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Bernadette the Brave
By AudreyBenjaminsen   |   Watch
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Published: March 28, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 AudreyBenjaminsen

I created this short  narrative a couple months ago, but I finally feel ready to share it with you. Despite its length, making this was a laborious process and took me quite some time to put together.

(media: charcoal, graphite and digital)

This story is personal to me, but you can interpret it whatever way you please.

And don't forget to check out my kickstarter project for publishing a concept art/ visual development book! 

All help and generosity is appreciated :) (Smile) You all are the best. 

Bernadette the Brave

Bernadette gets lost and scared in a crowd when life is too much. She imagines that the swarms of people around are a forest of trees to cope.

As she walks through the imagined trees, she sees they all have unique faces like the people in the crowd.

Bernadette comes across one in particular with a doorknob. It beacons to her with a golden light. She opens the face and climbs inside.

There she finds a golden world. 

This world is wonderous, as if it was made just for Bernadette. It is a place of serenity, safety curiosity, and beauty. 

However, back in the forest of faces, danger awaits. Another has found his way into Bernadette’s mind. The danger wields an axe and finds the tree with the golden world. 

As he takes his axe to Bernadette’s tree, everything within her world splits, including her body. But from her body comes the source of the golden light. Bernadette holds the power to fight back.

This is your world. You may be small, and It’s okay to be afraid.  But know that when fear is crippling and invades your heart, you hold the ultimate power to fight back and conquer. 

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RawSunlightProfessional Digital Artist
Stunning work, Audrey
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Beautiful! It is a visual poem, thank you for posting it, enjoyed it very much!
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Wow, what a beautiful comic!!! Love the use of so less colours!
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Amazing! Congrats on the DD, you really deserve it!!!
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I can barely find words to describe how utterly beautiful this piece is. What a wonderful concept. Thanks for everything! 
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RAMWOC87Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohmygosh, this is so beautiful that I can't even-
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LostbunniesofWendyProfessional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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This is stunning! I adore the style
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DiamondLegacyStudent Digital Artist
TouchedThis is absolutely beautiful Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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This is wonderful!!
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I don't know what to say. Beautiful.
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dmkozickaProfessional Traditional Artist

This is awesome. Beautifully done. I like it very,very much !

Congratulations on the well deserved DD !

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PinguiculaStudent Traditional Artist
This all is beautifull. The drawings are breathtaking, phantamasgorial and truly georgeous. Thanks for that!
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FractaldragonProfessional Artisan Crafter
Beautifully rendered, lovely and intriguing piece. Congrats on the DD!
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wow, I really like the story
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mea00Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
KURIZKURIZniKALAIHobbyist General Artist
Captivating and touching  both the artwork and the story.
Thank you so much for sharing . *Free Icon/Emote* Molang (I Love It!) 

Congratz for a well -deserved DD! :heart:
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Congratulations on the DD :clap:
Have a nice day! :swoon: by PunkyB
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