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Second of a series - Gemini.

I wanted to get this one out of the way, really. It interested me, being the twins, and I was rather eager to see what it would turn out like but also rather ready to have it done with.

There's a lot of symbolism in here. I won't get too specific, but most importantly its the contrast of two persons, whether those two be twins, or two sides of one personality. We have the darker half, represented by the snake tattoo, the night portrait, the left side.. and then we have the lighter half, shown by the bunny tattoo, the sun portrait, and the right side. The cats deviate - white to dark and black to light - because even with the "good" and "bad" sides, there's always a bit of a mix up. Things turn to gray, and hopefully this picture shows that.

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:iconenchanted-stock: [link] background

:iconauralis-stock: woman
note: this account artist has closed, and I found this picture through a club she was in.

:iconashlee7307-stock: [link] striped cat

:iconjoalitaladystock: [link] white cat

:iconchop-stock: [link] golden frame

:icongrace-stock: [link] picture in gold frame

:iconnv-stock: [link] silver frame
note: the picture in the frame was a combination of textures, brushes, and random google searches. if you recognize any of the textures or brushes, please let me now and I'll give credit ^^

:iconluckystock: [link] ball/orb/thang

:icondemoncherrystock: [link] snake tattoo

:iconzoelafleur-stock: [link] bunny tattoo

PHEW! that was a lot x.x anyway.. enjoy! :D
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:iconxzxemo4lifexzx:
xzxemo4lifexzx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
this is beautiful
i'm a gemini XD
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
*grin* Thanks! I'm a Leo myself.
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:iconxzxemo4lifexzx:
xzxemo4lifexzx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
thats awsome!!!!!!
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconxzxemo4lifexzx:
xzxemo4lifexzx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
XD
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MadxRaver Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
I miss my twin. =[
I love him, we're great.
We're Geminis.
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Aww. I'm sorry!
Thanks for the comment!
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:iconmadxraver:
MadxRaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Weird comment, I know, it made me think of him.
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musicalmuse4you Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Tre Bien!
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Thank you! :heart:
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musicalmuse4you Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Your welcome!
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Really nice, actually ! I wonder how I didn't see it before.
I thought, maybe you could add some shadows ? Like, you duplicate the caracter layers under the original one, turn it to a white shape (i.e with levels) add some gausian blur, some warp+torsion ? Maybe it'll add some realism to the scene :nod: Eyes are used to shadows, and it's amazing to see how some details make all the difference ;)
Really good anyway :D
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skeelar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
:D merci! :heart:

:confused: huh.. I didn't think of that. and you know, I think you have a very good point there >.> I'm not on my own computer right now, so I'll have to fix it a little later, but I'm glad you mentioned it! :D I will definitely be adding shadows now ^^ :blowkiss:

merci again! :D
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NEOkeitaro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Ho well, that's a comment I had on my first manip, and it's true that shadows really add something ;)
And you're welcome :)
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JoalitaLadyStock Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, this looks good, I like it :)
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
danke! :love:
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ZoeLaFleur-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
oh i see it. its on the arm.. cool.
hey i am a gemini. nice work.
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ZellyKat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wanted to let you know that the bunny stock had moved from Zoelafleur-stock to ~Zellykats-Stuff 

The first account was turned into a group to help other friends post.. but since it's been inactive, I moved most of my stock from there to the second account. I wanted to share with you just in case you wanted to switch the link out. 
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
yeah, it's kinda hard to see. I didn't want to make it too obvious ^^ thanks! :heart: glad you like :D
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grace-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
This is beautiful! Very creative! :D
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
thank you! :heart: I just had to use your stock. it makes me drool xD I think I'll be using it a lot more in the future!
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grace-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Hehe, you're welcome! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! :D :D
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LuckyStock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
mirror images, and yet very different... I like this, it is a good portrayal of twins
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
:D thank you! ^^
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LuckyStock Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
your welcome
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DemoncherryStock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
that looks cool thanks for using my stock
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
^^ gladly! :heart:
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chop-stock Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007   Photographer
I love it! - I'm Gemini and I think its a great manip!:nod:
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
yay! glad to see a Gemini thinks so :heart:
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distortified Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
^__^! I'm glad to see that you decided to continue this series. I think I actually like this one better than the first.
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
^__^ well I'm glad you're glad! I kinda like being this popular :D tis a good feeling, no? and you know, I think I have to agree with you.. I had more of a purpose in mind with this one, and a plan, and I think that shows a lot. ^^ thanks for the comment and fav! :heart:
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distortified Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! ^__^ I look forward to future endeavors in the astrological world... And don't feel bad that you didn't have as much thought-fuel for Sag... Those and the Capricorns are always that category that everyone's like "Y'know.. those.. those guys over there.." Generally, if you can't guess someone's sign, after you've gotten to know them a bit, it usually means they're one or the other.

Just out of curiosity--what sign are you? I'm interested to see how you'll handle your own. ^_^
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
:lmao: that is too true! I never thought of it that way. they do seem to be rather common.. kinda makes you wonder what was so special about the nine months previous ^^

:D I am a Leo! I think I'm going to be rather picky about mine. it seems like it's going to turn more into a reflection of me as opposed to the sign in general. which could be a good or a bad thing >.> and after that comment of yours about the Sags and Capricorns, I have to ask - what's YOUR sign? I hope I can get it done right ^^
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distortified Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
^_~ Pride o' Lions--W00T W00T!

I've got my Leo symbol tattoo'd on the back of my neck so everyone knows that I've got claws and a big ego. XD I'm actually currently trying to amass an army of Leos to take over the world, but I'm afraid that we'll all fight over who gets to be leader afterwords. ^__^;
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
*ghasp!* YAY Lions!! ^__^

wowee, that's devotion xD *laughs* oh yeah, that sounds about right. of course I'll probably be too busy sleeping and fulfilling that "lazy" part of the leo really worry about the rest of the world. :D
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distortified Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
XD Yeah, Leo women are usually a little bit different than the men... The tend to have the ego thing more in check, but they still usually have the sensitive pride... Also, FIERCELY protective of their 'cubs'... Standing between a woman and her children is always a scary prospect, but if she happens to be a Leo to boot? I pity the foo'.

Oh, and of course, the laziness is universal. ^__^;; We're the royalty of the zodiac--sometimes we simply can't be bothered with moving.
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
xDD you flatter me! but I also agree completely. I think both male and female Leos have a hot temper, but the women are easier to rile up. >__> *raises hand*

HA! yet again, I haven't thought of it like that. I'm going to need to remember that next time I don't want to wake up for school :D

so you realize, of course, this means I'm going to want your input even more than normal when it comes to the Leo one, aye?
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EleganceApparent Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you laid this all out, with the different sides of the room. I can't find a single flaw in this entire thing. Great job! ^^ And I can't wait to see what you do for Aries (as I see you're doing a whole series xP) :heart:
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
:D :D aww! that made me go all squishy! ^___^ :giggle: I'll put it on the top of my list! ^^
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EleganceApparent Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww. ^.^ :hug: yay! :giggle:
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Cassandra-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Very lovely. Are you going to do the other horoscopes?
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:iconskeelar:
skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
:heart: thanks! ^^ I am, actually. it's going to be a whole series :D
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Cassandra-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Yay! I can't wait.
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revblank Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
Beautiful!
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skeelar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
:D :D thanks very much! ^^
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revblank Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
It's my pleasure. You have some gorgeous work
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