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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 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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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
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
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