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All the Colors of a Bruise by hibbary All the Colors of a Bruise by hibbary
My balance submission for the Artkin. A fun project which I enjoyed working on but I rather doubt it will be very popular at the cons. Perhaps if it had a buxom fox in the corner.
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drakewoof Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
5 years later and this is still one of my favorite canid pieces.
CallMeShaudo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I feel like the pieces that an artist especially enjoys have a certain immeasurable appeal, and that this one in particular, while perhaps not as elegant as some of your other work, exhibits a great deal more emotion than a lot of your other pieces.

Since you mentioned it originally, inquiring minds want to know: Was it popular at the cons?
hibbary Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D No, it wasn't.
CallMeShaudo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Darn shame.
FallenRider333 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
That is amazing.
SpaghettiNuts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Powerful imagery here. Thanks for this.
Flocke1988 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
mevlitbolukbas Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
öh ıyyyyyyyyy:D
EmbrynStormcat Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
This is amazing. I am speechless. very interesting and original idea, the colors of a bruise... anger, fear and hate come to life... and beautifully too...
SilkwormParadise Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Wow, this captures a lot of feelings.

This could very well be the best piece of art that would represent me.
cyang908 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that kid looks like he/she had been abused! poor thing, but anyway, love the background! how can you manage water painting? i find it a pain in a neck.
louizim Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really, really love drawings like this 8D
RubinFreddy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
awesome :)
LadyDawn142 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This art says.... a lot...

Excellent piece.
katarthis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lol. I like your subtle comment on furry fandom. This is pretty cool though. Makes much comment on the inner voices that run through folks heads at times. How fragile we can be...

sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Oh wow. Really cool how that mouth explosion came out. How did you get the splattering so well concentrated?
Modern-Myths Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I know exactly how the little guy feels. All too well
jinxfu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That big guy reminds me of the Fenrir from Norse myth. Interesting and awesome.
Xailai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I've felt like this before.
Incorporating all the colors of a bruise into the beast was a genious idea.
tchlptchlp Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
wow...the wolf is so amazing o_O
soulstrifer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I dont know why i didnt see this in the gallery before but i love the power and emotion behind this. It clearly depicts the brutality that can be unseen in moments of all our lives.
soft-sound Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the name, it gives a lot of meaning to the piece.
wolfshadoes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the title and the artwork! So creative! :iconloveitplz:
Mosaic-of-Love Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
As weird as it sounds, I love the range of colours...
HraSusi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
HraSusi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Very expressive.
TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love the title!

Bruises come in freakin great colors.
monacle-man Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
very powerful
Lazer-Hyena Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
This piece is very touching and I can relate to it very much so... =( I think you did a wonderful job and the emotions running rampant here are very well depicted.
beautiful-creature Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors and emotion in it 8D
Kuzooma Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look like sometime from my nightmares.
fantasyforever Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is amazing and sad all at once. I hope it exceeds your expectations and does well :D
1step2sin Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! great expression!!! :wow:
lylie-foak Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha, buxom fox. Pity that's so true.
DragonCid Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
this really is all the colors of a bruise! I have a really bad bruise on my arm and its spot on!
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
huge amount of expression, emotion and meaning in this one.. I love what you did here. :)
The-one-who-listens Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I like it. It has a weird atmosphere to it. The roaring wolf is just amazing, the eerie coloring makes it look so cool. The sad dog is a interesting touch. What was your idea when you drew this picture if I may ask?
takocos Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
moordred-fangirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I love this concept... Very cool!
wolf-rat Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool
Agrafkak Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Long and sad story hides beneath it.
v-smoke Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ah, people are so single-minded. This should get far more attention than all those pin-up fox ladies. This has so much more raw emotion and meaning than those. I love the ferocity of the snarling head as well as the misery in the pose of the little figure. Beautiful mood. It conjures up the feel of a dingy backstreet after a fight beautifully. Great work!
CorrosiveFool Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is emotional, conceptual and abstract, it's fine art

of course the general furry con buyer wont like it, it's too... different... *shifty eyes*
hibbary Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D Those shifty eyes are suspicious, miss airu!
Mingott Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The image is powerful and scary. The image conveys a lot of sense of vulnerability and helplessness.
I like it.
Koyukionna Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Powerful piece, I absolutely love it.
WindChargerNut Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Wow! I'm very very very tempted to buy a print of this.
Forsaela Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Something about this just yanks on my heartstrings...

I guess my interpretation is that the puppy-child was hit/abused, (hence the mottled bruise about its eye), and the raging wolf on the right symbolizes how the child-puppy now views the abuser.
In any case, the bruise clearly means more than "ow I ran into a door". The fire exploding from the wolf's mouth is the anger that caused the abuser to strike the puppy.

Something like that. I can't really put into words what I feel when I look at this picture... It is truly amazing.
hibbary Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
There's really no wrong way to interpret artwork (although there are some really out-there ways :D ) but I'd say you and I have pretty much the same reaction.
PockyPuck Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I've had days like this. :/

Really love the color scheme.
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