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lies by akirakirai lies by akirakirai
To be dishonest. You feel as though you can't say what you truly feel from the heart and keep it inside until it wells up, and you just live a lie.

Especially when it comes to those you care for the most.

mechanical pencil, touch ups with openCanvas
Do not use my art without permission please.
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bradleypride Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I have been also fighting clinical deppression since very young age. Your drawings show all these emotions asociated with this terrible disease, so accurately. I just wished there is more understanding of this illnes in the society. In my country i feel like in medieval Times where i need to by ashamed that im sick. sometimes i feel like it would be better to have cancer or other terminal disease. In which case you get suport and understanding from everybody. In peoples minds its ok to die from cancer, but when You die because of deppression (suicide) its a shameful act, but infact its the same thing (body and mind giving up the fight with the illness).
meliodasi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
I feel this picture so much.
SwordmasterCassius Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
"All of us wear masks, mine are just better crafted."
Treboni Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the shading on this!
clawdeenwolf88 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this... is so true... O.O
RainfoxArts Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most extremelly relatable thing I've seen
Alphieus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Is there a print of this running around that I can buy? I sort of desperately need to have this framed on my wall.
EndlessBlueOcean Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work so much
LordToms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really my favorite work of yours. And it makes feel like the description you wrote here. Great job ! 
the-reaper-kiddo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
i love it because it can relate to me on many levels  and the art work is amazing as well that it describes everyday life. that we all wear a mask as knowing this feeling it hurtsHeart  
Appeldust Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a mask like that to... this drawing is so beautiful its just like how I feel.
great work!
ERRORUserUknown Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is very amazing. You understand me. "You feel as though you cant say what you truly feel from the heart and keep it inside" that line really got to me. Because that describes part of me. I keep it all inside because it will destroy people knowing im this hurt. So i keep it inside so it can destroy me. And i cannot put my thoughts into words. I cant say it so people can truly understand. They wont ever understand. They will listen, but they wont understand. And if i tell my feelings, i feel like i am an attention whore, seeking attention, wanting someone to comfort me on purpose. Thats what haunts me. Thats why i keep my thoughts to myself. But i can express some of my feelings here because you dont know exactly who i am. Enough about me! Your art is truly amazing! I love it!!! (Sorry this comment is so long)
DarkNightlitMoons Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel that way so many times...
VaridamianGamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the way you draw and hope that, one day, I may be as good as you. :) You're a massive inspiration to me.
guineapig590 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014

we all where a mask, physically, emotionally, we lie to ourselves' we lie to our loved one' we lie to strangers for they don't know what's truly behind each of our masks nor do we know

What's behind theirs we hide behind or masks sorrow, anger, hatred, love, our own minds who truly knows someone who can tell what's behind each of our masks you see someone smiling

they could be crying behind that mask, they could be angry behind that mask. You see someone crying on the floor people think that persons weak chances are this person is the strongest in the room. no one can truly tell what's behind the mask we put on in daily life nor do most try. People act happy to keep their loved ones happy this is a simple truth. but how can they know what's really going on.

(Your art freakin inspires poetry keep up the good work)

HaNenoKaZe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Bought this piece today at MegaCon. Looking at some of the works before even seeing the titles and they display the emotions so clearly. Keep up the amazing work!
AnonRemains Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Or has she, for [reason here], been forced to act upon an ethical dilemma... The mask representing a persona that she did not particularly enjoy taking.

:) just another take, before I read your description.
MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
This is so Awesome, ur an amazing artist ^^
IkaKako Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
''To be dishonest. You feel as though you can't say what you truly feel from the heart and keep it inside until it wells up, and you just live a lie.

Especially when it comes to those you care for the most.
'' << how do you know that? :D
RikaStormfeldthefox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
and my art teacher had a massive hate on for mechanical pencils, saying they can't do proper art. lmao this proves her so wrong! >w> love this pic!
Dantes-lil-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the way you draw. It expresses what the picture is really about
marcotres Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
living life with a mask a hard role but one that helps others from the best of someone caring
LightningIdle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I don't want to say anything because I'm not very good with words and I'm afraid I'll offend you. Just know that this touches me deeply.
mytoesarecool Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh my god this is amazing. i love the way her eyes look slightly puffy, as if she's been crying.
lifethroughanime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Truth of self concealed
Breathing is hard behind it
All the more I smile.

Akirakirai, this artpiece and its theme inspired me to write this haiku poem. A long time ago my art instructor told me that good art transcends its time. I think your works of this kind provide a refreshing interpretation of the darker nature of the human condition. I especially like the way light and dark contrast, as if each is vying for mastery over the other. It's a very real testament to the push and pull within all of us, and the ways in which we choose to express this, as in "kirai" versus "suki". Thank you for sharing your talent :)
blackheartedpenguin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
this reminds me of a poem i wrote called mask...
chemisTree Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
xxYoungMoneyxx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am just in love with your drawings, they show so much emotion it's so overwhelming.
PandoraXSanity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Its the lies we all fear that we can`t get away from..isnt it...
PaiiNn69390926 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student
tus dibujos estan genialess
Suiish Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept. We all wear masks on a daily basis, like, when smeone asks me if im ok, sometimes even though you arnt all you can do is smile and say im fine. Its so weird that somehow talking to complete strangers about stuff can be easier than the ones closest to us. I guess we dont want them to worry or fuss over us.
squrenerd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey,would it be ok if i redraw this?i will give full credit if allowed.i think youre artwork is amazing.
FeatherFactory Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a beautiful piece. I really love your work.
truthmask0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
very poetic, specially in this nowadays society where lies became so normal that we seem to forget to take of the mask

even so, lies are not completely black, is it wrong to make a dying person smile in his last hour by making a small lie?

btw, I really like your art, the way you use the shadows is great
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh so many times we shield our heart from those we love and bear all the burdens alone with a smile upon our face...great work hon really great work love it, i can feel it all the emotion :aww:
cuchicat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Blacklakeraven Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
i know this feeling and this is a beautifuk interpritation of it!
Blacklakeraven Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
i know this feeling and this is a beautiful interpritation!
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artist
I love the emotion and the symbolism in this... you demonstrate the true purpose of art.
Purplee-stark08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very beautiful, expressive drawing~

I liked how the shadows sort of 'personified' the lies ^^
VanyaMegami Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
SoaringEmerald Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And The faceless monster takes over
Zitatchi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. ^_^
Prader Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
It's funny, but I really like your sadder drawings. They're so emotional and don't need color to be beautiful. Please keep drawing :happycry:
tofu-survivor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
This is a really great interpretation of lies- nice work. :D
FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept. Very true to life.
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
johs19 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:Q________ I LOVE YOU ART *------------*
iiPocki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
You touch on a very real and difficult subject. This picture matches it beautifully. <3 Fabulous work!
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work !!! very pretty
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