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Attention whore. by Endling Attention whore. by Endling
Finding ways to express yourself is difficult. Especially in art.

I've never been particularly good at it myself. I stick to stories, character designs and other elements of expression. They become direct results of when I'm feeling good. Feeling invigorated and feeling inspired. If I had it my way that'd always be the case.



But I've always envied people who could present themselves raw on a canvas. When you wake up some mornings and feel like life is giving you the finger.


And I feel pretty f---ed right now. I've never personally understood why your brain insists on perpetuating thoughts that you are perfectly aware are bad for you. Depress you. Haunt you and generally make your day a miserable one.


So here's to putting it to paper.


Hence the title.



EDIT 4/13/05: Seeing as how this was a would-be scrap turned my most popular work on DA, I figured I should probably go back and touch it up a little, try and get back the lights and darks that got lost in translation when I scanned it with the digital camera.. anyway. Pay no mind. :)
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MintyFreshThoughts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woahhh! Incredible 
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NamiAnArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so amasing! 
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Fernezco Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
great love it!
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MindSlayer9000 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it. Great piece and title.
It's funny but I just happen to know the medical term for attention whore is called Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Further info below.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histrion…
Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotions and attention-seeking, including inappropriately seductive behavior and an excessive need for approval, usually beginning in early adulthood.
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nejinyu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
woooooooooooooow wow.
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Thenamelessonenecro Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me encanta! :D
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The1KnownAs-Euphoria Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks sick. very creative and powerful
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pacomontoya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece.

And about what you said, our mind is us, and I believe there are forces around us trying to bring us down and they know where to hit you. It happens to us all. I pray that your days become brighter, but keep up the great work.
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x-r-evolution-x Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You should draw more drawings like this one ; it's a shame you don't (or if you do, that you didn't post it here). This one is really awesome and coming to your gallery I hoped I would find more of the kind. But so disappointed ! Please, don't let that go ;)
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ArtisGila Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: omg
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CruciClay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here: saphirekitsune.deviantart.com/…
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Pertazzi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Great!
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MYthology1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Intense and interesting.
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Raincen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
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PoisonAshes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
This is simply great. Excellent.
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Maya-ch9n Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
How did you do all these? It's so unique and beautiful. Thanks for making it.
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1ghostsmoke1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
The title is making me think, not at first obviously connected to the drawing for me.
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1ghostsmoke1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I love this. I know exactly that feeling and ... I love this. Inspired to do something similar with my own thoughts, maybe i'll post that sometime.
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DarwinsFinch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I absolutely love this piece, the way in which you communicate the idea of negative thoughts constantly tearing apart the mind with all these different twisted faces coming out of the back is amazing. For someone who has a lot of days in which they feel that thier own mind is betraying them by literally eating itself inside-out, I find this piece just a great way of visualizing these feelings.
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jwaphreak Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
lovely-
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Michael-Hansen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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Shadowdemonicy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I love this surreal composition, description is on-point too! :D This is something brilliant and wonderful to look at, bravo! ^^-d
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LustfulDevil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Writer
Very nice, I love the style
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Charcoalchalk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like the loose style. It's really flowing out of the paper.
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CyberStreaker101 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
nice work bro, From look at your work i know how you feel :
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Xreaper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Cranial deluge of internal conflict for the win!
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:iconjason-vaughan-design:
Love this my friend. Briliant. Ive always found interpreting the inner workings of the mind . Take a look at mine.
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Nikolaj90 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I love this! and i love the thought behind the work, 'cause this is a really good visualisation of that exact feeling. I would love to put my brain elsewhere when it goes into a destructive self-loathing mode. Great piece :)
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ronalisa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i know how you feel same goes here...but this one's really great
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NigelEMack Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is awesome!
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keirandavidson Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
love love love it!!
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Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW this is totally amazing! Even your description was brilliant. The picture and the description just illustrated exactly how I feel. You are a genius with art. Great work!
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Kahlijayde Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
This is amazing!
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Proximah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Great work!
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ShannC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
your to modest by far, love this!
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VeroFalcioniArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!!
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ashley-can-draw Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! How did you get such a brilliant idea like this!? Mind blowing...
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StructuredAmbiguity Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
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xmaryxedgex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic
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chuby01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this!! its so awesome
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largelion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feeling your thoughts and words so intensely. As a bipolar person, this seas a lot!
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largelion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feeling your thoughts and words so intensely. As a bipolar person, this seas a lot!
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Clownboy1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
this is sick
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StuckOnTheTracks Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I LOVE this!! I couldnt agree with the comment more!! How i wish i culd pull the plug on my thoughts sometimes, hmm maybe a sketch idea? Thanks for sharing!
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Bruno-Gama Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
FUCK I LOVE IT VERY GOD BRO
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