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Thirteen - 'It's Like There's Two of Me' (4/5) by imorawetz
Thirteen - 'It's Like There's Two of Me' (4/5)

"Life is Pain."

Fourth painting in a series of five - part of a commission. Portraying Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley (Olivia Wilde) from House. The general idea was to portray the pivotal moments in the character's arc. This one is based on S07E20 - "Changes".

Up until this point 'Thirteen' might have kept her misery to herself, but to invert a line from early on in the series, "Well, I guess you can't be around that much misery and not get any on you." It's an episode that basically revels in misery: Offering plenty of retorts between House and 'Thirteen', but not in the usual negative/positive way, more like negative/negative. The otherwise internally channeled misery is instead channeled outwards, giving us two characters who, at least in this episode, are quite similar. The writers were quite obvious about this, having several lines repeated throughout the episode, but I guess "we are who we are," as trite as that is.

Pursuit of Misery
House: Miserable stays miserable. Happy doesn't buy lottery tickets in the first place.
'Thirteen': Our level of happiness is set. It's in our DNA. No cash payout's gonna change that.
House: It's like there's two of me.
'Thirteen': You're the one who said miserable stays miserable.
House: But you keep saying it. Several times a day.
'Thirteen': I love being back, having every theory you and I share used as proof of my own personal damage.
Taub: His long lost love is a fraud. Thirteen figured that out.
House: Good for her.
Taub: Decades of menial work, three cancers couldn't make him die miserable. She just did.
'Thirteen': The truth made him miserable.
House: It's like there's two of me.
House: It will end horribly.
'Thirteen': Not for him. She may take all his money, and he may be a naive idiot, but he'll always be hopeful, so he'll always be happy.
House: You lost your mother. You euthanized your brother. You got the life expectancy of a pretty good sitcom. If you can convince yourself that you'd be miserable no matter what - even without all that stuff, then maybe you don't have to hate the universe for dumping a giant turd on you.
Fatalism is your survival mechanism.
'Thirteen': And you? Dumped by everyone you've ever loved. Rehab was a bust. Your leg feels like somebody took a giant bite out of it.
We are who we are. Lotteries are stupid.

Oh, there's a few things I gotta say
Make no mistake, I'm mad
'Cause every good thing I had abandoned me
A sad and lonesome me

I'm the walking wounded
I'd say it to your face
But I can't find my place

There's nothing here worth saving

Painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intuos Pro.
Reference was used.
Commissioned by: rasmusvn.
All Quotes + House-isms

I do not take commissions for traditional paintings (oil, acrylic, etc.) as I am simply not as confident with 'real' paint as I am with digital. I create my paintings in Photoshop CS6 and use a Wacom Intuos5. Please do not email me asking whether I will do a painting on canvas for you.

Don't expect a work of art for under $70. I'm sitting for hours and painting from scratch, you aren't going to be scammed - this is my way of making a living, so please respect that.

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Isabella Morawetz
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Absolutely wonderful art.  There's a lot of art on DA but this is truly amazing!
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The-Rmickey Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You probably hear this a lot... But your gallery is really nice and solid! I like how your paintings are a piece of work and come to life :) 

I hope to be that good some day :)

Nice gallery, nice to meet you and I also like the texture you put on them ^^ 
Esgalor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Your art is really , really amazing!!  I don't know why you don't have more pageviews! You deserve more! :D
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I love your style!  I really enjoyed roaming around your gallery.  One great piece after another! :-)
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Happy Date o' Birth!
tcarroll12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! Just came across your gallery from a Buzzfeed article promoting your Breaking Bad art. As a fellow digital painter, how do you get the canvas texture on some portions of your shadows?
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