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Liberation (FINALLY finished) by Centi Liberation (FINALLY finished) by Centi
Each passing moment, bound by one rule, today. One world holding me back, locking me down with the mechanics of the mundane. How desperate I am am to break free, to reach out towards the blue sky, to find that wondrous place I dream off. That place called tomorrow. Let me break free, shatter this cage, and find liberation.

I started this picture when I was at one of the lowest points in my life. I was incredibly down on myself, on my art, in my spirit I just felt... trapped. How many times had I told myself things would be different, things would change tomorrow. And yet as time went on nothing did. And then it hit me, that desire, need, passion to make things different, to change, to reach out and break free. And I found my pencil running along my page, sketching out a concept I was nowhere near skilled enough to complete yet. This artwork is possibly the most personal piece I've ever made and holds a very deep meaning. Liberation, freedom.

Its my prsonal statement to myself never to hold back, never to stop believing and to keep reaching forward because eventually we'll shatter the glass surrounding us and find that place we're striving for.

I'm nowhere near the end of my journey as an artist but the very thing that drove me to start this has been present with me every time I've worked on it, a reminder that if I strive for it and push forward I can accomplish all of those impossibilities I've faced over the years.

I hope you all can find it as well. I'm sorry >> I'm a bit too tired to phrase it properly I think haha so Im just going to leave you with the picture and hope it can reach out and touch at least someone. And if not, I will continue knowing what it means to me... and after five years in the making, what it means to have finally finished it.

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Given 2012-07-14
Liberation (FINALLY finished) by =centi The suggester writes "The color, the flow, the freedom of it is just breath taking." The composition and intricate detailing of this piece are also rather remarkable. ( Suggested by MooniesLove and Featured by Miss-It-Girl )
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just, Wow just wow, awesome amazing super creative shite right here, Fantastic Spectacular Work!
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Angelic-Fayth Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art lovely colours ^_^
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rodsmith23 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Artist
this page kinda means to me being at peace with the world your hard work in this shows
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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remanlongtail Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, just beautiful. The almost-surreal environment, the character designs, the colors... they're all very well done! I could look at this one for a while, it's so detailed.
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Airokat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And I thought 8 hours was a long time... truly a masterpiece. <3
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A masterpiece!! :wow:
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needs-a-bullet Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Wow, so much work, truly amazing.
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punkion Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I love your creativity!!!^^
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spazfroggie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really amazing. <3
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Peatchoune Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Make me think of Matrix ! Great job !
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chikin-thesaurus-rex Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
words just can't describe how much effort and pain I know went into this. They just feel too cheap. I've written and deleted around five different comments for Liberation and I've finally given up. You know more than anyone just how inspiring this piece can be.
/leaves it at that
<3
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Sala-i Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Writer
Soulful, striking.
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Nice work.
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Very cool! :)
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Centi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gosh the art featured is just ridiculous (in a good way) I feel so out of place there. Thank you so much for seeing something in my work. I'm really honored and a bit overwhelmed at the notion considering the quality of all of the other features there. I don't especially feel worthy but I'm very very happy none the less.
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AquarianSoldier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, very beautiful!! :D
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urusai-baka Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is truly beautiful. I can feel the mounds of effort leaking out of the picture. The colors and the amount of detail you have put into this is breath-taking; I can understand your story. I've read about what happened to you but I never commented because I didn't know what to say. But I really glad you've taken advantage of what has happened to you, and it's like they say: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and you have shown us that here.

Thanks very much for creating such a wonderful piece of art. I really REALLY appreciate your work! :heart: :hug:
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Knives420 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the fairies hatching and being brilliantly beautiful
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teturo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Incredible scene ^_^
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Nikkikomangaka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love the composition in this piece as well as the rounded quality that reminds me of Mucha. I love that this was a piece that helped to inspire you and bring you up out of the feeling of being trapped and changing things. I am going through something similar in my life right now and this piece and your description have really made me want to get up again and start making artwork for myself no one else but me. Thank you for that :) Good luck on your future endeavors.
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phaelax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I really love the coloring
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Mysteryvamp Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
All I gotta say is breath taking
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klingschohr Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
this is really beautiful, it took me a while to see everything that is going on =)
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yducky Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful! Such a gorgeous piece of work! :D
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silver-sung Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this, the feeling of liberation and being free really struck me. You captured it perfectly.
This is amazing and beautiful. I think it's inspiring that you stuck with it so long until you were finished, because it meant something to you. It's inspiring to me, because I have such a hard time myself sticking with some of my ideas for longer than even a day; I lose my motivation so quickly sometimes. But seeing this beautiful work of art you've created over such a long period of time, it makes me want to work harder to stick with my art, so maybe I can create something this beautiful someday too. And feeling like I can maybe relate to the situation you were in, it makes me want to work harder to find my own liberation, and my own freedom.
So thank you so much for sharing... this is truly a beautiful work of art.
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run-chan2002 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
a little bit clourful
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run-chan2002 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
super bad
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JaiBruce Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this deserves more views
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maxprodanov Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Really amazing detail. I don't know if the one near the camera should be blurred, but overall, magnificent picture!
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Centi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were intentionally blurred. ^^ But thank you
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chasingsunbeams77 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really beautiful, i love the colors and the position you drew the freed person in, it definitely speaks of breaking away from past difficulties (and it reminds me of the matrix :P ) congrats!
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FreyaKarstein Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
awesome work!!
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Sashei-Alexandre Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
This is inspirational to me. Thank you for posting it and writing what you did to accompany it.
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
now that you've broken free, prove those wings aren't just for show, and fly. Congratulations, and best of luck on the journey
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ninangame Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! I love your reasoning for why you created this as well. You've created an amazing masterpiece. :D
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Tarizma Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful story and art. I am glad you pulled through your dark times. Did you use Photoshop ?
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Centi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes mostly. Though I do all of my inking in open canvas.
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Tarizma Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I see. Nice clean illustration you have here. Keep on creating!
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Kiokuffiib11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
This totally could be a tarot card.
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DarqueChyld Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh wow this is beautiful!
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criis-chan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Awesome! I really love it >o<
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melthedeviant Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
whoa dude...its so colorful. i love it!
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :D
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!!!

OMG this is beautiful!! The colors and detail of coloring are just...wow. No wonder it took you 5 years.

I feel inspired to go back and do some of those concepts that I wasn't skilled enough to do when I came up with them... that was actually a rather common occurence when I was younger; coming up with ideas that I just couldn't translate properly.

One question: I hate to sound like a dumbass, but is the main figure male or female? The pose, long hair, and belly button placement look female; but the chest looks masculine. Or is is asexual?
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Centi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a male but I tend to make my characters particularly my more fantastical males particularly androgenous.
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aha. Cool!
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ReviewstoMaster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Oh my jeebus lord. What in the heck is this piece of work?! THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Favorite! Favorite! FAVORITE!!!!!! :+favlove:
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Dagda10 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Very Good Artwork
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