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Resiliance by astraldreamer Resiliance by astraldreamer
I was trying to think of a way i could represent a way i feel about my fibromyalgia. I had this image of a face trying to lift her chin above a black swirl, trying not to be engulfed by it, trying to keep her spirits up.

This is what resulted.

Perhaps the patterns in the circles are a bit too pretty - but they do at least have lots of barbs in them ... lots of sharp bits that could stick into her.

Done in ink on paper, but I had to do a bit of fixing up in Photo shop as the blacks don't scan all that well (little reflections of white come out as white spots).

You can still see the influence of :iconjaewalker: Jaewalker here. I can't seem to get away from the circles at the moment.
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Giovanni-Palma Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing :)  love it!
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AniDandelion Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful! reminds me on this :) [link] the girl and the music :)
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you like
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional
Very expressive
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It was certainly menat to be an outpouring of how I felt. Thanks for viewing and for commenting.
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The-Lonely-Sock Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I think what's great about your art involving Fibromyalgia, is that looking at it almost makes one proud to have or proud for having put up with it as opposed to feeling shame.

Great work!
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm proud for the efforts I put forward to live as normal a life as possible. It still prevents me from working full time, and I'd be more than happy not to have to deal with it ... but yeah I congratulate myself every morning I manage to convince myself I really do have to get out of bed.
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ephemeratics Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is a lovely picture - the patterns are a delight to the eye!
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou very much, I do enjoy designing patterns.
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fatihsen Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
very nice
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