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Vanity's Grip by SakuraNishiwaki Vanity's Grip by SakuraNishiwaki
So, this contest sounded fun =)
What I was kind of going for here was the idea that the person some people strive to see in the mirror isn't always the right person for them to be....
If that makes any sense at all...
I got the idea while watching some show about beauty pageants, I can't remember what it was called. But watching all those girls stand in front of the mirror for ridiculous hours just to look "beautyful" enough to be recognized for it with a trophy just struck me as....wrong.
Like, the mirror rules their life. The way they look is the only thing that matters.

So that's what I went for, inner struggle. A personal fight between good and evil.

It was a lot of fun, I tried a few new things with this picture and tried out specified colour schemes for the two "combatants," which I really like.
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lara--belle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
love it!
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SakuraNishiwaki Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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FalyneVarger Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh! I really like this concept! :heart:
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SakuraNishiwaki Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ thanks!
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Feriberri Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sakura, I think this is definitely one of your stronger pieces. The expressions are both powerful and moving and while at first it seemed a little awkward to me that she was standing on the desk, after a little more time it started to make more sense with your theme. Awe-inspiring work, dear, I'm thinking seriously about entering this contest now solely because of your entry.

"I had visions, I was in them
I was looking into the mirror
To see a little bit clearer
The rottenness and evil in me."
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SakuraNishiwaki Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww, thank you! you're so sweet ^^
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princessuroki Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Sugoi desu, Sakura-chan.
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SakuraNishiwaki Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Dawitch Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Awww!! You did a great job. You represented perfectly the title in the character's faces. Even though is the same girl reflected on the other side of the mirror, the expression and attitud of each one is so amazeing it makes then as different as night and day:clap:
...Luv it. I just luv it!:wow:
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SakuraNishiwaki Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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