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Egg by Samuel-Hardidge Egg by Samuel-Hardidge
~Egg~
Comfortable and Confined.
Warmth. Abundant.
Dissatisfied.

Trapped. Timid. Encased soul.
Constricted wings.
Hiden by a thin layer of Deceit. False masks.
Afraid to be naked. Yet.
Yearning for flight.

A Work in Progress.
Not yet ready to bloom.
To. Engage the world. Act the word.
Do the work. Of my Father.
Action without withdrawal.

Brewing masterpiece. Under a shell.
Blazing in glorious potential.
Becoming equipped.

Rebirth me. As I am unable.
Release my soul. Mind. Heart.
Crack this Carapace. Shatter my Shield.
Set me free.
To fly.

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Download for fullview(I think it looks better the larger its viewed)
First official piece of Alone series 4.

4hours
PS CS4
Wacom intuos3

Colour Inspiration-
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:iconredbrowndervis:
RedBrownDervis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there. magnificent. Is it OK for you if I use this on my blog?
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, go for it :)
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:iconkumikochanlove:
Kumikochanlove Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
please
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student General Artist
?
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:iconjdachrist:
jdachrist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
tfw I know that feel ...

Nice Painting.
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ChinoiseFille Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
This is beautiful. And so is the accompanying poem. :) Very inspirational. God bless~
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Feature: [link] *
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmartaraff:
martaraff Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:hug:*
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ninjalily1395 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
what type of paint did you use?
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Um, I painted it in photoshop ;D
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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Imaginary--Thoughts Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Writer
Wah, this is very intriguing... *still staring at* It brings so many questions to mind, it almost makes me want to write XD;

Excellent execution, can't think of a single suggestion. *claps*
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconjailbreakfiend:
JailBreakFiend Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure which I love more, the poem, or the painting. Both are phenomenal.
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks so much :heart:
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:iconjailbreakfiend:
JailBreakFiend Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :)
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:icondeathofatragedy:
DeathOfATragedy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a biblical masterpiece in my opinion. Nicely done by extracting every religious aspect of this. :)
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks so much :)
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PantiesLeSam Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
wow, this is quite amazing.
I love the golden light coming from the egg, and the person inside is drawn excellently. c:
well done~ :heart:
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Cheers :heart:
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:iconartimoi:
Artimoi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Wonderful, the poem adds another layer of meaning making the work seem even more deep and meaningful, well done, il love it!
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Stoneflower-Waya Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, HELLO! :) Taking a break from writing lesson plans on archetypes and idealism in the literary battle between Good and Evil to comment on these wonderful new pieces you've uploaded. :)

I'm always deeply fond of any womb analogy, so already you've got me interested there. The encasement of light the figure is in is interesting, and you can tell it's radiating light a bit. I like the oily textures in the background behind the egg. It's very reminicent of your acryllic paintings,but I'll get to that on a different painting you've done. As for the figure itself, i like the hair, the folds in the stomach, and the positioning of the feet. It had to have been difficult to do! Did you pose for this on a chair perhaps? or a stool? Either of those would work.

Something about the calves of the figure are odd to my eyes. The left leg seems to start one place (near the but) and suddenly raise to a different place, and leaves it looking a little too long or something. And the right leg seems to have biker calves, whereas the left leg does not.

I like the color pallet you have used in these, but it's the same color pallet you used in the last two paintings in your last alone series. All I really see are browns and yellows, and I'm left wanting some black or red or green. Something different from the two-color choice. The colors you're using are working, certainly! It just seems like your alone series as lost much of the color and contrast that made the original few sets pop. Something to think on.

Hopefully the criticism helps. :) I do like it a lot! On to the next painting...
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student General Artist
I actually set up a camera on a tripod so that it was pointing to the ground and I posed on the floor :). Took me a while to figure out how I could do it in my bedroom.

Yeah I noticed there's a bit of a read error between the calf and the thigh just under my arm which makes it look a bit off and the calf a lot thicker than it's meant to be. I've also just noticed that the right knee looks like it's coming in at a slightly different angle that the rest of my leg comes under my arm which might be why it looks a little strange.

In terms of the palette, I always had a pretty clear picture in my head of this one and the plan was that the rest would have quite different palettes but I often get very confortable in my warm palettes and they turned out quite samey. I actually tried to get in green in all the others but they always ended up turning into that pastel yellow I always use :P. For the unofficial pieces after these though I'm going to experiment a lot more with different palettes, so look forward to that ;)
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Avatarfan12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:O
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Avatarfan12 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: :D
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addixtion21 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
woow good job, pretty cool
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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kimtheslackerbitch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
woah sam. epic.
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
:smooch:
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Sawsaw2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Your description sounds like one that you could use to describe a Pheonix, very poetic.

As for the artwork, AWESOME to say the least. Looks much better the larger it is.
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks Alex, I appreciate it :)
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alspal Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
wow, that's a powerful pictures.
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
:glomp:
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havoc-wreaked Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WEOOW!! drat you and your awesome talent! I love this!
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Hehe thanks. :P
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GrayH Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Goood
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student General Artist
:heart:
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Beautiful colors ;0; <3
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student General Artist
That reminded me to add my colour inspiration in the descript :)
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
:D
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adict-drek Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Wow thats pretty fantabulous. Very interesting concept and amazing rendition. Props.
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:iconsamuel-hardidge:
Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch :)
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