My Ray of Sunshine


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My entry for the April COTM.

The story behind the piece is quite personal. All through my pre-teen and teen-years I was heavily depressed and suicidal, and my dog - Cleo - was pretty much the light of my life for a long time. She would always comfort me, cuddle me, keep me company when I needed it the most. I'd talk to her, even if she didn't know what I was saying, but it was comforting having her just.. be there. She always made the big, dark cloud of shitty thoughts go away.
Sadly, she passed away about 5 years ago this summer and it still pains me. I didn't get to say proper goodbye to her, as I had just moved out from home, so this piece is also very healing for me. A chance to honor her a bit. I miss her.

Although the colors I've chosen are not super clear, I hope it is clear enough - the cloud bears heavy, deep blues, while Cleo is giving me her love and making me glow a little bit of red. She was also just the brightest point in my life for a long time, so the saturation on her is much higher than the rest of "my world"..

Anyway. It's hard to keep short.
A link to show the process of this picture: http://meldarlin.tumblr.com/post/142807600548/im-participating-in-a-challenge-of-the-month-on


Really like your style!

Love the emotion conveyed in this drawing!

:( same.................. my dog- Sona- also passed on 2013 still missing her!!!!!! stoping my self from crying!! :(

the art very well detailed and conveys so much emotion even without the top part and just the boy and his dog, in a personal note I am sorry for what has happened to you and hope life brightens up.

That dog is adorable 10/10

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4.44 / 5.00

Apr 14, 2016
4:24 PM EDT
File Info
1350 x 2039 px
2.1 MB

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