I've been so excited to finally complete this drawing. Why? Because I've recorded my first speedpaint video documenting the drawing process in FOR-EVER!!! And that brings us here:
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This painting comes with quite a significant meaning for my current time and point in life I suppose. It's a little cheesy, but it's the idea that as we grow up, there's that little bit inside of us, our innocence that kind of seemingly flutters away without us really noticing. It's the fact that the people around me; my friends, embark on this kind of transition that nobody really notices taking place - they start to shoulder a different kind of responsibility.
It's nothing bad, it's just something that happens I guess.
They don't change to become a bad person or a heroic icon or anything, they just change, and that's okay.
We grow up.
Some more of my other work
The subtle use of blue in your picture really brings the main character out more! The high contrast of light and dark looks great. What ever techniques you use in your art to make it look like a "still frame" of a film...it makes your art look like no other artist. You have a very original style that stands out. Beautiful work!
The colors and illustration really helps communicate that 'sad-but-its-going-to-be-alright-you-just-keep-holding-on-to-yourself-and-the-things-you-care-about', comforting sort of feel.
Thanks for this.
Past Child Abuse Isn't All You Are You aren't what happened to you. In order to be a survivor, you must realize that. There are things that have happened that did not involve child abuse. Good things have happened to you, with you, and because of you. You are not broken or damaged or even irreparable. You may feel you should stay sheltered and not take chances, but that keeps you in the mindset of a victim. You don't have to be afraid to step out into the world or ashamed of what happened to you. It wasn't your fault and you can draw strength from that alone.
This is the first of four posts I'll make in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. They will feature art related to child abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, but also hope and joy, as well. We are so much more than what we are told and how we are treated. It can be a long road to realizing that, but it's the truth. I hope anyone who reads these can draw strength and inspiration from that.
"Because of you
I never stray too far
That makes two of us then :-D As afraid as I am of growing up and losing my childish heart, I'm going to make sure I'll always be a child at heart