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Letting Go by GuyWithPaintBrush Letting Go by GuyWithPaintBrush
Oil on Canvas

Letting go of the fist

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Just logged on to find a recieved a DD?! So excited. Thank you for all the comments and attention. :D
I noticed a few comments asking 'what its about'...I may have missed my window of attention, but I'm going to add this anyway.

This painting is about holding on when the love in your life has stopped. It's about that moment, when you realize, you are being left to dangle alone, grasping onto someone who isn't grasping back. The other person, is in fact, resisting your attempts to hold on...and you know you have to let go, but when you do, you know there is something dark and dreadful waiting below. You will probably survive the fall, but you will be changed forever by the impact. It is so. hard. to. let. go.
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Given 2012-04-15
Letting Go by ~GuyWithPaintBrush ( Suggested by Dragos-Sulgheru and Featured by oilsoaked )
:iconnilescclover:
nilescclover Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
very awesome work. So real like. Great job!
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:iconthenecco:
TheNecco Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful :)
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:iconvicious494:
Vicious494 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
That is VERY cool! Great detail and lighting.
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
thank you!
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:iconcrowsreign:
CrowsReign Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your amazing work is featured here [link] !!!Please :+fav: the article so more people can see it!!!!!:blowkiss:
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:iconamisadaihh:
amisadaihh Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
like the titanic's victims... just in his anniversary...
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
whoa! hadn't logged on in a while and found I got a DD?! Awesome. Thanks Sulgheru! :)
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:iconshridevi:
shridevi Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Nice painting
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:iconpurplefairydust:
Purplefairydust Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Writer
Amazing :O
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:iconmatbuk:
Matbuk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
:wow:

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an artistic contest in Milan!!!!
Check it out!!
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:iconchristinamandy:
ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:wave: Your work is featured in my journal here: [link] :iconbummiesplz: ^^
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconchristinamandy:
ChristinaMandy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!:hug:
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:iconqwstarplayer:
qwstarplayer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Photographer
awesome, ill feature you on my blog [link]
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconmirkomkb:
mirkomkb Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
very good piece
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:iconqwstarplayer:
qwstarplayer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Photographer
really amazing !!
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:icone-c-h:
e-c-h Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really amazing.. Reminds me a little of a short story by Stephen King called "Last Rung on the Ladder" or something like that. Gorgeous work, amazing perspective, WOW!
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:iconmasheeee:
masheeee Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Perfectly Amazing!
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:iconpandoramjr21:
Pandoramjr21 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing. its really beautiful. your attention to detail is just wonderful.
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:icontanager:
Tanager Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous...wonderful perspective and kind of a healthy nightmare quality. Makes me think of therapy. Well-done indeed!
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:iconadrianosart:
AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What a wonderful painting! It is definitely worthy of a DD. I think you really did a good job with the emotion in her eyes.
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
always nice to get a compliment from historical royalty. Thanks Emperor ;)
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:iconadrianosart:
AdrianosArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are quite welcome. =)
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:iconfirefaerietalia:
FireFaerieTalia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks exactly like my friend Melanie! Same eyelashes, hair, eye colour, face shape, even lips and nose! How peculiar.
But fabulous work. :)
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
The girl in the painting didn't like the resemblance so much. Said her nose was 'too sharp'. In her defense, I did make her eyes about twice the size of her actual eyes...but needed to do it to give her more of a sense of panic.
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:iconlashai-chan:
LaShai-chan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Mother of God this is glorious.
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
hahaha, Mother of God thank you. :)
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:iconalluvialsin:
AlluvialSin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Perfectly Amazing!
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:iconthegothims:
thegothims Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
A little of Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" in this perhaps. To be honest, this is probably the best oils I've seen in all my life.
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:iconmotackt:
Motackt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Wow! My gosh this looks great! :D
The detail looks fine, and I like how you took the time to make a rather complex background! Good show! :)
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:iconcutewhenimscreaming:
cutewhenimscreaming Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this in New Deviations at the bottom of my screen and I couldn't ignore it !! It's just amazing !!!! Wow . Very powerful .
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank you :) I didn't know that's where they ended up. Guess that explains how all the traffic ends up here. Thanks for the comment.
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:iconjlkrause:
jlkrause Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness! I just came across your work, I cannot believe this is oil on canvas. You obviously have a knack for detail and strong lighting (like Caravaggio). Please, consider submitting some of your work to the online arts magazine I'm an editor for. www.murmurationsmagazine.com Let me know if you're interested.
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I really like Caravaggio. Not typically an influence, but then, I don't usually work with these particular colors...Palette started normally, but I wanted it to be a bit more twisted and nightmarish, so I started adding black wash to the background. Really popped the characters off the canvas...ended up with a kind of sepia coloring.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Looks good
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
:iconcongratsddplz: Many congratulations, my dear! :hug: It's a really beautiful and well-made piece, like the rest of your artworks! :heart:

Keep up your talented job and good luck with your many messages today! :)
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thanks! I just logged on after being gone a while. Pretty excited to have so many new notices to read. All the positive comments have me pretty excited.
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:iconneosolus:
NeoSolus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. There are so many interpretations one can perceive from it, as well!
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:iconthebirdscene:
TheBirdScene Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing :)
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:icondawn-starrie:
Dawn-Starrie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beautiful. JUST.BEAUTIFUL. you can get a clear sense of the emotion, and you can look into the deep meaning of it, but it's simple enough so that it won't give you a headache. :iconclapplz: :clap:
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank you! I personally enjoy singular kinds of statements. I appreciate paintings with a lot of interpretations, but I prefer it when I understand what the artist wants to say.
Nice Gif by the way. :)
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Dawn-Starrie Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Why, thank you!!!! :) I look forward to your next art pieces!!!!
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AskGriff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hauntingly beautiful. The depth of emotion and feeling in this painting is incredible. You can see she doesn't know whether to hold on or let go -- it just touches me deeply. Magnificent. Adding to my favorites and Watching.
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:iconguywithpaintbrush:
GuyWithPaintBrush Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
That's it exactly, she knows she should let go of that fist, but it's so hard to do.
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:iconaskgriff:
AskGriff Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, again... it's wonderful. Brings up a lot of emotional response from my -- I don't know... soul, I guess. I love it.
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luhfmcc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect ;u;

Oh my god, I love it so much ;U;
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:iconberserk-cyborg-panda:
oh wow! this is increadible! Well done!
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:iconaskqueenvictoria:
AskQueenVictoria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
...I...love...this... :omg: :worship:
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:iconcogumelodeluiz:
CogumelodeLuiz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! *-*
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