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Can you not see, I have no tears in my eyes?
Can you not hear, I have no cries in my voice?
Can you not feel, my deep bitter pain within?
Can you not taste, my sweet fallow sorrow without?

But I do, I do most mercifully have
the bristled brush in my clumsy hand
the faded ink upon the sodden paper
And these are my voiceless tearless pain for

a
tearless
voiceless
artist
in pain

these
are
his tears
his cries

an
artist
in pain
in pain

why does he do art?
why indeed?

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They asked, "Why do your art always weep?"
I said, "Because my eyes have no more tears."
So they asked, "Why do your ink always bleed?"
So I said, "Because my heart has no more love."
Then they asked, "But why are you smiling thus?"
And thus I said, "Because there is no more Hope."

And so to him
who is no more

I asked, "Who are you to drag me up?"
He said, "I am you and you are me."
So I asked, "Why do you wish to hurt me so?"
So he said, "I only wish that you would live."
Then I asked, "It will hurt if you are here."
And thus he said, "But life will end, if I am done."

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1 mnth
Mechanical Pencil
Daler Rowney paper
Photoshop (levels, saturation)
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:iconcannibol:
cannibol Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
gorgeous!
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KuteSalmadeer Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very emotional background. Very lovely, i enjoyed reading and seeing this piece.
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Mimph Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
I really like this... it compliments with the poem so well, and it's really aesthetically pleasing. It somehow, reveals truth, no, it does reveal truth... But what does it tell us? Is hope a pointless/ weakness we have?
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Sariebear20 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work. But I have to say that the middle person with the black spike things coming out of him looks like Nagato from Naruto. (not saying it is just similar :) )
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ZidanielRaziel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Very cool picture, thx for the favourite.
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InsanityForTheArts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Writer
Awesome, it is very amazing that this was done with a pencil. Absolutely wonderful!!
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:iconclepto01:
clepto01 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
wow that is astonishingly amazeing in allrights i bow to u =p.
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:iconwelliame:
Welliame Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Wow! It's really great! I don't have the words for describe this...it's really beautiful, wonderful, emotional! I like all detail of this and your style! I like very it!
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Frenemie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007   General Artist
I love this style! this is a beautiful picture everything is well detailed nice work!:D
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:iconpheonixaelle:
Pheonixaelle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
so beautiful and vintage
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DreamfoxSukeki Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Amazing. I love the style. :+fav:
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:icondeathsweeper:
DeathSweeper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
brutally brutally amazing work... i can't help but love it!
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CHiBi-NiGHTMaRe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
I love the how the figures are elongated. Great style. :heart:
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:iconthe-apprentice:
the-apprentice Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
beautiful artwork. i admire all your work. it's wonderful.
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:iconxintra:
Xintra Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic, it's look like Giger's art
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VivekaElm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
You're drawings are just so amazing... :faint: ... my mom uses Mechnical pens for her drawings, and as stupid as this will sound, I haven't seen many other artists who use that technique. Maybe I'm just too secluded....

P.S: Your gallery kicks ass! I especially love your Werewolf concept! That was freaking awesome! Must :+devwatch: you and must :+fav: Desire's Hope.
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Illia-Ermine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Lacrima...
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:iconbegotten:
begotten Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2005
unbelievably intense and beautiful
awakens so many feelings at once
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:iconkit161:
Kit161 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005
Haunting yet stunning at the same time...
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bloodyKiss666 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
this work is amazing......:jawdrop:......and your words are touched my heart........
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e-melo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVED this style. Are you avaliable to draw a 8 page story (mine scripts) for my zine? Say "Yes" pleeeease *_*
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Angel-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Professional Photographer
This is so awsome! I can't draw with mechanical pencil, have to use HB ^_^ :clap:
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pianopapercut Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
that's beautiful. your art - just grand. [the excerpt there is nice too!]

^_^
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skidd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005
this is by far my favorite piece, your gallery kicks ass XD
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Iwudacus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005
As soon as I saw this image my jaw literally dropped open. Wow!
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southercomfort Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Hey I know who will be interested in this kind of art. Send your drawing to SLave Labor Publishing and you will be a star... maybe you can also try Neko Press and Fantagraphics!!
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eterna2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the info
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
great one as always,great style man!
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ryosen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
power pencil!!
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sonne22 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004
i have been inspired. :+fav:
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eterna2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Eissie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004
I think i will just steal you away from everyone and force you to do pics for meh! Your so good at what you do. And the meaning in everything is astonishingly great! But one thing i would just like to know. Why do you choose to do this type of work? Is it anger, madness, love,hatetred? I must know!
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eterna2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do not hate, but it is my wish to mock at life and humanity, and to explore the complexity within the simplicity of life. And also the simplicity within the complexity of life.
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Eissie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
Fantastic. I love to hear an artist tell from there own words how they get the insperation to do the work. And im glad to know that you dont mind answering such questions. Thank you.
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ImaginarySheeps Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004
Awesome!
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Pepius Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004
Absolutely wonderful, I love the figures as well as the sansation of depth the bg gives, and those clouds/mist are TEH WIN! :thumbsup:
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binkgrass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
I like it.
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:iconsadfairy:
sadfairy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
That's beautiful
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GossamerWings Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004  Student
Mmm, this just gets better and better. It's amazing how the first time you showed it with very little I used my imagination on the story, and as you added, it followed my imagination. Great job :hug:
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eterna2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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Shebali Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004  Student Artist
the drawing is stunning...your style is really amazing..F a n t a s t i c ! ! ! ! ...the layout of the image expresses (to me) the sensation of confusion one can find him/herself in..the croud ..of people and thoughts.. that generates around us..demanding something, or simply existing..and therefore trying to croud up our mind, when all one would like would to be in peace because the emotions within sometimes leave us..barren...or just numb for a while....only thing left, our desire..which craves within us, hurting but keeping us alive in those moments in which all you would like would be to be left alone and linger in that state...and just....let go....

..i love what you wrote..it really gets to me...

i dunno if this is what you wanted to express, but it is what i percieved...well probably just a bunch of babbleing ^^;

great work!

:floating:
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Shebali Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004  Student Artist
:D

love it even more now that i know that the feeling i have about it is what you wanted to express..

:deviation:
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:iconeterna2:
eterna2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup u gotten them :)
confusion
persistence
pain
departure
struggle
and yearning
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13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
Nice style, interesting subjects and well done colors, but the composition is sort of cramped. There's a lot to see and it's all very busy. Very well drawn, it just doesn't flow.
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voluem Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
Love the syle and feel it has to it.
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cjharlow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.
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Slaymaker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
Oo my gosh! I thought it was going to be amazing, but man, you're really pushing it!! This is like... awesomely awesome!!!!!! -jumps up and down with happiness- AHHH hyperventilating -.-
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Hakuinim Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
omfg omfg. man, its come so far to the end, its so beautiful, ur style of drawing is fantastic, and i envy u, its soo good, well done :highfive:, brilliant absolutly brilliant
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scelus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004
geez this one is really cool XD remembers me of some nightmares of mine
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potatojaws Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2004   Interface Designer
i just love it!! its pencil sketch rite? in what kind of paper may i ask?? ^__^
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