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Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S570
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Concept
This all started from a discussion about a fable regarding the red ribbon of fate. The short version is that every person who is fated to be together (most cultures 'be together' refers to marriage) are tied to one another with a red ribbon by a god. Meanwhile, a friend made an idle comment about there being 'plenty of fish in the sea' with regards to relationships. Naturally my brain went OH HEY, and I started thinking about all the failed and broken relationships that may or may not be 'the one you were meant to have', and a huge weird religious sidetrack that I explored a little bit in an earlier journal. In the end I wanted to play with the idea of there being a soulmate, but perhaps easily missed in the sea of other relationships.

Materials
Watercolors, colored pencil, acrylics and some silver leafing that isn't showing up.

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Prints will be available once I can get a photograph of the original with a bit more even and true lighting. This was taken in the dark in my room as it's almost 4 am but I very much wanted to share it with everyone now.

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Side Notes
 I really need to start working in the day time. In better lighting.
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:icondeviantlilgirl:
This is quite a great concept and I love this!
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JessicaMDouglas Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much
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Observer14 Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful concept, brilliantly executed.  It's funny hearing the crazy train of thought that led to the idea.  heh...  Sounds like some of my thought process...  ;-)

So much of life is learning to see through the tangled messes that we and others create for ourselves....

Blessings!

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:iconswdreamwvr:
Lovely as always!  I just love the way your mind works. <3
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MayumiOgihara Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
She is gorgeous, Jessica! I just LOVE her dress :heart:
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InuRyoko Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconmpfitzpatrick:
This is lovely! I just  love the concept of the red and black ribbons and the flying fish, and love that you see below the water's surface. But I have to comment - and this might be an odd one - but I LOVE how you did her foot.  It's has so much personality. You hardly ever see that, and I think that raises this up an extra level. I always find feet so blasted HARD.
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JessicaMDouglas Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
>.>

Um.. I may or may not wriggle my toes when I think. Or draw. Or swing on swings, or really anything. I always wiggle my toes (it's why I hate shoes), so I really want to draw feet that are doing things other then 'looking pretty and pointed'. I need to practice feet more. I'm so happy you like her foot!
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Ryua Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The water is so pretty! I love the contrast between it and the highly detailed wings and dress. So pretty. And I've probably said it's pretty too many times now, but it is.

I really do like the idea behind the picture, too. I'm intrigued to think that maybe in the future, one of those black ribbons might start shading to red, maybe the red may fade to black. Heh, maybe it's just me not liking the idea of being fated to something with no control myself.
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JessicaMDouglas Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
THAT is an interesting concept, about how mercurial love may be (if the ribbon does indeed mean love, or really it can mean lots of thing s*ponders*) Ahh so much fun thoughts to play with. I might have to fiddle with ribbon art more often.
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