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Paint yourself the colors YOU want by Yuuza Paint yourself the colors YOU want by Yuuza


Hello everyone, how have you been?
Sorry for the lack of updates and art, i've been super busy :iconcryforeverplz:
I have not forgotten the people i owe art to either, sorry for stretching your patience T^T

So about this drawing, this is a more serious version of rainbow girl, it's about people trying to put us down, kill our dreams,
as artists we get this A LOT unfortunately D:
actually, anyone who's ever had a dream probably got a few dream killers telling them they'll never succeed or trying to impose their own standards and wished upon them.
But most of the time, trust me, You know what's best for yourself, and you have to trust your gut :)

Anyway, i hope you like it~~~~~~~~ :la:

other rainbow art:
Painting the world by YuuzaBirth of an Artist by Yuuza FOR MORE, WATCH ME :iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza::iconyuuza:

:new:THANK YOU SO MUCH :icongwendolyn12: for the DD, this makes me so happy :icontearyguyplz: especially because this drawing holds special meaning to me because i've had close family members telling me i won't succeed in art and several other things i told them i plan to do in the future and in the end i did succeed so THERE! haha
And looking back to those memories now i realized i could have listened, or give up my dreams but i didn't and i'm happy now that i have accomplished part of the things i said i would do (and the rest are on their way).
So anyway, i'm glad this particular drawing was awarded this special deviantART feature :love::new:
:iconrougekohl: made a lovely poem inspired from this drawing
I will paint myself the colors that I want.I will paint myself the colors that I want.
I will wear the masks I choose to wear.
I will sing these songs with words of my own making.
I will dance these dances with my own steps. In my own time.
I will paint myself the colors that I want.
I will wear the lies I choose to wear.
I will think my own thoughts.
Choose my own mistakes.
Choose my own triumphs.
Choose my own desires.
I will dream my own dreams.
I will bleed when I want to. Cry when I want to.
I will let creation hear my laughter. When I choose to.
I will. At my own choosing.
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Given 2013-12-12
=Yuuza brings an encouraging, uplifting message in Paint yourself the colors YOU want with fantastic colors, powerful composition and an outstanding style. ( Featured by Gwendolyn12 )
Vision: The idea is glorious and beautifully executed. All those hateful hands trying to reach out to her and pull her into a gray oblivion create a starkly beautiful contrast against her rainbow of individuality.

Originality: She is truly painted the colors she wants to be! I have never seen anything like it. It is surprising and yet utterly satisfying.

Technique: Very skillfully drawn - that shading is spot on. However, the white outline is at times jarring. I think a soft glow would have been a more aesthetic option if you needed something to differentiate the model from the background.

Impact: Impact in itself resonates from this masterpiece. She is sad yet determined, and rebels against the conformists and their bland grey brushes. It shows how most of the time, individuality is something you have to fight to keep, not something that others just magically have to accept. The reality and the beauty of this is stunning.

Wow. I'm out of ways to praise this.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
229 out of 233 deviants thought this was fair.

Vision: The first thing I noticed was the colour, and I will salute you for that. I just love the sheer amount of vibrant colours in the palette, and it really is beautiful to look at. Like a kaleidescope. Truly 5/5. I am... speechless.

Originality: I'll have to admit that the whole 'Colour Your Own World' concept has been frequently taken. However, I did like the whole painting *yourself* idea. It brought a spark of uniqueness into it.

Technique: I'm a sucker for painterly strokes. I'm fond of the alternation between soft painterly strokes, and the sharper strokes for the finer details. There's also the fine details applied to the work. The palette was well-chosen, showing the contrast between the girl and the others. It is well-drawn, and the anatomy is correct. And getting that right isn't easy.

Impact: I'll be honest, it didn't really give a full-blown impact, in my opinion, but it *does* send a meaningful message; despite the fact that people are trying to turn you into monochrome, you should paint yourself with your own colours. What really striked me was the tears falling out of her eyes. Why is she crying? Is she... painting with her tears? Her tears left a lasting effect.

All in all, kudos to you! This is a truly fine composition.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
98 out of 110 deviants thought this was fair.

