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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.
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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
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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!
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, you are so good! Your digital art is crazy awesome. :la:
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Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your choice of words adds and extra 'umph' to the picture.
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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 !
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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.
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Reverant-Chaoz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very awesome
Nuff said
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