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December 3, 2004
Hold Yourself Together by ~genni yes folks, it's a drawing. /me picks up jaw from ground.
Featured by BronzeRocket
Suggested by JoshClarkeDraws
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Hold Yourself Together

I wanted to do a different style of self portraiture and make it original and meaningful as well as encorporate my love of photography and drawing. The use of my hands holding the picture together is supposed to symbolize how many people like to keep everything in their lives together by themselves(including myself), and the sullen look on my face represents how trying to 'hold yourself together' can be emotionally straining. It's impossible to be perfect or to keep everything together on your own. That's sort of the general idea behind the portrait.

Medium: graphite
Size: 14"X 20"
Tools: Staedtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B<--I used an entire 8B doing the background :phew:), kneaded eraser, masking tape, tissue, blending stump
Time: I didn't really count, but I'd estimate...about 15-20 hours, the longest I've ever taken on a drawing
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© 2004 - 2021 genni
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ourolikido's avatar

.. touched and smashed to the ground on first sight by this truly amazing piece of art .. congratulations .. I felt so magnetized that I needed to draw it immediately .. take a look, I uploaded it here today .. best wishes

cemac's avatar
Thank you for creating and sharing this very special artwork, which I have included in my new Journal Feature. If you wish it to be removed, please contact me and I shall do so. :heart:
Sketch252's avatar
VERY Amazing drawing, just as cool message!!!
GeaAusten's avatar
I absolutely love this !!
aikha1k's avatar
wuo!!! Is amazing!!
SiLahi's avatar
amazing idea.
Garnet you are awesome 
GeaAusten's avatar
still brilliant x
BBMcKenzie's avatar
This is incredible.
LivSvaneberg's avatar
This is crazy cool.. Love you work...  Just amazing 😘😊
pabdoo's avatar
Innovative, do love it.
animedragon12000's avatar
Now this is pretty cool! I love this one! :D good job!
marssetta's avatar
Oh my GAH this is amazing. 
GoddessKalypso's avatar
Just featured this on my profile :heart:
12CArt's avatar
WOW ..... Amazing Concept and Execution ! ! !

SarahArsalan's avatar
amazing work, the concept is so unique Clap 
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BAKUOO76's avatar
really awesome work!
Rosanna24's avatar
congrats on the DD! You deserve it
heyjoehello's avatar
alive and meaningful !
GeaAusten's avatar
this is still one of the most brilliant pieces of artwork I've seen on DA !!
ArtAgainstSociety's avatar

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. 

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