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Artistic journey: Between Light and Darkness by lucid-light Artistic journey: Between Light and Darkness by lucid-light
My entry to Artistic Journey Challenge:  What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?

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For this entry, I used one of the darkest fractals in my gallery and I made a new light counterpart, joining both in this artwork. My artistic journey is a constant battle between light and darkness. Art is the path that helps me stay in the middle of these two.
Sometimes I choose one side, sometimes the other but eventually I always come back to the middle. As I said many times before, creating artworks is a form of therapy for me. I am most creative in my darkest periods of life. Sometimes I feel like plunging deep down in the dark ocean of depression yet I am way too rational to do exactly that, so I plunge into the process of creation - which is equally consuming and deep experience and it takes it's own toll, nevertheles it's much more preferable to absolute mental breakdown. It keeps me in the middle, it keeps me sane.
Whenever there is no pain and everything goes easy, I loose the depth. I feel like something crucial is missing, my inspiration is gone. I am empty. Pain and obstacles are signs of moving forward, of evolving, changing and learning. I need to move forward, desperately. I need to face my inner darkness, accept life in it's complexity. I need to say in the middle, seeing both light and darkness. Feeling the balance, neither joy nor sorrow. A state of pure vision, observing everything and standing not above but right in the middle.
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:iconarjo62:
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work!:)
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconarjo62:
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconlukasfractalizator:
LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dovolím si říct, že tohle je nejlepší kousek, který v galerii máš :)
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Díky :)
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:iconlukasfractalizator:
LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vůbec není zač :)
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
(Sorry for the late reply, I get so many comments that the system deletes some once the inbox reaches certain limit :blushes: So, I have to manually check each artwork's comments, which takes time :noes:)

Thank you so much for your interpretation! It was fun to read and also a little bit scary :O As if you were peering through this artwork right into my soul. Please, do keep commenting on people's art. You have amazing gift of insight, bordering on clairvoyance :heart:
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome. ^^

It sometimes scares me too, on half the things I find out from studying art.
Art visually communicates a story, history, meanings and even thoughts and
emotional contents of the artist, the same as how music speaks a universal language
that no words could best elaborate it.

Funny story, I once interpreted a macabre art depicting hair in the mouth and in the process
of interpreting it, I literally gagged and almost threw up. My imagination was just too vivid.
The artist enjoyed the read and said I nailed the interpretation, but it was at the expense that I
almost lost my lunch. XD I don't think I can handle interpreting macabre and horror, at least not
in the extreme. I have a weak stomach for those images. XD

I guess I'm just keeping an open mind for every media of art, so I can broaden my perspective more.
As I found out, I can't handle blood and gore images. Interpretation also helps me learn as much about
myself as I would the artist. Perhaps even more so in the sense of how closely I can relate with the art work.

If I can define art in a single word it would be that it is provocative. ^^
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o--kAne101--o Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Wow that's really beautiful.
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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butterflyrose93 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Love this.
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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:iconjwolforange13:
jwolforange13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Forget your ' Darkness ' Past and seek into the ' Brighter ' Future
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I need them both ;)
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:iconjwolforange13:
jwolforange13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck
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:iconeverypathtonowhere:
everypathtonowhere Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   Photographer
I really like the concept, it's a very good path! :la:
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlyhlitheluminescent:
LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are beautiful!
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconaistudent:
aistudent Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
you are a very gifted person!!! just amazing crisp, colorful moving piece of artwork!!!!!
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :tribute:
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:iconchafo:
chafo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
awesome i hope u win 
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :rose:
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Strikingly beautiful, Thank You.
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :hug:
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:iconlinkachu72:
Linkachu72 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow! that looks so awesome!
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconnpavusa:
NPavusa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you good luck in the contest. Your entry looks spectacular. :)
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconnpavusa:
NPavusa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! :D
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:iconmuslimultimedia:
MusliMultimedia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcrimsonphoenix913:
CrimsonPhoenix913 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous artwork. Good luck in the competition!

Peace Out! ^_^
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! :glomp:
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:iconcrimsonphoenix913:
CrimsonPhoenix913 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)

Peace Out! ^_^
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1Kuroshitsuji1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks so amazing! :) I love the idea behind it, all the best in the challenge! 
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhuangxueli:
HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
The one on the right looks like a glass design that you'd see in churches.
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah people tell me that a lot :)
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:iconleawiggins:
LeaWiggins Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Very lovely! 
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjonliza:
Jonliza Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it's beautiful 
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:iconlucid-light:
lucid-light Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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