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We're Here to Help, Always by Ranarh We're Here to Help, Always by Ranarh
My contribution to Suicide Prevention Day. I want it to be a reminder that there's always help; if life gives you lemons, don't hesitate to ask for help. Nobody has to make it through hardship alone, and there's nothing wrong with you if things look grey and dark. Just don't give up on yourself. We're here to help. Always.

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xDonnervogelx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student Interface Designer
I only came to see it now; a wonderful analogy. Thanks for sharing this!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I've been trying to sit on the fence between the gardens of surrealism and narrative illustration, and I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it.
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xDonnervogelx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Interface Designer
That's a hard balance to hold. May I ask, how long did it take to draw it?
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The piece took me a total of five or six hours, the drawing maybe half an hour including collecting references. Some of my favourite surreal effects PS filters were used, like Glowing Edges and Find Edges, which I often use to add extra colour detail in early stages.
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xDonnervogelx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Ah, thank you for that insight! I don't use ps myself so much, I like more the idea of drawing as much as you can yourself. Though I sometimes use filters as well.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, painting suits me better too. These filters are more like splattering paint, to add some arbitrary bits based on what's already there.
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Taygetha Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student General Artist
amazing!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's a delicate subject and I was nervous about making the message happy enough.
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Taygetha Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Student General Artist
you did it very well, it's an important message
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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ElissaKarminakria Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You outdone yourself. Colors and message are wonderful.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I was a little nervous about the occasion, to not accidentally encourage suicides, "to end the pain" or something.
I love this very colourful way of painting I'm developing; I'll have no make an effort to be more organised about it though - I keep throwing all colours on the canvas before thinking about shading, so things become muddy when I start using darker colours.
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ElissaKarminakria Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it very much and you definitely should keep going this way :)
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