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liberty,
of course, for some, inaccessible to others.
Blessed is, he who can keep them up to his death in the spirit.
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credits:
lamp by *Titelgestalten [link]
textur by ~darkrose42-stock [link]
monastery by ~arite-stocks [link]
fire by =shutupandwhisper [link]
space resource by =synax444 [link]
part from bird by ~hybel [link]
brushes from psd-tutorials.de
some painted
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:iconyueyu:
Apologies for taking quite so long to get around to this, but here goes.

The parts of this that appealed to me at first glance were the color scheme and the texture. It's a very cohesive image, and you've done a good job with producing the effect of light from the flames and radiating from the bird while keeping it somewhat understated. The overall appearance is dark, which is an interesting choice for the subject matter--it puts a heavier emphasis on the depth of what might have been overcome to achieve this freedom.

One thing I like upon closer inspection is the feeling of motion. This is a very dynamic design; its so clearly right in the moment of breaking free that I can almost hear the cage breaking when I look at it. Additionally, almost all of the motion is directed upward, which is consistent with the concept. There is a tendency for the mind to associate "up" with "good," thus the bird seems to be moving toward something better. The cage almost blends into the background, but is not lost thanks to the motion. The eyes follow the line backward to see what this bird has left behind and find the makings of a story.

That, I think, is what makes this image so effective. I look at it and I see the concept illustrated, but illustrated in a somewhat mysterious way. The darkness of it is intriguing and the setting is fantastical. The bird itself is of an unnatural sort, with flames sprouting from its wings--possibly evoking something demonic. Is it even a good thing that this creature escaped? One wonders, and yet cannot help but appreciate that this picture feels victorious.

The only change I might suggest would be to remove the word itself from its place in the background. The image itself is plenty to get the concept across, and the presence of text only distracts from what is already there.
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:iconmelonenmann:
melonenmann Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Sehr schöne Farben + Dynamik!
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke :)
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:iconm-g-studio:
M-G-Studio Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :aww:
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:iconm-g-studio:
M-G-Studio Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
eine geniale Arbeit, gefällt mir sehr gut :love:
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Besten Dank :hug:
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sehr, sehr gerne :hug:
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Featured! Hope you have a fabulous 2013! [link] :iconhappysunplz:
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the feature :glomp:
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:iconkimsol:
kimsol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Pleasure! :D
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:iconerinm31:
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Beautiful work! :clap:
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi! Just letting you know this awesome piece has been featured here: [link]
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, many thanks for this great feature :glomp: :iconcheerplz:
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:icondetectivewatts:
DetectiveWatts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
That is seriously impressive.
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:iconcamuelsaintclair:
CamuelSaintClair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
i call this LEGENDARY!
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconhugoo13:
hugoo13 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great photomanipulation :)

carried in Cruzine: [link]
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:iconlightconcorde:
LightConcorde Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work :)
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:icondaisukekuroneko:
daisukekuroneko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work!!!!what a magnificient Phoenix this is...wow...:heart:
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:icondaisukekuroneko:
daisukekuroneko Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) your welcome!
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:iconpassacaglia28:
Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Absolutely amazing!
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:iconpassacaglia28:
Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
You are very welcome. :D
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:iconzethrix:
Zethrix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow I love it
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :hug:
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What a beuatiful work! Those colors and light effects are just brilliant!
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks :rose:
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi,

dein Werk ist Teil meiner News-Article-Reihe: Gold from Germany.
Würde mich wie immer über :+fav:s für den News-Article freuen, denn dadurch wird der Artikel von mehr Leuten gesehen. :)

Gruß
kire
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He Danke, selbstverständlich jibbet da ein :+fav: :aww:
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:iconmrd0ll4r:
MrD0ll4r Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
volle punktzahl!... mehr braucht man glaub ich nicht zu sagen
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dankeschön :aww:
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:iconmrd0ll4r:
MrD0ll4r Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
kein ding, immer wieder gerne^^
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:iconalayna-faye:
Alayna-Faye Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ein sehr dunkles konzept, aber die farbe des feuers gibt dem ganzen ein herrliches gefühl der freiheit =)
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dankeschön, auch fürs Sternchen :aww:
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:iconluckywolf-13:
Luckywolf-13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very inpiring and beautiful :clap::clap::clap:
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks and thank you too for the :+fav: :rose:
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:iconluckywolf-13:
Luckywolf-13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
twas my pleasure :D :hug:
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:iconlightangelsky:
LightAngelSky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
das is super!
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke :aww:
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:iconlightangelsky:
LightAngelSky Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
gern geschehn ^^
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:icons0uleater:
S0ULEATER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
dieses Bild sieht wirklich genial aus. Es gefällt mir ssehr gut.
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:icondrezdany:
Drezdany Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke freut mich :aww:
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:icondrochfuil:
Drochfuil Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Hell of a thing, great work! :horns:
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