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Addiction by shkaro Addiction by shkaro
Smoking is an addiction.

(Not judging anyone, I'm a smoker myself).

Arm stock used from AlternativeMachine
The rest of the photos are mine except the smoke brushes which are from falln-brushes <--- has some amazing brushes, go check him out ;)
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matthewjones554 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  New member
The stuff written in the blogs have allured me!!!  Drug Rehab Youngstown Ohio
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PathwaysRecovery Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
very powerful imagery
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome. I'm actually writing a short story about addiction to cigarettes at the moment and this is quite inspiring!
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:iconshkaro:
shkaro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Short story? I would like to read it :)
And I'm also very glad this inspired you in the process ;)
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Freak-With-Issues Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the mixture of what most people picture when addiction comes to mind and what your particular addiction is.
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Kreationyst Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Photographer
What an incredible photo. Even the idea would never have occurred to me. I appreciate the fact that you mention it's not a judgmental thing, but more of a warning for those who haven't picked up the habit yet.
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shkaro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thank you so much for your appreciation. Yeah I'm not judging anyone since I'm a smoker myself, but I keep comforting myself with following...I smoke only when I drink :))
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Kreationyst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Yeah, I smoke when I'm stressed...but that's all the time, y'know? It's good to see others who understand that, while smoking is bad, stopping it isn't just that easy.
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shkaro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Never smoke when you're stressed...actually don't be stressed, life's not about getting stressed :)
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Kreationyst Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Haha...so true, yet so difficult. Ohmmmmmmmm...........
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EZReader111 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Truly remarkable. Most kids should see this before they decide to take up smoking. Well done.
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hakanayana Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
beautiful
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CrystalGraphic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
respect! Keep up the good work :D:D
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shkaro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Thanks ;)
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MudBug93 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This great work has been featured here, [link]. Cheers!
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motionwind Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
mindblowing congrats
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:iconshkaro:
shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks, I like that you like it :))
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Jacob-Joseph Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea !
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IrisVampyria Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Amazing job! :D
I wish idea like that crossed my mind =P
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shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
What are you talking about? :P
You have some great works in your gallery, looking forward to seeing the next one ;)
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IrisVampyria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Photographer
Ahah, well, sometimes I see some deviations here on dA and I think: wow, it's so amazing, I wish I had that idea! Ehe, I guess you know what I mean!

I just posted a new deviation. It's mature content, don't know if you wanna see it, eheh. It's pretty dark x_x'

Anyway, you really did a good job there! :)
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Talik13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Nicely done
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:iconshkaro:
shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
nice of you to say that ;)
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M4xC4v413r4 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG soooo awesome :+fav:
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shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
many thanks ;)
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
To my shame I smoke. Really hard to stop though...:(
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shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I'm a smoker too, but ideas don't pick you by your smoking or not smoking habits :))
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
True...;)
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The13thZomber Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very interesting idea :)
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shkaro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thank you ;)
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sufined Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
nice concept and idea :)
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:iconshkaro:
shkaro Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thx, I appreciate that :)
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HermeticDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
realy good work ! :) and great idea :) btw how u made it ? if i can ask :D i learn with PS but im not shure if i know how to do something like that.. i gues there is some ash overlays and so but... :D realy great work :)
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shkaro Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Ask away anything you'd like to know. I remember when I first started working in ps or ai, so I know any help is much appriciated. First I collected appropriate stock photos that seemed to fit the idea. Then i croped all the unnecessary parts of the photos that I didn't intend to use. After that it was just a matter of putting them all together in a proper way and masking them to hide the parts where the ashes overlap. The key was in this particular case that I had bunch of layers of ashes that allowed me to manipulate them in a way I liked. It did took some time to put all the pieces together but once I was pleased with the outcome I tweaked the picture with some smoke and lighting. The best thing about photoshop is that there are many many great tutorial sites that helps you to learn allmost everything there is about photoshop, the rest is on you and you imagination ;)
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HermeticDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ty :) i download " photoshop top secret " 4 + 1 bonus DVD realy great tutorials :) so i watch it all and than i hope i get tablet to chrismass :D but don't thin so :/ at mouse working in PS sucks.... :D

hmm btw collecting stocks...yeas, and find the right stock is some one the hardest part of creating picture :D Did you know some interesting free stock sites please ?
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shkaro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
When using stocks, it's best to use your own. If that's not possible then use stocks whose artists gave permission to use the stocks in a non-commercial way or if you do need to use them in such manner then it's inevitable to contact the artist whose stock you used and arrange some kind of agreement in which both parties are satisfied ;)

istock, shutterstock, sxc, fotolia, bigstockphoto and many many more. But my advice is search deviantART first. There are numerous amazing stocks and people here are great and will help you in any way they can ;)
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HermeticDude Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ok :) ty for help :)
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AlternativeMachine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Amazing idea, thankyou for using my stock for it
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shkaro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Really glad you liked it, amazing stock...but you allready knew that ;)
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formalART Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great idea
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shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thx, I appreciate it ;)
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Leica-Bogdan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
just perfect...you let me spechless.
very good composition
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shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Very thank you much :))
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alvinpck Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Overused concept for an anti-smoking ad.
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:iconshkaro:
shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Agreed on overused part, I did see a few works on this subject but you could at least give me a credit for idea ;)
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alvinpck Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
What you are trying to say in the idea is "cigarette destroys you", right? That isn't new either. And I'm not sure what the drug jab is doing in an anti-smoking ad. Isn't it confusing? Well, the only thing that I could thumbs up for is the photoshop skill. I'm sorry.
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shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
What I'm trying to say is that I see nicotine addiction more as an obssesion then as an disease. How you got "cigarette destroys you" tagline from that is beyond me. So, not seeing it as an disease it's not and cannot be terminal, it's an excessive psychological dependence. It can be treated, it's hard, but it's possible. The drug part refers to the addiction part, because people get more agitated about deaths caused by heroine addiction then on the ones nicotine caused. So, comparing the heroin addiction to nicotine addiction and making them similar to one and other will (in my mind) make people think more then the neverending "Stop smoking, you're dying" campaign. I'm sorry if you got confused over this.
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TEDiLICIOUS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
wow powerful stuff, good job :)
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shkaro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Thx very much ;)
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TEDiLICIOUS Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
no problem, was it for made for an add?
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