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a choice to make by HippieVan57 a choice to make by HippieVan57
This is my entry for the :iconmrnoxx: competition.
i chose the word "death"
*edit* in the contest i finished with Honorable Mentions
along with some other artists, thanks thats pretty cool!!

although i do not condone suicide, attempts, or self harm
i know it crosses alot of peoples minds, especially these
days while things are so uncertain concerning our future
i hope that if you are having suicidal thoughts or a feeling
of deep depression that you would seek out some help,
talk to someone, anyone

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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Deep stuff!....that throw behind you, the image on your  right, seems to be egging you on...impatient with you...Is that a manipulation? It's brilliant!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
straight photo :D
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
But I mean, did you plan to sit in front of the one with it's hands out at you that way, or did it just turn out like that? To me, that is what helps make this piece so special!!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
yeah i did try to get center with if for the shot...it took more than a few tries lol ...and thanks so much
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Cos I was gonna say - waaaay freakin weird! :rofl: I mean like, creepy strange! :D  - Awesome mind you have Jeff! :heart:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Jeff MASTER~ This is you bro....Song~[link] :manhug:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
one of my old favs...uriah heep was a pretty cool band :nod:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artist
:iconbowplz:....The Wizard...is You!...:nod:
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured on my journal hip
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
thanks so much Audra :iconspinplz:
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:iconlyutik966:
Lyutik966 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
very interesting story! brilliant work!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
thank you :heart:
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:iconaudramblackburnsart:
AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sister Morphine and Cousin cocaine, benny and the jets, one heat up and one cool down.
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
that was shortly after my second wife dumped me and i had my neck surgery...i was feelin a bit down :nod:
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:iconaudramblackburnsart:
AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've lost my husband to Chirossis, and myself, narcolepsy and anxiety, feast or famine, but I don't like the drugs, the drugs like me!
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sad....there's always HOPE dear man.
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
i agree there is always hope...it was a concept piece for a contest i had entered
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:iconsublime-feline:
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I read that in your artist comments but unfortunately it is a concept too many people struggle with every day. It makes me so sad!!
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, very powerful!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
thanks!
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:iconfashioneyes:
fashioneyes Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
aww no Jeff don't do that plz :pat:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
never, my friend :D
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:iconfashioneyes:
fashioneyes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
:thumbsup: :D
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:icondaremaker:
daremaker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
How can you die in front of Ozzy? not cool man, you need sacrifices instead :D
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
lol, for sure
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:iconarl-raven:
ARL-RAVEN Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
that is very cool man!!!:) It is a very strong feeling message. I think that is a 40 beer right? What kind of gun is that,looks like a bretta gun? What kinds pills are they? yes I agree with you,don't commit suicide,I'm very glad that you said that. It is very touching to see that. You have a choice to live or to die. Yes I been down the suicide road. People go down suicide road because they either have a fucked up life,then been phiycal abused and emotion abused,they don't want to live because they live a lonely life,or family disowns them,most people wants to die because they have deadly dieases they can't get rid of then they are in the pain all time.I'll give you arrest of the storie. Like i said some people is going through hell in thier lives but suicide isn't option. You did great job!I'm glad what you said below it.
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
thanks, yeah i been down that road too...its a bad trip.
the gun is a 25 i forget what brand its not bretta though. the beer is a bud :D
the pills are ummm, lortab two different strengths and i believe the others are gabapentin (aka neurotin)i dont think i had any valium then, but i do now lol.
also i'm not very good at practicing what i preach, but i'm workin on it ;)
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:iconarl-raven:
ARL-RAVEN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
cool,:);)
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:iconelenagance:
elenagance Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
congratulations on the win !! I have finally featured you in my journal here : [link]
I am so sorry for the lateness. please forgive me? :(
=)

have a great day ! thank you for the wonderful artwork you have on here :rose:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
thank you so much!
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:iconelenagance:
elenagance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome !!
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Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Congratulations!!! Your lovely work is featured in my journal :iconbwavoplz:
:iconfeaturedplz: [link] :iconfeatureplz:
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
thank you :heart:
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:iconaseamlessbonds:
Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
My pleasure Jeff! :D :glomp:
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulation :party:
This winning entry was featured here [link] :D
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
thanks!
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very powerful image, featured:[link]
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
thanks!
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Seven7s Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and saturation of this piece!
The mood really grabs you. :hug:

This photo is so well executed and powerful,
but it makes me so sad when I look at it. :cries:
This entry actually inspired me to enter the contest!

I didn't have any ideas for any of MrNoxx's words until I saw your picture. I realized then that my view of death is much different from many people on dA. And it made me want to enter something positive in that category.

Thanks for entering! And sharing your artwork with us all!
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
thanks so much! i'm glad to be of some inspiration :D
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:iconrinku726:
rinku726 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a strong piece. He looks so demented, and the concept is very well executed.

Congratulations~ ♥
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
thanks very much!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Congratulations Jeff! :clap: [link]
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
thank you :heart:
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Pammymcb Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one has lots of meaning and tells a story. I love it. .... and I don't condone suicide either. But, I can fairly say that I am sure it has brushed everyone's mind at least once in their lifetime.
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
yes i'm sure
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:iconbirthstone:
Birthstone Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Pick none lol
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
:D
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