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Reflect my Future by TrunaDragon Reflect my Future by TrunaDragon
This is a request for weiview , hope you like it! :) You asked for a piece representing something personal to myself and a blurb on it, so here it is:

To start off, my favorite color is blue. I incorporated a lot of that. :P I also love the idea of ripples for some reason; water could look like a glass surface if not for external forces (like wind and human hands ^) that can touch it and turn that glass surface into something almost magical. I guess ripples here also represent how I feel now in high school. It seems like everything I do, from achieving decent grades to making new friends, is a drop in the water that'll spread a ripple effect across such a large area that I have no idea what's going to come of it. In the short term: will my parents be satisfied? will there be one more person at my birthday party? And in the long term: will this help me get into the college I want? will I stay friends with this person in the next two years before we all inevitably go our separate ways? 
Overall, this piece represents how unsure I am of everything right now. My teenage years are almost at an end, yet I'm still so confused about everything to come in the future. Every day I wake up, go to school, do homework, come home, and the process repeats every day.. I can't fathom that sometime in the near future, I'll wake up at least a couple hundred miles from where I am now and have new friends. Thinking of what's to come scares me.

That was long, hope it made sense xD Sorry for making this post all sad and personal and everything, have a nice sunday :') 
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:iconanimedrawer9822:
animedrawer9822 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO GOOD xD The Funny Thing is I am too lazy to think of names for my art xDDD
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
thanks so much! :)
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animedrawer9822 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also I was just wondering what kind of brush do you use? I have been trying to find a good Digital Brush to Paint My Sketches.
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student General Artist
I think I just used a default hard round brush that came with Photoshop. The brush doesn't matter too much :)
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animedrawer9822 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much xD 
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RedToxon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is really amazing and it's okay to feel like you do.
It's weird becoming an adult. I'm 26 and still learning about myself and where I should be.
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Nadinasaur4578 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGGSOPRETTY

TRUNAOMGSTOPBEINGPRO
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
LOL rip sorry for cringey paragraph, glad you like it :'D
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weiview Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student
wow, love this one. I really connect to the feelings expressed in this piece, being confused and scared about the future. especially like that sort of persistent, perpetual feeling of disconnectedness and disorientation. and thinking about college scares me too, even though like my friends are really excited about it lmao. i love how you painted the ripples, and the reflection of her (or your..?) hand. that stuff is real tricky to do--you're really talented. thanks for drawing/writing this, I really enjoyed seeing it!! <3 :)
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
:D Thanks for the kind words! I had no idea how to paint ripples prior to this so I'm glad it worked lol

Ahh man, college seems right around the corner for me too.. although maybe I should focus on actually getting into a good college before I worry about that haha :P So are you going into freshman year of college? or are you a senior in high school? orr none of the above :P 
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weiview Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student
Yeah its awesome when you try painting something new and it actually turns out :D Yep, gonna be a freshman in the fall. Not excited lmao. You're a hs sophomore/junior I'm guessing? If so you're probably doing a lot of prep work atm, so like, hang in there haha. And (kinda speaking from experience LOL) remember to stay relaxed and make time for things you like, 'cause it's the last couple years at home as a kid and you don't wanna waste them just being anxious about the future :)
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Ooh nice, I'm excited for you though! College seems pretty exciting, good luck! :)
Yup, hs junior.. thanks, the prep really is stressful xD I'll keep that in mind, though I really spend too much time drawing nowadays as opposed to prepping for ACT/school projects lol.. 
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weiview Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student
Thanks haha! If you need any pointers or just wanna vent, hit me up. Kids in my hs were super high-strung (academically speaking at least...) so I know what it's like to get caught up in all that headache LOL. Stay chill Ponyboy ;)
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Aww thank you!! you're so sweet omg. I'll definitely take you up on that offer sometime, seems like junior year is already getting crazy :')
LOL, damn Outsiders and my seventh grade year
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weiview Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student
<3 hehe
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LaurensSpruit Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I guess it's normal to be unsure, but please don't doubt your art skills. You might not have that many views and faves but this piece shows authenticity, vision and skill!
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TrunaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :) I'm still pretty worried about my future art-wise though since the starving artist trope seems very real, and there's so many other people out there my age who are so much better than I am xD 
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