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Lost in it all by jessyr Lost in it all by jessyr
Thankyou everyone, I cannot believe this honor. I've been shedding tears over everyone's praise of this...and it's fitting that the most personal piece I've ever made is the one to touch so many ppl; odd how that works. :blush: You have no idea how much I wish more were known about epilepsy, and although I have only had a short brush with it...I feel for all those who battle with it on a daily basis. Once again, thank you so much for DD, I'm sitting here stunned.

A cathartic piece expressing my tiring relationship with my body.
It's quite personal, but I felt it was worth sharing...since I don't do a lot of opening up to anyone, and art says what worse cannot.
Although Ill admit to having it quite good healthwise, between my epilepsy meds making me tired, my IBS limiting what I eat and making food frustrating, and that little voice in my head still ruining my self-worth..I get quite exhausted.

Drawing always pushes my demons back when they start getting the best of me though. I generally try to keep a positive outlook on life, but when things get tough I honestly don't know how people with harder illnesses cope. I just felt this a good representation of my mood lately: longing for some sunshine, and peace and quite. Thankfully my smile is back in full swing with spring finally blossoming, but this is a good reminded of all those ups and downs in life.

As for the illustration the pose is meant to look a little contorted. I'm quite happy with how the lighting turned out...though Im still kind of unhappy with the shading on the back. I think this is as far as I want to take it though. :)

Thank you again for your comments and support!!! :love:
Sketched and painting in photoshop with a bamboo tablet
10 hours
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Given 2013-05-19
From the suggester: "As someone with epilepsy this piece expresses the hopelessness I've felt towards the condition, and I believe it wonderfully portrays this emotion to those without it with the contorted pose and her expression of vulnerability."

Lost in it all by ~jessyr ( Suggested by Nichrysalis and Featured by Thiefoworld )
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I still come back to this piece. :heart:
jessyr Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your too wonderful, thanks again for promoting this. ^.^ I look back on it every once in a while too, it's a nice reflection piece. :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :huggle:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
erdemten Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Photographer
elektirik good :D
mattiuw Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow!!!! Really good!!!
Karinta Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I see so well now what those with epilepsy go through. Thanks for bringing this feeling through art to so many people who don't experience what you do.

VenneccaBlind Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations on your DD! This is a very moving and touching piece and worthy of more than just DD status. I really want to encourage you to show and promote this piece wherever you live also! I understand that it is personal for you, but it illustrates so well the connection you have with other people. No one is perfect and we all struggle with our bodies and self image. In different ways sometimes, but this piece is open to whatever way may fit best for the viewer and I think thats why so many people are praising it and connecting with it. You have spoken so well to your audience and created MEANING! Your skill is incredible and your shading (even on her back) is beautiful.

I suffer from fibromyalgia and IBS myself. I usually dont look at the DDs but I saw this piece and just connected with it, even in the thumbnail. You have displayed the struggle with ones self, form, and mind perfectly. I wish I could praise this more!
jessyr Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou soo much. Im getting a little more courage to share it with everyone I know from all the positive comments. The nudity makes me think it'll be a little awkward for some that know me...but Im thinking that will get looked passed for the message/content matter. :)
The stories shared here have made me realize we all have our demons/problems and my feelings of being alone in it are mostly perceived.

Hopefully your getting along alright with everything too. :hug: It can be tough when we're dragging our feet and others are running along happily.
VenneccaBlind Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I know what you mean. we have to count our "spoons" every day...

and i think that even with the nudity, people will see the message you created above all, even if they have never imagined you naked before :3
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