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Purging Demons by Xostie Purging Demons by Xostie
Not promoting eating disorders but possibly triggering. Sorry.

© May 2013
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:iconpolonastya:
PoloNastya Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pat pat Nice,nice!!!
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is a perfect portrayal of purging. 
Very well done. 
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toxxicduck Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Magnificent!
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Thank youuuu!
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Joharzon6354 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank you. Your words mean a lot to me.
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EmmalouDark Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   General Artist
This. is Awesome!
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Good to hear!
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EmmalouDark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   General Artist
:D
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roachdraw Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOO la la. I love it. :fuzzydemon:
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I'm glad.
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
interesting creature...
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks, I guess... If I don't say so myself, I actually quite like this one.
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what sort of paint do you use? And loving it. <3
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I use watercolours. Really cheap water colours. Though say if you want me to be more specific. And thank you. <3
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I really couldn't tell it was watercolors! Once again well done.
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Android3000 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Excellent work as always
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you very much.
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AlchemicCandy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Whoa, this is good! Nice highlights on the skin, makes it look very taut. I love the colours. Your colouring style here really reminds me of some of Clive Barker's stuff: [link] [link]

Your work is very good, I do love it. Good luck with whatever you're gonna face on Wednesday <3 I have an appointment on Thursday, not terrified for it but I really have no idea what will happen.
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you. I was experimenting with the colours and highlights. And I love his art. I remember you leant me Abarat and I quite liked his work, so I guess I'm pleased with that.
After this morning, I don't think it's going to be as bad. So that's good. Good luck to you, too <3 If you want to talk to me about it I'm here (...wow, what a cliché thing to say, sorry, but I do mean it).
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RTFJ Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Time for another of my over-critical evaluations of your amazing work... brace yourselves.

Firstly, the title fits really well with this picture, as "purging" both ties in with pursuing or coming after someone/thing; whilst in this case it also means to purge, as in to vomit (I assume)- which relates to the idea of an eating disorder.
The skin colouring with the use of red and green also makes it really obvious the person in the picture is unwell and/or suffering; which is also seen with the general thinness of the figure. The fact that the waist narrows significantly towards the bottom of the page also suggests to me that the person feels as if they're almost dissapearing completely or being crushed by the disorder.
The jagged spikes protruding from their skin also reminds me of being in pain or discomfort because of the eating disorder- or that the thoughts surrounding it are too much to hold in their head and end up actually bursting out of their skull.

Sorry, I always type way too much when it comes to your art. :') But seriosuly, I love this and the meaning behind it. <3
(If you're worried about Wednesday and need someone to talk to- drop me a message on facebook or note me on here, if you want to that is.) <3
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Xostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Yay for thoughtfulness! You don't have to apologise for long comments.
It's strange how the colours have turned out green really- I actually painted it with a mixture of yellow, orange, and black. But oh well, some people seem to like it and fits well then!
Seriously, you must be amazing at history, English, art, etc. where you analyse different pieces of work. You depict every detail and it's always very accurate.
Thank you. <3
(That's very kind. I might send a message your way after tomorrow morning after I've been for a check up at the doctor's.)
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RTFJ Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes definately! It will be lovely to have another chat. c: <3
(Good luck!)
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ShaSinnsyk Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good! I think that here is my favourite, or one of my favourite drawing of you! Excellent!
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:iconxostie:
Xostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Whoa, thank you! You are lovely.
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Gandalfgirl579 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is incredible! I really love the skin coloring for some reason
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Xostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thanks! That's nice of you to say; that was the thing I was least sure of in the entire piece.
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Gandalfgirl579 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I think the skin actually reminds me a bit of corpses that have been water-logged, even though the colors are different
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Xostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Ah, if it does then I suppose that kind of goes nicely. Thank you for sharing that.
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Gandalfgirl579 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, no problem! :)
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SamuelVi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Brilliant
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Xostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Thank you.
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