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Haven't done anything in ages. I tried to make a more creative use of the stocks to make a more surreal/conceptual artwork.

Concept explanation (for those who are interested in the intention behind the piece):
It's sort of meant to portray the rejection of individuality in order to conform and belong. In our structured society people are often pressured to adhere to certain stereotypes. The masks represent the labels which we brand ourselves with in order to belong. However these cannot truly define a person resulting in a lack of humanity in the scarecrow-like body. The camouflaged, vine tangled head symbolises individuality that is suppressed and gradually consumed by the desire to conform.
I hope that made sense :P. It can be interpreted any way, really...tell me yours in the comments!


Critiques or comment with any suggestions for improvement are appreciated as always ;)

Entered to the NCAP competition :)
Thank you in advance for any :+fav:s


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Given 2013-07-19
Conformity by =Yobtaf ( Featured by Aeirmid )
:iconlunavelobeth:
LunaVelobeth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Digital Artist
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:iconteddy-cube:
Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work :la:
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Thank you :heart:
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:iconinpbo:
InPBo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
IT IS FREAKING AWESOME :D
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconahmcr7:
ahmcr7 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing + fav
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you
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:iconleppakakaklifoth:
leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creative
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconleppakakaklifoth:
leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You`re welcome
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:iconhsybbed:
hsybbed Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi dear :)
you've been featured in my Project Feature: hsybbed.deviantart.com/journal…
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Amazing! :love:
Congratulations! :clap:
Featured here:  jocelyner.deviantart.com/journ… .         :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing concept extremely well executed. kudos 
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! :glomp:
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:iconthedarkrayne:
TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congrats on winning the single stock challenge! :party:

Your work has been featured here thedarkrayne.deviantart.com/jo...
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:iconfurorart:
FurorArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Digital Artist

Your amazing artwork has been featured here pearls-of-dreams.deviantart.co...

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:iconnikkidoodlesx3:
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Congrats on the DD :clap:
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks :heart:
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:iconjohnfboslet2001:
johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of classic Theater!
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Interesting...thanks!
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:iconragemachine71:
RageMachine71 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
That's amazing, very nice work.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconragemachine71:
RageMachine71 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
My pleasure.
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:iconmagigrapix:
magigrapix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
There is so many different levels of development in this image I don't know where to start. All I can say is that this is a wonderful composition.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind words :)
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! :)
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconsimplysilent:
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Featured in my journal here! :la:
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:iconelder-sun:
Elder-Sun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I've always felt that the instinct to conform is part of a person's nature, like anything else. Some people tend to conform more than others, just and some get more nervous when speaking or laugh more loudly at a joke. You can always change your nature to degree -- deliberately conform less, or conform more, if your nature creates problems in your life. I certainly will agree that other people sometimes push us far too hard to either conform or express ourselves beyond what is comfortable, with no thought that it is unreasonable.

That said, I still enjoy the work. My interpretation is naturally a little different. I see the wild branches as who we are. The dress is the mold to which we must conform, as are the expressions. To be anything beyond that is to be lost upon others, who cannot easily realize what they looking at unless we conform to some thought they understand. What we show them is not who we are.

I think a lot of people don't realize that "self expression" can be a form of conformity. Take an artist, for example. Some artists often feel the need to make everything they draw, paint, or sculpt into something deeply meaningful. Their desire to communicate a thought or emotion to those that view their work requires they conform to the thinking of others. For example, it would very difficult to communicate love with a bloody hacksaw. The artist must conform in some way in order to communicate love. It often goes further than that, in that the artist often feels the expectations of others -- for the art to be excellent, meaningful, and original to the world (and not just to the artist).

That said, I find this piece because of its attached explanation to be especially strong. Most art would not really need such an attachment, but the words of the artist here I almost see as part of the art... I would go so far as to say they belong with the frame, on a plaque because they speak very strongly to the subject.

I like the rotating faces of expression the most. I'd love to see that sort of thing again in a different sort of piece, if ever the right idea strikes you where it would be appropriate. You do expression extremely well.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you for your insightful comment! Your interpretation and views bring up some interesting points. I agree that there will always be an extent to which an individual conforms and I don't think it is bad. I'm glad that you enjoyed the explanation too :)
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Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! I really like it. 
It gives off a really creepy feeling and it does have a very surreal feel to it...It makes me think of something from a nightmare or it has a conceptual art that is making me think of a persons true face who is hidden behind masks....That is what I feel from this. 

It is well done.

I will add that when I first saw this I thought of a witch from Madoka Magica. 
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks for sharing your viewing experience and your kind words! :huggle:
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:iconkurodaia-chan:
Kurodaia-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :tighthug:
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:iconschneefuechsin:
Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconxxpseudoxx:
xxPseudOxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work dude :) 
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you :)
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I dig man...the many faces and the hive mind of the branches.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks. Glad you like it!
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:iconmalleni-stock:
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconl-a-ll-o:
l-a-ll-o Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome as always my friend Meowhug 
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you :hug:
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very interesting artwork. I love this style.
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thanks so much :hug:
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GoWeegie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, dude. This has to be the most disturbing Daily Deviation that I've ever seen my entire history of being a member of deviantART.com. Good Lord, this is going to give me nightmares. XD Like, seriously, I'm very hesitant in adding this masterpiece into my favorites just because of how creepy it is, but then again, I also kind of want to remember the thing that scared me the most since I've been on this here website. ...Might as well. XD Faving!
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:iconyobtaf:
Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Thank you! Just wondering though, what is it that you find creepy?
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:icongoweegie:
GoWeegie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...Faces. Lots, and lots, of faces. XD Oh my God, that's just creepy to me.
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isaac77598 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is something I like to use for my story for one of my characters.

You have captured one of my characters and I thank you so much. Excellent work BTW.
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Yobtaf Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Nice to know. However, if you do show the image anywhere, please credit and give a link to the deviation :) Thanks
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isaac77598 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Of course.
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