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"I will love you, I will hold and protect you. I promise."

What is he doing to the bird on the left, and what is he doing to the bird on the right?
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Critique: Also, don't you think it would've been better if you put them on opposite sides? Seeing as most people read from Right to Left. They see whats actually happening first, then the illusion. Because what is viewed first is the pain, then the love. Though in reality you see yourself as loving them first, then as time goes on, if you keep trying to hold on tightly or try to increase the grip you have on your beloved -- pain would be caused. I'm almost sure this was the idea when drawing this? (comments allowed me to believe so)

But from a right to left view. You would see the blood then the light. You see a dove being healed. This drawing would then have a completely different meaning. Especially since the holder has a very dark, domineering style... from left to right, viewing pain then pleasure or healing. The idea changes from a pure then corrupted love, to purely a corrupted love. And the background color ALSO contributes to this idea.

One would see that this ALREADY poor battered up 'dove' being held up by someone who emits light -- somewhat of a saviour, if you will. The next scene shows the dove being taken into darkness... and being healed in doing so. This image would then project a very dark relationship.

In any case, if you were were actually drawing this out with the corrupted love in mind. Then wonderful idea! Otherwise, I think it would have been better if they were on different sides. Every little detail in the artwork should and does contribute to the entire idea. ~dy
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Right: What s/he thinks s/he is doing. Left: What they are actually doing.
2. Right: What s/he thinks they are doing. Left: from the bird's (other person's) perspective.

1 and 2 are pretty much the same thing. But yeah :3 Amazing job this is BEAUTIFUL!
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hashbla Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
i think that the pic in the right the bird is the girl and the human is the guy and he is holding the bird (girl) promising that he will protect her and will always be there for her then comes the pic in the left that shows that the guy lied to her and broke her heart as you can see he the human is killing the bird in other words the guy broke the girls heart =)
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Kamatiger42 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that the picture on the left represents someone who has fallen in love with someone who's had their heart broken too many times to count and the picture on the right represents the person healing them with a love that is kind, warm and true.
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Noire-Neurose Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I have multiple meanings of this, but I think:
-The one on the left represents obsession, clinging to someone so hard and so much that it's hurting him/her. Overprotection, can cause collision, and can cause the person you're over-protecting/clinging over to be mentally suppressed or hurt. Trapped.

-The one on the right represents healing, or the fact that there will always be someone there for you, to feel your pain, and to help you. Like there's always a light after a storm.
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AlysNoN Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Some times it's better to let the one you love go. Because if you don't let go. Then you'd eventually hurt it. (that's what I got out of the picture)
good job btw.
made me really think about love, life and freedome.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite on, yes.
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tylkowduszy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
...This went straight to my heart...
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is that?
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tylkowduszy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
It's just reminds me... To be gentle to the ones I love. And I also want to be protected by someone's love...
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Qzurr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe I saw it on Livejournal as icon!
Thats a really nice picture!
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that is me :D
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ambranera Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Wow... nothing to say except that...

Beautiful meaning... <3
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SkylurWadowick Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
For some reason "I'll heal your wounds, I'll set you free. I'm Jesus Christ on XTC." comes to mind.
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Maverik-Soldier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Left, trying to be over-protective, finally harms the person you're trying to protect.
Right, don't really know how to think about it...

If looking at the pidgeon as a symbol of peace, makes a little different sense.

Left, trying to force peace, you kill it.
Right, just offering it will make it look more desirable (shine)

I'm not good with conceptual stuff... .-.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very many interpretations on this :)
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WTFgirl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Both sides he's crushing them.
On the left he's succeeding .
On the right, the bird is actually a bomb.
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ShimaFox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting, indeed.

My point of view? Left one want to protect someone and kill the bird in front of his eyes (why? dunno. just my feeling avout the scene). Right one obviously healing and talk with the bird.


...Another idea that just jump in my mind are: he become the death bird, puttin' somewhat his soul into him. For keep protecting and watching someone.
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bowich Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks to me that he wants to hold on her so badly he's actually hurting her.
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very keen observation.
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Butterfly-of-Pearls Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I believe they are depictions of different points of view upon the same situation, the right one being Max's while the left one is the pigeon's.
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rejecttemptation Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i didnt think i would, but the life giving one seems much more powerful. the dark background with the contrast of the light forground gives a nice feeling of being saved, coming back.
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tvastar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
lol, I totally misunderstood the question, epic fail.
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tvastar Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
To me the left one is definitely the malevolent one. The bird seems pretty damn dead, it's got blood running down it, his pitch black glove-clad fingers have this tyrannical strangling aura.

In the right one though it almost seems like the bird is leaning against him and cuddling him with it's head, the lack of blood obviously makes it appear more alive, and the white light emitting from it totally sells the idea of some sort of life energy or purity.
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looks great :D
looks kinda like the opposite of each other.
left: he inflicts pain
right: he heals... i think
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iamherecozidraw Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing... you do this?
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I did.
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iamherecozidraw Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
absolutely brilliant :D
I love the concept :)
in answer to your question... is he perhaps... mourning the bird on the left and healing it on the right?
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coffinberry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an interesting answer! I wanted it to look like he was hurting it on the left, but you are correct about the right.
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iamherecozidraw Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh, sorry, im used to seeing things as a storyboard :P
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