saw this pic of Clara Benjamin a while back and had to draw it as soon as i got some free time. just a super quick doodle that doesn’t do the original any justice :b i think it’s just one of the most beautiful portrait photos i’ve ever seen! sorry i haven’t been posting more, i’ve been working at guerrilla games in amsterdam for the last few weeks and it’s been wild :)
Persephone by Kate MacDowell
As someone who lives with mental illness, this hits me like a ton of bricks. Proserpina helped me come to terms with my mental illness at its worst. It’s a dark place, but it’s not all bad. It’s a place I have to go sometimes. And it can be terrible. But it’s a part of me. And there’s always a Spring after the Winter, always a dawn after the darkness.
I like the OP’s perspective and Kate MacDowell is an amazing artist.
See her portfolio here.
Hello! Even though we’ve only talked through internet, thank you for saying nice things when I’m depressed. Thank you for giving me compliments when I’m in doubt with my skills. Thank you for being ready to listen. Thank you for noticing that there’s something wrong with me when no one else can. Thank you. :)
This is very powerful.
“Perhaps death is not the hardest thing in a painter’s life… Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star.”