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I'm fine by DestinyBlue I'm fine by DestinyBlue
This. This. This and This again.

Story of my life at the moment. Not because I don't want to talk, because I can't. Some things you have to go through alone. My piece Paint your Wings by DestinyBlue was also inspired by my situation, though there is more hope in that image... things have got tougher recently. I am very lucky to have some very close friends I can confide in including my beautiful Moogle :) I appreciate and am so thankful for them. Sorry I can't share more online...

Its such at odds with my personality. I'm an eternal optimist. Anyone who knows me or has met me at a convention knows I love to laugh and it takes a lot to get me down, unfortunately this is. Well, its inspiration at least :)

One day I'll be able to tell everyone everything's not fine, but for now,

I'm fine.

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Edit: Wow, so many people doing this now it's almost a meme!
Yes, I am the original artist, and no, I didn't copy anything else. I know there's loads like this around now but there certainly wasn't when I drew this :)
I love that so many people were inspired, and there's certainly room aboard my bandwagon for everyone ;)
If you use this as inspiration please credit me, then I can put you in my special favorite folder:…

Last Piece by DestinyBlue She's brOKen by DestinyBlue Broken Window to the Soul by DestinyBlue If tears left scars... by DestinyBlue Smile... by DestinyBlue :icondestinyblue:
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HarmonyWind Featured By Owner 2 days ago
That is me towards everyone around me. I just don't want anyone to get dragged into my problems and worry about me. I lie every time I say "I'm fine." When really I am not fine. It hurts me to lie to them, but it's for the best.
DaughterOfMaat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
This is pretty yet sad.
dollupchan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member
Used for some practice <33…
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how I feel about trying to be a good person, but I keep feeling like I am a bad person. :(
fanartj Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Heartwrenching. Petting is sensual! Grr.  Very nice work.
redkneesocks Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Interesting idea! Nice drawing! :)
KenKimaru Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this artwork. Because this shows exactly what I am feeling right now...and everyday of my life.
AKMD11 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I really love this, because it relates how I hide my true feelings sometime.
Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   General Artist
I've been there, where you just put on a brave face to try and get through the shit life throws at you, were people don't understand and you just let them think you're fine or they assume you're fine. Yet you're broken inside.
Ashana-Correlli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
This.  Just this.  Hope things are so much better for you now.
DuelBladedAdventurer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe this is very relatable and it's very beautiful...wonderful.
NightShadow154 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I can relate to this so much that I'm rendered speechless. Great work.
cookieloveroverhere Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
this is so sad but really great :D i love your style i am looking at your gallary and it looks so amazing :O thanks for your amazingness :D
JippieKaJee Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Holy shit.I'm gonna try to be a bit softer since I don't know your situation and you're art can be truly nice and skilled,and I don't want to hammer you on that.Your art Is adorable yet you also are experienced with some different style(s).

But I just don't get this context,and I don't get why people always make this kind of thing as If to express their emotions through some simple,over-used message done by some simple,over-used  method of visual narration.

I have nothing personally against you and I have no Idea what your current situation Is,but without being too much of a dick and just trying to tell you something because of the art you made with this context : Atleast make something that makes me think :"Damn,that's some emotion."

Shit do I know If you are doing this kind of thing for yourself or for the rest of the world,there are people that do and even If you wouldtell me you're just doing It for yourself and no one else,I still wouldn't exactly know If you would be telling me the truth or not,since nothing can truly even give me a hint with this art.

You don't need to change for me,If you were,you should do It for yourself.But I am In no state of supporting these kind of pieces because wether It's anime or some unfancy photoshop photo done by a lot of angsty teenagers and young-adults,they're almost all really shallow.If you truly only had a paper mouth,then how come you're crying since that would wet It (I'm just saying this objectively,nothing figurally).

Again I don't hate you,and I am sorry If I do come over as a dick but this kind of stuff truly Is nothing praise worthy In my opinion.People who make this crap are again,angsty teenagers who go to deviantart to make dumb art about how people In the "lame,real" world don't know anything about the Internet or go to tumblr to whine about how uncultural people there age are and how dumb and unworthy their schools/societies are (These sites are just examples,but It really happens a lot.These sites both can have good things,though).

I've been like that : Talk bad shit about my oh so terrible life just to make myself different from all these other teenagers while I honestly was at the same time just as worse like them (If they even were) for thinking that way.

You know what,summary :"If you are going to make art to explain your emotional complexed situation or life and you really just need to "draw" It out,or any creative activity that will help you just bring out your word and let people know that some things are "not okay",atleast make It better then just some piece of note paper In front of a girl's mouth with a smiley on It to reference to a masquerade of hidding your true feelings.It's been done before,you could just as easily upload that kind of stuff here,link to the person who made It and you're done.

I know I sound like a dick.In more of my comments,I do.Why?First,this Is Deviantart and there truly Is some dumb art here that Is accepted by everyone because everyone wants to support each other.But supporting each other Into the wrong way Isn't that much of a good thing.Being nice Is something different from that.

So,I'm sorry for that.I'm sorry for sounding like a dick,even though I mean the words I wrote.I am not nitpicking on you,I just wish for rather you to know that because you are one of those people that makes things look nice In your work and I just wish to give some feedback differently from "oh so cute" or "I understand you,this,you're strong".Those comments are Innocent,but they are here so much that I wonder when someone will give good feedback for someone to actually GROW In their work.

