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Hands Of Time by cemac Hands Of Time by cemac
Coral McBride --- Do not alter or use without my permission.
This is the first of three artworks that I had no intention of finishing and uploading to my gallery but am now doing so because I made an agreement with :iconnathalie-bennet: that each of us would submit an artwork that we decided to leave on our hard disk for various reasons.

Hands Of Time: One of the following or similar situation has or is happening to you:

:bulletblue:You are trapped in a loveless marriage/relationship that isn't working because of one or more of the following reasons: violence, cruelty, infidelity, boredom, lack of love etcetera. For whatever reason, you wish you had never met him/her because it was a mistake that changed you and your life forever.
:bulletblue: You made bad life/career choices and/or decisions that changed the course of your life for the worse and given the opportunity, you would never make the same decisions or choices again.

:bulletblue: You are bored with school and study and can't wait to get on with the rest of your life.
:bulletblue: You have suffered the loss of someone close to you and feel that you cannot continue life without them.
:bulletblue: Your heart is broken and by finding someone new and worthwhile, you hope that the new memories you make will fade and eventually make you forget the painful ones.
:bulletblue: You are ill and each day is a struggle and you willl have to have surgery, which terrifies you.
You can either go forward in time or backwards in time but as with most quick fixes, there are positives and negatives.
:bulletred: You do not return to the past with a memory of what happened to you in the future, although you retain some residual memory that reacts like dejuvu or a sixth sense that may protect you if you heed the warnings.
:bulletred: If you travel backwards in time prior to the decision or event that changed your life for the worse, you are still the same person and there is a very good chance you may make exactly the same decision again.
:bulletred: If you go forward into the future to avoid unbearable emotional pain, time may not heal all wonds but it does help coping mechanisms and fade the edges of loss to where you are able to concentrate on the good memories and the love you shared. The down side of this is that any good things that happened to you in the time you avoided are only a faded memory and do not feel like a real experiences.
:bulletred: If you go forward to avoid physical pain, then your timing must be precise and there are always variables that could actually make the situation worse.
:bulletred: If you go forward to end your school years, the marks you will achieve will be determined by the person you are at the time of the travel not by the person you may become.
Would you still take the chance and travel through time?

Thank you to the talented and very generous stock artists listed below:

Model:

:iconletzteschatten-stock: [link]

Background:

:iconshadeybabey: [link]

:iconmissimoinsane-stock: [link]
:iconkittyd-stock: [link]
:iconmoonchilde-stock: [link]

Clock:

:iconamor-fati-stock: [link]

Clock hands:

:iconnatureflowerstock: [link]

Photoshop brushes

:iconbextcstock: [link]
Photoshop default brushes and my own resources
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DWilsonArtCreations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece. I love the colors
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Thank you very much :heart:
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CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Awesome color :D (Big Grin) Wink/Razz 
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cemac Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Thanki you very much :heart:
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walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome artwork!:icontsurarapuppyeyesplz:
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Ooh, the image is a lot cooler after reading the description :) is the girl supposed to be someone who is debating using the power of time travel?
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Yes :) She has made unwise choices and by moving the hands back to a time before she made those decision, she is hoping to avoid doing it again and change the life she is now living, which is a consquence of those choices.

If you have read the description you and she both know that this may not work and that she may make exactly the same decisions again and therefore suffer the same consequences or even worse but then again there is the possibility that she make make wiser choices this time.

Time travel is not an exact science :D As a matter of fact recent experiments with photonss seem to indicate that time travel is not a possibility but those of us who have made unwise choices live in hope :)
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Mike-Le-Pearce Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is so awesome, the vibrant colours and mesmerising effects used. Excellent image
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cemac Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thank you for the lovely comments, so glad you like it :heart:
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mystick777 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work once again Coral! :) I'm just looking at it all. Quite a choice to make... not sure what I would do, hehe. They say there is no such thing as time really and theoretically people wonder if that is really possible --what you proposed. I'm just happy to view your art :)
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Thank you sweetie :) Time is only a perception and clocks only exist so that we can define it. I believe Einstein said that time is not universal and perception is influenced by motion. I recently read that it doesn't exist at a quantum level for photons travelling at the speed of light. I may have interpreted this incorrectly because I read it after 5:00am and haven't had time to read it again. My perception of time is that there is never enough of it and is it doesn't actually exist, there never will be :laughing:
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Digital Artist
We all have artwork that we never finish and we all have many reasons for not doing so.

