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Melody Can Wait by meijeanie Melody Can Wait by meijeanie
Painting I finished during my last semester in college. It's huuuuge!

I just wanted this painting to be emotional. It doesn't matter if you can put it in words or not. Sometimes I can't describe exactly what I'm feeling - I just know in my heart what it feels like.

Oil on canvas
4ft x 5 ft


10/20/11:
Wow I just found out today that I got my first Daily Deviation, and that it happened a month ago. I had been away for more than a month so I was shocked to find so many messages waiting for me when I got back.

Lately I've been struggling to figure out what to do with myself after college and what kind of role art would have in it. I've almost given up art so many times in the past because I lacked confidence and didn't think I could ever do anything with it. I know that I love painting and that I can't be myself without it, but sometimes I fall under pressure. I kind of explain it more in my journal.
This DD means a lot to me because I think it's something I really needed to reassure myself. Thanks everyone! This makes me really happy :)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-09-29
Melody Can Wait by ~meijeanie takes us into a cool fantasy world. ( Featured by deshrubber )
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lil-arts Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
As for oil on canvas - this is totally amazing.

!!!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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:iconlaughing-sky:
Laughing-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
So gorgeous and original! nice job
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! your photographs are beautiful
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:iconlaughing-sky:
Laughing-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
This is just beautiful. :+fav:
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks again for the comment (and fav) :D
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't get why this is considered as mature content though :/
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol i know the girl isn't revealing anything, but she is obviously nude...so I labeled it as "mature content" just in case
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I've seen girls with clothes in other deviations that reveal more than this one, I still think this shouldn't be considered as mature content :(
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
okay, i'll go with your suggestion and take off the mature content. Hopefully no one complains! XD
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Good news, just found this (FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content?) trying to see if a drawing I was making would need the mature content tag, and it reminded me that you were not sure if it was mature content or not. Well it seems it's not and you did good by removing it :)
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
You should ask someone with more experience though, just to make sure, and then, if anything happens you can't blame me xD
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:iconlhmac:
Lhmac Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This really is beautiful. Glad you got that DD and I hope you'll grow in confidence for it :D
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm definitely going to continue painting
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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:iconlideeh:
Lideeh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Artist
lovely concept :) great work!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
m-a-c-h-o Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Nice work =]
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silverybeast Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   General Artist
beautiful.. I love the colours and the mood.
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:iconletsseeaction:
letsseeaction Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty fishies!! :heart: Really great job =D So awesome!
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:icontemaricanfan:
Temaricanfan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Awww. This is really amazing. I envy your drawing skills.
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:icontara41192:
tara41192 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
NICE!
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:iconbeanie543:
Beanie543 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing! :O
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkingm10:
KingM10 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
beautiful and heart wrenching :sniff:
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcbsites:
CBSites Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Really nice painting. It captures a feeling that just can't be described in words. Great work.
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I really wanted this piece to be emotional - an emotion/mixture of emotions that you know or have felt before, even if you can't describe it in words. Sometimes it's impossible to say exactly how you feel. I guess that was part of my inspiration for this painting
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CBSites Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thank you for such a beautiful painting. It should be a museum piece.
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SpearHawk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I love the fish!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Artipelago Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Digital Artist
I saw this piece in person at the gallery. It really is a beautiful work. I remember I couldn't stop looking at the details of the fish and hair and the flow of the fins. I didn't know it was your work. It's deserving of the Daily Deviation.
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh wow thanks for looking at it in the gallery! Have we met before?
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:iconartipelago:
Artipelago Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Yeah, we had a painting class together with Amy a few years back actually.
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Domos-Noteped Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a big canvas yo!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yep. My classmates thought I looked funny whenever I tried to move it because it's bigger than me lol.
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Whoa! Nice!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
:nod:
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MushroomDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
oh crap this painting is bigger than me! :O Its really awesome too!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
haha thanks. it's almost taller than I am and it's a pain in the butt to move around haha. :)
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:iconawfunk:
awFunk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful!
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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slaXor86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Absolutely wonderful.
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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:iconeddaviel:
eddaviel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!! XD
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:iconmeijeanie:
meijeanie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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