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The Night Hides Your Truth by janellemckain The Night Hides Your Truth by janellemckain
11" x 14" graphite - SOLD

Inspiration from the music of Creed [link]
Here are some of the lyrics to this song:

I lie awake on a long, dark night.
I can't seem to tame my mind
Slings and arrows are killing me inside
Maybe I can't accept the life that's mine.
No I can't accept the life that's mine.

Simple living is my desperate cry
Been trading love with indifference
Yeah it suits me just fine
I try to hold on but I'm calloused to the bone
Maybe that's why I feel alone
Maybe that's why I feel alone

Me...I'm rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
I'm covered with skin that peels
And it just won't heal

The sun shines and I can't avoid the light
I think I'm holding on to life too tight
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Sometimes I feel like giving up
Sometimes I feel like giving up

The day reminds me of you
The night hides your truth
The Earth is a voice
Speaking to you
Take all this pride
And leave it behind
Because one day it ends
One day we die
Believe what you will
That is your right
But I choose to win
I choose to fight
To fight.

dedicated to :iconelyphas:
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TNovais Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, really good. Wow!
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MykDanIce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is absolutely amazing!!! i wish i could draw like you!
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconadni18:
adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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TalonRisto Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is amazing.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks!
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Simplytina Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am always excited to see a new pic by you. You are so talented, love the light and dark tones and the way you weave everything together, just beautiful Janelle. :D
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very nice of you to say! :D
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:iconsimplytina:
Simplytina Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Triluna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Awesome concept
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:iconravart:
ravart Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:icongrazapp:
grazapp Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
great work :)
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
freak-tacular!
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that is a good thing? :D
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:iconjoemacgown:
JoeMacGown Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
for sure!
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Le0Nard0RPG Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :heart:
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:iconagre76:
agre76 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just great;)
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much! :D
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:iconagre76:
agre76 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U wellcome Janelle:)
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:iconerinlee:
erinlee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Wowww...amazing...may I know how long you spent drawing this?
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I am only guessing... as time flies when I am working. I would suppose 4 (8hr days) give or take time off.... 25-30 hours?
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:iconerinlee:
erinlee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Wow great effort!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Exquisitely detailed and shaded. I love the forms and tones. Wonderful variation in the composition. The faces are brilliantly rendered.
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Sinbatollica Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Lovely ... I've always wanted to ask you why do you draw fingers or sexual organs in a very tight and old skin like texture ... It is so you but ... Like I know it's Janelle whenever I see this texture ... what does it mean to you?
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This has me pondering.... I am stumped for some intellectual response. I have no reason for this.... I love texture, perhaps I just "over-do" it so it looks to you "old skin"..... it would probably need to be smooth and supple to represent youth. Could you provide me YOUR insight and offer me some examples where you note this in my work? You challenge me to consider WHY I do what I do....hmmmmm, I am at a loss for words. :hug:
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Sinbatollica Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Okay I will tell you ...
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:iconessenique:
Essenique Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now..this is the stuff I like! Great job! I love pieces that make you think and allow you to "see" so many things within.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wha
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wha Wha??
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Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My way of being speechless and somehow translating it to text.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: oh, I see.....
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:iconshadow-trooper:
Shadow-Trooper Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Fantastic in all meanings of the word.

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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty nice ! :-)
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AnaMariaMaxim Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredibly beautiful :clap:
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Wow! So many great details and what a wonderful gift!
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Scottie-P Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Love the piece - very cool blend of bits and pieces of heart. And I agree about the music; I would be at a great loss without it. I may never finish anything, but I get some awesome pencil flow with the trusty iPod :D

Scott
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janellemckain Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ahhh, music... can't live without it! thanks for your comments!
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HectorPineda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
WWOOOOWWWWWW!!! Thanks so much my dear Janelle, I´m speechless! Beautiful work, I really appreciate the dedication, means a lot to me :)

:rose:
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Typically wonderful work, Janelle! I'm always in awe of your textures and your enigmatic subjects.
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