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Anger, frustration by akirakirai Anger, frustration by akirakirai
It controls
Can't hold it in
Throat is swollen, chest tightens
Can't let it pull me down
I refuse

It's not supposed to be beautiful, anger is not a beautiful thing.

edit (Sept 8 2012, 9:55pm PST): fixed to make her look more..believable angry.

art © me,
0.5 mechanical pencil, opencanvas for editing
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puter-lover Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Hey, i just wanted to ask before I run away with it. Is there anyway i can use this drawing as thecover of mybook, i think i shows the contents in side perfectly. please reply fast. 
Mumbleowl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
It controls
Can't hold it in
Throat's swollen, chest tightens
Mom's spaghetti
Sleepynotebook Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Anger can warm us though, it can motivate and give strength for awhile
Everylittleheartbeat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly accurate
Xyz-DragonRider Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2016   General Artist
Anger...Fear...Aggression. The dark side. It pulls at us all. But we must not let it consume ourselves, lest we live a life in pitch-black shadows and destruction.
Ashiliniam Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
torivan6 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful lines i love it !! 
Toukami Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art! You so easily capture the emotion of people and draw it on paper! :clap:
StoneByrd Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Artist
That is really emotional... love it. 
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Interesting conveyance of pain
fuzzyguts Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Artist
Woah. Damn, that's good. 
I can really see the emotion in this.
Nice job!! Thumbs Up 
Wuleli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning. So intense... I think you make a great portrayal of what a lot of us feel at some point or another.
Keep up the good work!
Laila12345 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
exactly how i am feeling, i love it!!!!
Barkindji Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I love this.
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
This is really good. I can feel the anger
guineapig590 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Funkyjeanz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Your art is therapeutic...oh my gosh, I'm not even kidding! This resonates so much, as does all of your other work. So raw, and captures emotion perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and pieces of work with us!! Heart 
SuperSibataru Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Artist
I absolutely love this, it really captures the essence of the feeling! I especially love how the spastic background melts into the foreground and looks like it's trying to take her over. Love it!

My friend ran into you at Aki Con, and I stalked your DA. xD
CatchThirtyThree Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A∆ttius could definitely more than understand anger like that
MiaumioX3 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow just wow *-*
ellenrose98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
your work is just so deep, great feeling and i love the drack stringy mist that clings to the subject :) Just a beautiful piece of art <3
Srluntyde Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I am not sure what to say about this picture Akirakirai. The first thought that came to mind when i saw this picture was Suffering, and i asked myself why? I looked at your other drawings to perhaps answer my question. Distance, trapped. The Mirrors reflection. Another You perhaps. Was this creative thought, working its way, or perhaps something more? These black and white pictures. to me, show change.
I like this one, because at some point in everyone life we feel like this. And you have captured that feeling Perfectly.

Thank you, Akirakirai, for giving form to what was once was thought. I will be looking forward to your future drawings. Color is great to have in pictures, but for the struggle within. I think black and white does it well.

umlando Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Love it ^^
panda-obsession Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I have always found it difficult to capture anger on paper or in photographs, but you have captured it perfectly, I can feel the essence of rage in her face
ShakkaiMoon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you can really feel the frustration.
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such nice turmoil
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That is so emotive and strong!
maffy-pop Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sooo glad I chose to buy this one at Aki-Con. There's so much emotion in it, I just love it.
LightningIdle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's not beautiful at all. It's frightening. Top marks for everything, though, scary or not. (This reminds me of a passage I once read... "and her old friend Anger came riproaring back, surging into muscle and bone." Something like that.)
WorkInProgress96 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're skilled at placing emotions into your artwork. The monochromatic themes you use help to emphasize the feeling of confusion or hate into this piece; it's very bold. I love it, whether you think it's beautiful or not. :)
comical-lobster Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are extremely good at pulling emotions into drawings and shapes.. your drawings are so raw and strong.
satanek10 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
kiss-the-immortal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012

well done... so intense

i lost my shit in class like that yesterday....

CannibalisticCarny Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that's what I always say.
I love your art!
Marionette-Dancer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these kind of drawings from you! They're so emotional and black and white is all they need. I also love that black stuff which is always either pulling at her or something! Really creative idea.
kosett Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for making this.
Lil-ranisama Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly how i feel right now.
WillingVtd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!
Amhyst Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
So expressive! I like it.
GillespieSmiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
technique on how you draw the venom like symbiote thing? :">
jinthephoeniX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FelixMendoza Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well captured emotion with the use of great contrast and blur for a motion-like feel, as if she is literally spinning her head in frustration.
CaliHipster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow... this is so deep and so incredibly detailed. Wonderful artwork (:
leaf-kun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
ALL OF YOU'RE THINGS ARE ALWAYS SO BEAUTIFUL QwQ I never want to take them off of my notification list TTwTT

You're very inspirational, you know? >W<
Ichigo452 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your art is always beautiful, even if that yuo show is not supposed to be beautiful. btw feelings you show in your works are always so real, so you almost feel them, or other feelings connected with feeling showed in your work, here it's pain and sadness I guess. I hope that it are just paintings and in real life you are happy!
Vivifx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the emotion in this.
Paolyx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Your depiction of feelings is very well rendered. At least it illustrates almost always perfectly the feelings I often have.
Frankenstec Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, its not supposed to be beautiful. but perhaps to some one who understands it well, it can hold a special meaning no one else can understand
Lost-Pariah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
love You pencil work, Fantastic as always, can relay relate to this atm. always nice to so you posting more stuf :)
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