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Allow yourself to change into someone,
you have always been.




Underneath 24 thick layers that I have built up each year of my life, hides a personality of which I thought was long gone. After years of doubt and misunderstanding, I finally told myself that it's okay to be me. I stripped off my shell and accept the way it is. So here I am. (:


This drawing was heavily inspired by the song "Hearts a Mess" by Gotye. I had it on repeat (in my head) from the beginning to the end of the drawing process.

It was meant as a quick sketch, but it grew on me, and I couldn't stop drawing for 6 hours.



Made on brandless heavy sketchbook paper, with:
- regular Bruynzeel pencils
- 0.5mm 2B, F & H mechanical pencils
- and a lot of care, love and devotion



Others:
Perception
Reconcile
Virtuoso
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:iconjeffreybriggs:
jeffreybriggs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept of beauty from stroke to girl.
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:iconvalhallia:
Valhallia Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
So vibrant!

....and I can so relate to what you have written
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life-scape Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow~! The hair looks so perfect and so colorful! I love it! :heart:
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:iconkblo10:
Kblo10 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
This is just... AMAZING
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is Truly Amazing! Love :heart: her Hair. Just so beautifully done. :)
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:iconasianchrist:
Asianchrist Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so talented! Your work is amazing! ;)
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:iconclampigirl:
Clampigirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, and what an fantastic idea! I would never had imagined something like that! :D
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ssimon14 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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:icondiarsie:
Diarsie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconpevansy:
Pevansy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice colours!
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:iconperhapsperhaps:
PerhapsPerhaps Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you are amazing!
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:iconisabellekoepke:
IsabelleKoepke Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
wow!
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Gorgeous piece of art! The story behind it makes it even more beautiful. Hope you feel okay, now that you're finally yourself again. :aww:
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:iconmiresalaj:
miresalaj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG you are so amazing nicee workk
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:iconcooperchick:
cooperchick Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
I should get my hair done like this......
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:iconnomore4s:
Nomore4s Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colours.
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DianaCastillA Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
looooooooooove it!!!! :love:
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:iconninja91:
ninja91 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome colors!
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:iconsayukishine:
sayukishine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy awesomenessness :) love it dude!
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:iconashkat1:
ashkat1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Artist
that is awesome
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I love the curly-ness of the hair! :aww:
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:iconsweetpandamonium:
sweetpandamonium Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
wow these colors are gorgeous
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:iconjearommean:
jearommean Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration!
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:iconvyccy:
Vyccy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunningly beautiful. Goodness.

(Is it okay to say that I used to have my hair like this?)
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:iconanima-enema:
anima-enema Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
i love the description as much as i love the art thankyou for sharing such an inspiration :]
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DavidoftheLife Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
u just draw so pretty.. envy
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:iconsalvaa:
Salvaa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I so much understand how you feel. I finally after years of struggling accept who I am. I actually start to enjoy being me instead of regretting it. Allowing myself to do what I like, being with people whom I like and who like and accept me. Finally becoming me again.

<3

You're awesome, love!
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Avengers-Assemble98 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing! i love it :3
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:iconxalxicanoze:
Xalxicanoze Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Looks amazing.
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FATIMAGIC Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE COLORS! THE COLOOOOOOOOOORRRRRSSSS!

Dora Lupin would be so jealous! <3
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EmmaMusic Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
This is just perfect. I love the concept.
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FlyingColors01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the song hearts a mess. Gorgeous drawing!
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NatashaErdeiDrawings Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is art!
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:iconsvenjaliv:
SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just beautiful! I love those bright colours! :aww:
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:iconercagutz:
Ercagutz Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Great!!!
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Jakeputt Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I love these pictures by you, they are so bright and vibrant, you are a master.
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:iconcelticcry:
CelticCry Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
That can only come from a beautiful and colorful soul, the best kind, don't ever forget that! Simply stunning...
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sofuia-arekusandoru Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
You have no idea how much i ove this picture... the rainbow colours, the hair, the profile... :iconspeechlessplz:
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love:
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AlexRose312 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this piece literally takes my breath away.
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:iconangelicruin:
AngelicRuin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I WISH my hair looked like that!
You've done a wonderful job <3
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:iconvincejay:
VinceJay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Colors are definitely beautiful. Love the subtle shading you have on her face to bring form to the character. Great work.
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:iconiemkt:
IemKT Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
beautiful colors :)
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:iconpurpleshimmer:
purpleshimmer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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:iconliswyn:
Liswyn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just LOVE the way you do the colors. It's so AMAZING!!
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:iconmaybemoey:
maybeMoey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i aspire to one day to be able to draw as well as you... but i can't, right this moment. i injured my drawing hand, dammit!
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TBascom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
cool :D
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HappyRainbow3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Beautiful:love:
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GypsySouled007 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This is stunning. I also love the quote and can relate to it completely. Very well done!
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