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If tears left scars... by DestinyBlue If tears left scars... by DestinyBlue

It would be hard to hide behind a smile...


Most of time time no one sees you cry, you can wipe the tears away and carry on like you're fine. Just wondered what it would be like if tears left physical scars on you. Awful I suppose, as then everyone would know... but perhaps then you might get the support you needed. What would you do if you saw this girl...?
I imagine sad tear scars would fade over time, and happy tears would restore the skin like new :)

Yep, another piece of mine about what we show and what we hide. Things are much better for me now thanks, although what I've gone through has given me new perspectives I'm keen to get out of me and into my art. Hope this one isn't to dark or sad a drawing, just a concept I wanted to express :) Explored a bit more shading with an anime style face, similar to my Last Piece by DestinyBlue piece; was very fun to colour, think I probably need to push shadows deeper and loosen up without being scruffy XD


Peace, love and inner strength,
~Blue x




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:iconmaxschnell1:
MaxSchnell1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Tears do leave scars, just not the way we think. Very beautiful and emotional :)
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:iconwizzle13:
wizzle13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly same
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:iconsimplyserg:
SimplySerg Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Wow terrific work 👍🏽👍🏽
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:iconexquisite-rain:
Exquisite-Rain Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they were, my entire cheeks would be one huge scar.
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:iconderbykat101:
DerbyKat101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i think it's BEAUTIFUL
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:iconbeautimousness:
Beautimousness Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
That's healthy.
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:iconfmageek77:
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
In real life, tears do leave scars, where no-one can see them of course. I'm not being metaphorical. I do a lot of crying and it's so bad, the insides of my eyelids sting, they have grown raw. But don't pity me, I am an emotional wreck and frankly, having these scars means I have survived through more than the person you see on the street.
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:iconbeautimousness:
Beautimousness Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Same... -n-
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:iconfmageek77:
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Don't frown, it just means your stronger. :)
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:iconfrozen-sol:
Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

My tears are usually dry. When I feel sad I don’t cry however much I want to. Sometimes I think that means I’m not sad enough and that makes me feel worse. Because I want to cry even if no one else sees it.

Apart from a particularly sad moment, the only time I’m really brought to tears is when listening to certain music. It’s not pop or nostalgia; actually it’s more gentle and soulful. Does that seem typical? Still, it’s my own special world that I treasure.

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:iconvmrl:
VMRL Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
If tears left scars...

My face would be so, so full of them I could not even see anymore. 

That was depressing, but it is sort of true. 
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DLjiggles Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since I am a heartless ass, I would only have one scar and it would be the one that left my eye when I was born, or else I would not be able to breathe
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:iconvmrl:
VMRL Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Oh...I´m sorry. 
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:iconderbykat101:
DerbyKat101 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sadly, same here. XD
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:iconvmrl:
VMRL Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it sounds sad, but during our life almost all of us cry a lot. Hmm...If we actually made a pool of them, it would be pretty big for so little tears each time. 
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:iconharissa213:
harissa213 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art , please teach me draw ! LarryGirl Icon! 
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MAJESTIC-MELON Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stop lol
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:iconfreezingkaiju:
FreezingKaiju Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, after the Penuts movie, my face would be entirely scar tissue from the tears of happiness.
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:iconpizzajunky33:
Pizzajunky33 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Wanna know what also gets you support? Telling parents who love and care about you. OH WAIT! Parents are evil.
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:iconsmudgearts:
SmudgeArts Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
agreed ~ !
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:iconfreezingkaiju:
FreezingKaiju Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Does everyone else on earth have shitty parents? That's the impression I'm getting anyway.
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:iconpizzajunky33:
Pizzajunky33 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
My comment is sarcastic, as many teens in first world countries getting endless supplies of expensive emo shit, as well as good care from their parents hate them and choose to think they have "tough problems."
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:iconfmageek77:
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Not all parents are like that. I have the shittiest parent (mom) ever, and a really good dad, and not everybody in developed countries can afford "emo-shit", like me. Just be more careful with your words, in case you have to swallow them.
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:iconfreezingkaiju:
FreezingKaiju Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Okay. I hate those people.
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:iconkillerghost561:
killerghost561 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is beautiful and means so much to me. I have been following you (not stalking :)) you for a long time. The way your drawings speak to people and bring out their emotions is amazing. I hope that your art can be found by amaxing people who can help you spread the amazing tenderness to everyone!
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vediis Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
someone copied this concept and won a Scholastics Gold Key. www.schack.org/student-awards-…
Artist: Megan Meadows
Title: If Tears Left Scars
Grade: 8 School: Brier Terrace Middle School
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:icondemxn-cyborg:
demxn-cyborg Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  New Deviant
heyyy a concept does not necessarily belong to one and only one person
if we could sue for every stolen idea, then a lot of hollywood, shops, advertising agencies and even fellow artists will be doomed
i think megan did a p good job in her artwork actually! while concepts are same, she at least didnt steal the artwork completely )
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:iconvediis:
vediis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true - coming up with an "original" idea is actually quite hard.
However, Megan's entry was barely a variation on the original concept, and as Scholastics winners tend not to win based on not only skill, but originality of the concept itself, I believe it's unfair to other competitors as she did not come up with it herself.
There was an incident a few years ago when a national Scholastic's winner had their title and prizes revoked for copying a conceptual piece from another artist on dA - A statement on the selfishness of humankind, with a woman holding a dead bird with stolen wings attached to her back. While the competitor didn't trace, the concept was obviously stolen as they made no effort to alter the original concept.
Megan's entry demonstrates enough skill and variation that I believe she should not have the award revoked, but I do not believe she deserved it either.
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demxn-cyborg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  New Deviant
ahh true, you have a point there because yeah in the end theres a fine line between being inspired and copying a concept ''
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:iconvediis:
vediis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah ;P thanks, you put what i was trying to say in actual words.
also, ONE PUNCH MAN MMMmmmMMmmm genos is my fave
i'm not much for RPing but i really like your page :0
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demxn-cyborg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  New Deviant
ay it's no problem uwu

