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Through Tear-Filled Eyes by PassionIsLife Through Tear-Filled Eyes by PassionIsLife
Joy is only available for observation--not participation--as depression has jailed you in.

Never fear, my friends--the blurriness you see is not your eyes nor your computer monitor failing, and it's not a result of a shaky camera. No, the blur is a part of the piece (and NOT computer-generated). Let me tell you, if it weren't for the fact that I needed the blur to complete the feel of the piece, I would have left it alone (as the blur was the last step). It killed me to go and destroy all the painstakingly crafted separations! But I think it was worth it.

Medium: Soft pastels
Surface: Clairfontaine Pastelmat
Width: 12"
Height: 9"
Time: 4.5 hours (I was actually pretty pleased that I finished so "quickly"! This was an overnight piece, and I finished just in time to upload and then get ready for work)
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:icondevilantd:
devilantD Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
love
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:icondublodz:
dublodz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
nice colour combination
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ciokkolata Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconpassionislife:
PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure why, but this one word comment really struck me. I'm so glad you like this :-)
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're beautiful artwork has been featured here at [link]
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Kuume Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I was just going to decline your submission because of "the photo is too blurry", but now that I read the description, I think your idea is really creative. A really moving piece. :)
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm I don;t think I totally get what your sayin with this picture but you very beauutifully crafted the shades of the shapes
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This caught my eye will be favoriting
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sanchezartwerk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work I enjoy the soft seeming to form before your eyes quality.
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know Ash, I love how you said that, about depression jailing you in, and not allowing you to participate in Joy, but only to observe it...how true that is!!!

I love your concept of the blur that you get through tears, it pulls this whole piece together and makes this a very powerful image and statement.


You know in a way, I can also sense the helplessness of the person who experiences joy, but is observing someone that is depressed and sad, and not being able to help them or understand the why's!

...and then I see someone that is depressed and jailed in, observing, but not being able to participate in the joy, and feels the darkness or sadness.

I apologise, I didn't mean to ramble on, but I can get involved so much with the piece, that I start thinking like that!

Well done and lovely painting!
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, that is such a good point--that it also conveys the helplessness experienced on the other side as well. I know it kills me that my fiance has to watch me go through this, because I know how much it hurts him to see me in pain. I guess this painting depicts a two-way street after all :-)
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's how I see it sweetie, and I just love that you could see it too :huggle: because it can be heartbreaking to see you're friends and loved ones experiencing it as well as what we go through when we experience it :huggle:
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I just love your concepts.
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you. Actually, the fact that you say that means that I've grown quite a bit as an artist over the last year or two. I remember when I first joined dA, I struggled with the fact that many of my pieces were nothing more than a "pretty picture". So the fact that my pieces even have concepts for you to love is HUGE!!! :D
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
That's great! It's a wonderful way to grow as an artist, beginning to have concepts. :)
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Valorie13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This is a strong and powerful piece.

I'm glad you had the courage to blur the lines to make it stronger.
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:iconpassionislife:
PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad too--I really think the blurring gives it just the feel I was going for. Success! lol
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kiukkukissa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
The blur effect works really well here, it brings the whole concept together. I just love your use of colours. :heart:
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PassionIsLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :-)
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