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Breathe (remake) by yuumei Breathe (remake) by yuumei

A remake of my older painting titled Breathe. It was inspired by my visit to China last year. China is the land of my birth and it always pains me to see the air so polluted, even after all these decades, I still can’t breathe freely when I’m there, I have to wear a mask. 

Despite China’s recent attempts to clean up the pollution, it will be a long time before the air is clean again. We should have kept our environment clean to begin with instead of trying to fix it after the damage is done. 

HD files and video process on Patreon.com/Yuumei

Breathe by yuumei Better Tomorrow by yuumei Re-Imagine by yuumei Countdown by yuumei Guilty by yuumei Black Black Heart by yuumei

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FEDORaLeXeev Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2019  Hobbyist
cool
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kokiriagrias231 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful!
every aspect is flawless <3
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NellGrey14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the drawing, and I think the remake is better as it adds more context to the drawing :)
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Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I really love the design of the mask. It reminds me of how people used to believe in miasma。
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Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
At first I thought this was inspire day Jay Kristoff's book series where it is Japanese steampunk and everyone need s mask because of pollution!
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PeachPot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
I like the messages you put into all of your pictures. The environment is a very strong one for you I noticed. I agree with you 100% We shouldn't wait until the damage is done to fix things. It just makes it much harder. It's a shame people don't take things seriously at the moment like they should :(

I noticed there's a lot of use of red in this picture. Does this represent the danger we're in?
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
Mesmerizingly meaningful!
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Nekoris Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
They don't have the same regulations as the US. 
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
This is awesome
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FLAU7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the dark coloures. They fit the Topic.
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sideshowOfMadness Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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ImaginedMoments Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:
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XmonzNeko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Uff <3
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Strassenlaterne Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful ;w;
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Loujinou Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
I love this
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Leharc--BlueHeart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019   General Artist
It would be so cool to be able to buy masks based off of your Breathe paintings. 
I have lots of allergies and need to wear a mask even in the not as much polluted US. 
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KuroNekoKeef Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Professional Artist
Beautiful drawing, powerful atmosphere !
Awesome !
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rivalsecret Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
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CassAttack9 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Student General Artist
Love the splashes of red in a very grey-brown (dead/polluted) environment! Powerful piece
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SpotEtal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Professional Artist
very nice
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marijeberting Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
Magnificent
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roget3375 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
Unfortunately a lesson learned too late but at least it was not ignored entirely. 
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
1st so beautiful

2nd nice texture
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Rolling-Potato Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3rd I agree
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lgb1978 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Beautiful...
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
nice work, sad about polution of earth and air..
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MaxErikson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
That doesn't mean we should not try to fix it though, and praise should me given to progress. It's bad that it has to be fixed in the first place, but don't let that suppress hope for the future.
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Ex-Pendable Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice, love the flower placement. 
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Spooky Awesome Thanks Da Vinci Fella (Artists) 
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12CArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fav fella (Badge) 
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LeMeatrEe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! 
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Urbain-Fantastique Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Alita.
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EdgistA Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  New Deviant
So sad. I hope you are in some nicer place where the air is better.
Sad Cutecookies Mascot 
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Dyewind Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully made.

I do like the first one more because of the colors and look of the eyes. (It feels very sad) It expresses so much about the story behind it.

This one is nice for showing the city though, and red is a very strong color.
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meluvbinary Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student General Artist
oh wow. i love gas masks
this picture is amazing
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yannpol Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Splendid work!
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Triggerpigking Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Lovely work.
I'm also saddened by what China's become, it's always been known for it's beauty but that's been ruined now and I hear it got so bad that farmers were successfully suing the government for the trouble the pollution was causing.

I've never visited but seeing what I've seen from it's smog I don't think I ever want to visit :/, China should be a lesson to the rest of the world on what happens when this issue is ignored.
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Can-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Breathtaking... :nod:
I wish I believed the people who destroyed the air and water for profit could be trusted to spend the money to repair it.
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TKAngel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Breathtaking and sick
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Awesome
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Hoppety Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing as always :D

Compared to the previous piece, I love how you added the dreary, dirty-looking environment around her, which adds to the message you're trying to tell.  What I liked a bit better about the previous piece is the connection between the viewer and the girl in the picture. In the previous piece, she was looking straight at the camera, closed-up, clenching her chest like she really did have trouble breathing, while here she looks pretty chilled out, with her hands in her pockets, like this pollution is all normal. I get the viewpoint for both of them, but my preference for this aspect would go to the previous piece. What I do like in this new piece is the recurring use of red (in the street lights and the roses) and the way it contrasts with the green of the leaves on her mask and of course, the atmosphere brought by the background. 

Also all the people in the background breaking traffic laws

They're both great pieces of art, as expected Clap 
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Fraliose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we'll soon all need to have some sort of mask in town with the pollution rising... maybe it's time to think of nice design for them
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Szerelmigond Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
It has a very interesting atmosphere
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Wow
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Sad state of affairs, nice picture, cool mask. 
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BlueYoukai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right. It's better to prevent rather than to fix. But no one thinks about that when there's money to grab.
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Student General Artist
Amazing
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Ryuzuki98 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa!! So cool and deep!!

Somehow, it makes me think of a mv from Eve, the Japanese singer. Anybody know his songs? They're beautiful, yet kinda cryptic.
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HuskyYuki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Woah! The way the rain scratches out the people in the background is awesome!
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