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A Way Back (World Sepsis Day)
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Published: September 13, 2018
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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.
Image size
4442x3009px 2.9 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Aug 12, 2018, 3:36:31 PM
Software
Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384
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Aya-Lunar's avatar
Aya-Lunar| 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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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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great artwork for great cause ! Very nice work !
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you very much! (I lost this comment, sorry for the late response! ^^;)
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miemotio|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a truly beautiful and emotional piece. Very well done!
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you very much! :hug:
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jennystokes|Professional General Artist
VERY well done.

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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you so much! :huggle: (Also for the request!)
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jennystokes|Professional General Artist
Pleasure :happybounce: 
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K-Zet|Hobbyist General Artist
Very profound and well done!
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Kilcra| 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's avatar
Many thanks, I'm glad to read that!
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Featured Deviation Merit Badge by Emerald-Thrakena  congratulations and great for making people aware ;)
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MoonyMinaEdited |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's avatar
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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm reminded of this song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Hwpy… Matches the mood here.
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Wow, indeed! Thank you very much for sharing!
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DarthWill3|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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Alrooney| 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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Vielen lieben Dank! :hug:
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HiroNoUnmei|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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: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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