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Spirit by Zephyri Spirit by Zephyri
A self portrait done for the two week Event "Past Lives" over on Pixel Brush: [link] the challenge was to create a self portrait from a bygone era, anything from egyptian to 1920's gangster. I had the two concepts up in my scraps: [link] and of the two, I followed my heart, which really wanted the native american indian one.

The culture of these people is one I have huge respect for, I admire the way they live in harmony with nature. Now before anyone says it, YES this was influenced by Disney's Pocahontas. And yes, I'm more than aware that Disney massacred the real history version, but I take it for what it is.. there's some rather lovely moral messages in it that people should take to heart rather than bitching about how 'wrong' it is. So yes, if you tel me it looks like Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas, I reserve the right to call you a ninny for not reading the description. :P

I think of all the portraits I've done, this captures me as I like to see myself. I'm a veritable russian doll of personas, layers and fronts. A social chameleon, I change my behaviour according to who I'm around. In my solitary moments, those I treasure, when I can finally switch off all those other people in me, this is who I truly am. The girl with the colours of the wind in her hair.
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Done in photoshop CS over 2 weeks, about 20-30 hours spent.
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PetervonHesse Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This is awesome
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Jrwolf56 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This is beautiful and expressive!
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ROOKIELINES Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
wow
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SoulEchoe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can really, really relate to the description of this picture. This picture is really, really beautiful.
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Sakanamoon Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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Adelaide9 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
WOW it looks like a picture !
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eleni5 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Εξαιρετικο...!
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scornbylove Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Love this!!
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NYCrooner Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Stunning. The winds path is powerful and yet she remains strong.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You know, you've made me see something I did with a totally different pair of eyes. I've never thought of it like that, so thank you!
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