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Trying to illustrate the word escapism. Someone locked in a jail planting seeds and turning it into a forest/oasis so to lose sight of the walls of the cage. Someone lost in a dark woods with only a little lantern, hanging up mirrors so that they're surrounded by people and light.

Style experiments, can't get things as clear/unconfusing as I hoped.
Critiques would be really appreciated! !
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:iconabbymeyer:
AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Amazing concepts. :) I love it!
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artichokes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love both the concepts. Beautiful work!
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Reluin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I'm glad you do, thanks! ^^
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ckoehn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
very nicely done! the one on the right is maybe a more philosophical view of the word, but they are both very clear in their meaning
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Reluin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I'm glad they both come across to you, thanks!
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artkonik Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Really good pictures
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What beautiful takes on such a complex word....... wow.
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Shinkenuu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The rimage on the right side reminds of the Prince of Persia comic that I have.

Your art have soooooo much in commom with it. Check it out : [link]
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
yeah I see what you mean, ahh prince of persia has some really great comics.
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Shinkenuu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :D
There is a specific name for this kind of comic ?
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Lacroa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really loved the concept in the dark woods with mirrors and lights surrounding. That is really original ;U;
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:iconreluin:
Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you think so! I was really excited about the idea >v<
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aggielexi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty, you did very well
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Peej42 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Strong concepts and well realized... The work on the right I can't see any way to improve! However, as lovely as the image on the left is already, can I make a few suggestions regarding composition and elements?
It's a very generous cell! All those windows! May I suggest a single heavily barred window thats sheds a little light and each bar of light in the cell has a tree in different stages of growth. The most mature of the trees then glows with an inner light or has birds/flowers that bring their own light to the predominantly dark cell? At the moment the room looks more like a rooftop green-house and without the word escapism there is no clue that she feels the need to escape.

I humbly submit these ideas to you.
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you so much for the help and ideas, very cool creative thoughts! :D When I have time I might totally remake this (I looove the glowing flowers idea), but I've already been editing it a bit with these suggestions in mind and it's a lot more suitable already! Thanks so much for taking the time to look and give me the help, I really really appreciate it<3
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Peej42 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure, Reluin! How often have you worked really hard on a piece and somebody else glances at it points out something that you totally missed? I hate that! But, you have to accept it. I asked another artist (shiprock) on DA for advice on a creature for Pathfinder that I was working on and that he had previously rendered. Well, he pulled me up on another figure in the piece whose anatomy was off and shiprock was spot on. Darn it!
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yea, it is a real pleasure to look at your created worlds and know that the mind behind it is gracious enough to ask for and be ready to respond to other ideas. Don't ever be afraid to critique whatever I happen to post. :)
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4th-reset Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love the way you portrayed it in both pictures! * O * <3 Just so beautiful~ the mood and feel is all there~ :heart: Nothing in particular bothers me about both pictures ; v ;/

Keep up the lovely work~ * U * <3
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like them! They were fun >v<
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hyamei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
man you never cease to amaze me! :heart: I love the subject and how you sort of portray them differently in both pictures,
in terms of mood and their imaginative ways of escaping reality. haha I cant really choose which I like better I love the feeling both emits!
but I wish i could visit a place like that forest oasis! <3 also I love the warm lighting in the right one it really makes it look more cozy and makes the surrounding less scary!
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
haha I couldn't choose which I preferred either, but I really like the contrast together ;v; gosh just thanks so much like always :iconryojidaisyplz:
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blue-melody Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student

You are such a lovely artist, these are really beautiful! ; ___ ;
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
You too you're such a lovely artist tooo <3 AND a lovely person @v@
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Sunny-Winter-Star Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow
very interesting concepts
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Glad you think so! Thanks<3
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ElindielForestStar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
These are amazing, and I love your descriptions.
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Reluin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
thanks so much, glad you do ;v;
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