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An addiction is an intimidating figure that always leans over a person. The figure controls the person and the person is held prisoner until they find the strength to break free. :3

I know that it looks like my other entry.. it was supposed to be kind of a reboot of that.. ^^ i dunno they're different I guess.

edit: i had an awful dream that everyone hated this. XD
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
TooSuave Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
stunning ....
MrMustasio Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Mygod. This is amazing!
GalaxyOfWub Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
that doesn't look very sanitary... still good though
NejiKaoru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
wow this is just AWESOME <3
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Writer
You've added more wolves!!!! :D

Cool! I didn't even notice!
SwmnYin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
This is absolutely fantastic, not to mention visually arresting. Beautiful work!
Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the icey feeling!
LadyLopter Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
truly a stunning piece!
RyanAndroid Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very good. I like the reflection.
KurushimiFutago Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool~ We love all the greys in this~
How could everyone hate this though~? It's amazing~

what did you use to make this? Is there a certain program? is it hard to learn? It looks awesome, i would live to try doing art like this.
blu-ion Featured By Owner May 22, 2013   Artist
hello~ i used paint tool sai. a lot of people have asked for a tutorial so one will be made sometime soon. Thanks for your comment~! :heart:
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Writer
The smoky colours of this piece are quite nice, and the wolf definitely looks more intimidating than the cat-like monster you previously had. From this point I'm just going to draw parallels...

I just realized that it's kind of neat the monster is somewhat pretty looking like a wolf yet it is also menacing and creepy. It is kind of like an addiction, you think of it highly and can't get over it even if you know it's probably unhealthy or, dare I say, monstrous. Also that gucky stuff makes the think of tar, something used in cigarretes, but I'm not sure if it's exactly the same message anyway, but it's what I think. This is also just me, but the monster makes me think of a wolf, which makes me think of packs, which makes me think of sticking in packs which makes me think of doing things which are considered cool or will fit in. So, like cigarettes (one of the most painful addictions), if you do it you're considered cool amongst a particular group of people, but generally it's not really wise.

My only suggestions are to try and make it creepier. Unless the monster looks like smoke, maybe in the future make it more twisted or something, but not exaggerated, that's annoying. Ugh I don't even know what I'm saying anymore... XD

BTW this is a good piece, better than your previous one which seems related, so I don't know why you'd be worried if people wouldn't like it. But hey, it shows you have artist's syndrome, which means you do care about your work! :)
blu-ion Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artist
Haha yeah, my dream was absolutely horrendous.. ._.

Yes~ I put tar dripping down from the wolf's mouth on purpose. :)

When you mentioned, "packs" I was thinking of adding an additional one or two wolves coming from the smoke to illustrate peer pressure better... I don't know, it's just a possible idea.

I was considering giving the wolf a longer snout because the shortish snout makes it look almost cute.. ._. I also need to render the smoke better... so hopefully when I update that it'll look better. I have a new strict studying schedule which sucks, so making new drawings will be slower. -_-
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Writer
Sounds horrible. But cookies do help.

Yay, I was right about somefin. XD

I think that idea actually sounds quite cool and could probably reinforce the idea of pressure better. Addiction or pressure doesn't have one sole cause or reason why it still pressures someone - it could be a variety of reasons. It would also give the drawing a more "uncomfortable" feeling which would result in making it stronger than it already is.

Aww, that does suck! :( Oh well, at least you got a studying schedule in place. But perhaps, at the cost of quantity comes quality, as you'll have less time but more time to potentially think about ideas and how to do them... But at the same time you'll still have to do work so, I guess not...
Just make stuff whenever you can and whenever you feel like.
bestyoshimon Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicey done, this is really awesome, I luv how the smoke creates that creature, great idea.
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool bio on this piece
I know what it is like to struggle until I have the strength to break free
mistersingh Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Excellent work :clap:
Koi-Winters Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you do your art. Really I do. I can just look at your art and see so much with the few colors you use.
This is so beautiful and striking and unnnggg!! I just love it!
blu-ion Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artist
awh thank you ;_____; that really means a lot ; v ;
Koi-Winters Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the truth too! Your art is absolutely beautiful <3
QuantumCrab Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Wow. Great friggin piece. I know how this goes first hand. Good luck!
saaju Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, with competition like this its gonna be hard for me to win lol, good job and good luck
blu-ion Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artist
good luck to you too~
xReicheru-chanx Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the lighting you have here.
Dr-royal Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing
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