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This piece i have called Escape. I wanted to create a scene that doesnt look like other manipulations out there. I was a little skeptical about using a girl as the focus as humans are heavily over used in my opinion. But I had to use this amazing stock image somehow.

So I added piece like a puzzle working out what I felt the scene needed next. The colours are very important and were chosen to add an extra power to the composition. I wanted the viewer to be the part of the image, both the woman, cage and the viewer all part of a gaze.

Hope you like and if you would like more just let me know and watch ofcourse :)...
Big thanks to these artists for the stock :)
:thumb141857010::iconfrozenstocks: Enchanted Forest Premade
:thumb168437121::iconaprilsheepstock: Calm Before the Storm
:thumb53840152::iconmjranum-stock: Bird Cage
:thumb186798322::iconmesash: 756(Bird)


Also from Aprilesheep's stock

:thumb207121549::thumb168439584:<The stock :)
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QyJx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Writer
Great work! In the thumbnail, I thought it was a photograph. :)

The lighting is really great! the only thing that gives away that it's a manipulation is the "string" holding up the cage--it doesn't have a tie or a hook where it connects with the hook of the birdcage.
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razraeilis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
This is so nice! I wish it could be my wallpaper! <3
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Hmmm perhaps I can do a similar manip with a wider backgroud so people can use it as a wallpaper, if I get permission ofcourse. :)
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razraeilis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
owo I will be waiting~!! <3
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nikiera Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   Digital Artist
Whoa D:

Ahem... I like the idea of the "lady in a birdcage"
And though i think the idea is a bit overdone how you orchestrate the concept is well done and very warm.
You seemed to have put a lot of thought in the symbology and placement of subjects in the piece.
The geisha to the far left, the spot where most attention is given in any piece. Also she is the msot detailed out of everything.

Then as for the bird cage, the eye travels to that next since it is bold and dark reflecting her status of imprisonment of servicing her body to high paying bidders. (includes bird, the longing to be free and fly on own)

Finally the forest, hazy yet bright. She is lost amongst the mazes of money and sexual rapture, unsire how to escape, even unsure if she wants to escape. But there is light at the end.
There is a hope that she holds onto despite all of this.

great work.
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PhoenixLumbre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors give this piece such a wonderful feel, so warm! Beautiful!
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
:) Thanks, credit to those who provided the stock.
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DreadfulNat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
You have created such a magical atmosphere, it feels almost dreamlike. Love it :)
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for your kind comment. :)
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm not really into Oriental cultures, but this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich, warm colors--I can practically feel the humidity of the forest!

I couldn't see that the bird cage was open, and I had to go back and look for the bird on her head. If that's what you intend for this piece to be, you may want to do some tweaking. Or, if you're like me, you say a piece is done when you're sick of looking at it and you never go back and fix anything. :D

However, my first impression was that the title and the piece were symbolic. Women in China never had many rights (and I am under the impression that they're still oppressed today), especially women in the upper classes (foot-binding and arranged marriages and all that). It seems to me that the model, with her pensive expression, is dreaming of her own escape from these strict practices. Perhaps she wishes to fly away on the back of the bird...

Or perhaps she's Japanese, not Chinese, in which case I just wasted a lot of comment space. :la:

Anyway, I'll shut up now and go fave this already. :D Great job, keep up the good work!
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Violet-dArc Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
You are a great artist. That picture is incredible. I mean, that is better than like . . . at least 60-70% of the artwork I see in my textbooks!
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Xevixeis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Looks great! :clap: Good composition and lighting!

:xmas: Happy New Year! :boogie:
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student General Artist
woooo lol :D
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KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh Neptune I was fooled into it being a real photo until I read it was just stock images :noes: Lol but it's amazing. I love th warm, yet dark feel it has. Amazing manip.
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Always great when someone thinks its real, thank you. : )
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ffufi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Oh wow, what a lovely manip! The atmosphere of this piece is lovely, the colours are wonderful! The pieces all blend together nicely!
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks. : )
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FireWario Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very elegant and graceful. Outstanding
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Greatful for the comment. :)
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nikkijner Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the reds and golds. It's put together awesomely!
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
:D, Just goes to show how a few image can create an amazing manipulation. Just gotta know what your looking for in the overall image.
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Rolytic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o I really like the colors you chose for this photomanip. I realize you explain this in the artist's comments section, but maybe you should make the hole more obvious by showing an open door, or putting a perch in the cage to show where the hole is. The photos you chose work very nicely with each other and mostly blend. The woman stands out a bit more than the others, but I am not experienced at all in how photomanipulations are made (so take all this with a pinch of salt).
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'll deff take that into consideration. ALso I didnt want to take away from the powerful colours of the womans dress but I am aware it stood out. I figured the distance between the background forest and the lady worked ok, anymore colour match made parts of her dress look blue so I went with this lol. :)
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EpicChild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Very beautiful. Love the warm tones.
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks, appreciate your comment alot.
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Kute-Kid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
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ArchitekOGP Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student General Artist
:P
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