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Enigma by janellemckain Enigma by janellemckain
The Beast , she is that "dark place" within each of us.
The place where you cannot feel the light.
The three heads symbolically represent:
the Past (on the left, looking away to those things which no longer exist, only memories)
the Present (the cold one, the piercing eye stares right at you) and
the Future (head facing away from us, hand extended to those things yet to come) It is dark there and a fearful vision to imagine what lies ahead for all of us.
The exposed internal organs ..exposes the sweet vulnerability of each person, torn and leaking from one's body.
Arms dangling on each side of the beast, limp and lifeless, lazy and useless.
The "gift" of knowledge is held like a precious gem in the Present's hand.... she clings to it, but really - it is useless.
The true light, glows from the upper left hand corner - indiscriminately waiting for the time it is released on humanity and this nonsense comes to a halt.

Graphite on Arches watercolor paper

This drawing was selected as a FINALIST / Traditional Drawing Category in the Energy Art Salon Competition 2009 [link]
Exhibit @ Murphy Hill Gallery [link] Jan 15-Febr 25, 2010
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scotcampbell Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Artist
You are very creative, the love of your craft shows in both your literary and illustrative endeavors. Very nice. Good luck to you.
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Castor1527 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
<font><font>Votre esprit est plein de romantisme!!!!</font></font>
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Ekderon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
You do with pictures what I try to do with words.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Goofybunion Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Great Pics I LOVE THEM ALLOT!
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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valevdv Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
you are an inspiration to me...love your work, incredible
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconmarimerabi:
marimerabi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Wow!!! I love it!!
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job!
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FrodoK Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great
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RealityBitez Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice work and trippy concept well done :)
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giuliarosati Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow!!
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fabulous! :rose: :)
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart::sun::bow:
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
awesome surreal way
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:iconnovakceramics:
NovakCeramics Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
love it!
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:iconmraries23:
MrAries23 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
So good..
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Great, Janelle! :heart:
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Welcome! :rose:
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fastrfreddy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Hi, I have featured this wonderful piece here:
[link] :)
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Featured [link] :)
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sythesite Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
creepy and gorgeous
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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yzorderrex22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
It's always a pleasure to find more of your work hiding in others' favorites folders...it makes me wonder how I could have missed this piece as I went through your gallery, but then again...maybe it was just hiding, waiting until I was "ready".
This is very beautiful. :worship:
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much, one of my favorites... never going to sell this one! :heart:
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yzorderrex22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
You are quite welcome. :D
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luodan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
very beautiful~~`:love:
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
:clap: This is a very beautiful and lively composition.
I find it very interesting the part at the bottom.
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Iamaliel Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
awesome
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snaphappy7530 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Student Photographer
strange... but in a good way
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42millones Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!!!
nice shading!
:+fav:
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thanks!
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robwahl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Great work!
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Ancient-one Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is ingenious! :)
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
super work:slow:
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justinaerni Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
so masterful.
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you!
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QuaCzar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Pure joy. I say "Wow" and I rarely say that. If reality behaved like this I'd be truly happy and have absolutely no need for art.
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! Is precisely why I must draw my own reality! :D
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im1happy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Amazing!!!!!!!!!:iconhappynewyearplz::iconsomeconfettiplz::iconsparklesplz:
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neoFLOWER-BLOOMING Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh my! This is so imaginative and beautiful! Everything about this piece is unique and astonding, I simply adore it.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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renato-orosco Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Wonderful detais!
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you so much!
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penngregory Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
WOW... and then more wow! :heart:
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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