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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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Daily Deviation

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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parchmentgirl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Writer
Gerogous, coompletely dserved a daily deviation.
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Naidiriv Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
It makes me sit and stare..
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snuffleseleven Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I have to fight for myself if I want to be free... and happy.
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kolmanga Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
good art and great idea ....and awsom shading.^^
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drati77 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
powerfull [link]
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Impressive. Yes this visual do speaks powerful message.
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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Darkside0987 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this speaks volumes to me. So many people reject the oppertunity to take the life they could be living, with all of the happiness, joy, warmth, and trade it for the cold, dark depressing life of the prison that is keeping them them there. If only people would just accept the key to unlocking there shackles, maybe the world would be a happier place for everyone. Amazing piece by the way.
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AutumnPocky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This speaks to me quite a bit. I know so many people, to whom I hold out a key to happiness and love, and they reject it, even though they are suffering and in chains. It's that helpless feeling; "But you could be free if only you would let go of your pride and unlock yourself"
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Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If justice took her blindfold of this is what I imagine happening...
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MrYungy123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
So sad, but very deep, and beautiful!
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mikoc5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
...whoa... that picture... it says a lot, man.
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow the more I look at it the more detail I find!!! I love the shadow and how it seems to hold back the imprisoned man... Really amazing.
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Sir-Reks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I'm speechless. Amazing.
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Utsukushi17 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I'm speechless at the present moment. Great art...cartoon, comic...this highly emotional for me.
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
he's smart if he dosent take that gold, because the gards would beat him for "stealing it" and take it away (probably keep it for them selves. Intence.
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HappyOrwell Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Keys, she'd handing him a bangle with a key on it. He's turning down that offer for freedom. :~P He's the prisoner by choice, because he still feels guilty and hasn't forgiven himself. Initially, I thought she was the prisoner by choice, choosing to do so so that she could free people. This is a beautiful picture, with lots of depth to it.
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Alex321432 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
wow....
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^^
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sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconicantbelieveitplz: Oh my gosh!!! this is so AMAZING!!!!
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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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RedPainting Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This reminds me so much of Dragon Age. Just the style.
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wolfjmk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was thinking the same thing.
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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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Miraclekid92 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome man
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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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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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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's like a old Hindu story.
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bloodjinx13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful!
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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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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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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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izziraw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to hear the story behind this one.
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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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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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