Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Inner Strength by JacobLarenArt Inner Strength by JacobLarenArt
when life knocks you down and everything falls apart,

you only have to look within

all the strength you need is already in your heart.


This is for my friend Maia - a leukemia survivor - and one of the most beautiful individuals you could ever meet.

She is without arrogance or ego, and quite silently I have always thought there was something great behind her surface appearance that most people miss.

At the age of only 19 she has overcome the disease and her spirit shines as bright as ever. This one is for you Maia, best wishes :blackrose:

- - - - - - - - - -

+ Wallpapers of this image:

1600x1200 - [link]
1280x1024 - [link]

2560x1600 - [link]
1920x1200 - [link]
1680x1050 - [link]
1440x900 - [link]
1280x800 - [link]

- - - -
*Edit Nov. 10, 2007: Updated deviation image, wallpapers and print source file with a sharper render... 300DPI @ 24x36in
- - - -

:: Full-view is a must as always!
:: Made with Apophysis (custom flame)
:: Composed in Adobe Photoshop CS3
:: Print should be available shortly..

Copyright © 2007 Jacob Laren, All Rights Reserved. This artwork may not be reproduced in any way without my explicit written permission.
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2007-05-17
Inner Strength by =thearchon. An absolutely stunning fractal with a very meaningful message behind it. The composition, color, and lines are so beautiful, and sure to inspire everyone. ( Suggested by brittneyylynn and Featured by fourteenthstar )
WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic and a nice title.
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
ANedrehagen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool art! I love the motion in the image :)
Karageorges Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very interesting and original!
Amazing atmosphere and universe!
sarracarol Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome patterns
94081lego Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You did a really nice job with this picture. I'm simply speechless! If I were to give any criticism, it would be that you don't really overcome inner strength, you learn to control it. Again, very nice.
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The message is that through inner strength, you can overcome anything. Not "overcoming inner strength". :)
94081lego Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see that now, thanks!
veldor60 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful fractal and beautiful message of hope :)
Automan217 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poetic :D
artboy-narender Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome work frnd ,,,, i like so much.... - artboy narender :)
davefirewitch Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gerri527 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Love it!!!!!!
MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link] :rose:
bugsnatch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
luv the way u bring in the lite ~ magical
SebastianMerissa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
very very sophisticated
firstfooter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist

fyi - links are no longer working ... will you please provide a 1920x1080 version?

many thanks in advance for your consideration

Zanarky Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful image! I love how everything is being pulled towards one point.
phil-dA Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
very inspirational , just what I need now, thank you
Forever13Warrior Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful. Amazing. Inspiring.
rawdmon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I can't believe the links to this are broken. The 2560x1600 version of this is exactly what I'm looking for.
OneEyeLeft Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
this is really I*N*G*E*N*I*O*U*S !!! =>> *faves*
appreciate your dedication for your friend related to this artwork :thumbsup:
Porecomesis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I will say that it looks great. It really does. It reminds me of the Village Cinemas logo that I see when I go to movies.

What I say next is out of artistic ignorance rather than anything else. I can never really understand these pictures with seemingly random shapes. Is there some sort of technique behind it?
Zabeart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This is truly a mind blowing piece of art. How was it created?
alwaysworkingonline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
owsome work man really.....
nobodysangel127 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
that's amazing!
SubLucidaSidera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Writer
Genuinly brilliant.
I love the complexity of it all!
(My regards, and congratulations, to Maia)
viremaster Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, get rid of that border and typo, it really is ruining the otherwise great image. i adore those squary shapes in there !
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the tactful and well thought out advice. :roll:
bluewraith Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Agree with your point, we all have enormous strength within our hearts. We just need to learn to use it to overcome our adversities before they do so to us. Love how you portray that through all the pulls and bends from the core.
adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great work! :)
kid-cody Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
holy crap this picture can give you a real adrenalin rush!
puzzleheaded Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i like this one!
sth22art Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
looks so beautiful :D
lilispok Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Very nice one ! It looks great.
I love the title and composition :)
monsterrottis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Really cool peace of art.
luvyaxxoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
i would love to pitch this as a teeshirt design for a newly set up charity. how do you feel about this?
JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In theory that's a great idea, but note me with the details.
shadow-singer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student General Artist
wow. that really amazing.
AveEnd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Photographer
featured: [link]

JacobLarenArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers ^^
sirdavid23 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Mario4155 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Neato :w00t:
MysticQT Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, it truly does speak out "inner strength". I am very happy for you're friend Maia, congrats to her.
AsymptoteG Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! This makes an excellent wallpaper. ^_^
peraiia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I was just wondering how you've made it and with what kind of program. But than I read your comment, and tha I just kmow the answer....why am I writing her again? :s :)
I like the work, but still are curious how the progress went. Can you make a tutorial some day?
FredricLind Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. All congratulations to your friend! May her spirit always shine strong.
Fulcon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Pure excellence, man.

It warms my heart to know that there are other Leukemia survivor's out there besides me. :D

Tell her hi for me, will you?
Add a Comment:
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo


Submitted on
April 27, 2007
Image Size
351 KB


136,485 (3 today)
2,546 (who?)