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...all I could think of was flowers by KatePowellArt ...all I could think of was flowers by KatePowellArt

Here is my latest drawing, based on Natalya Lobanova’s quote “I tried to draw my soul but all I could think of was flowers”

I’m trying to express my frustration with myself; I have all these thoughts and feelings inside me but when I try to translate them to paper I end up with a load of flowers and butterflies every time. Maybe it’s not a bad thing, but I just want to make more personal art, I don’t want it to just look ‘pretty’, I want it to mean something.

Faber Castell polychromos, Faber Castell drawing pens 

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Given 2014-08-08
...all I could think of was flowers; touching and beautifully created artwork by KatePowellArt ( Featured by jane-beata )
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Slowturtoise Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I have seen your latest works ; apparently you are evolving in a less realistic style, more enigmatic perhaps better for you to try to explain what's is inside you, your personnal art perhaps ? I should be curious to know how you consider now this more old work (sorry if my English is not correct, it's not my first language). Anyway, for me (and many other persons I see) this drawing (more conventional ?) is intensively expressive, gracefullness and delicate. This lacks in this world, thank you.
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
right, let it go!
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MsKrystleParker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the butterflies! 
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virnagray Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous:)
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indigoatmosphere Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing and concept, well done!
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tisteroc Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ... perfect
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Jarrilee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW this is beautiful.  Keep trying to "draw your soul", it's obviously giving you some awesome inspiration.  This is beautiful.
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Ruiku-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
This is absolutely stunning!!
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nikkita91 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I know what you mean. Its quite difficult for me to interprit my feelings onto canvas.

This image is beautiful.
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Marimeri Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Love the drawing and meaning:D
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areihsxhime Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my glob. This is amazing.
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:iconcalmher:
calmher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely burst of colors!
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful, emotional piece! Great work!
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keight Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Possibly frustrating; certainly beautiful. You are not alone in that struggle; we are all fighting that same issue, one way or another.
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
talk about trying to pour your soul out and..."some say love is like/the rose" ;)
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DC155 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Es genial! .  keep it up :)
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LeanasArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...It's incredible
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MissSilverSonicBases Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wut.
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Delia-is-the-BOMB Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job! And you definitely made a piece that "means something." I feel very connected to this artwork for some reason...:)
Keep up the good work! 
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Kira-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I'm amazed by how much detail is in this!!!!! And I love how you have her in more drab colours so the flowers really pop and stand out showing her beautiful vibrant soul if uh that makes sense ^^"
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Jessie-Newton Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So excited to see this get the recognition it deserves! well done kate x
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SaatciSpider Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your work. Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconjarvila:
Jarvila Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if I try to express myself I always end up with blood... ;)
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:iconlinkinos:
linkinos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente dibujo, me encanta :)
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5150animator Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. That's awesome *O* (But looks very painful to draw. You shaded all the flower petals and everything...o3o)
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mahmoud9310 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
awesome
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Birdie121 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So much detail and color! Beautiful job!!
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shido04 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
You are fantastic!!
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Thespian23109 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING
POWERFUL
BEAUTIFUL
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Tris96 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
................................................................................................i can't handle the beauty of this
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SonicRainboomsXD Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! Nice work! Totally worthy of a DD
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FirenzeLotus22 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, screw that!!! Amazing job! I wouldnt have the discipline 
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fireflyshywishes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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mojopixel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
That's really beautiful :-)
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SkepArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful ;)
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DanNguyenArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this is incredible. How the flowers expand as they move up is probably my favorite part
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
:o amazing!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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Sracer25 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing !
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :).
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UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That's pretty cool.
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TheStoryTellerMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You succeeded. This definitely means something. You successfully channeled your frustration and your pent-up ideas, and made them come to life on page. Great job. <3
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CletusMcfurg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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angelankato Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Artist
That is a beautiful expression of what you feel. Her expression is brilliantly shown. The flowers is so detailed and simply amazing!
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lunastarfox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really great      and this is a personal drawing that shows the connection between the artist and drawing       and the detail is wonderful ^u^
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movementalstudios Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
I think you bridged a perfect gap between "flowers and butterflies" and "meaning something".

This speaks an awful lot of volume.

I don't know if this will help you any, but I'd like to link it all the same...
I wrote a journal entry (on my old account) intended for artists that find themselves "stuck":
icedgreent.deviantart.com/jour…
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh it means something! It's beautiful, yet heart-wrenching. The flowers are lovely and amazing, yet there is pain there too. Congrats on the DD!
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KaiVelocity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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Moonyasha93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All the details! :la:
It's wonderful! :nod:
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