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The Pond by PinkParasol The Pond by PinkParasol
Wow! Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! <3

For this contest I decided to emphasize the duality of human nature by illustrating the darkness lurking beneath the surface of a young "pure" girl. I chose to depict this through water for its symbolic and cultural aspects. Water brings life, and without it, we would not exist. The pond’s surface also acts as a mirror, which is seen as a confirmation of existence and truth.
Similarly, emotion plays an important role in this effort, as it can alter what one considers to be socially acceptable. To accentuate this, theater masks were incorporated into the border each depicting a different emotion. Fear, sadness, anxiety, and anger all affect one’s primary impulses, and can alter even a “civilized” person’s disposition.
The internal struggle we all face is seen through the decisions we encounter every day. Personal morals and ideologies are constantly being challenged, and ultimately inspire our conduct. Though it is a difficult battle, it is an unavoidable truth of the human condition.

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Medium: Prismacolor marker and colored pencil on Bristol board
Size: 13”x19”
Time: 34 hours
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-01-24
The Pond by *PinkParasol has already garnered a great deal of attention; it's also one of the most beautiful pieces we in the Traditional Art Galleries have ever seen. The suggester states: "I'm fascinated by the way *PinkParasol managed to portray the duality of human nature with a magnificent combination of opposites such as water and earth, red and green, and life and death. The frame and the different expressions in those masks set the mood for this piece wondrously." ( Suggested by rydi1689 and Featured by SRaffa )
BucketofArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Waw :3
rodrigoayam Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Beauty and reflexive, well done Wink/Razz 
KittenLollipop Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is exactly like the episode too many pinkie pies in mlp
khaelan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Love it excellent!
lpravia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
just... perfect
WangJundu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Very amazing color layout and intriguing theme, with beautiful and interesting elements here and there to make this whole experience of enjoying art worthy of our time. Hope to see more of such works be done and displayed on this website which both you and me and all of us will have a great time viewing and learn just a little bit or a lot from!

Love from Beijing, :kiss: Amazing work!
StephanyShunpike Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Artist
all your artwork is just amazing..
remind me of the pre-raphaelit art.
CyberCorvo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this symbology
jinxfu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I mean it, wow!
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Thank you <3
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