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Pressure by BabyDollB Pressure by BabyDollB
I am under a lot of pressure and stress because of a cross country move to be with my husband again, who just got home from a deployment from Afganistan, but everything seems to be working against me. I haven't felt like doing anything at all lately, but have been wanting to do this peice for a while so I forced myself to paint. It was a bit like therapy to release the pressure. Quick painting, took a little under two hours.

Done with Staeder Mars Lumograph graphite pencils, Hb to 8b and Dr. Ph Martins watercolors on bristol board.



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When I saw that, I was just, like, woah. The skull jumped out to me immediately, almost as if it were three dimensional. I really like the colours dripping down, and I think the colours were really well chosen and fit really well.

I honestly can't find anything to criticize... though I am not an expert in art. I like the eye sockets the most in the whole picture, I thought they really showed your feelings of frustration well, I can almost feel it myself.

I'm sorry about your husband's deployment, and sorry about all the stress and pressure you have to face :( I hope everything gets better soon.
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:iconiss51:
ISS51 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool and so many many contrasts, absolutely love it! Great themes!
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Jasane-san Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconstave-bsk:
Stave-Bsk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
pffffff wow!
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steph--95 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
i LOVE this!! ^^
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:iconhardart-kustoms:
hardart-kustoms Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Very cool!
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:iconblakburd:
blakburd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice!
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AnthonyRalano Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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AKira1189 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hei! Your work is featured here: [link] :)
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heiditigergutt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very cool! Well done!
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graveyardancing45 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful. stay strong
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's so beautiful! :heart:
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:iconkalartscene:
Kalartscene Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that this is watercolor- it's eery yet beautiful at the same time. Amazing!
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:iconrealitybitez:
RealityBitez Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice work Fantastic skills :)
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:iconwalluvjericho:
walluvjericho Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely execution, and powerful message behind it
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:iconp00tra:
p00tra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
you have earned my titties <3
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:iconstarbuxx:
starbuxx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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FireReinsStudio Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! XD
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SaphiqueX13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! The way you do watercolors it beautiful, I really love how realistic and colorful it can be. All I really do with water colors is splash and drip effects
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Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint:
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SmittyJade1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice, kinda reminds me of the old drippy colour candles, very good.
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, yeah its definitely my aesthetic.
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SmittyJade1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artist
My pleasure, be sure to return the favor if you like any of my work, thank you!
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:icondiliprai:
diliprai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
NICE BRO
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmiguel2010:
Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful watercolor. I really hope your art will help you keep a healthy level of sanity. Hang in there!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!
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:iconingkells:
Ingkells Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
looks amazing!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icon02lei:
02Lei Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. This would make an amazing Tshirt :D
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icon02lei:
02Lei Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
No worries :D
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:iconmorier23:
Morier23 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that looks really amazing :D i love it
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmorier23:
Morier23 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :3
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:iconstudiodisarray:
StudioDisarray Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Great use of the watercolours, I love it. Thanks for sharing :)
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the nice comment!
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xMissCrokettex Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice <3
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank!
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xMissCrokettex Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you are welcome
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CharlieAlphaFoxtrot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Pressure can do your head in. The blend of the colour pallet and how they run together to frame the depth and darkness of the skull are aluring.
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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CharlieAlphaFoxtrot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No probs. Happy to comment on such artistic skills.
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Mskay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Love it!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Eywee Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:love: this... ;)
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BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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ashenwings777 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
And who says Watercolour is for kids? Bah!
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha yes!
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Jediassasin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Wow! It's Awesome I have nothing bad to say about it, its an original idea and I like it.
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:iconbabydollb:
BabyDollB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
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