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Birdcage by kafine Birdcage by kafine
Today, instead of doing my work I did this.

Painter, photoshop

Some bird references I used were from ~Jenifer10
Textures from [link]

Erm, is she MC?
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Given 2010-09-12
Birdcage by ~kafine is one of those pieces where a description isn't needed. Its emotive concept and incredible beauty are the best presentation. ( Suggested by dierat and Featured by Atramina )
Angela-Maria Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh!! Amazing!
klauslovez Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
There are no words for how awesome this is
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link]
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012   General Artist
Thankyou :)
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome :)
caroro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This piece has remained my very favorite of all current art I have seen done online (or professionally) in the art world. Mostly it's because how well I can relate to it: for years I have had dreams, both beautiful and haunting, of birds escaping from my body. I've had ravens violently ripped from my cranium and swallows delicately encouraged from my chest with pieces of twine. Birds have always been a great source of inspiration for me in both everyday life and the dream world. My favorite bird is the sparrow: a simple little brown bird that holds no beauty compared to say the peacock, yet holds a special place in my heart for its classical iconography representing God's care for the smallest and most meaningless things. This is why my favorite song of all time is "Sparrow" by Kelley McRae, because I too sometimes feel like a sparrow.

This beautiful piece of work have inspired me countless times in my own work, and more personally my everyday life. I've considered getting a tattoo similar to the one in this piece because day in and day out, I have felt like this woman, this birdcage... Not quite full of pure sorrow or joy, but overwhelmed by a great and extraordinary deal of all these emotions at once, which escape from her body in the form of many birds.

Thank you for sharing this with the world! It has continued to move me throughout the years!
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   General Artist
He I have not often wished that I could favourite comments, but that is one such occasion :) It is wonderful to hear when people really "get" this one, because it is very personal to me.

With me it was seagulls. Since I was very small I can remember looking out of my window early in the morning and seeing the seagulls being lit up by the warm light, glowing, and I envied them.
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you ever consider revisiting this concept? In traditional art, perhaps?
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   General Artist
I'm not sure.

I've had some thoughts recently of transferring this to canvas for my own wall (pending some touch-ups). I've got a simelar picture in the works but it's also digital
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously wish I could afford to commission you for a traditional piece of similar concept. But, with us both being artists (and I'm assuming you're also a student), I don't see that possible any time soon for either of us! Maybe in the future! :lmao:
kafine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
Well if you ever get an unexpected windfall, look me up XD
caroro Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gotta play the lottery to win it! xD
tezart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
this is fantastic
TheDemonYouKnow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
man, i just hate it when birds explode from my back...:P
kafine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
You get that too, huh?
Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Truly original. Had it been portrayed with "realistic" detail, it would have been disturbing. Instead, this reflects pure thought and concept. And you did the right thing, I feel, in not trying to describe in words your thoughts or motivations. Nonetheless, I feel that an important key to the foundation of this work is that instead of doing "what you were supposed to do", you let your subconscious self take over and express itself. It is at such times that true artistry is demonstrated. Thank you for sharing and being so open.
SepiaCoerulea Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
awesome colors, awesome picture!!!
kafine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   General Artist
Thanks :)
The-Bails Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
this is absolutely gorgeous! wonderful WONDERFUL rendering
FlyIsHighLiz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Free Bird
Doujinshi-Ka Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I first thought this was a (edited) photograph, realising that this is actually digitally painted came as a surprise~! Though not only the gorgeous colours, pose and soft lightning are breathtaking; the idea behind this piece is amazing! Very well done!
Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wiznitch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
serge1965 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Interesting.Wonderful job
kafine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011   General Artist
Thanks :)
CatherineNodet Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
intriguing! Great work!:clap:
albcallop Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, really amazing
anaPhenix Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
JypsyNovelles18 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
KATaylor Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Writer
Great take on wings :) I love it
Loga90 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
You've been featured here: [link] :heart:
Have a wonderful day!:rose:
kafine Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   General Artist
Thanks :D
Chopsticklegs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
This is so cool! :O
GosteOner Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice, reminded me of one of my new works
Yumiku Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist
i really like how the birds are coming out of her back!
Necuno Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
beautiful concept, congratulations on the DD.
thank you for sharing.
chaoticshifter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
:O I love abstract art and this is an amazing example! Deserved to be a DD! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
TheRedSinger Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
MartinGollery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Excellent work! great concept and composition!
Chakra-San Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this alot :) really really nice
c-e-p-h Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat concept
Dio-Duo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Wow ... This is very cool!
ihera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
SketchyyTLR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Even with the light colors it comes across a dark picture. Nice.
Enter-Stinky Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely incredible! Just wow :O Amazing incredible, I just can't stop, just looking at it, I'm absolutely floored. You're incredible, and so is this painting. Kudos on thee dd as well!
TheShadowsParade Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Incredible. Wonderful job. ^^
VaselineCats Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
This is gorgeous.
iRoolz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
this goes perfect with that saying, "there's a wild animal inside all of us"
cinderkelley Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
RealityHunter02 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
oh wow.
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