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Prisoner by choice by Gingashi Prisoner by choice by Gingashi
For a long time I wanted to do an illustration on this topic. There are many ways it could have been portrayed but here's what I ended up with. I hope you like it and that it can speak to you in some way!
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Given 2013-01-18
The suggerter said, "Prisoner by choice by ~Gingashi is a picture with bright colors and crisp lines, that shows a really fascinating concept!" and to quote ~Ghost-Toast-ABC's comment, "i love it's integral depth and emotion! it's so open to concept and interpretation!" in which I really approve. ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by jcroxas )
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GeoCaecias Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
So many things unsaid... I just feel all sorts of stories in this piece. It's so beautiful and clean. :D Great work and congrats on the well-deserved DD~!
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wolfjmk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this it.

It saws so many things when you look at it different ways.
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Biged900 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome and amazing picture
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:iconredpainting:
RedPainting Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This reminds me so much of Dragon Age. Just the style.
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:iconwolfjmk:
wolfjmk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was thinking the same thing.
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:iconfixinman:
fixinman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Prisoner by choice, reminds mo of Charlie Chaplin in prison in "Modern Times".
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:iconmiraclekid92:
Miraclekid92 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome man
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:iconsakura114:
sakura114 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that is amazing on so many levels idk where to start :3
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Veratai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this one is great in so many ways :) but one question about it; why? Oo
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UncleAsriel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Good use of the dividing line between the panel, there!
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:iconthegoodsamaritan:
thegoodsamaritan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oddly powerful, this. Excellent job. I really want to know the story behind this, now.
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FeatherlynneXWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! Great work!! Keep it up!!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Wow...
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:iconzeb31:
ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's like a old Hindu story.
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:iconbloodjinx13:
bloodjinx13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful!
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:iconpanther-star:
panther-star Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It's amazing! And it's so creative as well! :D
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:iconburntscones:
BurntScones Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Its like she's begging, crying, even screaming out for him to take the key and he turns it down, knowing he desereves to be there.
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:iconwolfben:
WOLFBEN Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It's remind me how some people chose to imprison themselves in the sorrow, angry, hates, guilty feeling, and pain of the past. And reject the love from people around them which actually can set them free from their past shadows...
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
Heart-wrenching.
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great.
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Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really good^^ all I can say
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:iconizziraw:
izziraw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to hear the story behind this one.
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:iconcarneeval:
Carneeval Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have to say, this is the most interesting piece I have run by in a while... It really is absolutely fascinating...
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LilBeeQueen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The lighting is just fantastic! :)
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MmeThia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Neat idea to incorporate the white space within the picture.

I notice our heroine has several more keys -- poor dear, has she been at this a while? Are these failed previous attempts, or the ones she hasn't tried?

Nice story!
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ABBetancourt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome!
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:iconpuffysmoke1:
puffysmoke1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
She has the key but he made a choice not to be free.
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is beautiful. i love it.
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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PropertyofLamb Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Noble
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Moonchosen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
flames of shadows on him... Great touch^^
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
I can't help but notice that the woman has keys around her wrists and ankles, in much the same way as the man has shackles. It looks as though she's just as trapped by her need to help as he is by his refusal to take it.
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Viereth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed!
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Elocinaqui Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very interesting concept. Wow.
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
I'm really wondering if that was intended or I'm just seeing things. :XD: Once you look at it that way, the title seems as though it could apply to either one (or both) of them.
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wsache007 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
:cry:
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tigergirlXD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww its oretty
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devippk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I really love this picture. It's amazing.
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This makes me think of a scene writen in the Fallen series. Daniel just lost his true love again and is awaiting for her reincarnation while in prison because no human could understand how he wasn't at fault for her bursting into flames, so he punishes himself by denying any help from a girl he doesn't yet recognize. (which is a fututre version of his love jumping through all her past lives to fix what went wrong and continues the curse until "her" life happens.) He is such a poor fallen angel and takes on such a horrible burden for true love.
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anime13freak Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this picture...I canteve begin to describe what it says to me. its so stunning and beautiful!
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Absolutely stunning work
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Magic-Bean-Buyer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
My favorite part of this picture is the sharp contrast between his shackles and her keys.
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boris-bullet-dodger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Mmm, free delicious prison food
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VirgoGarg Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
This reminds me of my relationship with my man.

If he is very upset about something, he won't let me give him a comforting touch, or discuss what is wrong. He shuts himself away with his pain. How I expressed it: [link]
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All in all, it's just a brick in the wall.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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TwisterTH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Very interesting =)
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BerlinPelicanMotion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa. totally awesome!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa. I like the topic, and this is a nice, clean representation of it. Yet also dirty. I LOVE this picture. You have captured the sentiment perfectly!
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Saxon-Violence Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Yeah, he could be a Prisoner of Conscious, rejecting freedom for the highest of motives...

Or;

He could be the sort who groans loudly and at great length about his chains, never deigning to notice that the means to freedom lies right under his nose.
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