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Paint yourself the colors YOU want by Yuuza Paint yourself the colors YOU want by Yuuza


Hello everyone, how have you been?
Sorry for the lack of updates and art, i've been super busy :iconcryforeverplz:
I have not forgotten the people i owe art to either, sorry for stretching your patience T^T

So about this drawing, this is a more serious version of rainbow girl, it's about people trying to put us down, kill our dreams,
as artists we get this A LOT unfortunately D:
actually, anyone who's ever had a dream probably got a few dream killers telling them they'll never succeed or trying to impose their own standards and wished upon them.
But most of the time, trust me, You know what's best for yourself, and you have to trust your gut :)

Anyway, i hope you like it~~~~~~~~ :la:

other rainbow art:
Painting the world by YuuzaBirth of an Artist by Yuuza FOR MORE, WATCH ME :iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza:

:new:THANK YOU SO MUCH :icongwendolyn12: for the DD, this makes me so happy :icontearyguyplz: especially because this drawing holds special meaning to me because i've had close family members telling me i won't succeed in art and several other things i told them i plan to do in the future and in the end i did succeed so THERE! haha
And looking back to those memories now i realized i could have listened, or give up my dreams but i didn't and i'm happy now that i have accomplished part of the things i said i would do (and the rest are on their way).
So anyway, i'm glad this particular drawing was awarded this special deviantART feature :love::new:
:iconrougekohl: made a lovely poem inspired from this drawing
I will paint myself the colors that I want.I will paint myself the colors that I want.
I will wear the masks I choose to wear.
I will sing these songs with words of my own making.
I will dance these dances with my own steps. In my own time.
I will paint myself the colors that I want.
I will wear the lies I choose to wear.
I will think my own thoughts.
Choose my own mistakes.
Choose my own triumphs.
Choose my own desires.
I will dream my own dreams.
I will bleed when I want to. Cry when I want to.
I will let creation hear my laughter. When I choose to.
I will. At my own choosing.
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Given 2013-12-12
=Yuuza brings an encouraging, uplifting message in Paint yourself the colors YOU want with fantastic colors, powerful composition and an outstanding style. ( Featured by VelCake )
Vision: The idea is glorious and beautifully executed. All those hateful hands trying to reach out to her and pull her into a gray oblivion create a starkly beautiful contrast against her rainbow of individuality.

Originality: She is truly painted the colors she wants to be! I have never seen anything like it. It is surprising and yet utterly satisfying.

Technique: Very skillfully drawn - that shading is spot on. However, the white outline is at times jarring. I think a soft glow would have been a more aesthetic option if you needed something to differentiate the model from the background.

Impact: Impact in itself resonates from this masterpiece. She is sad yet determined, and rebels against the conformists and their bland grey brushes. It shows how most of the time, individuality is something you have to fight to keep, not something that others just magically have to accept. The reality and the beauty of this is stunning.

Wow. I'm out of ways to praise this.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
271 out of 276 deviants thought this was fair.

Vision: The first thing I noticed was the colour, and I will salute you for that. I just love the sheer amount of vibrant colours in the palette, and it really is beautiful to look at. Like a kaleidescope. Truly 5/5. I am... speechless.

Originality: I'll have to admit that the whole 'Colour Your Own World' concept has been frequently taken. However, I did like the whole painting *yourself* idea. It brought a spark of uniqueness into it.

Technique: I'm a sucker for painterly strokes. I'm fond of the alternation between soft painterly strokes, and the sharper strokes for the finer details. There's also the fine details applied to the work. The palette was well-chosen, showing the contrast between the girl and the others. It is well-drawn, and the anatomy is correct. And getting that right isn't easy.

Impact: I'll be honest, it didn't really give a full-blown impact, in my opinion, but it *does* send a meaningful message; despite the fact that people are trying to turn you into monochrome, you should paint yourself with your own colours. What really striked me was the tears falling out of her eyes. Why is she crying? Is she... painting with her tears? Her tears left a lasting effect.

All in all, kudos to you! This is a truly fine composition.
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120 out of 134 deviants thought this was fair.

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aciddmaus23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing artwork!!!!
DrPlutonium007 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty.
uberbomb Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful  Love 
HopefulYaya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Wow! Heart 
carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-78 (Clapping) [V4] Applaud fella (Reactions) Bear Emoji-16 (Clapping Encore Applause) [V1] [ YURI ON ICE ] Applause. GIF Adventure Time - Claps Applause Timon -  Applause Neko Emoji-32 (Clap) [V2] 
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Handshake Nice To Meet You Handshake Emoticon. :handshake: 
chaoddity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This one really speaks to me.
I had my natural hair color til about a year ago.

