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We're Here to Help, Always
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Published: September 11, 2018
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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's avatar
xDonnervogelx|Student Interface Designer
I only came to see it now; a wonderful analogy. Thanks for sharing this!
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Ranarh|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|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|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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Taygetha|Student General Artist
amazing!
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's a delicate subject and I was nervous about making the message happy enough.
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Taygetha|Student General Artist
you did it very well, it's an important message
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Ranarh|Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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ElissaKarminakria|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You outdone yourself. Colors and message are wonderful.
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Ranarh|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|Hobbyist General Artist
I like it very much and you definitely should keep going this way :)
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