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Drowning by ash-night-k Drowning by ash-night-k
This is the tidbit of teenage angst attempting to make a statement i'm allowing myself this year. It didn't turn out as i expected at all (thought that's not necessarily a bad thing), and I used crappy crayola tempera because I didn't have any acrylic, and i'm not allowed to use oils in the garage where the pilot light is. lol.
But still...it fills another spot in my AP Art portfolio this year. Ugh...2-D blows. I collected these clippings all through the months of January and February.

I came back and edited the composition some, tried to make it work more after some highly helpful critiques from my art teacher and (for the first time! :D) some people here on DA. (hintCrimsonTigresshint) YAY!
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bitterpill2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It works perfectly.
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ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! This perfectly captures the effects the media has on the public. Wonderfully unique idea!
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Nijika Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
awesome!
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Zanondorf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
this is AWESOME. Maybe if everyone stopped talking about how horrible the economy is then it will get better...it has feelings too.
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You're absolutely right. Delicate feelings. And those feeling are called the stock market, which is apparently as overly emotional as a pubescent teenage girl.
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rvenn1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
life does that emotionally... especially when work piles up on u !!!
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, you be preachin' to the choir! Sing it sista! Lol
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rvenn1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
your welcome!! i was in a choir once, it was good i was in the school choir for about two or three years. But now my school band. and loving it!!!!!
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   General Artist
I love your colors and brush strokes :3
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Why thank you! I appreciate it. :)
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UITUCA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
You have been featured on my page! :aww:
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much! I feel so honored! :hug:
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sonikkuescape Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
great work, im impressed.
you get a cookie for it c:
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay! I do so love cookies... :cookie:
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uglymc05 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This is beautiful. I'm from Elkhart County, Indiana - where the unemployment rate was at it's highest. Bad enough Obama came out on more than one occasion. This really speaks to the additude and fear around here at the time the recession hit. Great work.
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Why thank you. I remember reading the papers and thinking, "if the headlines continue like this, even I can see where we're heading". So I cut them out and saved them and found that by the time I'd collected enough to make this painting, my predictions had come true. Hope your town sees some better times soon.
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SeikaKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is an awesome piece. You have skill. :aww:
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nonconformist90 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
it's an excellent product of your teenage angst... :clap: :salute:
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Why thank you! I'd like to think I did the topic justice. :P
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alex-via-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
portrayed so well
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student General Artist
thank you, i'm glad you think so. :)
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Dudloos Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
creative newspaper layout idea.
fave
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dholms Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
what an interesting piece. so well conceived.
newspaper is always fun to play with. but you've
taken it to another level with your statement.
nice!
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ssnapey22 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Can I just offer a friendly critique? I think it would probably help if the newspaper clippings had been *more* diagonal, dynamically arranged in a way to create a shifting background. I know you've got 2 or 3 little bits done like that, but most of them have been arranged a little orderly.

I like how you've done the drowning face with water swirling around it.
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MyaxXx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
this is amazing
and even more relevant now
i love the way it interacts with the paper
it looks 3-D too
one of my fave pieces
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lightningstorm24 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
this is amazing, your style is totally original and freakin awesome. i really love how you used the bright color for the person drowning and used the newspaper articles in the background. this is one of my favorite pieces amazing job
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Kioti333 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
great job with this!
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student General Artist
Why thank you! i'm so glad to hear that.
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RandomSheepGirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
This to me is really powerfull, it really does get the point across!
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student General Artist
excellent! :w00t: I'm glad it works, I was worried no one would get it.
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i-am-hazelnut Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
this is an awesome idea - great work!
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Student General Artist
:) much thanks!
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Man-mess Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
all i can say is 'wow'
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Pigfu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
This is amazing X3 You're a very good artist o.o
I think chyea lol this deffinately captures todays world in my oppinion. All there ever is is bad news nowadays... gah.. people should just all shut up and stop trying to kill eachother @_@
I like the colors used, but what did you do it on >o> ?
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! That's exactly the feeling I was trying to get across. :) It's newspaper clippings glued to canvas.
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Pigfu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Nice :3 I wouldn't have thought of that at all. Its so clever >.< You are deffinately one of my fav artists lol
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Awww, shucks! :blush: :glomp:
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adopted-asian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
oooooo
i can has?
haha
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liebestraume Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student General Artist
brilliant concept & execution here :)
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
thank you so much! :D
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CrimsonTigress Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
btw, i would love to see another version of this in oils. :D
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
I plan on it! :D
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CrimsonTigress Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is such a great piece! I love the symbolism involved and the effect you gave it with the head drowning in water superimposed on the newsprint is really breath taking. That is just really great craftsmanship.

The only thing I will say is the composition is a little too boxed. I don't know if that was part of your intention but it just seems very centered and it feels like it might have been placed better on the composition.

All around though, this is better than a lot of work I see at my university. :)
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
O.O Wow! You know, this is the first helpful and construcive comment I think I've ever recieved on DA. Thank you so much, and I will definitely look into trying this again with more thought to placement. :love:
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CrimsonTigress Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, you're so welcome!

Yea, I get tired of the comments that are just "That's pretty!" and "Aw, how cute!" and that is just IF people comment before they :+fav: it. I try and give as much constructive criticism as possible. Isn't that the whole point anyway? Otherwise, we don't become better artists. You definitely have really great talent and the potential to be even greater. :hug: :heart:
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art-is-love-and-war Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Depressing and freakin amazing!!! :+fav: and watch!!!
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ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
O.o whoa! Thank you! :hug:
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art-is-love-and-war Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
you're very welcome :]
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ignotus-caligo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
depressing o.o
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:iconash-night-k:
ash-night-k Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student General Artist
lo and behold! I have succeeded! XD
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