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Insomnia by crayonmaniac Insomnia by crayonmaniac
Now she is done!
Dedicated to one of my best and oldest friends on DA, John Harding, the amazing pencil artist :iconportraitz:
He graciously allowed me to use one of his sensational works in my picture frame, thanks so much John.
Original artwork
Oh by the way, John has named her Chrissy, as she will be one of the Crayon Girls, so i needed a name for the poor girl

A version of this painting will also be given to my sleeping doctor, with his pic in the frame

Technical information for those of you who read this stuff lol :
- references of lamp (old work by me, never used before) sleepwear, nighttable, sleeping pills were used for painting everything from scratch. I invented a lot this time, the face, the hair, the pillow, her arms, legs, shoes and teddy bear all without reference (because in case of the pillow none were available that way lol) hope it did not make too many mistakes

thanks for comments, favs and everything :heart:
Artwork not to use for any reason without my express permission, thank you for understanding
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:iconensomniac:
Ensomniac Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Wow!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yep, insomniac art and insomniac artist, thanks so much
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Ensomniac Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
You're very welcome  :heart:
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Writer
Still having trouble with insomnia :) and this work is still so very beautiful to me my dear friend :) You are such a wonderful artist, my respects to you always :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
omg don't you tell me about it, i didn't sleep a wink this night, we are too artistic, too sensitive, the slightest ruffle of an angel wing disturbs our sleep
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Writer
LOL I guess that is the problem :) I haven't been sleeping well at all for a few weeks now :)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i never know if i have to curse or thank the gods for having made me an artist lol, i am still debating the issue lol
i have not been around on quill much lately ben, we had a crazy weekend and as from today i start to work as an illustrator again so i will not be around much, but i will try to catch up in my breaks
for the moment we are setting up references but once the actual painting starts, i guess i will be very scarce on da, but i will let you know
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Writer
I totally understand my friend :) and hope that you have a wonderful time Illustrating :) that sounds fine although busy :) You will be in my thoughts always, just know that too :) ;)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh i wont just disappear for six months lol, never fear, but i will not be glued to da on a daily basis like i am now my friend, i just wanted to tell you that
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Writer
I do appreciate that and thank you very much :)!!!!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
I like this one :) It is really pretty and fun
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the only positive thing that comes from my insomnia my friend
thank you
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
LOL, yes indeed but so often when I can't sleep I see no such dream ;)
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, are you a fellow insomniac ?
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
Lol, yes indeed. I am a creature of the wee wee hours :) It is rare that I sleep well.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, you are "a few hours here and there" man then!
for me this has ruined my life, healthwise, i am happy that you cope
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
Has it ruined you health? That isn't good my friend, Im sorry to hear that. I hope you can feel better. I enjoyed the photo of your first art show, when was that, in the early 80's?
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have clinical insomnia, it is terrible, all the bad stuff that can come to you in the night I have
i did sleeping tests and nothing really helps so i must cope as good as i can, that is why i am home now since 2010, i could no longer go to work on one or two hours of sleep. And good riddance too, I hated my job anyway, now i am home and so happy, devoting my time to my art and sometimes working as an illustrator for the gaming industry. I hope a new game comes along soon, then i will be working hard for the next 6 months whoohoo, i can do that at home, in my pyjamas if need be, no need to get on the road.
Oops, long explanation lol, sorry, but you asked
Euh... that pic of the young me is prehistorical indeed :rofl:
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:iconfloriaiglenoir:
floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
...Your beautiful work has been featured in my latest journal!:iconkissmote:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so so so much honey for that amazing feature
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist
...:iconblowkiss-plz:
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing :love:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome dear :iconaawplz:
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Charmed and beauty! Good job ![link]
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lawsonme12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Gorgeous as always! I love it to bits.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh :love: thanks so much :glomp:
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:iconm1nary:
m1nary Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Most enjoyed this cutie! :heart:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so very much
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:iconfrogstopper:
Frogstopper Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Ah, Insomnia - that giant that must be slain every night. Fantastic picture!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for loving this work of mine, it means so much to my heart :heart:
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:iconfrogstopper:
Frogstopper Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
A pleasure
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Marjie79 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cute
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, i love this painting too, thanks
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:iconmarjie79:
Marjie79 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your compliment!
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WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive.
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is lovely!!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much, i made it because i am an insomniac
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awww :D
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DrLoveless13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Her breasts look so soft. :giggle:
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, they do
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
It is my pleasure to feature this amazing artwork in my journal "New Features for November 2011" [link] If you wish it to be removed, please note me and I shall do so.:heart:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hon thanks so so much, you make my day, you are such a sweetie thanks
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist
...what a lovely and fine artwork:iconiworshipplz:As I can see and discover(little by little)You are working with dazzling meticolosity beside Your great talent.Graciousness and tenderness I can find here,as well as something emotional,I can't say if it's coming from the girl's expression of her eyes,or from what I can discover on details arround her...the girl seems to be selfassure of her perfect beauty,she takes extremly care of every little detail ,as the vanished toesnails,the way she is wearing her sweet,though sensual "babydoll"(pyjama).She is a woman,and though still a child,holding her teddy and the corner of her pillow.The way how she is looking,has something serious,fragile,touching and a little bit sad...The way You made the cupboard behind her is impressing:wow:the texture of wood,the little golden bottom...wonderful touch,the frame with the little doggy...in a way he has the same look ,or expression of the girls eyes...a bit sad...The clock is indicating 5..in the morning,so she couldn't sleep,maybe?I am intrigued,waht are those pills spoiled in the shelf?...
It's a whole story here,to wonder,what ,why?ANd that is super,You didn't just make a lovely girl in a pose,You are telling a story here...and that is wonderful!I say"chapeau":calp::icongiveroseplz::
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks so much sweetie, yes this is a very layered painting, it is about insomnia, about loneliness, about sensuality, about fragility, about hope too.
You read my paintings so well, that makes you a friend in my book, thank you
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist
...my pleasure,Dear...Well,now that You mentioned,I only "realized"actually,the insomnia meaning consciently :blush:
I was making "abstraction"from artist and artistic commentwhen I was observing the work,and interpretated only my own intuitions,so thank You for your reply,:iconarrioch:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you are an amazing person flori, it will be my pleasure to get to know you better but first i have some healing to do, thank you sweetie
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist
...thankies;Dear:blush:...:iconnoproblemplz:...You take care of Yourself,Dear one,and You do it well,oki?:iconpetplz::iconfrostymorningbliss:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes sweetie thanks
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