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Break Free by kuschelirmel Break Free by kuschelirmel
First, there's longing - longing to break free, be released from the strings that bind you [to old habits or vices or places or...]
But be careful: once you're out, don't get yourself entangled in something else, that will bind you again...



After two weeks of holidays and seeing different things and doing different things I was itching to take all the pictures I've made and create again :aww:

>> Details can be found here [link] <<
>> Wallpaper version can be found here [link] <<

Stock used was the girl from sxc.hu and my own - everything shot during the holidays *sighs contently*
Some of the holiday-stock can be found at =kuschelirmel-stock in case you're interested (there will be more there with time).
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creampuofs Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe you've captured that feeling of longing perfectly. And since it's sometimes interesting hearing what others think about one's work, I'll say how firstly you have to honestly *want* a life free of that vice, place, and bad habit. It's the flawed human nature to gravitate towards things that ultimately do us harm; we love it(in some ways). In order to truly break free, we have realize the damage we're doing to ourselves and others. I stuggle with this myself...suppose it's a uphill battle. :)
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BlueEyedAriesGuy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
shh.
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blue1789 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
wow It's amazing!
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:iconimabu118125:
imabu118125 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Reminds me of The Little Mermaid. :)
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
My god!!She's breaking free from her shell!!
Wonderful concept and execution!!!:clap::love:
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:iconnay4eva:
nay4eva Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Wowww
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:iconjazzine:
Jazzine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
<----stares

just.....WOW
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: thank you!
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DUST-N-SHADOW Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Wow! Awesome colour palette, great concept and composition. I love this piece.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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shinatanaga Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008   Writer
Mmmm... this is the october for kuschelirmel's '09 calender? Nice. My birthmonth has served me well.
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destinykitty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool smoke effect
I like the picture
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LT-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Digital Artist
I have featured this in my recent news article (:

[link]
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TheSugarFatMan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
:#1: This picture was an instant favourite. I love the textures and the fog effect that you've used.
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Mystical-snow-child Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
wow that's realy pretty it kind of reminds me of the little mermaid... i know cheesy but how it has a shell and...nevermind...lol...i realy like it it's realy pretty and unique.
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Ms-Underhill Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the top part of your manip a lot more than the bottom because of the textured background and a more "sharp" look and feel. At about half of it (and going down), it looks much more softer, blurred. The shell and the wires are sticking out, for me it would look better if the whole manip was textured and sharp.

Nonetheless, I like the subject, the colours and the emotion.
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you like the top part more, there's a wallpaper with it in my gallery :aww:
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jetski66 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
auch ssseeeehr schön! =O :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :)
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Wytske Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
This is very good!! Great manipulation, your work is very inspiring!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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Venasque Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I'm sure that there's not much I could say to you at this point, that you've not already heard in one way or another.... so let me just say this; there are times when I see someone's work, and it fills me with an emotion or feeling, other times a thought or creative urge... but this time, I immediately heard a song... I don't know if that makes sense, but it was somber, and terrible, and beautiful.

Just like the picture, I guess... :ahoy:

One question though, if you don't mind - I've seen this stock image before, but I can never find it on sxc. I'm sure I don't know how to search for it... could you point a better way perhaps? If not, then I totally understand. =)

-Shane
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the sweet comment :heart:

I'm afraid I can't remember what I was searching for exactly, but searching for "woman" should propably do the trick. if it's not in that search, the stock owner probably took it down.
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Macabeak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007   Digital Artist
:clap: *claps wildly* Gorgeous!

Rawr, this may seem a little unorthodox, but looking at this, a beautiful wallpaper you could make would possibly having this picture mostly to the left with the background continuing as it is and fading into darker areas at the edges with the barbed wire continuing to stretch across the entire page... :D But I'm rambling now, but it's just an idea
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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Crossfire322 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!!=] the style is awesome
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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crazymynd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
wow ! beautiful composition!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Brilliant!!! :wow: :faint:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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alilydarkly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
:D indeed
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annasudenis Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely excelent
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CHiPMuNCHiE Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Love it <3
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Writer
What an amazing concept. It's so cool. I like the touch of the shell with the barbed wire!!! :hug: ~E.
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theycallmeteddy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
omg ... i really luv ur tone!!! u can build a great atmosphere with ur great tone .... i can feel the 'blue' but not too much 'blue' here ....

really cool .....
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theycallmeteddy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
omg ... i really luv ur tone!!! u can build a great atmosphere with ur great tone .... i can feel the 'blue' but not too much 'blue' here ....

great..............!!!!
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Ollapus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
I love this. The color is gorgeous, and so is the concept, especially with the barbed wire detail. Great work :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dearly :hug:
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "FREEDOM " (free included) :floating:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you kindly, I'm flattered :aww:
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TheJasmineDragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
i read something about astral travel and this is just how i would picture it, breaking free from reality :D
i love the movement, even the compostion is breaking free from constraints :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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TheJasmineDragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
anytime :hug:
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AvisRara-stock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
WOW! This is stunning! I adore the textures, renge of values, and the over all composition. Beautiful. :D
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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AvisRara-stock Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
:D
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maddiecristea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: sehr schön :D .... I like it
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear!
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lecezgar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007   Digital Artist
i have seen people who have used this model before but this is really awesome,good work.
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