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Bloom by UlaFish Bloom by UlaFish
Self portrait for advanced computer illustration class. It's meant to be both disturbing and pretty.
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:iconowenizer100:
owenizer100 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
It`s so beautiful!
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:iconminorly-crazy:
minorly-crazy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Artist
..im think ring around the rosie here, bubonic plage made beautiful... love your artwork the color and shading is mind blowing
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:iconminooveggi:
minooveggi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
great self portrait!
an artist who think and think(sometimes suffering) and after all she create the beauty...
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:iconbetweenbirches:
betweenbirches Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It would be super nice if some zits turned into flowers in real life. Super. Nice.
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsillygurl47:
Sillygurl47 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You succeeded!
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:iconvioletseptember:
violetseptember Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds me of a parody I made of one of Shakespeare's more famous sonnets--about his mistress who is really very unappealing, and really is a humorous poem itself---anyways one of the lines I wrote goes: "If pimples be roses his face is a garden"............
But this piece is powerful, it speaks volumes.
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:iconlivingonsolitude:
livingonsolitude Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Well that's one way of describing pimples xD
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:iconanne-demonangel:
anne-demonangel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
it did a fine job at disturbing me and thinking it's still pretty!
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:iconnu-man:
nu-man Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
ring around the Rosie ?
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:iconmasterzutarafan:
MasterZutaraFan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student
You are sooo creative! Hello new inspiration!
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:iconstoryshoes:
StoryShoes Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
lovely!
what program did you use?
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop CS3 :)
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:iconeyestrain:
Eyestrain Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
What a fascinating and beautifully realized concept. I can honestly say i've never seen anything like it.
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:iconsparklepuff:
sparklepuff Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student
I really love the concept. Amazing job!

Also, I like how her fingernails match the color of the roses. :)
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:iconanelu:
Anelu Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Well done:)
Reminds me - [link]
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol yeah, that was done after my piece, I saw it in ImaginaFX about a month after I painted mine. My first thought was :tehy ripped me off!" but of course, artists come up with the same ideas independently all the time.
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Merrile Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Reminds me of when I had chicken pox: "The sores will, at first, look like dewdrops on rose petals". Ha! So poetic; so freaking painful. >.<

This is fantastic. It really gives you an uneasy feeling, but at the same time, it's beautiful, so you have to stop and stare. The way the flesh blends into the petals makes my skin crawl (but in a good way). c:
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:iconopticalphenomenon:
OpticalPhenomenon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, but I also really badly want to dig those roses out :P
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:iconjancibisschoff:
JanciBisschoff Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
This is amazing! True beauty
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:iconfievel-the-mouse:
Fievel-the-Mouse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, if I got spots like that I dunno whether it'd be awesome or terrible
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:iconh3-six:
H3-six Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's awesome, great idea and execution!
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:iconshelley-whereartthou:
Shelley-whereARTthou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
i completely agree, disturbingly pretty
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:iconnurboyxvi:
NurBoyXVI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't find this disturbing at all. lOL

Love it!
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Than you and I have things in common :P Thank you.
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:iconnurboyxvi:
NurBoyXVI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fuck yes indeed! Lmao :XD:
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, super gorgeous and lovely. <333
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:icongleeful-beast:
gleeful-beast Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Oh you, you and your sense of color. This is gorgeous and eerie and cool. The light is beautiful.
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:iconlittleladylucifer:
littleladylucifer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
interestinc concept, and lovely color :thumbsup:
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:iconchinesesocal:
Chinesesocal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Much prettier than pimples!!! Fun concept!
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:iconstehfuhknee:
stehfuhknee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What a great concept.
<3
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:iconeludepursuit:
eludepursuit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done!
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:iconmaevy:
Maevy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Wow! You definatly knocked that goal out of the park! Its so beautiful and disturbing at the same time! Especially how the roses just come out of her skin! Rose people power! 8D
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DollFaceKate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
you certainly achieved your point of disturbing but pretty. the fact that the roses are embeded into her skin really freaks me out but the piece overall is lovely in skill and composition
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:iconorkimaru:
Orkimaru Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree !!
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:iconmjoboe:
mjOboe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thirded!
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:iconky503:
Ky503 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student General Artist
This is just gorgeous... how the roses bloom from her skin is perfect. They remind me of some infection or rash. Maybe a pimple? XD That probably sounds stupid... either way, beautifully done.
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:iconquinno:
Quinno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
"It's meant to be both disturbing and pretty."
-that it definitely is.
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:iconpocketme:
pocketme Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
The flowers are such a nice color. ;w; Beautifullll..
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:icontakeox:
TakeoX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Ah Another stunning masterpiece, you art just makes me drool,so pawesome Ula!
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:iconakinowaza:
AkiNoWaza Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It is. Desturbing and kind of beautiful.
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:iconmakeshiftgarbage:
makeshiftgarbage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! that is dope!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is one of the few rare instances where I think disturbing and pretty go hand and hand.

Strange as this sounds, it looks like you're 'transcending' in this portrait. Like you're just blossoming out of your own flesh about to become some higher more evolved form. Exquisite!
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tiffanyturrill Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
i wish i got rashes of pretty flowers
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jethrotullfan2112 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010   Writer
Wow. The combination of beauty and deprecation is really nicely done in this one. The contrast of the pink in the flowers with the pale greyish blue of the face is also really well done.
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Beetlebot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Woah! I love this idea, it's very creative. The roses remind me of pimples on the skin, but even with skin blemishes, someone can still be beautiful. I don't know, that's what I see. xD
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it was meant to resemble a breakout so you're absolutely right :)
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