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Van Gogh Gone Wrong by Skailla Van Gogh Gone Wrong by Skailla
Van Gogh was painting passionately that summer afternoon. Completely possessed by his work, he put all his emotions into every brush stroke, creating the most amazing and vivid tones, giving life to the beauties in his mind. When suddenly... SPLASH! Green paint went everywhere. Even the sunflowers he had picked that day couldn't be helped!
Poor Van Gogh, perhaps it would be better to slow down next time!

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I have serious problems.
It can't be helped xD

Anyway, you probably wasn't expecting anything like that from me, like, EVER. But believe me, I wasn't either!
I've never been very found of Van Gogh, I've gotta admit. Most of what kept me from liking him was the thought that he had ended with his own life, and that's certainly something I do not approve of.
But that was only until I got to read an incredible story about him which came out in a magazine about two years ago. There, it announced that Vincent did not kill himself. He was actually killed accidentally by two boys who were already known for bullying him, when they had the brightest idea of shooting with a pistol to scare the artist, while he was at the wheat fields. Van Gogh only died 2 days after the incident, and took the blame claiming that he was the one who had shot himself, so that the boys wouldn't get in trouble.
I couldn't find this specific article, but here's a very similar one: [link]

This little story truly got me, and I embarked in a quest to find out more and more about this artist. Why would he take the blame for them? What if this is not the only controversy about his life? a thousand questions hit my mind, and I looked for every single answer. I've researched SO much about him that I ended up knowing from the biggest of legends until the most ordinary facts about his life. And I've gotta tell you, this was probably the most intriguing researches I have ever made!

And the more I read about him, the more I realize who he truly was. NOT who the media wanted him to be, but his true self.

And I love him after that. He had such a loving heart, what a wonderful person. A misunderstood genius. Is there anything sadder than that?

BLAH, I want to share all the stuff I found out about him with you guys, but I'm already blabbing too much here! I'm so sorry!
I'll have another opportunity to talk about that later, I hope!

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Anyways, I wanted to thank every single one of you who supported me in my last deviation. Seriously, I don't even know how to thank you for all you've done for me!
I'm going to reply the comments soon, but I just wanted you guys to know… That I'm forever thankful. :hug:

Have a nice week my dear friends!!:hug:
I've really gotta go now, I'll check my spelling when I come back! Sorry if you didn't understand me!!
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:iconjankovic123:
Jankovic123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of you Furrys, please stop.
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EpicSkiFreak Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Being color blind, Van Gogh is one of my biggest inspirations because he was color blind too. :3 Love this picture :heart:
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5Nights Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help and think of Doctor Who when I see this, because Van Gogh drew a vase of sunflowers xD Amazing picture.
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:iconleylamarias:
LeylaMarias Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Wait, somethings not right here...."
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:iconalexismehnme:
AlexIsMehNme Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha Indeed
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:iconsanakya:
Sanakya Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Awsome!
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this is really nice!
Van Gogh was a misunderstood artist :(
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:iconfendland:
fendland Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artist
Love this!Can you tech me how to draw like that?
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:iconakailla:
Akailla Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing. I want to be like you some day...
I love your style. I also looked at your old drawings and compared it to the new ones, which was an incredibale improvement! :)
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lttttt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
haha... nice!
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:iconnoobertk:
Noobertk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
hehe cute
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:iconalvringer:
alvringer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the style you did this in and the colours/shading
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how a lot of his paintings look: like he just splattered a bunch of dots here and there and went crazy :) he's still one of my fave artists, tho, lol
OMG! really? why is that not mentioned more? Everything we know about him is completely wrong, then! :O
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:iconkerl-of-fox-county:
Kerl-of-Fox-County Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You paint the picture.. not yoursel!
However, this way is more fun :-)
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:iconjadenwolf:
JadenWolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did he bite his own ear? Must have been a long one! XD
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:iconfoxteeth:
foxteeth Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i absolutely loooove the colours youve used to shade here <3 and id never heard that about van gogh! interesting
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34356534355 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
BONITa como voce.
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:iconkloddy44:
Kloddy44 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it's very beautiful draw =3
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. This is so cute! : D
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RayfordSteele Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa whoa whoa! Hold the phone! Where have I been?! I'm a day late?? Haha! Gosh! School is nuts.
Well anyway, this is adorable!!! And what a touching story. For real.
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Nadasi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:) It's true, you can always surprise us somehow!
What I mostly like in this cute deviation is the expression of Van Gogh's face and the way you drew his moustache! :D

I wish you a nice week too! :)
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SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
WOAH WHAT>.... > O_O
OMG .. you have just made this artist re-appreciate Van Gogh after Doctor Who ...
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SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
OMg i love you this is so cool.
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Mytokyokitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! I love it. This reminds me of my little niece. She loves to paint herself or pretty much cover herself in anything. :D
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Green-Viper Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Super funny and nice :D welldone!
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:iconmagic3w:
Magic3W Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Did his drawing explode or something?

