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Fragile Beauty by gucken Fragile Beauty by gucken
I proudly present to you:
Fragile Beauty

First of all, I wanna say thanks to both ~viktor187 & ^taenaron for helping me through with this.
This project means a lot to me, so I just had to give it another try.
Since the wallpaper version I've uploaded yesterday was so horrible, I've decided to open up the project file again and work on it some more.

original size: 2132x2930px @ 300dpi
wacom intuos3 a4

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First, I must say I could not close the window/tab of this picture for some time. For some reason this picture just draws you in and doesn't let you go. I would return and try to figure out a new approach to it, or discover a new detail every time I look upon it.

This piece tells us a story. The simplistic but yet detailed style draws our attention to the highlights: The burning spaceships and the woman in suit. We understand automatically and start to sympathize with her. We try to understand her feelings and the situation in which she is. Our thoughts from there on continue to spin and tumble....

The expression on her face is so beautiful and says so much, and in the same time almost nothing. Is she happy that it ended? Or does she anticipate a new beginning? is that fear in her eyes, or a smile on her lips? Or is she simply admiring the beauty before her?

One thing bothering me is that I can't shake the feeling that I have seen this somewhere. Did I dream of this piece, or did I have a vision? Who knows...

I can only say this is a very inspiring work for me.
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shafton Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Like angels falling from heaven going out in a burning flame
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gucken Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the comment! :)
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AdvancedCartman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
This piece has been featured in the Digital Paintings section here Digital Week .
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the feature! :)
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AdvancedCartman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
my pleasure! a big fan of your work :love:
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Corruptedhand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Awesome art Gucken, once again you made my day :D
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what to say, I'm simply speechless :(

Wondrous colouring! The atmosphere in this piece is so captivating! Keep the good job up!
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! :hug:
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pharotek Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I love her expression, very emotional!
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:icontherenas:
Therenas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
She wont die... her soul will lift her to the Mother Squirrel...

Wait what?
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :D
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HappyFragga Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Is is just me, or does the Ship in Front of the Face look realy similar to Boba Fet's 'Slave 1' ([link]) from Star Wars? ^^
Or maybe, i'm just a too big 'Star Wars'-Geek ^^

Besides that, great Picture like always :)
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe you're just too big of a Star Wars Geek :D
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donhkzjeronk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! the earth made me bit frustrated., nice
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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JN-Future-Author Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
for some reason, this picture just makes me so sad....its like there is nothing she can do to save herself....all she can do is wait for the death she knows is only seconds away......

Imagine, thinking about everything you regret, knowing you are going to die....

But its also a wonderful picture too. Full of emotions! I like it! 10/10!
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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powerpointer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Helmet's too bright, seems like the reflection should be a bit toned down.


I love the meteorites and falling debris, that's great. But the helmet throws it off a bit on this one.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Great stuff... I actually liked the first one too :D
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:icongucken:
gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O
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gallantmon8 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
A fragile beauty indeed.
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Tiogshi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Umm... I'm a little confused. This is just a rotation, re-crop, and mild re-light of your previous deviation. I can see they could be connected, I see they're using the exact same assets... I don't get why they're two separate submissions?
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
This one is far more different from the previous, there was a giant cracked moon, more nebulae in the background, and a hand reaching out of the right corner.
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Tiogshi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I'm aware, but look at them side by side. It's the exact same face (with a bit more light on it and a more prominent reflection), the same backdrop (just shifted right a bit), and no other differences. I'm not saying they're not different; I just don't see the point of submitting both. They're the same content, but the second lacks the emotional impact of the first.

Also; "is very different", not "is far more different"; the latter makes sense only if we're discussing a third revision of a piece, not a second.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
But he didnt submit both, he deleted/scrapped the other one.

Grammar cop? You're diggin deep :)
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Tiogshi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Ah; it was still in his gallery for at least a few hours after I first commented.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Ah, yeh :\ Well aside from all that, its a good piece :)
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stardust30 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
sieht cool aus :)
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :)
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Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Fand das wallpaper gar nicht schrecklich.
Wegen der anderen Ausrichtung und des etwas abgedunklerten Helms konnte man ihre Verzweiflung richtig gut sehen.
Aber so ist es natürlich auch sehr schön.
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xD-pLaYa-xD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
ebenfalls nen richtig geiles teil ;)
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke! ;)
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xD-pLaYa-xD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
bitte bitte =P
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InSearchofHedonism Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
...any minute a flash of light and then BOOM its over.
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gucken Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :D that'd be terrible! :omfg:
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InSearchofHedonism Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
All the space ships just look so vulnerable coming down that fast.
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InSearchofHedonism Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Fantastic! I feel terrified for her..
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