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Symphony of a Dream by DianaACastle Symphony of a Dream by DianaACastle
I ..don't even know what to say about my entry.

It represents my dreams in the harshest of ways, but not even in the way that I had planned. I planned to show my dreams of creating things and bringing them alive with color through my art, and instead I got the experience of hardship the most. This picture was lost as a corrupt file three times. One of the times it was 80% done. It also contributed to me cutting my toe. Now as 90% done, my computer has gone wack and said there is no disk space to do anything, to edit, save, or anything. This is all I could take with me from that very, very challenging experience and I tried to make the best of it, so I hope it doesn't look too bad for all the stress it put me through.

I've heard more than one comment on how I was crazy for continuing this and not just giving up. I guess this was the final way for me to realize that, if anything, one thing I DON'T lack is the motivation and will to pursue Art.



And I guess all artist are a little crazy.



I'll do a more in depth commentary on the symbols and meaning when my toe stops bleeding and I stop spazzing angrily every time I see it because I know how much better it could have come out- so check back in a week or two if you're interested.

EDIT: Did some changes like removing the arch and adding the birds over her head
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:iconawesometobi0wns:
AwesomeTobi0wns Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I like how you did the water and colors.
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks : )
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KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Writer
it's nice to see it again ^^
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dievegge Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
this is awesome!
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Astropteryx Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the birds make it look a bit more balanced, and it still looks really great! =D I haven't talked to you in a while, hope you're doing okay!
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I miss talking to you D"8 But I'm glad you think it looks more balanced now! I was worried the composition was too plain and my teacher suggested adding the birds.
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JohnKohlepp Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I love this piece! Good luck with the contest =)
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't have much luck but thank you for the thought anyway <3
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KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Writer
great piece as usual ^^
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Estheryu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
love it~!:+fav:
Good luck to you with the contest!!!!!

:love::love::love::love::love::love:
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :dance:
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Mei-Xing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing!! :excited: well done kira <3 all of it was worth it
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!! And thank you <3
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Astropteryx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit kid, you've improved a LOT since I last saw anything you did. Not to say anything you did before was bad or anything, it was always awesome, but shiiiittt, the awesome just got... better. Don't stress too much, I hope your toe gets better, annnnnddd good luck in the contest! =D
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well the contest went kaboot like most do but thanks!! XD The improvement bit means a lot coming from someone who's known me as long as you!! :heart:
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Astropteryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, sorry to hear about the contest. But oh well, the picture is still awesome! How's the portfolio stuff coming along? Also, hope you had good holidays! =D
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I did! Thank you :heart: And the portfolio is coming out better though I'm still behind. My teacher says right now quantity is better than quality but you can imagine how my perfictionist fingers are taking THAT piece of advice XD
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Astropteryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear that! Ffff, art teachers, so ridiculous. XD When I applied to places, I actually found that it was variety and quality more than how much stuff there was. I had about 20 things all together, digital, animation, paint and sketches, and I think a clay bust, and that sort of stuff worked well. Also a lot of different subject matter kicks ass and gets you points too.
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What do you mean by different subject matters? Like just, themes?

And I know usually quality is better but I'm in AP Portfolio and instead of doing the AP test, I have to submit the pieces, but 12 of them are concentration >> and my concentration is women in fantasy but my brain is dying trying to come up with everything and do it all in time too.
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Astropteryx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw jeez! We don't have that sort of thing over here, I think... and by subject matter, I meant stuff like, men, women, animals, plants, ridiculous fantasy creatures, all sorts of different things. Generally doing a few different subjects in your paintings or drawings show who ever is judging you that you're versatile, which is good. =D
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TAMAnnoying Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i think it looks pretty good ;) one of your better ones id say, of course everything can use some improvement but for something that did this much mental damage i think it came out very nice! :D

though.. i worry about the fish that are soaking up all that paint XD
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They are super fairy fish and not affected at all by the wonderful paints >3
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FROGS-RULE Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
got that right :) we are all crazy X3
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hello fellow crazy : D How are you?
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FROGS-RULE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD :) i am crazy and you?
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm also certified in insanity :giggle: Would you like to see my degree?
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FROGS-RULE Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yus :D
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