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Migraine by William-John-Holly Migraine by William-John-Holly
A quick drawing made at school. Black Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen on cardstock printer paper.
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something i feel i just need to say about this is that i definitely think you can do better. I'm not sure of whether this is purposeful, but i feel that you really like to rush it, and in many cases that would be a good thing and many people like that. I feel that the patterns were very carefully and well thought out. I just think the effort you put into the pattern could have been applied to the head and outside lines, as in cleaner and more deliberate. but if you feel your on a roll, go for it, just keep in mind the final picture.
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Mheely Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it
Simplexification Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This captures exactly what I imagine a migraine must feel like.  The simplicity seems to help get the point across; too much detail or realism and it wouldn't be as straightforward.
jelk1 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the combination of ornament/patterns with the portrait.
BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
oh god nooooo it's really like a migraine noooooooo well done
contestmanager Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
far out
christophesmith Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Artist
ive suffered from migraines since i was 12 and this drawing really captures the strange vision phenomenon that occurs before the headache sets in. do you also get partial blindness light auras before migraines?
William-John-Holly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really get migraines anymore after the causes of them were surgically removed (really it seems that after years of issues it's only anticlimactic that the cause of my agony would just simply get cut out my face) but before that I had that vision effect a lot. It was like I was getting a visual overload before I'd black out for a couple seconds. Sometimes I'd even fall over with a very loud thud, to much comic effect.

It feels to me that the phenomenon is like exploding head syndrome (where you hear a very loud bang or loud static sound that isn't there very suddenly), except for the eyes instead of the ears. It's a really similar feeling at least, with the sudden and unexpected malfunction of one of my major senses. I still do get exploding head syndrome at night... note to self: I should draw something that illustrates how that feels sometime in the future, I think that would be fun.
christophesmith Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Artist
interesting, whatd they cut out of your face?
William-John-Holly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There were polyps growing behind my eyes that were wrecking my shit. Once those hit the road it's been smooth sailing.
Fractalvision Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
SAMMIJC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it when you are more carefull about the placing of your lines :)
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
nice job
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Amazing work, really digging all the detail!!!
Blackbirdmotel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This would make a cool poster. Reminds me of those '60s psychedelic posters.
bohemian-empress Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
You've been very active. I love the tangible fear in that eye. Wonderful. :)
tanner15000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
your work just keeps getting better and better! I see your beginning to embrace a new style, and i think it really captures the un-tangible aspects, really good work! hope you get some glasses on your face soon, cause i'm eager to see what you come up with next!
3PenProblem Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It not only expresses how a migraine feels but a lot of other distressing conditions of the mind too. Excellent work! :clap:
Mivala Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is totally it....U: !!
fabiansuave Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
there's a book by Oliver Sacks called Migraine you might find interesting. It talks about hallucinations that people have from migraines, has some cool pictures in it too.
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