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AS OLD AS YOUR FEARS... by chryssalis AS OLD AS YOUR FEARS... by chryssalis

When i was younger,i thought that those who're over 45 are already very old...finished..
As i grow older and older,i realize,that nothing changes in the inside...
Our minds and souls are always young..It's our body that's letting us down,betrays us..

And some day,we look in the mirror,and we see someone we don't recognize,
because in our minds we have the image of ourselves as we were young and fresh,
without the grey hair and the wrinckles..Without the fatigue in our glance and our joints...
And we wonder...Wouldn't it be easier to accept growing old,if our soul grew old too?
What kind of punishment is this?
As Oscar Wilde says in "The picture of Dorian Grey":

"The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young."




:star::star:This is a collaboration with my dear friend and wonderful artist :iconleilalilium:.
She has such great skills,her works always amaze me..
The idea of the concept "The fear of growing old" was hers and i thank her very much
because she gave me back my inspiration!
You can see her beautiful work here :star::star:


Unforgotten by :iconalecbell: [link]
I can glimpse my fate
as it watches me from the glass,
the truth face to face.



Credits

background::icondcsmc: [link]
model::iconxxtimeless-stockxx: [link]
dog::icon2000lightyearsaway: [link]
textures::iconsmoko-stock::iconskeelar-stock::iconfiresign24-7:
grass and tree borders brushes::iconmidnightstouch:

I'd love to hear your opinion about it..
I value every fav you give me,
even if I won't be able to thank
each and every one of you..
Thanks for watching my work! :iconlovesplz:

So kindly featured by my dearest :iconleilalilium: [link]
Thank you my lovely friend!It was great working with you!!:love:

Featured by :iconscheinbar: [link] [link] [link] :icondhikssy: [link] :iconcsnyder: [link] :iconfrozenstarro: [link] :iconevilpixie71: [link] :iconmustafa-h: [link]
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I'm so honored!Thank you!!:thanks:

Featured in :icondisturbingarthorror: by :iconlouis-cyphre: [link]
Thank you for the great honor,Max!:bow:
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:iconannamae22:
annamae22 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
love itHeart 
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:iconkerensaw:
KerensaW Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow just amazing and what I feel a lot - love it.
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neverxhale Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done work of this old concept.  Good job :)
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AndreaCCastaneda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
just ne thing fav and watch
this is amazing!
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AndreaCCastaneda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I cant stop watching this picture!
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Amazing job with great emotional message! :iconiloveit-plz::iconiloveit-plz::iconiloveit-plz:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I'm so glad you like it,my dear Plumita!!:aww::love::thanks:
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:iconbumimanusiastock:
bumimanusiastock Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I'm still on that state.
same like my old thinking, when I was 20 i said to my self, damn I'm 20 very old.
it was 12 years ago, now when I looking back.. I wish I was 20..
Life!
very great work!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I think we'll always be on that state..:nod:
Thank you so much,my dear friend!:bow:
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:iconcrisestepart:
CrisestepArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Great!!!!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thank you so much,Maria!:bow:
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:iconfairygirl12345:
Fairygirl12345 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I see.

The soul shall not age. The heart can.

But we shall be the same through thick and thin.

Through everything. We will still be human. We will still be us. We are perfectly imperfect. <3
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:iconstraylady:
straylady Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Fabulous, what a concept
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:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Superb work! :love:
Beautiful quote. :aww:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you so much,my dear friend!!:thanks::huggle:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You are so welcome! :tighthug:
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:iconcaptjimini:
captjimini Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very imaginative piece good job!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you so much!:bow:
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DemonikaDemise Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny, I thought the same when I was a child, and now I am almost 30 and think, I am still young but feel so old.
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yes,it is true...I'm glad you like it,my dear friend!:thanks::huggle:
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
How true your words are, Chryssalis. You did an amazing job.
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S-BlackART Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
amazing work hon , Features Here [link] :Heart: :glomp:
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:iconwiredwullff:
wiredwullff Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Too Scary to be a favorite-I am over the hump and I read the story once-old age is real -Lovecraft is a little more dark but unreal. which is scarier? Hitchcock might vote what is or could be real. I think.
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lorenzArts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Very Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlaxmi-arts:
Laxmi-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE :iconwowplz:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you sooooooo much,dear!!:thanks::tighthug:
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:iconrobhas1left:
robhas1left Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thank you so much,my friend:thanks::huggle:
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very hilarious collage, it see that was used many elements. It must take a long time finish this manip.
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
It was a really tough one..Especially the aged face of the model..:nod:
Thank you very much!:bow::hug:
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:iconmindtuber:
MindTuber Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I believe and this manip. would be deserved analysis under the microscope (some details about processing)
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SophysIsabella Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Marvelous I :heart: this
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thaaaaaaaank you !!:bow::huggle:
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JCCJ756 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Awesome Artwork!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank youuuuu!:love:
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JCCJ756 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Your Welcome!:love:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Awesome Athina...Stolen Time....:heart:...love your artz...:hug:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Thank you soooo much,my dear Mark!And i love yours!:bow::huggle:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Artist
Welcome!..:iconbowplz:...just a newbe..
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Not so newbe!:)And with great talent!:):huggle:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Artist
:love:..Thanks Athina!..:hug:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
It is the truth!:):love:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Artist
FEAR or TRUTH....;-)..:hug:...i trust you...Fav n Run..say Hi when you have time,or see a really shitty pic posted by me..:lol:...:hug::heart:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
:lmao:You are amazing!:tighthug:
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Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
We must banish all mirror's and be forever young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a brilliant offering on your part... love it!!!! Must share with all my "OLD" friends on FB.
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
That is so true!!If we close our eyes,we think of ourselves as we were young..
This is my very favourite work..I'm happy you like it,my dearest Gayle!
Thank you so much,my beautiful friend!:thanks::huggle::love:
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rsiphotography Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so Epic...wonderful work
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thank you soooooo much!!:bow:
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HappyFaerieDance Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kinda reminds me of the music video for Lemonade by Cocorosie :heart:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I'm so glad you like it,my friend!:thanks:
I'm going to watch this video..:)
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