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October 6, 2011
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Longing For Rapunzel by Pyratesque Longing For Rapunzel by Pyratesque

Tribute Breast Cancer Awareness.

This concept is more than just a cancer patient wishing to have her hair again. Rather, it is the idea that she wishes for what having her hair back represents; she yearns to have her life back to normal where she no longer has cancer. As the cancer worsens, her getting better is almost a fantasy from fairy tales like that of Rapunzel.

My hope is that this not only spreads the word of breast cancer but gives people the desire to support all going through the burdens of what all cancer brings.

Here are some lyrics of a song that seems relevant that has been dancing around in my head as I was finishing this up:

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Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
Took away her crown and glory
She promised God if she was to survive
She would enjoy everyday of her life
On national television
Her diamond eyes are sparkling
Bald headed like a full moon shining
Singing out to the whole wide world like
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your expectations
I am not my hair
I ma not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

~ I am not My Hair by India.Arie

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Enjoy, and PLEASE, I need some constructive feedback since I want this to be the best it can be.


Concept Bliss (that's me!)
Art =eNoggi

Photoshop CS5 on a bamboo pen tablet

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mmmmtasty13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
holy crap wow just wow-eee
Pyratesque Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
lol... thanks.
LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Just decided to drop by, and take a look at your most recent artwork, Bliss-chan. This digital painting is really well-done in both the color palette, her expression, and the composition. Like you, I'm a big fan of both the real, and the fantasy worlds. The back of her skull could be a little bit bigger like a ball, and try to bring her neck to underneath the chin. Also it would be a good idea to soften the shading a tad.

I can totally relate to this because I lost my great-aunt, Hilkka to stomach cancer last August 2010.

If you're going to submit this to a Breast Cancer Awareness Center it would be a really good idea to copyright this wonderful piece of digital painting so you can keep it as your ARTWORK. :highfive: :wow:
Pyratesque Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks for your words and feedback and even personal relation to the picture. I used a reference so her head shape was based upon it. I may need to work on my shading some but I am not sure now since I have not digitally painting something in quite some time. not to day that this is very old but that I am not sure if now I have regressed of improved.

but yes, thanks again, and hope to see some more feedback from you in the future. :love: :huggle:
NoxSymphony Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have so much beauty in your mind, keep letting it come out in your work like this. you're seriously so gifted love.
Pyratesque Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
oh! you are too flattering. ;u;

thanks so much, love. and to you, the same~
nytag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this - it's so meaningful and powerful. You should submit it to some breast cancer organization, I think they would appreciate something like this. :heart:
Pyratesque Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
that is a good idea! I should see how to do that. thanks too. (:
nytag Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I hope it works out for you! (:
anonymous771 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is pretty deep Bliss, don't see this type of stuff from you that often. It's good, I think it would be really interesting to see more of this type of art, it really gets your attention :D
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