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Dying Clockwork

Dying Clockwork

Dying Clockwork by ZeroMidnight
Dying Clockwork by ZeroMidnight


"I'm dying inside, so why am I smiling?"

Just some slightly old art I didn't get around to posting.
Meaning? *shrugs shoulders* I-'unno.

General Info

General Info

Category Miscellaneous » Characters » Female » Young Adult (19-29)
Date Submitted
Views 698
Favorites... 2
Vote Score 3
Comments 23
Media Digital drawing or painting
Time Taken N/A
Reference none


Comments (23)

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LunarisX on August 21, 2012, 2:42:07 PM

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LunarisXOn the outside, she's a happy person: she listens to what people tell her, she has a purpose in life, and she tries her best to live up to people's expectations, but on the inside, she's crying, crying because she knows she's becoming a mechanism, a tool to mirror the image that people expect her to be, slowly fading from her identity; only because she can't give herself a purpose while everyone else is busy giving her one. She is no longer human, no longer something that can live on her own accord, but now something dependent on the roles of others, something that has to be wound, like a clock.

I must say, I love this picture. It's so simple, yet it says so much all at once.

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 4:37:40 PM

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ZeroMidnightYour interpretation is fantastic and I think spot on. You seem to understand my art better than I do!!!

LunarisX on August 22, 2012, 7:58:51 AM

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LunarisXI love interpreting symbols, and I can usually come up with a description like this for pretty much any piece of work almost immediately, but pictures and music are by far the most fun to work with in this sense. Unfortunately, my ability for creative writing seems to balance out my ability for creative speaking (you should see me give an oral report about a story I write. It's like someone had the strange idea to put a mute button inside my vocal chords when my grade depends on it).

ZeroMidnight on August 22, 2012, 9:35:58 AM

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ZeroMidnightThat's a sure talent there, how cool! :D
Aw, but that's understandable. I mean, speaking under pressure isn't easy for many people, including myself.

LunarisX on August 22, 2012, 10:43:23 AM

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LunarisXAh, thank you.
Hurray for sharing things in common KD (though this probably isn't the best thing to be sharing :p)

ZeroMidnight on August 22, 2012, 11:02:02 AM

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ZeroMidnightSharing personal whatevers make friends closer! :)

LunarisX on August 22, 2012, 12:15:34 PM

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LunarisXIndeed it does! Btw, I do believe I have you to thank for this ability I've developed. Remember this conversation: <> (holy crap, this took a long time to find.)? I do believe that this is what started my path to develop my ability to understand things. After I got that down, learning pretty much anything else got REALLY easy. From all of this, then, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. *kisses on the cheek*

ZeroMidnight on August 22, 2012, 3:17:23 PM

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ZeroMidnight:') Wow, I remember that! Awww, I'm so happy to have been such an impact, that's truly amazing to hear. ^___^ *lotsa hugs back* Keep being awesome friend.

LunarisX on August 22, 2012, 11:16:33 PM

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LunarisXLol, I will. You keep being awesome, too! also, looking back, for the few parts of the Japanese I wrote that I myself didn't understand (the kanji, mostly), Google translate was a bad choice. Don't use it. :p

ZeroMidnight on August 23, 2012, 4:47:51 PM

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ZeroMidnight*highfives and brofists* ^___^
Ha ha, always take information from the internet with a grain of salt.

LunarisX on August 23, 2012, 10:56:28 PM

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LunarisXWords to live by. ^w^

luckylace222 on August 21, 2012, 8:19:28 AM

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luckylace222I sense sadness in your heart- that is incorrectly misplaced in your body! heheh

I love the strained smile! Great work! IT has a nice surreal effect! I want her nose to be more define, but I know - wait. Yes, I do want the nose to be more defined!

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 8:22:51 AM

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ZeroMidnightAnd now I just need to pour it into my art! as relief or something.

Thank you very much. ^_^
I'm always drawn to keep that anime style nose going on, I can never make a realistic nose look right. ^^"

luckylace222 on August 21, 2012, 8:25:13 AM

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luckylace222The nose you have right now actually looks pretty good! JUst darker brown colors around the edge would have "defined" it. It took me forever (I might still have trouble...;-;) getting noses right too.

I still cannot get toes right, but think you can do those already!

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 8:27:46 AM

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ZeroMidnightYou do make killer awesome noses, lol seriously they look great!

I can draw toes okay. Just imagine drawing stubby fingers, ha ha

Oh, that link says "403 Forbidden". :<

luckylace222 on August 21, 2012, 9:01:17 AM

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luckylace222YOU'RE FORBIDDEN

See it now? IT is a little nose picture

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 9:39:34 AM

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ZeroMidnightI'm also bliiiiiind! I still don't see it. Unless it's a really REALLY tiny nose.

luckylace222 on August 21, 2012, 12:07:32 PM

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ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 12:31:55 PM

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ZeroMidnightYes, I can see it!

Very useful, I'm saving this image to practice with, thanks!

Kooldude on August 21, 2012, 10:33:16 AM

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KooldudeI really like art like this. The "dying" heart contrasted with the bitter smile creates a nice feel of the image.

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 12:31:11 PM

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ZeroMidnightOh thank you very much! n_n

thingy on August 21, 2012, 8:20:51 AM

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thingyAwe I can understand pic very nice just needs some duck tap and a 5/8 wrench

Lovely pic little sad thou-

ZeroMidnight on August 21, 2012, 8:28:18 AM

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ZeroMidnightHa ha, thanks Ducky. She just needs someone to fix her up.