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What does cold feel like? by DestinyBlue What does cold feel like? by DestinyBlue
A doll stands in the snow and wonders what the cold feels like.

She's never hungry, never thirsty, never ill, always pristine, always beautiful... but would give all these up to feel the cold.. to feel human.

Just a conceptual sketch I finished off, I started it in the airport in Ireland; coming home from Eirtakon I was dropped off at the airport at 4:30am, it was dark, freezing and raining heavily, worst part was I was taken to the wrong terminal so had to drag my bags round to the other entrance. I though 'what a rubbish way to end a great weekend' then I looked around. In the darkness all the lights of the airport were bright, the heavy rain made them sparkle, and the whole world was dazzlingly reflected in the river which was once the road. It was beautiful. I took a deep breath of fresh, cold air and couldn't help but smile.
Often the things we think are negative can be viewed in a different light if you are prepared to look... cold, sad, hurt might feel bad at the time, but they turn to warm, happy and healed. The doll would do anything to feel them all. Embrace the dark as well as the light.

Peace, love and humanity,
~Blue x




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:iconkhmania:
khmania Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Gorgeous idea and the coloring and shading as well!.
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dayerking Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I love this title! 
For a doll could never feel the cold. 
I was touched by this, Amazing work.
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yukkiura Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
I'M IN LOVE. Llama Emoji-21 (Speechless) [V1] 
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Binxx763 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thanks for the perfect shading it looks like she's real. And the concept, and the story behind it too Pikachu Loves It Plz 
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BUHALILI Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  New member
Awesome + plz  ^^
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4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Heart 
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:iconwiskez:
wiskez Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
I will buy this print! please make it a print!!!
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uPunk0 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D  :D :D :D :D THIS IS EVERYTHING
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animelovez13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is truly amazing! I aspire to be great artist like you one day!
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xHeavenxx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definitely my favourite piece of artwork of yours. I love it so much!

The idea of the doll is perfect. I've had a similar idea in my head but have never really had a chance to do anything with the idea. ~school takes over

The way you shade, your variety of colours, and basically the overall idea of the drawing is amazing.

When I saw this I literally just stopped and stared. I couldn't help but be completely shocked. I've never seen artwork even close to being as good as this. It's gorgeous!

The talent you have is remarkable. I would do anything to be as great as an artist as you.

~Heaven
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Wow, this is simply amazing.
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
hauntingly beautiful.
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:iconinfinityexplorer:
infinityexplorer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. I can't decide whether I like the snow on her head or the "sparkles" more, so I'll love them both XD
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ImAwakeAndAlive Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The shadowing and highlights make it look like a real doll!
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23102001 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Writer
it looks so real
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FlyingFlamingos Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is one of my favourite of yours :) So pretty
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
I hope it's okay--I have used this picture with an edit for the cover of a short story of mine. You are credited, of course. I will send you the link ASAP--it's called "Real" and this is the perfect picture for it. I love your art!!!
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this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
figment.com/books/817166-Real
Thanks so much! Just let me know if you want me to change it.
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Lo-Dessine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist
You always tell a story in your drawing. This is so beautiful! (Sorry for my poor english, I'm belgian ^^) I'm sad that I couldn't go in the Japan Expo to see you! ^^
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superanimeaholic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pikachu Crying Plz 
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That little emoticon thing brought the feels
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superanimeaholic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe ^_^
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it did! :(
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TchaikoGret Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Omg, at first I was : Omg that's so pretty !
Then I scrolled down and so she was a puppet and that made the drawing very particular I don't know but it's ijofdjdsifmjefdf so beautiful *-* so much feels
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R-V-B-Y Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist
OMS FJSDKLFJSKLFJ 
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zellamapiggie Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
So pretty..
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tamiresyasmin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhh, beautiful <3
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UglyEllie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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Crypt96 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
who do i contact to post this as a DD?
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ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I have a weak spot for stars and cosmos so I had to pick this one as my fav. ;) Love it! Absolutely gorgeous lighting and consept.
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PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Your style is eloquent and oozing with symbology. I love your style.
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SweetsAndCharades Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Really interesting design of her :)
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frohman2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Doesn't really remind me of a doll, but of something like an android.

This is very insightful. I like that.
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Aakami Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely loveling this character and her backstory! the snow effect is really magical too!
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HunterWithoutHead Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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heyjoe703 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
This reminds me of Aegis the robot girl in Persona 3. Awesome use of light and dark. :)
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AnimalMother-getsome Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
It feels like shit.
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good way to put it.
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:iconanimalmother-getsome:
It's the best way to put it! I hate the cold...
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I was tempted to put that on iFunny but then I forgot
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:iconanimalmother-getsome:
Don't forget next time! :)
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! you probably wont get featured because i only have like 1 sub
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Make that 2 subs!
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DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS! :) I'll try to screenshot it haha
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04jh1911 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
sooo sooo sooo cute x
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What you describe is what most people forget in their busy lives - To live in the present, and to see the beauty in the simplest things. I love when it gets so cold outside that the frost makes everything sparkle like it was covered in glitter. It's so beautiful. It's the little things that count.
Also interesting concept with the doll. And your colors makes everything pop.
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elydal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013

this is just simply amazing ... :iconambcryplz:
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TheDarkBitterness Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
you hit me in the feels everytime
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ladyfire01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is so great, and so deep...it's great for staring and really deep thinking.
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SolYaCheva Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a beautiful vision and my favourite story
thank you very much :)
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