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Living without. Quite a powerful and profound statement indeed. It can mean many things within itself. Living without feelings, living without assistance or even living without interaction with the outside world itself. Such a personal isolation has never been achieved without some level of deep physical or emotional sacrifice and/or strain that can leave said individual nothing more than a shell of his/her former self as they do nothing more than simply exist within the hazy ether that is life, cording time away until the final bell tolls for their lives. Without by ChrisCold, depicts such an event of isolation; whether or not it was voluntary is simply up to the viewer's imagination.

To begin with, the details and atmosphere work hand in hand in this particular piece like few have seen in quite sometime. Everything on the page just lights up in your mind. The foggy area with these various plant like tentacles or roots strewn about the area, give an unusual feeling of an organic cage for the figure in the center. As if even if it could escape, the vines will always hold him in place against its will, no matter how it tries to persevere. The detail placed in the strange, decrepit figure as well as the various techno-organic tendrils as they extend throughout the landscape give a feeling of deep isolation and silent ambiance that generates a genuine feeling that you are the only being in this strange environment, no one around to help your or tell you what you are doing here to even assist you in your unknown plight of isolation. The dark coloring used only further enhances this atmosphere building upon the already dark and silent ambiance within the brush strokes.

The power behind this piece is as equally as impressive as the concept that created it. Its somber and dark atmosphere coupled with the mystery behind the strange figure that haunts the area will always be a memorable piece that will really darken anyone's favorites. Excellent work Chris, its not for nothing that you are in the luminarium.
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Devileliet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
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???? Which is the original? Im on mobile and i didnt do my search though.
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Brump Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
I get the sense that this being was once human, but life beat them down so hard that they became something else entirely. It isn't evil, but it isn't good either. It's lonely, and resentful of the happiness of others. It wants to die, but it can't, and must exist without the comfort and warmth of companionship for the foreseeable future.

Beautiful piece.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
thank you :)
glad you like this one
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elGuaricho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
i love the ligut in this!!!
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elGuaricho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
light*
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darkmoon18 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
the picture is amazing scary and dark
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Jadeyfish Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really well done :) Powerful atmosphere
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remanth Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is creepy and scary and amazing ;)
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ChristianJoe Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How do you pick your colours. I am novice when it comes do digital painting XD.
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duskay Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Hints of H R Giger's Alien series. Great work :)
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Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Another favorite of mine >:D!!!!
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is freakin' amazing! Pardon the language...but wow!!!
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AvengeBCRich Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
holy fuck. that just made me cry out my penis
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EXPIDITOR Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
k.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Fascinating!
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
thank you :)
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Featured in [link]
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DenisLi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooow, totally awesome! May be one of the most captivating pictures I've ever seen. Brilliant!
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Feather3111 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
holy. shit. this looks so epic and amazing O:
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you :)
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cger101 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, awesome ~~
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pureverve Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Digital Artist
this is amazing, i love the composition and the atmosphere!
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Thank you :)
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wolfplanet102 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
You have such a beautiful feeling with moods.:)
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Kroglak Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
i wonder how this guy gets around...awesome
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Zreaper62 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
wow
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MsJack Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE your work,
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stewask8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student
SICK !!! :-) awesome... :-)
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KenSaunders Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet work. Seriously awesome. :thumbsup:
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EnigmaticChaos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless.. All I can say is.. WOW!!
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disresponsible Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
holly crapp , awesome!!
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
great work!!!
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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DominicHautmann Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
You're welcome^^
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stardust30 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
awesome work
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
Wonderful art work...!!!:iconaction-portraits::hug:
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What more can be said? Except this rings in echo for me of a time I once felt an emptiness that made even the most fantastic and wonderful successes seem like a bleak hell dooming me to pain.

I don't really have the shape of mind to see the world that way anymore, but I commend you for expressing that feeling. I feel I never managed too.
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   General Artist
Love this tiny daylight....Beautiful dark scene....:sun::clap:
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Dorfmeist3r Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
found this pic on psdtuts+ in your interview, very nice art!!
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very awesome...the tentales/coils remind me of a nightmare I once had, theyre brilliantly executed. I wish could see a closeup of the body/man - looks amazing!
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DioLuki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
amazing welldone !:)
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colonel-yum-yum Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Spectacular work! As the critique writer mentioned, this is really thought provoking as to whether this is some form of prison and what the mindset of the subject is.
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nemesis158 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work :D
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RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow...this just reeks of evil and malice. Very very well done man.
Concept is great...and leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Thanks :)
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I said in my critique, you truly have created a beautifully haunting piece will a stellar atmosphere. Great work, once again. :D
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Thank you and thanks for the critique too :)
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SkillZombie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very wewlcome. :D
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GIFTED100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
WOOOOOOw
I CAN'T ---> @.@"
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Lean-V Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red eyes provide the right amount of contrast, well done
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