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We always have a choice by a0it0m0e We always have a choice by a0it0m0e
This is meant for the Digital Art for World Peace Contest

It's quite abstract.

This is my first time doing abstract stuff with Photoshop, so I'd agree that it's not very good. I think I got some of the lighting wrong and stuff :D


Well, initially, I wanted to do something to do with guns, with all the school shooting and stuff.

Then there were the recent bombings in India. and this was sort of how it came about.

I also thought of Racial Harmony, but, it just seemed too common. So I used the traditional bomb thing :D

Hmm, there are a few ways.

Firstly, the heart can potray all the innocent people. and the scissors can represent all those that play a part. So it's kind of like, they have a choice to cut the fuse and save everyone. It's just up to themselves of whether they want to do it the right way, make the right choice. Im not asking everybody to go diffuse bombs, but the message is more like, "It's up to ourselves if we want world peace"

Secondly, as my friend potrays it, you want to cut the fuse, and stop the bomb. However, there's a beautiful, precious, heart inside it, and it makes you ponder. This intepretation is more of personal desires. Desires can lead to alot of things. Robbery, for instance. which leads to guns in banks that go bang (haha), and of course, unrest.

Respectively, for flame, rope, heart & scissors.
Sphere is done by me with tutorial from Photoshoplady :D
Background and text: tutorial from tutorial9
took ard 3hours O:

Thank you all that helped in one way or another ^^
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Reflet-d-Ombres Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
I like it ! The combination of the picture with the text is nice.
However that's not abstract. ^^ Because in abstract pieces, forms are unidentifiable and we can't guess what it is representative of.
SilaynneStock Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Oh, what a great concept! Looking at the picture sure made me think for a while.
Talking about bombs and wars in general... i just don't understand people who voluntarily go and hurt others... and they don't even do it for their selves but because of the commands that have been given from above. If only people trusted more their selves and not blindly followed everything some authority tells them to do... in one word, wouldn't it be nice if all soldiers laid their weapons down?
And thank you for using my stock in this picture. :)
a0it0m0e Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Thank you :D

Yes. I think the bombings are just meant to wreak havoc and create unrest in countries.

Yes. btw, thanks for the :+fav: (:
SilaynneStock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Yes, indeed. What a shame :no:

And no problem, you're welcome :aww:
Mithgariel-stock Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Simple, very stylish with just the right amount of elements.
And a wonderful cause, of course.

a0it0m0e Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
thanks :D and thanks for the :+fav:
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