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Apr 8, 2014, 7:15:35 AM
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Welcome to the Nightmare by ClaireWeller Welcome to the Nightmare by ClaireWeller
Welcome to the nightmare in my head- Mz. Hyde by Halestorm

Lately it feels like world war 3 is going on in my head, constant highs and lows. So welcome to my nightmare.

I also only found out about this band today and I have to say I'm loving them, and this song is perfect so I'll leave a link below ;).


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Picture-Bandit Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Every month I go through my collected artworks here on deviantart and then split them between a journal feature here and a little blog feature on Wordpress. 


This image has been included in my eighth feature of 2014, of course as always with dedications and link to the original. 

If you would like your artwork removed, let me know. I posted it in the spirit of "sharing is caring" not to steal your spotlight. 

Svovel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Damn, this is so awesome on so many levels. Great job!! :clap:
ClaireWeller Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thank you so much :aww: Hug 
Svovel Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Cyrivus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This looks great!  (Despite the emotional darker overtone)  The background feels a bit like an old photograph due to how fuzzy everything looks, and the sky looks a bit washed out, yet the definition of detail in the foreground of the blades of grass, strands of hair, even the feathers on the wings give an eerie vibe; they feel over exaggerated and out of place to some extent, but do so without fully breaking away from the entire piece.  Gives the feel of a gloomy and hopeless world, and a puzzle asking if you're there to add tension and uneasiness, or if you don't belong there at all.  Very nicely done!  :D  (Also, I'm loving the recurring themes of birds and light levels in your pieces.)
ClaireWeller Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much when I had this image in my head the only part I pictured was my pose, except in my head I was standing up. So actually this photo turned out a lot better than I imagined it would. Haha yeah slight obsession with birds although in this one I was going for a fallen angel, when I've read about them in some of my books they seem so tortured and misunderstood. To be honest if I ever got a tattoo though it would be something to do with birds XD.
Cyrivus Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Ah, I see... the tortured and misunderstood piece is an interesting perspective; an angel fallen from the world, or perhaps from the self (since the nightmare you described sounds like one of an internal conflict).  A sad place to be indeed, though it's often through those troubled gates we emerge as who we were meant to be.  :)  Ha!  Well, a tattoo of birds would pretty much cement your devotion to them.  XD  Not that that's a bad thing of course, so long as the ink/art is lovely and holds long-standing meaning for you.
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ClaireWeller Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hidarime-images Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Photographer

As a watcher I saw the original version of your image and I thought the same as maybe-paper-hearts, the goal posts and lines did detract from the pure fantasy look of the image that you were creating, and now they’re gone, it looks perfect!  I think your pose here works really well too, as it really does imbue a sense of darkness, melancholy and of a somewhat broken character.  I’m pleased you revisited the editing, it was totally worth doing, as now you have a very powerful and visually strong image! :)


I agree when you say “Thank you so much for the advice, I wish people would do that more often”, but unlike maybe-paper-hearts I never feel comfortable doing so, and so never ever do, as I don’t know how an individual might react to such things!  Us artists are very sensitive souls after all!  But it would indeed be nice to have more of a creative dialogue with people here on DA I think, above and beyond the usual “great pic” and “thanks for the fave”!

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