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drowning lessons by len-yan drowning lessons by len-yan
finally brushed up the picture i started some 2 months ago.
driftwood, drowned people, murky water, maybe some slavic mythology influences, who knows..

there are still some elements i'm not completely happy with, maybe i'll come back to this picture when i'm less busy. at least this was a good practice at drawing hands.

title from one of my chemical romance's songs

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this work on tumblr: [link]

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(c) `len-yan

photoshop cs5e
N/A amount of time (20 hours? more? less?)
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:iconkjerstengallagher:
KjerstenGallagher Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hauntingly beautiful!! <3
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Jill-Lens Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Wow Mother of god 
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NiteOwl94 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the eyes...
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GilPires Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
thumbs up!
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wdnest Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Writer
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sleeperXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow!
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ofimpossiblethings Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wow. Uh, don't know where to start with praising this, so I'll just say I love it all. Fave'd.
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Wolfsrun9707 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I hope I can end up /this/ good eventually... It's beautiful.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - this is amazing!
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:iconshadowiz:
ShadowIZ Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love everything about this. The composition, the colouring, the lighting, everything's awesome. Great job on this.
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:iconkurobei:
kurobei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and lovely hands they are too!
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:iconthis-is-a-paradox:
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Artist
THIS IS AMAZING. For one thing, you're a talented artist, and for the other, what an idea! This is spectacular. : )))))))
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TheUnknownGerman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible, amazing, the image speaks volumes
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gothicsaturne Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Beautiful hands, amazing work!!! :wow:
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:icontin-angel-nyo:
Tin-angel-Nyo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
slavic mythology and my favorite song... you just seem to be killing me with my favourite things!

this art left me speechless
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:iconsandcastler:
sandcastler Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Those hands emerging from the water would look so cool if they were more aquatic looking with webbing between the fingers!
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:iconangelicuscadere:
AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
On the contrary! They look like hands of drowned corpses!
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:iconsandcastler:
sandcastler Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Ahh, I see what's going on now...
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akodieon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love it, especially that hand with the finger up in front of his mouth. It looks like they already killed him long before they actually pulled him into the water though.
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staclouica Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
OHHHH HE'S SO PURDY!
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Glowe94 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow... this is excellent! Normally going with light background colors for pieces like this would be a bad thing, but it really adds to the piece here and gives it some very nice contrast! Well done:)
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strange-fiction Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this title and face ._. amazing conception...
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:iconbaichan:
baichan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
this reminds me of the Dead Poet Society, lovely drawing, it's very haunting
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Agamemnon2589 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Wow, this is amazing! It reminds me of a fairy book my mom had when I was growing up. Outstanding work!
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yohunny Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You know when you're just lazily browzing through the deviations in your inbox and suddenly something that's so good that it makes you shudder pops up? Well, it happened to me when I saw this. I absolutely love it!
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can only imagine a story line about this. It's probably something like a drown corpse being sent back onto land to lure others or something. Just love it.
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LadyCheck Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Creepy but very well thought out!

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tarorae Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very cool piece!

The flow of the hands and the complete rigidity of the 'victim' is a very eerie contrast, and the 'sickly' colour palette lends the entire thing a disconcerting and otherworldly effect. Looks like a panel from a very dark fairy tale. Great work!
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Yoru-sama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful! Dark and beautiful.
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
bardzo piekna praca :)
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J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
classy
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sakuyasworld Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this looks beautiful!
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Maaronn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- Your work has been featured here :3
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this piece it's completely Awesome !! :D
Love the face >..<
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MorganHowell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
awesome!
RIP MCR
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:iconveinne:
veinne Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is freaking awesome.
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Lastofthewilds666 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wspaniałe :)
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Sketchums Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you created a man showing no emotion and yet this picture instills so much emotion in the viewer. Sorrow, pity, sadness, fear... this was a unique idea with fantastic execution. I look forward to your future works.
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dawnofspirit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
nice creation.
well thought.
keep making beautiful art
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magiggles1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
his face is AWESOME SAUCE. I love the meaning in this. Don't forget to be awesome!
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GreyScribe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I enjoy this thoroughly. His face looks fascinating.
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fyredrgn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy and very cool. :)
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Demloir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing piece. Brilliant
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robottriceratops Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful, and I absolutely love that song. <3
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ErghxCult Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
coloring level : pro!
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chaefne1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hair into wood...awesome
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Aniemfreak9601 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Drowning is one of the scariest ways to die, or so I've heard.
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