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I've been meaning to do a breast cancer awareness piece for ages now, so i couldn't pass up the PiNKiTUDE contest. Nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way - for me it was my grandmother and her sister both losing a breast to cancer when they were younger.

The brief for the contest required we express the PiNKiTUDE attitude in some way. These are the attributes:

PiNKiTUDE is a pink attitude that says you are bold and take chances.
PiNKiTUDE is caring about body and spirit.
PiNKiTUDE is style that stands out in a sea of black and grey.
PiNKiTUDE is whimsical, sexy, intelligent and altogether fun!


I wanted my piece to be uplifting, which is why I used the butterflies coming from the ribbon. Butterflies represent the human soul, as well as 'rebirth' after a period of transition.

The girls earrings, necklace and ring are all Pink Panther icons, because that's who Susan G. Komen for the Cure has teamed up with.

The aim of the competition is to promote early detection as the key to breast cancer prevention among young women and teens. I figured that this style of art would be more appealing to that target demographic, with the bold bright sparklie colours (like CD cover art by Jason Brooks)... and look! no outlines for once!

And why the white afro? You'd have to be bold to pull off a hairstyle like that! Plus I wanted this piece to be kind of 'ethnicity-neutral'... I didn't want to use the stereotypical 'blond haired girl with flowing locks'... that and I really wanted to do a pearlescent afro!

To those who comment or :+fav: - thank you for the support, both for breast cancer awareness and my art :thanks:
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Very pretty!
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red5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Hey,

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this deviation my latest journal. I had to share it.

Cheers,
Ryan
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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LovesSecret Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Wonderful piece, its like something you see in a magazine <3
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ilovejolie86 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
This is fantastic! I was looking at the 40 semifinalists and his one stood out above all the others - I can't believe you didn't win the grand prize! Anyway, great job and I hope you sell tons of prints!
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dottiemaggie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
very fun and sparkly :D
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PixieDivision Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
your art is amazing.
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Von-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
I like how you put in a lot of thought into this piece and you pulled it off wonderfully!

did you know that Kendra sported an afro from her own hair for a Halloween party! it looked mint..so this picture reminds of that!!

goodluck with the contest!
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JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
AHAHA I love love love that fro! Works with the pink so well! And it's simply wonderful my dear.
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ringoCATALOG Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Student
Lovely colors :)
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Erokawaii1367 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
cute!
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YasSmash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
I can't get enough of this one.[link]
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SuJing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Artisan Crafter
My mom died from complications due to breast cancer on Saturday, but pieces like this keep my hopes up that they will find a cure so other people can keep their moms a little bit longer.
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LovesSecret Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Awww..
I'm so sorry to hear that too. :/

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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh my god i'm so sorry to hear that. i don't know what to say other than i really do hope that breast cancer awareness campaigns can help us raise the money to fund research to stamp this out for good, if not for our own sakes then our children.

i really am sorry about your mom :heart:
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hellokristen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I love how the butterflies come from the ribbon. :heart:
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! i was trying to think what i could do with the ribbon other than just wrap it around her.
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hellokristen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
you're welcome. :]
and you did a great job. :D
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Nemons Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice work, hope you win
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! it would be nice to place, but there are a lot of great entries so... fingers crossed! ^^;
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animeredith Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This is certainly an excellent piece (love the butterflies and the necklace) and it's always great to get the word out about breast cancer, BUT...

Susan G.Komen is actually a terrible non-prof. There's a lot of mismanagement of funds and most of their donations are tied up in overhead. In other words, most if not all of the money that's donated to them directly or through buying their "special" pink-ribbon products just goes right back into promoting more of their products.

I'm in a student group at college called Women in Leadership and Learning. We're holding a week-long Global Women's Health Fair in April and we are NOT inviting Susan G. Komen to participate for just this reason.
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh real? that's not so great to hear :<

i hope that the entries for this competition, regardless of the promoter of the campaign, still goes towards raising awareness for breast cancer in general, though :<
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animeredith Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Yes, it is always good to raise awareness! Totally not arguing on that point. :)
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universumatra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
That's a great one. I love the style.
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:iconguava:
guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :thanks:
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vi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
so beautiful guava! your style is wonderful, i love all the pink panther touches :heart:
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Vi-chan! i was having a hard time wondering how i'd incorporate all the pink panther icons into it... but who doesn't love chunky acrylic jewelery? :XD:
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acday1001 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wonderful, i love the white fro, and it almost looks like a watercolor painting with all the texture :D
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you~ yeah, i like experimenting with watercolour effects.
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lovemelovely Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
This is gorgeous. ^_^
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
why thanks :thanks:
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silken Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think it's a stunning piece and it definitely made me smile. i'm happy you posted this...:)
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww thanks hun :hug: how have you been? I've been away from DA for the longest time it seems! your new icon is cute :heat:
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silken Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome...:d

I've been fantastic...I'm really enjoying making my jewelry...XD I've been absent from DA a lot too because I've been busy trying to get noticed out there amongst the millions of fantastic indie jewelry designers. No easy feat...but fun!

Thanks! A DA friend was sweet enough to make it for me. I love it too!

BTW...I still wanna know if you'd like me to send Bijoux to you...;) I know, I'm a pest!
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sledgehammer7363 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Award desserved! :heart:
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks - it would be cool to win... ^^;
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sledgehammer7363 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student General Artist
i hope so dear :) :hug:
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smems Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Digital Artist
this is really lovely :O)
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
aww thanks :giggle:
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melancholise Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
It's awesome enough to be a real ad : D

You completely deserve it if you win.
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awww thank you :thanks:
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely ^_^

I like the white Afro too ;)
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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3ahia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
ehehehe cute*+*+
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guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks~ :heart:
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3ahia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
your welcome*+*+*+
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Manjimaru Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:heart:
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:iconguava:
guava Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like :)
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