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Time is borrowed
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Published: September 20, 2007
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Even death doesn't seem so bad with goldfish swimming around. Maybe I'll write a proper description in the morning and you know...stuff.

I'm soooooo tired right now because I keep painting at night and wake up early anyway to learn 3d.



First of all I'm sorry if this shows up on your watch list again but according to FAQ it really shouldn't so please inform me if it re-appears.

I wanted to create something darker so that my gallery would have more variety. Besides it has been some time since I did the whole "red dress" thing. (more in my gallery)

I just let this picture paint itself really. I often stress the fact that people should paint more from reference but naturally the one who preaches doesn't practice his own advice. Just laugh at my stupidity and let it pass. The girl was a quick doodle on my sketchbook that I found shockingly full. (when did I draw all that crap!?)

Afterwards I drew more hands from reference of my own little palms and scanned them into the picture.

The burn marks from the chains on her wrists are maybe the most cruel thing I've ever painted in a picture. But I felt that I needed to tell the viewer that she can't get away even though she's trying to. =(

For some reason when I look at her I can see accurately what she's thinking. There are things she didn't get to do in life that she was trying to do. The death looks like she (well it's really female looking to me :confused: ) understands what the girl is feeling with pity. But she's only a gear in the machine of life that she can't stop.
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Comments (61)
krazysidhestudios's avatar
krazysidhestudios|Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful image, neat concept. ;)
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phoenixleo's avatar
You have been featured in my latest journal! :la:
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moppyXD's avatar
Wow- the contrast, the details, are just... wow.
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luckyCloVeR4's avatar
Especially in comparison with your other pieces, I like this a lot. Not too eerily bright, the darkness makes it seem all the more real.
I'm off to search your gallery for a tut.
Please make one if there isn't!
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fallenfromgrace17's avatar
Really beautiful! I love the color scheme!
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BohemianBlack's avatar
ooohoho OO nice :D! fabulous work :+fav:
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mijelly's avatar
Very nice. Death looks really fluid The funny thing is though, when I look at this, the atmosphere seems thicker than water or if they are suspended in oil.
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Skatora's avatar
Skatora|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly beyond words! Great job!
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o0oArwao0o0's avatar
Amazing work...but u dont have to be Dying to feel this way ''she can't get away even though she's trying to...There are things she didn't get to do in life that she was trying to do''
so i can really relat to her.... and i have a goldfish in my room....:)
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Softdeath's avatar
Softdeath|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome....just outstanding
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closeyoureyes0329's avatar
I love it, it's gorgeous! :o :heart:
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algaegoblin|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking. The colors, and motion of the piece is truely stunning and awe-inspiring. You have to feel sorry for her, but at the same time, its so beautiful....
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Poetofthemoon's avatar
Very nice
I like the colours that you use
Warm colours so you have a bit of a weird tought on your drawing
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janep's avatar
janep|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's amazing ... well done
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nika-serpens's avatar
LOVE the feel of motion, the "odd" things (goldfish?!), the darker side, the little details... this is really an amazing piece. probably my favorite in your gallery :)
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sparrownest's avatar
simply winderful - as an artwork mind you, not the setting or subject - they are rather a bit on the disturbing side, especially at a bit past 1 at night with a new week just getting under way and All saint day having just passed by.

in memento mori

well deserved dd for the other piece, can see them contrasting rather well in posters
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angrymikko|Professional Digital Artist
Good point! I never saw the death/birth contrast before you brought it up. :confused: What's going on in my head I wonder.
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sparrownest's avatar
isn't that one of the nice things about devA...? passionate strangers giving you new and sometimes mind shattering views of your own work - and their minds by both their creations (or deviations), and the comments

it's all good :)
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sanjis-bride|Hobbyist General Artist
this is just beautiful :wow:
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xxxholic13's avatar
Oh... I love your colour palette... you are really skilled :worship:
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Kazuki88's avatar
Awesome pic! I really like the way you did the chain and the composition is amazing! :D
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mustkeepsanity's avatar
I really love how the hair and the smoke/ink flows, and how we get a sense of movement from everything from the goldfish to the smoke/ink to the watch. I also like the contrast of the red dress on green water and the goldfish with the chains.

Gorgeous and poetic!
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masquerading-SANITY's avatar
always a pleasure....
some of the things i now feel i was staying away from!
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