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Soul to Squeeze by itva Soul to Squeeze by itva
Mixed medium of acrylic, screenprinting and packing tape transfers.

All of us crave to be held, loved, and have affection displayed toward us in life. Sometimes those are skin deep, sometimes heart felt. In order to be loved, we must be willing to display love ourselves.

Comments, questions, and critiques always welcome- Mike
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Given 2012-11-12
Soul to Squeeze by *itva ( Featured by deshrubber )
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So, I browsed about 10 times onto this images until I 'faved it. Why not instantly? Well, something in this pic does not has harmony in it, my eyes always fly over it and something in it is what I don´t like - but I can´t tell! All in complete I love this pic, the colores combines from the warm yellows orange to the dark black. Even the disturbing finelined human prints fit very good into the background, the grasping hand is hard to see but yes there and the roughed and blur edges do really make tis image an eyecatcher. I have to say, this is something I would buy, yet it scares me somehow because of the medica look human prints.
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woodymezmerize Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
now I create my new song with this pic.just pull feel form that~
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes!
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:iconwoodymezmerize:
woodymezmerize Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
thank you~thank you!
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:iconemptysometimes:
emptysometimes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmanther1988:
manther1988 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconmista-heesh:
Mista-Heesh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*___* Just fantastic, I have no idea what to say!!! O///u///O So expressive!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmista-heesh:
Mista-Heesh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^__^ You're welcome!:tighthug:
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:iconb-goon:
b-goon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you do the image transfers?
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I copied and pasted from a response I gave another person that asked- hope this explains it-

Clear packing tape placed onto a black and white laser jet print or photocopy. After you stick the tape down firmly on the paper overlaping the strips of tape to cover the copy area or graphic, then you cut out the copied area in throw it into a bucket of water for a few minutes. When you remove it from the bucket, you rub the paper pulp off the back with your fingers. The copy/laser jet ink will stick to the tape while all of the paper pulp will eventually rub off, leaving essentially a clear sticker so you can put it over any surface and have the underlying surface show through. I usually use additional adhesion when I stick it down like Mod Podge or Clear gloss medium. After you get the artwork composed, I usually do a thick coat over the entire work of brushed on gloss or matte medium to build texture and hide/ bury the edges of the tape transfer areas.
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crystalmost Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant! My absolute favorite piece to date! Love it! Very Powerful it really speaks to me. It seems to represent almost an outer body experience, stepping outside of ones self to reflect the need for love.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Precisely what i was trying to convey and say in my description, you're better at this than me!!!! Thank you!!!
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:iconcrystalmost:
crystalmost Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome, it's really very awesome!
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:iconmikko23:
Mikko23 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting...
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hopefully in a good way, lol
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:iconmikko23:
Mikko23 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
but off course in a good way...because it is beautiful!
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:iconmordial33:
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is...amazing. That word doesn't even do it justice. It is beyond amazing!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!!!
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:iconmordial33:
Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all!
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HelenParkinson Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
What is a packing tape transfer please and how is it done?
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Clear packing tape placed onto a black and white laser jet print or photocopy. After you stick the tape down firmly on the paper overlaping the strips of tape to cover the copy area or graphic, then you cut out the copied area in throw it into a bucket of water for a few minutes. When you remove it from the bucket, you rub the paper pulp off the back with your fingers. The copy/laser jet ink will stick to the tape while all of the paper pulp will eventually rub off, leaving essentially a clear sticker so you can put it over any surface and have the underlying surface show through. I usually use additional adhesion when I stick it down like Mod Podge or Clear gloss medium. After you get the artwork composed, I usually do a thick coat over the entire work of brushed on gloss or matte medium to build texture and hide/ bury the edges of the tape transfer areas.

Hope this explains it without to much confusion :)
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ArcticSerpent Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
incredible
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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blackedoutguy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This si totally amazing!!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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blackedoutguy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
No problem ;)
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:iconetshadow:
EtShadow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Masterpiece!
I love it.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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AndieInTheWhiteCoat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
this kicks ASS
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - love the colors and the screenprinting - love the concept - congrats on the DD
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!!!!!
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
nice work
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
most welcome
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:icondirect2brain:
Direct2Brain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, congrats on DD. :-)
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Much appreciated!
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:iconmarcoamartin:
marcoamartin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great use of mixed media, color palette and textures. A beautiful way of materializing and expressing the idea you display in the description! :clap!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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:iconmarcoamartin:
marcoamartin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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dharmaghost Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the scattered paint affect and the black and white bodies. Very passionate piece. I really am getting an emotional feeling from this.
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Art that conveys and incites emotion from the viewer is the most powerful form of Art. So your kind words mean alot!!- Mike
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dharmaghost Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree. Art is one of my only ways to communicate sometimes. Sometimes words can't say what can art say.

No need to thank! Just keep up the nice work.
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:la: Congrats on the daily deviation!
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:iconitva:
itva Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! A nice surprise on a Monday!!
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
:huggle: You're welcome!
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