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A Way Back (World Sepsis Day) by FrerinHagsolb A Way Back (World Sepsis Day) by FrerinHagsolb
As I said, an 'older' work will follow on Thursday, because it belongs to the date...
The 13th September is World Sepsis Day.
Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is (of course as many other diseases as well) a deadly disease that doesn't get the awareness it actually needs. In Germany, every fourth diseased dies because of too late recognition.
It can be caused by infected wounds or inflammations, beginning slowly, but ending with organ failure, sometimes more or less worse. In the worst cases, when help comes too late, the person concerned dies.

I myself haven't known much about it, and I learned a lot through the researches for this work.
It was part of a local competition, where short films and graphics were allowed.
After research and sketches, I decided not to portrait the death through a septic shock, but the aftermath for those who survive it.
Sepsis doesn't stop with the end of the artificial coma. Most survivors have to treat with depression, traumas, physical problems and often amputation of dying off extremeties. Though many things happened for sepsis in the last years, the way how to treat with the aftermath of survivors is still difficult.

I'm not able to find the right words for the topic, it is very difficult in English. For those who have no idea about sepsis, I highly recommend to inform yourself about it!
Feel free to share knowledge or useful links to this disease in the comments!

Now to a bit more pleasing topic: I reached the first place with this contribution in the graphic section!
And not only that, my little brother and his friends made the first place in the short film section! Yeah...double win...
Their film is in German, but for those who wat to have a look:


The work is done with ink pens, white ink as well as watercolour.
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018   Traditional Artist
This looks amazing, I've seen this sitting in my inbox for a long while, and I just wanted to comment with full appreciation! Love the contrasting red, the story it seems to tell! 
It's amazing how you raised awareness for it, and yes it's dangerous, so I've heard of it :nod:
Love the spikes in the illustration, the tension and the emotions, so well done! I love it! :clap:
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018
Oh damn, I'm sorry for this super-late reply, I lost the comment! :nuu:
Thank you very much for your kind words!
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peterdomanic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great artwork for great cause ! Very nice work !
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018
Thank you very much! (I lost this comment, sorry for the late response! ^^;)
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miemotio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a truly beautiful and emotional piece. Very well done!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
Thank you very much! :hug:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
VERY well done.

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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Thank you so much! :huggle: (Also for the request!)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
Pleasure :happybounce: 
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K-Zet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very profound and well done!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Thank you! :D
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Kilcra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018   Digital Artist
This is amazingly powerful, and the techniques you used to get that dark red and the pulsing white effect really work toward your message. Excellent work, I was not aware of the mortality rate of this disease before your picture.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Many thanks, I'm glad to read that!
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diosrubra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
Featured Deviation Merit Badge by Emerald-Thrakena  congratulations and great for making people aware ;)
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Thank you! :hug:
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.... this is a very powerful piece... you've said so much in a nutshell... the different poses truly tell a story, and one can feel the distress coming from the whole piece...

I know someone who survived sepsis (but with amputation and physical problems)… it wasn't easy getting over it, but he managed it really well :)

On a positive note, I'm really happy for you, your bro and his friends :) it must be really rewarding!!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Thank you so much! :hug:
I 'made him' lost fingertips, but in this size it is not really recognizible...But I spent more attention on the psychic problems.
I'm very glad to read he managed it well! It is always difficult to imagine how it is loosing parts of your body, but still, life goes on...I'm very glad he survived it!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm reminded of this song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Hwpy… Matches the mood here.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Wow, indeed! Thank you very much for sharing!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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Alrooney Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum ersten Platz! Absolut verdient. Es sieht echt spitze aus, und man merkt dass du dir Gedanken zum Konzept und dessen Ausführung gemacht hast. Toll dass du so etwas zu diesem Tag beigetragen hast!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Vielen lieben Dank! :hug:
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HiroNoUnmei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das ist eines deiner ausdrucksstarken Bilder die ich so mag ^^ Auch wenns ein bisschen Gänsehaut und unter-die-Haut-geh-Gefühl hinterlässt. Aber das ist ja das geniale :D Die rote Farbe ist sehr intensiv. Ich dachte sofort an Blut, Krankheit, Tod - noch unterstützt durch die Figuren, das Bett. Ich hasse Krankenhausbetten :nuu: Sehr tief :clap:
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
:huggle: Vielen Dank! Tja, genau das sollte es erreichen XD
Ja, Krankenhausbetten sind schrecklich...Vielleicht liegt es aber auch an dem Grund, warum man da ist :nuu:
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HappyGloom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
This one hit me right in the feelings - what a profound piece of art. Thank you for raising awareness, my own included.
The film your brother and his friends made gave me shivers, even though German is not my first language.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
I'm glad it helped to bring a bit more attention to it! :hug: Thank you!
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JoTheDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow,this is truly amazing. Sepsis sounds really scary,and I didn't even know about it until now. Thank you for sharing this information! And congratulations on reaching first place! :) (Smile)  
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Many thanks! :hug:  Glad I could bring a bit awareness for the topic!
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Sara-Arasteh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Great work!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Thanks kindly, Sara!
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OneWhoUnderstands Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
This is great work and you're right more people should be aware of sepsis.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Thank you! Did/ do you have experiences with the issue?
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squidmaiden Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
This is so touching, awesome work. The colour choice is just brilliant! and congrats for your first place ^^
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Thank you very much, for both! :D
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arrog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Awesome art.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Thanks!
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rawrdoodles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! The emotions, color, and styles that you used really portray the pain and the importance of this subject. 
Very well done!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Thank you very much, I'm glad you see it like that. Although it wasn't quite easy to do research for the topic, I thought it was a good way to get near to it through an artistic way.
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RiEile Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Great (wrong word, not great, but important) topic and interesting representation.
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Thank you kindy! :hug:
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is stunning! Powerful work :)

Sepsis almost killed me once ;) It was a terrifyingly surreal experience. 
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Thank you kindly, Allan!
Oh, really? Are you doing fine now? I sadly had no chance to talk with a person concerned in time of the research.
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A-D-McGowan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome :) I'm fine now, it was number of years ago and I had some excellent doctors that knew exactly what was going on :)
Eli Shane. Salute
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
I'm very glad to read that! :D
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SpaceLorenz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a very strong image you made, it's excellent! I know a bit about sepsis, and I heard it can be very quick too
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Thanks a lot! It is sometimes very frightening for me that such a disease can come so abrupt in such a dangerous extent.
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SpaceLorenz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, you gotta be careful about wounds :/ and go to the hospital right away
but on a happier note, I know someone who had it, they found it very quickly and he had no aftereffects, so it can be fought and you can be fine too Nod 
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
This is very wonderful to read! I'm glad that nothing worse happened to him...of course it is terrible to get such a diagnosis.

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SpaceLorenz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yes indeed :/
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roxasfi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Writer
Great work, it's amazing how you paint the disease.
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