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Out of the Woods by DestinyBlue Out of the Woods by DestinyBlue
You made it. You came so far through the dimness and the dark, and stand at the end with your reward: pale sunlight on your face.  How does it feel?

Mm, I'm not so talkative right now. Going to let the picture speak, it says a lot... for those who want to listen...


Peace, love and looking closely

Edit: Wow, a DD! Thank you so much, made my day :heart:

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Given 2015-02-05
Out of the Woods by DestinyBlue

The artist demonstrates masterful command of colors and light while symbolically capturing the essence of triumph. ( Featured by Aeirmid )
ShiraYukiHyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this
Neloryx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful !
bakethis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
I would like to obtain the rights to use this in a public education mental health awareness poster for the NYC Board of Ed. Happy to pay you a fee. Please let me know. 

Can I DM you for costs? 
packy1800 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Very nice
stefangrossmann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Artist
This is a fantastic allegory and the light is just wonderful. Really like your works, keep it up :) !
celescao Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Big-bad-Rocket Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017
The light in this is beautiful. Well it's all beautiful.
VioletFlowerMist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it Heart 3D 
Sketch06 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It feels quite wonderful, really 
Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This reminds me of the scene in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" where the boys dare each other to stand on a stump with their back to the woods.
Our minds create the worst monsters.
Chigish48 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Great Work, Love the colors.
LadyTroodon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love the inspiring symbolic value of this piece! 
Doctor-Sweg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Syther66 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this, reminds me of how I feel sometimes coming out of a difficult situation.
inaraj Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
This image was sent me when I was I'm depths of depression and anxiety. It immediately became a lifeline that I clung to as I stumbled through those dark paths, hoping one day to feel that sunlight.

I have found it, least for the moment, and I made here, in part, because of this image. So thank you, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. ❤
Miandri Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist
I love this picture and the meaning of it so much.
Think I should buy it as a print and put it on a wall where I can see it every time as a reminder that better times will come sometime. ♡Thank you so's like your art would say what my soul couldn't ♡
And all the best for you :3
the-sun-after-rain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
This picture speaks VOLUMES. Thank you for making it. I hope you are well. Heart 
FayreAbyssus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do I order the prints?
Kitty-Cats-And-Pigs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see you ominous shadowy creatures...
CarameliaBriana Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Amazing ^^
Momo-The-Unknown Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture gives me a sense of Deja Vu... It's so enchanting...
Iglybo Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
beautiful ^^
spitesyre Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Gorgeous. <3
Everas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
I'm so proud of myself 

I didn't go through anything really tramatic- but being away from God at all is annoying and hard for me and I just went through my hardest time of feeling away from God and it was all my fault but I'm closer than ever- but I didn't have to leave to realize how good He is and KIND 
AloeDreams Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There are actually no words to describe this. 
But I have been in that exact place. I can feel the sunlight just thinking about it. Beautiful. :)
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Love the colors, and the description is so beautiful!
LemonNeko1911 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
are we out of the woods yet are we out of the woods yet are we out of the woods yet are we out of the woods?
seriously, this drawing is pure beautiful and magnificent!
TheTreeOfMemories Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
No words are good enough to describe this. It's more than beautiful, better than great and more amazing than I could have imagined.
i love this, it loock so alive!
VitaniAmkova Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Just noticed the spooky creatures...nice
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Taylor Swift has a brand new music video uploaded on YouTube yesterday which just so happens to be called 'Out of the Woods', and immediately it made me think of this wonderful upload of yours :)

Here's her video if you'd like to see it. Some of it at the beginning reminded me of this wonderful picture…
ATypicalAtypical Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
This is truly beautiful. :')
One of my favorite pictures from you, which is saying a lot, because your gallery is full of heartfelt beauty.

I bet those beastly shadow creatures must've made traversing through the forest so fearful and difficult. I also bet the person never thought that s/he'd make it out of there alive, but they did, and I'm proud of them. <3 

The person's posture and how they just absorb the light…words can't describe. So poignant.
CrymsonOnyx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
He trudged through the trees, the wind whispering around him. Despite the beauty and colors of the leaves, it felt dark and lonely. He'd gone on, long past the others who'd given up, listening to the ever present voice urging them to go back.
He could have easily become one of the many who stopped, who gave up hope with no sky in sight. The canopy choked them of their life, so they all dropped off silently, one by one.
But he didn't. He always wondered why. What made him so special? Why should he make it when others stronger than him failed?
But as light, a different light, flooded the ground in front of him, he smiled as he found himself out of the darkness, knee-deep in grass.
It wasn't that he was more special than anyone else; it wasn't that he was destined to go on. He just had the courage and motivation to go on, even when the darkness threatened to snuff out his light. But he knew that the road was more important, even the less traveled one, than the destination.
Journey's are funny like that.
MCwuffles Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student General Artist
This is wonderful.
I don't say this about many pieces, but I almost feel like I'm there. 
dragonfire3405 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Stunning. Gorgeous. The lighting, the symbolism, the little details, wowie.
Euphoric-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it, to me it represents the glory of climbing out of the dark hall of demons that are the depths of your mind, into contentedness and calmness. 
Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015   General Artist
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
As promised, the picture of me with your art…

And us at Expo…
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Really pleased to have bought a signed copy of this from you at Expo yesterday. Took a photo of myself with it last night so I'll get it uploaded to Deviant Art sooner or later and link it to this :)
okay21 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning lighting. 
Or-else-what Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Photographer
are we out of the woods?
Web-Nightingale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding...! Inspiring...! Lovely
rose-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of my all time favourites, i bought it as a print at a convention and I'm in love with it to no end. its incredible.
JonMan22 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Make this available as a print and I will buy it.
Awesome work.
BlekenWhoite Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
What a fantastic spectacle. Sincere congratulations, really good. Beyond that you have made a beautiful gallery. But that enchants me, really leaves me speechless. Very very very nice. :o (Eek) 
xXSilverCellistXx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow Blue, this is amazing! And this is what I see in the message. Its about triumph. People who struggle with things that keep them in the dark, and are held down, but they struggle out of the car, and they make it into the light in triumph. That's what the picture is about. Heart
jgranger25 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Destiny, I can not even tell you what an inspiration and a blessing your work is to me. There is an emotional depth and perception in your art that I have scarcely seen elsewhere. I read your story about your struggle with mental illness. I, too, have struggled my entire life with severe anxiety, depression and self-hatred. Even now, I am still on a journey to overcome these chains of mine. But I wanted to share with you that it seems that these shortcomings are simply side-effects of something that you and I and many others seem to have in common- emotional intelligence. I just wanted to encourage you that the thing about you that lures you to depression, anxiety and self-hatred is also the source of your obvious emotional depth and intelligence that is displayed in your art. It is the cross that perceptive, intuitive people must bear. All we can do is learn to control it- which it seems you are well on your way in accomplishing :) I want you to know that I deeply empathize your struggles and I am so grateful for the sacrifices you make for the sake of inspiring others. I think you are stronger than you know. God bless ♥
MeagleBeagle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Gorgeous again! Kinda reminds me of Studio Ghibli's 'Princess Mononoko' with the forest spirits :D
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