Love your concept and description :heart:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thank you :)
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Digital Artist
My pleasure, dear!
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j3ff3rson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
So nice colors and effects, great piece of art :clap:
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thank you for the lovely comment Jefferson. :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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innerviki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
in the hands of time a child changes into a beautiful woman...and a beautiful woman becomes an old lady...
My interpretation: the woman is trying to stop the time and remain as she is before the time will slip through her fingers and make her beauty fade away...
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I like that :nod: and wish I had thought of it as it definitely fits the picture :heart:
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xXPaRaNoIrEXx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
This is really beautiful! I love it! ^-^
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thank you very much for the nice comment :iconforyouplz:
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xXPaRaNoIrEXx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
ne time ^-^
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FenneArts Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome concept and colour scheme. I was intrigued to see it the moment I saw the thumb in someone's journal...
The only weak point imho might be her hair. It seems to be a little bit too flat to me. That would be awesome if you could try to create the feeling of movement, for example some wisps could be blown through...
It's a rather minor detail, as the rest is splendid. The colours, lighting (especially on her hand :love:), the way you put some textures on it... Also I can't help but keep staring at her dress and the way you blended it with the background. Good job!
Btw I found your artist's comment very interesting. I'd always say that there are many things I'd like to change if I had the chance to go back in time. Currently I'm dreaming of going quickly through my university course and waking up at the end of it... Well, perhaps it tells a lot about me, namely that I live rather in the past or future and avoid present moment, not using the possibilities it gives me.
You achieved one important thing with your work; I believe that I'll remember it and your description and come back to it many, many times to think a little bit more about the time...
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you very much for the lovely critique. I agree about the hair and it is one I will definitely redo in the near future. The numbers. rings and cloud texture took so much time and patience with a dying monitor, which is very dark with 3 vertical shadows (which will be replaced along with a new computer at Christmas:party:) that I couldn't stand to look at it a minute longer. Having said that, I have major problems painting hair although I think I am improving....albeit extremely slowly.
I often think about going back in time although logic dictates that my genetic makeup and personality being what it was then, and without hindsight, I would probably make exactly the same mistakes again. Going forward is very appealing at times to avoid pain, stress, heartbreak or bereavement. Some would disagree with this hypothesis with "What does not kill you can only make you stronger", which I completely disagree with as I believe that it may not kill you but it can certainly take away from what you could become.
Going quickly through a Uni course and/or waking up at the end of it would probably be a everybody's wish. Assignments and exams are not my idea of fun and better behind than ahead and I wish you good luck. :heart:
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FenneArts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry for my late reply...

anyway, it's really interesting what you wrote, thanks for taking time and elaborating a little bit more on the topic.

When it comes to my comment - you're very welcome :hug:

I'd also like to wish you all the best, I hope you'll get that new monitor soon :hug:
Btw, Merry Christmas! :rose:
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
No problem....story of my life :)
It looks the new monitor and PC will be after Christmas :( but too long after :fingerscrossed:
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Very interesting. Very interesting concept. Wonderful job.
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Thank you :) I think a lot :D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
You're welcome. :)
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!,fascinating concept!
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you :) It it were possible I would be constantly shuffling backwards and forwards.....a type of immortality I would imagine :D
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:wow: lindo trabalho
excelente ideia e cores :love:
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you very much :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Sannalee01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
this is beautiful hun :hug:
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thank you so much :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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Sannalee01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
:iconhappyholidayssignplz: You are very welcome :love:
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LaVolpeCimina Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful work :clap:
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thank you very much :hug:
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LaVolpeCimina Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome :hug:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!!
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work :hug: I love this Astro Queen :love:
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thank you for the lovely compliment :hug:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: featured: [link] :iconfeatureplz:
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful colors!
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thank you :iconforyouplz:
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Gild-a-Lily Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: great concept and beautifully done :deviation:
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cemac Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you Sarah :heart:
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Beautiful work!! :love:
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