Unlike before, people now are starting to accept depression as a serious mental health issue. This is perhaps due to the growing number of suicides, we hear in the news. Interestingly, an artist who also struggles with said issue found a way to use it to her advantage. Or at least, it is where she gets ideas for her art.
Alice De Ste Croix, or better known as DestinyBlue, is an artist on DeviantArt and she has been posting her work on the platform since 2004. She is widely known for creating vivid and thought-provoking illustrations.
The interesting thing she does with her art is the way she injects emotional stories. Known as “Blue” by her fans, the self-taught artist crafts her masterpieces using Photoshop CS6. Take a dive into DestinyBlue’s imaginations and feel the loneliness she is trying to convey.
#1. Because deep inside, she is…
#2. When “forever” actually means “over”.
#3. No matter how bad it can be, there is always hope.
#4. Victims try to appear ok, but in reality, they feel broken.
#5. Friends can always be there for you.
#6. When you’re too anxious of the people around you…
#7. Sometimes, they try to hide things just to keep their loved ones happy.
#8. Trust is key.
#9. “I’m fine.”
#10. Tears do leave scars, the ones that cannot be seen.
#11. Depressed people also feel like life is complicated.
#12. Or that they have no friends at all.
#13. They tend to act strong and invulnerable.
#14. They always try to keep their true self to themselves.
#15. In reality, they just want to be freed from the shackles of loneliness and depression.
#16. The makeup for war.
#17. Depression sews the very intents of the heart.
#18. No matter how comforting life can be, they still feel alone.
#19. The truth can be seen in their eyes.
#20. That everything for them is wrong.
#21. Eyes are the windows to one's soul.
#22. The missing puzzle piece.
#23. At the end of the day, they just want to open up.
#24. They want to speak from their hearts.
#25. Giving them wings is a start.
#26. Depression kills.
You can check the other works of DestinyBlue on DeviantArt.
Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years
This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…
If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.
This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”
Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her....
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You can do it anytime, anywhere – without needing Photoshop or any app.
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Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.
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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking
Read the captions and try not to cry.
Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.
A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.
Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her death.
“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”
Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.
“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.
“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”
Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.
Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!...