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cut me down and watch me burn. by x-Windust cut me down and watch me burn. by x-Windust
Hmmm I've been so frustratingly lazy this month haha, I've got heaps of WIPs and doodles (maybe I will post in scraps later) but nothing really worthy of submitting. I really pushed myself to 'complete' something today so here it is~

You can make sense of this how you wish. She's a unicorn deer (?)
I was going to put obols (ancient greek coins) on her eyes as a symbol of death but they ended up looking like sunglasses hehe;;;; not really what I was going for
Eyelashes inspired by the amazing Marina and the Diamonds

photoshop cs5
art (c) ~x-Windust



Ah wow, this was a very pleasant surprise! Thank you very much, *Birdynum-num and ^rydi1689, for giving me the opportunity to reach out to more people :) and thank you also to everyone who has viewed my work, it has a very special meaning to me and I'm glad to hear that many of you can relate!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-04-06
The suggester said: "~x-Windust portrays a very unique style - a marvellous combination of macabre, beauty and fantasy. cut me down and watch me burn. is a spectacular piece of horridly fascinating yet strikingly stunning art." ( Suggested by Birdynum-num and Featured by rydi1689 )
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dimifrost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
man that hair looks so amazing
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A very emotional and unique portrait. Faved.
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm very glad that you think so :)
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juhaihai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
waah!! well deserved DD!!~~ congrats Windy!! 8D dsgghfgjgfhj u should draw more stuff like this, I really envy your creativity mang, give me some ; A ;/ //SHOTslappedkickedtomars
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaaa thanks a bundle, granny! :heart: you're making me blush //////////
Hahaha nonsense, you're the one that should be sharing your creativity and skill around! : P
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evergreen-rew Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like the way you illustrated this! Like there's a story to it...
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm glad you think so!
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AlbinoFawn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you kindly (:
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Damanyel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
i am glad you left off the coins. her eyes add so much more to this. wonderful!!
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad as well haha, thank you very much! :)
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GamerGirl1114 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so amazing
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so (:
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BruniBun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Uwahhh it looks so amazing!
IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GOT A DD MANG! ; 7 ;
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha aww thanks Bruni dear ;u; :heart:
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Arcubabyy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GFDSGR CONGRAAATS. such a beautiful piece too ///
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aheee thanks Arcu <33
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Sangcoon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNEW THIS WOULD BE DD WORTHY OMFG YOU GO YOU KEEP GOING YOU
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha > < thanks for your support! :heart:
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Sarilovesme Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see... Sadness...fear...death and destruction... I see anger.. I see beauty, I see pain behind longing eyes.... Most of all I see the want to be loved as she looks upon a child in pain and has pity for her.... I see ultimate sadness and pain...
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mother nature lamenting over the destruction of her creation, perhaps? A very interesting interpretation
Thank you for sharing! :)
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Seryn141 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a great interpretation piece. I cannot help but see the classic Greek dryad, spirit of the tree, mediating between the two very different life forms of human and tree, lamenting that the tree is destroyed so out of hand whilst being a living creature itself, one 'on the inside' human of its own right. :twocents: Looking at others' interpretations, it is obvious that this work gets the imagination going.
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I most definitely had the dryad in mind when I added the tree patterns to her skin! Thank you for sharing your interpretation. Creating that bridge between human and nature certainly makes the issue more relatable. I appreciate your lovely comment :) thank you
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Seryn141 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The pleasure was all mine. :happybounce:
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Corpse-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really love everything about this piece, its so beautiful and strong. I am very glad you pushed yourself to finish it! Well worth it :)
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words! :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of want to see the version with obols now. :B Lovely color choices!
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha unfortunately I deleted it! It was pretty close to looking like this though [link] ;P
Thank you! :heart:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man :giggle: kind of a good mental image.

Sure!
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khrys-stole-tears Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This make me think of the contrasted beauty and destruction of anorexia, with the red chord around her throat which is a pro-ana symbol. It ties in well with deforestation and destruction of the earth because as we destroy on a global level we also, as a society, encourage personal destruction in the form of image disorders thanks to mass media. No matter how hard we try it can seem hopeless, as these complimentary issues have snowballed out of control and that loss is present on her face.

Absolutely stunning work, inspirational!
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this pro-ana symbol is new information to me actually, I might look into it some more. I'm very pleased to hear that you tied in social commentary to the more obvious environmental issue. I think it's really important for people to relate the destruction of the earth to something human.

It's exciting when I see that others can take from my art, but even more so when I can also learn something as well. Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment, it is much appreciated! :heart: :)
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bleghargh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
CONKRAGTULATIONGGGGSSSSS <33333333333 :iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz::iconstephencolbertomgplz:

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, BBY KAEHVKEJHGV E HEHEHE

I CAN BE EXCITED FOR YOUUUU AAAAA :iconkissingplz:
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AAAAAA thanks bby! ;A; :heart::heart: /holds us in our arms :icongtthplz:
lmao ur speeling it's so great wheeze
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bleghargh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
HUH.
I...spelt everything rigth no?

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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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bleghargh Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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orfea168 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Beautiful eyes, so sad.
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear they convey emotion :) thank you
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
That's probably not the healthiest way to loose weight.
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, probably not haha
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful because, for me, there is a lot of symbolism of people destroying the world we live in. It's also very well done. A very well-deserved DD.
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment! :)
I'm very glad that the painting provoked thought in you.
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :meow: Thank you for sharing such lovely artwork with the world!
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is my pleasure! :heart: :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you thank you! :heart: :hug:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on such an amazingly beautiful Daily Deviation! ♥
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x-Windust Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bundle! :heart: :)
By the way, your icon is creepy fabulous, I love it!
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