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For a friend

We were just two souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year

OK, this is probably the most emotional piece i've ever done and probably will ever do, cus frankly its tearing my mind to shreds.

On this day (april 14th) exactly one year ago a very close friend of mine was found hanging from a tree in a nearby forest, he had decided the night before to take his own life. I found out about it two weeks later in a payphone on the other side of the world, Australia. It was quite a shock for me as you'd understand, since hes allways been a normal, happy and outgoing guy, he had all the friends you could ask for, a beautiful girlfriend, really good at sports and so on. He was comin down to australia to travel with me and everything seemed so good. But obviously everything wasn't as good as everybody thought.
It's quite hard to grasp what really has happened when you're so far away i guess. All the questions spinning around like a spiked mace inside my head was just horrible, but he had really made up his mind it seemed, since he did it in such a fatal way. If it had been pills for example it would be more of a cry for help, but hanging yourself, then you're pretty fucking set for what's gonna happen.
However I managed to pull through in my own way, and after comin home i've realized i did right in staying down there. This past year has been a black year for most of the people here at home, and it would probably have been for me too if i'd flew home earlier to visit the funeral and stuff.

Nowadays i'm pretty much fed up with all the depressing thoughts and shit, it's just not healthy. Besides hes motto in life was "life is a party", and im pretty sure he wouldn't want ppl to go around feelin sorry and depressed. Thoughts about stuff we used to do, and when we were younger still pops up almost everyday, and actually its not the least depressing, more like bittersweet, and that i can take.

Anyway, on this yearsday of his death i wanted to do something special for him and for myself. After all art is an great way of expressing ourselves.

Please note that critique is discouraged on this one for obvious enough reasons, so please be thoughtful of what you write.

:beer: for the good times! Shine on my friend..
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LukaP Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful. absolutely love this.
Carlos439 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MC-Raffa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is SO amazing!!! It is such an emotional picture, its amazing! It reminds me of some times sort of like this. Amazing work.
xXHazardousXx Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
You can read the emotions from the picture. Amazing.
Miss-Lacy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this made me cry.. and my stomach keeps sinking in my gut :sniff:

ive been looking through some art to help express my emotions for something similar that happened to me, not as tragic though

my friend died. wasnt a suicide but he died from a house fire, from inhaling smoke, the rest of his family survived and got out, but he did, and he was very close to me, almost in a relationship and i could never find any art or anything that expresses my feelings for that,

im sorry to hear about that, its much worse, but hang in there, how ever long that was <3 still tearing up
sinribbon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, lyrics to one of my favorite songs. T_T Very nice work too.
stark108 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wish you where here....

Great piece, i'm sorry about your friend.
EverythingsBleeding Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
great work!put this one up as a print daugh;)
apollyoneum Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
beautiful beautiful piece.
0x-scarey-x0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Student General Artist
It's been almost a year since my best friend killed himself now.
He took an overdose. He'd definatly decided on it too... He even took pills to stop him being able to vomit and survive.
He was such a beautiful person.

And I'm sure you felt the same bout your firend. I'm sure you FEEL the same. Your piece here was touching, truly and I'm sure from where he is he appreciated it greatly.
the artwork is amazing beyond reason. if i was old enough i would raise a glass for you. so for now it is just my sippy cup. keep on smiling and keep on doing great artwork kay?
soso104 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
amazing peace, and a very emotional text...
people like you are the reason why i could never commit suicide
hall3r Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I featured this on my journal! I hope you don't mind:

I've been really touched by this work since the first time I saw it. Sorry for your loss.
imilj Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Det är svårt att kommentera ett verk med sådant personligt djup. Men det är också vad som gör det så otroligt mycket mer än design. Ruskigt rörande!
JasonRAWKS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Sorry for your lost. Nice work.
CoffeeDrunk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student General Artist
wish you were here... :+favlove:
brilliant, gorgeous design
i am sorry for your loss
oligoelement Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Really amazing piece, very poetic
And such a hard subject...
sorry for your friend :(
dillan319 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
calmlike-abomb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
ASSKISSER Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
You did an awesome job on this. Your friend would like it. Great one. Perfect tribute.
Speed-of-Dark-8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Very good piece, the emotion really comes out and adds a great deal of character to the piece.
MomoNero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Hey there! Great Picture, one of your best. Kind of reminds me of my own situation. 3 years ago the police found my dad hanging in his atellier, so, I some kind of know those feelings. The picture is a great expression of those...
Keep on the great work, best greetings from Germany
TheGreyNinja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
woah... at a loss of words.. i take people i know for granted too often i think...

i guess life's experiences are like a chinese buffet - it's all about what you choose, and it's all you can/want to eat. i myself usually go for the sweet and sour, and stay away from the stinging mustard... it sends horrible sensations into my nose. i don't like that.

you've got some powerful art, good sir.
thanks for sharing.
ianmuscat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Sad story, amazing piece! It says alot! An amazing tribute!
sweetkindofmagic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Interface Designer
emotions...your work is amazing and so it's what you wrote about your friend....God bless his soul
Ed117 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   Interface Designer
the amount of custom shapes is sickening

and the plane.. its there again
ChaosBearer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
he would be full of pride for this dev

I raise my glass for Him
TheSprunk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the abstract/ink-spill affect. +fav
mumumu255 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
running over the same old ground, what have we found
but the same old fears, wish you were here!

great peice i love your work :]
iratescu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
in this picture is a piece of you
moodSwing08 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
thank you for these kind words :thanks:
jps329 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
amazing piece - and great song too
descalzate Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
DontLoveIncorp Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
I think that that is a perfect way to honor your friend im sorry 4 ur loss
kamikaze-pinguin Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
this is amazing, and i love everything about it.

im sorry about what happened, i could never imagine losing a friend.

warm thoughts.
CTRLgs Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Very few pieces actually make me FEEL something, but this one certainly does. Beautiful work, and I'm sorry for your loss - I'm sure he appreciates this.
neilan Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
incredible piece of art. i wuld like to have this theme on my t-shirt.

:+fav: Regards
diplomat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Flawless...if that is the colors and the artistic concept.
apollyoneum Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
One of the best things I've seen on deviantArt; well done.
X-Ameer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
agenda666 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
such work would make him proud of you hopfully.
may he rest in peace:pray:
reuben6969 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
sad, but a good song to and creation to express your feelings with.
Ashwie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
nice nice nice!!
NKeo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
this is the first time I realize that it has to deal with shine on you crazy diamond.
that's my favorite song ever and it's quite fun you've made one with elements of the doors - the end in a piece as well, since that's my numba 2 favorite song.
reuben6969 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
how i wish you were here..
nice! :)
sweet-Mei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
very sad story :(
great work. this is amazing :heart:
bottomofastairwell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
i'm very sorry to hear about your friend, but out of tragedy, you have managed to make beautiful art
tonytecc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008   Interface Designer
perfect, :heart: iit...

ps: sorry for your good friend man,ive llost alot of homies too,but its just life,homies come and goes... R.I.P., am sure now he is in a better place. ;)
moodSwing08 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
thanks man, to those who climbed up and to those who fell..

and you're right, from what i've seen of this place sofar, he must be
Radium-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
ive been looking for this sort of style for years..ive tried to mimic it but then i stumbled on ur page
its serendipitous...i want something like this for a tattoo, your work is vividly inspiring <3
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