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delicate things. by enmi delicate things. by enmi
Creativity is a delicate thing. For me it takes a lot, and during periods when I feel bad for various reasons I can't create anything. I stop myself before I can even begin, telling myself that I'll never accomplish anything, and that I should just give up and not bother.

I bought a new sketchbook a while ago with a goal set for myself. That I will fill this sketchbook only with things that I want to do myself. Not to become a better artist or to grind skills. Not to study or force myself to work harder, quite the opposite actually. I want to gain that feeling again, that I draw and create for myself and because I love to do it.

This is the first page of that sketchbook, and I hope that I will be able to continue to fill it with things that make me happy again.. I hope you like it.
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Given 2010-08-05
~enmi captured something truly special here in delicate things., what could be perceived as ephemeral beauty, or rather the powerful nature of creativity itself. Be sure to delve further in their treasure trove of a gallery. (Suggested by =drop-asd and ~Color-Her-World) ( Featured by snowmask )
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PanColdest Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Beautiful :D
love it.
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zenkaolvas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
One of my favourite pictures , love it.
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LissaTheBear Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
oh my god! It's so beautiful! You must be the most amazing artist I've ever seen, your art is so beautiful and is a constant source of inspiration for me! The way you draw faces, is like you took a picture of someone and have been able to capture all the feelings and thoughts. I love her eyes, they are so realistic! Oh, I think I must say, I love you!, you are so amazing!
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enmi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, thank you! :D Those are amazingly sweet words!
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LissaTheBear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:huggle:
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GeorgiaVictoria Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful x
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:iconorganicbutterfly:
Organicbutterfly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Beauitful ...
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:iconmayple:
mayple Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful piece
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Combalt2 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i think it sends a great message. This is wonderful.
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:iconmagicalfingers:
MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:) :) :) This makes me so happy. I can relate so much at the moment.
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VintagePhot0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful start!
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ChloeDominique Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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shadowmaria1997 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! awesome detail!!! :wow:
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gypsy1jen915 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Somewhere I read that whether you love a piece of art or hate it, if it dredges up some form of emotion that you can feel down to your bones, THAT is how you know it is good art. This is hauntingly beautiful. I think you should embrace your dark side too and go just go with it because this is special.
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to Mixed Media Trad art! You can view this feature at the link below:

[link]

I hope this spotlight will bring you some new fans!
Warm Regards,
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
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enmi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! <3
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babilopes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. And so... Delicate :)
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow!
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artfullyannie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
love this! you definetly captured emotion in this. i sense she is whispering almost, about just how fragile it is.
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sarahmacd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
stunning, it really evokes a sense of preciousness for me, just great :)
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jojo7393 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
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saramick Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
i love the faces on all of your characters
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bthomas278 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
VERY NICE WHAT MEDIUMS DID YOU USE?
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aja-claire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this <3
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DekayingSlow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh it's so soft and beautiful! I love the tiny little fragile hands and the birds. So lovely. :heart:
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MutilatedAudio Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Hello there fellow deviant! Since I absolutely adore this piece of work of yours, I've featured it in my most recent journal [link]! Please visit my journal and take a look at the other pieces I have featured.

:heart:
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enmi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^__^
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MutilatedAudio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Photographer
You're welcome :]
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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enmi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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merm-ish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I love both the actual image here but also your statement- it hits so close to home, personally I have been an a super frustrating art-funk for almost years now- and I do that 'talking myself out of' thing a lot. It's inspirational and comforting to know that people that I see as high above myself in terms of artistic talent/skill and whathaveyou feel and experience the same thing.
Beautiful, beautiful piece. :love:
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enmi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I think it's important to keep in mind that creativity often comes to the price of other problems such as doubting yourself and giving yourself a hard time about things and I think almost every creative person struggles even though it might not show. The best thing to do is try to relax and just go on create stuff and try to fight the feeling of fear of failure. I haven't learned that yet, hopefully soon though ^__-
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merm-ish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I mostly just ignore it and attempt to do something more productive than throw my sketchbook across the room =_=
But I think I may try something similar now, and make it about my creativity in general instead of specificly drawing or writing.. and see how that works out.. Thanks :3 :heart:
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This is so pretty,
I know what you mean, sometimes I'll just stare at my notebook for hours and nothing.
Other times I can't cap the flow of creativity. By the way, I really like her hands.
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SoulFire90 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
wow.....
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WeetzieKamie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
beautiful
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Yushin-K Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student General Artist
i think we all get that feeling at some point. I think it's important to have that separate sketchbook for yourself, kind of like alone time, your own personal diary.

I looooooove this drawing. it's absolutely gorgeous. I hope to see more of this style >w<
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Anina-Bird Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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katewallach Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Photographer
incredibly beautiful.
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Supersam1906 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
beautiful
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urbanfawn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
i lose motivation as easy as i lose my keys! i adore this piece the textures, tones, woodland elements, all so beautiful, a truly mesmerizing piece, it has given me so much more inspiration- thankyou, and i can't wait to explore the rest of your gallery! :3 :heart:~ x
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AJF-Art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
A really beautiful drawing and a well deserved DD. I hope to see the rest of your scetchbook page by page as you create them.
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Squeaky-fish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
very pretty and positive
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devonhants Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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miserabel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is beautiful in a way hard to describe. Wild and fragile, and also the bird reminds me of freedom along with the wind in her hair.

I love this, and I also love the whole idea behind the sketchbook. Hope it will work out for you, it is looking very good so far! :)
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QuarterDoll Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
incredible picture in the future try not to doubt yourself I know you can't help it but anyone that can make that is talented I wish I was half as good
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Ciahra Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i'm agree with u, when i'm sad, i canīt paint, and this take me down...
but this picture are incredible... so lovely and pretty
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subedei Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool lovely work, really like the subtle colors
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nanami12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful..im speechless
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Very Beautiful!:heart:
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