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Abandoned by DestinyBlue Abandoned by DestinyBlue

Even in abandoned places flowers still grow.


This place has long been forgotten, left to decay. The building is akin to her soul, abandoned, unloved, alone. Yet it's in situations like that we can grow the most, even without realising it. If you take everything out, new growth will come. Those little shoots can grow unimpeded. Our tears watering them, and one day they will flower and bloom.

This is the next piece in Paige's story after Open my Heart to You by DestinyBlue and Sew Closed my Soul by DestinyBlue This comes after she's been rejected, is alone and has her own thoughts for company, she has a long way to go, but these beginnings are small but good :) She has much longer hair here than in 'real' life, symbolising that shes been in the building a long time and has experienced all the progression along with it.


Much credit and appreciation to Ben Cooper, who's photo I used as reference for the background. I've been inspired by his urban exploration photography, and would like to work on more backgrounds and scenery. I urge everyone to check out his site: transientplaces.co.uk

I put so many hours into this, and I have to say I'm pleased with the outcome, it was fantastic fun to work on something different and I've learned a lot I will apply later :) I'm kinda nervous to see if people will like it ^^;

Peace, love and exploring abandoned buildings,
~Blue x




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:icondream1fire:
Dream1Fire Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student General Artist
This is Simply beautiful, the scenery is wonderful and well everything is really :)
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:iconyuyuamie:
YuYuAmie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you have the most beautiful pieces in existance... Every single one takes me on a journey and leaves me breathless from their sheer beauty... 0w0 :heart: 
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Magi-Catt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Wow, this is really amazing! It's astonishing how well done this piece is. Fantastic job, I hope to get as good as you are some day!! <3
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:iconraleigh33:
Raleigh33 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Beautiful and slightly haunting. The effect of the water is amazing. :O
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4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
This one has got many layers... i need time to digest this... Heart 
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MeleeSonic32X Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Go damn it you're so cleaver an visually stunning! I would buy this!
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:iconsonicfoxbat:
Sonicfoxbat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those soft colors you always use in your works....something about them is just very relaxing to behold
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:iconaviduser:
aviduser Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
This reminds me of portal 2...
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:iconsuperviolet500:
superviolet500 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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:iconprinceoftheangels:
PrinceoftheAngels Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
...stunning...
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:iconsteampoweredwerehog:
SteamPoweredWerehog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Just imagine how great it would be to find a small place like this.  :)
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:iconthousandlegends:
ThousandLegends Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I really love your style and the lighting effect you have going on here is awesome
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:iconmaria-korneliou:
Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hauntingly beautiful
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:icona-young-soul:
A-young-soul Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
very pretty
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PhoenixFeatherXD Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!:happybounce:  This gives a really melancolic feeling. Where do you get your inspiration from?Meow :3  
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White-Pencil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love the background :)
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:iconn-fotography:
N-Fotography Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have always been a master with glows 
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:iconpixarviolet:
pixarviolet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I felt like I had one of my dreams like this, with a pool and a garden. Nice work
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:iconkawllicrush:
Kawllicrush Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
LOOKS REAL :DDD
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h0rs3s101 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh wow this is gorgeous. so beautiful
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:iconcaomha:
Caomha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Id love this as a print
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SageMist23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Love it! It captured my heart at first glance:)
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I like the concept! :)
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:iconn-fotography:
N-Fotography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That place is magical <3
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:iconvalentinovna:
Valentinovna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:icon98laurat:
98laurat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This story is so touching.. I can relate it to it as if it was my own. So beautiful Heart 
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SkyaCaminhe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's beautiful
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Really really really pretty! Also stop being so dramatic, who'd abandon that! Whoever it is I'd punch them! WooF! Britt Icon Commission 
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soul-searcher243 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting.
I'm afraid my nerd is showing though because I'm very interested in your perspective drawing - which is very good btw. I was wondering if you used a guide or did it freehand?
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Makerra-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lovely!!!! ^_^ :)
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takanashi-suragawa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
You'll be pleased to know this piece was born to be bathed in crisp, morning sunlight - I have been admiring it every day so far and it blooms from the richness of the colours. Thanks again for putting up with my floating about your stall on Sunday :) - Cam
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Yukiix33 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
wow! i love your style !
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:iconohwelltowel:
ohwelltowel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY QAQ
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eastan11 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your making me feel the feels!! *sniff*
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NobodysART Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG THIS IS AMAZING! I ADORE IT *-*
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squonk57 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Photographer
I guess that's why I am so fond of abandoned buildings lately. Thank you for explaining my life to me. :heart:

And I love how you can make everything glow ... your paintings have the most beautiful lighting I have seen in a long time.
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:iconvol-jin:
Vol-Jin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Your art is just beautiful, so colorful and somehow the dim colors make it... bright... I probably sound retarded but that's how I see it.
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TiredVoices Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh... :iconsadplz:
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MEGAREYES Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Wow. This is an amazing picture. I added this to my favorites.
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:iconbrokenlocks:
BrokenLocks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd love to make a picture based off of this
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:iconbluishshimmer:
BluishShimmer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your picture is beautiful but your words and knowing the story behind the piece....... truly touching. :sad:  I can really connect with this one.  tear I love deviantART! 
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DRURY86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Amazing!  I'd really like to be chillin in that painting...lol
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goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love love love the mood you created in this piece. It's really powerful
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n000b51 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Big eyes, pink petals & subdued blue light. Nice roots in your scene.
It is another piece of his story. Great job & thanks to show it !
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TonyS38 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
love the light! Little Pixel Heart 
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:icondrayuu:
Drayuu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely painting! Mysterious and yet calm, with wonderful light!
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:iconshark-demon:
Shark-Demon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and blends will with the previous and future parts of her story.
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:iconradioactivecoldspell:
Radioactivecoldspell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all very beautiful, very beautiful!
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littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooooooo
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:iconkala-k:
kala-k Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
again, beautiful colors, inspiring feelings, this talks to my soul :_) thanks! 
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