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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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:icontheresa-maria-falcon:
Theresa-Maria-Falcon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student General Artist
I know what's this feeling :') i can't draw at least 5 times a day i think...
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:iconqwen2018:
Qwen2018 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
That's cool 
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:icona1exanderart:
A1exanderArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Crazy good idea and execution!
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:iconwhovianboomer:
WhovianBoomer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
i know addiction well. unfortunately it is not a healthy one. either way the description is perfect. and the art is mind blowing.
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:iconmeadowlark555:
Meadowlark555 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is me and my friend, in a heartbeat.  

#ArtLovers
#BFF 
#AWESOMENESS
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:icongingytoast:
gingytoast Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  New Deviant
Cuz its cute
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:iconagarc123654:
agarc123654 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHH Your colors are amazing!
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:iconebonicade:
Ebonicade Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful!! Smart approach and perspective on art 💭
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:iconiiblueaurora:
iiBlueAurora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
That moment when you felt a urge to draw, but at same time you have got an art block ..

aaaaAAAAAAAAAAA-
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Aeophex Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Artist
How is it that you get better and better? lol Very impressive work. I wonder why smoke coming from the pencil only connecting to one eye. Is it saying that once you start having those creative juices flowing you start seeing almost everything as a inspiration to keep bringing up that habit? Sorry, for over analyzing. :P
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Ayamoon10 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Whhooooaaaa so cool!!!!!!
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SamanBrosefineIzzle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Agreed. XD
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TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! :clap:
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:iconinsanityworksforme:
InsanityWorksforme Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student General Artist
This. . . . is  . . . so. . . . true.
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
cool
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:iconwolf-regis:
Wolf-Regis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Do you use a special program to draw or by hand?
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boxingglovehands Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a picture, and a great one, the addicted to art theme is as great to enjoy, as the habit i'm not keen on which you mention in your description, smoking, it's quite the opposite opinion in my case, at least it looks like you drew a very good picture, i like this addiction the most. (more than cigarettes, if you know what i mean.) :)
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CaptainHook33 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this so much, both content, subject matter, and composition/placement of color
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:iconuniqorn91:
Uniqorn91 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work at always, love it! I totally understand! Drawing is like weed to me, it relieves me of my stress and rarely do I every have a day in which I'm not drawing. Art is like the air I breathe, it's my utopia, my place of solace, clarity, and where I can unleash my imagination without rules or boundaries. Highly addictive and hard to quit. Nicely done.
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goblinbandit Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  New Deviant
this is amazing and very inspiring 😊
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:iconyumiechizuru:
YumieChizuru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist
I love! *^*
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:icontuasna:
tuasna Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
mind blowing..:)))))
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CalicatLinnie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. Drawing is addicting!
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:iconmoonrises:
MoonRises Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Great job on this .:D (Big Grin) Nod Heart 
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Toxic--Ink Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you think you could post some of your doodles and sketches? i know, i hate people looking through my sketchbooks but i think heaps people ( and me ) would love to see some 
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Joey-GB-316 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
TRUUUUUUUUEEEEE
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Michi-chan-desu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Wow :O :D
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:iconother-zone:
Other-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Needs moar fuchsia!! Lol
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:iconjoudie:
Joudie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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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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Cosmo-seedrian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I love how creative this is
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artist387 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Immediate watch! This is breath taking! 
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fukinq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  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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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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TheOnePhun211 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
An awesome one that everybody has. ^^
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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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canislupus2002 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
omg thats beutieful!
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:icongamedragons246:
Gamedragons246 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true that
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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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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  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous!
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:iconcatsarecutewmkm:
CatsareCuteWMKM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I just love the way you drew this!
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:iconcatsarecutewmkm:
CatsareCuteWMKM Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Could someone please look/fave/comment on my work? Please.
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Claw-Markes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a great concept!
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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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