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Bottled Up by karibous-boutique Bottled Up by karibous-boutique
“Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.”
- Frank Sinatra


Anyone who has struggled with the medical treatments for depression or other mental illnesses will require no further explanation for this image. For all the "advancements" in "low side effect" pharmaceuticals to treat these disorders, there are days when I feel more like a lab animal than a human being. Treatment is often as painful as the ailment. It is difficult to not feel like one is stuck in the middle ages, and I wonder how much the stigma associated with mental illness has stifled pursuit of its effective treatment...

All resources used in the production of this work are owned by, created by, or licensed to me for personal and commercial use.

Rendered in Poser Pro 2010. Postwork in Photoshop.
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ctmrocks2435 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Its kinda shocking to look at, i do not know why but i want to not look at the bottle. The after effects i feel really add to the piece, and the skin is really realistic, the little dimple things do it well.
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not fond of those bottles, either -- so I understand the feeling. Thanks for commenting. :heart:
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you are on a roll girl! It's quite the powerful image as well! I can totally relate to the taking meds concept. Boo! I hate taking meds, they always get stuck when I swallow. hehe Yuck, but they are a necessary evil sometimes. I love that huge prescription bottle. hehe And how in the world would one swallow those giant pills. haha You could throw them in the pool and use them as floats. haha You did a wonderful job posing your character as well as her expression. I really like the grungy texture you overlaid on this one. Nice touch! You have created the perfect atmosphere for this sensitive subject matter. Very well executed my friend! Hugs to you and I hope your having a good week! :iconlovecatsplz:
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. The idea of using the pills as pool floats made me laugh out loud -- something I need to do more of these days. :hug: Thank you, as always, for the smile and the comments. You are one in a million!! :heart:
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, they look just like those floaty things for the pool! haha I tend to get a bit silly sometimes, but it's good for the soul to laugh a lot! weeeeee! Aww, and right back at you sweetie! You always give me a tickle as well with your awesome wit! Yea! :iconbunnyhugplz:
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a powerful image . . . and I love the details like her freckly skin and the damage on the edges of the picture. :nod:
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Poser has become an extension of my brain, I think. This one was done quickly, just to get the idea out. I appreciate the positive feedback! :hug:
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Galen-Ihlenfeldt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I'm digging the grainy vibe you've added to this one! Nice work, very emotive.
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Not my finest technical render, but it got the point across. :heart:
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