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Exodus by meoww Exodus by meoww
Category: Digital Art

The colored version of [link] (finally got it done!)
I have to submit it for the contest because it fits the theme perfectly.

This is inspired by a song called "Exodus" by Evanescence. I loved the song since the first time I heard it. I could really relate to it at that time (before I graduated from high school,) because I was under a lot of pressure to make good grades, but I felt like there are so much more in life that I'd love to learn and accomplish besides math and science. And high school is a place that I never feel "belong." The things I drew on the wings are little things I created before, they're things that belong to me, and they're part of my dreams.


"Exodus" lyrics:

My black backpack's stuffed with broken dreams
20 bucks should get me through the week
Never said a word of discontentment
Fought it a thousand times but now
I'm leaving home

Here in the shadows
I'm safe
I'm free
I've nowhere else to go but
I cannot stay where I don't belong

Two months pass by and it's getting cold
I know I'm not lost
I am just alone
But I won't cry
I won't give up
I can't go back now
Waking up is knowing who you really are

Show me the shadow where true meaning lies
So much more is made in empty eyes

Character done in Painter 8
Backgroud and Wings done in Photoshop 7.0
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:iconmeemee-chu:
Meemee-chu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
She looks amazing, I like the song too.
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:iconmadjack0305:
Madjack0305 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Amazing work, and I love it as the concept of the poem.
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:iconblondofu:
blondofu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Photographer
Glorious :heart:
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:iconbludgeon1991:
bludgeon1991 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible.

I love the wings.
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:iconaryaravenheart:
AryaRavenheart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
i love it...i feel you captured the song AMAZINGLY...one of my fave Ev songs too...fantastic!!!
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:icontatsku:
tatsku Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Beautiful :D
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:iconauroradarknet:
AuroraDarknet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so good! I love all of the detail :D
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:iconmeoww:
meoww Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thank you!
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:iconvampie777:
vampie777 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you really good! :eyepopping: Love the netting she has!
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:iconministarfish:
MiniStarfish Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
wow! thats amazing, i love it... :+fav:
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:iconmeoww:
meoww Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: glad you like it!
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:icontuborg2645:
Tuborg2645 Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
THAT IS JUST SOOO AWSOME!!!! +fav
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:iconmeoww:
meoww Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thank you!
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:iconmorbidmoogle:
morbidmoogle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005
nice pic..i like the detail on it
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:iconanikakinka:
anikakinka Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005   Digital Artist
wooow! I've never seen wings like that before. I love them :)
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:iconairenwoodmoon:
AirenWoodmoon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the look on her face most of all, but you rendered her really well, and the composition is wonderful. Awesome.
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:iconbbrroollyy:
bbrroollyy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005   Traditional Artist
u and your eyeballs lol good drawing
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:iconemdeeuk:
emdeeuk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Digital Artist
Beautiful. Very nicely done!
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:iconboulew:
boulew Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
Oh yeah, I'm glad I checked out a bit more of your work after the last thing I saw. Again, your work seems so simple but conveys a lot of feeling. Excellent.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
You did an excellent job on the clothing and shading in general - it's simple, yet so very effective. The details, such as the fishnet and little buckles, just make it all the more wonderful. Of course, I think the most striking part of the image is the wings, which contains compelling imagery... Really makes me wonder exactly what this picture means for you, and how exactly the music inspired you to make it... Keep up the great work! :D
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SparklesOfHeather Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
awesome work!!!!!!!!!!!!=)!!!
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PhsycoticLoverChild Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
ooooooooooooh beautifuls
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:iconz3r0t0lerance:
z3r0t0lerance Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
neat!
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:iconjdaevil:
jdaevil Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
absolutely awesome fabulous and terrific work! Love it very much!
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:iconsilclov:
Silclov Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
omg the wings are amazing
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:iconangelcyn:
AngelCyn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004   Photographer
O.O
Amazing! Beautiful! Tis so kool! :glomp: :+fav:
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:iconatlantisprincess:
AtlantisPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004   Traditional Artist
<3 THat's so kwel! Well done! *ish an Evanescence fan as well* Go you!
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PurplePiggy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
that is so awesome i love it im obessed with butterflys and my favorite color is purple that is so gorgeous i love it lotz i wish my hair looked just like that except with bangs lol i cant live w/o hair in my face
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meoww Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
lol, thanx ^_^.
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:iconpurplepiggy:
PurplePiggy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
yep
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:iconanime-queen:
anime-queen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
The wings are so cool o.o
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Gasoline-Rainbows Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
:frail: I love that outfit, and the placid expression on her face.
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:iconvycksta:
Vycksta Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
Oh my... that girl has the same colour hair as me. It's bloody freaky. xD
Thiose wings aren't though. They are gorgeous. *stares at them* (:
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WernerEdgar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004  Professional Photographer
another amazing piece of art by you! Hope you win something in the contest.

The only small neg I could find was the fishnets are a bit out of place... maybe if they were a bit smoother it would look a bit more in place with the softness of the rest. Other then that, one killer piece.

:+fav:...
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anghell-00 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
Wow.. I knew this would be amazing! You did a fantastic job cg'ing her! I love the hair.. and the eyes. Also.. the background really enhances those remarkable wings. Great work hun.. :D
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:iconmeoww:
meoww Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx!!! :hug: glad you like it
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anghell-00 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
Wow.. I knew this would be amazing! You did a fantastic job cg'ing her! I love the hair.. and the eyes. Also.. the background really enhances those remarkable wings. Great work hun.. :D
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monicathebrat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2004
Wow so my favourite Lol how can YOU DO THAT???
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:iconfuckieduckie:
fuckieduckie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
wow, this is awesome
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:iconbbrroollyy:
bbrroollyy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004   Traditional Artist
you really like to draw eyes dont u lol well cool drawing but the fingers look wierd i like the background
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professdom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
Wow i love all of the depth you put in the skin and the bright pink against black really makes this one pop out at ya. her clothes and the designs in the shape of wings really gives this one true originality. winning or not winning, you should be proud of this, hun! :rose:
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laura7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004   Writer
wow, i like it a lot, i like the hair and the shadow on her face... i also like the hands. really good ++ :D


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Laura
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SkiZycSweeTie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
This is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
I love the colors and the wings are great!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Juditangelo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
:wow::faint:
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littleblackat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004
Its awesome, and I hate you. You make it look so easy...

This is a complement dont get offended.
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:iconmeoww:
meoww Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
lol.. it really isnt easy at all, i worked hard on it!!!!
hehe, thank you ^_^
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littlegreeneyes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004
This is so beautiful!!! It's people like you that make people like me feel talentless ;) lol. I love it!!


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I didn't know that when I turned around to pick up the broken pieces of my life that I would have to reflect on and remember all the things I've tried so hard to forget...
And now I remember why I never trusted anyone...
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:iconvictoriah:
victoriah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004   Traditional Artist
thats amazing uber nice work
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:iconabstractme:
AbstractMe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004
That's awwesome! The shading and coloring are great and the detail and look of her wings are great!
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FlawedSilhouette Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004
That's what you call PHAT.

Hehe, nice work!
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