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.: The Rising Tempest :. by BrokenQuiet .: The Rising Tempest :. by BrokenQuiet
The Rising Tempest

The Ocean is inherently a beautiful but alien world; and sometimes with art you can dive deep down into the depths of your own imagination and create something great from there on upwards; to see the progress, the changes, and the enormity of the challenge from beginning to end.
I wanted The Rising Tempest to be the highpoint of an attempt at freedom of thought. The Rising Tempest is a blend of contemporary and traditional art. In it I have attempted to merge the Edo period of Japanese art with a 21st contemporary portrayal of portraiture. I wanted it be more so dream-like then realistic. I wanted to create something mesmerising, an illustration that embodied the stormy but gentle manner of the sea and its barriers.
But it wasn’t until I put pencil to paper and let my hand guide itself, that I noticed through my recent exposure to Japanese culture and traditional art, how the symbolic nature of the Great Wave and the Koi tied into one another and balanced out evenly.
The wave represents the obstacle, where the Koi fish symbolise perseverance through adversity and strength of purpose. The woman represents people in the world who do not conform to society’s rule bound nature and therefore have a greater appreciation for the freedom of thought, but who, like the Koi, swim against the opposing currents defying every obstacle in their way, no matter what, in order to reach their own real enlightenment. The legend of the Koi fish and their courage of persevering through adversity and living free is a beautiful representation of the unfathomable Ocean herself. The image of the woman ties in together with this all perfectly because she essentially rising above the Tempest of Society herself presenting herself to the world as if to say “Here I am...Deal with it”.



So after the long awaited wait, i present to you The Rising Tempest I hope you all like it :)
Im considering making this a print onto Shirts not sure yet - i kinda have to learn how to do that first lol :D
Let me know what you think~!

AWARDS
-CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
-PSC ART FACUALTY DISTINCTION AWARD FOR 2011

(c) BrokenQuiet 2011 Haylea Gusling Please do not use my artwork in any way without my explicit permission. Thankyouu~!
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TrozNarF Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
awesome & inspiring representation! loved your text about us, women :) Clap 
I'm now working on an investigation project about women representation (social-historic-artistic) :D. #1 And your piece & text are, as said before, very inspiring!
On another hand ^-^ I'd love you to go through my latest (attempts) submissions and give me your opinion, could you? Pray 
I've re-started painting & drawing not so long ago and I'm dealing between ->thinking before making or ->directly do without thinking, just feel & let my hand do the job (?).
the thinking part (planning) is not my best, in fact I couldn't by the moment; so I just observe the things in the blank page and get carried away by what I see... what do you think? I'd love to hear your opinion!
:please: revamped :please: revamped :please: revamped
:P en fin, ENCANTADA!
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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding!
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CrazyRecluseArtist Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool piece!
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dorkiiexshorty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
love the color choices and the contrast, so beautiful :0 great concept too!!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D :D Thank you~!
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fhelalr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome <3
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks~!!! :D
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37CatCats Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
omg this is AMAZING Clap 
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:tighthug: Thank you~!! :) 
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Daws3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
Love this!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!! 
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Leosceno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Isso é Lápis aquarelável (watercolor pencils)? qual é o papel?
Seus Trabalhos são lindos e muito particular. Virei fã! (quando eu crescer quero ser assim também) :D (Big Grin)  Um Beijo.
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, i used just normal pencils for this :D
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Sergii-Kucherov Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :) 
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TurquoiseSubmarine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is breathtakingly beautiful!! Heart  Love the ocean hairdo! Fish 
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:tighthug: Thank you~!! :D 
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TurquoiseSubmarine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug My pleasure! Huggle! 
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HalfofaHole Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the blending! What medium did you use?
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used Faber Castell classic colour pencils and a little black pen :)
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HalfofaHole Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting :) It looked as though it could have been watercolor, or makers possibly too. Nice!
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful colour and detail. Excellent composition. Wonderful work. Annoying dA watermark. I do not use watermarks. I frame and sign my work. The frame and signature ARE the watermark.
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: Thank you very much! Yeah i agree its annoying but its an important artwork to me, and i wanted to protect the image itself :)
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can actually watermark a picture without the watermark being visible. I see a ton of really nice artworks on dA from a lot of talented artists, but then, there is this huge watermark over the top. You can adjust the transparency of the dA watermark, as well as its size and repetition. It will be there, even when made invisible. The problem with an invisible watermark is that, in a standard JPG file, it cannot be separated for proof because JPGs have only one layer, unlike PNGs, GIFs or TIFs, which have many. Knowing this has caused me to go a different route and forego the watermark system which dA provides.

If somebody were to steal my art, what they are getting is a JPG that has been optimized for the 'net with an old program which does not support EXIF data. The tag is dropped during post edit. The file has had the addition of a buttonized frame which obscures the boundary of the image. Also, my name or the name of the one who took the image is at the bottom, obscuring pixels in that part of the image. The original file is on my machine. That one is unobscured around the boundaries and has the EXIF data intact. In a court of law, I am the winner. The problem then becomes the mountain of red tape you have to roll up in order to prove the art is actually the intellectual property of the one who made it.

The reason I bring this up is, I see a lot of watermarking here. I also read a lot of opinions on the subject. I understand the pros and cons of watermarking. What I have read is this: generally speaking, putting a large watermark in the center of an image puts people off. Yes, they will look at the art and even comment on it. But they will not fave it in many instances. Although some will ignore the watermark, most will not. The ones who do not ignore it and pass the art over because of it fall into two groups: folks trying to steal your art and folks who are purists. I fall into the second group. The first group makes watermarking a necessary evil, like ads on TV are a necessary evil there. Same stuff. Annoying.

All that said, and not just for you, but anyone reading this who has ever wondered about the pros and cons of watermarking, I look at your work in total awe. An extraordinary talent, you are, indeed. I can understand why you would want to protect the work you put so much into. I hate art thieves also. So far, I have not had to deal with them, since my work is of a different nature and I WANT folks to use it without restriction. You could say my stuff is open source.
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ams1992 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are one extremely talented artist yourself. 'Watch button,' don't mind if I do :P
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BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: Aww thankyou so much!! :) 
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ams1992 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. It has a fragile feel about it but at the same time an independence that shows it could hold it's own. Hard to maintain that balance in art but you did it well with this. Beautiful :)
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BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:tighthug: Thank you !! I really appreciate that :) 
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ams1992 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug you're very welcome. Keep up the good work :) You're very talented and I have no doubt this will go someplace if you want it to.
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astridbjork Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks great!
I'm very curious though to what kind of pencils you use when coloring. :)
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thanks! I used Faber Castell classic colour pencils :)
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ark4n Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Great piece of art!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks~!!!
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:iconark4n:
ark4n Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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Ioik Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Some amazing skill here.
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
haha :D thanks!!
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome drawing....great line work too!!!!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D thankyou!
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ozeichi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great idea surrounding the art ^_^
-- this is beautiful ~
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:tighthug: aw thankyou so much!! :)
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ozeichi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
XD You're welcome anytime dear Haylea ! ~
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IvanMina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
nice concept.:D
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D thanks~!!
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Steve1098 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Photographer
great job :)
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D thank you~!!
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sani-fanatikous Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
very nice *u*
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:) thankyou~!! :hug:
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DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly a beautiful piece full of creativity and imagination!
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:iconbrokenquiet:
BrokenQuiet Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: Thankyou, that means a lot to me~! :) :hug:
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DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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