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ART IS HARD. by axcy ART IS HARD. by axcy
CUT IT OUT!

your self-inflicted pain is getting too routine
the crowds are catching on, to your self-afflicted song

you gotta sink to swim

'cause we all know art is hard
young artists have gotta starve

try and fail and try again
the comforts of repetition

keep churnin' out those hits
'til it's all the same old shit

You gotta sink to swim

impersonate greater persons

'cause we all know art is hard

when we dont know who we are
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ZakHarrar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here....[link]
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LetLifeLead Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I love the piece so very much. The simple word hard is perfect along with the chiseled-ish looking head. Something we all just want to quit, sometimes we all just wish we loved something else that was more stable, but we all know we wouldn't be ourselves without art. Very contemplative
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cos8 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
i love the pic but the words are so true for me and i know for so many other people great pic
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artist00 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
awesome design.
love it!
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rickdog81 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
i love this, and the song. Some of my favourite art is linked to music, but a million miles away from the cd's artwork as this is. Good work
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MrSuma Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
very impressive![link]
Joy
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:iconphilosophyoftime:
philosophyoftime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
wait wait WAIT

CURSIVE?!

Can I fucking marry you now?
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I DONT BELEIVE IN MARRIAGE
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philosophyoftime Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
:paranoid:

Sweet, sweet lovin'? :flirty:
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FataL- Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
well that is an awesome illustration of that song
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nikismindriot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
dude. much, much love.
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cycloidbeta Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
now that's awesome
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:iconaxcy:
axcy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Muchos gracias. :)
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wolf02 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005  Professional Photographer
DAMN YOU!!!! Now I have to fav two of your pieces in one day!!!!! lol
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scurotion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
nice....ermm i am a swimmer btw so i wouldn't sink (just to kinda ease the thought in your mind, lol)
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TornSoulFX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
wow, thats a pretty deep piece man...
May I ask how the themes of your work have changed so suddenly?

Used to be all happy clouds :)... and now lol, its not

*shruggs* oh well, great piece!
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axcy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, there aren't so many clouds in my newer pieces.

No, the themes of my work haven't really changed at all.
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awayken Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a fantasic song.

This is a very engaging piece. There seem to be so many different layers to it.

Very nice.
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YanasPrecursor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats so cool! I love that creepy head . The reflection of the man as well as the cracks are so nice. The black pain peeling off must have been so hard, it looks really realistic. Me like. Plus I love the name, its nice too. :D
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axcy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ironically, the reflection on the silhouette is of 2 men in an art gallery.
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DJonasse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
not sure how i feel about the silhouette-esque head...
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vhm-cain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this whole pice goes perfect with the writing. i dig the sideways view of that character, with cracks in the head. great 2D as always.
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