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Carve Your Own Destiny by MichaelO Carve Your Own Destiny by MichaelO
"Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting"
~Picasso

I wanted to make another image with a similar stone/flesh theme as my other work, 'Timeless Beauty' [link] This time though, I took the reference photo myself so I was able to get the pose and lighting just right.

Thank you for Daily Deviation #3!



Model: Maria Gruner-Wride

:bulletblue: Same model as: ACCOLADE [link]

:bulletblue: This image was also selected to be on a book cover: [link]


:bulletblue: Favorite comment to date: This is so simple but it means so much to me, I hope I can crave as good as her. :nod: ~Bleupearl

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Given 2007-11-18
Carve Your Own Destiny by *MichaelO has a beautiful soft painted look with the deep but optimistic meaning made me fall in love with this piece. I think it's incredibly well done and the message it brings made me smile. ( Suggested by EmeralddeLeeuw and Featured by cosmosue )
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theblockhed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I'm assomimg that the mom and dad started the project and then left her to make her oun life. Good job indeed!
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Uniquely-Designed Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
someone has edited your image and providing it as stock: Femme statuette sculture
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:icona2vaaaly:
a2vaaaly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love the execution and concept!
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:iconboaty26:
boaty26 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
this is one of my all time favorites of yours. such beautiful work with an incredibly poignant message. kudos. :heart:
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DraakeT Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
U are a big creative artist.....and this is a big gift and lucky thing!!
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dark-trance26 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
great title/concept!
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:iconlallydai:
lallydai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing message.
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool! Originalité et féminité avec grace et finesse ![link]
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Brilliant! :-)
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DCTheArtist Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ohh man ! you r very tallented .. :clap:
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:iconjost1:
jost1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
nice one!
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:iconeyeliner94:
Eyeliner94 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
love it :D
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popodokolos Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So inspirational. Destiny is all in ur hands, da only thing is u need to to dig it out urself. loved.
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:iconchoeyy:
choeyy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
well done
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:iconbudhaxx:
budhaxx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
:faint:
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
cool concept, great work!
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're featured in Favs of Favs 2011 in my journal - I'll choosing the images and they'll be feature all long 2012 in my page. I hope to put online the journal today yet :)
Congratulations for your wonderful work! :hug:
Merry Christmas! :santa:
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:iconshirory:
Shirory Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
it's so beautiful and original!
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:iconmusaenko:
Musaenko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I love this idea! It's a beautiful artwork and it's super cool! :D
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Shelby13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Very Cool,LOVE IT.
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:iconemoes2010:
emoes2010 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
damn... wonder how big ur brain???
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Pubbles18 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Did this actually get on a book cover? It's a very unique idea
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:iconcannibalope:
Cannibalope Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome concept
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:iconreilune:
Reilune Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Every woman secretly wishes she could do this. :clap:
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:iconpasztel:
pasztel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations, you really like.
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:iconhellonlegs:
hellonlegs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
wow this is wonderful work xx
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is very cool
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:iconpasztel:
pasztel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's very cool. Congratulations.
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:iconvsgautam007:
vsgautam007 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
superb imagination power
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:iconfotomurthy:
fotomurthy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
u are amazingly talented :wow:
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
What an awesome concept! So original and unique. I really love this because I believe that you DO manifest your own destiny! :#1:
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psychmeout Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
This is really beautiful. It reminds me of a quote. I forget who said it, but it was something along these lines: "I don't carve the figures, they are already in the marble and I just let them out."
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D-GATES Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work is featured in my journal [link] :)
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:iconavada-kevdvra:
Avada-kevdvra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Go man go!


-Watches her carve herself out-
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You´re feature in my journal Favs of Favs 2010.
Merry Christmas :santa: :smooch:
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:iconfawania:
Fawania Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work & idea
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:iconmikper:
mikper Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
great art work, congrats :)
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal today.
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angelfire892 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! I love the piece and the message behind it.
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MarylinFill Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, DD is truly deserved!!! :omg: I love the philosophy behind the main idea! Yes, YOU are the artist of your own life, indeed! :woohoo:
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thomasms Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations. This deviation made 'Featured DD of the Week' over at #DD-Catalogue. [link]
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Darkside25 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
great idea and execution mate, wonderful
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totowash Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
stupenda
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:icons2amedia:
s2amedia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Very Michelangelo!
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:iconmaehedrose:
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
A nice twist on the Pygmalion thing.
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful work is featured in my Aug. 30 journal [link] and also as a news story [link]
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lodylood Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
I raise my hat for you and your art with the deepest respect and admire ever... * btw u r so known in here (egypt) *amazing!
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LadyMartist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
super idea and realization! brava@!!
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aridana Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
hi Michaelo, you know I found your piece of art on Polish web. It's very popular here. It's posted on a Polish version of demotywator.com . The words under the picture mean (literally) : "Working on your own character is the hardest thing to do" . If you want to chceck it here is a link :
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