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The Circle of Life by JoJoesArt The Circle of Life by JoJoesArt
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..Life creates Life...

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Hey! Sorry for reuploading! ^^' Hope you don't mind seeing this in your inbox once again! xD I am sorry for those of you, who commented on the old version or gave me a fav, I hope you don't mind doing that again! ^^ (Only if you want for sure!) It would make me really happy! :heart:

Well, this is a commission for a client from India. This is an illustration for his upcoming book and I had the pleasure to draw it!! I really loved his concept, I don't want to reveal too much about it! But there is much much symbolism in this painting and I was able to incorporate all my creativity and imagination into this painting! :D It was much fun to draw! :la:

-- Critiques, favs and comments are highly appreciated! :heart: Please tell me, how you understand and interprete this image, I am really curious to know it!!! :D --

PS CS4, about 17 hrs

:heart: Thank you for your support! You are the most awesome watchers I could possibly imagine!! ^-^ :hug:

Watch me for more art and tutorials! ^^



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:iconmandyart1:
First I want to say that I really like this!
So my critique won't be much of critique at all, but more words of adoration.
I will tell you what I see personaly, so if I give wrong names or my interpretation is totally different from what you are trying to bring, I'm sorry.
I hope you don't mind.

Colors:
The colors are beautifully composed.
The purple stands for spirituality. I don't know if you choose the color purple on purpose or you just thought it looked good.
But anyway, it is perfect.
Also the way it goes from the dark sky to the light water is really beautiful, nice choices of color!

Shapes:
The shapes, the symbols, there are a lot.
But it is not messy or distracting. You composed that really good too.

Like the 'third eye' or 'the eye of god' what ever you want to call it. It seems to stand for life itself because of the fetus. I like how the color of the iris is continuing.

And the circles of life and eternity.
I really like how the animals seems to fade in to it.

The meditating man sitting in the middle recieving all knowlegde of the universe, connecting with the elements of the earth.

I do not really get why the eye is 'crying'. Maybe that is the way the man recieves his knowledge.

Technique:
I don't have much experience with digital art. I think it is way to much effort for something you can just draw. What I'm trying to say is that I can't really give feedback on that.
Besides: good job, couldn't do it myself.

Ps. I don't think this painting needs a book, it already tells a story.
Keep up the good work!
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Critique by Bone-Bone Sep 30, 2012, 3:41:58 PM
Wow. The first time I saw this piece, I was in complete awe. It's one of the most beautiful, original pieces of work I've ever seen on DeviantArt. I keep coming back to it just to marvel at the wonderful colors and the fantastic illustration. The composition is flawless, and all the animals as well. I can see that a piece like this has taken much meditation, a lot of patience, and more hard work that I can ever imagine someone putting into a piece of work. I love your usage of colors, and the textures are an amazing addition. I would say that a piece like this should be shared with the world, to show people that imagination is without boundaries. Excellent work.
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44aboriginny2014 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nicely done, I like it a lot
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GalexStarr Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AND IT MOVES US ALL!~ THOUGH PAIN AND FAITH!~
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SarangPhoenix Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Simply amazing... Able to hook someone into deep thoughts!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Spectacular!
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:icontalle74:
TallE74 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOAAAA...... AWESOME!!!!
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:iconprimexanth:
PrimeXanth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I bet that nobody else noticed the embryo in the eye.
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I did!
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:iconprimexanth:
PrimeXanth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
high five!!!!
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
*high-fives* In my homeland of Kazakhstan, we would spank it! :)
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:iconprimexanth:
PrimeXanth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
on the bum!?
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:iconwill-of-the-spurr:
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Yes. Is nice! Especially if it is girl embryo!
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:iconprimexanth:
PrimeXanth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ooooooooookay. haha xD
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:iconalyday:
AlyDay Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
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no words. just emotions. <3
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
dfhwidhsdiosbhdjusw. widhaid dioweh sdhjvf. dovghriogdjdsw? :D
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horsedog Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
The circle of life, to me personally, has always made me very sad. The eye is watching opened wide, with tears flowing from it like a waterfall. The backbone of Buddisim is compassion, and i think that the circle of life can be a very brutal cycle and therefore, in most of us, incites compassion and often sadness. Such as, to watch lions killing other lion cubs, or to see the killer whale playing fetch with a live seal pup. I love animals, but the circle of life that they must dance in breaks my heart.

Thats what I immediately felt when I saw this picture. Very nice and very beautiful, also sad.
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Echoshi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh snap there's a fetus in there.
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DarkLord75253 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I really wish I could give a good critique as you desire, but honestly there are no words, for me, that I can impart to convey how amazing this picture is. To compliment a single aspect is to ignore another and I couldn't, wouldn't, do so. I can say this however: You are an amazing artist.
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KatiusNehebsis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
This is just beautifully done, and I really love the concept. All around a wonderful piece. Bravo!
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daxusx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
holy mother of god breathtaking work!
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SSUMA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, you are just incredible, this is just amazing.
It's like a twilight moment where space and time meet.
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crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
stunning!
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xSandra97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wauw, Stunning <3
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BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured here: [link] :hug:

H.
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Tribal-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
WOW AMAZING YES GOOD VERY GOOD

and I'm sorry I can't give anything more in depth but this is just beautiful, all the rainbow-ness and glowy-ness and everything and the colors and just wow. amazing.

UU ART FTW
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beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
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Aureah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Just Amazing !!
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Looks like the universe is crying for the way humans treat their fellow creatures.And eventualy with hope for a better awareness,with coming generations.
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Mirsini99 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
is really incredible!!!!....
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demostenesjr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
really intense, congrats
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DomoSushiLuver Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
that's so true
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automnal-glimpse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love the concept so much !
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KuroSukeruton Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Plain. Awesomeness. *Sniff* It's beautiful... Such wonderful colors~<3
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional
wonderful image!!!!!!!
great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The scene have a great significance
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Coolok Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
great idea!
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely brilliant, I love this so much!! :iconiloveitplz:
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jvgce Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Beautiful drawing~~~I like the sense of serenity in it~~~It make me feel peace~~~
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist
UNIQUE

Magnificent Master Piece!

I thought you had erasen it, because I couldn't find the old version (I love it, and this one too)
:clap:
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anime-art-girl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Photographer
This piece has been selected for a weekly feature here: [link]
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MaliceAbyss Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwh wow <3 this is soooo beautiful <3
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Precious work!!:love:
Very beautiful done!! :blowkiss::heart:
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Ivywhisker99 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing how everything is linked together, in a circle of life... :D AWESOME!!!!
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Crimson-S-hadow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
aww vaati is crying =(
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KikyoKairi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Stunning! Very dream like
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :la:
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valkyrie1858 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really cool, it kinda reminds me of brother bear when the guy turns into a bear
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evildollie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow its amazing :) kinda reminds me of brother bear with all the animals in a circle ^_^ x
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:iconluckykoneko:
LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
immediately got that song from The Lion King stuck in my head...
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is... just very fascinating and creative,
excellently done
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