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Berry Season 8 - Monster came.

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Pencil crayons and paper. 2015-02-15

Monster came.

For those of us who had to endure violence alone in our early years.
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
I hear you, brother.
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jasonwangart Traditional Artist
An art teacher told me once, that as artists, we have a rare ability to do something positive after bad things happen :) (Smile) 
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Jason, while it is my fervent belief that every individual is born a creative of some kind -- visually, musically, kinesthetically, etc., -- unfortunately our current social conditioning, environment and culture tends to deaden it in many people -- if not most -- by the time they reach adolescence or soon thereafter. The fact that some of us remain artists is both a blessing and a (seeming) curse. We remain artists because we are already "different" in some way from those others. The blessing is that being "different" means we see reality "differently" and so express it that way. Unfortunately, the seeming curse is that "different" is often seen by our society and peers as unacceptable, worthy of oppression and ostracism. Again, that isolation in itself is a two-edged sword, often keeping us lonely and isolated, yet also focusing our attention on developing our creative abilities and introspective endeavors. The author and medium Julia Assante in her book "The Last Frontier" (about speaking to "dead" persons) states that traumatic abuse of children may in fact force an enhancement of their psychic abilities as survival mechanisms. When I count my blessings, I even thank those who have abused and wronged me -- for helping put me on a path of empathy and compassion, of becoming an advocate for those who have been abused and wronged. The artistic abilities into which I retreated are now the weapons I wield against that oppression. I hope you don't mind my being long-winded, but this is a subject that is close to my heart.
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falsedelicProfessional Digital Artist
Where is the "Like" button for this comment?
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jasonwangart Traditional Artist
Thank you for your thoughts emcorpus.  I'm not really sure how to respond, except to say that one of the reasons why I drew this picture was to stimulate reflection and expression, so thank you for sharing!
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Sketchman147 Traditional Artist
I guess you went through that yourself.
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jasonwangart Traditional Artist
What's bbc.co?
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Sketchman147 Traditional Artist
Sorry. It was a typo. I had it fixed. Sorry.
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jasonwangart Traditional Artist
Yes, this drawing does come from my own personal experiences.  In general I also hope to use drawing to continue to depict the more difficult subject matters.  But I will be sure to put out happy drawings too.
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Sketchman147 Traditional Artist
Well, I say that the drawings you been doing reflect the emotions, either good or bad.

Rather expressing joy or fear, sometimes it's good to reflect on those things for some sake.
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jasonwangart Traditional Artist
Yes.
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Sketchman147 Traditional Artist
It's not as if we're forced to show our emotions. We choose to do so if we want to or not.
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