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The Arrows by vacuumslayer The Arrows by vacuumslayer
This piece is about the doubts that plague me when I make my art. Is my stuff good enough? Should I bother? Why can't I be as good as _________? Doubt, insecurity, frustration...they're with me all the time. But once in awhile...once in awhile...I manage to make something I really love. The empty (sort of) frames represent all the pieces I've trashed, put in my scrapbook or put in storage.

So this is a piece about frustration, but ultimately its about not giving up the fight; she's still standing, er, perching, even with those arrows in her back.


Model: *NastiaOsipovaStock [link]
Hat: *ravenarcana
Leaves & column by =MaureenOlder
Butterflies `Shoofly-Stock
Sky ~SHADOWZRWITHU
Thorny vines by ~TinusDream
Curtain by *E-dina
Background by ~UmbraDeNoapte
Bottom frames ~AyameRD
Arrow by ~migartSTOCK
Lace texture ~Gypsy-Stock
Top frame ~TheoGothStock
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:iconsilentplea:
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016   Digital Artist
I look at your works, and how creative you are...and I am amazed that you have those doubts!  I ALWAYS feel that way, but I have more reason to feel it than you :giggle:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, THANK YOU! I've LONG admired your work!!!!
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:iconsilentplea:
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Always a pleasure! :hug:
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:iconnudagimo:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work! :clap:
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Fran-photo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
magnifique
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:iconsweetlylou:
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Superbe! :heart:
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Wonderful work!, Congrats my friend for this! Bravo-12 by Altair-E 
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nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Feature here [link] :heart: :hug:
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Megan-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Featured here [link] :heart:
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:iconclaudiaschirmetz:
ClaudiaSchirmetz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
amazing:heart:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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TheoGothStock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. [link] :heart:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:highfive: I can really identify! Extremely well composed and the colour scheme focuses rather than detracts from the message in this artwork. I love the clever use of symbols, which add emphasis to the emotion portrayed on the model's face. :clap::winner::clap:
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SHADOWZRWITHU Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for using my stock again! Please keep up the good work!
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sooooo pleased you like it. Thanks again for the inspiring stock. :heart:
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:iconnothingincontrol:
Nothingincontrol Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this style!!!
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks sooo much. :heart:
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work as usual! :clap:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:icondiavolinas:
diavolinas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
beauty
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:icondiavolinas:
diavolinas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:hug: happy easter weekend
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Same to you. :heart:
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:icondiavolinas:
diavolinas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
:thanks:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Beautiful :blackrose:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
High praise coming from you. :hug:
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
:hug:
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dienel96 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!!
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SV-Blackart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
amazing work dear :clap: , i loved so much :iconsweethugplz:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you SO much. :hug:
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E-DinaPhotoArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Such a wonderful image. Great merge and composition.
Thank you for using my stock and the credit :love:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! :clap:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, my friend! :hug:
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very very welcome :heart:
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simplemanips Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :heart: :clap:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! :love:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, my friend. :hug:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow very very wonderful work :love: i love this :love: :clap:
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my friend. :hug:
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work. So many of us can relate to the meaning behind this. :)
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:iconvacuumslayer:
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad. :glomp:
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
that's really meaningful and strikes a chord with me as well. Wonderful work; beautiful symbolism.
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vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so pleased it resonated. :glomp:
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BethsMomGA Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This poor little creature looks like she is in so much pain... it even hurts me. But I love the little hopeful butterfly above her.. I love the composition, the colors... I have noticed that some of your creations have grown quite pale in the last few months... almost as if you and they are trying to disappear... Every artist has a "period", every one. I shall call this Beth's "PALE PERIOD". I would have said "Opaque" But that means dark.. unable to see through. Hummmm now we are waxing Freudian
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vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I love working with white but often have trouble making w hite pieces come to fruition.
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EnchantedWhispersArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really beautiful!
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