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Broken by enchanting-chimera Broken by enchanting-chimera
I drew this at the pinnacle of a very difficult time in my life. I had some big decisions to make, that I was being bullied into.
The one thing I love about art is sometimes things come out of you that you didn't even know were there. When I drew this, I saw how I was actually feeling. It was there, plain as day, in black and white.
Pain can create beauty.
For a long time whenever I looked at her, I felt what is clearly written on her face.
This picture helped me heal though. I am not very good at expressing my emotions verbally, and it ends up coming out through my artwork. It's like a release for me. I learn so much about myself after I see a finished peice.

I just drew this with mostly a 4hb pencil. I think this may be my favourite pencil sketch that I have ever done.
I hope you all enjoy it, and are able to grasp the emotion and feeling behind it.
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joalkamps Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
Don't be sad dear, there is a lot to be happy about!
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Parris Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
I think It's quite beautiful...her eyes have alot of emotion which is a hard thing to accomplish.I hope to see more of your pencil work.
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lovelymina Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Art is wonderful therapy, I think. When I have had difficult times in my life, I drew, or wrote poetry (mostly poetry) and it was a catharsis for me of sorts. I hope that the difficult time is behind you and life is going much better for you now.

You've got a lot of talent. The emotion of this drawing is very clear and the mechanics are well executed and realistic.
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enchanting-chimera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Isn't it strange how the stronger you feel emotion, especially negative ones, the more captivating artwork can become?

That was a pretty rough time for me. I felt what was clearly written on her face. But you know, time has passed, and I have healed, and the world is a beautiful place again.

Thank you so much for your kind words :)
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