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Guilt and Guardians by gavi-gavi Guilt and Guardians by gavi-gavi
So my third painting assignment had to do with my personal account and a response to the Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. To be perfectly honest the poem itself is rather abstract and fragmented and it confused me a lot at first, but after breaking it up and focusing on certain parts that spoke to me (along with a fair amount of research on different people's perspectives on the piece of writing), I was able to pull together a theme I really liked. 
This piece has to do with how people forget or neglect to appreciate the things around them that matter and the guilt one feels when they realize it.

I'd love any critique you might have about it!
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Oils on 42x 52" canvas

Edit: Thank you all so much for the DD and the appreciation! It feels so surreal!


 
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Given 2013-12-05
Guilt and Guardians by ~gavi-gavi is interesting to look at on so many levels, the whole artist's gallery is worth seeing. ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by jane-beata )
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PaperandDust Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The time piece floating. The top of the blackbird sitting down on the far ends head - I thought it was a bowler hat for the longest time! you've really done it, this is a lovely piece - Your skill with Oils in it is really evident. Good work, mate!
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
Now I can't un-see the bowler hat!
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PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha! 
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:iconkaifuu:
kaifuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll never get how you manage the colors. Stunning.
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] You're too good to me <3
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Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist
wow, amazing work and a great coloring! 
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love the blocky look to the shading- it gives the painting a lot of volume and depth. Everything looks so three dimensional. You did really well with the emotion too; even in the characters that don't have visible faces, the body language tells us all we need to know. 
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! 
I'm glad you were able to get so much out of it, too!
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iwai Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional
nice!
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconiwai:
iwai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional
Your welcome
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Boldgraphy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Marvelous. 
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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McFarnsworth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Oh my god, I am really good friends with the girl, Kaitlin who modeled for the girl on the far right! 
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
She's so nice, right? She came back for me a second time when I decided to redo half of the canvas' perspective!
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
To paint like this, I would be happy. =)
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm so flattered!
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Kgusel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
It speaks to me. Well done on many levels.
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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copperjellyroll Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, O____O
Congrats on the DD!!<3 You deserved it!!
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! <3
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SigmaSkylord Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Clara?
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Does the model look like someone you know? :)
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SigmaSkylord Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist

Clara Oswin Oswald from Doctor Who

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AtiWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
This is reminiscent of James Jean's work for the Fables graphic novel series, but there's something I can't place that sets it apart. With that said, this is one of my favoritest of favorites on DA. Gavi-gavi is right up there with JJ and that is awesome.
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm absolutely flattered for the comparison! 
The narrative in his work is absolutely inspiring and I'm glad my piece was able to bring a parallel to it! 
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GlazedUnicorns Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Immediately earned a watch from me.  
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm absolutely flattered, thank you! :iconblushplz:
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the-art-noob Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love this so so sooo much!!!
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad! C:
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Victoria-Summerheart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
love the bold solid color oh my goodnes s
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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NyasiaEsylvester Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional
this is great
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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NyasiaEsylvester Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional
no problem go like my fan page www.facebook.com/ModelNyasiaSy… :)
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Great composition! Fine work ;) I love the perspective!!:thumbsup:
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Most welcome ;)
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day :)
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! This made my day! ^^
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome! <3
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Nice
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:icongavi-gavi:
gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Your welcome
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