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Caged Heart by yuumei Caged Heart by yuumei


The boundless sky mocks me
Come out and play
In this vast beauty
Don't you want to spread your waxen wings?
And test the limits of high you can fly
Until you soar too close to the sun
And plummet back down
Into the shelter of your cages
Tending the wounds
And dreaming
Of the next escape

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Everything in life is a risk. Between the fear of being hurt again, and the exhilaration of living life to the fullest; the highs and the lows, is worth it? I want to walk down the path of least regret.

I painted this one in a slightly different style, with a more painterly look with more Photoshop brushes instead of the usual paint tool SAI. I'll be posting a video recording of it soon! :D

In other news, I'll be at Anime Destiny this Sunday 2/21/2016 at the UC Berkeley Campus. It's a tiny 1 day con hosted by my university's anime club, and I always loved going there for nostalgia. It’s great to see all my college friends there and to make new friends as well. I'll be in the artist alley as usual and I hope to see you there! More info about the con calanimedestiny.com/



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:iconalfabora:
Alfabora Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Lovely. I wish I could say more, but words fail. 
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
nice
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ArroPast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. You are the kind of artist who draws with meaning, and for that I salute you <3 Every work I've seen of you thus far has been a truly inspirational piece. I hope to one day draw as wonderful <3
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MixingMilkshakeMia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
So beautiful ... 
If you ever see this, I want to tell you, your drawings give me such a warm feeling inside ...  
Good work as always! 
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TSelman61 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Artist
Fantastic Goop Gaster Icon 
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Batronyx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is .... words escape me. Sort of
Moving
Brilliant
Touching
Motivating
Beautiful

Thank you for sharing.
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balubunny Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow :)
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:iconcheche2000:
cheche2000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! I saw this speedpaint drawing on youtube!! :OO I didn't realize that was you!
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Smajha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so creative and amazing looking! You are an amazing artist!
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:iconssj-videl:
SSJ-Videl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist
Awesome! 
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Chowder07 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
i love the imagery ! the bird heart in her rib CAGE hahaha brilliant !!
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klaudika1013 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fucking beautiful, I´m crying
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KawaiiPhoenixJo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
One of the best pieces of art I've seen in my life... every time I see it in my suggestion panel I open it just to gaze at it...
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Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The beating heart
Of a mortal soul
Freezes time
When all can hear
The beat of life
That carries souls
From one moment
To the next
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harunist Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You are a genius.
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SweetDARKangel16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Photographer
Beautiful ❤
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SkylarMinx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Thank you so much for uploading a video tutorial of this! As i watched it the process, time and effort and meaning all started to become more clear and it was really moving. 
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stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjawaher98:
Jawaher98 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Wanderfull
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Arianapot10 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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shahdm895 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG your art is so beautiful and great I really like your style,your art and your ideas for drawing too😍
I hope I could draw this beautiful ❤
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ThaiG27 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
I have to confess your art is wondrous and spectacular to witness especially this piece, it has that poetic feel to it like for instance
Maya Angelou's piece "I know why the caged bird sings" but nevertheless continue your wonderful work with passion and love as always god bless..
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NWA87 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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Daninsky Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully haunting illustration, makes me think of the book "The Gracekeepers", this could almost be a picture of how Callanish feels.
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milkinblack Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
impresionante trabajo
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StormieHope Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Wow!
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Doveheart2005 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow I love it......😮
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ChibiYvi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! This is so cool!
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yukikazehayshi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm so mad that I'm local and I've never heard of Anime Destiny.
D:
AND you were there! I could've met you. 

I could've bought some of your art pieces!
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IsaacChamplain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ooooo I like itLove 
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Typhlosion24 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your art is so meaningful, it's amazing how you create great piece after great piece!
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Askart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Those reddish shades... Simple majestic! Oh, why should the "heart" be colored alike "hurt"?
Your piece makes me speechless.
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MaDyingCherie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
very atmospheric)
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Navijunior Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
Incredible job again!
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016   General Artist
Incredible allegory...
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ketsamachan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student General Artist
uwahh nice
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superderrick Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
It's almost like her creation is catalyzed from the need for something to fill the lonely sky.
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dying-paradise17 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
beautiful! 
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seniorhips Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Really feeling this today. Thank you for sharing such incredible and relateable work.
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sol-grey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
You did it much better than me. Kinda sad but... in good sense.
sol-grey.deviantart.com/art/In…
My friend once said me, that the ideas are like flying feathers. "You just need to catch them".
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Colourful-Maya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Wooow
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
beautiful work of a deep thought. beautiful interpretation!
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Kiramu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art is always so deep. it's so amazing. i think it would be wonderful to talk to such person with deep thoughts! i feel like you have a interesting insight on the world and such! always great to see your works ^^
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Ayaneftw15 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
i wanted to do a piece that is similar to this. Thanks for doing this piece now i want to finish mine and post it for my first post on deviantart! Thanks for your support that wasn't really intentional.
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Viciousf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing and speaks to me on so many levels. Its exactly how I feel. It's exactly how I have felt for some time. Just. Wow.
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ShiryuO Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Icarus' myth, right? I think you did a good job with the brushes here. It looks like your other works but slightly different. I like the face and hair the most.

I hope you had fun at Anime Destiny. 
Have a nice day!
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Garobin4 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the Awakening by Kate Chopin :) So beautiful!
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alikashuu100 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Heart Heart Heart 
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DevchonkaLucky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore this picture...it's soo beautiful...such a great idea
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Nellie455 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wonder how you did this computer?
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