Cool work!
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:iconandrea-the-wolf:
Andrea-the-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
OMG ! This picture is AWESOME !!! The shadings are "a tomber par terre" !!! <3<3<3 It's probably your best picture ever ! =D Great job !!! =)
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Lulu-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love it great wooorkk :D :D
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hatixato Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
awww very nice! :love:
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vuk-91 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

I was expecting something like this after I saw you faving Van Gogh fanarts. (Especially the ones that reminded me about total drama, tho Van gogh was in the Clone high)

Poor soul. He didnt deserve the suicide.
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Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha xD oh so you got me! xD
Yes, I kind of liked Van Gogh from Clone High, the style looked neat on him!=D
There wasn't much material about him on DA tho :/

Indeed he did not. But I'm still reaserching about him, and the more I read, the more I realize that there was probably no suicide. You should read that article sometime, it's quite interesting, and it shows a different side of the artist! :)
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vuk-91 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oki, I'm sure the sschool will teach his life for a first step, tho I already looked about him in Wikipedia where none mentioned suicide, so youre most likely right.

OMG I missed talking to ya ^^
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one.

Have heard of that story regarding his death. Just never looked it up. I find it sad that he didn't get recognition during his lifetime, but I've noticed that seems to be a trend with a lot of artists.
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Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! =D

Yes, me too :/ I wished he had gained the recognition he deserved while he lived.
tho there's something funny I read about him in a site: Did van Gogh want this success? It’s impossible to say for sure, but he wrote in a letter not long before he died, “In a painter’s life, it is generally the case that success is the worst thing of all.”
it's funny to think about that, but I believe he's kind of right. If he had gained success, his paitings would end up being controled by his public, and he wouldn't be free to paint what he truly wanted to, and cause all the impact he brought to the world with his art.
but still, its very sad that he was kept so unknown for all his life. He was a true genius. I truly wished people had seen that at the time.
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have heard that argument regarding an artists success. I'm not what you would call an art enthusiast, but I do know when something looks great. Honestly, I only know of a few artists, but my favorite so far would be Salvador Dali. I have always been into surrealism.
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animallover1990 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the reason van go went insain was the lead in the paints that he used. he was allways holding paintbrushes in his mouth and becaue of that he would end up eating some paint little by little the lead bilt up and he went nuts.

the picture looks great and its good to see your art again.
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Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, the chemistry from his paints was indeed a big problem. Tho this was not the only reason, you know. He had many emotional issues and the people around him weren't exactly helping (besides, of course, his brother).

thank you very much for that! I'm happy to hear so!:aww:
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animaldeathnote Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha xD Very nice!
I love his expression and your shading has improved a lot! :D
Keep it up~ :heart:
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Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!:aww::hug:
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SpyroTheReturn2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, cool! nice art, interesting story, what more could we ask for!
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, thank you very much for that!:aww:
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:iconspyrothereturn2:
SpyroTheReturn2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
youre welcome! youre actually one of my favorite artists on this website! :D
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crisisastar15 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous as always <3 and whoa. I just learned something new D:, poor Van Gogh :(
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!!:aww:
yeah... the poor man had a rough life :cry:
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Kryat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've done it again! Heck, he was one epic artist and if this is in fact true, he has earned my respect.

I salute you, Mr. Gogh! *salutes*
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Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! xD I'm indeed very happy to hear that my friend!:aww:
he was a very admirable person, that he was! :salute:
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GoldenPichu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! And I didnt know that he didn't kill himself. I though he did. :0
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:iconskailla:
Skailla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!:aww:
well, this is still a theory, but from what I've read, I do believe that this is the real truth behind his story!
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GoldenPichu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting :0 :iconawwwplz:
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Moongaze14 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I never knew about that. I bet he would be proud of seeing your drawing.
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