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One of us can be free... by DestinyBlue One of us can be free... by DestinyBlue
Using a shard of broken window she cuts the butterfly from her dress, giving it the life and freedom she could only dream of...

Been working on this one for a while... I quite like how it turned out mostly. I know the BG perspective is off because while I was drawing it I taught myself proper 1 point, hopefully I can implement that better in another picture. It was really fun playing with lighting and making the character lit with the secondary light which has bounced up off the floor from the window stream. :nod: Yeah. Hope you enjoy :)

Peace, love and letting your butterfly loose
~Blue x




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:iconhichigot:
hichigot Featured By Owner 1 day ago
nice work
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:icondweebzilla:
dweebzilla Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
beautiful work, though it really bothers me that her arm doesn't have a shadow even though it's clearly in the light
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This is so beautiful. :D
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:iconilovemyfavoritegames:
ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
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:iconcrystalliana:
Crystalliana Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your artwork! :) This one has so much backstory to it.
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:iconwhitelili123:
Whitelili123 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A sad yet beautiful picture.^^:iconcutiesmileplz: Pearl Emote 10 Pearl Emote 33 Pearl Emote 21 Pearl Emote 33 
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:iconkaiatheshapeshifter:
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It is beutiful who or most likely what chained her there. I understand wanting someboady else be free but what chained her there/
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:icontwilightsparklefairy:
She reminds me of a damane from Wheel of Time, with the chain and collar around her neck as it is... However, damane wear only gray so... 
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:iconfanofnarnia:
FanOfNarnia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
WOW...speachless
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:iconst-aloysius:
St-Aloysius Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant
It's beautiful how selfless she is.
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:icondoeray-g:
Doeray-G Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I've had this image in my faves since 2012 and it still brings emotion to me 
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:iconrinrinpie:
RinRinPie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant  Artist
I love deep artwork like these
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:iconyouraveragedoodler20:
Youraveragedoodler20 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece makes me feel things.....I love it!
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:iconalliyahtheartist:
AlliyahTheArtist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful...
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:iconmai-suki:
Mai-Suki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
most of your art is so sad but yet so lovley
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:iconeatherai:
Eatherai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
It's so sad... 
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
It's so sad but also so beautiful... :cry:
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:iconnebulaauthority:
nebulaAuthority Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant Professional General Artist
A palace where the Sun has no name.
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:iconmojo213:
mojo213 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
You put an amazing amount of detail into this picture
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:iconmrowgi:
Mrowgi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks beautiful~:rose:
The coloring is done very well.
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sassrome88 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i have a dress that has at lease 50 small butterflies. If I had to free every single one, it wouldn't be a dress more like a rag
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:iconmysticsolarisknight:
MysticSolarisKnight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Though, I was thinking she have blonde hair and blue eyes....but okay!!
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:iconmysticsolarisknight:
MysticSolarisKnight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Then again, this is just what I needed for my story I'm writing. Thank you for inspiring me!!!
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:iconmushroommudkip:
mushroommudkip Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
This message is beautiful.
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:iconjenny1873:
Jenny1873 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I know I've felt this way before
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:iconkdavisminecraft:
kdavisminecraft Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
brack uotLa la la la 
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:icondoublefuzz1:
doublefuzz1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconallegrawylden:
AllegraWylden Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing!  I love, love, love the painting, and your story/description just makes it even better!  great job!Heart 
-Allegra :happybounce: 
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:iconstarlight247:
Starlight247 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student General Artist
i have to say your pictures are powerful and so are your captions. wow just wow
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:iconfanofnarnia:
FanOfNarnia Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
wow
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:iconmaidenpaladin:
MaidenPaladin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is exquisitely beautiful in a way that is bittersweet, like the morning dew tasted off a blade of grass.
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:iconshellquake:
Shellquake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS ONE!
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:iconazurescarlette:
AzureScarlette Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THISISSODEEP!!!
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:iconcrystal-okami:
Crystal-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
oh my gawd, so sad.... :(
but beautiful!
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:icondevil-shu:
Devil-Shu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YAASSS 
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:iconghostlucario:
GhostLucario Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
USE THE GLASS TO CUT THE CHAIN
no sorry that won't work
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:iconnighthunter18:
Nighthunter18 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad, but perfect.
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:iconmusiclover1984:
musiclover1984 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Outstanding work!
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:iconevantulac-123:
evantulac-123 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Artist
This is sad. But she is so beautiful.
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:icontolullabelle:
Tolullabelle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... just wow... Its so pretty yet sad, it did take me a second to process this very pretty picture.
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RedIrishDragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Even without the description or the title you can tell what's being "said" here - great job, very moving
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Binxx763 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015
When I see her, I think someone had imprisoned her, and then this person has been killed/died and even if she shouts on the top of her lungs, no one can hear her and the chain is too strong to break it by yourself... it makes me feel imprisoned, hopeless ;-; But someday someone will find her and help her, I believe. Hope dies the last.

Amazing work, I really appreciate your colouring. I was afraid I won't find your work (I discovered it like...a year ago? when I didn't have a DA account) and we all know DA has millions of artworks and I thought it's almost impossible to find your work. I'm so happy I did find it c:

Oh, and can you make a "step-by-step" how you make this? I mean, colouring, shading; it's really impresive 0A0
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:iconwolfbangs:
Wolfbangs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist
i love this... so meaningful.. 
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:iconpixiemagic1:
pixiemagic1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Simply breathtaking. . I would quote this.. "you can enslave a body but never a soul for the soul is the one thing that is always truly free with a mind of its own".. by. Me.. J.J. 😊
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BeautifulMadnessnot Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
you are so talent! i really love your draws! 
(sorry if i write something wrong, i speak spanish)
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:iconb3autifulflower03:
B3autifulflower03 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is a very beautiful picture! 💜
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:iconscared2dream:
Scared2dream Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
:thanks:
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:iconwonderland-rebel:
Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   General Artist
Makes me wonder what she's in prisonment for. I feel like writing about her. :XD: I'm a writer, so I say that about a lot of things, sorry!
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Dawnpath Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... The feels.
They are 101% right now.
Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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Crimson-Buterfly Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are my inspiration Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Eyes) [V6] 
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