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May 21, 2012
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Broken Strings by BloomingRoseXeniia Broken Strings by BloomingRoseXeniia
What this represents to me is a woman broken, feeling used to someone playing with her and her emotions..
And now she's just left lonely and broken, feeling fragile like a china doll..
The cracks represent her feeling of brokenness, almost as if she's too damaged to repair completely, but she's picked up as many pieces of herself that she can, but she'll never be whole again..

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♥ Resources Used ♥

♥ The Woman - mizzd-stock - [link] - [link]

♥ Heart - [link]

♥ The Rope - [link]

♥ The Rope - [link]

♥ The Cracks & Decay Brushes - FrozenStarRo - [link]

♥ Premade Background - chulii-stock - [link]
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Love the resouces you choosed :D

I've seen so many of this type in DA, they all look the same. Yours reflects a bit of melancholy that i love. The colors used also gives it a more dark/macabre feeling.
Presentation is perfect, only showing a smaller image would help you prevent arthief and resellers and add a wattermark would help you too.

Great choice of crack brushes. But in some parts the wall looks to be blend to her cracks too. Maybe use diferent cracks in the wall would help.
The model needs a little shadow where she is sitting (legs and skirt) to blend it better.
The face crack is excelent. The chest piece looks very real too.
I would not add the cracks to her cloth cause the cloths would not realy crack like that if it where real, only her arms and face.
Also the strings need a casted shadow too.

Overall, great execusion, only a few detaills that can be re-do to make it more real.
Adding some info on who she is and she is representing will help the watchers understand your work too.
Great work, keep it up :hug:
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Five stars for everything ! I'd already fav this one, maybe i already said it, but this one is the best of your gallery !

First the background:
It's looks abandonned, the cracks on the wall are wonderful, looks more than realistic, i'm sure we can see the same in an abandonned house !
And the texture with a grey/black/white gradient is awesome.

The girl is really great too, is she/was humain or just a doll ? The color you use for her are really great. Black/white and red. Best colors ever to make an art simple but who give an impressive impact.

That's atmosphere and that piece of art is one of my favourite for sure :3 Keep the great work !
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xxKawaiiKitten Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece the most... She is a broken doll who has been thrown away. Lovely n_n Good job~
BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :blowkiss:
SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
#Creepy, I like how she looks a little like a cracked, broken marionette doll. She looks weary and in distress, weak, like she's been used one too many times. 
BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :huggle:
SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
Waterwolf11 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
# Creepy, yet very cool! I actually was planning on going as a puppet for Halloween, it's a shame that it didn't work out... but this certainly did! Very fun, but creepy, work of art.
BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much :blowkiss:
xspottedtigerx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
# creepy * shivers softly* this part of art work is seriously cool, epic, amazing, and most of all one of a kind! this is very very very creative!I like it a lot
BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :rose:
deviantsaster Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
#this picture reminds me of woody's female counterpart who's name escapes me in toy story. it is a vey pretty and haunting piece i think, i feel like it should have a little poem to go with it or something, it need something like that.
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