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If you've ever been particularly depressed you'll be aware of how it warps your perceptions.

Suddenly the whole world is cold and bleak and hostile, it's hard to get out of bed in the morning and its even harder to do anything useful once you do. Your mind finds a way to see the worst in everything and you become blind to to the brighter side of things.

Conversely, if you've ever been really happy (and I should hope so!) you'll know how all the darkness disappears and all your fears and worries evaporate in the sunshine of optimism. Suddenly you become full of the energy to do all those things you've been meaning to, and they always prove so easy too!

Neither mindset is entirely rational, let's be honest, but there's little you can ever do about it. Our experience of the world is always viewed through the lens of our mindset, and that mindset is generally very fickle indeed.

So if you are feeling depressed right now, sit back and don't enjoy the show, you think it's crap anyway, but do be aware that sooner or later you may well be seeing things differently.
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, love this idea !
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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breerothman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi you have been featured here: fav.me/d7nwut3 :heart:
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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breerothman Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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Chihire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, this work has been featured here [link] :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woo! Cheers :)
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froggermea96 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
Your work has been featured here: [link]
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :)
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froggermea96 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
ur welcome
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AgentSun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
One of the best on dA
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much :D
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Sarkytob Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Genious piece of work - i really like it. I know this two sides of extreme feelings just to well.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SapphireShine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Pretty picture!
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love for you to join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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HugeHefner Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Holy crapstick on a crapstick! Amazing.
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RocketmanTan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depression which would be like swimming through a pool of solid shit, whereas elation (and one possible manic episode) is like swimming through pure sunshine, or something like that....

Either way, keep up the good work!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure of the artistic merits of a pool of solid shit, but I'll consider it for my next picture :P
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TheRealFroman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome Art! Great Message! :)
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Agent-HYDRA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Writer
Dang, that's amazing.
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Iolii Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
vary true !!! nice work =)
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CeeMidd Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, love the concept and the way you portrayed it :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cheers :)
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ildari0n Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
artistic! i love it..
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*bows* Thanks :)
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   General Artist
I like the piece, but the description really hammers it home. I am in a constant battle of stable and depression, oscillating back and forth between happiness on the tips of my fingers and bleak sadness. This is a great visual representation of that.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear it, I won't try and patronise ya with "cheer up"or anything like that, but I hope you make the best of it. Enjoy those good sides :hug:
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   General Artist
I try to! :la:
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ktownjeff Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Nice allegory, and your explanation is lucid and cogent. The human mind is a very freaky and not-well-understood entity.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D yeah I love psychology, I've never studied it officially but I spend a ton of time reading about it online. I'm hoping to do a few more pictures about it soon
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luminoire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
execution is done well, but your concept is amazing. this is something i can relate to very well, if only we can find some way of always remembering that the other side is right behind us...if we tried hard enough to look for it :)
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly! thanks :)
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TeslaRoxx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
simply amazing..and so true too.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Mourning-Star98 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing! So beautiful!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou
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Mourning-Star98 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome
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rexfernando Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
it looks great! I like the way you have captured the "light" and the "dark".. also the way she is self-absorbed when depressed is very well done here.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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KrazyD Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Tehehe <3 They're smiling at her. well some of them are. The others look like she passed gas in front of them. ;w; poor things.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Please, madam, this is a work of art! :P
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H0lyhandgrenade Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work man =D
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers :D
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