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In the Pond by ChloeHavengaarde In the Pond by ChloeHavengaarde
"A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings."

And here I am, only a month ago, was unaware of it's existence. This contest, in connection with DA's 11th birthday, have caused a spark on me. This, I guess, is my humble beginning in this online art community...

The challenge is to look at the drawing creatively and find an object or scene within the randomness of the skribble to bring a whole new meaning to the piece; to use these few lines to bring it life!

so here is my entry, "In the Pond"
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How it came to be:

This artwork was inspired by the scripture text Matthew 6:28-29, ďAnd why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."

This is the scene that first entered my mind when I saw the skibbles when I received the notice about this contest.

The full bloom flower and the bud both holds their own symbolism. (The DeviantArt Community is flourished with skillful artists, as the full bloom flower; and new aspiring artists who starts to grow and learn, as the bud)

I know that there are a lot of deviants who are very artistic and creative. In Skills alone, I know I am at a disadvantage. I used Paint tool SAI and Adobe Photoshop CS5 in editing this entry. Though I had SAI installed in my netbook last month and PS CS5 trial version only last week. Also, I do not own a tablet because I can't afford to buy one. I have to print out the asset pack and draw traditionally and had it scanned by my friend. Somehow, I got discouraged... when I saw how good others are, but still, I did my very best. I almost thought that I won't be able to finish it on time. The only thing that keeps me going on finishing the work is the very verse that inspired me.

I was reminded not to worry, about-what to do? will I finish things on time? What about my Major exams? Organization Activities? and other works that I needed to do. Sometimes, we are smothered by the worldly things and cause stress and sleepless nights... But we need not worry...because the Lord will provide... even the flowers, which are here today and gone tomorrow, are basking in the light, clothed with such beauty and are well provided by the Lord. Much more US, whom He dearly love?

When I was working on this, I thought that It would take me months before finishing the work. I have started editing this (digitally) last Wednesday, August 17,2011. (I know I loiter a lot when I draw, and the monitor screen is also glaring and I need to rest my eyes too. That's why It took me a long time before finishing the work...apart from having a tight schedule) I know it's a tedious work, using the mouse on my right hand while editing (when I'm left handed). But I believe that the Lord is with me, and I wouldn't be able to do it without His support. I did this artwork to bring Glory to Him. Because I know, that I can do all things Through Christ, who gives me Strength!!! ^_^

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A Happy birthday to DeviantArt!
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Suihara Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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