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Life's A Chibi: An Artist's Mirror by o-kemono Life's A Chibi: An Artist's Mirror by o-kemono
While drawing this, I had many different meanings running through my head about this piece:

- How you feel
- Frustration
- Envy / Jealousy
- Art Block

While drawing this, I was feeling all of the above, so I was a bit torn on the whole meaning of this image. I decided to go with "How You Feel".

What you draw is a reflection of who you are as an artist, whether its for a commission or for yourself. When you feel confident about yourself, or if you are in a good mood and one with yourself, you create images, music and poetry based on how you feel. It turns out positive and vibrant.

When you feel terrible about yourself, hate yourself, depressed, miserable, etc, at that moment, you create something that reflects on those emotions. Even if you are happy and go lucky on the outside, you will still draw something sad and morbid in the end.

Your canvas is a mirror on how you feel. if you want to create wonderful pieces of work, you must be comfortable and confident about yourself.

This piece was also inspired by one of Charles Schulz Peanuts strips, dealing with a similar situation.

artwork 2013 Alex Cockburn
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When I first saw this art, I was like "wow"! The words made perfect sense to me because it is true. The details in the animals were clear so I was able to know what they might feel about in that picture. I would like the background into two splits in opposite colours to express more of the feelings and to capture the watcher's eyes. I loved how the artist chose two animals of the different kind with different colours because to me, it represents different people with personalities. No two people are perfectly the same. In conclusion, I liked this.
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DarkOzzy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
RedDiamondUmbreon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, this makes WAY too much sense. And it's totally true. I mean, why else would art therapy 
be an actual technique otherwise? XD

Good job. :3
AverageGuardLucas Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this actually made quite some impact on me. i notice all the time with proffesional, or either good artists that people feel bad about themselves. like ''i suck compared to you'' and not wanting to draw anymore. it makes me feel a bit sad. nonetheless, this is absolutely a great piece of art. even when keeping it simple
Katiecat26 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student
It's toatoly true :3
bigwolfepicart Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
whoaaaa im kinda cool off
Eagle9615 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can completely relate to this.
Boopaw Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
BudCharles Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
"well...I'm fucked .__."

Me too. Thanks.
StarshineHaste Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

oh my god. 

I cant believe this.   Woaaaaaaaahhh

I just... wow   Thanks.

Dark6Caskerd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
...story of my life...
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