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The Preservation of Self by heavenriver The Preservation of Self by heavenriver
Edit on November 24th, 2014

HOLY HELL ANOTHER DD!!! And this time it's on a piece I REALLY liked, as opposed to most of my other DDs, where the fractal choice also surprised me immensely. :faint:

Thank YOU so much to ThoughtWeaver for suggesting it, and to C-91 for the feature! This makes me all kinds of happy! :dummy:

If you want to see more of my work, here's some of my recent personal favourites:

Imperfect Invulnerability by heavenriver Introspection by heavenriver Ecruteak Glow by heavenriver Ignition by heavenriver Victory Fanfare by heavenriver

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I recently met up with someone I used to have feelings for. It had a weird, unexpected effect. I was sad for a while, though I'm feeling better now, and it was worth the inspiration for the colours of this piece.
I really need to work more with gnarls. Contrary to popular belief, they're anything BUT plain, boring, and repetitive.

See also my collection of UF abstracts.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-11-24
When art and feelings meet each other, some powerful artwork like The Preservation of Self by heavenriver comes to life. Other than being an innovative interpretation of a common style (gnarls), the artist takes advantage of colors and uses them to share an experience, everything in a really masterful way. The result is pure beauty for the eyes. ( Suggested by ThoughtWeaver and Featured by C-91 )
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This piece has terrific movement, it really gives the feel of ocean waves. I appreciate the use of texture and the contrast between the lighter colors on one side and the darker on the other. I love the added detail of the little strokes of color through out the piece. My eye was very drawn to shapes within the piece that look similar to leaves, I think that adds to the nature theme ongoing in the whole thing. Overall, I enjoyed this one a lot and I think it is very aesthetically appealing. I would love to see more similar pieces from this artist. Thank you for sharing your work!
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DelicateLarkspur Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Writer
This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world Heart 
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks to YOU for taking the time to see it and comment :)
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:icondelicatelarkspur:
DelicateLarkspur Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student Writer
Tight Hug 
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Orchids-D Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
I submitted a Critique on your piece. Purple Heart of Love Mini I'm very impressed with this one, thanks!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll reply more in depth there :)
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:icon2ndbluechameleon:
2ndBlueChameleon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Student General Artist
the style is very unique
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icon2ndbluechameleon:
2ndBlueChameleon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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:icono-bakemono-sama:
O-Bakemono-sama Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you are an inspiration. :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad to hear that :)
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dark-beam Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Artist
Bellissimo :hug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grazie! :D
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:iconcamzoe:
CamZoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconazzza:
azzza Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Fantastic artwork, the colors are awesome!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvespyfox:
VespyFox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the soothing pattern and the gorgeous colors. 
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconwhitekimahri:
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Anche se con sonoro ritardo, complimentoni per la DD! :clap: :D
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Non si è mai in ritardo per mettere una parola buona! Grazie :hug:
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:iconwhitekimahri:
WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Di nulla! :hug:
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:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here Daily Deviation Highlights III :heart:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw it, thank you! :dummy:
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:iconseungyein:
SeungYein Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
OMG i love this
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Fish!!!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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StarfallenWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! So beautiful!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconalex-29:
alex-29 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really nice :) (Smile) 
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconpcyh:
pcyh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Absolutely stunning and inspiring. 
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Lovely work ^^
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconravenna94:
Ravenna94 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student
Beautiful!! I love the colors and the contrast between them =) and the title bring an intense mean to the work! Congratulations ^^
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it was pretty intense for me to make, given what it represents. I'm glad it came out fine! Thank you!
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:iconravenna94:
Ravenna94 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student
I understand you ^^ It's so satisfactory when you finally finish a work and realize than the work was well done =) It brings you a feel of pride and relief -^^-
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, yes, all of that. And I don't get it very often, either, because I'm a perfectionist!
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:iconravenna94:
Ravenna94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student
Me too!!! hahahahaha XD
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:iconlizanabee:
LizanaBee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
It reminds me of the beautiful book plates on the inside of hardback books. :)
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice imagery, never thought of that! Thanks for sharing :aww:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really happy too! Thank you :hug:
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :woohoo: a beautiful gnarlie:heart:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww thanks! :glomp:
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   General Artist
:gwomp: REVAMP 
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD, at first i thought it was a digital painting, not a fractal! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I like doing simil-painting fractals a lot :nod:
Thanks!
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :love: by CookiemagiK
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