Again,sorry,but please try to understand what I'm trying to say here.I don't hate you,I really don't.Your art Is,once again saying It,really nice and has It's own kind of flare.

Goodluck In future work!
BITE-ME-UNIVERSE Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Thank you for making these. This helps a lot.
RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
is that time lord for "not okay at all?"
because i'm fine, too.
parrygripplover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dogman0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
...pain is how we know we are still alive, it also gives us a measure to compare the joys of life. I hope that you have found joy, and if you haven't yet, that you keep trying. Have a good day, and enjoy a laugh or two.
Candie-The-Fluffy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2014  Student General Artist
your artwork captures my pain perfectly… its nice to have someone that understands.
someguy1294 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
OH GOD MY FEELZ.  WHY!?  The pain... the paaaaaaaiiiinn!!!!
StreakyTheTiger Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
wow... I know the feeling... I hope everything turns out ok... your pictures are amazing. Keep it up. :)
themysticalmediator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Still love your work; writing about this one and "BrOKen" for a college essay on a piece of art that unsettled me. :) Even in a world where vulnerability is not always accepted or valued, there is nothing like real, raw emotion and no one can deny it. Sometimes in the midst of so much pretense a bit of honesty and reality is just what the world needs.
LittlePrincess28 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
They only see the smile not the tears we hide... you are a very good drawer 
Vanilluxe92 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Such a expressising cute drawing...
danodamano333 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work.
DestinyHope91 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like your work so much. I think you have an amazing talent 
marionbrook Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
you have improoved sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! had you re-draw this? i'd love to see it! (:
kellyclemmie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I feel like I've connected with that piece - I'm fine. Your work is fab
h0rs3s101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yup. that's me.

It's a beautiful drawing.
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mangojango16 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder why other people's happiness mean more than their own. It's almost like an instinctive reaction. 

*Person crying* 

"Hey, are you okay?" 

*Slow nod* 

"I'm fine." 
grassbladesworms Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am exactly this! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. I mean, I knew I wasn't, but no one's been showing it much. Or have I just not been looking hard? :shrug:
DancesWith0wlz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a selfie like this once. I thought it was a good idea to put a smiley on a post it and put it on while you cry. Kinda made me laugh because I felt ridiculous.
LuccianaLoL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Artist
I adore your art! I hope things will get better for you Heart 
Intella Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your art. 
It's just so beautiful. (Kinda like what i want my types of drawings to be like, Although not in a hundered years will it look like yours xD)
Annndroid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
This is me every single day. I hope you're fine now
SageMist23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Exactly as I feel these days, thank you for the art. 
chichichichipndale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cheer up, moeblob.
lazkopat24 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's feel time !!!
LaxusIsTooHot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Beautiful
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I hope things got better for you eventually. I know how hard it can be sometimes.
WaffooI Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
.:Vent:. Oh im fine by WaffooI  did something 'inspired' of this i guess.. :T
DRAGONZZZZ4lyf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your drawings are beautiful, I just love them. So much emotion. :hug: :heart:
CrocodileKickingBear Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Been there done that. I just sat quietly in the corner uttering not a word as everything I knew fell apart around me, between the problems at home and the...."Ill Treatment" by the other students I wasn't doing fine at all; but had to keep up my game-face you know.
Where I was at, if you caved people would take that moment of weakness and squeeze every once of misery over your head while kicking you in the nuts for being a "Crybaby". My only friend was my dog really, and when we had to give her up I was completely and utterly alone. Things happened after that, but let's not go into that because that incident just about landed me in prison...

The point is I understand the feeling and know that you're never alone...things will look brighter sometime in the future I promise.

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT-all of that aside! You're gallery is so full of eye-candy colors! Not to mention a good number of touching pieces and a good bout of humor here and there..keep up the good work!
Lil-Miss-Scribble Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi DestinyBlue,

I really love your work, and I probably just sound like one of those other fans out there but this particular drawing... I mean, almost everything I am going through here, simplified in one single picture, it just touched me. I knew I wasn't the only one out there and there had to be someone who can understand me... Anyway, I wanted to let you know how much I love this picture, so I tried my best-est to draw one dedicated to this drawing. It is not the best thing ever but I tried my hardest and I can say it's the best one I have so far. It would mean everything to me if you come check it out, I did it all for you and everyone else out there who feels the same. I will try not to make this too long but I just want to let you know, I was inspired to start drawing again after I had abandoned it a long time ago, and it is all because of you.
Well, here it is, I really hope you like it... Please [LINK]
bromanfourman Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would u lime a hug?
thefournationsplus1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Filmographer
i feel the same way. but i learned not to just put on a brave face and tolerate it, let whoever know they hurt you, and that it hurts. 
im timid and shy, and i have a creative mind and im different.

being different is amazing. I'm not settling for the routine future. im drawing and expressing, and fangirling 5 ever!
MarcusDLP Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I like this. It has so many levels for being such a seemingly simple illustration. Well done.
bruce-boss Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, your pieces are so moving and yet some are fun and playful, wish i could be like u ;) keep it up!
juriTanaka Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you're not fine. I can see it clearly. Come on my friend tell me what's happened to you. Let me hug you.
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