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Dark Passengers by DestinyBlue Dark Passengers by DestinyBlue
We carry them with us, wherever we go, invisible to others, ever present to ourselves. They are our Dark Passengers. Our troubles, our fears, our anxietys. You don't know who travels with them unless they wish to tell you.

They manifest when we go though tough times and weigh heavy on our shoulders. But it's not hopeless; we can harness them.
As we get through the hard times and come out the other side, our dark passengers turn to light. Our light passengers stay with us to give us hope that there is sun after rain, they give us knowledge that things will get better and appreciation of what we have.
This image represents the transformation of the girls dark passengers, while they're not completely light yet, there is a strange beauty about there transformation. She is getting better and holding onto hope.

I explored a similar concept in my Last Piece by DestinyBlue piece. You become stronger rather than weaker by getting through tough things.
I am pleased to have many light passengers now, but this is only because I have had the dark. Drawing helps me transform mine, and all the support I get when I post art here is wonderfully uplifting. I always enjoy realising concept like this :D

I haven't seen Dexter, but he calls his inner darkness and urge to kill as his 'dark passenger' as well :)




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Shirone-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant
These little monsters or ghosts remind me jellyfish (oxo)
Otherwise, the light effect on a lot of your drawings is amazing !
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Madakoawalrus1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
i love the colors you choose and im astonished by your art!!! Gumball Wow Icon 
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Meadowlark555 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I totally get it...I like to think we all have one.  But some have stronger ones than others.  I have a friend that I tell stories about things like this too.  That I have a strong passenger and she has a weaker one. 
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Meadowlark555 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
What program are you using?  And what kind of computer do you have?
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Maja-ll Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
why did this remind me of the anime norashigami? but it's pretty <3
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IceArtis Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
This reminds me of my dark side. ( I wuv you're art) :3
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Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It seems like she has a slight scar on her eye.
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Flora5114 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student
I think you are very talented in drawing art and that you should stick with it! <3
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BabySenpai Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Soleyne, I really think you'd like this lady's art.
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Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Like me so much like me. When I was like 5-7 years old I had so much self hate but now I love my self. I know I'm not perfect but than who is? I became more confindent and finally found a group for me to seddle in. In my group you are free to be yourself,have fun. With friends like mine there is hardly any darkness round the corner only light when you have friends that care about you so much. :)
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Ayan0o Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's incredible, I depicted the inside of my head with the exact same creatures about 3 years ago, there must be something more to it.
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LittleSplodges Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just came across your work. I absolutely love the style and colours that you use for your pieces. Simply beautiful~<3
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KMsandwich Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Ah.
This is art for the people
Who were born in august?
It's beautiful ;)
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musiclover1984 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Love your artwork!
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Kenzie9202000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Im new here and i have never been good with tecnology so i use my sketchbook and a scanner to post my art but your art is a inspiration to what i need to practice and what we all need to learn thank you
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4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Heart 
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Wolfbangs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist
i just adore how you draw SOO much.. you are seriously the biggest insperation for me now. thank you so much
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GoVinnie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Digital Artist
<3
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EnderCrane Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
As someone with depression issues I feel like this just reaches out to me. And I have to say, the art itself is amazing and the message is even better. Since I found you on deviant I have felt less and less cast out. thank you....
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SirChubbs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Kinda reminds me of the phantoms from Noragami
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FatalFramer3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the style of this picture!
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LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... I'm reminded of the song Blessings by Laura Story
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LotusBlossomArts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm actually just looking through your gallery again, reading the fascinating, beautiful, true, descriptions, when I stumble upon my "Which drawing matches your birthday month drawing" er whatever it's called. I stared at the drawing for at least ten minutes and did the same for the description and before I knew it, I was crying. When I first looked at your art, I was about a year ago. Since then, I've been exploing my own art style and ideas, yet I always found myself back in the same place, your stunning gallery. I've also changed a lot, had different experiences, and hardships. None as terrible as some people, but still difficult for a teenager. I'm one to over-analyze, overthink, and bring my own self down to terrible thoughts about myself. I'm one who succumbs to the dark passengers. I'm sure you get this a lot, and I'm not even sure you read all of these comments, especially the new ones on older drawings, but I relate to your art. I can relate to the happiness. I relate to negativity, even though I know I'm still growing up and I've barely even experienced anything. Looking at this piece in particular opened my eyes somewhat. I wanna be a better person. Friend. Artist. Someone who can express themselves with the same truth and passion you do. I know I'm ranting. And I think I'll stop now. But I just want to let you know that I really really love you and your art. Continue helping people and inspiring people.
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Lil-Miss-Scribble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you draw light and how they glow.. you are truely amazing <3
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angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I WAS BORN IN AUGUST AND SOO TRUE! :iconpervysoulplz:
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angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this 'm soo getting this for my pic :iconbaniiwantitplz:
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poppey40 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh my god, I'm watching Dexter and I just clicked this.  Dark passenger...
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing. You are a fantastic concept artist!
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catucker001 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
They're the manifestations of the darkest parts of us.... yet somehow...they're kinda cute. O: xD
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MsCookieBot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Is 'The Dark Passenger' a reference to Dexter? :3
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RowmonNya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I saw you on FACTS, great work. Love the light you put in your paintings 
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DaBlOcKs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they look like the monsters from the new game beyond2souls
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MorriganBlue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
And this has to be "my" art:P From the August... it's weird how it somehow all fits, but guess it's just that kind of coincidence that works for everybody more or less. Anyhow :P everything you say and write is inspiring
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cosmosiren Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has to be one of my favorites of your drawings! (she kinda looks like me:) 
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books52 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I love how you draw!
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author92 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Difficulty is the fire that tempers our steel
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Dalyla-Imaginarium Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have a lot of dark passengers. They like to talk to me but I try to ignore them.
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TheYogCat Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
This reminds me a lot of Hayao Miyazaki's work...if you know who that is...
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ShadowHunter2399 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I love your work. So amazingly awesome >.< You are such an amazing drawer. Keep up the good work :)
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takanemirai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I'm glad I was born in August :D
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Fb-PHE13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.
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sakuradrawing Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great god your work is amazing
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kiki4love Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
YOU ARE AMAZING! What do you create the artwork with? I can't do it on my computer and it just plain frustrates me!
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TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dey to cute to be evil! its a really pretty deep piece
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NamelessVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE this, its so beautiful, no exception to the rest of your art. ;D

Haha~ My take on my Dark Passengers is "Keep your spirits up, lass!" Sooo... "GET OFF YE BASTARDS!" But... I don't think it helps anything... XD
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Klara95Anderson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawl, I be an August baby
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Asarx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh...I feel like sometimes these guys just decide to grab onto me...and they don't get off... :/
Love this though! It really gives shape to how sometimes we may have dark thoughts or intentions that we can't always explain :)
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770AnimeLuva770 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
The Dark Passenger bit reminds me of Dexter :)
Anyway, this artwork is amazing!
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IvoryFunnelCake Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is buetiful. I love your work.
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