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Crybaby by tiianen Crybaby by tiianen
First finished piece of the year 2014!

The wacky proportion -issues aside, I quite enjoyed painting this - especially the fabrics and folds.
Had bit of a challenge with the foreground shrubbery, but I feel like I managed it well enough... P-:
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RinnaMarch Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Woah... This is very strong and emotional. The screaming, the tears, all those people around him... *sigh* brings unplesant memories back. :/
Still this is very well drawn^^ :D Keep that up!
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WolvezByte Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh the memories. Very lovely. Quite an emotional impact on me Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
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nemanyas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This screams emotion. Love it! Made me shiver.
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
such talent :) 
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Jontamar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I almonst feel nauceaus looking at this, it really gives a strong atmosphere of anxiety, fear and somehow, hopelessness. Well done!
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
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golgotha00 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
It's beautiful! Whats the story behind it? I feel as if I can sympathise with him. 
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

This was more of an exercise in visualizing emotions than in storytelling,
so you can make up the story you think fits. c-:
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not only is this a powerful and emotional picture, but it's very well painted. i love all the folds in he jeans. and that expression is incredible! fantastic work.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Rubentadema Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Simply Majestic! I am stunned by your work!
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
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GinKyofu13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You showed the message through the art, but I loved the details and the emotions!
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
I like the colors of the painting and the dichotomy of the piece.  At first glance it seems to feel as if the boy is being bullied? But maybe not?  The boy has split knuckles.. Maybe it's more of an intervention of anger?  Either way the body language is as intense as his face.  /bravo
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I've seen a lot of people interpret this as bullying, which is totally fine by me,
but I was originally going for a sort representation of lacking proper tools to
deal with emotions and anxieties, and how it could be illustrated from the
perspective of a silent observer who, in their inability to react, end up making
the situation worse.

Then again, the piece changed some in the process and, of course,
when you display something this vague, it's always open to interpretation
and everyone can paint their own stories over it. c-:
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D well i'm glad i was able to get what you were going for :D
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JaneyHee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
This is amazing because it makes me feel. 
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PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the raw emotion you can feel from it, I can almost hear him crying out. 
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debie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
The fabrics and folds do indeed look lovely.~
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zwxART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Powerful. :) 
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Frizzles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this turned out really excellent--It's also so god to hear that you enjoyed it haha
seeing the wips on tumblr is really cool too heheh
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inertia-universu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
* A * <333
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I really love your colouring style.

This is an amazing piece!

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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Skudde Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   General Artist
Upeaa jšlkeš jšlleen kerran! :) Pakko ihailla.
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Kiits. c-:
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ProfessorParsec Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent, things look like they have weight and volume, definitely not easy. I like it!
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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Toilet-Llama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aww man this is so beautiful. I want to learn to take time on my drawings like you do. A++ art
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaa, thanks! 
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boychik Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Marvelous, his tears are so bright! (and his snot haha) The clarity and circle of static posture and neutral colors makes everything seem pretty benign and calm but then you have this grotesque boy wigging out on the ground. Really strong juxtaposition makes for a really strong affect. (and can I express my appreciation for how you rendered the dirt? It's dirt, but it's pretty, well-lit dirt...) 
As always, I love your work, Tiia.  Most times it seems to tell an intense story, is there a specific story for this picture...?
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, as always!

This piece is constructed more around the different emotions at play than a singular, specific story.
I guess it draws a lot from my personal experiences with panic and anxiety disorders, and tries
to express those feelings of intense dread and terror even though nothing is actually amiss.

I hope to do more story-driven pieces in the future as well, tho. c-:
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boychik Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
So nothing is wrong except in your head? That's really intense, somehow scarier than if something external went wrong, internal affairs are much more challenging to fix.
I'm sorry to hear you have such a rough time with anxiety, I hope it gets better for you.

I think that a story can spring from an emotion quite easily--once the emotion is there, the artist can try to answer the "why" behind it. Even with a general emotion, or an emotion that's difficult to understand, expressing that through art or writing brings a certain subtlety and clarity that can't otherwise be captured or understood. Even if you don't know the story behind it, I think it's still there, if that makes any sense at all...
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OhScee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Simply amazing! I can practically feel the agony in his expression
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tiianen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
I'm glad to know the feeling comes through.
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