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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
1nflux Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great linework and perfect colouring as usual.
But somethings disturbing me about his expression...
TheScorpio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
awsome job on the light effects
even without that the drawing itself its well..GREAT
Codelyokolover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005   Writer
wooow... those eyes and hair are just sensuall....
you're such an incredible artist... :applause:
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?
joulee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
Just a light-colored brush at low opacity ^__^
Haro-chan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Its so awesome!! lovely!!
dance0990artist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
It is beautiful! Love the bird! :icq:
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. :-)
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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