One day, my girlfriend was dying her hair and asked me if I wanted to dye mine.
I said... "I dont know."
And I asked her why she would ask and if she liked my hair.
She said, quite bluntly. "Its kinda boring".

I laughed really hard about that. XD
It was the small push I needed to show her the hair style I'd actually always wanted- purple to blue ombre.
I had always avoided it because i didnt want to spend money on my hair.  Plus hair dye cost... Plus effort...

Anyway, she did it for me and taught me how.
Since then my reflection has cheered me up XD
So worth it.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's nice to have your exterior reflect the person you are inside :) Don't be affraid of change, just do it :)
chaoddity Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yus.  Deep down I am an eggplant.
AstraNocturna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
I love this style of artistry, it's so vibrant and the contrast between dark and light is absolutely brilliant!
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :D I'm glad i still get these comments even after all these years i've created this drawing :D
UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :love: and intense :wow:
LaryssaTheSecond Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Let no one tell you what you can or can't say or do. Be natural. Be yourself. 

Btw, the drawing is beautiful! Heart 
Annoniimousee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love this! If I had points I would definitely get it as a print! 
Syrin23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
That is cool
silicongene Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
amazing eyes: the iris, and the tears
faith658 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
so beautiful:happybounce: :happybounce:  
Alecta-DD Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really deep and beautiful.
I love what you've done with this piece.

The fact that things like this actually happen in reality is really sad...
So yeah, be who you want to be or...'paint yourself the colors you want'

Also...buuuunăăă :D ^^
artsytartsy123 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Artist
!!!I looovvee this!!!
akana670 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it overall, but one detail that I love the most -- the tendril (drop? lexical gap, sorry XD) of hair that the girl herself is painting. I just love how truly liquid and satisfyingly paint-like it looks (!), not to mention the message it completes.
StudioLeah Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous and I love the idea behind it!
WolfDustG Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
Oh my gosh! This is just.. I'm... just... It's amazing! I love the idea behind it, Everything! Not 1 flaw!
freakyfre Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I will honestly stop to watch this everytime I see this~
Its such a lovely piece and it tells the story of people who
don't fit in and don't want to fit in if it means being someone 
who you're not. All these comments on this piece just proves
how everyone can relate to the girl struggling to be themselves.

I don't think this rambling made any sense, but main point is
that I love your works! Particularly this one! :lovesquee: 
Yuuza Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad when people tell em they come back to look at my art, or look for a little longer than a few seconds :D
It means i've managed to get their attention, and i'm happy for that ;u;
freakyfre Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you've sure got my attention on this one~ 
I absolutely love this piece :lovely:  
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
This song seems oddly appropriate --…
Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
uuuu awesome :D
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
ValerieTompson Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'm in love with the concept of this picture!! like what I say "Be proud of what makes you who you are" everyone should try to stay their own beautiful shade unique and not be what someone else wants to make you.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it also says, you shape who you are, and you can always change yourself. Question the influences of others. And many other things :D
I can talk about it forever
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Reminds me of my 14yo daughter. :)
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
she has rainbow hair? haha, kidding :D but if she wants to paint her hair, let her ^^
DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
The school bans any sort of hair colouring (so she dyed it red and blue in the holidays and then had to have it cut out when the blue wouldn't wash out of the ends before she went back at the end of the long summer break).

However, she is a girl who strives to be herself and strives to fit in and, as you can imagine, this is not possible until she accepts that once she is who she wants to be then those who gather around her will not require her to fit in, because she will already fit in...

I saw your painting as analogous to this - that one must chose your own colours, some will complain that they don't like it, but those are not the people you need in your life.

Better to have one person as a friend who likes you for being you then ten 'friends' who will only be your friend if you're prepared to change.
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is honestly an amazing piece. I love the concept, I love the way you colored it, and I love all the details.

:la: Keep up the beautiful, breath taking work!
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D after all this time, i still get so many reactions on it, i'm glad people still like this drawing C:
avsimspurple Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's soooooo cool! 
pbelly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the idea of this!
tiarajewel Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wonderful... it's moving and inspirational.  Much love <3
Dark-Angel-Lana Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I showed my grandma (she's a artist) and she says she loves how everything fit into everything else, when I asked her what the title was without looking at it, she actually got it spot on. What I think is that it's beautiful, hope you draw more of her
Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's such a cool story, thanks for sharing it :D:D I will draw more of her of course.
SinisterSugar Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ur art colors r fantastic!
Yuuza Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
lindseylove8 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
This is really beautifulLa love 
LEMINX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wau nadherne
ebfridy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
This has been really inspiring. Thank you so much.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
SlytherinRoja Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
I love the message it transmits, and the style. It is seriously motivational for those who, like me, are a little confused in this life. :)

So a well-deserved fav ;)
eleava Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Love the colors!
Lina37337 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
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