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View from the Dark Place


This is my entry for the Draw With Jazza contest; the theme being isolation, using light as a key feature.

I was going through a depressive episode at the time of the contest announcement, and thought it fitting to work through it with this piece. This is a self portrait on black paper, using Faber-Castell polychromos (first time burnishing!), illustrating how I feel durring these episodes; I know there's light and happiness ahead of the depression, yet it doesn't dissipate the darkness I'm in, and even though I have an AMAZING support system of family and friends, there's still that feeling of crippling loneliness.

A few in-progress shots in the post below:


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Just.... wow
love the play with color, you should realy be proud of yourself with this pice...
its just simply amazing

I love this piece. youre an amzing artist you should be proud of your work. And just always remember therell be brighter days ahead.

The anatomy is great. So what ultimately makes a picture feel like a photo image? The line art or color?

Good job with the colors and lighting. If the darkness is supposed to represent your life worries, I think it should have been a bit darker. The anatomy is outstanding.

Beautifully coloured shadows and a great overall piece!

Credits & Info

4.36 / 5.00

May 17, 2019
8:39 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
3000 x 4000 px
999.5 KB

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