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TheSisters2 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
I enjoyed reading your description of this piece.Sweating a little...  The thought of my family telling me that my art is bad is just unbearable! They are actually very supportive, and I'm so sorry that people have told you that your art isn't good!Hug  It's actually very amazing!Clap  I'm highly impressed with it, and it has left me wanting to see more. :D (Big Grin) I thoroughly enjoyed looking at this piece, because you're right, it is seriousNod -and I did realize that the hands were trying to pull her into their black and white world. Never let that happen.Huggle!  This piece has many levels, and I was very impressed with how well it spoke to me!Clap Sweating a little...  Very well done. :D (Big Grin)  Also, I have written on my journal page an Inspiration For Artists Feeling Down that you might want to check out! :happybounce: It made me feel better just writing it, and I want every artist to know that they have talent, whether the world thinks they do or not.Hug   Excellent picture!Clap   Heart-Kay
AroonCat Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey eef, weet je nog dat ik je deze eens liet zien? ^^ evatheshyva 
Hntpo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
ExionianArtist Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Rainbow girl is one of tge mosz gebious characters Ive seens. I can oractically feel her in my fingers!!!! reminds me of my Precious...whom i should draw mpre often btw
ObsessiveFangirl123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love her hair and eye Heart
maRKE0 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi, I just stopped over from Mom-EsPeace
page and wanted to say this is an amazing piece of work.
Amazing colors, details I love it.
Yuuza Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
maRKE0 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist
You are most welcome c:
JullezArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great design, nice use of colours
Carollinae Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this image remeber my life.. =\
Karolina888 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
kleinir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
cold-in-the-north Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love everything about this piece!  Beautiful work
AskMagentaLink Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
taleofamonkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool idea!! and I love her face!
NairaShair Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  New member
You want to know something curious? I found this picture on google centuries ago and I saved it, and then it became the background of my kindle... but my kindle is black and white, so the hole "paint yourself" escense is kind of lost. Anyway, just saying that the painting looks amazing in black and white too :)
But in colors is just... amazing *-*
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
What an interesting story :D thanks for sharing it with me, i'm glad you were so close to my artwork <333
Mikhal-Strange Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow this is so meaningful!!!! :wow:
warrior-of-dream Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and I love the message you sent through this piece of artwork! :love:
momokurosaki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This is amazing
Wayfir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww man....Is anyone else legitly crying here...i cant be the only one... I love it...;u;
TheSisters2 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
I am!Huggle! Waaaah!   Heart-Kay
JaymeeRaine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat idea!
MetaShinryu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
patmp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great interpretation! :wow:
sergemalivert Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow ! Magnifique !
SobohRami Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful !
Spunky-Psych Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist
I would write a critique Buuuttt I don't think there are enough words in the English language to convey how wondrous, beautiful, true, and touching this is! The vivid colors of the rainbow on the girl are so amazing! Her hair is expertly drawn also!! I love this!! 素晴らしい❣
Scribblezrox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is just beautiful, both aesthetically and morally. :love: I.....I just.......My words have failed me. You are a superb artist!
Valward Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very encouraging Clap 
jessmia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunningly beautiful peace and the message & concept is so important. 
DD well deserved. 
MichaeL-Lewerissa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
This is a awesome piece of Art :D!~ 
sweetpie227 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Photographer
This is gorgeous
RinSykes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Show, nice work
geneforson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly amazing.  The colors and concept are truly incredible 
FullMoonFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a fantastic message.........
meowjar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Image :)
maximartiskosmo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   General Artist
somehow reminds me "What Dreams May Come" with Robin Williams... Good credo!)
Scar12x9 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
The colors are so vivid and well put in. This work is amazing.
YogaaM Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
beautiful gallery :)
FishingJB Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very touching.
WolfGirl1232 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :D
ArtBazi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Very colorful)) and good technique.... like it very much
TheGargarean Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just delightful!
Nymphael-Mandragoria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this work <3 love colors :)
Virtuxa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very lovely! Love the artstyle. You inspire me to try a more cellshady approach as well.
GODgirl1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DJKittenFromSpace Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how [lack of words] this is.
DaughtOfDeath Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! 
helloloreley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one Love 
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