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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 )
chini1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
MIght be your best.
ATWest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Very powerful piece! Very interesting the way the skull is so much less strongly defined than the grieving woman or her friend. This really seems to support the idea.
Rhea89 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I'm in a similar situation (as your blog describes),i can understand the eye filling tears when you see something beautifool,or hear to just a song...
Damn,this artwork become one of my favourites because of the art and the story behind all this.
inmyside Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Why  the foot of the woman on the top is like that ? i don't understand this position in the construction of your drawn .
maztoul Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Djé Pas de ne Peux exprimer par des mots à Quel point de j'adore CELA.
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Congrats on the DDClap 
SnowInHades Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :clap:
ShadowCorvus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. Respect :) I adore this work, and keep coming back to see it. I love it and read your story about it. Hoping the best for you :heart:
Meeweeda Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  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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