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Fear of Drowning by starfishyy Fear of Drowning by starfishyy
For the :iconallart-allheart: BIG contest, the theme is FEAR!

Personally, I don't fear drowning, or water, but I think it is something that can happen to anyone, so it should definitely be respected. And if you are afraid of drowning, don't be embarrassed by it.

I've always wanted to draw an underwater thing, but I've never really had the guts to try. SO I EMBRACED MY FEAR OF FAILURE.
and I actually really really like this.
textures by :iconstruckdumb:
and fetal position pose references were used from google, since I suck at anatomy and foreshortening... heheh.

also, underwater hair is SO FUN OMG YOU SHOULD TRY IT. it's like drawing FIRE :iconyeahplz:
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slaine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, this image is Copyright of my work Nereida, it is a work of digital retouch to a model mine.  slaine.deviantart.com/art/NERE…
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novelistnoel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Artist
Is this image copyrighted? If not I would really love to use it for my book cover
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wewillfall666 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Great work. Would like to use for our band www.coldblackriver.com. Please advise.
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ikhalique15 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
May I please use on my website? of course with credit to you. My email is avaleband@gamil.com. Please send me yours so I can speak to you about this. Thanks
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm in the middle of cooperating with an author who will be using this as the cover of her new novel, and I'm afraid I cannot release this piece to be used until I know for sure if the novel will be choosing my art for the cover or going in a different direction.

Unless it's merely a post in a blog-type website, that is.
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ikhalique15 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Just a background photo on a band website. Looks way cool. We aren't your typical band and feel like the pic look great with our ep cover. Do you want to see what I mean?
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TieKitty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, hey, heeeeey..... I have a poem a LOT like this drawing
you should check it out it's like a description.... u could say
idk, but this is really good
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JJmyster22 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is. . . A DRAWING?! This is AMAZING *O*
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:iconstarfishyy:
starfishyy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
haha yep! thank you!! (:
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JJmyster22 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
You're welcome but seriously seriously seriously this is huge I love this picture like I can't say it changed my life or anything but I'm really impressed with your skills and talent because I love this so much and I can't even *dies of feelings and admiration*
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
das;s;;kdfjsaaa thank youuu <333
that really means a ton to me!! *cries forever*
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JJmyster22 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I'm glad! No no no don't cry forever *rushes off for tissues*
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Mack127 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Wow that's amazing!!
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Syllvi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
DUDE LOVE
So did you color the skin or use a texture?
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I colored it!

i mean, there's a grunge texture over the whole thing, but I used a bunch of grayish greens and a light rose color and some yellow over an eggshellish white. then the blue water refracty line things. xD and then I used that blue grungey texture over it, so the color is kinda unified.

But I'm glad you like it! The skin looked kinda grudge-lady-ish before i colored the background and made her blue... It was freaking me out, hahaha!
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Syllvi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I can see the grudge lady and now I'm terrified
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Exactly. BUT HEY, THE THEME IS FEAR, RIGHT?
lolol


excuse me as I sob in the corner now...

OH JUST KIDDING I HAVE TO DO TWO STATS ASSIGNMENTS c:
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:iconsyllvi:
Syllvi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
HAVE FUN WITH THAT YO
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tanjuluZ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BLARRRGGGGGGGGGGGG SO GOOODDDDDD
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
BLAAAARG THANK YOU

this is what happens when I'm home sick.
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tanjuluZ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. MAGIC.
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I caught baby fever at work. bleeehhh.
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tanjuluZ Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh......nasty
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
yeh. tell me about it. TT u TT
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littlevampiremomo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how simple yet detailed you made it. The picture isn't filled with objects and I think does have a sort of uncomfortable feel to it, which really ties into the theme. I also really like that you covered the face. I think that helps it apply more to anyone, rather than one certain person. Great job.
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you!! It was very hard for me to keep it simple, I was like, "oh it could use some--- or maybe a little--" but in the end, everything I tried to add distracted from the point.

And I like that it's universal. Everyone can recognize the scrunched-up position, and the hands really do it for me. The hands make her seem more anxious than anything, I think. Thank you so much for the kind comment!!
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littlevampiremomo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was just wondering, were you planning on maybe doing some other fears? I know you did this for a contest type thing but I think it would be cool to see your take on some other ones.
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I think that could be really fun!

any suggestions?
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littlevampiremomo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'll give you a few that I think could end up looking pretty cool:
Acousticophobia- Fear of noise
Ancraophobia- Fear of wind.
Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched.
Chronophobia- Fear of time.


Or if you want some more light hearted ones:
Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic.
Geniophobia- Fear of chins.

Or you can just look through this crazy long list O' doom. There are some pretty funny ones in there ---> [link]
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AmericanMochi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kelsey. Why. Why must you be so TALENTED?!
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
afsgajflkasdf;sl;aaaaa I DON'T KNOOOOOWWWW D:

my abilities are both a blessing, and a curse.
:iconsoosplz:
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AmericanMochi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone that's an artist says that
I stink. So I just say I suck XD
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional
This is amazing... I don't even know what else to say...
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
asd;as;dkjf;alskjaaaa OMGGGG
MUCH TOO KIND

i can't handle a compliment of this magnitude.
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional
Only the truth!!
Seriously i saw this and was all.. "Woah... "
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:iconstarfishyy:
starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
excuse me as i fangirl quietly in my little corner
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iam-holly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing job!! It looks almost like a photograph!
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohmygosh you're kidding! That is far too kind! I tried really hard to make it at least semi realistic, but I never expected -esque! :iconcryforeverplz:
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iam-holly Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Not one bit! :aww:
Honestly, it's amazing, I'd love to see more of this stuff, along with you other art of course, from you!! :hug:
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scalebeat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohhh noes, deviantart and I don't share the same face interpretation, hahaha sooo lets try that again...

O:
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
lol, I hate it when that happens!
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scalebeat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:O
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crazytacoeater Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
your gonna win O.O
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you thank you thank youuuu <333

But no winner is chosen till everyone puts their best effort in! Plus, the contest is still young!! there could be tons of awesome entries still to come! c:
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crazytacoeater Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm mmm.
theres no way this isn't placing
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:

aw shucks!
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8bitdanny Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Fantastic job on the coloring and how you drew her in that figure Great job!
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starfishyy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you! The coloring was the most fun!!

the figure was quite a pain, actually, hahaha!
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