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Caged by coffinberry Caged by coffinberry
I wanted to start out by saying that a lot of the Fallen pictures I do are not just a ';pretty picture'. They all have emotional meaning behind them for myself. It could be a mood I am feeling, something that has happened to me, something I want... but don't most people do art like that? I use these characters because they not only tell their own story, but they're telling mine as well. I was never good with words.

Like I said in the line art, what is the point of keeping something beautiful locked up? Wouldn't you want to share it with the world? Or are you too afraid that something will happen to it, like death or harm? Who are you really protecting? The caged one or yourself?

She put herself into this situation and the one way out isn't interested.

Interpret that as you will.
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Roadkill-Sarny Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I came across this a little while back on e621. I had no idea you were on DA as well and I'm really glad. I love this picture so much. The character is awesome! You do some amazing art!
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IllusionsofDreams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
I really like your caged picture it defines this really well
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anubis-ayani Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i understand the poem, unfortunatl becuase i have a black heart, i dont 'feel it'

if pictures are a thousnad words, the joint effort between the picture and the poem are harmoneous and soul searching

but like i said before, i have a black heart, i feel nothing.

great image. it speaks volumes to the people that are moved by it.
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Chendai Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Four pages of comments. Well, the drawing is really well done, and I do enjoy a good poem when the tme calls. I think that this drawing, called for such a thing.
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slspotlighter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Awesome job on the mood, the poem....just, everything! it ties so well
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Lord-Malachi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You...are...amazing...I really feel the emotion from it. It's just amazing
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Jake! I did it during a time when I felt very much like her...
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Lord-Malachi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah, I know how she feels
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Zarac Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! :heart: The dark and gloomy feeling of it really comes thru
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kaenhoushaki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Very powerful piece!!! :D Well set emotion!
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pookat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
The mood and effects are madly apparent in it, it's well done and gets the message across easily. I really like the improvements with the bird, the first wasn't bad but this is an obvious enhancement to it.
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lufidelis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Adorable, Beauty!
OMG!!!! She so Perfect!!!! *___*
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :] She is the beautiful one in my story... like Beauty and the Beast!
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Phantomblade1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
This Is Really Beautiful Work, Keep Up With The Amazing Work.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:] I am glad you think it is beautiful, it has a lot of my own current emotions in it!
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Sir-Doomy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Professional Artist
lovely, =D i luw ur style
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FoxyKoopa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Poor poor Eve, even though she dresses in skippy clothes *skippy skippy* no one shouldn't be caged
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha... I will tell you the story behind this.

Eve is supposed to assassinate Max who is the dictator of their country. He learns that she is supposed to kill him so instead of killing Eve, Max makes a deal that he gets to keep her like some sort of doll. She must dress pretty and be locked up in the mansion. She's not allowed out. Max likes pretty things... his birds and Eve are his pets.
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FoxyKoopa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Thats very sad, I'm suprised you hasn't gone insane just a little from being caged up. :(
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think both she and I have gone crazy XD

I stay in my house all day and I don't like it when my husband and son leave, I am afraid they'll get hurt.
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FoxyKoopa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
I'm very sorry you feel that way, I know being part of a parent/spouse is to worry but you shouldn't let get to you....they should be okay.

one question are you male or female??
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a girl :) Are you a spouse or mother? I hope this feeling eventually goes away...
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FoxyKoopa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
*blush*.... Sorry, about that question. *turns purple*
No, I'm not either one yet. I don't I can just picture how by being surrounded by married couple who have children. :>
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay, a lot of people thought I was a man because of my picture content XD
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towson Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I adore her expression. It's like the antithesis (ooooo, fancy word!) of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"....retitled as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Remains Silent".

My apologies to Maya Angelou that her work makes me think of depressing things. XD
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kept thinking of that book, too. Eve has nothing to sing happily about at this point.
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towson Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
As I said.....why the caged bird remains silent.

I had to end up jopining a gospel choir and learning how to tune out worship in order to get my serving of music per week.
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kageru-hinoryu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
GENIUS.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You understand, don't you?
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kageru-hinoryu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Completely.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, it came from TEH HART.
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kageru-hinoryu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Firsthand experiences always make for the best drawings, emotionally and spiritually.

I could go in depth about the meaning of this picture but I'm not a freakin' college art teacher XP
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horsegirljen10 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
I really like the lack of lighting and how you did the clothes; this came out really moody and beautiful. :heart:
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good good, I was going for both. The crappy weather we are having here in Ohio influenced that XD
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horsegirljen10 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
haha, that's too bad. But at least you turned it int something good!
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Akira666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work,so much detail
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks... I am really getting into adding details lately.
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Akira666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
keep working on it
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Nice... lovin' those colors and that background, what a lovely poem there too. Hmm, she seems so sad.

Good job on this one, ja. :3
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is very sad after making a deal with Max :(
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Oh no, a deal with Max! D:

Who's Max...
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Max is the guy on the right: [link]
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Zeanu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Oh noes the guy on the right! Hehe, yeah.
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Danusko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
To bad i can favorite this just one time... Wow!

Beautiful choice of colors, nice pose, expression...
The birds wings are very well drawed too.
The background is just perfect, i love the textures you used.

There are beautiful arts everywhere here on DA, but few have the atmosphere of your works.

Excellent!
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As always, flattered you would leave me a comment. You think my works have atmosphere?
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IHaveStyle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Oh how dreafully emo. : ) *LOVE FOR IT* I enjoy this because it is beautiful. And I enjoy the bird. Though it is different than the first bird. Which I also enjoyed.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That last bird looked dumb... he needed to go.

I've been emo so artwork lately = emo. I need more ideas!
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IHaveStyle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
Um...Ideas? Strangulation? or....Max calling emo-kids to be his minions? or....Max's favorite room in his house is a butterfly room, where they can fly free and prance on flowers and it calms him after a hard day of killing everyone? Hell I dunno.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Max has a bird room like that... that's where Eve is. His birds are the only thing that brings him real joy.
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IHaveStyle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
what a fruitcup. : )
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