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A New Dawn by Puillustrated
A New Dawn

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Digitally Painted with Photoshop and Wacom Cintiq.

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Clad in gold and azure, an angel and a demon face each other, fighting over the morning sun, sundering the skies over the horizon in its amber light. While the angel has the rising star within reach, it is to the demon's side of the canvas that the disc of light belongs, like a dark omen of what is to come. The Sun embodies one's true self, the essence of what makes you "you". Torn apart between the opposing forces, it lies at the heart of the eternal battle: reason against emotion, truth against lies, life against death. On our journey of self-discovery, we hope to reach balance between our conflicting sides and finally soar through the skies, free and complete. Little do we know that it is through the very journey we go on that we truly fulfill ourselves.

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The main inspiration sources for this piece were Ghibli Studios' movie The Wind Rises, a tarot reading someone was kind enough to give me during the Anime St. Louis 2016 show, and a beautiful scenery on my way home. During the latter, I drove by some small factory cooling chimneys puffing out fluffy, plumpy little white clouds in the air. They would linger for while, disperse, then blur away with their pale radiance. What a wonderful view it was. As for the tarot reading, it revealed to me that the opposing pair was overseeing my journey in search for happiness.

I am now left with questions: what path should we take on our way to fulfilling ourselves? While I don't know the answer, I know that we must take on the journey. As Steven Pressfield puts it: "If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet[...] Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got.” (The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles) 

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Growth is measure in knowledge. Stay curious and stay creative. Anything and everything of a repeating lesson can be learn and explore through a lifetime. Keep pursuing for a better future. Don't be fully satisfy with where you are now, keep reaching for a brighter day. No one can do it for you, but everyone CAN help you get there.

Stretch, and run! Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Pui Che
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Hiya, My name is Pui and I enjoy creating storytelling through visuals art. My believes are that art(of any kind be it music, dance, literature or visuals) is but a simple empty vessel, by implementing various subject matters, such as philosophy and spiritual pursuit we can feel that art itself enriches above all our expectations. It is fulfilling and a potential- in the pursuit of happiness and
enlightenment.

Art is the creations of life.
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SirEchols Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such lovely work, watching for more- I'll look into twitch also.
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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks SirEchols 
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nikxxs Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Congrats on being a Semi-finalist! That's amazing you got picked for that! 

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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. At the convention that i went to. it sounded like many people found the movie pretty fun. So that is pretty good. ^^
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wateradept8 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student General Artist
woah thanks so much for the watch! 
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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ofcourse! we share a lot of common pursuits together. Lets keep it up! Gotta keep making em good arts from the heart!
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wateradept8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student General Artist
heARTS
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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
exactly! a art that lacks heARTS isnt arts =D
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neoowl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Wow, your art is lovely :)
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Puillustrated Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I always enjoyed Traditional Mediums very much. So i will be pursuing a similar fashion in Digital mediums for years to come.
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