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I Love You by coffinberry I Love You by coffinberry
"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
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!
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 =)
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.
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.
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.
coffinberry Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are quite on, yes.
tylkowduszy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
...This went straight to my heart...
coffinberry Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is that?
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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