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Stuck In Life by Eepox Stuck In Life by Eepox
What do you think is the story here?

Personally I started to think of a story of a lady who had been buried on the spot where there is a gravestone. Perhaps due to some heavy sins committed in life she could not move on; instead from her remains she was reborn as a tree, stuck in life, and being home to new life (the two birds). She may be watching longingly after the other bird that is able to fly away. But there could be as many stories as there are viewers!

The image was first painted digitally in grayscale to establish the composition of light and shadow. Colors were later painted on a separate layer. In the end the grayscale and color layers were merged together before final minor changes. This was made for a graphics contest (reached the 3rd place) and I ran out of time to make the work extremely polished, but wanted to create an eye-catching and memorable composition.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Amazing! 
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Eepox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thanks :)
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Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work :)
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Eepox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Glad you like it!
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Darkki1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Muistampas itsekkin tämän assemblyiltä, aivan pirun upeaa jälkeä. Värit toimii todella hyvin mutta ehkä itse jäin kaipaamaan hyppysellisen lisää kontrastia. Liekkö sitten isolta screeniltä näytti vähän liian kirkkaalta. Suosikkeihin menee :)
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Eepox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Ja nyt kun tunnistin sinun nickisi - onnea kovasti itsellesi voitosta! Työsi kyllä ansaitsi sen :)
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Darkki1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, kiitosta. Ensivuonna sitten revanssi :)
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Hei, kiitos kommenteista!
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SiniSiren Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Näin tämän Assemblyillä. :D
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Eepox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Mukava kuulla! :)
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Yunaris Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I imagine it seems to show the circle of life. From death life grows, and thus the tree grows to play host to more life.
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Sounds fitting for the image!
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Powwo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of a Goddess of Nature who has fallen asleep as she is very tired to keep everything together. I really love this. Color balance is awesome, atmosphere, absolutely everything is awesome about this♥
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
A tired goddess of nature, sounds interesting :) Thanks!
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Powwo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Hello! You have been featured on my page as part of my daily features project. Have a good day! :huggle:
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thank you!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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MadAlleyCat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Have you ever heard "Hanging Tree" from Blackmore's Night? It reminds me a little of that.
Apart from that it's a very nice picture. You're improving and I can see your getting it more crisp which is cool. Looking forwards to see more of your art!
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
And no, I haven't heard of the "Hanging Tree", I had to Google it out to discover what it is about. :)
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thanks!
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UadaUnum Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She might have been cursed by an evil witch who was jealous of her love with a young man, so the woman was turned into a tree. The young man stayed by her side until his death, and he was buried near her so they could alwasy be together. That's my version of what happened! Great picture! It is eye-catching and memorable. I find it sad, but beautiful
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Eepox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thanks for sharing your idea for the story of the scene!
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Xhisteriah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful work!
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