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She's brOKen by DestinyBlue She's brOKen by DestinyBlue
brOKen

OK? Broken? Both?

Are we strong putting on a brave face or weak covering our problems?...

I saw her on the London Underground, she was crying quietly into her hand. Her vest top it read "YOLO" the new phrase, 'You Only Live Once' apparently. I noticed the top before I saw her sad. It made me think of how many slogans and things we wear that are a front, what if our t-shirt said what we really felt...
She inspired this... I handed her a tissue as I got off next stop.

If this is you; Thank You.

Update: well that went viral XD heh, mostly without my watermark on though >.>
I love people sharing my art, but please do give credit and a link back if you do! If you see this posted without credit/watrmark you can be awesome and help by commenting on it pointing people in the right direction. Thanks! :heart: 

Peace, love and words within words,
~Blue x




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:iconrwby42:
RWBY42 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student
Your art is so amazing.
This one shot me right in the feels.
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:iconcoolkid85:
coolkid85 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh meh gosh so depressing
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:iconstormlightwing:
StormLightwing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
beautiful.
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:iconkakaider:
Kakaider Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
never broken...never give up...
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:iconkyr-kun-chan:
Kyr-kun-chan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your art Yato Smiling Icon  Every drawing tells a story and I really like that! Keep up the good work Ene (Smile) [V7] 
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lemagnificent Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
so... so depressive
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:iconnachttraenen:
Nachttraenen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
great picture helping in my todays mood
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:iconelven-magic-rules:
Elven-Magic-Rules Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your artwork, you have no idea how much it helps me personally. Thank you.
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:iconthe0rigin:
The0rigin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
don't draw on the walls just to be all hipster lolz




jk xD great work :3
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:iconfrozen-sol:
Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

I wish I had a shirt like that.

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:iconscooterdracon:
ScooterDracon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My life in a nutshell.
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:iconeonakitty:
EonaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
when it was my 10 b-day a said a pray to god saying if he could kill me i'm 12 now so i guess that was a no
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:icontechnologyfade:
TechnologyFade Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  New Deviant Student Writer
This is perfect! 

I love the style and the perspective of that...

Lucky I ain't married!
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:iconcupboards:
cupboards Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao
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:iconsainwtmnt:
sainwtmnt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow... Just wow...
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:iconvalorsrain:
ValorsRain Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  New Deviant
OMG YOUR THE ONE THAT DREW THIS. I always saw this photo on Google. Didn't ever know it was you :O
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chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope the person who inspired this saw it and it helped them in some way. 
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:iconilovenikkimaxwell:
ilovenikkimaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, me too...
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:iconplneapples:
PlNEAPPLES Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
me
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:icongillya-the-fox:
Gillya-The-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
U KNOW ME SO WELL Pearl Emote 43 
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MooTheHedgedog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love your art, you put so much emotion and thought into it.
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WildwingXD Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Whoa! I saw this piece months ago! I didn't know you were the artist! Wow, this is awesome! Your art is amazing. I have a lot of respect for you and your talent! :D (Big Grin) 
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HetalianWitch Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
This is so emotionally impressive. The way you can put so many feelings into one piece of art is so inspiring to me.
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:iconparkerdude99:
parkerdude99 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
My girlfriend is a huge fan of your work. This is awesome. So much meaning put into a single piece of art.
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Le-Papillon-57 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I is apparently a theme which is important to you :) Nice that people like you show the world (peoples) how it is whis such innocent and soft picture... Your drawings are just as friendly "Hey, wake up !" 
I love what you do :)
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katia9902 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
i love your work
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:iconlinzizbae:
Linzizbae Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student Writer
It's so meaningful, I appreciate you doing this for us, you are so kind to help others.
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ShewolfAlpha-Sam Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so meaningful, and I can relate to it.. I just wanted to say that it looks amazing and keep up the awesome work ouo
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:iconjunk-drawer21:
junk-drawer21 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
i'm new to deviant art.... and i love your work!
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:iconzowen2001:
Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2015
Not yet.👍
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GalaxiOfTheStars Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Sometimes in life it's best to put a smile on your face but not act as if anything is wrong at all. I am one who does hide my feelings. I don't cry in front of people and if I do you're lucky. I have many things that go on in my life and I keep them to myself mostly. There is probably only one person I would tell and that is my best friend. It's a horrible thing to do to yourself, to act as if nothing is wrong when inside you feel like you are dying or withering away like a flower that has lost it's beauty. Sometimes you have to cry on the inside other times you have to cry on the outside. I've learned to not care about my own feelings and that's something that not many can do and sometimes I hate how cold I can be to some people.. Not meaning to be but it's just I've been hurt way too many times and it's as if my trust has went and gone in a blink of an eye. I trust people, then they hurt me and I go back to being cold. Then I trust someone, I get hurt, and the cycle continues. I learn to cope with things and keep stuff to myself. Because you just can't trust someone for long.. they eventually break you and leave without trying to put the pieces back together. It's upsetting to think about how many people have stomped on my trust and kept breaking it into tiny fractures of what it was before... It's like a broken mirror. Every time it breaks more pieces fall off, and no matter how many times you try to put the pieces back on, they won't fit like they use to. I've been heartbroken many many times, and by guys I thought I would never lose.. but it came back and punched me in the face, just like everything always does. I sometimes want to draw out my feelings into portraits and Drawings. But I have no idea where to start. There is just so much anger, sadness, trust lost, and other stuff that I could easily put into a drawing, but where to put it? That is the question.  
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DanPoch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
I just found this again among your artwork here. It's is fitting with my life so well right now I had to share it to FB. I love the artwork you create, but even more the heart and soul that is in each piece. We so often put on a 'happy face' for what we believe to be the benefit of others, or even to protect ourselves from how we fear others might react to our vulnerabilities. But by doing so we also rob ourselves of the support, comfort and assistance we can receive from those who love us. And we also deprive those we love who are feeling the same way from being free to express how they are feeling. The expression 'misery loves company' has truth to it, not because we enjoy making others miserable when we are feeling that way, but rather due to how company can help us through the misery to show us the light waiting for us at the end. 

