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A F R A I D
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Published: February 6, 2016
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groovygillianHobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!
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modrawmanga Digital Artist
this painting shows pretty strong emotion, very interesting and nice work
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I hope with all my heart that this campfire will go on the outside and the constraints on the mouth will be gone and color will flow once more.
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
Awe, I hope so too :)Thank you!
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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HumanityArtworkProfessional Digital Artist
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Volted-RatHobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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hhhellHobbyist Traditional Artist
What a powerful, haunting piece.
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Wow...I feel like I can really relate to this.
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
I hope you can find some comfort in this.
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digiraFeatured
This is my interpretation.

Metaphorically, it's kind of like the voices in one's head. The families of people living and playing inside, where it's safe...afraid to go out. So afraid to go out, to explore the world outside of what's inside the head that they have an artificial presentation of the outdoors there, a drawing....because they miss it, the voices miss it, or he misses it, going outside. But it's safer inside. He has everything he needs.

The mouth is slit open, as if wider than normal. As if he would not only speak, he would speak unafraid, but the cover over his mouth, riveted into his face, it represents to me that he's unable or unwilling to speak, or the voices fear what will happen if he opens his mouth wide to speak the truth.

So in that sense, I think it's a very good representation of "Afraid".

The single chair, in a way, bespeaks loneliness, too. The 'home' in his head is sparsely populated. There's enough room to exist in there, and that's about it.

The tears just tell us that he's aware of the struggle. He wants to break free, but is constrained. Fear has made him a prisoner.
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
Oh my word, that's excellent!Its kinda how it felt when I drew it. Thanks for this awesome interpretation!
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DoveStationHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing interpretation! As someone with social anxiety, this is how I feel often and this piece along with your interpretation, is very accurate portrait of how it feels to be afraid. :)
digira's avatar
Aww, I'm glad you liked it!
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DoveStationHobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: :heart:
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coraajnaStudent Writer
Great impact! :nod:
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z-a-i-n-aProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!Boing! Boing! 
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KrazedKaiHobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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