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Learning To Leave by sheppardarts Learning To Leave by sheppardarts
Digital painting, ©2014 Cynthia Sheppard

This is an extremely personal piece for me- you can read about the story on my blog here and see a step-by-step process here

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Given 2014-09-03
Learning To Leave by sheppardarts, This is truly a beautiful and emotionally powerful painting even if one is not familiar with the artist's personal story for creating it. This piece speaks volumes to what an artist is capable of when they decide to let their art speak for their soul. The message of learning to leave is one we all have to learn even when letting go is often the hardest thing we will ever do. For more beautiful paintings be sure to check out the rest of this artist's gallery. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by diphylla )
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Meeweeda Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! Definitely worth the DD. In fact, I'd say it's better than a lot of DDs I've seen. The emotion in the piece is very powerful and well-conveyed through the posture of the different aspects and the symbolic details. Thank you for sharing your story—it made the painting all the deeper. Also, as others have mentioned, it has the beautiful allure of historic paintings. You truly are a magnificent artist, and I wish you luck with both your art and your personal struggles.
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BOYKINS Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've been featured  in my journal ( a showcase of my favorites  to my watchers )boykins.deviantart.com/journal…
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KlingonCaligula Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
At first glance, I thought it was something the pre-Raphaellites painted. But then I saw that it was New. Well, simply put; Wow, it's beautiful and poignant.
The pre-Raphaellites would have been proud to see their legacy still lives.
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I saw this a long time ago, read the story, and fell in love with this piece, and it's cool to see it in the DDs after all this time! Congrats, you deserve the DD! XD
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
AHHH poignant in the extreme.... :iconheart-plz:
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Sinister-Scribe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Getting a very Rembrandt/Rennaisance feel from this one.

Excellent work.
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ArteeMisia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
..wonderful!
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Rus-ka Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member
Your work is amazing. So expressive. 
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Royal-Manga Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
A beautiful piece with an emotional story attached. 
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naren206 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
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