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!
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!
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 ^^°.
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! (:
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.