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Overcoming Shyness by Vilva Overcoming Shyness by Vilva
This is my entry for the mini contest over at [link] ! I won :,D All the other entries were so amazing though! Thanks so much guys!! :hug: :iconranaplz:

I gave this a go since I could personally relate to it, having been shy before in the past :aww: So here's my depiction of the phases of shyness- not necessarily in order. (the colors are random btw! They're not meant to carry deep symbolic meaning of any sort xD)
From left to right:
Blue: subconsciously tugging on hair I still do this all the time! :|
Pink: finding it somewhat difficult to start/ engage in convo
Red: hyperventilating before a show or presentation
Purple: knowing the answer to a question but too shy to raise your hand
Green: not knowing the answer but being picked on because you're shy and never rose your hand I HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS!! :nuu:
Black/yellow: Overcoming shyness by stepping into the spotlight and realizing that it's not that bad! :la: See, even the butterflies have flown out your stomach! :la:

On another note, this is also inspired by my little sister who is super shy, but is going to be performing in her first play ever (Oliver Twist) this week!! :la: :la: I'm really quite proud of her :happycry: She's been so timid before and yet this time decided to take the initiative to audition! :eager: So.. the last panel in particular is dedicated to her :hug:

art me! Vivian R Lin :iconvilva:
Please refrain from altering or using without my permisson. Thank you!
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EnchantedRyn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This totally made me think of my childhood. I was quiet and shy and I didn't start becoming more social until my teens. Love this so much!!! :D
Tomboy14 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can totally relate to this.
AbbyElena Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
that was sweet of you - i <3 this :)
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:aww: I'm glad you do! :heart:
AbbyElena Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist
:3 <3
HenrikeD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
Know the feeling.
LOVE the last panel!
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thanks! I'm glad you do! :hug:
Cali-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this is amazing! I love it so much, and I can so relate to it! I'm really really shy and awkward when talking to people who aren't friends or family, and I'm struggling at the moment. So this is really inspiring. Thank you! :D
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you! :hug: I went through all this too at one point :blushes: I'm so glad you found it somewhat inspiring! :love:
Cali-the-cat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: You're welcome! Being shy is really hard, I don't know how people can overcome it! It takes a lot of courage.
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