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~*Musical Inspiration*~

Strong inside but you don't know it
Good little girls they never show it
When you open up your mouth to speak
Could you be a little weak

Do you know what it feels like for a girl
Do you know what it feels like in this world
For a girl
- What It Feels Like For A Girl - Madonna


~*Inner Thoughts*~

This piece is my own little protest. I have been having troubles lately with extremely judgmental people and some of them are in my own family no less. So instead of lashing out and saying something I would probably regret, I created this deviation.

I chose Madonna's song What it Feels Like for a Girl, because this song is a reflection of how I feel at the moment. Also, I figure who else but Madonna would understand right?! She is the champion of women expressing themselves.

I tried to make one part of the mask as feminine as possible and the other a little more masculine or neutral at least. I guess you could say this is me in some way, shape, or form. I am not extremely feminine, but I am still female. I am a strong person, but for some strange reason, I am not allowed to "flex my muscles" so to speak. "Good little girls" just don't do that.

This is my first time creating a digital painting, so be kind when you comment and remember that I am still an EXTREME NOVICE! I know I have messed up on some of the lighting, however, I just don't know how to fix it at the moment. I need to read more tutorials, I guess.

Comments are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy!

~*Stock Credits*~

*Tattoo ~ Falln-Stock
*Eyebrow Piercing ~ Personal Stock (Special thanks to Justin for letting me take a bazillion pics of his piercing!)
*Metal Part of Mask ~ Deio-Kamots-Stock
*Lips ~Alinepotter-Stock
*Lip Piercings ~ Increasedapeacesie
*Lace Brush ~ Falln-Stock
*Wing ~ Skwonk-Stock
*Silk ~ Rubyfire14-Stock
*Photoshop Action ~Manicho
*Background Texture ~ Katibear-Stock
*Mask Base ~ Lured2stock

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peinturealuile Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one !
Good luck:sun:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, I have attempted to delete it many times, but I just can't do it. The piece is too personal I guess. Thank you for the fav and comment, I appreciate it.
peinturealuile Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome:D:
That's a great piece :sun:
Megan567 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my You have no idea how true that it
heart809 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
For lack of better wording: wonderful.
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the wonderful compliment.:tighthug:
heart809 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
You're very welcome to it.
creativemikey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured here:
angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
First off, let me say that I really love this piece! From the intricate designs to the wavy appearance it gives off. It just really brings it all together. Very nicely done, my dear! :clap: Bravissimmi!!

Second, I know EXACTLY why you mean when you talk about judgemental people. Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat, and it's about to sink on my end. :laughing: Most of my family members are EXTREMELY judgemental and cruel to me, and what I believe. Which makes it for hard living, and very lonely most of the time. So I feel your pain, girl. I do most of my anger in my creative expressions (writing) as well, and I find it helps some of the time, so the fact that you did this is very cool. :) I commend you for making such a powerful statement with your art and representing yourself so beautifully, Jamie! :glomp: :heart:

Third, who doesn't love Madonna?!?!?! Shit, I've been known to sing my ass off in the shower to her "Like a Virgin" song from time to time. (Uh, don't tell anyone that though, ok? :shh:) :lol: :D :D :D ;p ;p; ;p

Hang in there, hon! :hug:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is nice to know that someone understands. I am not the biggest Madonna fan, but I do respect her in many ways. She seems to understand so much about the struggle of living as a female. Personally, I am glad she is who she is.
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