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2018 in One Image

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Published: December 9, 2018
Let me introduce to you my current work. I'm so excited about it's developing, so I couldn't wait more and decided to upload a wip-crop-here. Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
This would be my answer to the question "How is your 2018 going?"
How do you think, what is the emotion I tried to capture? Any reply would be helpful, because if it is not readable enough, I should change it into something better.

PS Oh, could you describe the passing year by just one single image? It would be really interesting for me to see.
PPS Hope to finish it before New Year.

Soft: PaintStorm Studio
Hard: Wacom Bamboo
Bullet; Black Bullet; Red Bullet; Black Bullet; Red Bullet; Black Bullet; Red Llama Emoji-61 (Mona Llama) [V3] Bullet; Red Bullet; Black Bullet; Red Bullet; Black Bullet; Red Bullet; Black
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2182x1227px 1.23 MB
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1BeneDict Photographer
Amazing! :O Clap 
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
THank you :hug:
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efraim-ninsiima-artProfessional Digital Artist
Lovely (and also terrifying)

  Great brushwork, colours and some great edges on the face.
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] thanks a lot for your comment =) 
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GeistdesFeuersHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! Such a powerful expression!
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
I'm so grateful for your words! Thank you :hug:
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sadrielleHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so emotive and beautiful. If it is not too personal to ask, what about 2018 made you feel this? To me it seems... grieving, but of an angry sort. Like when you are so upset that you could cry, but your emotions are so fired that your eyes are dry, and so that the only relief, the only reprieve is just to... to just scream, to release it all. This seems like the scream before sobbing, I suppose.
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Unbelievably how subtle you could feel this piece of unfinished art, I'm so grateful that you shared your thoughts. Hug 
What made me feel like this? Without being too specific, I might say that a lot of things: leaving my friends and family, losing a close old friend because of growing misunderstanding and as a result huge quarrel, losing a job, constant failure in art-related stuff (like different competitions and art-jobs), increasing feeling of self-worthless...
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
OMG. Thanks a lot (^_^)
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cuoreromanticoHobbyist Digital Artist
She's in utter rage, but she can't be welding a weapon, because her eyes are shut. I see her clench her fists in desparation, yelling curses at the gods of fate ... Very dense and impressive picture!
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Oh my... You are so close in your guess. O_o
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Outstanding work Clap and thanks for the llama :) (Smile) 
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! (^w^)
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DewiiPooHobbyist Digital Artist
I see the primal emotion of a human about to destroy, I can almost see her arms swinging up with an axe or some other weapon. Well done!
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, thanks a lot for writing to me, I should mention that you are pretty much close in your assumption. Llama Emoji-07 (Hopeless or Scared) [V1] In the finished version she will be wielding some sort of weapon...   :fire: 
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DewiiPooHobbyist Digital Artist
Watching you to see which weapon is in the finished piece 8-)
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
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c55mHobbyist General Artist
Really great. My perception of the emotion you've captured in this piece, is that she's just had someone she loves struck down and she's reacting with intense fury fueled by adrenaline. It's raw. It's gut reaction. Like I said, really great. 
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for that, I’m really happy you liked this piece, as well as your deep interpretation of my simple work. Hope, you’ll like the finished illustration too :hug:
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c55mHobbyist General Artist
My great pleasure and you're very welcome. Hug 
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LadyYomiProfessional Digital Artist
Katy Perry's "Roar" song came to my mind when I saw this picture! J-hope smiling (CE) :love: 

"I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion, and you're gonna hear me roar!"
This is such a powerful piece! I am totally in love with the meaning behind the pic, and your painting skills are GOALS! Star Trek Nodding (Community Emoticon) 
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RoanNnaProfessional Digital Artist
Oh interesting! Thanks a lot for your kindness. It is really interesting how you perceive this work :heart:
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StfMorkedainenProfessional General Artist
Are you exhausted? screams but nobody hears you!! to ask for help and be considered we must do a "tweet" or record a vocal note for someone.
We are with you red woman, hold your energy !!
Intense and encouraging image
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