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Attention whore.

By Endling
Finding ways to express yourself is difficult. Especially in art.

I've never been particularly good at it myself. I stick to stories, character designs and other elements of expression. They become direct results of when I'm feeling good. Feeling invigorated and feeling inspired. If I had it my way that'd always be the case.



But I've always envied people who could present themselves raw on a canvas. When you wake up some mornings and feel like life is giving you the finger.


And I feel pretty f---ed right now. I've never personally understood why your brain insists on perpetuating thoughts that you are perfectly aware are bad for you. Depress you. Haunt you and generally make your day a miserable one.


So here's to putting it to paper.


Hence the title.



EDIT 4/13/05: Seeing as how this was a would-be scrap turned my most popular work on DA, I figured I should probably go back and touch it up a little, try and get back the lights and darks that got lost in translation when I scanned it with the digital camera.. anyway. Pay no mind. :)
Image details
Image size
680x919px 500.33 KB
Make
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
Model
C3100Z,C3020Z
Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2005, 10:16:32 PM
Published:
© 2005 - 2021 Endling
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Please could the Artist of Attention Whore contact me on deanalouise1962@gmail.com I would love to use this Art as a statement page in my new Novel, I am willing to pay for the privilege of using the piece, please contact me, I will not publish the book until I receive your consent. The Novel is called "My Subconscious Journey"

netrex's avatar

I was searching for something and came across this in an image search, but I couldn't find the source of it. Finally I did. It is amazing and your description very apt.

 Hello, I apologize that I never sent this t o you. I have been fascinated by this picture for 10+ years I am an army veteran and got this tattoo right before my second deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. To me; the symbolism of my tattoo is controlled chaos, the gear represents the gears of war and the control (not the video games but the machines that make war happen). I made the person more feminine because I didn't want a manish figure tattooed on my body. 

Thank you so much for posting this and keep up the good work!  Img-1035 by garretthamilton68   Img-1036 by garretthamilton68  
B3s-t's avatar
That's a masterpiece!  Wow! 
RavenCorona's avatar
Megacosmichroma's avatar
I love this. it is so intense..
Parlex's avatar
Awesome work!
MegaImpact's avatar
I'm so envy of your art skills!excited happy 
Yuko-Yatashi's avatar
Oh my god:o (Eek) it's amazing!
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MintyFreshThoughts's avatar
Woahhh! Incredible 
NamiAnArt's avatar
it's so amasing! 
Fernezco's avatar
great love it!
MindSlayer9000's avatar
I love it. Great piece and title.
It's funny but I just happen to know the medical term for attention whore is called Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Further info below.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histrion…
Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotions and attention-seeking, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval, usually beginning in early adulthood.
nejinyu's avatar
woooooooooooooow wow.
The1KnownAs-Euphoria's avatar
This looks sick. very creative and powerful
pacomontoya's avatar
Great piece.

And about what you said, our mind is us, and I believe there are forces around us trying to bring us down and they know where to hit you. It happens to us all. I pray that your days become brighter, but keep up the great work.
x-r-evolution-x's avatar
You should draw more drawings like this one ; it's a shame you don't (or if you do, that you didn't post it here). This one is really awesome and coming to your gallery I hoped I would find more of the kind. But so disappointed ! Please, don't let that go ;)
GabrielaBorta's avatar
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here: saphirekitsune.deviantart.com/…
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