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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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:iconother-zone:
Other-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Needs moar fuchsia!! Lol
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:iconjoudie:
Joudie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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:iconfiriel-archer:
Firiel-Archer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Lovely. :) It feels sort of urban-fantasy, to me...
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:iconannabethlovegd:
AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ADDICTION ACCEPTED
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:iconcosmo-seedrian:
Cosmo-seedrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I love how creative this is
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:iconartist387:
artist387 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Immediate watch! This is breath taking! 
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:iconfukinq:
fukinq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I love the impact it has on the veiwers!

Very nice shading, its smooth and real.
Love the way you used a pencil and some fancy smoke to represent how addicting drawing is.
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:iconlunar-cat-x:
Lunar-Cat-X Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the exact same way about drawing.
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:iconrosy-hope-natalie:
Rosy-Hope-Natalie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love your art .:puppy happy love:. 
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:icontheonephun211:
TheOnePhun211 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
An awesome one that everybody has. ^^
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:iconchelsea-the-tomboy:
chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's quite an interesting comparison! I love the vivid but limited color palette here. The design and the idea are both very nice. 
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:iconcanislupus2002:
canislupus2002 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  New Deviant
omg thats beutieful!
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:icongamedragons246:
Gamedragons246 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true that
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:icondaboygenius:
DaBoyGenius Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is.

Smoke pencil every day~
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:icongamedragons246:
Gamedragons246 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH SNAP!! SOMEONE MAKE THIS A REMIX
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:icondaboygenius:
DaBoyGenius Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
BWEEEEEEEEEEEE
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:icongamedragons246:
Gamedragons246 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BOOOOIIIIIIIII
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:iconannabethlovegd:
AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEEESSSSSS
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:iconfaunza:
faunza Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconcatsarecutewmkm:
CatsareCuteWMKM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I just love the way you drew this!
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:iconcatsarecutewmkm:
CatsareCuteWMKM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Could someone please look/fave/comment on my work? Please.
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:iconclaw-markes:
Claw-Markes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a great concept!
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:iconmarmartota2001:
Marmartota2001 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT 
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT You done PERFECT  ART!!!X3
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:iconhyliannobody:
HylianNobody Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist
Pencils, your doing it wrong
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:iconsylverfire-lilithe:
SylverFire-Lilithe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love this!!! And it's so true too!!! ^,..,^
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:iconpjtoon75:
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Art has never been so sexy. The hell with rehab, give me some more!
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:icontheonephun211:
TheOnePhun211 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
An addiction I refuse to shake!
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:iconwingedsonar:
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   General Artist
I have no desire to draw right now. No itch, no inspiration, no withdrawal aggravation, nothing. I wonder what's wrong with me, because drawing is like breathing for me, or it was. Then again, maybe nothing's wrong if you stop getting an urge to draw? I understand you're insanely busy, but if you have a sec, any thoughts on this issue? What do you think about losing the urge to draw? Looking at a blank page, and it's suddenly just a piece of paper to you?
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:iconannabethlovegd:
AnnabethLovegd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel you, artblock sucks. But don't worry, you'll get your creativity back :)
also probably at 2 A.M. in the morning :P
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have artblock
i prescribe speedpaints
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:iconwingedsonar:
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   General Artist
Like I said, no desire, not lack of ideas, no feelings of withdrawal, so no desire to speedpaint.
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i meant watching speedpaints/ listening to music
try 'owl city'
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:iconwingedsonar:
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   General Artist
That sounds like an idea, yeah. I'll give it a try then. Thanks : )
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:iconmelodyglow:
MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im glad!
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martinsheena1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant
The writer understand better the mind of people what they want to learn through their writing therefore this article is outstanding. Thanks!!! Drug treatment delray
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:iconcoco853:
Coco853 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Drug treatment?
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:icongeekynerd42:
GeekyNerd42 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! It captures the feeling that you have when drawing ^_^
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3Fangs Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
That nicely sums up the addiction of drawing! :clap:
Love the purple, dreamlike atmosphere. :aww:
Gotta say, as addictions go--drawing has to be one of the more productive ones out there, eh? ;)
Also: Glad your friend kicked the habit. (Hope you don't kick YOURS.) ^,~
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:iconvaginajerky:
vaginajerky Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
No need for rehab for THIS addiction. Nice. :)
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:iconmushroommudkip:
mushroommudkip Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
This is so stunning
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:iconsnowstormninja24:
SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Writing is my addiction~ Meow :3
Yay for healthy addictions! :D
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:iconsilverbacksis:
SilverbackSis Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's me. I always love drawing. It's an addiction. It's like my drug. If I don't draw, I get really moody. It's something that I need in my life. It's my drug. It's my life.
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:iconizupen10:
izupen10 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This explains what i'm like in school...
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:icondemiurgikart:
DemiurgikArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with what your friend said. I'm currently working on switching onto drawing, in the end it just feels better.
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:iconaaado:
AAADO Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh wow this is 20 times better than meh:stronghug: 
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:iconlashesgem:
lashesgem Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
I agree. Its like in school i just get an itch and have to draw, i even draw with my finger so i don't have to deal with erasing the scribble in my book but its just not the same.
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MayMay159 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
I really love your work, you're an amazing artist! ^^
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:icondraiko223:
Draiko223 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing maybe an addiction, but its one I'd never try to break. :aww:
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:iconilovecackals:
Ilovecackals Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i have one two though i don't mind.
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:iconpenrosetheartist:
PenRoseTheArtist Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT IS AN ADDICTION


I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT! XD

I do it at school, at home, ANY WHERE IF I HAVE THE MATERIALS

sometimes I disrupt class because I zone out while drawing.... lol
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