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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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FluffyBunny321 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely
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NefAsimak Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
if they compared this with leonardo's mona lisa im sure u will win by 45060366 votes xD
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SirPawsAlot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Wish I could like this comment so bad XD
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NefAsimak Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
xDDDD
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elspethx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist
this is very beautiful and it really evokes a lonesome, quiet atmosphere that's best for wistful pondering :)
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Zeni4Anime Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ringo Wants a Hug It's Great i love it <3, and thanks to you i got an idea for a Story Thanks a lot for a so marvelous piece of art Zen Talking Icon Icon Umaru Doma - Himoto! Umaru-chan [ #92 ] 
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kaboom360 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally relate to this.
I always feel abandoned, no matter where I go.
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RainCloudsCome2Play Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Artist
this is definately how I felt and how I was as a small child. 
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Nuenue17 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think i understand just how this building is left to be abandoned and not cared for is how she feels and relates to it so it's a really deep feeling for her. Don't doubt if people wouldn't like it. Your art is beautiful and you truly have a talent. The place is so beautiful looks a garden display and the water to me seems like a portal to enter another dimension.
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Machesse Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is really surreal...  Amazing how the building is representing the girl as an unloved and forgotten shell, yet looks so tranquil and pretty!
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LilyAviarn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your style, how you think. You've gained a new watcher.~ You're amazing, and I hope you know that.
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Taliren Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful. I love how you've interpreted the stages of the relationship, and I think that I'm still sitting at this one so it has a meaning to me. You have your unique style, and I love it.
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Gammaroll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good god, all your work means so much... never stop doing what you do.,
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laehana Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
The stuff of dreams. Perfection
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PrincesseKitCat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Outstanding!
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Elynthia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
I love how you put so much meaning into your pictures. There's always a story, and at the same time they are just stunning. So creative. I bow to your awesomeness <3
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Keithyboy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say, your artwork is some of the most amazing I've seen! I can't believe I hadn't seen such beautiful art until now, wish my drawings were half as good as yours!! Clap Clap 
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
QwQ...
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FuranFrang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So Amazing! kaomoji set 2 18/67 kaomoji set 1 3/19 kaomoji set 1 9/19 
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NomiNinjaGirl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is just so beautiful! Every one of them is just: Oh my gosh! Your style is amazing and this is true talent.
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LouInTheShadows Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love your art and the long descriptions
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Shadow-Pony-Art Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is so inspiring to me! I can relate with a lot of these emotional drawings that you do. I have been diagnosed with psychotic depression, which can be very stressful and disappointing sometimes. My everyday life makes it worse. These hopeful pictures of yours give me faith for a better life, better situations, better understanding. I am deeply misunderstood, and your pictures make me feel like I am understood.

Thank you so much. I admire you and your art! It helps a lot, believe me.
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Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I think it would be odd yet cool if we met in real life since you have sutch inspreainal art work and we are both quite optimistik. Every one has there own bump in the road some take another another road others go straite through.
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Lfofurapura Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
omg this is so perfect <3 *~*
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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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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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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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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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aviduser Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
This reminds me of portal 2...
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superviolet500 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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PrinceoftheAngels Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
...stunning...
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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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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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Maria-Korneliou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly beautiful
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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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N-Fotography Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have always been a master with glows 
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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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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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Caomha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student 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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N-Fotography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That place is magical <3
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Valentinovna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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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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