ahh the most problematic fave tbh
but thanks yo <3 )
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Wolfrage76 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
I try to help her ta de best of my abilities or try ta get ta find professional help in order ta assist her. But when I see dis picture, It makes ya feel de urge ta find the bastard(s) and grind 'em into lumps of broken bone and torn up flesh.
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Pingurules Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
If tears left scars I would be dead at age 7.
If I survived, I would die age 10.
If I survived that I would die age 12.
And if the planets align and I actually manage to survive that I would die age 13.
My problems are a bit too concentrated, and I'm barely living on.
But there's more to life than what you think.
Generic advice is good advice: Think of something you like and do it. Do it until you calm down (unless it's physical harm) and then get rest. Then when it's a new day, attempt to deal with your problems.
I'm bad at words, so I'm really sorry to those who are offended with what I say.. I didn't mean it, I'm bad at words but would like to help. Thank you.
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sarah718b Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student General Artist
If this was true, my face would be so ruined, but at least then people would be able to see that something was wrong...
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:iconmoonspiritthewolf:
MoonSpiritTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If tears lefts scars, my face would be ruined, completely ruined...
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sketchy-rainbow3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if tears left scars... i'll probably already be ded u ded by now
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Gincatz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Agreed
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ApplinaCay Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.
Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or im sorry
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FlamingDildo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll wait for Monday to smoke with her
smoke weed everyday (Snoop Dogg) 
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:iconapplinacay:
ApplinaCay Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student
haha 
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:iconstar-candy-catxx:
Star-candy-catxx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
. Not true.
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:iconapplinacay:
ApplinaCay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student
lol i know
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:iconstar-candy-catxx:
Star-candy-catxx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Then why'd you post your annoying little chain mail in here?
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:iconapplinacay:
ApplinaCay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student
Because I didn't know what else to draw, Gosh
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:iconstar-candy-catxx:
Star-candy-catxx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Draw"

What are you, 11?
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:iconapplinacay:
ApplinaCay Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student
no I'm 13
gosh
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:iconstar-candy-catxx:
Star-candy-catxx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
If you're thirteen, why would you post that?
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Niaboctruk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
I've actually been a few of these girls. I first noticed your awesome talent when I seen: "Sew Closed My Soul". Then: "If Tears Left Scars". I've lived most of my life like her. So, I really identify with her, also. During a difficult time in my life, I was accused of being "toxic & negative"; like your TOXIC artwork (for no longer hiding things, and speaking out). Your artwork really touches my heart. Keep up the great work! You're touching peoples' lives more than you could ever know!!!
 P.S. Is it okay if I use a few of these pics on my twitter/facebook pages headers/profile pics? I promise to link them back to you!
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DestinyBlue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional
Thanks so much for your encouraging comment, it's amazing to hear my artwork touches your heart :heart:
Please do feel free to post them on your social media with a link back to me :)
💙
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