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Drawing's an Addiction by DestinyBlue Drawing's an Addiction by DestinyBlue
Intoxicating and overwhelming... that urge to draw.

Having never been a smoker, I've struggled to understand why someone would want to pick it up. While talking with an old friend who had started the habit again after quitting for a year, he explained it to me "It's like having you own window of time; a box which you know will be filled up only with this, nothing else, your mind can wander anywhere. You hold a small corner of the world to just yourself for those few minutes"
His words surprised me, that's just how I feel whilst drawing. It's my own little space I have to to myself, where I can let my mind wander, relieve my stress, and not worry about anything else. And believe me, if I am not able to do it I get grumpy! XD Like it's my addiction. I'd never thought of it that way before...

This is in no way an avocation of starting smoking though :P The friend has since quit again and I'm very proud of him. I think my drawing addiction will be harder to kick, so I medicate with daily doses of doodling, and new sketchbook monthly, seems to do the trick ;)

Was having some serious urges after traveling so much I could fit barely any drawing in, can you believe it's been a month since I posted there?! Gosh, thanks for sticking around, you're great guys :hug: So I drew this in remembrance for the month I gave up my addiction for ;) Not too happy with the face, but I've got to get back into practice ;)

Peace, love and healthy addictions,
~Blue x

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animators15143 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
FlyingKitten35 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It is so true! And sometimes... so is music.
This is a wonderful drawing! Very beautiful! 
xAyatsuri Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the atmosphere of this! The "smoke" is really well done and I think the expression is spot on! :iconallmyloveplz: :heart: :iconfav3dplz:
HellsPlumber Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nobody does light quite like you, DB :D
The comparison to smoking is interesting, I can kinda understand why people would do it (thought I'll never understand what draws people to it to begin with).
But not all addictions are bad! I don't think a drawing addiction has a negative impact on you and the people around you, so please don't quit! =P
the-kabuki-banshee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colors you chose! and the luminous quality of some of the lights is handled very well :D
happylines Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
love the concept. you captured the sentiment very well.
Hermit9081 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to think it's an addiction worth having.
KawaiiCookieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here.
TheOddEmu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
snowtheicewolf101 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Artist
UR DRAWINGS ARE TO BEAUTIFUL FOR ME -faints with big sparking eyes-
audpim Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG i understand that urge im like in a resteraunt and i ask the waitor or waitress for his or her pen and paper and i draw then i give it to the resteraunt after im done i always tell them '' Keep that that's going to be worth big money some day " but i self pleasure draw more than being request to draw 
AmbitionDFined Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really like your style of digital painting. I want to say something other than I just love it but it's very beautiful in a way I can't describe well... But what you say about drawing and illustration here, it really hits the mark. I've always liked to draw but I never reallu used it to flex my creative muscle until the recent few years, and it is such a cathartic escape, that now I think my life really would be incomplete if I wasn't able to do it. Please keep up the good work, because your art really is excellent and I hope you go far with it. :)
Binxx763 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
You know what? You've made me realize something. Im not expressing my feelings by painting/drawing. I can't play with painting. I'm so afraid I'll mess up the painting, that I don't experiment with it. Maybe it's because one time I've drawn, I think, my most beautiful digital painting and destroyed it by clicking a few options (and I couldn't undo it). I cried after that, it meant a lot for me. I think maybe this is my drawing trauma (however stupid it sounds). I want to draw perfectly and don't allow myself to draw half-perfectly. I'm a total perfectionist when it comes to drawing/painting. Maybe that's why I don't like painting with watercolour paints, I don't know how and everytime I try, it turns out just horrible ;-;

People say I've got talent but if I can't express my feelings by drawing, and I do it mechanically, and when sometimes I'm feeling so self-consious... I shouldn't be so afraid of doing it wrong...

What I'm trying to say is I would be really, really happy if you could explain it to me. How you started, how your style's changed through time - from anime to more realistic, yet not realistic. How do you feel while drawing.

PleasePikachu Crying Plz 
4nittie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
The difference in addiction is that your's will grow your soul! Heart 
AMYRoseDarkLightDOLL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
i love it *-* you've got all my attention now omg!! GREAT JOB! *O*
canttel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
thats so true! its so addicting. drawing is liiiiiiiiiiife
Mabelbird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is this certain drug in the cigarette that goes straight to the brain and brainwashes it to believe its good for you.
QQI25 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool!
KalineCat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Red Link Luv 
EmilChan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Artimist - wow / amazing / so cute (Emoticon) 
MikaylaDeVill Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that is just so true for me and lots of others around the world.Fella Kiss (Love) 
ReinaHart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I dont have words for this. It is so creative!!
Rippling-waves Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
You just can't ever have enough of that pleasure
TomboyTheKitty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
true, drawing is one of my drugs :)
juliabubik Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ArtSamuraii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My addiction is pretty serious. I hands actually start shaking and twitching if i can't draw so i started making Sketchbooks(I sell the extras) so I always have something to draw in.
Imaginer-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I get draw... Always must have paper and pencil XD
TomboyTheKitty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
same :P
MariahKeepsCool Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, you're pictures are really cool
Makerra-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nice one! ^_^
WhiteFireFlies Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I always wondered the same thing about smokers and so, thank for sharing that and I know what you mean. It's hard for me to stop work on a picture once I start.
Laura-Loup Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"It's like having you own window of time; a box which you know will be filled up only with this, nothing else, your mind can wander anywhere. You hold a small corner of the world to just yourself for those few minutes"

