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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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Duckkis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconwhitneyw:
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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:iconwhitneyw:
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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:iconwhitneyw:
whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
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:iconaramphoto:
aramphoto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
wow this is so good!
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:iconwhitneyw:
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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:iconwhitneyw:
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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:iconwhitneyw:
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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whitneyw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
haha yeah I kill a lot of lint spiders ;) actually I wake up my fiance to kill lint spiders and then get the exasperated look of "get over this silly fear" before he goes back to sleep.
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