Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
stress by len-yan stress by len-yan
stress. something i've been dealing with a lot lately.

should've probably spent much more time on details. but i just wanted to get this out of my system.

----------

art (c) `len-yan

----------

photoshop cs5e
about 10 hours

textures from bittbox.com [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjonna99:
Jonna99 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Yes, this is stress alright, a truly perfect portrayal
Reply
:icontotiltwithwindmills:
totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015   Writer
This is such an accurate depiction of stress and how it makes you feel!
Reply
:iconbloodyfountain:
bloodyfountain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
This has touched my heart in a way I cannot express with words...
Reply
:iconellorna:
Ellorna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is a stunning visualization for stress. I've been under quite a deal of it myself for the past couple years and this is appropriate to how it feels.
Reply
:iconaeolyx:
Aeolyx Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Yes. Exactly how I feel when I'm stressed. I can really relate to this!
Reply
:iconrabbityroo:
RabbityRoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( I can relate to this. Chrones.
Reply
:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeesh, that's brutal!
Reply
:iconviridrain:
ViridRain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
That's a pretty good interpretation ! I love it !
Reply
:iconthewhiterabbitshole:
theWhiteRabbitsHole Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Genial.
Reply
:iconsepiawren:
SepiaWren Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know the feeling =/ You've captured it brilliantly - actually, I think the lack of finer details helps to convey the raw emotion pouring from this image. Your style is gorgeous, and the only criticism I can think of is that the curve of the back could be more exaggerated, pushing the head/shoulders lower to create more of a sense of desperation. But as a vent piece (or even as just a piece of art) this is very striking!
Reply
:iconjustvrit:
justvrit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG this is soo awesome! You can feel it!
Reply
:iconbreereaper:
breereaper Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You hit the nail on the head
Reply
:iconraincoma:
RainComa Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel and totally love this.
Reply
:iconjesterspride:
JestersPride Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
ouch.... great drawing!
Reply
:iconyohunny:
yohunny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This. I've been under a great deal of stress lately and this is just what it feels like.
Reply
:iconpicassokid:
Picassokid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great sensibility!
Reply
:iconblak-image713:
Blak-image713 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This is exactly how I feel every day.
Reply
:iconcrimson-din:
Crimson-Din Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great textures! And I love how much emotion you put into this, good way to get that stress out!
Reply
:icondani-owergoor:
Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]

Thank you!
Reply
:iconatelier20:
atelier20 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
sigh. i can relate. but OUCH.
Reply
:iconjade-of-the-dragons:
Jade-of-the-dragons Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Augh. Yes. That is EXACTLY how stress feels. @.@; I have been under a lot of stress as well. I hope your pressures lighten up soon.
Reply
:iconnyalara:
NyalaRa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Yes, stress is so unhealthy and could be torchering like this...brilliant work!
Reply
:icongamerbiscuit:
GamerBiscuit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Excellent Work Len-yan. I hope that you'll be feeling better soon.
Reply
:iconphailpheonix:
PhailPheonix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is seriously good! :)
Reply
:icontatlntael:
tatlntael Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is artwork is really a good depiction of how stress does feel. As a matter of fact, I mentally laughed because a situation just came up and I was like "Yea, it felt JUST like that." I completely know what that picture feels like. I feel like giving you a hug!
Reply
:iconyamishi:
yamiShi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really good expression of how it feels. I'm pretty stressed the last time and I know this ache in my stomach and the feeling to hide my face all the time. When I look at this picture I realize that I'm not alone with this nasty feelings ^^.
Reply
:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very imaginative! :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconaniemfreak9601:
Aniemfreak9601 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
Reply
:iconaero04:
AeRo04 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very Interesting piece I love the composition,very different and cool!
Reply
:iconmadame0hearts:
Madame0Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow that's graphic,intence and so surreal feeling
Reply
:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hope you feel less stess soon, I know how that is ..
Interesting piece !
Reply
:iconbanana-split-07:
banana-split-07 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This is how I feel at this exatly moment.. :|
Reply
:iconashtree69:
ashtree69 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
very visceral. glad you were able to get this out... did it help afterwards?
Reply
:iconbdraw:
BDraw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very fitting way to visualize stress once it reaches a certain point, as if a giant, constantly moving apparatus is trying to crush you from inside and outside at the same time... Great work! (:
Reply
:iconhackslash197:
hackslash197 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Damn. This is a perfect representation of how I feel like every day.
Reply
:iconmoemai:
Moemai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I understand why it needed to get out, you can't imagine how I can rely to this, thanks a lot and hugs and all for everything!!
Reply
:iconrynsi:
Rynsi Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I can't even begin to tell you how much I understand this.
Reply
:iconglorion:
Glorion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That stress that grips your guts... not cool! Great depiction!

Have some green tea and some me-time as soon as possible.
Reply
:iconsqueebone:
Squeebone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have illustrated my life.
Reply
:iconhoudashams:
HoudaShams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work!! it really captures the emotion!! amazing!
Reply
:iconphelrina:
PhelRina Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
stress can make hole into stomacks
Reply
:iconniniatiale:
Niniatiale Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Yup, I know how it feels..
Reply
:iconvalkrieshowl:
ValkriesHowl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its gorgeous, Thats how I feel with pictures when I think of one it just needs to be put out! If not i only get more stressed
Reply
:iconexilefallen:
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
Reply
:iconpandathebox:
PandaTheBox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This looks great! I love it!
Reply
:iconleotichan:
Leotichan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
you took something ugly and made something beautiful
out of it! great job <3
Reply
:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, I like the orange sparks all the way at the top in particular, it's what I image white-hot pain would look like. I hope you manage to enjoy life again soon. Focus on the good things, and remember all things are temporal, even the bad ones.
Reply
:iconrandommooncat:
randommooncat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
It does really make me think of stress, nicely done.
Reply
:icono0meirenda0o:
o0Meirenda0o Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow it reminds me of FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Reply
:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is well thought ! Nice job ♥
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 14, 2012
Image Size
412 KB
Resolution
600×900
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
30,626 (1 today)
Favourites
2,191 (who?)
Comments
64
×