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Totem by Mistress-Jaeden Totem by Mistress-Jaeden
Yep, I fell for the disease, I think you should too,

for [link] <-- totem pole project. Yes.. I am hopeing to win that subscription but Im submitting early, wich meens someone will mow my lawn like a thicket of dead leaves.

Yes, the rules state not to be wider then 79 pixels, but further down in the comments someone asks a question reguarding width, the reply made me at least think that this is ok, as the top and bottom of the totem remain the set 79 pixels. If they dont accept it, Ill just have to deal.

Time taken? Longer then intended, It was almost done last night (2 hours), then I realized... I had only used the colors on the totem base, and not the pallet provided below, so I had to go back and add the colors I missed wich drastically helped with the lighting. Believe it or not, this started as an angel.. it ended up a dryad. Go figure.

Its also a self portrait, Im shy, and often depressed, People think Im pretty, but all my life Ive lived as the ugly duckling, Nude because of societys expetations that my personal life needent be private, and the eye, signifying the publics ever watchful eyes on everything I do. I love this piece.

Jae
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create-with-me Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
creative, and mystic. this totem makes me want to work so much harder because i can't think of a person who could compete with this.
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SpeedXaaa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is stunning and absolutely remarkable.
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yukeyto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student General Artist
o...my...goodness this is awesome! you make me want to go draw!!!! its lovely!
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Impressive :jawdrop: and congrats on the GM position. You two are most certainily qualified. I'm excited to be working with y'all :excited:
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Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
wow great work o.o
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Akumu-Youkai Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
:) This is very pretty, I like the meaning behind it as well. You're good at this!
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metalmonkey77 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Holy shit Jaeden ! That is amazing ! The detail is just...amazing and I love the symbolizm as well ! For someone to "Mow your lawn" in that contest...they'd have to be Fuckin Picasso himself !
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fishbonecraker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
this totem works are very good but thers a little thing that can be better, the top of the totem need som texture i think. that can give some unity in the work(intergation of elements) i dont know if you undrestand me my english can be better.
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Velvetta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing.
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axinjaxon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
This is really cool... nice work! :clap:
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kReEsTaL Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
This is really amazing :omg: You've probably been asked this a dozen times, but what kind of software do you use to make such pixel art? Where could I find a good tutorial to begin? Any tip welcome, thanks in advance! :hug:
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional Artist
Microsoft Paint, as simple as it gets, I work better with the more simple programs. I use paint shop pro 7 for color changes its much quicker to double click and replace the color then to have to right click in msp and scroll over to replace color.

Great tutorials are at [link] (bunnystick)

I have a few as well at autumn pixels [link]
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lxl-Cally-lxl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
wow thats amazing o.o
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3vil-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Her beauty is accentuated by her sad experssion.

We call the tree with that kind of branches the weeping willow, maybe that's tha case in English, too? Even if it isn't it's a strange coincidence...
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kittichan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
another amazing pic!! :clap: i LOVE all the details!!
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zoanoid Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa sweet, i'm thinking you'll win, this is the most impressive submission i've seen.

and btw, what do you mean by "wich meens someone will mow my lawn like a thicket of dead leaves." i'm not familiar with that expression. The leaves and twicks must have taken quite a bit of time, it looks impressive. Well done!
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional Artist
"mow my lawn like a thicket of dead leaves" is kinda something I made up,

Basically what I ment was that someone would beat me by simply observing my work and seeing what they must improve to make a superior piece.
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zoanoid Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, you definetely set the standard :nod:
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Jeminia Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
I think this is one of my favorite pieces by you. I love the symbolisim of the weeping willow. Wonderful job,
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ninique Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Student Interface Designer
Very beautiful I love it XD It reminds me of some kind of hindu godess embedded in a tree for some reason. . .

And I really love the way you put that eye at the bottom. I didn't notice it at first, but then I saw it and I couldn't stop looking at it.
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Kira666Y Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so amazing :D Good job!! :D

:blowkiss:
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Shinichigo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
This one is gorgeous *.*
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Xzaillite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
This is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Zlata-Petal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
A VEry well done piece. She is so intricate and detailed, she IS beautiful.
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rudelullaby Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
That's very beautiful. Very, eh, Native American... :roll: I don't know. It's still good.
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daporta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005   Digital Artist
Amazing totem, really really good :+fav:
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bgr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing! :wow:

You should win the contest. Although her left breast looks a bit awkward, its still its the best piece I have discovered so far. Good luck!
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional Artist
her boobies tormented me, first they looked squished cause I over emphasized the arm pressing them down, then I made them too robust, then I made the left one sink in to much again, finally I did this and said fuck it, The tree has implants, Works for me ^_^

Jae
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bgr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
:giggle: I'm sorry to have added to your torment... its marvellous as it is ;)
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Mystic-Liona Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005   Digital Artist
*chin hits the table* I'm speechless. Gorgeous and stunning! :clap:
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DasModell Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005
wow, absolutly magnificent. dont worry, im sure it will be accepted. its wonderful.
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EmmyNokie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005   Photographer
It makes me think of all the fields around here :) Amazing work ^_^
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citrikacid Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005  Student Writer
SWEET!
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D-Yoop Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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KiwiRose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is beautiful! To be honest, every time I feel like quiting doing artsie things althogther, I see something of yours and feel inspired. Sadly, nothing usually comes out of it, but I like the feeling. I hope you win that subscription... I think you deserve a lot. :D
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Bloody-Helea Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute pixel art ^^
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ShadowMancerX Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
wow beautiful
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crazyxcourtney Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Gorgeous O_O
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sweet-666 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
ah thats beautiful!
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Little-Katydid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Wow! :jawdrop: Thats is so wicked and tottaly awsome! I love it! :D
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huntedrogue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005  Student Digital Artist
I love it! It's amazing and really beautiful!!!
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guuthulhu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
very beautiful. she looks encased in bronze.
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ensellitis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
*Jaw drops* :+fav:
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Lilac13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005   Digital Artist
How the hell do you expect me to compeat with that!!!!!! I probly wont anyway. I don't think I could get any ideas for it or pull off anything decent. But your is amazing!!! It's reall really nice!
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Kayru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Thats simply beautiful. Wow.
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Leppardsandmud Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Nice, i like it, much more adventurous than my entry.
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Sweet-Venom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just... Wow. You are an amazing pixel artist, and this is so full of emotion!

Good luck!!
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Endless-Imagination Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
its gorgeous

I wish you luck with the Totem Pole Project
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alexishelmsley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
:jawdrop: this is amazing!
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Dodonius Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
You are so amazing jaeden you make the impossible look so easy with this piece,
I think the self expressing part of this piece should give you some bonus points in the contest, ^.~ Anyway you made me wonder how the "beta-angel" looks like, u might wanna upload it for? if u captured the progress that is.

Anyway, +fav im gonna enjoy this one for a while.
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