't have any nightmares about dying last night I had good dreams all night long
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Isabita Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconkalosysart:
KalosysArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work! congrats for your DD :clap:
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:iconthedidichan:
thedidichan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!
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:iconwing0eater:
Wing0Eater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD and great job.
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:iconmrpb88:
mrpb88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
This is lovely.!
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:iconoctobird:
octobird Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which part did you do?
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:iconblubirdz:
Blubirdz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Which part didn't I do?
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:iconoctobird:
octobird Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know, I just thought that it was stock images?
Sorry, its a really pretty piece I don't mean to offend you or anything, I'm just currious...
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :huggle:
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MemoriesOfSorrow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Wow wonderful :)
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:iconadrienne-paynter:
adrienne-paynter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD. Absolutely fantastic image.. so mystical.
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CrowsReign Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
so dreamy!!!!i love it!!!!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconthreeleaves:
ThreeLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work ! :la:
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:icongblexs:
gblexs Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
utopia world
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Shaniaa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God your manips are amazing. :faint: I don't know how you come up with ideas. I don't have imagination for anything xD
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:iconemsen:
emsen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gaah you give me so much inspiration. This is yet another FABULOUS piece! :heart:
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QueenofRandomosity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
<3
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Ehetere Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking
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WaterTribeKayla Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconcantabile-reaper:
cantabile-reaper Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured here! Thanks for being so amazingly inspiring! :heart:
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UncleGran-Gran Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
This is gorgeous.

I love the italicized bit in the summary, as well.

I'll just be staring at this for a while... :3
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PervertedThoughts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
I really love those clouds, and the buck is so handsome. The items on his antlers add such a mystical sense to the scene.
This is simply an amazing picture.
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pokepanda Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
isn't that quote from Wolf's Rain? :P
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:iconshimshims:
Shimshims Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   General Artist
You have placed in the contest "Something in the Air": [link]

:heart: Thanks for entering!
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:iconallyleian:
AllyLeian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Stunning!
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truemaniac Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Photographer
I am actually creating a Deer RPG, so this is...just...I haven't any words, I don't think people acknoledge you talent and they should.
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