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As a cynic considers by ericinprogress As a cynic considers by ericinprogress
She waits patiently as I casually drive myself a little crazier.
Anxiously idle I’ll continue to waste her time drawing no conclusions.
I know it frustrates her,
but I’ll ask her to stay as a lack of anything better to do.
When morning comes,
she’ll see I’m frantic in my own mind,
tick-tocking the hours away as a cynic considers.
So I’ll try to be honest when I tell her these things never have a way of working themselves out.
Only, she simply smiles when I say I’m sorry,
With tears in her eyes she grabs my hand when I say I don’t understand.
I know she wants leave when I retreat to that self-loathing little place in my head.
Aging will be a slow decay and we came this far together.
She says she’s beginning to see the cracks in the surface.
I kind of believe her,
but she stays strong me for me.
And in the end she said it’s all worth reaching for.

Music that inspired: "Words in the water": Thrice. "The feel again(say)": Blue October and "In completetion": Underoath. I highly recommend you check these songs and bands out.

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Finja-ohne-N Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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arthands Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Very nice

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Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's very impressive work! I really like your choices for coloring palette you used.
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Fiercedeity1770 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!
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kenikigenikai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing! I the colours work really well together and your style is superb!
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Shen-anigans Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. I love how it's traditional but not quite, you sort of made it your own while creating an amazing scene and almost a texture I can feel just by looking at it :wow:. I'll definitely make this my Facebook cover soon. I'll credit you of course. If that's okay. Stunning. Great job. :heart:
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and be my guest!
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MoominMonster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is beautiful, I love the paintingstyle in this!
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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StupidShepherdDog Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
The colours are amazing!
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice design...:sun:
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting composition! Congratulations!
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:iconwindsong23:
WindSong23 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That was so beautiful! :iconcryforeverplz:

Seriously, it was :)
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LaLaLady61 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this one!!! How do you manage to do those effects?
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a lot of color layering and also contrast adjustments :)
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:iconlalalady61:
LaLaLady61 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh wow! but still I'm a beginner here with colors xd
I don't know but do you maybe have a tutorial? I looked but I couldn't
find a tutorial in your gallery?
not that you have to ^^''
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really have anything like that. The way I work is by choosing two colors I want for my painting and I blend them together using grays to give them a kind of harmony so neither color dominates the other. I then base my lighting off of the direction its coming from and think in shapes and dimension when adding shadows and light. A good way to practice is by shining a light on an object and drawing it with the way the lighting falls on it. Hope that kind of helps.
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LaLaLady61 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is really helpfull! I'll save this comment so I can use it
on one of my paintings xx thank you !!
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it helped and good luck! :)
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LaLaLady61 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you x3
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DButterfly1969 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
that's stunning. i love the way you made water. and the colors are great. well done
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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DrawDrone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, thats awesome. I love the idea behind the picture, and the composition. But most of all - i love the colors. That blend of blues and oranges is certainly popular among artists, but you managed to show WHY exactly is it so popular. Great job.
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admit I didn't want to go that direction color-wise, but in the end the way it made the image pop seemed right.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. The effects are awesome!
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
This is really good! :)
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
Welcome :)
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just-caro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Incredibly fantastic details and colors, love love love love this !
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Madchangeling Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful and inspiring. thank you for your amazing works :)
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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weinrot93 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Very impressive!
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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winterbreezeflora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Lovly..
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:iconherculesi:
Herculesi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
That's awesome! I love the combination of the colours. They match so well together. And the water is full of motion. Well done! :D
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:iconericinprogress:
ericinprogress Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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aritakaruka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Very well done. I like the color combination, IMHO very good work.
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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aritakaruka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
np :-)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! :love:
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured! [link]
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ericinprogress Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thank you!
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