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Facing Death by JoJoesArt Facing Death by JoJoesArt

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It is said that in the last second of life,
with the last glimpse when facing death,
you can see the dark taking over,
swallowing the bright colors of life.


Another traditional painting, this time a darker theme.. I liked the idea of conveying dark emotions with bright, kinda psychedelic colors. It has much symbolism, but I dont want to reveal too much, I think its always good, if the viewer can imagine an own story! :)

Hope you like it! :heart:

Thank you soo much for your support, I am so overwhelmed with all the love I receive from you! Thank you! :heart:

-- Favs and comments are hiighly appreciated!! ^^ :la: --

Painted with watercolors, markers and white gel-pencil! :)

Other traditional paintings by me:

Some of my digital stuff:


If you like my stuff, you can watch me!! :la: :iconsanguisgelidus:
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Like the other one, this is AMAZING! If I had to criticise something, the bottom eyelashes look a bit wilted, but it really is amazing! Also, I like the contrast of how it suddenly turns black at the centre. Hope this helps! Favorited.

Hmm, it's too short apparently... unfortunately, I'm no good at this... So, um...

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Masterful depiction of the highlights of the eye and how they bend over the spherical form of it, and I like the slight bleed from the surrounding color you allowed into the highlight to soften what might otherwise have been too harsh a contrast between the white of the paper and the subject.

What I like most is how you handled the death theme by putting the splatters of red color immediately around the flat black pupil (at least it looks flat on my computer screen, anyway) and the pop of it in the eye socket of the skull within the pupil itself. It would have recognizable to us as a skull anyway, but having the "blood" on the skull and coming put of the pupil and spilling into the rest of the iris is what makes this really dark and menacing, as if whatever force that skull possesses can easily reach the viewer.

Very nice work. :heart:
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015   General Artist
Conveyed the emotions when one is facing death amazingly well.
whywhyohfie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Instant FAV <3 
Mrhoneycinnamon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the pupil sucks me in like a black hole
Shark-Demon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe who ever it is is seeing one last bit of beauty before dying.
Arunea8 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this eye! It was one of the first pictures on DA I've seen and I loved the idea. You were my inspiration to a lot of eyes. I love the combination of the colours and the gloss. There is just one thing I don't like that much. I think the eyelashes aren't as good as the other parts of this picture :)
Pumadiace71 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Awesome Artwork :) !!
quikzilver Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything I was able to regain my independence using this I was able to fill a void in my life you are perfect for this
archivopep Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
jamesmmp Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
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idontfearyou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
H-how did you... -dies-
Username-91 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. So realistic.:omg:
thedarkestni9ht Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful
VeyKuenstler Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*kreisch* Du bist so gut q_q
leahmzapp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ugh <3 the highlights on this one are so beautiful! just perfect. although the eyebrow look kind of off.
but i love this one so much, just beautiful. the skull is very cool, and the concept of it is made into something completely unique just because of that little skull.
leahmzapp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ergh, not the eyebrow. (haha no eyebrow.) i meant the eyelashes. d:
junyongK Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You are amazing!
RockNDraw23 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wow this is just absolutely amazing. It made me wonder: wouldn't it be amazing if each and every person had a unique eye color or mixture of colors? I think that would be so awesome and cool.
megibabe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't believe this is a drawing! it looks so real!
ArcaneUnit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
swirlzidol Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is actually amazing! :D I watched the sped-up video for this and was truly inspired :3 I love drawing eyes and seeing every piece of work you do is just amazing!! After seeing your video, I drew this from being inspired with your work: [link]
I've given you credit and said that I got the idea from you, and I hope one day I can be as good as you!! :D Even though I draw, not paint!! ;3
Sorry if that sounded a bit too soppy, but I just love your work! ;P
detourhk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
A very nice eyeball color
ChikkieFace449 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Good god.... its you ylu're the one who's work i see on the front page every time i get on! To be honest i "watched" you and faved the journal without even knowing this was you simply because of the points thing but what really got me was the picture of the nature god tigers i saw once on the first page but i never truly looked who the artist was *mind blown* god... this is just incredible work i can only hope to see more and cry over how awful my work is *sob* ILOVEYOU!!!
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aww thank you so much!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
ChikkieFace449 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
No prob :) you deserve EVERY bit of praise and more :) can't wait to see more of your marvelous work soon!
Eevee1999 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I think the eye looks more real than the pens/markers...
Falco-Fan12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked artwork!
was this really with markers?
toffeecheung Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
MissBubbles13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I love drawing eyes :3 if I had to give u 1 out out 10 u would be a 10000000000000000000000000000........0 :]
147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Very cool!
kota3214 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
when you die your eyes turn grey, im assuming only with blue eyes though, when my grandma was very sick her eyes were grey instead of blue on her last days of life. But I like this, the beautiful colours of life show through, that the end of your life isnt just some grey black ending. The concept is beautiful
willeatyourface Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
great concept!
veinne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
Awesome colours and details~ :)
One thing though, I don't think eyelashes come from inside the eye.
Art-an Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really love this !!!!!
superkim111 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
1000GlassHearts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Please oh please make a tutorial on this.
GrifinHale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Amazing! Great colours!
TheArtisticOnes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely amazing. like always.
Canvascope Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ich glaube die iris ist ein bisschen zu klein geraten, sie müsste mehr von dem augenweiß bedecken, aber insgesamt ein schönes bild, sehr hübsch coloriert. :-)
RUshN Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
eyeing more like
KawaiiKoneko97 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing. It's beautiful, truly. You did a wonderful job drawing this, like usual. ^^ :heart:
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i could stare into your eyes and lose myself
HeavenLightYukiko Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I see your work all over the front page.
I see it all the time.
Almost every single one of them.
Just wanted to say,
Your work always makes me want to get off my lazy butt and draw and although my work will never compare to yours, a little inspiration will take one far. :)
JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AirSaber Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
gah i love how you did the light reflections.
peppermint-petty Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Sieht super aus und um einiges besser als das letzte Bild (was auch schon toll war xD).
Eine einzige Verbesserung hab ich noch: Da, der linke Augenwinkel, ich glaub, das heißt Tränenkarunkel, ist etwas zu klein geraten. Ansonsten super -^-^-
J-Violanti Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool :D
CarsonPhillips Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
WOW!!! THE PENS LOOK AMAZING! the eye is okay but the fact that the pens in the pic idsbsjifsdbnfds
lovelessxforever Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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