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The Yellow Bird of Freedom by joulee The Yellow Bird of Freedom by joulee
The yellow bird of freedom sings without guile
Resting tiny wings that have flapped a thousand miles
His head is shimmering golden, his coat is fire ablaze
He was, and is, and will be--for all the book of days

A boy who saw remembered, and watched with glowing eyes
Nostalgia lingers in beauty, this bird of paradise
He looked at it so gingerly with sad and sweet a smile
--Before you fly away, may I love you for a while?



Not quite the submission I had in mind for yellow day, but since I didn't have time to create anything new, here it is. I won't explain the symbolism--take it as you see it. ^^

The boy here is Rune, an original character (and my first picture of him, yay!) He used to be an angel and now isn't... His eyes are blue-glowing, but it's hard to see because of the lighting in this picture... And his hair is a bit more blue, but again, overdose on yellow lighting made it sort of green-ish.

picture done in painter/photoshop, and poem by me too.

Happy community day, everyone, and much love to this place and the happy memories it has made for us. ^^
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SoshenCloud Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006   Writer
his eyes rockish
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1nflux Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great linework and perfect colouring as usual.
But somethings disturbing me about his expression...
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TheScorpio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
awsome job on the light effects
even without that the drawing itself its well..GREAT
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Codelyokolover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005   Writer
wooow... those eyes and hair are just sensuall....
you're such an incredible artist... :applause:
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LeluDallas Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love it ! how do you make things all glowy looking? just use color variations or is it somthing specific?
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joulee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
Just a light-colored brush at low opacity ^__^
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Haro-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Its so awesome!! lovely!!
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dance0990artist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
It is beautiful! Love the bird! :icq:
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Ealury Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005   Writer
I just read a book where a yellow bird symbolizing freedom was repeatedly mentioned: "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. The context is a little bit different, though... -__-"

Anyway, awesome lights in your pic. :-)
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joulee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
haha, that's interesting. I haven't actually read In Cold Blood, although I have heard about it. ^__^ Thanks! ^^
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