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Life Is Better With Art In It by Tesseri-Shira Life Is Better With Art In It by Tesseri-Shira
This is the poster I won state with for the Art Institutes contest. I found out about the contest about a week before the final due date and I spent pretty much the whole week working on it non-stop. Funny thing is it didn't turn out ANYTHING like my rough plan sketch and it kept changing because of my lack of time to get everything that I wanted to do done. It's a HUGE poster (killed my RAM while working on it.) Hey look! Its the first human I've actually put some work into! Hehe.

Okay, so we were supposed to provide an explanation of the symbology and such for the picture so here's a quick rundown starting at the top.
1. The heart beat line = life (duh)
2. Heart beat line turning into lightning = inspiration
3. Lightning striking the tail of the dragon and paint brush = portraying the embodiment of one's artistic self (dragon) and the inspiration as a sort of 'painting material'
4. The budding sapling tree being painted by the girl = the beginning of an artist, growing out of the dark ground where we all start off.
5. Empty space above the tree = the ability to continually improve and 'grow' into our potential
6. The girl (knees) = being integrated as the scenery (like mountains) we become part of our art.
7. Color scheme = mostly to attract the eye. :XD:
When I actually submitted it, my explanation was much more elegant :XD:

So yeah, That's my poster! looking over it again, I've spotted a few things that I should have done better, but oh well. Whats done is done. Dunno who the girl is or why her artistic persona is a mini dragon, but I sure like how she turned out, and that dragon! SO ADORABLE!

Q.E.D. Hair is freaking hard to do digitally.

ART (C) TO ME. DO NOT USE/STEAL/ALTER/REDISTRIBUTE in any way, shape or form.

Detail close ups coming soon.
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Huh, I remember this contest. It was an extra credit project in my Ad Art and Design class.
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
did you ever enter it?

I was kinda disappointed that I didnt place in the Nationals, but the judges prefered some sea-critters and a scuba diver to this. ah well. *shrugs*
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I didn't seeing as the prize was for those who wanted to attend Ai, and that wasn't my intended school.

Well that sucks, Yours should've won, it's gorgeous.
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, good point.

X3 you should see the entry who won :P
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Maybe I'll look it up.
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
[link]

Thats the winner. *shrugs*
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JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
...I'm not gonna lie, that's pretty creepy looking.
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
bwahahaaha *facepalm* isnt it? I mean the concept is great and the composition is admirable, but I never felt it was complete... Its like their copic markers died halfway through it X3
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Crikenghost Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I agree it is better with art in it.
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^^ so much better. i live and breath art X3
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