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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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:iconjaxxylupei:
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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:iconjaxxylupei:
JaxxyLupei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Maybe I'll look it up.
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
[link]

Thats the winner. *shrugs*
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:iconjaxxylupei:
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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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^^ so much better. i live and breath art X3
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pdog666 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing! It defiantly makes one think ,as well as spark the imagination. Great job!
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^^ why thank you
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Anellyz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Neat! Great use of textures!
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you~
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:iconthephantomfun-bun:
ThePhantomFun-Bun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome! And hey, you're getting way better at drawing people, it seems O_O
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias! I've been practicing! :D
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ThePhantomFun-Bun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell 8D
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justien16 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
cool pic :)
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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warriorcatroseeyes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, it's absolutely transfixing! Congrats on the win!

I really, really like the girl's head and hand... it turned out very well :3
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

OMG I know right?! I think thats the best human I've ever done! Makes me happy.
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warriorcatroseeyes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I agree! I can't draw hoo-mans worth a darn D:
The lips look so naturaaaaal-
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
+.+ people kept telling me they looked puffy...
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warriorcatroseeyes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Puffy? Huh, I didn't see it 030
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Daw you are nice :hug:
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MoonRidder Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
wooow :D I loves it the color scheme is definitely attracts the eye
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RiversOblivion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Will they use it for something by just winning state? Or does it have to play so high nationally?
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure. I think I got some sort of scholarship, but if I win anything at nationals it will be more.
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RiversOblivion Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sweet. Good luck to you!
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias!
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Rainears Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
No wonder it won! :D
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*blush* daw.
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Mhawley1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
wow verry cool , love every piece
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:icontesseri-shira:
Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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HawkyPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Oh wow...I totally love this! The detail and everything in this picture is cool enough, and then you add all the in depth analysis of each symbol...so amazing. I wish I had that talent. :) I fail at coming up with deep stuff like that. ^^' You definitely deserved to win!
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I found out today that my school got a super big professional printer and my teacher wants to print it out full size :D YAY!
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HawkyPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!

Awesome!! That'll be so cool :D
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D heck yes!
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kaizer765 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG´!!! is soooo beautiful!!! *-*
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Tesseri-Shira Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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kaizer765 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome ^^
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