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Orange Is Not Your Color by mynameistran Orange Is Not Your Color by mynameistran
Orange Is Not Your Color, 12x12", acrylic & colored pencil

My contribution for this Saturday's 2nd Annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii! exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I hope you can stop by!  Original is available for purchase by contacting Thinkspace Gallery (contact@thinkspacegallery.com).
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Tatuas Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Beautiful work! Congratulations!
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Emad-Kayyam Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Professional Filmographer


Orange confuse me...Still can not take a desicion about it.

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LuisaAmado Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of the filmclip of a Gotye track named "Bronte". Love it!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love that big cat but what is the buz of the brave knight there. Who is that beauty! Honestly with bias I think the tiger is more beautiful. I said BIAS.
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ReztriKted Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous, loving the atmosphere in this!
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balancemaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Filmographer
1st, yo´re a true artist... congrats! i think you are a pure lady that needs to be defended by your huge cat, against men. is that correct? please tell me, or i´m gonna die  lol I think I've fainted. 
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AKS9 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's really interesting to me because I've heard you say that your work is about the psyche. My first thought when looking at this was that it was about a man confronting his demons in relation to his sexuality (sword) and ability to be in relationship with a great woman - the orange cape and orange tiger (and orange title) suggest that the tiger is the man's own projection, his fears about relationship, represented as a massive tiger that stands in the way of the now-elevated and unattainable woman (who has increased in size in proportion to the size of his fear/projection).

But then I thought, seeing as you are a woman, maybe you painted this image not from the perspective of the man, but from the woman, in which case, i wonder if the tiger is her boundary, her challenge, to any possible suitors - and now the title suggests that, this man isn't a strong enough person for her. This would also explain why she is looking away and not at him - she isn't interested, she'd rather be with herself and her tiger.

I had no clue what to make of the branches on her head, I couldn't really link it to anything (maybe innocence?) but someone just mentioned the term "crown chakra" to me in an unrelated conversation and now I guess perhaps this is her temporary crown - she hasn't yet found her king with whom to become a proper queen.

Anyway wonderful work :)
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mynameistran Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
That is such a beautiful interpretation on my painting.  Thank you so much for that!
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shahzi00 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool:)
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grafmason Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
awesome.
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lucigirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
People and animals - you can't go wrong:happybounce: 
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ChrisIwanski Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly Amazing!!
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!!Roses and Petals by KmyGraphic
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monacegoose077 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
absolute favourite so far... stunning
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umbrella-bear Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love this so much !
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war4yourmind Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Gorgeous...
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yaymarkers Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i love this!
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Number89 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love how striking the tiger is against the blue. Beautiful.
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MikaiSakura Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely gorgeous
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Writer
Gorgeous!!! What a beautifully composed, wonderfully colored piece!! :D
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carouselclover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
The tiger is beautiful!
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:iconjel:
jel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   General Artist
Superb, wow!
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LiminalWorks Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Wow -I just now saw the tiny human figure with sword/cape. Totally turned this piece on its head for me!
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ChunLo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Love the colours!
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meatmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
fantastic!!! that tiger is killer! 
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LudvikSKP Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
flawless!!!
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Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow :love:
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Rayquaza384 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I never claimed it was 

How do you know what people's colors are? 
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magic-bones Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
OMG this is totally surprising, it is amazing! good work!
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Iridescence-art Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow! stunning!
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nam77 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Excellent work!!
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I think this came out very beautiful :heart:
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jaredjlee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Everything in this picture is on point!
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Firim-and-reaper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Gorgeous.
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mxchking Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I love everything about this!
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DirtyDusel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
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Blue-Avenger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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