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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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musiclover1984 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Love your artwork!
Kenzie9202000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student General 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
4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
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
GoVinnie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015   Digital Artist
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....
SirChubbs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Kinda reminds me of the phantoms from Noragami
FatalFramer3 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the style of this picture!
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
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.
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
angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
angelsanddemons34 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this 'm soo getting this for my pic :iconbaniiwantitplz:
poppey40 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh my god, I'm watching Dexter and I just clicked this.  Dark passenger...
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing. You are a fantastic concept artist!
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
MsCookieBot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Is 'The Dark Passenger' a reference to Dexter? :3
RowmonNya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I saw you on FACTS, great work. Love the light you put in your paintings 
DaBlOcKs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they look like the monsters from the new game beyond2souls
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
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:) 
books52 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I love how you draw!
author92 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Difficulty is the fire that tempers our steel
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.
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...
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 :)
takanemirai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I'm glad I was born in August :D
Fb-PHE13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sakuradrawing Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great god your work is amazing
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!
TigerOtter7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dey to cute to be evil! its a really pretty deep piece
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
Klara95Anderson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawl, I be an August baby
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 :)
770AnimeLuva770 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
The Dark Passenger bit reminds me of Dexter :)
Anyway, this artwork is amazing!
IvoryFunnelCake Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is buetiful. I love your work.
DawnDancer11 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
tbterra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have no idea how you do it but all of your peaces of art convey a really strong message, even if they don't say it. I am still amazed at how good you are at doing lighting. please tell all.
Poes-crow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is so true! I love how you can tell what there feeling even without explanation. Incredible.
TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just soo true! (>.<) Especially when you procrastinate on your homework! :cries:
femaleflametamer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
really cool :wow:
Azula35 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Beautiful work and description!
Fumiko-Mini Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
When looking at your first work posted and then this one, the improvement is amazing!
Dissidius Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But being honest.. I think those daek passengers are somehow cute
nero-lily Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Beautiful!!! Absolutely breathetaking!!!! And the message and...!!!!!
jojo-again Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that powerful art right there.
Your art is really amazing. The style, the coloring, but it not just your epic art. Your artwork speak in way that most artwork doesn't. it....... well it moves me.
bobby5653 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please post more
Admititiamfunny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! I love it! :D :D :D
De4thHUGS Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A M A Z I N G ♥C:
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