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By wylielise
We take great comfort in the idea that within each of us, beneath the many masks we wear, is a kernel of "self" - something solid and unchanging that represents who we really are... In actuality, our personalities are an ever-changing mirror of our circumstances; each of us is a mere change of scenery away from yielding to our better angels or inner demons.


I painted this one in ink, watercolor, and white charcoal; you can find a step-by-step tutorial on the painting process here:… .
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© 2017 - 2021 wylielise
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I would love a print but I know I am way late. Is it feasible at all?

Codeyellow07's avatar

Woah...this speaks to me!

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Just-Rom's avatar
Very powerful!
Ranakade's avatar
How was this not first place?! It's the most expressive out of the rest!
Lemiken7's avatar
Wow, this is an interesting work and well executed too!  
Synthoil's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! I always find watercolour mistifying
B3s-t's avatar
Very nice work!!
mlpbasesforfun's avatar
I can hold my breath for
43 minutes.
Mrs-Elizabeth's avatar
This turned out amazing! Wonderful work!
FallenAngel-of-death's avatar
Very beautiful. A contrast of my life
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Teruu-e's avatar
Such a deep piece of art; it's really well-done :)
SVthePrimeMover2018's avatar
It really shows people everyday life
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HiredMagician's avatar
This is what happen when real you self not fit in the environment we call society,as time goes on,you will realize : if you want more rich life, you must let masks become part of you personality. people are environment creature,not until society encourage or at least allow we show who we really are,the Masks will always around everyone... 
Kanji-The-Wanderer's avatar
Wonderful terrific work! 
tilianus's avatar
unmasking truth
Candy-L-Lan's avatar
Beautifully weird and true!
Tijerina's avatar
Worale, esta muy bueno
Lonear94's avatar
We are human, we have emotion.
And this painting is full of emotion.

I never been so deep in my lifeKill Me - Sans 
TheSolphetki's avatar
It's superb, I also love the way each mask looks like a speech bubble. a visual metaphor for our words being an element of the masks presented.
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