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For a friend by moodSwing08 For a friend by moodSwing08
For a friend
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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.
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Carlos439 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deep!
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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.
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xXHazardousXx Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
You can read the emotions from the picture. Amazing.
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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
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sinribbon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, lyrics to one of my favorite songs. T_T Very nice work too.
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stark108 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wish you where here....

Great piece, i'm sorry about your friend.
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EverythingsBleeding Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
great work!put this one up as a print daugh;)
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apollyoneum Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
beautiful beautiful piece.
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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.
:)
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