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Is suicide a solution by arcane-angelicum Is suicide a solution by arcane-angelicum

Vent drawing, as suggested by ~saikou . The idea is also something I stole from Saikou (with permission, of course). I liked the idea of Shadow getting himself caught up in his inability to die.

Probably too silly and violent and the scan is bad and I'll get hated for this, but I did it during a bad period and put a surprising amount of emotion into it. Killed my hand as well.

... Poor Shadowbutt.

(Full view if you like me. ;__; )
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PokeFan150 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This song would so be fitting for this piece. I mean, it's sad but it's really fricken good.

Link to Breaking the Habit by LINKIN PARK:…
SonicaTheHedgehog000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use this as my icon?
ibella777 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing! :D
SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!! It's okay Shadow...
SonicFicticious Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Awesome! Love it! Fav it! Btw, Shadow really *spoilers* did die in SA2. The Shadow we now play is an android or clone.
ShadianaTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
SHADOW IS NOT DEAD! he didnt die he is unable 2 die he is invincible, thats the glory of being an ultamite life form and anyway he is 2 cool 2 die and if SEGA does find a way 2 kill him i will suicide! (p.s. the reson why i would suicied is cause i love him 2 much)
SonicFicticious Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Yeah... I wrote that like a month ago when I was an idiot. The mystery of "is Shadow dead? Is Shadow an android?" carries through Sonic Heroes and then merges with Shadow The Hedgehog video game. Although there are branching paths, the one that states that the real Shadow is the one you're playing is generally accepted as the real ending.
ShadianaTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oh right..... its ok i do that sometimes.....
SonicFicticious Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Yah... Thanks.
Veshae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
so sad, yet so beautiful~
umbreonthedark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I was showwing my cousin this pic and he got so scared!(he's not used to blood):rofl:
wolftobi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
that is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maximum124 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reson the title made me think of "Is mayonase an intrument?"
AkiTusspot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
which song?
sonadow-lovers Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
I that tekst a song?
Shi-Shin-Yome Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
The ability to die...

To be able to die is something those of us who can die might see as a curse; however, those of us who are granted an immortal life seek the release they think awaits in death. For those who cannot die, the ability to die could be seen as a twisted blessing.
I know, I know. I am weird but I haven't had any sleep and have had to write too many papers.

This piece of artwork is beautifully executed. You captured a sorrowful side to Shadow the Hedgehog by casting him the role of immortal yet he is chained to the idea that death is a release because of that, death becomes an obsession to him <this is just my own analysis of course>.

Wonderful use of colors or lack of colors in this case. The gray scale makes the art speak volumes and captures the mood well. I am not sure that this was meant to happen, however, I like the fact that the blood looks black instead of red. It adds even more depth to this piece.
KitsuneMusume Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
suicide is nvr a solution

poor shadow =( *hugs him*
ProjectSkaily Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Cool !
ScarletKat0 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
This is very emotional. poor Shadow.
Shadow-kawai Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I luv this pic, It's so beautifully done
SatanicDemonlord Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
wow i like it.....good job *gives two thumbs up* definite fav.....^_^
f-sonic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
omg so gothic I love this addin to faves baby=D
archive-th Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
that is a really amazing picture and aslo a good idea, i never though about shadow wanting to take his own life..well why would he want to, but yea he must be really bad ... that .. yea wow
NeroStreet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Professional Filmographer
8D I'm kinda addicted to emo pics m'self. Shadow seems especially prone to these kinds of things. XD

It's obvious how much work went into this and it came out just excellent! WONDERFUL job making it all monochromatic. It really works well with the emotion here. The background and text, especially help to bring out the pic to its full potential.
And Shadow's pose looks so natural, too! I LOVE the way you draw him!

I find that sometimes the best work comes from pain and misery! Lovely job on putting your emotions onto paper! ^^
Blinklight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Poor shadow it looks like a sad panda. T .T I want to hug him
Tiki-Tails Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
"Anything will be all right
If you come out in the night
With your life sewn open
Breathe in
Put the bone back in
Buried under the skin
Murder in reverse"

Thats tragic........
Alghieri Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
I love it.
Rougethebat04 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that reminds me..i had a drem i was him and i was trying to kill meself cuz i had gone through this whole dream of seeing everyone I knew dead but I woudlnt die and i was in my house but some people living in it...I started screaming and throwing things around in the guest room which used to be my room n the dream and a blonde girl comes in and hugs me and i started crying uncontrollably..

Next day I woke up soaked in tears and still feeling the pain of what I had done to myself as shadow in my dream and i was sweating i glared angryly at the sun lied down still crying then went back to sleep
Rougethebat04 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stadning behind shadow* *hugs* poor shadow...*nuzzles *

hey i actually almost started crying when i saw this my heart started aching a bit like it always is doing.....
xWraithx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
Poor Shadowbutt indeed.
Gosh, I really do feel the bugger's pain. He probably feels it, merely thinking the word and any such connatation or synonyms. Or merely opening his eyes.
Ouchies, must stop.
Beautiful dark pic. You really do get in touch with the depths of dispair and depravity here :+fav:
NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Agh! Poor Shadow! But its a great peice of artwork! Good job!
Rapha-chan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad and beautiful...
MidnightZero Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
Cool pic! :wow:
justinworld21 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
Itz sad that Shadow never ages, (both in real-life (obviously) and the Sonic universe), so.... I see! I was thinking when Shadow the Hedgehog came out, omg, Shadow never dies, how the hell are they gonna create a game feat. him? Oh, this is a comments tread? Very good art. :+favlove:
Blonde-fox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2004
"Is suicide a solution" - I coulda told you that looooooooooong ago! I am like the only guy who does full views around here....
syberfox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
wow! that is so amasing!! the shading is awsome!!:heart:
WindGodX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
HybridDemon22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done... poor Shadow. -_-
Fredzz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
:omg: i dont have comments :o
StrawberryHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004   Writer
Lucky Shadow *pouts* :glomp: *vampire/German accent* I vant your immortality XD Great pic ^-^
suka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004
Ahhh the darkness is wonderful...

The shading is impressive, and the feeling is so inspiring for how he feels. The background is spiffy yet awesome! ^_^ Very detailed!
chaos-shadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2004

This piece is wonderful, it captures the feeling quite well. That is part of the reason why I love... and pity Shadow. He is an immortal being that lives on forever. Being the way he is, this is how it's going to end. Beautiful, poignant, I love the dullness of the piece, it ties in with the dullness Shadow must feel, and how he's hoping the pain will release him. Absolutely wonderful. I've wanted to do a similar piece, but I am not a dark/macabre artist so it will never come out as such. I envy you. Wonderful work.
MilesTailsPrower-007 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;_; ...aww that's so beautiful...
Ephon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
awesome work XD I like this
sarah-echidnahog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
So much emotion! it makes me cry T_T Poor Shadow...
kitsunekisses Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003
very sad. I like it. and i love the way you did the blood.
d Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2003
great pic, dark and full of emotion, i love what you did for the background texture effects.
shadow-freak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2003   Digital Artist
I just had to drool all over this again. *does so*
shadow-freak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003   Digital Artist
This is just amazing...................... *gazes in awe* O_______________________________________ ________________________________________ ___________________o I like how you make everything look dark and depressing.
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