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Are you feeling exposed? by Raiecha Are you feeling exposed? by Raiecha
Finished my self portrait! Well, when I say 'finished'.. I still have more to add to it, but this is all i'm uploading onto here.

It's basically a piece which describes me, right now as best I could. It basically suggests a confinement inside of my head, where i'd locked everything which would aid/allow me to move forward with my life. Not just with my art, but also with personal situations. Coming to the end of my degree, I finally feel like i'm growing up and moving on - freeing potential and confidence, if you will.

That's what it's about, in a nutshell.

All together this is probably about 30 hours of solid work - It's a pretty big drawing, Segments were drawn on 2 lots of A3 paper. All done with my trusty mechanical pencil and a bit of acrylic paint.
I haven't slept today, I'm very tired.

Really hope you like it, this one is pretty personal to me.
:heart:

Edit; Thank you all for the wonderful comments and faves! I never thought this image would get such a good reception. Thought i'd just say thank you here, rather than clogging up the comments replying to everybody with the same thing.
So, thank you, i'm very, very flattered and will be producing loads more work like this very soon.

EditEDIT; Holy shit a DD. Thank you SO much.

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Given 2013-12-13
A wonderful self portrait with a twist. Are you feeling exposed? by *Raiecha ( Suggested by CelestialMemories and Featured by Astralseed )
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Nicbish Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
WOW! This is so powerful!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconradicaun:
Radicaun Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
If I drew a portrait of myself in this fashion I'd call it: BIRD BRAIN :iconshaplz:  :iconangrybirdplz:
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A truly inspiring title.
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:iconthegirlfromindonesia:
breathtaking concept, wonderful artwork!!! :heart:
Congrats on the well-deserved DD!!! :D
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lollirotcat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Writer
Love this!! Congrats on the DD! :)
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:iconrenzacharakis:
renzacharakis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I enjoy this concept so much, great work.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconthetheogs:
thetheogs Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u good
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SpioradAisce Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I love it <3
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:iconsilverzeo:
SilverZeo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Whoa!
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Wonderful work on your DD.
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:icondropemcityrecords:
dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is deep. Well executed!
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:iconjcdace:
jcdace Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Awesome work Raiecha :D! As Always!
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Joshy! :D
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:iconzarya28:
Zarya28 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
this is very nice i love it 
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:iconmanishachan:
ManishaChan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional
sweet job 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconbhealdpoem:
bhealdpoem Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats. A very beautiful pic I feel I can relate to.
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:iconjoansi:
joansi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Congratulations on DD!! ♥♥
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:iconshire7:
Shire7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the DD :heart:
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:iconandycampi:
andycampi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Yeah, beautiful work! 
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Indigo-Moon-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing with a great meaning behind it :) It reminds me of Doctor Who in the best of ways. Congrats on your well deserved DD!
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, no! I take that as a compliment. Thank you!
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:iconrobson666:
robson666 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation :clap: :clap:
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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Justmecoconut Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed :D (Big Grin)ClapClapClap 
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bl1zzardst0rm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
a purely brilliant piece of art work I love the concept well done on the DD. :happybounce:
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconbl1zzardst0rm:
bl1zzardst0rm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no need, you deserve it :)
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:iconbl1zzardst0rm:
bl1zzardst0rm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no need you deserve it :)
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:iconsessinara:
Sessinara Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is brilliant!
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:iconashwinmathuria:
AshwinMathuria Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing concept and very well executed :clap:
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KimranFarooq Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool and interesting concept. Nice work :)
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:iconshparsons:
SHParsons Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this & have featured here: [link]
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:iconraiecha:
Raiecha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconyuitokanika:
Yuitokanika Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful and cool. ♥
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:iconzerknorscht:
zerknorscht Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconshparsons:
SHParsons Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful work!
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:iconsavizudizs:
Savizudizs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Interesting idea, and nicely done :)
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:iconnaama6699:
naama6699 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! I love the idea and it looks amazing :D
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SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Photographer
You did a great job - hope you got your well-deserved rest afterwards :)
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:iconitznikki530:
itznikki530 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. I love how you used the freed birds to portray how you feel.

Now I want to do a self portrait!
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:iconcerazul:
Cerazul Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very interesting concept.. And uhm, I love the birds.. They're so cute.. O__O
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shiphfwd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the concept and the execution!
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EfflorescentEbony Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! I guarantee that the 30 hours of work has paid off(: I love the idea as well––it's so creative!(:
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SketchChemist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything that I've seen from you is eye candy. Keep on keepin' on, and I'll keep on looking forward to the stuff that you make.
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