Thank you, with all my heart. Thank you for reminding me that every one hurts, suffers and cries at times in their lives and with support, we can all make it through our tough times. Heart 
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RainCloudsCome2Play Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Artist
ive felt this alot in the past couple of years. 
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Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to give names and is pretty good at giving names. But basically I'm trying to say she sort of looks like a Brianna to me without makeing it look like I don't even care about art piece. But really I do, it does say alot and I could easily imagine the girl's point of veiw. (P.s sorry couldn't help it. Writer instinct)
I was crying on a bench in the London underground. I was crying about my friend, she didn't die, she just moved. But without her it was sort of hard. It felt so lonely. I didn't notice a girl next to me, before she got on her train she hands me a tissue.
As the train starts off I stare at it. I realise I'm wearing my YOLO shirt.
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Just love the concept!
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:iconcalicatlinnie:
CalicatLinnie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I lovelovelove your artwork! X3
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MikkiTikki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT A CONCEPT WE HAVE HERE
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W-Rabbitt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the drawing of my feelings =_=
I love it^^
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Mokeko Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Allowed to use? (on a site people have a render image of that i just want to know to let the people who use it to know its not okay or okay)
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EdenEvergreen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Broken is not destroyed... but it still hurts.

May all who hurt like this find the healing they need. :cheerup:  
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HiddenAwaynDead Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for this picture for years since I first saw it. I could never find it. I thought it was just a figment of my imagination! I'm so happy I found this! It means so much!
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cqmoran99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi blue. I really hope you read this, as well as anyone who suffers from depression. I have, and I know how hard it is. I just turned twelve, and it's so, so hard to keep going sometimes. It's gotten to the point where I cry myself to sleep. So please, just look up The butterfly project. I've self-harmed, and I regret it every day. Please don't ruin your life. And do something for me- have an amazing day. Look up "growing up" by Macklemore. Just enjoy life.
~ Cate Heart 
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bvballtheway676 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Writer
I have depression and on the outside I am happy while on the inside I am dead
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VaniaMatulic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Touch my heart
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So creative! :3
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Niallrocksxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
I like your art. It's nice. It kind of explains how I feel.
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:iconwalue:
Walue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
she'll be OK:)
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luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I was on wattpad today and a book there caught my attention because they used this art for the cover. They called the book broken and the author is naenae246 I'm not sure if they found the art here or maybe someone else stole it, I'm not too sure. But I thought I'd let you know.
Great art by the way!
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luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never mind I read the description again so I told them that they should link back to this page:)
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LeDutchGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I'm looking at this art and realising how much it reflects in real life there are so many who say there fine when they aren't, it's really sad.
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