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MakeUgly_Company you keep by ShadowOfSolace MakeUgly_Company you keep by ShadowOfSolace
My Final for Digital Art, as well as my entry for the Make Ugly contest.

This was a challenging piece to work on, as many of the teens I know and love have taken up smoking in exchange for acceptance. In their search for solace, they have sought cigarettes as a substitute for status, as though there was something to glint from a poison so seemingly mundane.
They placate their peers, trading time for a false sense of reputation.

But, many years from now, when they have outgrown these people that that they once wanted to be; one solitary figure will remain.
Trading your past reputations, for your current repercussions.
The true face of the company you keep.
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I have so many friends who smoke
I am so sick of it
one of them got sick in the lungs and when she stopped smoking (played chicken) she got better within days
KrisCooper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey, there it is! I love how this turned out! And I agree with UnmemiruDayshauna, an excellent caption for the piece. Good luck!
PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, you are so good! Your digital art is crazy awesome. :la:
Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your choice of words adds and extra 'umph' to the picture.
Little-Noko Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Girl, I love the composition of this drawing, you did an awesome job with this drawing. I particularly love the skeleton figure in the background and the light from the lighter !
SarimNarim Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My mind is blown, Sol. Once again, you never cease to amaze me. You conveyed the message powerfully. Well done.
Reverant-Chaoz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very awesome
Nuff said
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Submitted on
June 21, 2013
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