Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Love Bird by BeaGifted Love Bird by BeaGifted
WORK IN PROGRESS- WIP
A friend of mine, here on DA, SKTAF asked what this one meant. She wasn’t the first because a lot of folk thought it kind of creepy that this woman has a Bird Cage for a chest. I like to think of it this way: Women look for that special someone who will make their heart sing-- and while they entertain the opposite sex with sweet love songs and shows of affection, the fear of being hurt, or having known the pain of being hurt, or even the unrealistically high expectations women have set on men have become a cage which locks their heart away from truly accepting and knowing.

The heart is a precious thing; therefore it should be guarded carefully, and not passed around to anyone who will take it, as some do. But, it should not be locked away because of fear, past bad experiences, or high expectations.

I would love to do more with this one—by adding more birds and tightening it up, buuut this is about as far as I’m going to get on it for a while, with all the commissions I have occupying my time. It’s sometimes rare that I have the opportunity to indulge in my own work ^_^. Perhaps you can give me some suggestions for some birds to include in the composition.

Oh, and check out the original sketch : [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:icondaelayna:
Daelayna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh please finish it :P somehow, though, moving into the painting, you lost some of the expression on her face ;p But I -love- it :)
Reply
:iconblacktiger98756:
blacktiger98756 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Student General Artist
i love her hat! and hair do!
Reply
:icongothicdyke:
GothicDyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
how about putting a door on the cage and having it open?
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol the point is that she has no door, it's sealed away :D
Reply
:icongothicdyke:
GothicDyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
but yuo said that it shouldnt be sealed away bcause of fear.
it should be free for the bird to leave or for another to join the bird within the cage.
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
True, it shouldn't, but the sadness expressed in her face is because she has sealed it away. I like your imput tho--that's why I love you--always checkin' me! Go Yvonne (>*_*)>
Reply
:icongothicdyke:
GothicDyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
make her face content then? : P

and this is the first time i;ve ever input on any of your works lol.
but hey, your welcome. love you too lily.

p.s that face is extremely weird. whats it supposed to be?

d[o_o]b <-- so much better
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
*throws you into a headlock*
Reply
:icongothicdyke:
GothicDyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
:O! i am shocked!

violence is never a way to solve things, tut tut.

*trips you up and gets you into a triangle choke*
Reply
:iconaimbiz:
AimBiZ Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I enjoyed the description alot. Great symbolism.

Also very nice colors. Makes it look very classic.
Reply
:iconmarowe:
Marowe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is so poetic. Every piece has deep, heartfelt meaning behind it.
Reply
:iconmekania:
Mekania Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
This is so gorgeous <3 I LOVE YOU LET'S TALK MORE!
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mekania- My love ;_; I miss you.
Reply
:iconboot-cheese-3000:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
i digs this missy-poo. i think it's fine the way it is, any more birds would be urge overkill. this gets my patented "thumbz up" award. keep up the good work baby doll!
Reply
:iconv8sploo:
V8Sploo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I know another artist who did a series of women with bird-cage chests. I love the concept. I wouldn't add any more birds to this one... three is a nice number for the composition. I like the open space in the image... it puts the focus right on her and it might look crowded with more birds in there.
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, what artists would that be? Could you link me perhaps?
Reply
:iconv8sploo:
V8Sploo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Sure :) You have different interpretations of the same idea... its neat.

[link]

[link]
Reply
:iconbeagifted:
BeaGifted Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol oooh, well I find that to be rather creepy >_<;;;
Reply
:iconmmwoodcock:
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
now i can say i REALLY like how this is turning out :aww:

the detail in the birds are awesome :XD: my mum is a bird watcher and she'd be all "this is that, and that is this". haha :D

i'd say for the darker part of the image, a crow or a mississippii kite. an Osprey would be cool. a Spotted Owl for the wise eyes. Mountain Quails (makes me think of her head piece :D) Hummingbird, European Starling (pretty) the painted Bunting is really colorful :D Roseate Spoonbill :XD:

anyways, i want a blown up poster of her on my wall. :lol: cause she's just that cool. and has a heart of gol-... heart of red ;)
Reply
:iconjangmarley:
jangmarley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
i love the facial expression :)
Reply
:iconminiia:
Miniia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
this is absolutely inspiring! I love this! It speaks in so many ways.Exquisite!
i love it love it love it!
very creative, very unique!
Reply
:icontinanordloh:
TinaNordloh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I adore your description of what this means to you!! It's powerful and ever so true.
Reply
:icon5th-ninth-993:
5th-ninth-993 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I can't wait to see this finished! :heart:
Reply
:iconechoghost:
EchoGhost Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I say a peacock & and an Owl & a raven!
Reply
:iconjheanell-e:
jheanell-e Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's coming along quite well from the sketch you uploaded.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 1, 2009
Image Size
2.6 MB
Resolution
2719×3295
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
38,196
Favourites
2,342 (who?)
Comments
125
×