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[197] Red laces by mcptato [197] Red laces by mcptato
--- You're no kid, you tie your own knots

Hmm, I was trying to go for a message that was basically a concept like, "if you're not a child you are the only reason you don't speak up because you're the one tying your own mouth shut", but ofc I wanted to be vague about it and it may be too vague so here's the explanation. The vagueness is my bad but translate it however you wish, as usual (:


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Emphasis-Lest Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Quite thrilling 💛💚
CirceKali Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
yeesh.... this is kinda what I looked like after my thyroid got all crazy.
FarahGhazaly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist
I thought of Recover from trauma or something bad. The colors are pretty as the painting
Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
love your works
Don't we always hear "You aren't a kid anymore grow up,You can do it by yourself your not a kid"Even if we are grown up we still need help and support sometimes that doesn't mean we are still a kid just means we're like every human we still need help.Seriously there is nothing wrong with that and anyone who sees a problem with this then whatever, you just need to see how that person's personality is.Instead of judging that person
mcptato Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
This is overall true, however in terms of the picture and message that's trying to be conveyed what you're talking about is different. There is nothing wrong about asking for help and that's something I advocate alot and is a big reason why I create art to share overall. However this piece is trying to say that your choices, your knots (specifically in terms of speaking up for yourself or others) are yours alone. That if you're an adult there aren't any good excuses for people to use anymore.

However it is definitely true that people will just brush aside issues or someone else's problems by saying grow up. Or you're an adult just deal with it. But hopefully you can see the  difference.  (:

(BTW thanks for all the comments they're a pleasure to read and I someone's don't know how to respond or have no time to respond at times haha) 
Summer-Rose-Ruby Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Thank you for clearing up my point and thank you so much for taking time to reply back to me.I definitely agree with you and once again THANK YOU SO MUCH for replying back to me.I really love your art as well as the stories behind it so please keep being the fantabulous,inspiring person that you are because I LOVE looking at your sketches/doodles they're are so inspiring.Your art makes me open my eyes and see in others perspective So THANK YOU for being you and I appreciate all the hard work you do (It must be tiring.) I wish you much more happiness and success as you go along the years.I love your fabulous,and creative doodles and I hope you will keep being you.I will be waiting for even more fantastic sketches until then I hope you will become even better.So I will say once again THANK YOU.
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wysteriaa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the lighting! Nice job (:
Arineange Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   Traditional Artist
Wow this is quite powerful. I mean the impact is strong. I feel like something's going so wrong. The red color reminds me of blood, and here shutting your own mouth looks really painful, though this girl looks somehow resigned.
Though the figures you draw are young I think their proportions has something reminding much of children. Short bust and arms just like here.
Great drawing, as always :D
mcptato Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Hahah thank you! Tbh the childlike qualities are very true and I think my figures look more like children mainly cause I suck at mapping out a sketch and just end up trying to squeeze as much detail/parts of the body in the page as possible xD 

Though regardless I do like the effect that younger figures have towards alot of my messages (:
Arineange Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes I find it very interesting, more touching somehow when the character looks young, and it's part of your style afterall :D 
IamReen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student General Artist
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