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Stress by akirakirai Stress by akirakirai
The overwhelming feeling pushing against you.

mechanical pencil - touch-ups on opencanvas

I doodled this today after I experienced my most stressful week of the whole year by far. I haven't drawn for nearly a month. Plus I've been so TERRIBLEjflasfs at replying and updating things here lately...

For me, it's not so much that something is stressful,
but that we don't understand how to deal with our own situation, which is making it "stressful".

I'm okay now though, I still have midterms and other college works to catch up on since I missed the whole last week of classes so I'm still quite a bit stressed. But I'm very happy at the same time.

Thank you so much for supporting me. :hug:
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Desenheiro Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Nice colour elements, i liked
Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
so true i am on the verge of having a nervous breakdown i have so much work so little time SO LITTLE TIME
dark8storm Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Artist
I like your art work i hope u feel better from the stress i know how that feels its not a fun feeling i can feel the emotion you put in this its really well done :D (Big Grin)  
HorseCookies Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful illustration, you capture the feeling and emotion perfectly. C:
Bobleonheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
very nice, and i know the feeling well. Lets call you amazing for creating some beauty from those feelings :P
LukeTblade3 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing with the usage of expression!
ShenBot Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
so amazing
i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
that is amazing drawing
EpixMann Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
nice work man just awesome >.<
0BlackAnime0 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
thats awesome =D
isacvinod Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
here made ​​better
kenjindomini Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom I was able to regain my independence using this these days im making my way to the top take a look at what I mean
Tiger4t Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I am my own boss try it out for yourself
guillepo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Want to lose any weight? go here
bboibang Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Get Back Some Financial Independence Into Your Life.
Dontlaughatmyart Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist
It looks like Pride from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is attacking her.
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate getting stress!

Great drawing, this is pretty much on how I feel
umlando Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks for posting your awesome sketches.
Luizcarlostudojunto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pride Attack!!
Asche-Creedance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this...I love all your pencil emotion mom used to draw like that with pen..she was an artist until she got MS...she can't draw anymore and these reminded me of must be very strange to here this from a stranger but your drawings brought back memories of a happier time for me...all of your work is wonderful...thanks.

KiisaniK Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
BlackAngelLucia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! love your art! they're All Fantastic!! :D
Darvia123 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. I hate stress.............
Flutterby3000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can relate to this. Can't everyone?? hope you get understanding of how to deal witth those situations.
icetree13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the concept! This is how I feel when doing tons of schoolwork!
rihannura Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the concept and the idea behind this piece. It is really incredible.
metrion99 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is a fantastic concept! When your stressing out it really does seem like the things are reaching out to you so you can't get them out of your mind. Great job!
AshiroKei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice :heart:
samuraiegg Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
where do you get your inspiration?
I-am-Lapras Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
DOODLED :O my doodles look like this one's poo had 10 poos on the floor of a public bathroom!
mobeshi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is exactly how i always pictured stress to be like.
tigergirl198 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING!! It reflects exactly how I feel about stress!
duniakaram Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! am so inspired! this is a piece of art!
WolfSkinDaniel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Way tight dude. I like it
paulkarpinski Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Amazing. Cool write up. I agree about your thoughts on why things are stressful.
LilDevilChild Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is drawn amazingly x3 I'm definatly faving this
silentkim Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Hi I loved your picture. It is the perfect visual for my poem I posted on my blog. Please check it out.
steal-your-blood Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I love your work!
T08Y232 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
love it, well captured :)
blueiceNINJA4 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I love your work so much! So you did the entire sketch with mechanical before the touch ups?
TheQueenOfDespair Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not a better picture that can describe my life -currently- than this one.
Yi-Shu-Jia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Is it alright if I use this for a homework assignment?
xXnightshine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing symbol of stress, I'm shocked that it hasnt been a daily deviation yet!!
Ichigo-cake-eater Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ur amazing!!!!! KAWAII
AzaraLunatica Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Its design is amazing *--*
Ikari-Fang Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This describes how stress feels almost perfectly if not completely perfectly! I have a predisposition to high bouts of anxiety and stress and this just sums it all up so well!
sombra013 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"It's not so much that something is stressful, but that we don't understand how to deal with our own situation, which is making it "stressful"." True that, I'm getting out of a pretty stressful time too (though soon I will be into another one, thanks so much final exams).

She looks like she's being pushed against the wall, but also like some of the -tentacles?- are trying to drag her towaeds them; looks like the perfect representation of the confusion that comes with stress. Great work there!
Aidansyn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
hiiiiiiiiiiiii i love ur art i bought a piece at fanime and i hung it on my wall and i plan on buying many more ur my fav artist and i hope ur at fanime next year and i hope u remember me we talked for a while but u probly talked to alot of people well see ya and thanks for all the wounderful art
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