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Carpe Diem ... by cylonka Carpe Diem ... by cylonka
Carpe Diem ...


May 1918. Chicago. Young Edward Mansen. Shortly before his Spanish influenza and transformation into a vampire. The place: Mansens' family house.

Edward is somehow sensing what's comming... it makes him confused, upset almost depressed. The picture is called "Carpe Diem" - a pawky name - Edward is not eager to live his life like "carpe diem" those times. Title meaning: [link] He has no idea what to do with his young life.

He is considering risky plan to enlist in the army during World War One. The world seems such a bad and annoying place for him - Edward's abilities to read minds are very weak in a human body, but they exist and make him feel uncomfortable among people - he can sense people's emotions somehow - like sudden words of fear, anger, hatred shouted out loud in his head ... This makes the times of the war even harder to endure.

Edward is willing to fight ... join the army ... fight... but - what for? - for his own peace of mind... He dreams of letting his temper lead him ... Let this war end... Let these voices in the
head be silenced ... Lots of thoughts in his young heart. But - he is still in his home. So hard to abandon the family, the loving mother ...

Well - the changes will come ...
Whether he wants them or not ...

Haunt him ...
Find him ...
Change him...

FOREVER.

Edward can sense it ...


(the description is based on Twilight Saga by S.Meyer, but "supported" by my own imagination of the character's past)


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CREDITS:

Textures:
by Ba1969 [link] and [link] and Torn edge of the photo [link]

Polaroid Scratches by ArtOfDecay-Stock
[link]

Smoking / suit by Duchessa [link]

Antique interiors by TudorxRose
[link]


+ TABLET


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Made for a contest: [link]
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:iconastheclockstrikes12:
AsTheClockStrikes12 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love it!
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank U :)
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AsTheClockStrikes12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Welcome!
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Bohemiart Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
:love::love::love: This is fabulous! I am a huge twilight fan, and this is just awesome!!:wow:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so happy to hear that! Thanks! :)
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:iconphotelle:
PhotElle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice!! :)
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livingonsolitude Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
this is soo beautiful! should have more faves!!!
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconmusician089:
Musician089 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Beautiful work
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absolutCosta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
wow! lovely!! :heart:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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absolutCosta Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
my pleasure ^^
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MorganEndres Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Very very very very very very very cool & awesome
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you again! :)
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SorrowfulRaven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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SorrowfulRaven Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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AnastasiaMantihora Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this manip :) cool!
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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sourcherry1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
This is so awesome!! I just love it! :happybounce:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Dear! :)
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:iconsourcherry1:
sourcherry1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
You're welcome! :)
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
WOW!! Fantastic!
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you Dear!
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
:D
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syrenmoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding :iconwowplz:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you hun!
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syrenmoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpenguinwelcomeplz:
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OtherNamesAreTaken Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Wow, looks so realistic! Wonderful =)
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm, thanks ;)
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:iconobliviousdolfin:
ObliviousDolfin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
this is amazing! :)
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm, thanks ;)
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:iconobliviousdolfin:
ObliviousDolfin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
you're welcome
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:iconliliah:
Liliah Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
that has such a haunting feeling to it, its wonderful
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm, thanks ;)
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:iconmea346:
mea346 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
love it. I like how old it looks. Great work
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm, thank you! ;)
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:iconsvavarsdottir:
Svavarsdottir Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, he looks so great and handsome! :D
Me want him.. NOW! :heart:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D thanks! :D
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KseniaCrispi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing:)
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thanks!
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KseniaCrispi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome;)
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TheSearchingEyes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Hah! Love it! :heart: :la: :heart:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, thanks! :)
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:iconcrazy4demi:
crazy4demi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great Idea ! Just Love it !! The little story you wrote , really Good , almost true :)
I hope you will win the contest ,, :heart:
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :) Actually the idea came first, then, later, I decided to join the contest. I don't even care about winning, maybe just a little bit ;) The most important is to see so many nice comments, makes my heart melt :)
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:iconcrazy4demi:
crazy4demi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Little question , what's the meaning of the deviation title ?? It's not English , Right :)
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:iconcylonka:
cylonka Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TanyaLbv Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
love youre artworks!!!
very cool job!=)
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