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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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:icon1nflux:
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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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
Just a light-colored brush at low opacity ^__^
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:iconharo-chan:
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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:iconealury:
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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:iconjoulee:
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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InnanatenchiAlien Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
::screams:: AWESOME!!!
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:iconyamisaku:
Yamisaku Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
ooooohh...that bird is so pretty! ^^
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
thank you! =D
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gemelli Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
this looks awesome! I like the yellow bird and the hair :)
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
thanks!! =D
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:iconloverofpiggies:
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
WOW!~ your coloring is amazing. How do you do it!? Very nice!! ^-^
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
well... check out my hair tutorial... ^_~
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:iconloverofpiggies:
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
I have to download it right? I dont think my comp has enough memory for a tutorial. -_-
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
nope... it's an image file. You just have to wait a moment for the 1 MB to load... ^___^
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:iconloverofpiggies:
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
Oh! Its only an image file! then of course! I do like the way i do hair now, but Id like to improve meh self.
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DeathsDaughter Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005
Beautiful...love the job on the hair.
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
thanks! =D
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Khateerah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! So beautiful!! Lovely colours and light effects!! Such a perfect pic!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005
awww, thankees! ^__^ :hug:
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:icondarkness-of-the-soul:
I :heart: the pic and the poem very cool =D
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
yay! Glad you like! ^_^ Thank you!
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:icondarkness-of-the-soul:
You're welcome!
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:iconeviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil:
That's so pretty, the pic and the poem both!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
thank you! =D!
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:icontemarinyo:
temarinyo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
pweetty birdie!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
=D!
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influences Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omigosh i looove the poem so much! thats beautiful!! and the picture is fantastic. i love how it glows. cute little bird! and i love the boys expression. wee the bird hehe. awesome. tihs is really great! you did an excellent job!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
Whee! Glad you like the poem. They're fun ^_~ I really wanna do more pictures of him now...
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influences Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo you should!! :D
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Sephiroth777777 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
beautifully done
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
thanks! ^^
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LindseyMiller Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow...its colored so beautifully
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
thank you! ^_^
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An1m3ch1ck Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Student
OMG THAT BIRD IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT IT!!!!!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
^____^! Yes, I wish I had a golden bird!
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Kenshinartistsword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
yea! a poem! Wow...It looks like me O_O! this may sound stupid but what does "guile" mean? the poem isn't much if I can't understand it...
I :+love: and :+fav:
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
guile means craftiness or trickiness. So something that is guileless is innocent and pure ^_^
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Kenshinartistsword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
I shall write that down^__^. thank you!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
np! ^^
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Hack-of-Berserk Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Aww, this is just awesome.....I'll :+fav: it!

He is just freaking awesome, and kinda cute!

KAWAII!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
thank you! =D I'll post more pictures of him soon...
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Hack-of-Berserk Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
Yay! That is so good to hear, I want to see the detail you put in his wings.....I am so excited, I wnat him so bad!
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
wait, details in the bird wings or the Rune wings?
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:iconhack-of-berserk:
Hack-of-Berserk Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
The boy's wings actually, I wanna see how your able to do them........rune?

Oh well, I'll jsut wait and see.
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:iconjoulee:
joulee Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
yeah, that's his name. ^_~ Yes, there will be wing pictures forthcoming! >D
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