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This piece is literally about what is inside my head. A novice psych student would have a field day with this! There are literally SO many things going on in this pic...it was a pain to color- I can assure you...
The Poem, for people who don't want to read all topsy-turvey:
Hope and Illusion-
These things that storm my mind;
Bottled Dreams and shards of thought
are what you'll likely find.
All too often fragile wishes
are spun behind the eyes,
Only to be sundered by reality
And all it's entwined lies.
But the shards will always start anew-
If only to keep the Dreamer alive.
Time: Forgot how long to do the lineart itself, but the whole piece took a week to do. Coloring: 6 hours [my back huuuurts.... ;_;]