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Aneurysm by ShawnCoss Aneurysm by ShawnCoss
Been a bit I know. Had a very brief moment to get an idea out of my head. A quick rundown of materials and then you can here the bullshit lies...er story behind it ;)

Materials: Joint compound, ink, acrylics, pen, brush


I'm not even sure on where to begin so let's just roll with it all shall we?

Things haven't been going as planned in life and as I sit and dwell on them I only drag myself back into a hole of depression and continue to bury myself within the hole with more worry and more bullshit. The saying is true, "shit adds up at the bottom", also a great line by Tool. Anyway, everytime I get ahead and feel that things might start to look up, something else happens and more shit is added to my surround quicksand like pile that I seem to enjoy so much that I won't try and remove myself from it. It's enough to give someone a headache, or moreso an aneurysm. At least with the aneurysm I can no longer have to worry about the depression, the fear, or the sense of hopelessness that I've been feeling as of late. Am I the only one who feels this way? I doubt it, nor do I feel my situation is any worse than the next person, but I just feel the need to vent it in a less harmless way.....
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:iconblack-as-an-obsidian:
This drawing looks like Derek Hess's artwork.
It's beautiful.
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:iconsadist-number-seven:
Sadist-number-seven Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I know bad things happen to people who shouldn't have to deal with it, but I know things will turn good for you, you aren't alone
:)
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:iconkattronic:
Kattronic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:iconluuky:
Luuky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome
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:iconneminder:
Neminder Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
You described my depression perfectly. Props for that. I also love all the symbolism in your art. Now, good sir, Im going to watch you. =)
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
=D
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:icon0evilangel0:
0EvilAngel0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delightfully dark and wicked.
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:iconsorneart:
sorneart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Great work... !
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks =)
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:iconectite:
Ectite Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
This looks like Lady GaGa's creepy demon mask. It covers her face in red and has like a 34-inch tall spiky red crown attached to the mask.

Anyway kickass painting. I love the way his fingers are done.
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geminilaser Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe in future :D
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:icongeminilaser:
geminilaser Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man , why don't you work with game producers for design creatures ?
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah I would but none will hire me lol. And I am currently in nursing school =D
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:iconminim00s3:
minim00s3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Yeah i maybe behind on the comment and fave but I know what you mean. I find the best way to deal with it is find little ways to brainwash yourself away from it. Temporary yes but a hell of a lot better than working it out...I do the same thing with the sitting there when surely there is something I could do about it my mind however will just shoot down anything i come up with.
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azenos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
ah mate i love this, its more like your older work :) keep it up man, plus i love the effect on the background and that of the contrast between the red and blue :) deffo fave keep it up :)
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:iconpederdingo:
PederDingo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome grit, and red white black is always a win in my book :)
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconccaptainobvious:
ccaptainobvious Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
i love it, its great how the ink sinks into the paper, its a nice effect. :D
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaxmxk:
AxMxK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
These things happen, right?
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yep. Like pooping =)
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:iconaxmxk:
AxMxK Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
That... That happens too.
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:iconsjdebdaly:
sjdebdaly Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, good to see stuff like this again
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
=)
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IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
First, I honestly have to say I hope that you can find a way to maintain you and still get out of that hole. I phrase it that way because sometimes changing oneself to get out of things can make it worse.
Second, the textures in this are great. I really like the brush strokes (?) that make the outline.
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:iconbsmith13:
bsmith13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009   General Artist
I completely understand what you're going through. You get one foot out of hell and something [or someone in my cae] reaches up to try to pull you back in.
I really like this.


...joint compound? I would have never thought to use that. I bet creates great textures easily.
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's awesome for texture. But cracks a little when put on weak ass canvas. =)
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:iconbsmith13:
bsmith13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   General Artist
Have you ever used masonite? Or just regular wood from a hardware store?
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've used wood before from home depot and cabinet doors but not masonite. I've heard great things about masonite too.
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:iconbsmith13:
bsmith13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   General Artist
Just make sure not to get the thinnnest measure of masonite (I can't remember the inches exactly), because it will become weak as well. I like masonite but it's still a judgement call on whether you think it will look better on canvas or wood.
Good luck.

Oh, if you use masonaite, be sure to secure the back of it with 1x2's.
okay, I'll shut up now.
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind =)
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janek8me Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
nice dwaring and story vere itresting
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:iconsilkeyn:
Silkeyn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Lou Tice said that humans are teological beings; that we move towards what we are focusing on. Try to focus a bit more on optimistic things.
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xPunkxInxDrublicx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
...amen.

this is great. the ideas behind it and the display of those ideas.
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jiro-tu-emo-shi-shio Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing man, and oddly enough there is a splot of black on the ribs...its in the same spot i was shot when i was younger, kinda makes me relate with this a lil :P
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ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you can relate...just wish it were from a less violent circumstance =)
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:iconjiro-tu-emo-shi-shio:
jiro-tu-emo-shi-shio Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, youth gives you a slight bit of ignorance, i'm just happy i moved past that part of my life
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:iconaotkpta:
AOTKPTA Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
this is what love is for (or if not, at least sex) :heart:
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I concur :D
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0munkey0 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
i want this as a tattoo... its awesome.
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dizzypanda676 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
wow i LIKE A LOT!!!
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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KatanaHiryuu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Hey, I like the bullshit lies :XD:
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:iconvolski:
Volski Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
nice :)
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DarkRayneRules Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work. Hmmm I know how that feels. :( Depression is a bitch.
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mikay5000 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Instafave!
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:iconmanfishinc:
manfishinc Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
i love how you do your anatomy
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:iconshawncoss:
ShawnCoss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconmanfishinc:
manfishinc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
welcomes
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Darcanus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Cool
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