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I am. by Charlie-Bowater I am. by Charlie-Bowater
I am many things, but nothing more than human. I am imperfect.

A little self reflection lately. A very personal piece, it's not much more than a sketch really. I didn't want to turn this into a full illustration. It's a little rough around the edges, which is fine by me. It's probably a little chaotic to look at, but that too is fine by me.

Don't like it? Think it's a cliché? Get over it.

All digital. Photoshop CS3

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:iconoctopusgames:
OctopusGames Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Beautiful. Nice camo. :)
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:iconkreatress:
Kreatress Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great job! When I see this, I think of a poem we had to write for Theatre class called "I Am." I find the whole idea very deep. Very nice :)
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captainshakespear Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Love it. Best piece I've seen yet.
Again very Alphonse Mucha.
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:iconsydgill:
sydgill Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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:iconakaleon:
Akaleon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Even if this was a cliché, I'd still dig it! great piece...
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:iconleamonadefreak:
Leamonadefreak Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Her dress blends with the background. That's so cool! :D
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:iconaviiceruleanskies:
AviiCeruleanSkies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student
coolllllll.. love the concept :D
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:iconleamonadefreak:
Leamonadefreak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That poem is really good.
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:iconaviiceruleanskies:
AviiCeruleanSkies Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student
well your portrayal of it is amazing :D
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:iconleamonadefreak:
Leamonadefreak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why, thank you. :D
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:iconconstantine00:
Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am in ahhhh it very good indeed!
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:iconmissemilord:
missemilord Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is sooooo inspirational. Thank you.
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:iconmerm-ish:
merm-ish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
OOh, I think the method of execution carry the concept muuuuch better than a more self-portraity self portrait would have.
Your style is freaking great and I love the patterning :B
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:icontad-aster:
tad-aster Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
this is great it look like marker!!!
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:iconhibernian-fool:
Hibernian-Fool Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I enjoy the art nouveau look given to this by your stark lines.
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:iconjudasart:
JudasArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is awesome!
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:iconhatta-san:
Hatta-san Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Love this, great meaningful concept
I especially like how her dress fades into the background :heart:
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sakuratiger4 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Love.
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:iconspaghetti-toes:
spaghetti-toes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
absolutely beautiful! love the vintage feel, and how her dress fades into the background.
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:iconnavybrat121:
Navybrat121 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This is beuatiful. It fels so meaningful.
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:iconmariamism:
mariamism Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's lovely. i love the idea and especially how you used the wallpaper for the dress.
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:iconjcjamzz:
jcjamzz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Awesome Illus/ contrast..everything..
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:iconshizmozzle:
Shizmozzle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Niice ^^ I think it's interesting that her dress is the same as the background.. almost like saying she's not really unique orr maybe her clothes are not unique but she is.. Or maybe I'm looking too hard xD
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manticoredistortion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
ok, if this is a sketch then my works are rubbish!
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Strangeroo911 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I prefer rougher work such as this when it comes to art. It gives it more life, I think, than a surreal "perfectly done" one would have.

And besides, what is art if it isn't personal?

--
What is that mysterious ticking noise...?
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Chasarsis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Why would this be cliched or something not deserving of liking? It's cool, I like the contrasting fore and background elements. Really good job
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Gorgeous. I love your combination of detail and rough work. Stunning.
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:iconsongbird88:
SongBird88 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I loves it
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:iconjisel:
Jisel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I adore this.

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:iconkatkrow:
KatKrow Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Wow, I love that kind-of-art-noveau look.
Plus, That's a nice expression, it looks both kinky and cute... ^^
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:icontomorrow1:
tomorrow1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Absolutely beautiful and touching :heart:
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, it's got cliche tendencies but I still absolutely love it.
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   General Artist
I think you've subverted the cliche,actually?:DThis si quite inventive...I like the contrast of the modelled flesh and the *flat*patterns!
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:iconbethocalypse:
bethocalypse Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
This is actually so good I almost passed out
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:iconlovelyellierodricks:
LovelyEllieRodricks Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You rock! That's all digital? Dude that's wicked amazing.
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:iconvirtuousdarkness:
VirtuousDarkness Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very empowering! I don't think I've ever done a self reflection piece before. Maybe it's about time.
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:iconcykelvester:
cykelvester Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I love how her dress intertwines with the wallpaper. This is truly accoplished work
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:iconzeckl:
zeckl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
YOU ARE CRAZY!!!!! I love!!!
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:iconastarte144:
astarte144 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
*0* love the concept
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:iconvoodoorew:
VoodooRew Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Love it.
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:iconaja-mujinga-sherrard:
Aja-Mujinga-Sherrard Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
not cliche at all. I really like this interpretation of self-definition alot; one of the freshest I've seen.
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:icondraco-loves-harry:
Draco-Loves-Harry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
love it!
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:iconstarvnartist:
starvnartist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
"... Knowing that however," replied the universe, "Does not create in me a sence of obligation."- Stephen Crane
Lovely use of texture, although she seems a bit timid to make such a statement, is she admitting shyfully or is this a statement to be proud of with a more defiant look, more powerful and straight forward?
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nykacanica Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I really like the meaning behind this because it's so true. :)
It doesn't matter if it's a sketch because your the artist and you get to decide when it's finished.
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AislinCade Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I don't know what else I can say besides "This is amazing." I love it.
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:iconmikandii:
Mikandii Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn this is EPIC!
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:iconsentraa:
Sentraa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I love the hand holding the flagpole aaah. And the shape of her body. Amazing
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:iconsilverstar3:
Silverstar3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutly fantastic!
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nika4843 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
love it....don't let some peoples comments get you down :D
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slaedur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lovin' it. I like the fact that it is a little rough round the edges for you but it's still fricken' cool. The combination of different elements works very well. I love how the semi neutral tones make the skin tone pop out at you.
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