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Light Blue Rose Bullet by JEricaM Please forgive the shoddy anatomy! I tried to use a photo reference to fix the shoulder, but I don't think it worked very well, haha. ^^;

Light Blue Rose Bullet by JEricaM The description is a bit long, I hope you don't mind! I just really wanted to share the story behind the piece. <3


So, awhile back - late 2015/early 2016 - I was going through kind of a rough phase. I don't want to bore anyone with details and make this description longer than it needs to be, but let's just say that.. things kept happening, and rather than face them, I ran from them instead. Stupid idea, trust me, I know, but.. I refused to allow myself room to cope, and it just.. affected everything. So, so badly.

It's true what they say about bottling these things up, and honestly.. things got bad enough that time kind of stopped for me for awhile there.
I was alive, but I couldn't bring myself to live, you know? The world was gray to me. 

For several months, I barely did anything but.. exist. I wanted to do something, to try, but it required much more energy than I had at that time, and I couldn't see the point anyway, so I didn't act on it. 

But still, over and over again, I kept finding myself in front of the drawing tablet, staring at the screen. I wanted to work on one of the bajillion projects I had in my Current Projects folder, but.. I couldn't. I just didn't have the energy.

One night, frustrated, I just made a new square canvas and began scribbling. The scribble didn't really have any rhyme or reason to it, just me playing with different colors and brushes, but by the time I was done.. it had become Trapped; a perfect representation of how I was feeling.. trapped inside, unable to escape.


And that became my inspiration; what if, instead of trying to paint "good" or "refined" artwork, I just.. drew what I was feeling, regardless of quality? Couldn't hurt, right? Certainly couldn't make things worse than they already were.

So I kept drawing.. and drawing, and drawing, and it eventually became a series, Color Therapy. One of these pieces.. was called Time.

The night I drew Time, I had absolutely no plan of what to draw. I just made a black canvas and started scribbling over it with bright blue, and what I found when I was done was a frowning girl in the center of a makeshift clock.

At first I was angry at it; I thought it didn't have any meaning behind it and I hadn't done a very good job anyway, but.. then I saw what I had been trying to illustrate;

The clock moves, never stopping, but she doesn't move with it.
Directionless. Unmotivated, unable to escape.
Can't go back, but too afraid to go forward, so she just.. wafts through life like a ghost.. watching from the shadows, waiting to feel alive again. 


Clock Mini Pixel by Gasara And eventually, she did.

The Time painting represents a period in life when time had no meaning for me, but thankfully, I've managed to crawl out of that place and into a healthier mindset.
Time means something again, and I've realized that we only have so much of it, and I won't waste another minute of mine! I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with the time I have left yet, but.. I'm so excited to see! :la:


And so, I drew this as a sort of nod to Time.

It's the same girl, but.. more solid, more real. Happier. 

She's not trapped in time, she's not waiting for a clock to tell her when to go.. she's Timeless. Pink heart bullet/emote 



~ More Color Therapy ~

Trapped by VioletRaine Time by VioletRaine

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:iconzytah:
Zytah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely! Colors are amazing and I love the expression on her face ❤️❤️
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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Zytah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!❤️❤️
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RandomRoosterARtz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So very Beautiful!!!!
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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SystemTechnician Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Such amazing colour of blue and atmospheric tone. I love this. You are unique and very talented. <3
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very, very much for all of the wonderful comments! Kawaii La 
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AJStardust Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought "this girl is cute" at first. Then when I finished reading the description I see it with brand new eyes. Amazing art and meaning behind it! 

(Sorry if I make mistakes english is not my first lenguage) 
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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Hihita Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
She's stunning! I love it <3
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^o^
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ladymarcail Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely! Thanks for sharing your story. Love
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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madeinindia1994 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
In loveBunny Emoji-10 (Loved) [V1] Blush Bunny Emoji-18 (Shower Love) [V1] with her eyes..  
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ~
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JordoDeskjockey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very breathtaking.  Keep up the good work.
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  ^^
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JordoDeskjockey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.  And, also, your description helped inspire again.  So, thanks for that.  I needed it.
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pedrortis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So beatiful and nice!!
I like your technique used and the effect of lights fact is dazzling!!Nice Nice Work Sign  
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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pedrortis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!
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IvKeg8021 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
This is beautiful.
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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IvKeg8021 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
:)
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MylaJuly Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018   Writer
It's gorgeous! :D
Blue is my favorite color! :D
Your art is wonderful! ;D
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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Thirrinaki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew there was something special in this pieces when I saw the thumbnail, and I was right! I'm also glad I took time to read the long description, it was worth it a thousand times! I love what you did with this drawing, and what it represents. I've also been through time trapped periods in my life, one of which clearly visible through my art in my early 20's (an art period I now call "the empty and ugly" :D). Good job on pushing through to get out of this period in your life!
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And I'm really glad you were able to push through as well! :huggle:
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Nerissy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>Please forgive the shoddy anatomy!

Who cares about that, look at that lighting @_@
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :huggle:
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SCTE3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
She really does look timeless, digging the use of just one color area.
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Shiniestlite Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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Kudryav-ka Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeep! You've got a very good gallery. This piece is one of my favourites from you. :squee:
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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Evalone-Littlefly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Great :)
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:iconvioletraine:
VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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Evalone-Littlefly Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
You're welcome :)
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Bleistiftmaster Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A very intersting emotional opening and explanation for this picture. happy to hear that you're doing better by now, keep up looking forward and enjoying your time it's worth it

Now for the painting ^^ besides that blue's my favourite color, which is used for all of this painting ( La la la la ), I really like the way you created the lighting on the face, especially on the eyes and the mouth section. Another nicely done part's the falling of the hair, that adds a little bit of something wild and movement to the whole pic ^^.  I'm no expert on Anatomy but I'd say you did good on that shoulder there ;D 

This Character kind of reminds me of the northern goddess Skadi with those blue outlines and skincolor, another point for liking it even more  ^-^

looking forward for your next painting :3
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :huggle:

Mine, too!! Blue is just such a beautiful color! <3


Thank you so much for the feedback, and I hope you're having a wonderful day! ^0^
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Bleistiftmaster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay team blue's set then :3

always happy about seeing some of your art and giving some feedback, makes my day better every time ^-^

And thanks, I had a wonderful day ;)
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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Bleistiftmaster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: 
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TotallyNotOri Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2017
^_^ <3! So pretty!
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VioletRaine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :huggle:
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instarsa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This story is absolutely beautiful - it was well worth the read, and it's incredibly inspiring...~ I myself relate so hard and I feel so motivated to keep on going!!~~ 
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