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March 1, 2013
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Suffocate by aditya777 Suffocate by aditya777
feel more alive..

photoshop cs2 + wacom tablet,
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This piece is strikingly beautiful and settlingly depressed. This work showcases such a strong pull for the complex mixture between wanting to help her and wanting her to help herself. It pulls upon your personal connection towards it from the comparison factor from those whom you know that seems to be in a similar situation. The title, honestly, is far better for this than if it had the title of "Drowning." Stated because, with drowning, you need someone to help you survive. With "Suffocate," it shows that you can break free if you have the power to do so, or if someone is there to help you breathe again(No Toni Braxton song, here). The fact that her head is down showcases the sense of defeat that she might possess. Which, if drowned inside of her tears, then she already must feel that way. The intriguing part is the inclusion of the fish featured inside of the illustriously compelling vision. Be it in a bag or a mini tank is not a clear answer and understanding to come up with. The fish has to hold a personal pull from/for the inspiration behind this work. Otherwise, it must be added in as a small jest towards the basis of the work. The actual rising of the hair shows that there is still movement dealing with the water in the room or the girl in the water. So, either she just recently lowered her head in defeat, the home that she is in is being relocated or she is still crying heavily and filling up the room tremendously with those continuing tears. It is a very strong piece of work. For some, they would associated with weakness and allow it to keep them weak. For others(those whom I declare wise), it would show them of their weakness and allow for them to keep their strength to prevent a personal disaster like that from occurring again. Hopefully, the muse of the work is the latter rather than the former. And, that is if such a muse really does exist in real life. Great job, aditya. Again, you astound with you remarkable work.
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giovanino Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow beautiful
jerryhankins Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intriguing... I've read the critique, and I find the word "awakening" coming to my mind. I love it.
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
featured! :…
Fave and/or comment for more exposure! :hug:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I read the critique and meant to hit the "FAIR" button.
Sorrow for my slip of the finger.
This piece is astounding and the critique was right on!
IAstartov Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Wonderful colours, like it!
Ticianorocha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really nice underwater
Cabres Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Phenomenal work, my friend. I love the design on this. The bleeding of the fish's color makes it look like it is losing basis/purpose towards the female. Is it in a bag or tank? Either one, I am impressed with this whole piece.
4CUSSes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
great! it looks amazing :wow:
(as always)
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