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Social anxiety by KariAnnLax Social anxiety by KariAnnLax
This started off completely different than it ended up. I didnít expect this piece to get so personal, but it did. I wonít bore you with the beginnings of this but the end result is my way of visualizing what itís like to have social anxiety. Iím very outgoing both online and if I have to speak in front of large crowds, but otherwise, as many of you knowÖ Iím a hermit. Sometimes, with social anxiety, you feel like you are in a fish bowl and everyone is looking in at you and you peer at them with one eye opened. You feel trapped and almost underwater where itís murky and just odd feeling. Itís nice to get this one out.

And for ~LordGhost I present, my first wallpaper ;)


Girl- *lucias-stock
Fish brushes- *michmellow
Texture- *miss69-stock
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Given 2006-02-04
Social anxiety "For her first time, =FallenRox has created a wallpaper that leaves the viewer feeling claustrophobic, chilled and deliciously spooked. Easy on the eyes, not busy or too dark. This is a wallpaper I will not tire of." ( Suggested by oibyrd and Featured by zilla774 )
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tridentart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Hi, this is a great piece of art. In line with that,  I would like to ask your permission to use this as our design for a campaign drive for SAD. Hoping for your favorable response. Thanks mate!
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm obviously very very late, but of course you can if you'd like :)
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mysteryhedgehog6 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
i love this, i hate having socail anxiety ;'(
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Hammeh-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've been told I have bad Social anxiety, But Im the friendliest person of all my friends? And Im pretty outgoing? Is that still Social Anxiety?
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Nosferatus-Lair Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i suffer from SA too, great picture
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purpledeco Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   Writer
You captured the trapped feeling of "social anxiety"... I can feel it in her eyes...great work.
Thank you for sharing it with us on dA :clap: ...<^>...
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
:hug: You're welcome, and thank you for the comment ;)
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purpledeco Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Writer
:hug: Cool... ...<^>...
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matskiuchiha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I also have SAD. I'm a lot like you as far as online (have you ever heard the song 'online' by Brad Paisley?) and large crowds. Amazing job!
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have not heard that song I don't believe. I'll try to find it :)

And thank you. :hug:
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sighSighSIGH Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Yeah I understand that feeling soooo well, when you go to school or step out the house, it feels like everyone is watching you and waiting for you to mess up or do something embarrasing. Online its fine cuz hey its anonymous, but out there you feel like breaking down and hiding if someone so much as looks at you for two seconds.
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Archangelofruin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Right there with you.
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Where's the "like" button? Would be a nice feature to have. Guess I live on facebook too much ;)
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
:cuddle:
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CultofSanity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
thats pretty good
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
very powerful and well done.:heart:
This is something Ive dealt with my entire life, and yes it effects everything even our dreams which is why this piece grabbed me like it did... many encounters on this plane in my astral travels.
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
I couldn't be any later commenting on this if I tried... I'm sorry!
almost 600 comments behind but I'll get there. :hug:

sorry you can relate to this, but I'm glad you were able to see
why I made it.

:heart:
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Hello :wave:! and congrats! :clap:
You have earned yourself an ODD :winner: (`oibyrd's daily deviations!) This account feature was created to bring likeminded artists together, to be inspired and to hopefully meet new friends.

I feature both popular artists and new ones in order to create a closer community spirit - if you would rather your work not be featured anyplace but on your own page, please let me know and I will take it down.

Otherwise you can view your feature (and other wonderful talents!) at this link:

[link]
Keep up the great work! (and forgive me for the cut-and-paste message - it's all just a part of time management ;))
Sandi :heart:
aka :iconoibyrd: and :iconoibyrd-stock:
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
***HAPPY DANCE*** thank you, dear Sandi! :glomp:
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dEGOnstruction Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+fav to a great piece for great people
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
I'm really glad you like this one. :hug:

Thank you!
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:

I'm glad you did this piece.
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
:hug: thanks Irene! :heart:
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Nourishing Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I have social anxiety too... and I hate it a lot.
I don't go to lunch at school... and sometimes I skip gym because of the anxiety.
I'm even afraid to submit this comment for some reason...!
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey :)

thanks for commenting here. I hate that you feel all that crap too, it's not a fun thing for sure.
I'm sitting here thinking about how I have to go to the damn shopping mall tomorrow and .... ick!!
But, we gotta do stuff sometimes and just get through it.

Hope you find the strength you need when you need it. :cuddle:
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cityofthemolepeople Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
this means a lot to me, nice job
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
:hug: thank you. :rose:
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episilon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
it is so damn
ı mean the problem
faved it
loves dear
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awww! thank you so very much! :hug:
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episilon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
:hug::kiss:
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Lianne-Issa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we've all felt like that at some point, i really like the message behind this piece. really good! and congrats on the dd :)
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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artixclash Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2006   Digital Artist
i can totally relate... Very nice work!!
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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kczeroo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
i know the feeling.........................awsome picture.......................
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I still like that one actually... which is rare ;)
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Shigeoka Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
heya fallen. don't know if ya remember me (spokrey)

love it :] as I do with all your manipulations :)

keep on' rolling :]
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Of course I remember you!

thank you for the encouragement still :D even on the new name ;)
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Shigeoka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
mwauhahaha!

I still remember our little "chat"

about..

the spooky house..

ever...go inside yet?

you promised me pictures!

haha just kidding.

:heart:
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
I DO remember that and I go by that house every weekend!! My friends/parents freak out about it and won't let me inside but I'm working on making friends with a cop in that area so he'll take me in :excited:

I AM however, going to a place for a ghost hunt in the huge building that they filmed "Shawshank Redemption" in with a friend from dA in about a month. I am so effing excited I can't see straight! Pics WILL be posted from that possibly in my stock account or something.... depends how they turn out.

:hug:
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Shigeoka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
teeheehee.

i went ghost hunting too!

at our school

in the back of it

it was pitch black

and we thought we saw

a body bag

we were so

scared!

okay..

I WAS SCARED.

they weren't

but it wasn't a body bag

it was just a big branch

that fell

from

one

of the trees.

it was kinda embarrasing actually

no ghosts at the school

even though theres

so many ghost

stories.

:}
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
Damn you for making me get all excited!

I thought you were going to have some smashing ending to that little teaser. *brat.
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killerfairy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry that the comment came so late, been away. Well done on the DD and everything and I love the wallpaper! I may use it on my computer at home :)
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
:)
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killerfairy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
wonderful!! congrats on the DD too :)
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
:blowkiss: Thank you!
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mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
:D no prob! :)
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