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Depression by JenniferHealy Depression by JenniferHealy
Part 1 in a series called My Empire.
Why am I making this series and sharing it with the world? Because there is something great in reaching out. Someone somewhere feels less alone when finding that they can relate to something. Mental illness can feel extremely isolating.


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HerkimerLurkimer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great depiction of what it feels like to have depression; so impossible to describe it to those that have never experienced it.  Keep making art!
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Emmapearl55 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love it... 😍
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Toby-0177 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Love your work !
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kyawpyaesven Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
nice
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EmofaMorales Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love it :D
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mario0jose0espinosa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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artsyannexx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i absolutely love your work !
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niolna Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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lilunik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Love it ♥
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ulamosart Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I really hope you're feeling better now. Been there, I know the feeling :huggle: Beautiful work, perfectly balanced and chaotic at the same time.
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KxngSxrxh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive
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DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017   Artist
The way the face fractures is so natural and beautiful - this is a really lovely traditional piece...
the use of color here is really powerful, thank you so much for sharing this...
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Mangaka85 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
This is beautiful as you can tell a lot by using few elements, the pictures tells a story by itself and communicates its mood to the viewer instantly.
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gvd108 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist
I feel you.  Depression like cancer is a plague of our society.
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Hassan-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's deep.
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Schizoid137 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
Beautiful work
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Poryd4ik Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
cool...
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AbstractArt69 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah its a mental state when "you want to die because nobody loves you" its very self destructive and I don't recommend for weak people, you start trembling afraid of yourself after some time, but its not the worst thing ever or anything like that, it helps you improve yourself a lot, if you feel this way always remember "you worth more", its always the first tip, its true, at least I want to believe that
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Petruszka-Ch Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
So accurate ..
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Silveztra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
this is sooo cool!
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eliotart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
There's no more moving metaphor in art than the juxtaposition of beauty and decay. It's what we are. It's why art is. You capture it so beautifully. Thank you from the bottom of my decaying
heart.
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lucassandi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
I really liked the drawing, it shows very well the sadness of who has this disease, I know how it is, can I use it as a tattoo?
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BarcodeGirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The emotion is clear, and not just in the down cast eyes. She is divided and crumbling. Still together, and yet...slowly splitting in all directions.
I love this piece. I look forward to more pieces from you. Thank you for sharing.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Never seen a work with this amount detail
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SaphireKitten Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive looked at this image a million times its just... unexplainable i just can't... its beautiful 
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Kat-Deane Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Pictures how I feel most days.......
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LBKage Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I love it!
so amazing and beautiful! Heart 
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Sunao17 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
shit I love this, seen it for the second time ahah
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Paintedland Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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8ProVod8 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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ImLovingDN Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Simply beautiful!
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Xhon-Dervishi-Art Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Can't describe how much I love this Heart 
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marvsl Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
excellent
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Galiciarn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
impresive
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nie-angel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
EQG Rainbow Dash U Mad? Plz no words, i just wanna stay here looking it!
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Redsterfish Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well it´s just mental illness ...anybody else there?
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MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous. I mentioned it here: Mind Over Matter
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Embryoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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amzimme Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the symbolism here--it really does capture the feeling of depression. Falling to pieces, coming apart, isolated, losing your shape and scattering.... Clearly, you've felt it, and I appreciate you opening yourself up to vulnerability by depicting it and sharing it. You're right--it's healing to find something you can relate to, and know that someone else has felt the same. 
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Madinina-ruff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Delicate and beautiful!
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wadwood Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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winry34 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
it's beautiful!!! I think I've fainted. 
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sylgrace Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I love everything about this piece. The contrasts, the technique, the subject; it all makes for a stunning work! Thank you for sharing.
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NPavusa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope some day I'll be able to draw at least with a small amount of skill you posses. Once again thanks for sharing your work with us.
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AmaranthineArt Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful and it's great to see people being open about Mental illness, it all helps break the stigma and isolation. Great work!
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Christiabuch Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
This say so mutch ! beauty , sadness, resolution,despair. this is fantastic work !
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Nat-Evans Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing <3 this is a perfect representation of depression. 
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Jeremy-Day Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Striking.
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SipaMongaweh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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