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My Greatest Fear by whitneyw My Greatest Fear by whitneyw
My entry for the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest. My greatest fear as a child, as a teenager, and creeping into my adult life, is spiders. Or a spider. Anything remotely close to resembling a spider. Pieces of lint in the semi-shape of a spider... Anywho, this piece took me FOREVER to finish because I wanted to research what different spiders looked like. And let me tell you, Google Image searching "scary spiders" for anyone who's arachnophobic is a HORRIBLE idea! But it's done! I hope you like it, or it creeps you out. Either or. Crits welcome! Thanks!
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b33sandun1corns Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Oh cheesus... my friend Alice and my sisters fear is spiders. you three should talk to each other about spiders cause oh my gosh this picture is creepy in itself xD 
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Duckkis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Even looking at this sends these chills down my spine.. But I like what you did with this picture, it looks really good despite the fact that it's full of creepy crawlies.
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gatahada Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh shit I fear to spiders too haha this image was so frightening but awesome as well
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lesil1000 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the perspective!
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TheBlyssfulWitch Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I LOVE spiders...and love this image. Very cool.
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Echta Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
If I was standing where that girl was, I would be balling right now. Spiders are my BIGGEST fear, and I live out in the country with a nice long driveway lined with trees, so you can imagine that my walk to the house in the summer is my own personal hell.
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Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so strange, every single insect/bug/or anything with an exoskeleton freaks me out (especially ants...shudders) but I love spiders. OK that's a lie, daddy long legs creep me the eff out, but tarantulas are OK, maybe cuz they're furry? XD
That was a long-winded and quite irrelevant way of saying this pic is gorgeous! I thought that this was a black and white photo. It sucks that you had to freak yourself out trying to draw all these spiders :( good luck in the contest!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!
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AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
O_o I thought it was going to be a spider video to be quite honest. I'm glad it wasn't, but I am slightly confused.
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AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's basically a running gag on a web show called the Nostalgia critic. WHenever a spider appears, that guy shows up.
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha silly. Thanks for explaining ;)
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AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sure.
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CrystalGreene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ron Weasley would not be pleased. yikes!
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Right?!?! I would freak
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bmoten557 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Jixisthejaguar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
awww poor little girl :( it reminds me of my older sister when she was young.
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Right??? Was/is she as afraid of 8-legged creatures as I am?
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Jixisthejaguar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah she is still afraid of spiders. She has me kill them and won't go into a room until it is gone.
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smile7z Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Very dark and creepy!
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
That's what I was going for ;)
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monkanian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
My favorite so far
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
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aramphoto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
wow this is so good!
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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aramphoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Photographer
my pleasure :)
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darktoys2012 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
nice work :)
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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kiwitee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuk!! That's terrible >_________________< which is a real compliment!
I so hate apiders but I love your picture.
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
haha thank you, and I'm sorry we share the same fear
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kiwitee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :huggle:
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Anchaing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Great idea, atmosphere and angle! Kudos!
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! It was fun to create (minus the research) *shivers*
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Anchaing Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You are welcome :) I don't know if that's the same for you but the research is always the longest part in my "creative process"
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Research is a good chunk, but I think the most tedious part for me is composition. I spend more time on the thumbnails than the finished piece sometimes ;)
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Galadin-Nimcelithil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece would make anyone arachnophobic. When I saw this, I began having those tickling sensations up my back and leg and began slapping at all those imagined spider legs. Ugh :(
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh man, I was painting it at like 2:30 in the morning and something off of the desk hit my leg. Turrets attack ensued and I bolted out of my chair like there was no tomorrow!
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Galadin-Nimcelithil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart thumping,nerves in overdrive, simply cannot breathe, then the realisation that it was something silly like a small scrap of paper or a piece of fluff or something. I can relate. Takes a while for the blood to stop rushing to your head and all the while you feel like kicking yourself for giving yourself such a scare amirite? :ashamed:
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh man, my adrenal glands should be shot from all of the spider incidents, real and lint. ;)
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Galadin-Nimcelithil Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity I googled 'scary spiders' to see what ghastly specimins you had to endure looking at. I lasted about two seconds before I was reduced to panicked tears. How in the world did you do it? :fear:
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh it took a couple of tries! I always had to have someone right next to me whilst researching. Trust me, it was horrific.
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SandyLynx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing artwork :aww: :+fav:
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Chel-chu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Wow This is gorgeous!
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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lance6669 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Very nice.Good luck .
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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks ;)
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Angeloflifelight Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is good. I am terrified of those nasty little things and often am often attacking lint with a old newspaper just in case :P
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