I love it. Thank you.
Pink-Doodlr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drawing is the best addiction ever :D
BlossomBonYumYum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so true for me. I always get this urge to draw or doodle, especially during class :P
JohanneHeboe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel that too sometimes!!!
nadiasaurusrex Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
oooommmgg this is aaawesome :o very well done!

CelticKawaii Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is very true for me.
Now drawing well is a bit different...:giggle:
littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
foxIing Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, Drawing is better than any drug. More beautiful and personal than any other addiction. Healthier, too. If anyone's going to die from drawing, It'll be me.
deeclear Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is powerful. If you had one like this with the flow coming out of the head instead it would be exactly what it feels like when writing something that becomes an obsession for the writer. I feel like that sometimes when I have something in my head and I can't quite put it to words. 
Lissastar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
exquisite 1st test icon - pervy Lari 
JonarthMang Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work :happybounce: 

lunatic0-0 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I really love your artwork. So vivid, it glows with color and allures my eyes.
CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So true :D
I always need to draw or sketch something or I feel kinda...unsatisfied
WitchofTales Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

You always have such original and beautiful ideas! :)

I also have a drawing addiction. xD

DarkPhoenix975 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how your pictures appear to glow. Nice colr technique.
TommyhHappy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
girl! stop eat the color pencils. its not food! you are big enough to know that!
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
FINALLY! i am not alone,im not the only one! Drawing,for me is sort of something i was born with. when i was younger i'd draw my little stories and it was like i was watching a movie,only i was the one to decide what would happen,it felt good to do it,and so that was the start of my journey into the world of art....when i was 12 i had gotten way into manga and comics,but way more for manga considering i didnt care how cheesy they were,it was just the art,and when i was 13 thats when i had started to notice and critisize what i read,when i had begun to see fatal flaws in unsuccessful comics and manga, and many nasty cliche's. in all classes,in every grade,in every school ive gone too , in church, i would draw,draw,draw. people would bug me for it but i was fresh out of fucks for anyone who wanted their petty penny worth opinions said.and my teachers would pester me to do my work and pay attention and answer the questions they threw out to fish for students who hadnt given any shit. ididnt care about what anyone said about me.which is the best thing about drawing...iturned me into the calm,cool,confident and mature guy i am today. any who...  i can relate to you, i know how you feel. but dont just need to learn how to multi task and learn some moderation.p.s love picture.especially the glowy blue eyes thing.
JoyHeartsArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Possibly one of your most relatable draws. I completely understand too. Its something you cant control, something that you yearn for more and more of. You cant stop. And frankly you dont want to. I understand you also about not being able to draw for a while. It happens. Some times you are just to caught up in something else, and you might not have time. Or if you are not able to do it. Like if you dropped your notebook full of sketches while you were walking out the door for a week long vacation in a different state or country or something. Some times you cant get on the computer or tablet to draw if it isnt charged, or broken, or someone else took it or is using it or something. And then when you finally are able to get back to a peice of artwork you have lost your inspiration. Your mind has a blank and it cant think because its been so long without being able to do art --its addiction. Sometimes too, you have this most amazing idea, but you cant remember how to draw it. Like a lot of times when im drawing someone, i just cant get the head shape right and it takes me a million tries. I get it. And this icture perfectly relays that. It shows true heart. The colors fit awesomely, and i love the image. The swirls as if it was a cigar look just wow. You can tell too, by the look on her face that she loves it, and she cant stop. Its an addiction. I love this drawing so much. Its simply amazing. Awesome work once again Destiny Blue, I love it!!  Heart 
Cozzbug Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I want to say thank you so much for drawing this, never has a picture really related so closely to how I feel about drawing and art in general. I'm a student and I draw every day during my classes and every day I'm yelled at by teachers to stop drawing and pay attention and do my homework. But what they don't understand is that I can't stop, I can't concentrate when I'm not drawing and I wouldn't stop even if I could. Thank you, I love the messages you put into your art and it's just so beautiful. 
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