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Ultra Sensitivity by PassionIsLife
Ultra Sensitivity
This is the third pastel painting in my Emotional Sensitivity series.

Here's the first in the series (Sensitivity): Sensitivity by PassionIsLife

And the second in the series (Hypersensitivity): Hypersensitivity by PassionIsLife

They are not designed to be identical in look, although I wanted them to evoke similar emotions.

The basic idea behind this series is to depict what it's like to experience life with a particular oversensitivity to emotions. Your emotions are often very intense, like the saturation of the colors in this image – so much so that you can sound overdramatic when describing your emotional experience, but in reality you're just trying to express them as accurately as possible. Additionally, different emotions – both positive and negative – can flow one from the other rapidly and smoothly, often with seemingly no provocation.

Media: Soft pastels and pastel pencils
Surface: Clairfontaine Pastelmat
Width: 28"
Height: 20"
Time: 11 hours


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Ashleigh McGarity
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United States
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*NOTE* I love love LOVE constructive criticism. So please feel free to critique any of my pieces!! Critiques are very welcome here :-)


If you notice nothing else, it will probably be that I like color. Sometimes my urge to play with "oooooh pretty colors!" takes over and the end result is something colorful with little depth. Oh who am I kidding, that's almost every time. I'm working on adding depth though. Getting there slowly but (hopefully) surely. I'm also now working on learning to branch out and try different color palettes.

Outside of art, I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and a healthy living/weight loss blog at Passion for Life, Love, and Health.

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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello  PassionIsLife, :wave:

We are proud to have you as a member in our FineArtGroup.
Enjoy a collection of beautiful pictures and share your own work with us.
We hope you will have a great time with our group. :-)
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday Ashleigh
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Happy Birthday to you !!! :D (Big Grin) 
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Lovemusiciam Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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This is super late reply because I had a really rough beginning/months of school. Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my work! :D
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