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silent friend by phoebe-johnson silent friend by phoebe-johnson
I've been working on this for months, but I finally am at a point where I'm happy with it. I made it sort of child-like, using pencil over not-quite-dry oil paints. On wood. I don't know if it made a difference, but I sprayed it all first with workable fixative and sort of outlined it with 8B lead pencil. A bit of an experimental disaster, but I think some of the emotion I began it with managed to seep through, despite (or because of) the anguished process.

I like being a bit more expressive sometimes.

Edit: Hoooooooooooooooo a Daily Deviation...!!!!!!! :blowkiss:

Thank you thank you thank you! So much. For the comments and favourites and to =DragosSulgheru for suggesting me and ^SamuelRaffa for featuring me... :heart:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-08-10
In the darkest hour, the most welcome counsel might come from a silent friend; oils and pencil on wood from ~iPhee. ( Suggested by Dragos-Sulgheru and Featured by SRaffa )
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leilalilium Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconartweak:
artweak Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Wow what a wonderful artist you are! I really like your work and the meaning you give them. keep up the wonderful job! ;)
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:iconjexass:
jexass Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm happy great
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:icondrimr:
Drimr Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not an experimental disaster at all... :) It's really lovely :heart:
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:iconphoebe-johnson:
phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature :heart:
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   General Artist
Hi :wave:

I’ve featured this piece in my latest journal tradition [link]

if that’s not okay let me know and I’ll remove it immediately :manhug:

:iconhappyholidayssignplz: to those who celebrate :iconchristmastimeplz: :holly:
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:iconjacobchilds:
JacobChilds Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It makes me feel sad
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:iconaxalendra:
axalendra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
featured [link] ~:heart:
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:icononska12:
Onska12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is so lovely. I adore everything about it.
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:iconeruaneth:
Eruaneth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent illustration.
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:iconlilivia91:
lilivia91 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
so emotive.....love it
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:iconperliquin:
Perliquin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
amazing, probably one of my favorite pieces of art.
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   General Artist
Great work :worship: Congratulations on the DD :clap:
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
It is.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wonderful picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icontheteamkidd:
THEteamkidd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
ikr? its cool tho
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:iconlovelysanchia:
LovelySanchia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Beyond words.
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:iconswitch-on-the-lights:
switch-on-the-lights Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic.
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:iconapas11:
Apas11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Love the colors and the expressions. Beautiful work!
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:iconsolalis1226:
solalis1226 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   General Artist
very cute:heart::heart:
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:icongyoungblood:
GYoungblood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece of work. Congrats on the DD.
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Wonderful pic. Good on you for the DD Congrats
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:iconroxmarie:
roxmarie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is awesome.
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:icontrylledrik:
Trylledrik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! You totally deserved it too, with all the hard work you put into this piece and the emotion just pouring out of this thing when people look at it.
Amazing job, keep it up please!
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:iconrwe123:
rwe123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
this is an incredible piece of art, looks amazing
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:iconwinterrafferty:
WinterRafferty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
OH MAH GOD!! YOU GOT A DD GAL! good job~
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:iconbillies-basketcase:
Billies-Basketcase Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
creepy and awesome!! good job love it! congrats on ur DD!!
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:iconwordeea:
wordeea Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
my heart just broke. that is gorgeous
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:iconrun4art:
Run4aRt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
love it
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:icondietcocaine:
dietcocaine Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Writer
That's what I thought of, too. :'D
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:iconkidd-breon:
Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I don't really have much to say here, but I love how you painted this. And I also love that donkey :D.
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:icongogglewearingfreak:
GogglewearingFreak Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice and at the same time dark.
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
I thought so, too, when I looked at it!
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:iconremember1996:
remember1996 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
es hermoso
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
instantly loveable :hug:
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:icondexter-al3xandra:
Dexter-al3xandra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this
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:iconsarcastic-assassin:
sarcastic-Assassin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   Photographer
I think this is great, I like how the lines are more like reality in their not quite defined state. Thank you for sharing!
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:icongretlusky:
Gretlusky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That expression.. is so wonderful
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:iconafiiz:
afiiz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excelent work :love:
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:iconaskrzypek:
askrzypek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So full of emotion! I very much like it. :sun:
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:iconshadow12-14-11:
Shadow12-14-11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Photographer
wow you are a very intellegent artist!
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:iconpeachpreacher:
PeachPreacher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god! Wooow I love this to no extent!
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:iconbuddhaha:
buddhaha Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
that is beautiful
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:iconruby-studded-fudge:
Ruby-Studded-Fudge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I saw this on the Daily Deviations section and recognised it straight away as one of your pieces, congratulations missy, you deserve it <3
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:iconhelevetinharakka:
HelevetinHarakka Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Your work is amazing! So emotional and full of personality! Keep on going!
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:iconannygreen:
annygreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING... touching.
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:iconrickeyracoon123:
rickeyracoon123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really feel like that when I get alone :(
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:iconemberblue:
Emberblue Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very moving. Those squiggly lines create great emotion.
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Wow - those eyes are so sad
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