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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:

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art © me! Vivian R Lin :iconvilva:
Please refrain from altering or using without my permisson. Thank you!
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:iconkawaiijappy:
Kawaiijappy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could step out of my shyness like you have :( 
Sigh I'm so lonely and depressed at school because everyone around me
is the opposite of me and think I'm weird so they try to avoid me 
and not become "contagious" with my "diease" 
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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
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Tomboy14 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can totally relate to this.
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AbbyElena Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
that was sweet of you - i <3 this :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:aww: I'm glad you do! :heart:
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:iconabbyelena:
AbbyElena Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist
:3 <3
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HenrikeD Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artist
Know the feeling.
LOVE the last panel!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thanks! I'm glad you do! :hug:
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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
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:iconvilva:
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:
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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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Seabit Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the drawings and the concept of all of this :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconseabit:
Seabit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome! :la:
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SofiaSevero Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ahhh im still like that. overcoming shyness is hard.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh agreed! Sometimes you just need to put yourself out there.. But once you do it's usually worth it, I think ^.^
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:iconcocolox:
Cocolox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
this is almost like me- except for the red one.
you are a very good artist!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks so much! :hug:
xD That's a good thing though! Being nervous just before the curtain goes up just sucks! :P
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:iconcocolox:
Cocolox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
ur welcome!:)
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:iconfiarcurrin:
fiarcurrin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I never do the purple one because it's to hard for me to resist answering.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:XD:!
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:iconzanderkahdoma:
ZanderKahdoma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Photographer
This is super cute!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!! :aww:
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:iconzanderkahdoma:
ZanderKahdoma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Photographer
you're welcome
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:icontr1st3r:
tr1st3r Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute, and such a neat display of a personal journey!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:,D Thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconmighty-morphin-mimi:
Mighty-Morphin-Mimi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
this reminds me of myself sometimes
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I sure there's other people on the boat as well though! :iconblushplz:
Ahhh toy story! :faint::love: haha I love your sig! :XD:
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Mighty-Morphin-Mimi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
:) lol thanks
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EndlessSecrets Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   General Artist
This is so lovely!!!! It perfectly represents my own shyness -except I have yet to make it to the black-yellow stage. I can't get over how sweet these drawings are!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! :iconblushplz: I'm sure you will soon enough though! :la: I believe in you! :la: Aww thanks so much!! :tighthug:
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HarryPotter98 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Yes! Thanks God ! More of your drawings! :D
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha! Oh, you~ :tighthug: :iconblushplz:
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:iconharrypotter98:
HarryPotter98 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:D
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SpicyMangoz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that concept with the butterflies!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz: Thank you!!
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:iconspicymangoz:
SpicyMangoz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconilavplz: You're welcome!!
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:iconanguispoetica:
AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thankies!! :aww:
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:iconanguispoetica:
AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome~
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LittlePonyo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this so good! I can recognise myself in this! x)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks so much! :hug: I'm glad it turned out somewhat relatable :aww:
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:iconohsasha:
OhSasha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is lovely :aww:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :hug:
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OhSasha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np! :aww: :huggle:
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starrasberry89 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
The pink one is so me. Brilliant depictions of shyness ^_^
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thanks so much!:tighthug:
haha sometimes there's just nothing much to say! :XD:
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starrasberry89 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're welcome :)
Very true! And if it's a new person, I think of something but then think, no they won't be interested in that haha
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Britt315 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
oh i really love the story of this!:aww: and that's very sweet of you to draw, being inspired by you and your sister!:aww:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww thank you so much!:tighthug:
haha thanks ^^ I always get inspiration by such random things! :iconhurrplz:
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