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Please watch this video and see if it's something you'd like to do. <3

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The recent rash of LGBT suicides really upset me last month...so I've been working on this piece for the past couple weeks.

The idea is that...something so beautiful, so unique (the unicorn) is being put to death, for maybe being a bit more colorful than the rest. And sometimes when I hear news like last month's suicides, it feels like no one cares about you.

But, that's not true.

Not in the least bit.

The world is full of hatred and contempt for the gay community. But that doesn't mean you should ever back down or change yourself. No one deserves to feel like they need to KILL themselves. Ever.

This is an issue really close to my heart, and if you have my Facebook, you'll definitely know it's something I go hardcore for.

The character here is rather androgynous so anyone viewing, no matter what you identify as, can feel connected. Because at our core, we are all the same, we are who we are. They appear to be dying, to be fading away but she's still got that spark of life...And if that's happening to you in your life right now, don't give up! Claw your way to happiness! I did it. It was hard as hell, but it does get better.


You may feel alienated and hated, but there are people like me that truly care about you and love you the way you are. I really want to help people through my art, and that's the direction I'm going to start going in now. Especially on LGBT issues.

The two songs quoted in this are:

Rise, Rebel, Resist by Otep

and We R Who We R by Ke$ha

(Two COMPLETELY different artists, but both the same in the fact they're SO supportive of people being true to themselves.)

Also, if you liked this picture...check out my friend's as well. It's along the same lines. :heart:
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Drivingblind666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This comment is like a 100,000 years too late, but I LOVE this piece! It is wonderful that you contributed to such an awesome cause!

I like the colors and the flow of this. I like how her hair turns rainbow and melts into the unicorns mane and tail. It looks awesome! :wow:
I really like her silver/gray hair and her eyes. You always do such unique eyes. I always look forward to looking at them in each drawing!

Nice job on putting in the LGBTQ symbols in unique places. I also like all of the words you chose to put in here. They are very touching :)

Excellent work Bri. I am very happy you did this and how well you did it! :w00t:
:cuddle:
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Thank you very much, Sam! I"m soooo sorry for the late reply, gah!! :heart: Eyes are my favorite to draw. ;D
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Drivingblind666 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Mine is late too! ^^;
Your welcomed! :hug:
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Neglectedmemories Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors.
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
thank you!
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Lucianomie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
<3 Otep
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
You like them too? <3
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Lucianomie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
YUSS!
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Casey-Wirrwarr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
amazing. simply ... amazing <3
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
aww, thank you so much. <3
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Casey-Wirrwarr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
You're welcome! :D:iconcreepglompplz:
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering what the scissors were hanging off of, then I thought they might be hands.

Very well composed :clap:
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
thank you :3
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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RCgoesRAWR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I was horrified by the recent string of suicides s well.. I'm really glad you remembered the T in LGBT- most people forget. As an FTM, I salute you.


On its own, as an art piece, this is certainly really cool-lotts going on, perry colors... <3
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Why thank you! <3 I get irritated when people forget the T as well. :[
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RCgoesRAWR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Aye. +nods+ We matter too!
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ukaD Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Very nice. Love the colors and, of course, the message.

Side note; I had to look up the Ke$ha song...and now it is stuck in my head.
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
thank you very much.

her songs tend to do that. the first time i listened to it, it was stuck in my head. @_____@
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Xela02 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nice, and I totally agree with you. I was really upset too when I heard that. I hope LGBT people will hear and see all those hopefull messages :aww:

I love my colors, and hopefully everyone will love them one day... :heart:
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papa-paparazzi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you! Yeah, it's very depressing, but seeing all the positive messages out right now is helpful. :3 I hope I live to see that day as well.
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Xela02 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Me too !!!
And yes, all these messages are very helpful :aww:
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