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I discovered this Japanese art form called "kintsugi," where broken ceramics are mended with metallics like gold and silver. It was this kind of appreciation for the scars something that was 'damaged' and then 'repaired' that was so charming and unique about it. That something broken could be something so beautiful because of its scars.


Some more of my work: 

words spoken, softly by kelogsloops    We're Simply Meant To Be by kelogsloops    drowned thoughts by kelogsloops
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MAXpro15 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow! The contrast really works out beautifully. 
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underooss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
truly beautiful!!  Flashing Heart Bullet (Orange) by Gasara
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YungDeep Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Very nice description. Also the art is pure beauty. Keep it up
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SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
cool. nice job!
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017   Traditional Artist
Genius! 
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ralfw666 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017   Digital Artist
Love it! :thumbsup:
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Gagamagicianlol Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
I’m speechless. There’s something sad and unspoken in this picture. Great job.
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017   Digital Artist
Do you ever draw inspiration from songs when you work on these more conceptual pieces?
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Penstray Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
First of all I also found out relatively recently about kintsugi, and like many ideas from the East that I also admire I love this way of thinking, that everything in this imperfect existence, not being able to achieve perfection - which would just neutralize existence alltogether by being a paradox - , is, paradoxically, perfect in its imperfection. Viewing imperfection as true perfection, uniqueness and completeness, which also touches on the whole Yin-Yang duality, good and evil, oposites transforming into the other and actually being the same as the other at their core, just another face of the coin, wabi sabi, mushin... these sort of ideas make me really love Eastern philosophy systems.

That's why it's great for me to see your own take on such an important concept in my opinion. I love the fact that you didn't use the standard precious metals fillings, but instead opted to show the character as being illuminated and having such a serene expression. Also the shards transforming into feathers, or just mixing up with feathers coming from the broken lines, also drives home the point that, through hardships, your character achieves a higher state of mental and spiritual development.

Technically speaking love the aparent graphic-like simplicity of this work, not to mention the beautiful light-and-dark balance. Also the character's expression is wonderfully done and really drives home the point of an inner transformation.

What more can I say, this work really spoke to me and I'm really grateful you chose to depict this wonderful philosophical idea in your art. Thank you for creating it and for sharing it with us, for me at least it means a lot and reminds me I am perfect in my imperfection, something I need to realize more often :happycry:
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DaisyFizz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
she is lovely
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key-to-my-art13 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
This is beyond gorgeous!
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Antimatter-Radius Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating art, and fascinating description. Great stuff!
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Songbirdandfox Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning, well done
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional Writer
I always enjoy your works... 
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april-corporation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
I love this !
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AvenK Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh this is so beautiful!! I love how you conveyed your idea :heart:
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Great drawing!
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BornFreak Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist
Beautiful. Just beautiful. :dalove:
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Lehater Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Artist
Love the colors ! Great artwork.
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zorgotron Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Color and composition are awesome. Love it.
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cRaZy9219 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
WOWZERS
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Erulastiel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always, your use of colour and space astounds me!
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LxRen Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Something reminds me go "Ghost in a Shell"....
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RCAmbriz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! This is wonderful!
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Allegrinisofia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
amazing
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ZenKaldaka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student General Artist
It's so cool that you were inspired by something so beautiful to make something even better, quite like the art form itself!!
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
More beautiful art.  It's always a pleasure seeing your creations!
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DesigningLua Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous and minimalist. I love it.
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Locaexis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work
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Llunysss Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Beautiful! This is so stunning!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imptessive job as always! I just adore the stark contrast and the feel of shattering glass!
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