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The Pond by PinkParasol The Pond by PinkParasol
Wow! Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! <3

For this contest I decided to emphasize the duality of human nature by illustrating the darkness lurking beneath the surface of a young "pure" girl. I chose to depict this through water for its symbolic and cultural aspects. Water brings life, and without it, we would not exist. The pond’s surface also acts as a mirror, which is seen as a confirmation of existence and truth.
Similarly, emotion plays an important role in this effort, as it can alter what one considers to be socially acceptable. To accentuate this, theater masks were incorporated into the border each depicting a different emotion. Fear, sadness, anxiety, and anger all affect one’s primary impulses, and can alter even a “civilized” person’s disposition.
The internal struggle we all face is seen through the decisions we encounter every day. Personal morals and ideologies are constantly being challenged, and ultimately inspire our conduct. Though it is a difficult battle, it is an unavoidable truth of the human condition.

Details: [link]

Medium: Prismacolor marker and colored pencil on Bristol board
Size: 13”x19”
Time: 34 hours
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-24
The Pond by *PinkParasol has already garnered a great deal of attention; it's also one of the most beautiful pieces we in the Traditional Art Galleries have ever seen. The suggester states: "I'm fascinated by the way *PinkParasol managed to portray the duality of human nature with a magnificent combination of opposites such as water and earth, red and green, and life and death. The frame and the different expressions in those masks set the mood for this piece wondrously." ( Suggested by rydi1689 and Featured by SRaffa )
shiroiitachi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing colours, as if it's tangible. You made the skin tone is so realistic.
IceandLion121 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Artist
can I use this for a project? Can you notify me asp? I want to know if I can use for a reading project that's due tomorrow. Please let me know! Great Work! 
BucketofArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Waw :3
rodrigoayam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Beauty and reflexive, well done Wink/Razz 
KittenLollipop Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is exactly like the episode too many pinkie pies in mlp
khaelan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Love it excellent!
lpravia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
just... perfect
WangJundu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very amazing color layout and intriguing theme, with beautiful and interesting elements here and there to make this whole experience of enjoying art worthy of our time. Hope to see more of such works be done and displayed on this website which both you and me and all of us will have a great time viewing and learn just a little bit or a lot from!

Love from Beijing, :kiss: Amazing work!
StephanyShunpike Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Artist
all your artwork is just amazing..
remind me of the pre-raphaelit art.
CyberCorvo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this symbology
jinxfu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I mean it, wow!
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you <3
SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
iluvusuikun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
unique and amazing. .
a-thammasak Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
very beautiful work!!
AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know... that pond looks very inviting
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you <3
The-Bunny-Eater Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know what I liked more - the illustration, or the description. But I think one compliments the other, so I'll just say I liked both. This is really perfect :meow:
TaleOfTwoSisters Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How very twisted!
Pink-a Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
and last but not least xD
Pink-a Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
your almost done with your mood-ish thingy :P so i will give you the rest xP
Laurenski Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Photographer
I love the colors and the concept. This is so pretty.
Anne-de-Connaissance Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love your artwork :)
ArmarielRoZita Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunningly, weirdly beautiful and imaginative work. Hope it wins.
BlackEmoNeko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Absolutely stunning! Amazing color effects and details.
kaatii6661 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Beautiful. I have a poem I wrote that describes this picture, I couldnt have done better ^^
lindsay1111 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
You should've won!
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Aww, thanks! But there were tons of amaaaazingly beautiful entries!! I'm surprised I made it to the finals ^_^
lindsay1111 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
You shouldn't be surprised, this painting is amazing! :D
tilwen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
*mad applause*
:O i can't justify how incredible i think this piece is in words. the detail, the work put into it alone makes it special, but then you read into it, the story behind it. just amazing.
TimjanDesign Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous... Added this to my blog: [link]
huyenkawaj Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
w0a ... nothing to say. a amazing
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Thank you <3
gonzalo-sama Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
x-shaman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I love the atmosphere , it's like a small piece of a old fairy tale.
jameli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work... great colors and mood...I love the frame and masks in the corners!
atobira Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enthralling. :heart:
Fragments-Of-Iris Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
<33333 This is enchanting.
nnq2603 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This perpestive looks hard to done, but u 've done it so well... The pose of girl doesn't look trite, it's so elegant and natural, a believale figure. and And of course other technique, skills're respectable.
Tears-And-Tragedies Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Thanks so much!
Tears-And-Tragedies Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JennytheTurtle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
oh damn thats scary but just mad!
faithroll Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Wonderful! I love the details! The frame, the masks... her pose is very bautiful too!

The fact that the river has green leaves and that the "real" world has red ones, makes me wonder which side the darkness is in.

Great composition!
Claudia-SG Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Featured in my journal: [link]

adventocld Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work. Nice idea and it is very gothic. It reminds me of William Waterhouse's paintings. :)
fashioneyes Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
:wow: so good. :clap:
MarsW Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
THis is a very intriguing work, not only is a master art piece, but the idea is really interesting ^^
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you <3
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link]
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